A superb country estate in Andalucia
This spectacular country estate in in Andalusia is located in Rodalquilar, a small village in the heart of the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park only 1.5 km from the sea. Surrounded by almost 20 hectares of private land, the location guarantees total privacy as well as easy access to the beaches and facilities. The area’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status, granted in 1987, has protected this patch of coastline from the development that has spoilt many other parts of Spain.
At the centre of the estate is a carefully restored country house surrounded by a guest house, a wellbeing centre and various outbuildings. The result is an extremely well balanced mix of traditional charm, elegance and modern features, all complemented by designer furniture, rugs and lighting.
The large main house boast a total area of 965m2 featuring several luxurious but still informal and comfortable living and entertaining areas. The house is built around a beautiful patio providing shelter from the sun as well as the winter winds.
The well equipped kitchen is a foodie dream with quality appliances, kitchen island and lots of storage space. There is also a wine cellar maintained at a constant temperature and humidity.
There are four bedrooms including the spacious master suite featuring a separate living room, lounge, dressing room and bath room in addition to the sleeping area.
In addition, there is an office with a fireplace next to a spectacular board room. There is also a multimedia room with a Bang & Olufsen music and television system.
The property is equipped with is hot and cold air-conditioning and home automation system.
The main house of the estate offers also 906m2 of outdoor terraces for al fresco dining and lounging as well as a stunning pool area with a 13 metres x 7 metres pool, sun loungers and showers.
The guest house is equally stunning with 225m2 of living space consisting of a large kitchen-dining-living area and two en-suite bedrooms, each with their own dressing room. The outdoor space consists of 107m2 of outdoor terraces.
In addition to the main house and the guest house, the estate boast a spectacular well-being area. With a built-up area of 733m2 and more than 700m2 of outdoor terraces, it cannot fail to impress with its spa and gym areas as well as a separate barbecue area of 70m2 and dining room with a table seating 22.
The spa area consists of a treatment and massage room, a Turkish bath, a sensational indoor 22-meter pool, three special showers (Scottish, Aromatic and Contrast) and a chromotherapy room with heated loungers.
The gym is equipped with Technogym cardiovascular equipment and a complete Kinesis programme and there is an athletic track outlined in the garden as well as paddle tennis courts.
The estate is fully alarmed and monitored and there is a separate security and control house for the on-site security guard.
There is a covered garage that accommodates up to three vehicles while there is an open space that contains parking for 18 vehicles, which also can be used as a heliport.
The unique country estate is surrounded by a landscaped Mediterranean garden 30,000m2 with a collection of sculptures dotted across the estate. Employing a range of materials such as pieces of iron from the gold mine, chalk and stone they lend the area a certain sense of magic and sophistication.
On the grounds are also 4,500 palm trees, 1,700 olive trees, many more than 1,000 years old and a kitchen garden of almost 1,400m2. The kitchen garden is divided into the north zone with fruit orchards and the south zone with spice and aromatic plants and vegetables.
Rodalquilar is only 30 minutes from Almeria Airport, which offers connections with Spain’s largest cities and destinations all over the world.
Located in a beautiful, protected country side with mountains on one side and the Mediterranean Sea on the other, this country estate is truly spectacular on every level providing total privacy and exclusivity.