Palace set in beautiful mature gardens, Ronda
A stunning Mansion, for sale close to Ronda, inland Andalusia. Beautiful "summer palace". This unique property, at just 1,5km from Ronda, dates from the beginning of the last century, and is set in some beautifully mature gardens, with many fountains and small waterfalls.
The property has just undergone a complete restoration and could be used as a BOUTIQUE HOTEL. The land has an extension of 87.043m2 and lies in the middle of a mature olive orchard. Constructed area of the main house is 519 m2; there is a "Patio Sevillano" of 400m2, an observatory of 180m2, and a machine house of 15m2.
The main house is built on three floors. The ground floor comprises a living room with an open fireplace, dining room, kitchen and guest toilet. On the first floor, there are five bedrooms of different sizes, all with en suite bathrooms and a linen room.
On the second floor, which is the attic, there are three bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The main house and gardens were restored from 2002-2005, maintaining their antique charm and beauty whilst at the same time, installing an up to date, functioning infrastructure: central heating, air-conditioning, new water and sewage pipes, central music system, new electric installation, and telecommunication. The property has its own water from four wells.
The main house was built by the Countess of Guadalevin, Carmen Abela (1849-1924) , a noblewoman with great fortunes in those days. The style of the building is a mixture of neoclassical and fine andalusian style, dating from the beginning of the century (1900). The unique gardens which surround the mainhouse where designed and executed by the renowned French architect J.N. Forestier (also designed the gardens of "Casa del Rey Moro" in Ronda, with a plenitude of fountains, small waterfalls and rivers. One fountain that is especially worth mentioning, is the unique Sphinx fountain locally known as "La Muñeca", which was designed and executed by the famous sculptor, Enrique Marín Higuera (1873-1951). The 3.50m x 2.10m big sculpture shows a woman with a lion’s body and butterfly wings with water coming out of her mouth. The gardens comprise a great variety of trees ranging from Magnolia and Khaki trees to palm trees and a huge and extremely rare "Pinsapo" tree (a pine tree) growing on the Southside of the house. One of the main building materials used for the construction and ornamentation of the fountains, bridges and small grottos are stalactites and stalagmites which then were taken from nearby caves, (a fact which nowadays would be unthinkable), adding to the uniqueness of the fountains and waterfalls and giving the gardens their natural beauty.
Ronda is one of the oldest cities of Spain; it’s located at a basin surrounded by mountains standing together and with a middle altitude, giving Ronda a magical sphere.
Nearby you can also find a Riding centre (1km) and the "Ascari " Racing course (9km) in your neighbourhood. 35 minutes from Marbella and 60 minutes from Malaga Airport.Print PDF Contact me about this property Similar Properties
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