La Zagaleta, luxury villas and discretion16 Dec 2020 | Developments Guide
At the end of the 1980s, in the last century, the land located in the municipality of Benahavis, owned by Adnan Khashoggi, which included a hunting reserve and the mansion that was built, passed into the hands of a group of Spanish-Swiss-German investors, headed by Enrique Pérez Flores, who started the project of luxury villas in the Zagaleta Benahavis.
At first, the project was based on a large number of homes, an idea that was discarded, proposing a development with low building density and a high level of both quality and design, finally materializing in a limited number of properties, around 420 homes, scattered among 900 hectares of native nature located in the land known as “La Bakara”, in the municipality of Benahavis, in front of the well-known urbanization of El Madroñal and ten minutes from the beaches of Marbella.
The properties in La Zagaleta must comply with a series of requirements such as, not to exceed two floors in height, the type of roof must be made of Arabian tiles and not include a tennis court in the property, for example.
Likewise, in order to be an owner in this exclusive community, the discretion of the candidates will be valued among other aspects.
Possession of a luxury villa in La Zagaleta urbanisation means a lot to an owner, who values the resort, among other things, for the quality and quantity of services it offers, such as surveillance of the entire complex, maintenance and care of the large access and common areas, individual maintenance of each property in terms of gardening, swimming pools and periodic inspections.
Let us bear in mind that in this magnificent Resort, there will be owners with holiday homes and houses to live in all year round. Both profiles exist so the activity of residents is constant throughout the year.
This exclusive urbanization has two golf courses with pitching and putting green, driving range, academy, clubhouse, swimming pool as well as two fantastic tennis courts being one hard ground and one clay court.
There is also a shop, a riding club with pure Arabian and Spanish horses, Welsh ponies and Farabella horses for the younger ones, with facilities such as dressing rooms and lounges, and the main clubhouse of the development located in what was a magnificent villa, know the club house, with a restaurant, lounge, tennis and paddle courts, swimming pool area and heliport.
In addition, this luxury urbanization offers its owners personal services such as private transportation, helicopter, luxury cars, yachts, private chef, catering, personal shopper, medical and administrative services for any type of management.
But let’s take a closer look at each of the exclusive high level services offered by this spectacular urbanization of luxury villas in Benahavis.
Golf courses, La Zagaleta golf and country club
In La Zagaleta golf and country club you will find two golf courses.
- The Old Course, only available to residents, consists of 10 holes and was originally designed by Brad Benz and recently remodelled by Marc Westenborg.
- The New Course La Zagaleta, available since 2005, also with 18 holes.
Both courses will delight your players by allowing them to enjoy nature and sport in one of the best residential environments in Europe
La Zagaleta Country Club
Here, as with the golf courses, we have two clubhouses:
- The Old Course clubhouse, the main and oldest of the two, is a first class social gathering centre that houses event rooms, meeting rooms and even a fantastic haute cuisine restaurant on its premises.
- The second clubhouse is located on the New Course, where you can enjoy a charming bar and restaurant with magnificent views of the lake and the golf course. With all this, La Zagaleta Country Club offers its residents all the exclusivity and excellence that it deserves.
Zagaleta Equestrian Club
This is a top quality equestrian centre, in keeping with the rest of the characteristics of this magnificent resort. In the equestrian club of La Zagaleta you will find horses and ponies from the centre as well as from the residents. The La Zagaleta riding school, led by Manuel de la Flor, is worth mentioning, allowing the most expert riders to carry out training for all levels, from beginners to competition.
Most of the mansions and luxury villas located in this fantastic property in the mountains of Ronda, have been built on plots of between 3,000 and 10,000 square meters.
The majority of its properties have large garages with capacity for a large number of vehicles, landscaped areas for access to the properties with large roundabouts worthy of the most prized royalty, basements with gymnasium, sauna, cinema room, wine cellar and a countless number of luxury details that adorn and equip them which, together with the wonderful panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the African coast and Gibraltar, make the owners’ expectations come true.
In La Zagaleta we can find houses of construction styles which should be in harmony with the environment, coexisting the contemporary and avant-garde villa with the rustic or the elegant classical style villa, always under a control with the aim of not breaking with the previously mentioned harmony.
In Benarroch Real Estate we are at your disposal and we are sure we can help you to choose your luxury house in La Zagaleta de Benahavis.
Article by Brice Benarroch Mennessons16 Dec 2020