CORTIJO LA CONDESA
- 5 Bedrooms/ 8 bedrooms en suite
- Private pool and good views
- Extensive gardens
- Excellent outdoor covered pergola
- WI- FI ,FLAT SCREEN TV,DVD.
- Built in BBQ, Dishwasher, Laundry room
- Ronda ten minutes drive
- Events, celebrations and weddings.
- Air conditioning / central heating
- CANCELLATION/ OFFER 23 SEPT - 6 OCT !
Built for a weathy benefactor, the Duchess of Guadalevin, in the 1900s this extraordinary house is totally unique. This 'summer palace' as it is known as, is set in fantastical gardens with fountains and water courses that start with the Sphinx; a woman's head on a lion's body with butterfly wings, designed by the sculptor Enrique Marin Higuera. The water wends its way through pools and rivulets arriving at the large Folly at the bottem of the garden complete with original swing. It is a whimsy of delight.It will fascinate both children and adults alike. It will leave a lasting impression.
The property however has had modern improvements made to include air conditioning, central heating, a music system and wi fi. There is a good spacious kitchen with all the requisite apppliances such as oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and separate freezer and a cool larder.The dining room comfortably seats fourteen around long oak tables. There is a large sitting room with three huge squashy sofas, an open fire and a flat screen television.
In all there are eight ensuite bathroms all with baths and showers overhead. The pricing is based on the number of bedrooms booked;there is a price for a minimum of five bedrooms and a further price for each extra bedroom. Six of the bedrooms have kingsize double beds,one has a queen sized double bed and the final bedroom has twin beds.All have plenty of cupboard space.
Whilst the interior of the house has been well rennovated the exterior still has a faded charm to it. The fountains and pools are all in good working order with inumerable places to sit and just contemplate or read a good book to the soothing sounds of running water. A huge covered pergola provides a wonderful spot for al fresco dinner parties or possibly wedding events. There is a built in barbacue, sink and small drinks fridge. A pathway leads down to the lawned pool area which measures 8.5 metre by 4.5 metres, with roman steps and fully automatic filtration system.
Beyond the pool area the pathway continues down to an extraordinary folly redolant of another more extravagent era, complete with the swing and the final fountain. The property has several acres of land stretching away down the valley,with views towards the mountains and the presence of three beautiful andalucian horses.
The house is ideal for large parties or two or even three families together.For those looking for an unusual wedding venue then this is worth considering. Seville is an hour and a half away by car and Granada two hours.
The breakage deposit is payable with your balance and is returnable after your stay.
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