Great Property - Sotogrande in Southern Spain

Posted: Sat 21st September 2013
By: Mike Kaas-Stock

Are you thinking of buying a golf property in the sun? Well, if it's exclusivity you're after then you can't get much better than Sotogrande in southern Spain. With five fantastic courses on your doorstep, including the famous Valderrama, you will never suffer from boredom.

When it comes to choosing a golf location for a second home, or even possibly as a main abode, Spain has always been high on most people's list. Good connections by land, sea and air as well as fair weather, prove to be important factors. But for the discerning buyer with a view to owning a property near one or several top golf courses while also having excellent amenities for other activities, there is really only one choice, a location that has become a byword for luxury, Sotogrande.

50th anniversary. Spain like everywhere is suffering in the present economic climate, but there is a certain level of opulence that shines through even in the darkest of times. Sotogrande is no new fly-by-night property location; you might purchase a new property here, but the development has a maturity that can guarantee a level of quality purely by the weight of its name.     Located in southern Spain and nestled between the foothills of the Sierra Almenara and the Mediterranean Sea, the resort of Sotogrande has established itself as one of the most prestigious addresses in the world. This is Europe's largest privately owned residential and sporting estate, a gleaming jewel that covers roughly 4,400 acres.    As the development approaches its 50th anniversary, a far cry from its humble beginnings, this could possibly be the best time to buy that perfect piece of golfing real estate.

The History of Sotogrande. In 1962 the prestigious American entrepreneur Joseph McMicking and his wife bought five adjoining farmsteads on an expanse of land just east of Gibraltar. They had a vision, and that was to create the number one luxury resort here on the sun drenched shores of the Mediterranean coast of Spain.    Today Sotogrande has achieved just that and is among the very best residential developments in the world: a popular choice for discerning international property owners everywhere.  So what has made it so successful? Its appeal lies largely in the natural beauty of the surrounding area, but the careful planning of each and every addition to this grand estate adds to its attraction.     As well as the obvious lure of five fantastic golf courses which includes the world famous championship course of Valderrama, home to the 1997 Ryder Cup, there are also eleven polo fields and an equestrian club.

Tennis & water sports. Additionally there are excellent facilities for tennis and all manner of water sports as well as an Andalucian National Park, Wildlife and Nature reserve covering 27 hectares. These are impressive features that make it hard for any new contender in the world of luxury development to surpass.    It's not only the golf properties that make this location special, but also the coastal developments. The harbour of Sotogrande is visited by some of the finest yachts to be seen anywhere. Also on offer here are charter boats for anyone wishing to travel around the coast of the Costa del Sol and further afield.

The Property

Las Cimas de Almenara 11. One of the new projects, Las Cimas de Almenara 11, is an exciting development that is made up of only eighteen luxury villas, of which fourteen are detached and four are semi-detached. All the properties are of an extremely high standard and consist of four bedrooms and bathrooms, an individual personal garage and private garden complete with swimming pool.    The villas are built to ensure the desired level of privacy that prospective purchasers demand. The presence of a porter's office and a personalised security service provides owners with the peace of mind that, should they require help in any way and at any time, someone is on hand.The views from the properties are quite simply spectacular, stretching across the Sotogrande Estate and on down to the Almenara golf course.Owners also have direct access to all the facilities at the nearby Almenara Hotel including the use of its laundry, room service and discounts for the Spa, Gymnasium and of course the golf course.

La Reserva de Sotogrande. If you have ever wanted to be more involved in the design and build of your own luxury villa, a plot of land in La Reserva could make this dream come true.    La Reserva de Sotogrande is situated in the heart of the estate and next to the fairways of the famous Club de Golf La Reserva de Sotogrande. On offer here are land plots for villa construction directly around this Cabel Robinson designed course and with direct access. This private golf club offers membership to owners at a very competitive rate.    There is a wide selection of land plots with price ranges and sizes to suit.  The Sotogrande team can introduce buyers to project managers, architects, builders and landscape gardeners to complete the whole building and design project to individual tastes.

Space and privacy. The commitment at la Reservas de Sotogrande to low density housing has created a luxury estate that sits comfortably in its natural surroundings with a feeling of space and privacy.    The whole resort has been planned and developed with continuous and careful consideration to aesthetics, resulting in an elegance and style that has become an integral part of the life in the famous resort.    La Reserva also offers a 24-hour manned security entrance that allows access to residents and their guests. So for those looking for the security of a proven location at which to purchase Sotogrande, with 50 years of history to its name, has to be a real contender. Possibly now is the time to invest before prices again begin to rise. We cannot predict the future, but we can enjoy where we spend the present.

Good to know

Sotogrande is roughly 15 minutes and an hour respectively from Gibraltar and Malaga Airports.

Property contact details
David Vaughan

Savills Residential International

Telephone - +44 (0) 20 7016 3814


Website for La Reserva de Sotogrande

Website for Las Cimas de Alminaras 11 -

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By Mike Kaas-Stock

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