This magnificent property in El Madroñal can only be described as a mansion set in its own private estate. This is a grand home overlooking the wooded hills of this luxurious gated community from a  vantage point of its own hill, giving imposing views of the Mediterranean and the sweeping coastline.

This is a classic villa designed by the renowned architect Cesar de Leyva. To enter the estate an impressive driveway winds its way through beautiful gardens complete with waterfalls and sitting areas. The drive leads to the grand entrance, where solid four-metre doors, originating in India, open onto an inner courtyard with tropical plants and two marble fountains. This courtyard offers peaceful shaded corners for rest and contemplation. The proportions of this house are perfect throughout, and the house  really does create a lasting impression as from  the front door one looks straight through to the sea shimmering in the distance.

The hall connects with a pretty Clive Christian kitchen, the spacious and elegant living room with its breathtaking views, an oval dining room,  and a study/tv room with all the refinement the would be expected in such a house.

All the  ground floor rooms connect with the large covered terraces offering many dining and relaxing areas, one of which has an outdoor fireplace for chillier evenings.

The grand bedroom suite occupies the first floor in its entirety, offering a spacious bedroom with his and her bathrooms, and a terrace that highlights views to the sea, Marbella and  La Concha Mountain. The suite has a kitchenette, and stairs to a rooftop terrace. The individual dressing rooms and bathrooms come with either black-and-copper marble from Cyprus or Brazilian marble.

The lower level of the house features a cinema with high-end equipment, a large indoor heated pool, showers, a bar, Jacuzzi and Turkish baths. Looking out to the 30-metre swimming pool, a waterfall  cascading from the upper terrace is quite spectacular. This design of the outside pool  incorporates a Japanese bridge, islands and a “beach” area.

The lawns, arbour and a pond lead down to the five-bedroom guest villa which is truly a beautiful property in its own right.  While the main house has just one grand bedroom suite, this adjacent guest villa contains five full bedroom suites with dressing areas and bathrooms, as well as a kitchen, lounge, terrace and mature garden with a stunning pond filled with fish and decorative water lilies, as well as wonderful views of its own. This house also incorporates a double garage, and a staff apartment. Alternatively the main house is accessible by an elegant, carpeted, tunnel.

Planning permission is granted for a further four bedroom suites adjacent to the main house, to which they could be joined yet retain independence.

This beautiful mansion has far too many features to be descibed adequately here, but the magnificent parkland landscape that has been created offers a  tranquil country estate within minutes of the coast.