Finca la Alhambre is an extraordinary treasure hidden away in the quiet perimeters of the award winning Mijas golf course, home to the famous Byblos Hotel which was widely publicized as being the favourite Spanish retreat of Princess Diana.
Its gardens certainly would have appealed to any royalty, having been landscaped to reflect its namesake, The Alhambra Palace. The walled gardens are hidden away from view and only when you drive through the large wooden gates do they reveal themselves, with sweeping lawns leading to this magnificent family home. The large lily pond with beautiful fountains to the elegant water feature leading to a large courtyard with wisteria clad pergola, you discover new and even more beautiful corners to this Andalucian paradise with every step you take.
When you walk through the heavy wooden antique doors of this beautiful house, it reveals itself with every step as you descend into a cosy reception area that leads to both the lounge and large wine cellar via a wrought iron spiral staircase. The cellar walls are ready to receive your collection of wine and there is a large area to enjoy this with your guests.
To the left is the formal lounge has a large fireplace with wood burning stove for maximum heating efficiency and the double aspect windows provide plenty of light. The heavy double wooden doors lead out onto the walled courtyard where the wisteria covered pergola covers seating areas providing a place of peace and relaxation as well as serving as an al fresco dining area for food cooked on the built in bbq.
The indoor dining room accommodates a long dining table with room to host elegant dinner parties and has a beautiful fireplace to complete the grand dining experience.
Adjacent to the dining room there is a well equipped family kitchen with large breakfast area where you can dine informally.
2 double bedrooms with an ensuite bathroom are located to the rear of the lower floor.
A sweeping staircase leads up to the master bedroom with fourposter bed The windows overlook the gardens all aspects. The ensuite bathroom has a corner bath and shower cubicle.
The upper landing also leads to the study, a further 2 bedrooms and a comfortable family room with open fire and a door to an extensive terrace with magnificent views to the surrounding countryside. A bbq and kitchen area allows you to entertain your guests alfresco on the roof terrace whilst watching the twinkling lights of the nearby towns or the beautiful well lit gardens and swimming pool .
A guest cottage sits conveniently close enough to the main house allowing you to have staff accommodation or for guests. This has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a good size lounge and well fitted kitchen. The property has access to its own garden where there is a vegetable plot.
Just a few steps from the main house lies a further building which can be used as an office or cinema room or even a gym.
The Stable block can accommodate 8 horses and there is a tack room to the rear.
Manicured gardens, trees and shrubs, with automatic irrigation surround the house. There is an abundance of outdoor relaxation areas with strategically placed seating and a wooden gazebo for al fresco dining.
The Swimming pool with graduated steps has been completely retiled in the last year. It has ample sunbathing areas on the terracotta tiled deck and is surrounded by shaded lawns, trees and shrubs.
• private well
• vegetable garden
This astonishing property offers numerous possibilities to the new owner: as a magnificent family house, boutique hotel, health/wellness centre, yoga retreat or equestrian centre for horse stabling.
If the best of everything is your way of life, you've just found your new home. The ideal location of this estate provides for a rural lifestyle, a place in which to enjoy the great outdoors whilst at the same time, being only 30 minutes from Malaga one of Europe's most beautiful and exciting cities and the golden Mediterranean beaches.