September 7, 2016 | No Comments YetTags: buying property in Spain, lifestyle Spain, Marbella, Moving to Marbella, nature
La Reserva del Madronal, locally referred to as El Madronal, is a luxury development in the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park on the road to Ronda in Marbella. A short drive from the thriving town of San Pedro de Alcántara into the hills behind it brings you to this well-established enclave of superior residences that has long been a bolthole for A-list celebrities and high net worth individuals who prefer to keep their private lives away from the papparazzi cameras and enjoy the seclusion and phenomenal views that living here provides.
Not that you have to be a celebrity or extremely rich to live
in this exclusive gated community. Properties can start here for around €1.5 million and considering the location, the size of the property and the spacious grounds with beautifully planted gardens, this figure is competitive and realistic for El Madronal. No plot is less than 2,600 sqm providing space and privacy that you may be pressed to find elsewhere for the same price.
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There are many advantages to living in this development, which dates back to the 1950s when the first villas were built. The fact that it is still considered one of the most desirable residential areas on the Costa del Sol is a testament to the quality of life its residents enjoy, as well as the quality of the properties, all of which are unique. Each villa is in a distinct style, thereby retaining that all- important feeling of exclusivity.[Tweet “One of great attractions of El Madronal is its promimity to nature”]
One of the great attractions of life in El Madronal is its proximity to nature. Sitting above the Guadaiza river, its slopes are planted with cork trees, pines and a variety of shrubs that exude a scent that captures the essence of southern of Spain. It also teems with wildlife, including wild boars, deer and mountain goats, although residents don’t have to worry about these wandering into their garden as each villa is well protected. It is also home to many bird species including the Peregrine Falcon, the Goshawk and Sparrowhawk. The highest points of the Sierra de las Nieves are home to the magnificent Golden Eagle and Bonelli Eagle.
This may make it sound remote, but in fact it is only a 10-minute drive from Puerto Banús and 40 minutes from Málaga airport.
For everyday shopping, less than 10 minutes will take you into San Pedro with its supermarkets, boutiques, and a wide range of restaurants and bars ranging from traditional Spanish to Indian, Mexican and modern European cuisine. Plus, the new San Pedro boulevard with its gastro bars and chidlren’s play areas is now a vibrant hub of activity, as is San Pedro beach with its upmarket beach resort Bora Bora, sitting alongside some of the best chiringuitos on the coast. Although, when you live in El Madronal, you don’t even need to venture down the hill to find fine dining; there are some excellent restaurants within strolling distance.
It is also an excellent location for families as there are a number of international schools within a short distance, such as Laude in San Pedro and Swans International School and Aloha College in Marbella, and it is within easy access of a range of leisure activities, including gyms, golf, horse riding, tennis and much more. El Madronal is a little bit of paradise for all ages – do take a look.
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