VILLA DORADA

SOTOGRANDE, SPAIN

THE LOCATION

Villa Dorada is located in the heart of Sotogrande, a prestigious residential development on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol. The development offers an unparalleled range of restaurants and sporting facilities; all of the region’s coastal towns are within a short drive, while the mountains of Andalucía are within easy reach.

Sotogrande is an architectural showcase, with many different styles of property, from traditional Andalucian houses to surprisingly avant-garde villas.

With views of the resort's world-famous Valderrama championship golf course, Villa Dorada is a spacious and beautifully appointed property, built in traditional Andalucian style, with a colonnaded wraparound terrace and barrel-tiled roofs.

THE VILLA

The villa is reached through a delightful courtyard garden. Inside, an impressive and graceful interior combines traditional grandeur with rich, contemporary finishes. Colourful artwork and ceramics pay homage to local boy Pablo Picasso, who was born just along the coast in Málaga. But there are elements of the East here, too: a large sitting Buddha gazes across the room at Picasso's Face of Peace; a Buddha head sits in front of another Picasso print.

A sweeping double-height staircase rises from a tiled hallway, decorated with Botticelli's Birth of Venus, the spacious bedrooms, each furnished in luxurious contemporary style mixed with more traditional Spanish design elements and colours.

Outside, there are landscaped gardens dotted with elegant palm trees and a beautiful pool with views across the surrounding golf courses. Contemporary rattan dining furniture and plenty of shade make the terrace an elegant and comfortable place for casual lunches as well as more formal meals.

The design of the resort has been crucial to its success: avenues of palm and conifer trees provide privacy and seclusion, while superb facilities offer endless entertainment. It's easy to see why some of the richest and most powerful Spanish families have summer homes in Sotogrande.

5 BEDROOMS / SLEEPS 10

Located on the exclusive Sotogrande resort

Gated property

Covered terraces with outdoor dining and seating areas

Mature landscaped gardens and lawns with a feature pergola

Stunning infinity swimming pool

Lounge with large feature fireplace and study

Games room with a selection of toys and games including a table tennis table

Master bedroom with its own terrace

Five large bedrooms, sleeping 10, all with en-suite bathrooms or shower rooms and four feature walk in wardrobes/dressing areas

Molton Brown Toiletries

Air-conditioning and central heating throughout

Top-class audio-visual equipment, including Flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod music system and Nintendo Wii game console

iPad, printer and Wi-Fi access

TRANSFER: FROM GIBRALTAR AIRPORT - 30 MINUTES

FROM MALAGA AIRPORT - 80 MINUTES

GREAT FOR: BEACH / GOLF