Country Villas for sale in Casares Montaña, Casares
This beautiful Andalucian country property is set in a wonderfully secluded valley just 15 minutes by car from the coastal town of Estepona on Spain’s Costa del Sol.
With the original building dating back to the 1830’s, the property was extensively renovated by the current owners in 2008 bringing it up to a high modern standard, without losing any of its authentic rural charm.
Covering some 30.000m2 of land all told with a mountain stream running through its heart, the property is accessed from the main coast-to-Casares road via a dirt track that winds its way down a tree-lined mountainside into a lush, green and remarkably private valley.
The track ends just outside the house, where there’s enough space for a number vehicles to park.
The first thing you notice about this property is the absolute peace and quiet – there’s literally nothing to hear but the sound of the wind in the trees and a symphony of birdsong.
You could be miles off the beaten track in deepest rural Andalucia, and yet the shops, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, schools, sports and entertainment facilities and indeed all the other first class amenities Estepona and the Costa del Sol have to offer are just over the mountainside, 15 minutes away by car.
A set of rugged stone steps leads down from the parking area to a stone pathway that runs around the house, which is built across 2 storeys and features original sun-dried terracotta floors throughout.
The ground level of the main house comprises of a large country-style kitchen with a high vaulted wooden-beamed ceiling and a dining area, a living room with its own fireplace – the chimney of which provides enough heat even for the upper level rooms – plus a bathroom and a double bedroom.
This bedroom provides access out to a south-facing terrace, which in turn leads out to the property’s main garden area.
Also accessible from this terrace (and indeed from both the living room and kitchen) is a gorgeous naturally covered terrace and courtyard area that offers plenty of room for al fresco dining/relaxing.
A separate building adjoining this terrace has been converted into an additional guest bedroom replete with its own fireplace.
The upper level of the main house comprises of 2 further large bedrooms both with vaulted wooden ceilings, plus a bathroom and an upper south-facing terrace which is the ideal spot for soaking up a little of that life-affirming Andalucian sunshine.
The views from here across the fields and on down the valley towards the sea are quite simply priceless.
The lawns and garden immediately surrounding the house have clearly been carefully maintained over the years and yet possess a distinctly wild charm in perfectly in tune with the house’s environment.
A pair of bridges at either end of the house lead across the mountain stream that runs through the property to the rest of the land, where there’s both open fields ideal for keeping horses and steep mountainside ideal for cultivating a kitchen garden or for keeping other animals.
The property is completed by a large private swimming pool and has both mains water and electricity supplies with 2 additional water wells and a water deposit tank.
This house would suit ideally those seeking an idyllic refuge away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, whilst being within easy striking distance of local amenities.
- 4 bedrooms (inc. separate guest bedroom building)
- 4 × 8 Swimming pool
- 2 x water wells
- Water deposit
- Auto sprinkler/drip system for lawn and garden
- Satellite TV
- Phone connection