This beautiful classic villa sits within 5,000m2 (approximately 1.25 acres) of wonderfully landscaped grounds which include a tennis court, miniature stream with cascading ponds, secluded seating areas and a raised vegetable garden.
A grand pillared entrance with large wooden gates opens to the traditional cobbled driveway, with space to park next to the entrance of the property and continuing on to the first large, single car garage.
From the grand covered porch, going inside the property, the entrance hall has a reception seating area plus a guest toilet and coat storage area. French doors lead through to the living area with views through the mature trees in the garden to the ocean beyond. The living room has a high ceiling and a fireplace with natural stone surround. Patio doors open on to a wonderful covered terrace which is south-facing and overlooks the pool. An archway leads from the living room into the bright and airy formal dining room which has 2 sets of patio doors. The smaller set lead to the same covered terrace overlooking the pool and there’s an outdoor dining area, facing south. The other large set of patio doors open to a fabulous entertaining area with columns supporting a beautiful iron pergola, which in the summer-time is covered in vines with Moscatel grapes (which the owner currently uses for wine-making). Underneath the pergola is a large dining table and chairs seating 10 and there’s an adjacent walled brick barbecue area with outdoor sink.
Back inside, the dining room has French doors through to the kitchen which has a further family dining area. The imported kitchen is cleverly designed and finished to an exceptionally high standard with beautiful cherry wood carpentry and a movable central island, concealed drawers under the units, black granite work surfaces, an American fridge-freezer and a huge range oven with 6 gas burners and an electric hot plate. The rear stable kitchen door leads to a utility area which houses a laundry, small wine cellar and the water softening system. From here you can access the driveway by the front entrance.
Along the hall from the main entrance there are French doors to the large, bright study which has patio doors to the terrace overlooking the pool area with sea views. This could potentially be another (4th) bedroom if required. Opposite is a small room with a built-in safe that could be used as a single (5th) bedroom if required. Extensive storage cupboards line the hallway. The first of the main guest bedrooms is a spacious double with ample wardrobes with wooden louvre doors. Patio doors open to a wide terrace with panoramic views to the ocean and cliffs. There is a pretty en-suite shower room.
The second double guest bedroom looks out to the mature trees in the garden and has a fitted wardrobe and there’s an adjacent family bathroom.
The master suite is at the end of the hall and comprises a large bedroom with high ceilings and patio doors out to wide terrace with magnificent views over the landscaped gardens to the ocean and the cliffs. There’s a spacious dressing area lined with wardrobes plus a large en-suite bathroom with bath as well as a separate shower. The entire house benefits from water-based, gas-fired under floor heating, providing a very comfortable heating system during the winter months, with beautiful natural terracotta tiled flooring throughout.
From the extensive terraces running along the length of the property, there are 2 sets of steps down to the pool area, with ample space for sun bathing. The pool measures 10 x 5 metres and there's an outdoor shower at the end of the terrace.
To the side of the property, with a completely independent entrance, there’s a guest cottage comprising an entrance hall, a little living room with a small kitchen with breakfast bar, one double bedroom and a shower room. The cottage is very tastefully decorated and also benefits from electric underfloor heating. This is perfect for anyone requiring an independent annex to the main residence.
Beyond the guest cottage, the driveway continues to a second garage and large parking area. In this area there is a small room that is used to house the winery, making wine from the Moscatel grapes growing over the pergola and also the pool pump room and gas boiler room with 12 circuits for the underfloor heating in the main house (gas supply is via a large 1,000 litre underground tank).
The landscaping of the entire plot is simply magnificent. There is a seating area by the avocado and banana trees; cobble pathways meander through beautifully planted flower beds; mature trees such as eucalyptus, palms and olive trees provide shady areas; beautiful stone walls surround the raised vegetable beds; citrus trees provide oranges and lemons; plus there are also peach, plum, apricot, clementine & pomegranate trees and the tiered stream with 4 ponds attracts an array of wildlife. Water from a borehole is pumped to a 5,000 litre holding tank for irrigation purposes. The garden is lit with LED lights and is very gently sloping. To the side of the property is the artificial grass tennis court.
The property enjoys superb privacy, yet is only a 7 minute walk from the town centre, with its array of cafes, restaurants and shops and also a 10 minute walk from the beautiful golden sandy beach and promenade. There are 6 security cameras around the property that can be viewed anywhere online as well as an alarm system for security.
This top-quality villa would be perfect as a large traditional family home, with plenty of space for when guests come to stay.