State-of-the-art Cortijo in an unparalleled setting with a guest house for sale near Ronda, Málaga, Andalucia, Southern Spain. This Andalusian Mansion was designed from the remains of an old farmhouse, it oozes the tranquillity of a sanctuary. An architectural wonder combining comfort and authenticity, old building materials and modern architectural elements like Cor-Ten steel, and design features like a monastery hallway and formal gardens next to an ancient old oak forest on the rolling hills. Contemplation, absolute silence, and only natural sounds to wind down easily. This estate comprises a four-bedroom Cortijo (approx 792m2) and a one-bedroom guest studio (approx 61m2).
A majestic automatic gate opens up to an open ‘dehesa’-landscape and garden with protecting cypresses: leads the way to the main Cortijo.
This stunning main Cortijo is built around the traditional courtyard, all on one level. Access to the courtyard through large, antique wooden doors. The courtyard is beautifully decorated, a formal garden concept, respecting the ancient olive trees. Wisteria provides shade in the summer. It is an outdoor space of serenity and contemplation. The three wings of the cortijo all have direct access to this courtyard. Inside and outside blend together.
A large entrance hall welcomes you through to all areas of this beautiful country home. Straight off the hall, the warm and welcoming, large, open living area. The high ceilings, the natural light flowing in and the old stone walls are some of the few elements making this living unique. The architect used the traditional and Cor-Ten-style elements in the cortijo. Painted with traditional cal-paint, coloured and mixed with the local red earth of the land and ochre pigments. Next to the living, on the left, is the ample fully fitted kitchen with an island and opposite the formal dining room with a stunning cupula. In addition, guest toilet, laundry with storage area, and heating room. To the right, the corridor leads to the master bedroom (7×7 Meter) with a large fireplace and access to the central courtyard and a second, ample en-suite bedroom with private terraces. The additional two en-suite guest bedrooms have access from the courtyard directly, to give the owners as well as the guests privacy. Furthermore, also with separate access from the courtyard, an open studio and summer sitting area. This area covers an indoor swimming pool which is not in use anymore. This room opens up fully towards the poolside or towards the courtyard and is currently in use as relax area.
A paved path leads to the ample pool area. There is a 5×12m swimming pool, sunbathing terraces and a pool house comprising a kitchenette, bathroom and storage. Exterior BBQ and stone oven. With views across the Grazalema Mountains in the distance, it truly is a stunning and relaxing area to be in. An oasis for the harmonising birds! The pool is surrounded by landscaped gardens yet the large plot has furthermore farm-like features such as large holm oaks and beautiful olive trees. In addition, an extensive orchard with a variety of fruit trees, a vegetable patch and a workroom with storage areas.
Discreetly hidden on the plot, yet within walking distance of the main Cortijo, trough an asphalted road, hedged with colourful Oleanders, is a one-bedroom guest studio including a kitchenette and a roof terrace. In the front, its own private swimming pool. The roof terrace offers panoramic views of the Estate and the beautiful Grazalema mountains.
Throughout the estate, you will find authentic features of the Andalusian design. From wooden beams, antique doors and indirect natural light. The true original remains of the old farm have intelligently been incorporated into the open, comfortable house design.
Connected to mains electricity and it has community water. Double glazed windows allow ultimate silence and peace to reign in the interiors. Wifi. Heating is provided by diesel central heating throughout and the fireplace in the living room and master bedroom. Very private gated community with well-maintained access. The house is sold fully furnished.
The Ronda area has endless spectacular walking trails in the Sierra de las Nieves and Grazalema mountains, excellent bodegas with delicious wines, fabulous restaurants, even Michelin restaurants such as Bardal. 50 minutes to the worldly Marbella, with golf courses, beaches and beach clubs.
This outstanding Cortijo with guest house is in a great position, just 15 minutes from Ronda, 1 hr 15 minutes to International Airport of Málaga and 60 min from Marbella. Within 2 hours, you will be in historical Granada with the Sierra Nevada for skiing, or the cultural and cosmopolitan cities of Seville and Cordoba.