Country House in Casares
This gorgeous, typically Andalusian cortijo-style country house with substantial is located just five minutes from the coast and ten minutes from the seaside town of Estepona on Spain’s Costa del Sol. This farmhouse is perfect for the development of equestrian activities thanks to the existing facilities that are on the farm, a riding school, paddocks and several stables. It should also be noted that it is an ideal property to be exploited as a rural hotel, in addition to providing everything necessary to host events of all kinds such as weddings and other outdoor ceremonies for approximately 100 attendees. Surrounded by an extraordinarily beautiful landscape and countryside dotted with cork, olive and walnut trees, and with some five golf courses just a short driving distance away, the house was built using only the highest grade materials. This is immediately evident the moment you step into the property’s large reception hall through the main front door, which is made of walnut and dates back to the XVIII century. The rest of the house also boasts antique mahogany doors, whilst the window frames and external doors are all made of dark Iroko hardwood. The house is very large, with terracotta floor tiles throughout and an average of four-metre high wooden-beamed ceilings. To ensure it keeps warm during the cooler winter months, double-glazing is installed throughout along with a unique ecologically-friendly central heating system that harnesses natural energy to not only heat the house, but also to provide hot water throughout. The ground floor of the main house consists of the reception hallway, which leads through stained glassed double doors to a spacious living room area. A separate dining room can be reached from this living room via a stylish archway. Both the living and dining room offer direct access via sliding patio doors to the main south-facing terrace. This covered terrace area is quite simply huge, spanning the entire width of the house and incorporating an outdoor kitchen, dining and living areas. A lawn sweeps down from the terrace to the property’s swimming pool. In addition to the outdoor kitchen, the house is also blessed with a state-of-the-art internal kitchen, which comes with its own dining area and separate utility room. The ground floor is completed by a study set off the main living room, and two large offices that share a bathroom and kitchenette with patio door access to the main terrace. Upstairs is where the property’s five bedrooms can be found – three of which are blessed with their own en suite bathrooms – along with a further study area. This study has a spiral staircase leading up to a loft space/tower with fabulous views of the surrounding countryside, the mountains and the sea. Adjoining the main house is a self-contained guest house, with its own living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom which has also access out to main terrace and the pool area. Housed within the same building as the guest house, a large basement can be found with a wine cellar and a sauna/gym room. And close to the main house, there is also a spacious apartment with 6 bedrooms, two large living rooms, modern kitchen and a large private garden on the west side of the main house. A few metres from the main house, there are stables and other facilities for horses in addition to a former veterinary clinic that was renovated in 2012. The stable block also incorporates a large conference room that can be used to host different types of events up to 130 persons or even as accommodation. This is also complemented by an industrial kitchen, offices and changing rooms. All these buildings cover a built area of 838 m2. Interestingly for potential buyers, this property is sold with an expansive plot of land upon which are situated three individual rural houses that could be reformed that include two water wells and two x 150 m2 exercise paddocks.