A classically styled Grand Villa, it is located in a discrete residential avenue on the exclusive El Pilar Urbanisation, near Estepona.
This beautiful family property comprises 5 principle double bedroom suites and a self-contained guest/staff apartment which are set around a pretty cobbled & landscaped courtyard. The property is elevated enough to have both sea views towards the beaches at Benamara and also mountain views towards the Sierra de la Nieves Natural Park.
The main arched entrance door, underneath a classical colonnaded marble portico underpins the quality of this imposing villa. The elevated entrance lobby leads both up & down steps, in view of a wrapped double sweep cast iron & hand-carved oak staircase to the first floor. Through sliding double doors, a wooden colonnaded opening leads you through to the generous drawing room and dining areas and to the external terraces and gardens. The property is hallmarked with particularly attractive quarter-lit wooden windows in an Arts & Crafts era style.
On the ground floor, to the right of the entrance hall is a further lobby, with large study facing onto the entrance courtyard and then to the casual dining kitchen. The limed ash wooden kitchen is fully fitted and has a central island work station with granite worktops and double sink. A basement staircase from the kitchen area leads to further storage, bathroom and wine cellaring.
On the ground floor to the left of the entrance hall are two self-contained double bedroom with shower/bath en-suites, one fronting to the entrance courtyard, the other to the rear gardens and the covered terrace.
The first floor, reached via the double sweep staircase leads to three grand bedroom suites; Each have either a separate dressing room area or extensive fitted wardrobing a shower and bathroom en-suite and access to the elevated first floor balconied terrace with views over the garden, across neighbouring landscaping and towards the sea.
Back at ground floor, the property enjoys a very attractive hobby workshop room, which is both accessed across from the kitchen courtyard or down a small alley from the front courtyard. It has mains power and is filled with natural light and has a storage cupboard to the back. A double garage for two vehicles adjoins, which also links to a separate single storey guest/staff apartment which is self-contained with; a double bedroom & fitted wardrobes, small sitting room, kitchen and bathroom areas. The garage and apartment both front the entrance courtyard, which has secure car parking for another 4 vehicles when necessary.
Externally the property has secure entrance gates, entrance courtyard with mature landscaping with a wide variety of indigenous specimen trees, shrubs typical of the Andalusian climate. The rear garden covered dining terrace overlooks a classical swimming pool with curved entrance steps at each end, sun-bathing terraces, mature flower beds, sculptures and various objets d’art. The garden areas all have a fully automated watering system. A small outside dining area and bar area is located on the Western boundary of the plot. To the Eastern side of the plot access is gained to the basement, pool pump and garden storage rooms at sub-ground floor level.
In summary; this Grand Villa – offers an exceptionally well-conceived and generous property that would make a very fine large family home. It might well benefit from a more contemporary re-style but the underlying quality of its intrinsic architecture, layout and proportions are such a great starting place. Any potential purchaser could not help but be enticed by the prospect of adding their own history & flair to this very charming and seductive piece of real estate.
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