Normally, country living is one thing and owning a property by the sea in a luxurious Mediterranean lifestyle destination something quite distinct. However, Marbella is one of those places where two seemingly mutually exclusive options can exist side by side, just as the region offers sea, sand, surf and mountain ski resorts within a two-hour drive.
Marbella, more than beach life alone
The Costa del Sol is famous above all for its beaches, seaside-focused lifestyle, luxury amenities, glamorous marinas and beach clubs, but many of the people who live or buy a property in Marbella also opt for more downtown or residential settings, the latter often in luxurious frontline golf locations such as Nueva Andalucía, Guadalmina or Elviria. Head a little further inland and you’ll find that many of the discerning high net worth buyers actually choose to live nearer the foothills of the mighty Serranía de Ronda mountain range – still only a few minutes from the beach and Marbella, but set within all the privacy and splendour of nature.
Five star country living
There are a number of five-star country clubs in Marbella such as La Zagaleta, Sierra Blanca and also more rustic-style ones such as La Mairena, Monte Mayor and the Marbella Club Golf Resort, yet the area surrounding the charming village of Benahavis – itself just ten minutes from the coastal road – is the epicentre of stylish country living in Marbella.
The large municipal area surrounding Benahavis is where you will find many of the finest country estates close to Marbella, with other much-loved areas such as Mijas, Hacienda Las Chapas, Alhaurin de la Torre, Sierra Bermeja and Cancelada offering the opportunity to own a classic or modern country villa near the beach but also surrounded by open nature, spectacular views, privacy and space.
What Marbella country properties offer
Each property has its own features and character, including large panoramic terraces, outdoor kitchens and barbecue areas, vast mature gardens with swimming pools, entertainment areas, spas and in some cases also workshops, stables and working farmland.
Imagine being able to ride horses this close to your home, to have proper space for your pets, go for walks in the countryside and also be able to really use quads and off-road bikes. The natural way of life is becoming increasingly sought-after, so view the country properties for sale in Marbella on our website or contact us with your specific property requirements. We’re at your disposal.