Finca for sale in Monda
- Built146 m2
- Plot3180 m2
Originally listed at 320.000 € now reduced to 295,000 € Beautifully presented equestrian property set in the picturesque countryside near to the white washed village of Monda. This 3 bedroom country house distributed over 2 levels offers charm and tranquility. The 3 bedrooms are on the lower level of the house in order to keep nice and cool in the long hot summer months and nice and warm in the winter months. The lounge area offers a beautifully designed log burner that warms up the whole house. A feature wooden minstrels gallery dominates the double height ceiling creating an additional area perfect for either a study, additional lounge area or even a 4th bedroom. The house also offers a beautiful fully fitted country style kitchen and a conservatory area. The property is set on over 3000m2 of land and also offers a private swimming pool, stables complete with paddock and grounds. Only a short drive the the village this country house is ideal for a family home and also a fantastic rental opportunity. A must see.Read more Read less
- Area Info: Monda
Historical fact or urban legend? Monda, in the mountain hinterland above Marbella, has long claimed that it was the scene of the Battle of Munda in 45BC, between Julius Caesar's army and Pompeian forces.
The trouble is that so do several other current towns in the former “Hispania”. Some historians argue that “Munda” is the Roman name for modern-day Ronda ; others that the battle was fought near Montilla (in Córdoba province) or outside Osuna (Sevilla) .
If Monda was the battle site, its iconic castle – an imposing hilltop fortress that affords commanding views over the valley and village – would have been a key target (and prize) for the opposing forces in this final battle of Caesar’s war against the leaders of the Optimates.
Today, its modus operandi is less conflictive: transformed into a boutique hotel and gourmet restaurant that attracts guests and fine-diners from throughout the Costa del Sol – and further afield.
Located just beyond two other white-washed mountain villages also well-connected with Marbella by highway, Monda can sometimes be overlooked and passed by on the way to somewhere else. For those who stay, however, either as visitors or eventual residents, the town’s appeal extends far beyond the castle.
The terracotta tiling, wrought-iron windows, winding alleys and cosy apartments capture the essence of Andalucian village life, while the surrounding vineyards and olive groves give Monda a timeless atmosphere. Undulating and captivating – albeit in some parts unforgiving – Monda’s terrain can be enjoyed on horseback or on foot.
It is, in short, an alluring town with just the right balance of vibrancy, accessibility and seclusion to make it one to add to your wish-list if you are thinking of moving to the Costa del Sol or seeking a tranquil holiday home.