Montemayor, a rural paradise by the Mediterranean

Publication: 20 Mar. 2018
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The Costa del Sol coast offers many delights, from long, sandy beaches to a dazzling array of international restaurants, cool cocktail bars and designer shops and boutiques. However, even beyond that this surprising part of the world has so much more to offer for the discerning visitor or resident.

Perhaps the hustle and bustle of such a popular tourist resort is not to your taste? Are you searching for peace and quiet, a sense of history – and yet proximity to all the amenities of Marbella and its environs, to pop in and out at your leisure?

Montemayor, just fifteen minutes from Marbella, San Pedro Alcantára, Puerto Banús and Estepona, may not be a location as well-known as many of the luxury estates in this part of the world, but its discretion is one of its main attractions. Nestled in the hills of Andalucía within the municipality of Benahavís, it is close to the abundant and diverse restaurants that give the neighbouring mountain village its nickname – ‘the dining room of the Costa del Sol’.

An historic site, Montemayor – now the home of a luxury country club estate – played a large part in the early history of the area, as attested by the tenth century castle complex of which part remains preserved, showing vestiges of chambers and a well. Its strategic importance is clear from the views still enjoyed today – one hundred kilometres of the Spanish coast and further to Africa can be viewed from here.

Nowadays this unparalleled view can be enjoyed from the terraces of the luxury villas that dot the quintessentially Andalusian landscape of Montemayor. The estate encompasses over 330 hectares, yet fifty four percent of the land has been designated as greenbelt, so there is no threat of over-development and owners can rest assured their perfect natural idyll will not be disturbed. With the Marbella Club Golf Course, Villa Padierna’s driving range and the superb Marbella Club Riding Stables with competition-level facilities, there is a wealth of sporting possibilities on the doorstep.

A beautiful, peaceful setting with dramatic views of mountains, lush vegetation, streams and rivers that run down from the peaks, yet with cosmopolitan shopping and nightlife just minutes away, Montemayor offers something for everyone. Contact us now if you are interested in this lovely area.