For sale direct from owners!
Summary of this spectacular country villa
A pristine property in a very private setting that is not overlooked by anyone or anything! Simply surrounded by nature and land that is wild, protected and not farmed.
An equestrian property that could make not only horses and their owners very content but those who love outdoor activities and require outbuildings for their hobby or business. The stables, outbuildings, enormous shelter for vehicles, double garage, a large room between the garage and entrance hall, and the land are ideal for many uses other than keeping horses.
This beautiful 4 bedroom villa is immaculate. Currently the property has no horses enjoying the stables, land or school because the owners have reluctantly had to retire from all things related to horses. However, every outbuilding is maintained to a very high standard, waiting for new owners. The passionate German owners have reached an age where they wish to retire entirely and move to a smaller property.
If you were not told about the equestrian facilities and buildings, you would not know they were there. The villa is nestled into the land with a large pool next to it, and formal garden surrounding it. Walk or drive up the hill and you find the paddocks, stables, horse shelter and open sided barn for horse boxes. Closer to the villa is the circular corral for schooling horses, a dedicated horse bathing and grooming area and a wooden chalet previously used as a tack room with attached laundry room for washing horse and dog equipment.
Horses, villa, pool, gardens and terraces have been very cleverly separated within the 25,000M2 fenced plot. All nestled amongst protected oak trees, olive trees and native scrub land filled with wild herbs and flowering wild shrubs.
The location of El Bosque (The Forest) is stunning. It is a natural wonder and full of wildlife. Very well maintained deeply compacted stone roads wind through the forest and one of these brings you to this very special home.
The villa itself is superbly constructed, very well designed and built, full of modern comforts such as gas central heating to radiators, air-conditioning, solar hot water, grey water collection, a wood burning stove plus welcome surprises! Mains water is connected and there is also a water well, ideal if you do keep horses and equally wish to fill the swimming pool.
♦ Living/dining room with semi circular fireplace containing a wood burning stove. Two sets of French doors open onto a huge covered alfresco dining terrace looking over the formal gardens and out to the breathtaking mountain views.
♦ Kitchen, fully fitted that leads to a very spacious pantry.
♦ Entrance hall with impressive solid wooden Andalucian style front door and stair that sweep up to the first floor.
♦ Ground floor w.c. accessed off the entrance hall.
♦ Bedroom 1 is located at the front of the villa with the same aspect as the living room. It is a huge master suite with dressing room for ‘him and her’ and a en-suite bathroom that is enormous. The bedroom is so large it houses a piano and soft seating area with French doors that open onto a front covered terrace that overlooks the formal gardens and then the mountains beyond. The en-suite has a very spacious walk-in glazed shower cubicle, an irregular shaped bath tub, ‘his and her’ vanity unit, a bidet and w.c. plus window.
♦ Snooker/pool room/workshop accessed off the entrance hall has a run of built-in storage across one entire wall. This room is big and a superb hobby room. It would equally make a brilliant cinema room, could have a bar installed or used for anything the buyer desires. This room is also the perfect place to keep bikes if the owners wanted to set up a mountain biking or road bike business. All manner or outdoor sporting equipment could be safely stored here.
♦ Laundry room located off the hobby room with access to outside. The size of most people’s kitchens!
♦ ‘Plant room’ where the workings of the house are kept such as the central heating system and more.
♦ Garage integral to the property that can easily accommodate two cars. Currently it houses the estate’s tractor which is for sale to the buyers if they would like to purchase it. You can either enter the house from the garage door which is next to the front door of the villa or enter into the hobby room and then into the entrance hall without the need to go back outside.
♦ A sweeping staircase rises to a first floor landing from the entrance hall.
♦ A family bathroom has a walk-in glazed shower cubicle, vanity unit and w.c.
♦ Bedroom 2 is dual aspect with French doors that lead onto a private roof terrace that overlooks the pool with glimpses of blue through very mature trees and views take in the mountains in the distance. Firstly you look over the top of El Bosque and then to the mountain ranges.
