This luxury country mansion near Marbella and Sotogrande, Andalusia, Southern Spain, offers exquisite equestrian facilities, charming Cortijo-style architecture, and stunning views. With a traditional courtyard and breathtaking vistas over the valley towards Alcornocales Park, it’s a haven for a luxury country lifestyle. The property includes a large guest house with a swimming pool and is located just 5 minutes from the authentic white village of Casares. An equestrian enthusiast’s dream come true on a 12HA plot of land.
Comprising of a 1.024m2 main house (5 bedrooms, separate guest apartment), 219 m2 guest house with a garage of 17m2, a traditional courtyard, a stable of 173m2, and a 25×62m outdoor arena. The property has been reformed and finished to the highest standards. It is an absolute gem, a comfortable family home, where you can enjoy living in the countryside, yet have the coastal facilities and Sotogrande International School within easy reach. The Cortijo offers a completely private location, settled in the magical rolling hills towards Jimena and the Art village Gaucin.
The main residence is accessed through an electric gate with a security system, leading to ample parking. A large courtyard, ideal for large dinners and outdoor entertaining, leads to the front door. The ground floor consists of a spacious entrance hall with a cloakroom, an open plan lounge with a large fireplace and a formal dining room that easily seats 10. Both have access to an extensive covered terrace with stunning views over the garden and the rolling hills. The left-wing of the Cortijo contains a 130 m2 ranch style kitchen area in which you will find a fully equipped Clive Christian kitchen with 4 oven electric AGA, a spacious lounge/TV area, a separate breakfast room and next to that a laundry room, a pantry and a climate-controlled wine cellar. The kitchen wing has its own entrance, either through the 2 car garage or directly from outside and comes with ample storage here for boots, coats and golf equipment. You will also find a cloakroom here and a study room which used to be the homework corner.
The right-wing is accessed through the hallway and contains two double bedrooms sharing a bathroom (with bath, shower and separate WC) and a third double bedroom with a shower room en-suite and mezzanine platform. The bedrooms are finished with built-in wardrobes. The right-wing gives access to the machinery room as well. On the first floor, you will find two master suites, both with bathrooms and spacious dressing rooms en-suite. Both master suites have access to a balcony in order to wake up to the spectacular view.
This comfortable family home comes with underfloor heating throughout (oil-fired), three bedrooms have A/C, and all rooms in the house are fitted with wooden ceiling fans. This country property is finished with many beautiful details such as rustic ceramic tiled floors, high beamed wooden ceilings, and Ronda carved doors to name but a few. Connected to the main house yet with a separate entrance you will find a 1 bed, 1 bath, fully fitted apartment.
A beautifully landscaped garden, with old olive trees, many flowerbeds, and a large lawn surrounds the main house. A unique feature that you rarely find in country properties! The garden has automatic irrigation. The over 200 m2 beach-styled infinity pool has a waterfall feature! From here you have a view either over the valley below or towards the breathtaking mountain drop of the Sierra Crestellina behind you. One thing is for sure, the 360º panorama won’t fail to surprise you. The scenery oozes peace and tranquillity, all you can hear is the chirping of birds whilst you are enchanted by the spectacular landscape around you.
Below the main residence, you will find the equestrian facilities and the guest house with a garage and pool. You can drive down to these facilities from the main house but they also come with a separate entrance from the track to not disturb the residents in the Cortijo. The equestrian facilities come with a professional 25×62m Ottosport Geotextile arena, which has automatic irrigation and has excellent drainage. There is a Monarch 4 horse walker with rubber matting and an Andalusian Cortijo styled stable block with a courtyard which offers 6 ample boxes of 10,5 m2, a tack room and a feed room of 10,5 m2 each. Furthermore, it comes with a 2-horse shower area, WC and laundry facilities, dry hay storage for 70 bales and a covered storage area for 200 bales of shavings.
The guest house is divided into two individual units. A large covered terrace gives access to both units. On one side is a two-bedroom and two-bathroom house, with lounge and kitchen and on the other side is a fully fitted 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment with kitchenette. Heating is provided by wood burner stoves. This property has its own private garden area and pool.
Seldom do you come across a Cortijo that is so well organised and maintained! The property is connected to mains water and has a pump system to guarantee the correct water pressure. It also comes with 3 underground water tanks. The houses are connected to mains electricity and have a large generator plus a UPS system which is completely automated to ensure a stable and uninterrupted power supply. There is a fixed telephone line & fibre optic WIFI connection.
Conveniently located at a 10-minute drive to the toll road access, 20 minutes from Sotogrande and Estepona with many authentic Pitoresk streets and many restaurants, 25 min to Marbella, 5 minutes from the village Casares, and 15 minutes from the beach and the famous Finca Cortesin golf resort from the Solheim Cup 2023. Malaga and the airport are approximately 1 hour away, and Gibraltar is roughly 30 minutes away. A dream come true for anyone looking to enjoy nature and privacy at its best, yet still being very well connected to the Costa del Sol and its liveliness. In other words, this Andalusian cortijo with equestrian facilities is the definition of exclusive country living.