Location: Manilva, Spain
This fabulous property was designed by the well known and highly respected architect Augustin Vioque. The secrecy of this truly magnificent home and beautiful gardens is that it happens to occupy one of the most prominent high spots in the area and yet it is tucked away. It is such a real gem of great quality and charm. It boasts 5 bedrooms & 6 bathrooms, yet it has such a warmth & intimacy that is incredibly well planned & executed.
We love spending time at this property; it has an enduring grandeur that entices & seduces the occupants throughout. It has plenty of space and has a gorgeously laid out landscaping with two waterfall linked swimming pools, peaceful and spacious terraces that offers house guests protection from both the sunshine & winds when required.
This impressive property is approached through a secure gated entrance, along a generous tree lined level driveway with parking areas towards the main portico doorway, which is set around a natural stone Finca courtyard with a gently trickling fountain. Once inside, through impressive hardwood entrance doors, you stand in a magnificent terracotta Andalusian tile hallway. This lobby is surrounded by a sweeping stairwell rising two levels to the top of a central tower, which then affords you two wonderful views; one back to the pretty stone courtyard to the North and the other to the South as far as Africa.
The ground floor accommodation provides a dining room, a formal drawing room (with bar area), a generous dining kitchen and morning room/snug, which all interlink and all lead out to respective south facing covered terraces. There are two separate residential wings to the property, which provide; one entirely self-contained guest apartment with double bedroom, bath, kitchen/living area & covered terrace. The left wing of the house contains ceramic workshop and storage areas, -but can easily be converted to a new bathroom and 3-4 bedrooms.
The first floor provides three double bedroom suites, with dressing room areas, ensuite shower and/or baths. The centrally positioned master suite also has a private balconied terrace overlooking; the garden, the golf course fairways and out over the Mediterranean Sea. Up another level to the top of the central tower is a sizeable full height room that is dual lit and serves as an artists retreat. It has it's own terrace reached through french doors and a separate windowed balcony.
The lower ground floor covers the entire footprint of the house and encompasses a luxury entertaining space, with projector room and a large dining area with a bar and wine cellar. There is also a convenient shower room for pool users and a fully insulated sauna for 5 people. The property also has a covered garage area, extensive workshops, two 2000 litre water tanks and plant room commensurate with the needs of running such a sizeable household & gardens.
The property benefits from individually air-conditioned in the bedroom suites. Underfloor heating is installed in all the the ground floor living areas as well as the upstairs bathrooms. The house enjoys excellent quality panelled hardwood timber double glazing units throughout the property. Externally, the mature landscaping is beautifully maintained and surrounds to waterfall inter-linked swimming pools. External dining areas, sunbathing terraces, and immaculate lawns just add to the quality of this extensive and opulent home.
The property has a first class security system, with direct access to the local police, as well as electric entrance gates with porter entry system.
We cannot wait to share the hidden secrets of this truly beautiful home with you, please call us for an appointment. Come view with me!