A tarmac lane takes you the short distance from the N340 to the farm where antique gates open automatically at the press of a button.
One enters the house via a colonnaded terrace into a large entrance hall.
Stairs lead off the hall to the first floor master bedroom suite.
An upstairs gallery overlooking the tower sitting room leads to the main bedroom
The bedroom with views of the Mediterranean Sea is decorated with Arab style relief panels, these form a elegant arch and canopy over the emperor sized bed, the cornice around the room and light fittings, and these together with the rich colours used for the paintwork make this a truly sumptuous room. Yellow marble lines the walls of the master bathroom and forms the steps up to a sunken bath next to a large walk in shower/Turkish bath. Retro style bidet, toilet and pedestal sink complete the bathroom fittings.
Adjoining the bathroom is a fully fitted out large dressing room
Descending back to the ground floor our entrance hall has a study/ office to one side, an archway taking you to one of the bedroom suites on the other side, and straight ahead takes you to the tower sitting room.
This breath-taking room has travertino marble flooring warmed by underfloor heating in the winter. Following the Arabic theme of the house as inspired by the Alhambra Palace in Granada , the walls are embellished with relief panels and wrought iron double doors are in this style.
Facing these doors is a dining room from which two sets of double doors look out to the rose terrace, lime and orange groves and the monument of the Espiritu Santo behind. The combination of the terrace, dining room, tower sitting room and interior patio each one leading to the other makes a huge entertainment area. Indeed the patio has been used as an open air theatre and can seat 35-40 people.
Continuing towards the back of the house one finds a large and airy kitchen fitted out with wood panelled units which match the exposed beams of the high ceiling. Features here are a wood burning oven – which bakes pizza and slow roast dishes to equal perfection – in addition to an electric fan assisted one, and traditional recessed shelved alcoves. Utility areas off the kitchen house the oil fired central heating and water boiler, washing machine, fridges as well as storage.
Still on the ground floor are two bedroom suites each comprising sitting room, bedroom and bathroom, both of which look out to the landscape on one side and the interior patio on the other. The larger of these suites has its own entrance and its large sitting room has plumbing and electrics pre-installed as an option to fit a kitchen and make this a totally separate apartment. The bedroom of this suite gives access to the large terrace over the garage.
From the interior patio large wooden doors open onto the garden and steps straight ahead lead down to the swimming pool, open air shower, barbeque area and poolside pavilion.