La Zagaleta – Luxury Living

La Zagaleta
A view of La Zagaleta Estate

Sitting in a quiet, rural location just outside Benahavis on the road to Ronda you will find one of the most exclusive, luxury developments on the Costa del Sol – Club de Campo La Zagaleta.

Only a short drive from the famous Puerto Banus, La Zagaleta is one of the most sought after locations in Spain boasting a small number of large, private properties housing some of the coasts rich and famous visitors.

When you purchase a property in La Zagaleta you don’t only get privacy and luxury, you also get beautifully manicured, landscaped gardens, club houses, 24-hour security and access to two professional golf courses: La Zagaleta and Los Barrancos.

Club House and Sports

The 5,000 m2 club house provides a community space for residents and their guests to relax and enjoy some of the activities that few other developments are able to provide.

Residents can make use of meeting rooms, restaurants, bars, and a cafe. There is a swimming pool and sauna area for the parents to relax in while the children can enjoy a discotheque, billiard room and even a bowling alley. The swimming pool area also provides a barbeque and snack bar.

For the horse lovers there is a fully equipped riding club breeding Arab and Spanish horses. The club offers 23 stables and four training arenas. There is more to La Zagaleta than just luxury properties!

For tennis fans there is a choice of clay or hard-surface tennis courts to hone your skills.

Golf

If you are a golfer, then La Zagaleta has everything you could want from two professional golf courses to an on-site pro shop.

La Zagaleta

A unique 18-hole course, La Zagaleta Golf was designed by the Californian architect Bradford Benz in 1991 and opened at the end of 1993. One of the major objectives for the designer was to preserve the beauty of the natural surroundings and this has been achieved.

From the start of your round until the end you are unlikely to see anything other than nature as there are no parallel holes and the only other thing you will see is the spectacular clubhouse after the 9th and 18th holes. A round at this course is like playing on a nature reserve.

Each hole has four tee positions to allow players of all skill levels to enjoy the course. Choose the closest tee for a tranquil, relaxing round, or the furthest tee to challenge yourself and play like the professionals.

Aided by the natural slope of the valleys the path to each hole is clear to see with clear access to the greens. There are few courses that offer such peace and privacy as this, although you may have to share the fairway with a pheasant or a deer.

Los Barrancos

Opened in 2005, Los Barrancos is a par 70 course once again shaped by the landscape that surrounds it.

As you progress through your round you will pass cork trees in between which many animals have made their homes and from where they can be seen watching the golfers passing through. The course is situated on the north part of the estate and sits between mountains and valleys creating a unique course with stunning views.

On the par 3 second hole the green is separated from the trees by the Embarcadero Lake, pure mountain water, which adds another level of natural beauty to the course, as well as increasing the difficulty level.

The natural form of the landscape makes for improved bunkering rather than the stereotypical resort style with more traditional, strategically placed bunkers.

The intention to integrate this course with nature has been well realised with several holes having fresh water streams running alongside, while the entire course is surrounded by beautiful local flora. The sound of flowing water with the sounds of local animals and birds makes this one of the most relaxing courses on the coast and is well known for providing an exciting and pleasurable round of golf.

The Villas

La Zagaleta Villa
The propeties are the height of luxury and quality

No two properties are the same in La Zagaleta, although they all stick to the Andalusian style so as to blend well into the natural environment.

You have a choice when looking to make a move to this exclusive community as you can either purchase one of the few remaining plots or one of the villas that is currently under construction. Alternatively, you can choose one of their signature villas which provide “a wave of 21st century architecture that blends with the countryside.”

You could also choose from one of the many properties that already stand in the estate, all constructed to the highest standards with the highest quality materials.

The signature villas have been designed with a minimum of 8 metres between each plot to ensure privacy. This also provides space for the local wildlife to make their way around the properties thus causing them minimal disruption.

The modern design of the villas reflects the latest in contemporary architecture and fulfils the five main elements of property design – water, light, landscape, comfort and practicality.

Each of the villas is located on a large plot with sizes ranging from 3,000m² to 25,000m². Many of the villas provide up to 8 bedrooms, with similar numbers of bathrooms. Private pools are an essential in this estate as well as multi-car garages. There is nothing small in La Zagaleta!

This, unfortunately, is also true when it comes to prices. However, most of the properties are owned by the very rich and famous and if you are not in that club you are unlikely to be looking for property here. Rumour has it that Russian President Vladimir Putin owns a property in La Zagaleta, as well as Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich. It is also said that British Actor Hugh Grant and singer Row Stewart also own properties on the estate, so you are in good company.

