: For Sale
: Terrace: 127 sqm, Plot size: 12 537 sqm, Private pool, Satalite TV, Alarm, Helicopter friendly, South facing,
VILLA “NIDO DEL AGUILA”
Benahavis – Marbella
This estate is only 1300 meters away from the lovely village of Benahavis, and 6 km’s from the beach.
A mountain- and countryside property on more than 11.000 square meters of land, about 275 meters above sea-level overlooking the mountains, the Mediterranean sea, the bay of Marbella and Puerto Banus.
“Nido de Aguila” is set in a truly unique, one of a kind, location. With an incomparable combination of views and privacy at the same time.
From the gate up, your own long drive-way leads you to the oasis called “Nido del Aguila”. There you find profound tranquillity, absolute and complete privacy, rural surroundings with great and spectacular views. No direct neighbors and “jet-set” Marbella and Puerto Banus at your feet.
“Nido del Aguila” has a country -atmosphere, combined with all modern comfort.
This villa, all on one level, consists of: entrance, study/TV-room, library, dining room, spacious kitchen, living-lounge (50 m2), three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Plans for a roof apartment (two bedrooms suite and bathroom) are ready and available.
The staff house, separate from the house, grants you full privacy.
A UNIQUE PROPERTY
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Surface Area: 145.8 square kilometres
What the natives are called: Benahavileños
Outstanding Sights: Castle of Montemayor, Church of Virgen del Rosario, sixteenth-century palace, watchtowers
Geographical Location: in the interior of the Western Costa del Sol region, 21 kilometres from Marbella. The centre of the village is 160 metres above sea level. The average annual rainfall is 900 litres per square metre and the average temperature is slightly more than 17º C.
The municipality of Benahavís stretches across the foothills of the mountain range and is shaped by three rivers, each forming its own valley. It is one of the most mountainous areas of the Western Costa del Sol, with a richly diverse landscape and some truly admirable places to visit.
It is an interior location but due to its proximity to the coast, it has of necessity been a participant in the development that has occurred there. While the village centre preserves all the character of the White Villages, large housing developments have sprung up in its environs, especially to the south, along with magnificent golf courses. It is an important detail, however, that 70 percent of the surface area of this municipality has been declared an “Environmentally Significant Mountain Complex”, a designation that protects all that territory from development excesses.
The rivers Guadaiza, Guadalmina and Guadalmedina meander through large expanses of forest in which pines, live oaks and cork oaks predominate. The valleys of these rivers have historically been used as routes into the Ronda highlands. There is no doubt they were so used from the time of the Phoenicians until that of the Arabs as there is proof of this in different places not far from the village. These lands were therefore of significant strategic value since very ancient times.
The first nucleus of a village, however, was formed in Arab times. It seems to have been founded in the late eleventh century and in the shadow of the Montemayor castle. This fortress witnessed the entire history of the village, from the clashes among the Muslims themselves until their confrontations with the Christians, and much later it was also a scene of the struggle between the Spanish and French during the Napoleonic invasion in the early nineteenth century.
The castle and the village passed into the hands of the Christians when, in 1485, the Catholic Monarchs took Marbella and its surroundings, which included Benahavís and the village of Daidín. This entire territory was granted to the Count of Cifuentes in 1492 in payment for the services he had rendered to the crown of Castile. It would not be until 1572 that, with the approval of Felipe II, Benahavís became independent of Marbella.