This idyllic country house is located within the exclusive gated estate of El Madronal, with breath-taking views over the surrounding countryside and mountains beyond.
Thoughtfully designed and completely reformed to a very high standard, by the current owners, this 4 bed property benefits from underfloor heating throughout, doubled glazed windows and French doors, intercom system, a driveway for 5 cars, separate double garage and 24hour security.
You enter this charming country house via a private driveway with automatic gates. The antique double doors, located on the upper level, welcome you into a hallway, leading to the master bedroom with built in wardrobes, vaulted wooden ceiling, open fireplace and French doors out onto a Juliet balcony. The master en-suite has a bath and separate shower cubicle.
From the hallway to the left of the property there are a further two double bedrooms, each with built in wardrobes, vaulted wooden ceilings and its own en-suite, complete with bath and shower.
From the upper floor an open staircase leads down to a welcoming lounge with open fireplace, wooden beamed ceiling, built in bookcases, and French doors leading out onto the terraces.
A lobby leading from the lounge gives access to a guest cloakroom, laundry room and the bright open plan kitchen/dining room, with duel fuel Range Cooker, granite work surfaces, central island unit and built in larder.
There is an additional guest apartment, comprising lounge, (currently used as an office) which has French doors leading to the terrace, a separate bedroom also with French doors, fitted wardrobes and ensuite shower room. Although accessed from the main house, this area can be secured separately and has its own entrance making it ideal for guests.
There are extensive terraces surrounding the house from which you can appreciate the stunning open views of the countryside and mountain range. Opposite the kitchen is a Pergola/seating area with BBQ. The established gardens are very well maintained with a large variety of shrubs, Avocado, Fig, Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, Peach and Olive trees. The manicured lawns surround the salt water swimming pool. The garden has a complete irrigated system and led evening lighting.
All too often most of the area on a large plot is left to mature, however the owners have made the land accessible by creating a walk which snakes through the wooded area enabling them to enjoy the land with their dogs.
El Madronal is located on the Ronda road in the district of Benahavis, set in a forest of cork and pine trees. The village of La Heredia is close by which provides a restaurant, coffee shop, bar, bakery and butchers. The residents of El Madronal enjoy the peace, serenity and fresh air of country life, with the added advantage of an 8-minute drive to the coastal resort of San Pedro with its many restaurants, beaches and promenade. Less than 3 kilometres from the house, you can join the AP-7 toll road, making the journey to the airport approx 35 minutes.
This very special property really must be viewed to be appreciated.
El Madronal in the southern part of Andalusia is one of the Costa del Sol's best-kept secrets and for sure best locations. El Madronal you will find on the nice Ronda Road in the district around Benahavis, approximately three km uphill from San Pedro de Alcántara. The area has 6 entrances all very nice gated, and is located four hundred metres above sea level with with beautiful views of the beautiful coast below. The area of El Madroñal is surrounded by amazing nature and the area itself is extremely green and rural. Although it is only a small drive down the hill to San Pedro de Alcántara and to Marbella. The area makes you feel like you are in plain nature. El Madroñal is covered with cork-oaks and pine-trees. El Madroñal is a very secure area as it is a strong gated and very exclusive community. El Madroñal was once a very famous place, owned by the colorful Adnan Khashoggi. In that days wild animals roamed on his expansive estate, host to many a glamorous seventies and eighties party. Since then the area has become one of the most prominent and exclusive residential areas in Marbella, and even in the the whole Costa del Sol.