This superb private equestrian estate is located on the outskirts of the busy town of Alhaurin el Grande, and is also close to the towns of Coin & Cartama. Malaga city, the airport and the coast are only 25 minutes away by car, and the surrounding towns provide full facilities. The new hospital on the A357 is 10 minutes away.
The large plot of over 15000 m2 is divided in to two areas, gardens for the house and a separate completely flat area with stables and equestrian area. The gardens enjoy superb panoramic southerly views towards Alhaurin el Grande town and the surrounding mountains.
House and gardens
The house is very spacious and the accommodation is over three floors. On the middle floor, the front door opens in to the entrance hallway. From the hallway, there is a small bathroom to one side, with toilet and basin. Also off the hallway, the kitchen has a door to the living room and also double doors to the large covered terrace at the rear of the house. The kitchen is well equipped, with stone worktops, floor and wall cupboards, dishwasher, electric hob with extractor, electric oven and microwave, inset stainless steel sink and breakfast bar. A window in the kitchen overlooks the gardens. The living room is spacious and has three sets of opening doors, two to the covered terrace and one to the gardens. It has ceiling fans and air conditioning. Also on this floor there is a double bedroom suite, with fitted wadrobes in a dressing area, a double bedroom with air conditioning and ceiling fan, and bathroom with shower, toilet, bidet and basin. This bedroom is currently used as a study.
A feature staircase with glass block windows leads to the upper floor, where there are two further bedrooms. One is a master suite, with an internal hallway leading to a large double bedroom with doors to a private walled terrace with superb views, air conditioning, ceiling fan and ceiling mounted TV. Off this bedroom there is a further bedroom, currently used as a dressing and ironing room, with fitted shelves and hanging rails. This could easily be converted back to a bedroom or possibly a child's nursery. The bathroom in the master suite has corner Jacuzzi bath, twin basins, toilet and bidet, as well as a glass block shower cubicle. The second bedroom suite has double bedroom with air conditioning and ceiling fan, dressing area with fitted wardrobes and a bathroom with shower, toilet, bidet and basin.
From the entrance hallway a staircase with glass block windows leads down the the lower floor where there is a hallway giving access to several rooms. The first is an independent apartment with living room with air conditioning, fully fitted kitchen, and a double bedroom. Another door from the hallway opens to a bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. The third door opens to another double bedroom, and a fourth to a utility room with the oil fired boiler for hot water and central heating, a washing machine and a tumble drier. The fifth door opens in to the enormous garage. As there is a separate double garage block, this lower level 4 car garage could easily be converted to make a further two bedroom apartment, and does have natural light.
At the rear of the house, the large covered terrace is partly enclosed, and steps lead down to the pool terrace. This terrace has three ceiling fans.
The floors in the house are high quality Portuguese marble throughout, and all windows are double glazed. The house has very efficient under floor heating, and also solar panels for hot water, backed up by the oil fired boiler on the lower floor. The boiler has a 3000 litre underground diesel oil tank.
Outside, the gardens extend to about 7500 m2. Most of this is laid to grass with an irrigation system. The 10x5 swimming pool with corner steps is to the rear of the house and this is heated and has an electric pool cover and underwater lighting.
The long driveway has an electric entrance gate with intercom, and leads to the double garage block, which is separate from the house. There are 50 century old olive trees and many oranges, lemons and peaches in the gardens, as well as a vegetable garden and a large wooden gazebo and various other features. There are several outbuildings, including a greenhouse/ potting shed, a large covered dining area and a superb outside kitchen by the pool, with bread oven and barbecue. Near to the gate leading to the equestrian area, there is a building for the gardener, with bedroom, kitchen, bathroom with shower, toilet and basin, and pump room for the irrigation system.
The superb equestrian centre is completely separate from the house and gardens. There is a stable block with three full size boxes with ceiling fans, and a smaller box for a pony. In the stable block there is also a large feed store room, and an air conditioned tack room, also used as a gymnasium. There is also a separate 6m x 6m shelter for the horses on the far side of the open area. The equestrian area is about 8000 m2, and there is a training field, a 330 m circular running track, and full flood lighting for night time use. The stables have been built with full drainage systems in place, and the main area has a geotextile base with albero sand and water cannons to keep it moist. The stables are built of fireproof wood with insulation betwen the layers. There are hot water showers for the horses, and a sprinkler system is in place for fire safety. There are also smoke alarms and automatic locks which would release in the event of fire. At the rear of the stables, there is space to add more boxes, if needed. Also there is plenty of parking space too.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a superb equestrian centre with a high quality country home. Please contact us for any further information, and also watch the video!