Country House, Jimena De La Frontera
This enchanting Hacienda-style Country Villa and Cottage, with two pools, is situated near an ancient aqueduct which runs alongside the Hozgarganta River, only minutes from the picturesque ‘White Village’ of Jimena de la Frontera. It has two entrances both with a private parking area. The villa overlooks the river and the Alcornocales Natural Park and there are lovely walks and picnic spots nearby - this is a paradise for nature lovers with a variety of flora, fauna, wildlife and birds. Jimena de la Frontera, with its imposing castle, is located 30 minutes’ drive inland from Sotogrande with its stunning marina, and now considered to be the Polo capital of Europe). Jimena is only 40 minutes from Gibraltar airport, 55 minutes from Marbella, 1½ hrs from Malaga Airport and 30-45 minutes from the Mediterranean and Atlantic beaches. Main villa with pool and tropical gardens: The main villa is built in the style of a traditional Spanish Hacienda with spacious rooms and lofty Catalan vaulted ceilings. The house was designed by a well known American architect and built to a demanding specification in the early eighties and has triple cavity walls & solid foundations. It is built on two floors with a covered upper terrace and combines real elegance with country charm. It comprises a spacious entrance hall, downstairs cloakroom and bathroom, spacious lounge (approx 80m2) with vaulted ceiling, large open fire place, several dining areas and an open plan kitchen with bar. Leading off the kitchen area is a large pantry and preparation kitchen which opens to the BBQ terrace outside. The open staircase leads up to the library landing, four double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large laundry and ironing room, plus a lovely shady terrace with a stunning view of the river and Alcornocales Natural Park. The well-established gardens of this property are a tropical paradise of exotic and rare trees, palms and plants providing a lovely backdrop for the swimming pool. Its ancient spring provides an abundance of fresh spring water daily that is used for the garden, the natural water features and a pool full of Carp, Koi and goldfish. The very spacious terraces in front of the villa are adorned with palm trees and a lovely antique fountain. Behind the house there is a organic herb and fruit tree garden and there is an abundance of seating/dining areas in the grounds. There is a separate cottage with pool: A delightful, quaint cottage with its own private pool is set within the mature tropical gardens. It has its own entrance with path leading down to the Hozgarganta river. The garden has several charming al fresco seating/dining areas that are illuminated at night, and contains orange, banana and other unusual trees. The cottage consists of a spacious lounge, 2 private double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen/dining room. The sliding patio doors open out into the garden. Upstairs the spacious master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom has a picture window overlooking the cottage pool. This bedroom has double sliding glass doors leading directly into the grounds. Both bathrooms have hand-painted tiles. There are fantastic views from the cottage looking over the river and the valley. The cottage has its own private terrace with these fantastic views. The property has mains electricity, mains water, natural spring able to supply all water needs of the property, solar powered water heating, a full garden automatic watering system, all round night illumination of the gardens, pool areas and terraces, satellite TV, internet, telephone line. This property comes with two pools. Viewing is highly recommended.