8611 sqft (800 sqm)
28000.0 sqm (301389.2 sqft)
One of the most stunning and spectacular house in all Spain, it is located in a totally private valley surrounded by the richly forested hillsides of its 28.000sqm countryside estate. This palatial property is located at 14 kilometres north of Ronda, Hemingway's favourite city in Spain, with its famous bridge and bullring, reputedly the oldest in the country. The villa designes and built to the exacting specifacations of its American owner 10 years ago, it is a complete reflection of thir exemplary good taste and very grand, lavish style. Almost 800sqm of built space. One enters to a richly planted serene Andaluz courtyard, a tranquil fish pond at its centre, sitting areas here and there. A beautifully hallway runs the entire length of the central wing of the house, the principal living rooms leading off behind with marble floor tiles and a massive open fireplace, ath the far end of the hallway, the kitchen leads off, the first room in one of the side wings of the house, impressively equipped with top quality appliances, stainless steel cupboards and marble work surfaces with direct access to the front courtyard and the gardens with a barbecue area. Behind is a laundry room. On the opposite side of the hallway from the kitchen is the hugely elegant dining room with an immaculate 18th Century English mahogany dining table and chairs at its centre with french windows open to the well maintained lawn surrounded by a pretty and genuinely English herbaceous border, a lovely, shaded outdoor pergola and bbq area for al fresco dining alongside, other doors open to the terraces and other garden areas and the pool with a chill out area on lower terraces. The next room along the hallway is the "small" sitting room, a very relaxing room with double doors open to the sun terrace outside. The main living room comes next with a huge open fireplace and a hand-woven Indian carpet was especially commissioned from Jaipur and took eight months to make.
Next there is an attractive study (or office) At the far end of the hallway is the very classy and beautifully furnished master bedroom suite with its own sitting area, king-sized bed and wonderful views from French windows which run along two sides of the room. Impressive as it is, even more so is its huge en-suite marble bathroom suite, the gorgeous, greeny-grey ribboned tiles beautifully offset by a marble bathtub, white marble washstand and a walk-in shower room The other four bedrooms are in the next wing of the house, one accessed from the hallway, the other three from the front courtyard. All are individually styled and furnished but all share the same immaculate quality (and size) as the other rooms in the house. They all have spacious, attractive en-suite bathrooms, two of them with walk-in shower rooms, two with bath tubs and showers. They all look out through French windows to the extensive formal gardens and terraces on this side of the villa. The lawn and dining pergola on one side of the house and the formal gardens on the other side are connected by a vast, furnished sun terrace which runs all along the back of the property. Stately stairways descend to the next terrace down which has been laid out as another formal garden area, fish ponds running down its centre, tranquil sitting areas, a herb garden at one end. This is separated from the pool area by high poplar hedges and a few more steps. The pool is a 16 m x 6 m, the deepest part is in the centre (2.2 m deep)There's an expansive, wrap-around sun terrace and a chill out area and lots of good quality sun beds. From the lawned area to the side of the house, two poplar trees stand guard to a wide part of the hillside estate which has been cultivated and is now an immaculately maintained, 2½ acre vineyard. Pretty enough to look at, the best is that they produce a really good quality "Reserva". They have more than two acres of olives trees. On one of the hillsides above the house, the owners have created a little "secret" garden