This is a very private estate hidden away in the hills behind the traditional village of Benahavis.
The property is exceptionally situated and secluded but only five minutes drive from Benahavis and twenty to thirty minutes from the marinas, restaurants and beaches of Puerto Banus, Marbella and Estapona.
The estate comprises of an extensive and historic Spanish manor farmhouse and a more recently built guest house, both centrally heated and furnished with Spanish antiques and Mallorcan fabrics. Incorporating the ruins of a Moorish tower, the house is surrounded by a beautiful and well-known terraced garden which still has the original Moorish irrigation streams and channels. The remainder of the estate consists of several hundred hectares of completely private and totally unspoilt indigenous Iberian woodland, dissected by the Guadalmina River and a series of crystal clear springs and streams and incorporating a small organic farm and productive organic kitchen garden.
Set in several hundred acres, Seramarto is a grand finca sleeping up to 29. Entirely separately, Casa del Rio welcomes 10. The exquisite interiors are adorned with antiques and Andalucian fabrics; there are private pools, and tennis court, a helicopter pad and is fully staffed; with delicious produce prepared daily from the Estate's own organic farm. Marbella: 30 minutes by car.
The main house has many original features, including beautiful antique tile detailing. Cool in the summer the high ceiling large drawing room with its decorative original Spanish wall mounted plates and exposed beams is a delightful relaxing but elegant room, opening onto a terrace with days beds under a shady vine covered pergola. This terrace is one of many where you can spend the day either over looking the gardens or down by the pool.
Casa del Rio From € 5,500 per week
The villa is a comfortable property for a group of friends or family and is furnished with Spanish and European antiques. Set in the foot of the mountains, this is a very peaceful spot beside the Guadalmina River and offers plenty of picture perfect scenery for actively exploring as well as enjoying whilst relaxing. The house has a huge manicured lawn, ideal for the odd ball game! There are many shady terraces for eating or enjoying the stunning gardens. There is also a large roof terrace with huge lounging day beds with gives rise to great views. The pool is privately tucked away at the rear of the house (12m x 7m) and is surrounded by lush gardens and lawns.
Services Housekeeper/cook/daily service 6 days a week, 8 hours per day includes breakfast and lunch. Other meals paid locally Facilities Heated pool 12m x 7m, 1.75-2.55m deep with built in steps Air conditioning in bedrooms Satellite TV WiFi internet DVD and CD player