If you plan to buy a villa in La Zagaleta you should expect a price of over a million euros to buy a plot and anywhere from 5 million to 25 million euros for an existing property. Remember though, for that money you get to live on one of the most exclusive estates not only in Spain but in Europe, with facilities to rival any world class hotel or country club.

La Zagaleta truly is the epitome of luxury living. For more information on the properties of La Zagaleta visit www.villaslazagaleta.com, or call us today on +34 952 907 386.

 

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Puerto Banus Continues to Attract Investment

Luxury Mall Planned Site Puerto Banus
The site is a prime location in Puerto Banus

Spanish investment firm Baraka Group have announced their plans for a “luxury goods” commercial centre to be constructed in Puerto Banus.

The group have acquired a 3,500 sq/m plot of land close to El Corte Ingles and the Cristamar shopping centre. The plot currently houses the headquarters of OHL and the sales offices for Los Granados but will be redeveloped to house some of the world’s top brands.

Baraka say they have already spoken to many luxury brands and the location of the land has attracted interest from the likes of Armani and Versace The new mall will cover an area of around 3,000 sq/m.

Including the purchase of the land, the Group estimates the total spend on the project to be around 20 million Euros creating much needed jobs for the Costa del Sol.

As a holding company the Baraka Group has various interests across Spain including investment property, rental housing, supermarkets and shopping centres. The group recently purchased the building of Peugeot, Spain, for around 6 million Euros and also acquired buildings from Alstom – a world leader in electrical infrastructure and rail transport – for around 60 million Euros.

Puerto Banus is a very small town. You can walk from one end to the other in around 10 minutes and there are already 3 large shopping centres (el Corte Ingles, Cristamar and Marina Banus) so I wonder if this is such a good idea. Saying that, the Baraka Group seem to have a pretty good success rate in site acquisition and development so I’m sure they’ve done their homework. However, you can already buy Armani, Versace and most other designers overpriced products in the current stores. Also, front-line Puerto Banus is lined with similar boutiques from the likes of Armani, Jimmy Choo and Louis Vuitton.

Renovated Homes & Farmhouses – Selling/Buying Property in Oxford

Lounge Building Exterior

Have you ever considered buying a cheaper property that you can later renovate and live in a luxury new home? There are plenty of beautiful farm houses in Spain and the UK. While renovated farm houses in Spain look spectacular, and interior design has characteristics such as tall walls and open style interior design, farm houses in the UK are quite similar apart despite of the size of the property. Oxford City in UK is a perfect location where you can find renovated homes or find a house that can be renovated. If you need help in finding a property like this, estate agents can easily guide you through the process of finding the perfect structure to meet your needs.

Selection of Views

What Styles of Older Homes Are For Sale in Oxford?

The area has several different styled homes. You can find a wealth of buildings from the Victorian Era. These massive structures are all brick and full of romantic looking rooms. Another style you will find is the classic Georgian facade with beautiful eaves.

Many of the homes have detached buildings that give you greater functionality. These rooms can be rented out or used as guest houses.

What Has Been Done to Renovate These Houses For Modern Day Luxuries?

Some of the houses in the area date as far back as the early 1800’s. These incredible buildings have been standing for hundreds of years. You will find that most owners have taken care of the structures and made necessary updates.

Depending on the home, different things will have been updated. Most owners strive to keep the original feel of the period in which the building was constructed. Bathrooms, kitchens, and other living spaces are brought up to code with modern appliances for a cozier feel.

How Can an Estate Agent Guide Me in the Process?

An estate agent can help you in finding the right residence for you whether old or new. Especially in the process of purchasing older homes, we can make certain you are purchasing the best property. Older buildings need additional care over the years.

Estate agents work to find you a property that has been kept up like it should. If there are repairs that need to be made, we can be sure you are informed of such. It is a great idea to use someone who is experienced in home buying to help you make such an important decision.

Although there are many estate agents available on the market, it might be difficult to find the best one. Here’s some useful tips to find a reputable estate agents.

  1. Pay attention at the properties that are for sale in your area and estate agents that are selling the property.
  2. Find estate agents that have most experience selling property similar to yours.
  3. Get a free market appraisal from at least three different estate agents. This will provide you with an estimate of what your property is worth. However, do not rush to start business with estate agents that evaluate your property with the highest price as estate agents aim to get a business with you.
  4. Ask for a list of houses that were sold by each estate agent so you can see if property evaluation has realistic numbers.

