Location: Cortes de la Frontera, Spain
FOR SALE NEAR GAUCIN .
EXCEPTIONAL CHARACTER CORTIJO SET WITHIN 3 HECTARES OF LAND , SUPERB PANORAMIC VIEWS , LANDSCAPED GARDENS WITH WATER FEATURES .
Constructed in 2003 , by the current owners. The property was architecturally designed to reflect the personal high standards and requirements of the owner , who was a classic car collector . Hence the massive garages , which are capable of comfortably housing 6 plus cars.
Entering the Estate through electric double gates then winding up through the tree lined driveway to the entrance of the Cortijo . The tropical gardens and planting , combined with natural flora and fauna drawing the eye on the way to the entrance of the property .
One is drawn into the house through an traditional Andalucian archway into a delightful and extensive patio complete with a Water Well feature The terracotta floor tiling hiding a hidden secret beneath - a huge water deposit , which stores large quantities of water from one of the properties several Wells. Ensuring that there is ample water year around for the house , garden and pool ( All free of course ! ) Solar panels heat
The Patio extends outwards towards the rear of the house, opening into a really fabulous landscaped garden, which has a magnificent swimming pool 12m x 10m , rockpool water features and rockeries filled with tropical flowers. A real delight and the views are just outstanding .
Part of the patio extends into a large covered terrace, which is the exterior heart of the house, an area dedicated to outdoor living and entertaining . A large dining area, complete with BBQ and built in fridges form part of this area.
The house offers over 600m2 of luxury accommodation , built over 3 floors. A South facing orientation gives the house light and warmth , which is a huge plus in winter months . Special glass ensure that the temperature remains constant. The windows are triple glazed.
An exacting standard of construction has resulted in a fabulously built home with the advantage of underfloor heating in most areas. Quality fixtures and fittings and some unique design features all have played a part in creating a one off unique country home.
The ground floor is dominated by what is best described as a Great Hall /salon . an imposing room with high vaulted wood beamed ceiling , an impressive open fireplace in the centre of the room, which defines the seating area and the dining area. A large set of terrace doors with picture windows give access to a long terrace that runs the length of the house , here are the very best views from the property . Off the Great Hall is another spacious room that currently serves as a cosy winter salon/tv room and office.
The master bedroom and ensuite bathroom is on the ground floor. Also on ground level is a guest toilet.
Around the ground floor there are several French windows that open out into the garden and terraces .
Divided into two distinct wings, the right wing has two generously proportioned bedrooms and a family bathroom. The left wing has a lovely bright, light and airy double rooms with en suite bathroom, the room enjoys spectacular panoramic views .
A huge open plan space garage with electric doors , capacity for 10 cars. There is a large store room which houses machinery and offers more storage . A wc, laundry room/kitchen and several more storerooms . a bodega It would be possible to convert part of the basement into an independent apartment – subject to planning permission being granted.
This is a Country Estate that really enjoys a superb rural undisturbed , private setting , but a short drive ( 5 minutes ) takes one to the pretty riverside village of Cañada del Real Tesoro, a little white village that has grown up around the Train station. The famous Mr Henderson's railway line, a 19th century feat of engineering that opened up the Serrania de Ronda villages for tourism and trade . The railway line starts in Algeciras