country houses for sale in antequera
Luxurious contemporary villa in a spectacular and private countryside setting. This stunning ecological country estate offers the most breath-taking views over the surrounding mountains and is located in the heart of Andalusia, near the nature reserve El Torcal, yet only 45 minutes from Málaga, the airport and the beaches. The whole essence of this property is to feel at one with nature, to enjoy the open views, the silence and the natural surroundings, still with the knowledge that “civilisation” is just a short drive away. Designed to be ecologically sustainable, this unique country property has its own water supply, photovoltaic panels for electricity, plus solar panels for hot water, although mains water and electricity are connected should you need a back up supply. The large plot is planted with rustic olive trees, which currently produce 600 Litres of organic olive oil, as well as various other fruit and vegetables. The gorgeous contemporary villa offers ultra-modern comfort with simply stunning interior and exterior spaces, designed to embrace a luxury Andalusian lifestyle in privacy or with friends and family, all set within breath-taking landscaped gardens and pool area. Entry to the property is via automated gates with a video system, then along a private drive leading to a courtyard with carport and double garage. The interior has an imaginative open plan design, using a division wall to emphasise different areas including a modern fully fitted kitchen, dining and living areas, all of which are south facing. Large windows and sliding doors opening to both covered and uncovered terraces make the most of the panoramic views and offer a seamless merging from the interior to the exterior. In the west wing there are three ample guest bedrooms all en-suite and in the east wing there is a further bedroom, bathroom, utility room, pantry and a 54m² garage with machine room. The top floor is dedicated entirely to the spectacular master suite with large sliding glass doors, leading to a private terrace and stunning views of the mountains. The master suite has a spacious bathroom, walk in closet and an extraordinary bright and spacious office, perfect for working from home. Outside there is a covered dining area with outdoor kitchen and barbecue for al fresco dining, plus other terraces to enjoy Spanish outdoor living. The beautiful Mediterranean landscaped gardens surround the terraces with wooden steps and paved pathways leading through the garden to the vegetable garden and olive groves. The 17x8m pool is a true delight and is surrounded by sunbathing terraces and a covered chill-out area. The property benefits from a good internet connection, underfloor heating, heated pool and numerous security cameras with hard disk back up. The property is located in an area that has endless activities and sights to offer; from hot air ballooning, paragliding, country walks, cycling, golf, and horse riding. There are numerous excellent restaurants within a 30-minute drive. Córdoba and Granada are a 1½ hour drive away and Málaga at 45 minutes. However, if you are one for enjoying skiing, the ski slopes of Sierra Nevada are located only a short drive from Granada.