Estate agents Chancellors Oxford has properties for sale in Oxfordshire. Locations covered
New Hinksey, Littlemore, Cowley, Iffley, Iffley Village and St Clements and many of the smaller locations in between for your solution to find an Oxfordshire property. Please visit Chancellors website for more details. While Anscombes Finchley estate agents is a part of Chancellors Estate Agents Group and has properties for sale in Finchley, London, UK.

A LUXURY 4 BED VILLA NEAR LA QUINTA, NUEVA ANDALUCIA

A LUXURY 4 BED VILLA NEAR LA QUINTA, NUEVA ANDALUCIA – Ref: MFSV852

la_quinta

Price: 1,159,000€
A lovely 4 bed villa in the Monte Halcones area, near La Quinta and Nueva Andalucia on the Ronda Road. Boasts with magnificent views on to the coast, sea and also mountains. Property is with south orientation, so has plenty of sun all day long. Nice terrace areas by the private pool and a well kept garden with a BBQ corner. Perfect for summery outside events. Built in 2001, it comes with the furniture, there is AC throughout as well as a central heating on gas and under floor heating in the bathrooms. Fully fitted kitchen has Bosch appliances. For security the villa is gated and has an alarm system fitted.

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2 BED 2 BATH TOP LUXURY APARTMENT NEXT TO BEACH IN SAN PEDRO MARBELLA

2 BED 2 BATH AMAZING LUXURY APARTMENT NEXT TO THE BEACH IN SAN PEDRO MARBELLA – Ref: MFSA853

san_pedro

Price: 1,159,000€
The luxury resort of Casablanca Beach has a privileged location: frontline beach, next to a beautiful promenade lined with typical fish restaurants and wide beaches.

In this area there are future plans for a new Marina. A 15 minutes walk to downtown San Pedro de Alcantara and 30 minutes from Puerto Banus.

The resort enjoys the tranquility of the sea and is one step away from the entire infrastructure necessary for daily living such as shops, banks, restaurants, sports centers. With an original architecture in three heights, the complex has 61 apartments of 2 and 3 bedrooms. Ground floors and penthouses are duplex.

In its construction have been used first quality materials: marble, natural stone, wood. The apartments have built area from 204 m2 to 440 m2, with large terraces, 2 parking spaces and Jacuzzi in the penthouses. The communal areas have a beautiful lake-shaped pool and 6.000 sqm of tropical gardens with direct access to the promenade and beach.

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5 BED VILLA BEACHFRONT, NEW GOLDEN MILE, COSTA DEL SOL

5 BED VILLA BEACHFRONT, NEW GOLDEN MILE, COSTA DEL SOL – Ref: MFSV858

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Price: 6,300,000€
A lovely beach front villa all on one level with 5 bedrooms, open plan living dining, kitchen area. The 6000m2 plot can be divided into 2 separate plots. Buildable on 2 stoies high with basement (30% of land m2)

Detached Villa, Estepona, Costa del Sol.
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Built 1000 m², Garden/Plot 6000 m².

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The Luxurious Costa del Sol

Guest post by Heather Reid.

Whilst the Costa del Sol may conjure up images of mass tourism, many visitors are surprised to find that this region also boasts a wealth of exclusive and luxurious destinations. Spoil yourself with a luxurious road trip along the 100-mile coastline of the Costa Del Sol and enjoy a landscape that includes spectacular mountain scenery, views of the Rock of Gibraltar, the coast of Northern Africa and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Whether you drive along the coast or head inland, amongst the natural beauty and traditional villages, you will find luxurious resorts, fine dining, golf courses and some serious fun.

Luxurious Puerto Banus
Luxurious Puerto Banus

First of all, head to Puerto Banus, a luxurious resort built in 1970, just 6km from the town of Marbella, 64km south of Malaga.  Starting out as a luxury marina and shopping centre, today it is a major destination and a magnet for the super rich, with seemingly endless mega-yachts docked at the marina and streets chock-a-block with luxury cars.  Set against a dramatic mountain backdrop, you can’t help but be impressed by the glitz and glamour of this town.  Puerto Banus is always bustling and full of upmarket bars and restaurants, boutiques including D&G and Dior and a casino.  This is a prime party location, attracting a young, sophisticated and rich clientele whose main aim is to be seen.  There are some great restaurants, including the meat lovers’ delight, Tango or the celebrity hangout of the Red Pepper and some even better nightclubs such as the hugely popular and pricey Olivia Valere.

