Beautiful “summer palace”, close to RONDA, one of the most spectacular cities in Spain, on the Costa del Sol.
-Take the opportunity to acquire this unique property, dating from the beginning of last century and set in a surrounding of beautifully grown gardens with plenty of fountains and small waterfalls. The property has just undergone a complete restauration, still keeping its original charm.
This magnificent and unique countryproperty is situated 1,5 km from Ronda in an area called “Llanos de la Cruz ” with excellent soils and plenty of water. The land has an extension of 87.043 m2 and lies in the middle of an olive orchard.
As for buildings , there is the main house of 519 m2 , “Patio Sevillano” of 400 m2 , an observatory of 180 m2 , and a machine house of 15 m2.
The main house is built on 2 floors .The groundfloor comprises salon with an open fireplace , diningroom , kitchen and guest toilet whilst on the upper floors there are 8 bedrooms.
On the first floor there are 5 bedrooms of different sizes, all with ensuite bathrooms . On the second floor, which is the attic, there are 3 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms.
The main house and gardens were restored from 2002 – 2005 maintaining their antique charm and beauty whilst at the same time installing an up to date, functioning infrastructure. (central heating , airconditioning , new water and sewege pipes , central musicsystem , new electric installation , and telecommunication )
The property has its own water from 4 wells.
he main house was encharged and built by the ” Condesa de Guadalevin ” (Countess of Guadalevin) , Carmen Abela (1849-1924 ) , a noblewoman with great fortunes in those days. The style of the building is a mixture of neoclassical and fine andalusian style ,dating from the beginning of the century (1900).
The unique gardens which surround the mainhouse where designed and executed by the renowned french architect J.N. Forestier (also designed the gardens of “Casa del Rey Moro”in Ronda, with a plenitude of fountains, small waterfalls and rivers..
One fountain specially worth mentioning is the unique Sphinx fountain locally known as “ La Muñeca “ which was designed and executed by famous sculpturor Enrique Marín Higuera (1873-1951). The 3,50m x 2,10m big sculpture shows a woman with a lions body and butterfly wings with water coming out of her mouth.
The gardens comprise a great variety of trees ranging from Magnolia and Khaki trees to palm trees and a huge and extremely rare “pinesap”-tree growing on the Southside of the house.
One of the main building materials used for the construction and ornamentation of the fountains, bridges and small grottos are stalactites and stalagmites which then were taken from nearby caves, (a fact which nowadays would be unthinkable ), adding to the uniqueness of the fountains and waterfalls and giving the gardens their natural beauty.