Magnificent country home, situated within a privately owned Country Estate just 25 minutes inland from the Western Costa del Sol. There are just 3 spectacular country houses within this family owned Estate , each owned by a family member, so this represents a very rare opportunity to own a property in such a privileged position. The Estate is midway between the village of Gaucin and Casares. It’s unique setting in front of large mountain ranges, means it enjoys a micro climate of year around warm weather.The house was constructed by the family some 15 years ago and complies exactly with all legal requirements. This spectacular house has many unique features , which showcase the craftsmanship, style and materials of 18th century Andalucian country manors. The house has four wings forming a cross with an octagonal tower at its core, which permit 360 degree views of the mountains and river valley. Constructed with painstaking care, the villa’s floors are in tropical timbers, baked-clay tiles and river pebbles; its walls are lime-washed; reclaimed Moorish tiles form the roof; and huge antique wooden doors have been rescued and renovated from the ruins of old estates. The house exudes warmth , comfort and charm , it is clearly a much loved family home . Entering the house through the traditionally designed enclosed Andalucia patio into a glorious entrance hallway with a small guest WC off to the left. A magnificent hand painted trompe l'oeil ceiling is the first thing to catch one’s eye ! There is large sitting room complete with hand crafted stone fireplace and wood beamed ceiling. A similarly traditional dining room and wonderful traditional farmhouse rustic style breakfast kitchen with a double marble sinks and a La Cancha range oven with 6 gas burners. Off the kitchen is a large and highly practical utility and laundry room , with a large American style upright fridge freezer , 2 large drinks fridges , washer and dryer and ample storage cupboards . There is a rear door access to the exterior of the house from this room. A beautifully proportioned guest bedroom , with elegant , spacious en suite bathroom completes the ground floor accommodation. Even the staircase to the first floor is a little masterpiece , each step rise has been inlaid with some exquisite hand painted Andalucian tiles. The landing repeat’s the unique octagonal design feature of the ground floor, but at this level features a stunning vaulted ceiling. The master bedroom occupies one wing of the upper floor, spectacular panoramic views and a hand crafted 4 poster iron double bed and open fireplace dominate the room. Off the room is a large dressing room with built in wardrobes, leading to a beautifully tiled bathroom, which has also walk in shower. There are two further double bedrooms and a spacious family bathroom on this floor. Further guest accommodation is to be found off the interior patio . A large guest suite with self contained entrance comprising of a super size bedroom with open fireplace and a large en suite bathroom . Staff bedroom and bathroom with private entrance off the patio. Every room in the house has been painstakingly designed and furnished to an extremely high standard. There is underfloor heating throughout the house. All windows are high quality double glazed and have retractable mosquito net frames , so windows can be left open on summer nights. Each bedroom has a Casablanca style ceiling fan. Surrounding the south facing side of the house are delightful , spacious covered terraces furnished for lounging and dining, overlooking , extensive gardens of lawns and trees. A free-form 12m x 6m infinity pool is set a little further down the garden, with a paved terrace and poolside gazebo bar which is equipped with fridge, sink and preparation area . Small wc. Within the 32,000 m2 of fenced grounds belonging to the property is a cultivated vegetable garden small orchard and very charming nature trails and a large hay barn with covered paddock area , complete with water and power, which was purpose built to keep up to 5 horses . Chicken house to the rear. Access to the property is via a well maintained off road track , 5 minutes from the main road that runs between Gaucin and Manilva. 15 minutes from the village of Gaucin 35 minutes from the beach. Málaga airport is approximately 80 minutes drive. Accommodation Summary The main house consists of 395m2 closed area, 70m2 covered terraces and a courtyard of 120 m2. 25m2 pool house 25m2 Work shop located off the main driveway to the house. All rooms are equipped with telephone, wifi network and satellite television. Each room also alarm with infra-red sensors. Home automation includes remote control of indoor and outdoor lighting, the heating system and a multi-room sound system. A video intercom installation is in place to control the gate. The house is connected to mains electricity and has its own Well which supplies water for the property and grounds. Access to the property is via a well maintained off road track , 5 minutes from the main road that runs between Gaucin and Manilva. 15 minutes from the village of Gaucin 35 minutes from the beach. Málaga airport is approximately 80 minutes drive.