Villa for sale in Monda
- Built245 m2
- Plot322 m2
A villa in immaculate condition built in a stunning location overlooking the charming pueblo of Monda and the surrounding mountains and olive groves.
Ideally situated some 25 minutes from Marbella, the property in built over three floors. The ground floor comprises of an entrance hall, which leads through an archway into the dining area and then down a step into the living room. From here the glass doors open onto a spectacular front terrace, which has been comlpetely glazed and currently serves as a second living room. From here the views across the valley are breathtaking. Also accessed from the entrance hall is the fully fitted kitchen, a guest cloak-room and the garage.
An impressive staircase leads up to the first floor, which comprises of two delightful double guest-rooms and a guest bathroom. Across the landing is the master bedroom, which is en-suite. The views from this bedroom are spectacular. This leads out on to the spacious upper sun-terrace. This has been adorned with an iron gazebo and there is ample room here for a jacuzzi. Again the view is uninterrupted and breathtaking and in the winter you can see as far as the snow-capped Sierra Nevada to the East.
Down from the entrance hall a staircase leads to the lower ground floor. The rooms here lead off from a central lobby. There is a huge pantry and a separate bodega for wine storage. This is fitted with a temperature compressor for the real wine expert. There is a spacious utility room with shower and W.C., a further spacious double bedroom and a third summer sitting room. This leads out on to the spacious lower terrace, which is currently furnished for entertaining and summer dining. Again the views from this point are beautiful.
Stairs lead down from this terrace to a lower garden with steps leading up the east side of the villa to a private terrace, which is currently designed with an oriental flavour.
Under the villa is a huge space, which has not currently been utilised but could be converted into a granny flat or studio depending on all conversion plans being legally approved.
The property is part of a community of villas and the quarterly fees are 68 euros.
- 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.