Hidden gem of a villa in Monte Mayor, Benahavis, Marbella
Nestled in a secluded valley in the rambling hills of Benahavis lies the stunning estate of Monte Mayor. Surrounded by mile upon mile of unspoiled countryside, a protected cork forest, lush vegetation and a dramatic mountain range, it is hard to believe that this rural paradise is only a fifteen minute-drive to the coast and the bright lights of Puerto Banús and Marbella.
Boasting commanding views of the Mediterranean as far as Gibraltar and even Africa on the horizon, this hidden gem is the ultimate spot for those who are seeking all of the beauty of nature and the privacy that this glorious part of Andalucía offers, yet with all of the glitz and glamour of the buzzing coast at only a stone’s throw from the estate.
The golf course of Monte Mayor is one of the most spectacular courses on the Costa del Sol. Set in an area of unparalleled natural beauty, the course was designed by José Gancedo, also known as ‘the Picasso of golf’, whose philosophy was to avoid ostentation and ensure absolute respect for the environment. Monte Mayor Golf Club comprises a challenging course as well as a stunning practice ground. Boasting breathtaking mountain and sea views, this exclusive club has recently been purchased by Russian investors who, having seen the inspiring setting, are set to renovate the club to the highest standards and will certainly put Monte Mayor on the map as one of the most desirable golf clubs on the coast – which is set to raise property values in this private country club.
Marbella Direct has on its books a stunning south-facing modern villa located in the heart of Monte Mayor. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom villa has been tastefully designed and styled, and is characterised by its delightful views of the countryside over abundant cork, pine, oak and olive tree forests, and out to the sea on the horizon.
The property features a triple garage and a separate office and has been spread out over two floors; the top floor dedicated entirely to the main bedroom suite, which also incorporates a vaulted ceiling, a large panoramic terrace, a walk-in dressing room and a luxurious modern bathroom with hydrospa bath and large walk-in jet shower.
The kitchen and living room also feature high ceilings with vaulted lines, and the tasteful high-spec cabinetry and appliances reflect the modern-rustic decorative style of the villa. The delightful garden boasts a superb infinity pool, as well as an outdoor bathroom and dining area/entertaining space. With unbeatable landscape views and stylish modern features, this villa offers all the luxury and elegance of Marbella life in an oasis of calm and privacy – and would make an ideal home surrounded by nature