Space, seclusion and natural beauty – the private domains of El Madroñal

Publication: 23 Jun. 2021
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Situated in the hills above Marbella, the exclusive gated villa community of El Madroñal is enjoying a renaissance thanks to the space, privacy, magnificent views and quality of life offered here.

Follow the Ronda road – which leads from the coast into the Marbella hills in the direction of the pretty country town of Ronda – and you pass a succession of luxurious residential zones such as La Heredia, La Reserva de Alcuzcuz, Monte Halcones and Los Arqueros, home to the nearest golf course in this area. The last ones you reach before homes give way to the open countryside are La Zagaleta, one of the most exclusive private communities in Europe, and its neighbour El Madroñal.

This gated urbanisation with its distinctly country chic ambience looks back across a broad green valley that cascades gently towards the shoreline, offering spectacular views of the coastal area, Marbella and the Mediterranean Sea. The main orientation of the homes for sale in El Madroñal is south-easterly, but some of the properties that occupy their own hilltop have a truly panoramic range of vistas that span from east to west, looking out beyond Gibraltar.

You enter El Madroñal through impressive main entrance gates, as this is a secure community of villas set upon large private plots. As in neighbouring La Zagaleta, the homes are laid out within landscaped gardens surrounded by a private ‘cordon sanitaire’ of countryside. Most villas occupy the higher ground, with the natural vegetation sloping downhill from the gardens, offering residents a wonderful country feeling complete with space and optimal privacy while also being in a villa community that is within less than ten minutes of Marbella, San Pedro Alcántara and Puerto Banús.

In fact, although El Madroñal falls within the well-managed municipality of Benahavis, you can be on the beaches of Marbella within ten minutes! The ultimate country chic suburb of the Costa del Sol, El Madroñal is dotted with superb homes that range from classical to modern, and from medium-sized to real country estates complete with extensive grounds, guest houses, lakes and ponds, not to mention private spas, home cinemas, heated indoor swimming pools, tennis courts, games rooms, helipads and garden pavilions.

Modern and classic country living in Marbella
Inside as out, El Madroñal villas feature a choice of styles, orientations, sizes and both modern open-plan and more traditional layouts with cooling interior courtyards. In recent times, the area has become ever more popular, as buyers seek space, privacy, security, stunning views and lifestyle amenities, and all of that in a location close to shops, restaurants, golf, nature and of course the coastal area and its leisure offering.

If this sounds like the kind of property and lifestyle you would enjoy, and having spectacular country scenery around and views of the sea, mountains and eagles soaring overhead is music to your ears, then contact us for more information about the very best villas for sale in El Madroñal.