A few miles away from Puerto Banus is the exclusive town of Marbella.  A luxurious destination for rich European tourists, it successfully combines history and culture with flashy marinas, restaurants and beaches. Those who enjoy a bit of culture should try to get to a performance at the amphitheatre or enjoy an afternoon stroll through the historic old town, a charming place with cobbled streets, whitewashed buildings and outdoor cafes.  If however you prefer a day of pampering and partying, a visit to the exclusive Nikki Beach resort will be a highlight.  One of the most glamorous destinations in Marbella and a great way to enjoy the beach in style, try to make it for one of Nikki Beach’s ‘Amazing Sundays’ with DJ’s, live music, great cocktails and oodles of beautiful people.

If partying is not quite your thing, a short drive will bring you to Nueva Andalucia, also known as the ‘golf valley’.  With warm weather all year round, this region is perfect for golf and the exclusive Aloha Golf course should be at the top of your list.  Designed by Javier Arana, it is one of the best courses to play on in Spain.  Set within beautiful surroundings that have been lovingly landscaped, this is a well maintained golf course that most golfers will find an enjoyable challenge, whilst the terrace has amazing views and is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy a leisurely lunch.

And if it is natural beauty that you are looking for, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Benalmadena. The town is located around 20km from Malaga and boasts spectacular views across the coast from the top of the Calamorro Mountain. There is a cable car from the town that lifts you slowly up the side of the mountain, allowing you to enjoy breathtaking views as you rise 800 metres to the summit.  On a clear day you can see Gibraltar and the coast of Africa.

There are some truly luxurious options for accommodation on the Costa del Sol, including the hotel resorts of Gran Melia Don Pepe, just a few kilometres from Marbella or the Don Carlos Leisure Resort, right next door to Nikki Beach.  For something a little different there are a good selection of boutique hotels, including Hotel Claude, a charming 17th century townhouse in Marbella that has been refitted to combine exclusive modern design with the original features and the fashionable Marbella Heights Boutique Hotel, located on a hill above Marbella with stunning sea views and glorious surroundings.

With well-maintained roads, fast highways connecting the cities and major towns and plenty of wonderful scenic routes to travel, exploring the Costa del Sol by car is great fun and with companies now offering extremely competitive prices for car rental in Malaga and locations across the Costa del Sol, driving a luxury car is much more affordable.  With cars designed for extreme comfort and fitted with all the latest entertainment systems and safety features, it is likely that you enjoy the drive as much as the destination.

Heather Reid is marketing manager for Bingo Car Rental, specialists in low cost and luxury car rental in locations across Spain and Europe.

6 Bed Villa For Sale in Nueva Andalucía

6 Bed Villa For Sale in Nueva Andalucía – Ref: MFSV409

Stylish, luxury villa for sale in Nueva Andalucia

Price: 5,750,000€

Villa – Detached, Nueva Andalucía, Costa del Sol. 6 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms, Built 725 m², Terrace 329 m², Garden/Plot 1800 m². Setting : Close To Golf, Close To Town, Urbanisation. Orientation : South East. Condition : Excellent. Pool : Private. Climate Control : Air Conditioning, Hot A/C, Cold A/C, U/F/H Bathrooms. Views : Sea, Mountain, Country, Panoramic, Garden, Pool. Features : Covered Terrace, Fitted Wardrobes, Private Terrace, Satellite TV, ADSL, Gym, Storage Room

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Royal Flamingos – Apartments For Sale – Marbella

Royal Flamingos – Luxury apartments set within the Flamingos Golf Resort, Marbella

FRONTLINE GOLF APARTMENTS FOR SALE – FROM ONLY 360,000€

Situated within the luxurious development of Los Flamingos offering magnificent views of the coast.

Perfect for golfers – Los Flamingos has a well established 18 hole course, which plays host to international tournaments.

The properties are divided into small blocks of two and three bedroom apartments. All of the apartments at Flamingos Golf have sea and golf views.

For more information or to view these wonderful properties please call us now on +34 952 907 386 or email us at info@marbellaforsale.com.

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4 Bed Apartment For Sale in Puerto Banus

4 Bed Apartment in Puerto Banus – Ref: MFSA369

4 Bed Apartment For Sale in Puerto Banus

Price: 1.400.000€

Unique ground floor apartment located in the heart of Puerto Banus, State of the Art unit ,it is impeccable through out , built to the highest standard, quality fittings, the kitchen alone is worth 100.000€ – overlooking garden and pool area with afternoon sun. Ideal property for all year round living close to all amenities. Open kitchen-lounge with view to the garden and pool. Apartment – Ground Floor, Puerto Banús, Costa del Sol.

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