Country Estates for sale in Casares Coast, Casares
This beautiful 7-bedroom Spanish country ‘Cortijo’ is built in a traditional Andalucian style and quite simply possesses authentic southern rural Spanish charm by the bucket load.
Recently re-decorated and fully-furnished in a tradional style in keeping with the property, the Cortijo enjoys an elevated and rather privileged hillside position high above Spain’s Costa del Sol just 10 minutes by car to the beach, shops, bars, restaurants, schools, sports facilities, services and amenities of the coastal town of Estepona.
As such, it’s ideal for those seeking a slice of quiet, rural living within easy reach of civilisation.
The property is accessed from the main coast to Casares mountain road by its own private asphalted driveway which winds up the hillside (from which the views of the Finca Courtesin golf course and the Mediterranean coastline below are simply spectacular, by the way) through a set of entrance gates to a gravelled area immediately to the north of the house.
Here, there’s plenty of parking space for several vehicles by the main gates to the Cortijo.
Step through these gates and you find yourself in a large square courtyard so typical of Andalucian properties of this kind.
This outer courtyard features 2 carports capable of housing 4 or 5 large vehicles, plus a tool room, a room for housing equestrian equipment and an imposing set of double wooden doors which lead in to the inner courtyard of this extraordinary property.
This cobbled inner courtyard is undoubtedly the focal point of the property and provides various access points to the house itself.
On the western side of the courtyard, a covered porch has a spacious exterior living/relax area plus an al fresco dining area positioned either side of a double doorway which leads in to the ‘west wing’ of the house.
Accessing the house via this doorway, you find yourself in a long living/dining room area replete with a sizeable fireplace.
Turn right and you enter a separate and more formal dining room, again with its own fireplace.
From here, there’s a connecting door through to a very grand kitchen indeed.
The kitchen, much like the rest of the house, is blessed with numerous ‘picture’ windows – which, throughout the property, come with wooden shutters and stylish green blinds – guaranteeing plenty of that life affirming Andalucian daylight is present even of the most inclement of weather.
(For those with green fingers keen on a spot of self-sufficiency will be delighted to learn the property comes with its own kitchen garden, capable of producing quite a volume of indigenous and delicious vegetables pretty much all year round.)
Conveniently located next to the kitchen is a 1-bedroom staff apartment which comes with its own bathroom.
The west wing of the property also provides access out to a covered terrace where an outdoor living area can be found and an uncovered terrace area with another exterior dining area.
A lawn leads from here over to the property’s large swimming pool featuring a terracotta border.
Although there are other properties within the vicinity some 300-400 metres away, the tall mature trees all around the garden mean you are completely hidden away and not at all overlooked.
And so back inside to the south wing of the property, which is not only home to a second living area and fireplace, but also a guest bathroom and the first of the property’s main bedrooms, which comes with its own fireplace and is located next to a walk-in dresser and a cavernous marble bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath.
The upper floor is serviced by 2 separate sets of stairs at either end of the south wing.
These stairs lead up to a hallway which spans the length of the south wing and provides access to 3 further bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The views south across the garden, the rolling hillside and the Finca Courtesin golf resort to the sea from the windows on this floor, and indeed the views north across the inner courtyard to the mountains beyond are almost worth the asking price of this property alone.
Heading back down to the ground floor, the northern corner of the house features 2 further large double-height ceilinged bedrooms which share a bath/shower room and a dresser.
And finally, the built area of the house is completed by an equestrian area boasting 7 stables and a courtyard for horses located next to a lemon and orange tree grove.
This property comes with both an existing mains water and electricity supply and has a 5,000m3 gas storage tank used for heating water.
Additionally, there are 3 separate water wells, and 2 water deposit tanks of some 10,000 and 40,000 litre capacity respectively.
As if that weren’t enough, the land to the west of the house also features a small lake, which is currently home to several ducks but could easily be used for land irrigation purposes.
- 7 bedrooms
- Staff quarters
- 7 horse stables
- Swimming pool
- 3 water wells
- 2 water storage tanks
- Gas storage tank
- Various fireplaces
- Private lake
- Mature gardens