♦ Bedroom 3 is currently set up as an occasional bedroom with sofa bed and sitting area. Again, this room is dual aspect and opens via French doors onto a huge roof terrace that has 180 degree views to include a view of Villanueva del Rosario in the distance.
♦ Bedroom 4 is currently fitted out as a study and again is dual aspect and accesses the huge roof terrace.
Swimming pool, formal garden and access
The swimming pool is very large and ideal for swimming of laps. There are Roman steps down into the water which is very convenient and comfortable. The pool also has a fully retractable cover. The views from the pool are stunning and take in the surrounding gardens with palm and mature olive trees plus oaks. Then your eye is drawn to the mountains beyond. The pool is completely private from any neighbours or anyone. Birds of prey will often be seen soaring above you whilst lounging by the pool.
The formal gardens are very in keeping with the surrounding natural flora in the area and whilst it is well manicured, it blends perfectly and is not too much to care for.
There is a very well maintained entrance driveway that is thickly compacted stone and strong enough for large horse boxes. This leads to a very large parking area and travels round to the garage at the rear. The entrance gates are electric and very wide so can accommodate the coming and going of a large horse box. The driveway splits and continues below the villa and winds up to the horse paddocks, stables and open sided barn for storing horse trailers.
Equestrian facilities and paddock
Easy to climb steps that blend into the landscape with long stretches to walk before the next step wind gently up to to the stables and paddocks. This pretty connection between the villa and the horses is lit by lamps at ground level and the journey starts at the pool terrace. Equally, you can drive up on a quad bike or similar via the driveway up to the same area where the covered hard stand is for horse boxes and trailers.
There are numerous paddocks that are fenced well with quality hay feeders and plenty of shade from mature olive trees and some oaks. There are 4 stables in total and a large horse shelter. Each has water connected, feeders and rubber matting for entering the stables.
Closer to the villa is the circular school for lunging horses or free schooling, a wooden chalet/tack room plus animal equipment laundry room, dedicated horse washing and grooming area and a fenced dog run with shed of the same quality of the stables for large dogs. Equally, this area could be used for keeping chickens if preferred.
El Bosque is a vast area of natural land with oak trees, wild olive trees and protected shrubs that cover the ground with flowering herbs and plants. This area is North of the A92 and on the opposite side of the motorway from Villanueva del Rosario. At no time can you hear the motorway but it is there for convenience to connect you to the cross roads of Andalucia.
The Antequera area is known as the cross roads of Andalucia because it quickly whisks you to Malaga, Granada, Cordoba or Sevilla on superb motorways and quality roads. Antequera is just 20 minutes drive away.
Antequera itself is a very historic city with world heritage status for The Dolmens and there are more historic churches and cathedrals per head of population than anywhere else in Spain. The castle dominates the skyline and is backed by the impressive El Torcal Mountain range. You can buy anything in Antequera needed for modern day living.
Villanueva del Rosario is the village that the property belongs to as a municipality. It is a friendly village and has a very good veterinary surgery, numerous bar/restaurants, smaller supermarkets, a weekly market and it is welcoming. The opportunity to integrate into local life and join in with the ferias and festivals is there to be embraced.
Not too far from the property, an 8 minute drive away is a major service station off the A92. Attached to it is a very good bar/restaurant open for breakfast, a menu of the day lunch or evening meals. It is a very popular bar/restaurant frequented by those who live in El Bosque. The food is home cooked and very good. People travel to the restaurant specifically to eat their breakfast or lunch there and it is open seven days per week. Do not think service station food… the toilets alone are similar to those in a 5 star hotel!
Proximity to airports and the coast
Malaga airport is 40 minutes drive away and has numerous flights per day from virtually every country in Europe. There are internal flights to the islands and other destinations on the mainland also.
Granada airport is 50 minutes drive away and here you can connect with popular European countries and equally reach a lot of national destinations to include the islands and key cities on the mainland.