Down a winding country track, past the gate keepers cottage into the 24 acre estate – up the hill and through the electric gates and there lies the finca: a grand retreat beneath the Ronda mountains, with views to the distant Mediterranean Sea. Blissfully private, with bags of space, its sprawling, low-lying buildings rise up the hillside in gentle steps: there is a lot of house for the money. Inside is designer smart in creams, taupes and golds, ceilings are lofty and beamed, floors gleam beneath fine rugs, sofas are vast and modern art dots walls and glass-topped tables. Bedrooms have a restrained luxury and a smart rustic style: cool tiles, wrought-iron sconces, shuttered windows

The finca is entered through impressive, antique, double doors into a spacious L-shaped split level entrance hall leading  into the Salon.

This beamed, dual aspected room with its high ceiling is delightful in summer with doors opening onto the dining terrace and cozy in winter with its large wood burning fire. A few steps lead from the seating area to the elevated dining table and into the country style kitchen which boasts all the modern appliances together with a La Canche range and separate larder space.

From the kitchen a door leads to a large utility area containing laundry, ironing room, boot room, two wine stores, small office and storage area.

Just off the dining area is the separate Library with inbuilt TV providing a delightful cozy space to relax.

All five bedrooms have bathrooms en-suite. All guest bedrooms are of good size and charmingly decorated. All have access to outside balconies or terraces.

The master bedroom is a delightfully large airy space with beamed apex ceiling. The log fire creating a romantic, cozy space on cool nights. The separate dressing room features antique courtyard doors cleverly concealing the fitted wardrobe space. The en-suite bathroom provides country style luxury with the large shower, double basins, jacuzzi bath and hand made tiles.

Leading off the entrance hall the finca has a real  wow factor  with Its own Indoor Pool comprising a 13m x 3m heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, sound system and shower. So whatever the weather you can enjoy a refreshing swim, a relaxing jacuzzi or a soothing sauna.

Beyond the large outside dining terrace with fabulous glass pyramid ceiling, to the charming poolside bar with log burner, to the swimming pool wrapping itself around the delightful mirador and the incredible panoramic views, Finca de Palmero delivers the perfect space for relaxing or entertaining.

Linked to the main house is the most charming Granny/Staff/Guest Cottage. The accommodation is finished to the same high standards as the main house with high beamed ceilings and handmade tiles and comprises sitting area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. A very pretty, walled patio creates a delightful dining area in summer.

The finca has a three car garage and there is a large car parking area for guests which can easily accommodate 10+ cars.

Finca de Palmero is a truly unique home combining the finest elements of rustic Spain with the latest home comforts. Lovingly remodeled and sympathetically decorated it offers the rare chance to enjoy a luxury home near the picturesque village of Gaucin. From the indoor spa to the spacious mirador, it’s a great place to “chill out”.

Finca de Palmero is 7 kilometres from the picturesque village of Gaucín and sits in 24 acres of land, fully fenced, south facing and surrounded by mature trees predominantly oaks, carobs and olives with fabulous views down to the coast – on a clear day  the mountains of Morocco are visible . Sandy beaches are less than 45 minutes away at Sabinillas and Golf Courses at Valderama, Sotogrande, San Roque, are all less than an hour away. For the more energetic riding, walking in the surrounding hills, sailing and wind surfing at Tarifa, (a 60 minute drive).  Gibraltar Airport is about 60 minutes drive and Malaga Airport about 80 minutes. Nearest shopping is Gaucín which has, two banks with cash dispensers, supermarket, post office, doctor, medical clinic, pharmacist and , of course, restaurants and tapas bars.