Perched on a private hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean and the Sierra Tejada Reserve in Andalusia, this rustic-chic villa is surrounded by 10 acres of olive groves, vineyards, almond trees, Mediterranean gardens, exotic plantings, and fruit and vegetable gardens. Completely private and true to its Moorish farming roots, the villa is only 25 kilometres from the famed Costa del Sol and within an hour of the markets of Malaga and the history of Granada. The Pavillon de chasse Carligto may be rented separately or with its sister property
the Villa Lodge, so they will form the Carligto Estate
The two homes are close enough to be enjoyed together by larger groups, up to 14 guests, though both are walled in and separated by about 100 metres of mature gardens for privacy apart. All of the culinary and other additional services offered at the Villa Lodge are also available at the Pavillon de chasse Carligto, making a perfect venue for reunions and serviced celebrations for any occasion.
THE PAVILLON DE CHASSE CARLIGTO
The house boasts an even higher altitude than its sister property, and with its own private pool, secluded garden terraces offering unbelieveable views and spaciously stylish living areas, this luxury villa will tempt guests looking for the ultimate in relaxation. This gorgeous property has three double ensuite bedrooms as well as a guest bathroom, and promises an unsurpassable level of service and luxurious comfort. Gaze out to the expansive views of mountain and sea and feel all worries melt away into the azure blue beyond...
The interior of the newly renovated property reveals a somewhat bohemian style with art deco furniture, local art and modern touches adorning a light and airy 100 square metre open plan living space. At one end lies the fully equipped gourmet kitchen with an attached dining room looking to the valley below and the Mediterranean Sea beyond. Central to the living space is a cosy fireplace, cocktail bar and high-tech entertainment system, including a videogame system. Along with the fireplace, underfloor heating and air conditioning throughout the villa ensure comfort for all seasons, while solar panels and a highly efficient heat pump system ensure a minimal carbon footprint.
Though all three bedrooms are supremely comfortable, each en-suite and one with a private sitting room, the master bedroom suite is pure luxury. Here you’ll find a spacious marble clad bathroom with both a large bath and separate shower room, television entertainment system and a private covered terrace and garden with sun loungers for taking in the south facing views over the Mediterranean.
Surrounding the house are mature gardens with swathes of vibrant bougainvillea and further terraces, courtyards and a gated, heated swimming pool. The courtyard that greets guests upon entering opens onto a commodious outdoor kitchen and dining terrace complete with a Gaudi-inspired fireplace, barbeque and built in bread oven.
A second, more intimate courtyard doubles as a shady outdoor living room, centred around a palm cluster nestled behind the house with a covered day bed and leading up to the open pool terrace with panoramic views of mountain and sea. From here steps lead up to yet another covered lounge terrace with yet more breathtaking views from above the property and a formal meditation garden beyond.
Quality beds and linens
Roughly 200 m2 interior, at least the same again in outdoor living space
Open plan living room and gourmet kitchen with adjoining dining room
Additional outdoor kitchen with fireplace, barbeque and bread oven
Two dining rooms, one indoor and one outdoor
Reading library and library of cookbooks
Indoor fireplace, underfloor heating, air conditioning throughout
Solar panels for hot water, highly efficient heat pump system
Music and video game systems
Cocktail bar (can be stocked according to preference for arrival)
Central television with English language satellite and film collection
Television in master bedroom
Local art exhibited and for sale
Child friendly, walled and contained property; gated pool area
Heated swimming pool, 8m x 4m (supplement €150)
Private terraces, courtyards, covered lounges and sculpted gardens
THE VILLA LODGE
An enclosed leafy courtyard greets visitors upon entry with a fountain and shaded pergola facing the majestic peak of Maroma above. Built-in benches and outdoor furniture provide comfortable seating in this tranquil space cradled by the back half of the building. Beyond the courtyard, the kitchen opens onto a small herb garden along the side of the house, which leads to the front terrace with a covered outdoor dining area including a table to seat 10.
From this terrace a set of stairs lead down to the pool area (the only way to access the pool), with 'top-of-theworld' views toward the sea and maintained gardens all around, a covered summer kitchen with built-in barbecue, marble dining table, sun lounges, and a water garden on another terraced area beyond the pool.
The front dining terrace also leads around to the south side, with a landscape design with modern flair providing a pleasant, grassy play space for smaller children. Aside this garden is a smaller table for four, perfect for sunny morning breakfasts or afternoon tea in the garden. Further along on this south-side and therefore sunniest of terraces, the garden leads back to the master bedroom terrace, with parasol shaded seating and an open air shower.
Access to this area can be restricted to ensure that those staying in the master bedroom have private use. All on one level, the Villa Lodge has wood-beam ceilings and terra-cotta floors with underfloor heating and air-conditioning throughout. All bathrooms contain bronze taps and basins, and bronze shower fittings; all bath and shower walls are in local marble.
A small entrance hall opens onto the main living room with fireplace and WiFi access. Kitchen/dining-room, seating up to 8, with fireplace and Lacanche gourmet range cooker. Fully stocked Kitchen with Siemens appliances including American-style refrigerator/freezer with ice maker and filtered water dispenser.
1 bedroom with 140 cm bed and hand-stitched Suzani tapestry headboard, local antique Spanish chest of drawers and en suite bathroom with shower.
1 bedroom with 180 cm bed that can be made up as two singles, also with hand-stitched Suzani tapestry headboard and a built in dressing table and wardrobe.
1 bedroom with 180 cm bed that can be made up as two singles. These two bedrooms share an adjacent bathroom with large tub, bidet and shower.
1 master bedroom, with 160 cm bed and another Suzani tapestry, also has double doors opening onto a private terrace garden, complete with sea views, shaded sun lounges and an open-air shower. The master bathroom has a large enclosed (hammam-style) tub with shower and is connected to the master bedroom through a short arched corridor.
Further down the corridor is another W/C, and a utility closet with washing machine. Beyond, the corridor exits into the courtyard gallery, off of which sit the library and drawing room. The library is a naturally well-lit reading room with a well stocked wall full of book shelves and comfortable seating. A travertine-marble desk serves as a work space here with WiFi and other office facilities. From one side, the library opens directly to the center of the courtyard and to the other side an enclosed lounge terrace with HD satellite television and PlayStation3 video game system. This terrace shares a door with the adjacent drawing room terrace, a large, open (shaded) terrace with views to the sea and an oversized open fireplace. The attached drawing room shares the chimney for an indoor/outdoor fireplace, creating the appearance of a combined indoor/outdoor living space. The drawing room, with pantry and fridge, is decorated with Spanish antiques and a Chesterfield sofa for a sophisticated wind-down at the end of the evening.
Maid service twice weekly, 3 hrs each
Full air-conditioning underfloor heating
Traditional terra-cotta floors
Four fireplaces hammam-style master bath
Private master bedroom terrace with outdoor shower
Well-stocked library / reading room
Drawing room bar pantry
Drawing room terrace with indoor/outdoor fireplace
Hand-stitched Suzani tapestries
Two full HD flat screen televisions
Satellite TV with digital video recorders
DVD player with movie library
Stereo/CD player and iPod docking
Video game system
Baby beds, high chairs, changing mats, monitors, etc. available
Pool with summer kitchen and sun lounges
Solar panels for energy savings
Siemens cooker plus
Lacanche gourmet range cooker
Espresso machine, toaster, kettle, blender
Private chef services and Spanish culinary experiences are offered separately. Guided tours and hikes may be arranged.