CABO DE GATA-NÍJAR, ANDALUSIA, SPAIN
The Andalusian coast of southern Spain is the sunniest spot in all of Europe. Despite the
incomparable weather, this pocket of paradise boasts one of Spain’s few remaining stretches of undeveloped coastline, creating an atmosphere of tranquility unavailable elsewhere in the country.
The craggy coastline of Almeria is home to marine life with diversity beyond description, carefully protected by the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, where Los Gorriones is found. Because of this steadfast preservation, some of the region’s greatest treasures can be found under the warm Mediterranean waters: its beaches are ideal for snorkeling and sailing or walking and horseback riding along the coast. In the distance, the dramatic peaks of mountains mark the natural border between the province’s coastline and interior. In the crater of a long-extinguished volcano, the valley of Rodalquilar blooms with lush green and red hillsides that open to the Playazo beach and sea beyond. This fertile soil and peaceful location allow Los Gorriones to bloom both indoors and out.
A true oasis awaits in Los Gorriones, nestled in the nearly untouched Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park; a declared UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Incomparable tranquility and privacy surround this Andalusian cortijo, only 1.5kms from one of Spain’s last remaining undeveloped stretches of coastline with wild cliffs, spectacular views, natural and paradisiacal beaches like the famous Genoveses or Mónsul.
The three-hectare enclosed complex has five independent buildings, all meticulously restored with luxury finishes and modern comfort in mind. The main villa wraps around a central courtyard and fountain, thus creating an atmosphere of serenity and peace. A guest house and a cozy caretaker’s house offer flexible accommodations for visitors and staff. The crown jewel of the complex is the 733-square-metre luxury spa.
Tranquility washes over you from your first step into the space, which flows from the lush tropical gardens outside to the 20-metre-long heated indoor pool central to the building. The spa offers a large gym with professional Kinesis machinery, two massage rooms, sauna and Turkish bath, a large Jacuzzi, a chromotherapy room with heated loungers, several bathrooms with Spa-style showers and bar, office and relaxation area. A heated white marble floor stretches through the central space, with glass mosaic walls and pillars reflecting soft blue light across the pool. Atop the spa is the 702-square-metre rooftop lounge which presents a breathtaking venue for entertaining or lounging.
The three-hectare grounds are brimming with lush tropical and colourful plants, native species palm trees and centuries old olive trees. A collection of sculptures dots the estate, designed using a range of materials including pieces of iron from the gold mine, chalk and stone as they lend the area a certain sense of magic and sophistication. In addition, the property is surrounded by a 17-hectare olive and palm plantation all thriving in the rich volcanic soil.
Whether you envision a luxury family commune, ample space for a work/home environment, an investment opportunity, holiday home, or a boutique spa experience in the heart of pristine nature, Los Gorriones is truly beyond compare.
This is a Share Transfer property.
Property Ref: 4704_RX150442