One of Andalucia’s Finest Country Residences The Perfect Retreat or Luxury Boutique Hotel
Welcome to one of Andalucia’s finest Country homes, The Palacio is perfectly situated just half an hour from the booming city of Seville (between Ronda and Sevilla). The former summer residence of a Duke from Madrid and his family, the property offers total peace and tranquility, & sumptuous accommodation with character and charm. Steeped in history, the property has been the subject of a total sympathetic restoration over the last 5 years, and will now make a wonderful retreat or Luxury Boutique Hotel.
The Palacio is the ultimate retreat, the perfect place to relax and unwind. No neighbours. No barking dogs. Just total peace and quiet. A sanctuary. This compliments its convenient location within 10 minutes drive of three bustling whitewashed villages, each boasting excellent restaurants and friendly locals, and lying halfway between the impressive cosmopolitan capital of Andalucia, Seville, and the gorgeous historic town of Ronda. The property really does offer the best of all worlds.
The Palacio lies within pretty, rolling countryside, a patchwork quilt of olive groves, sunflowers and cereal crops, making the location ideal for all kinds of outdoor activities, including horse-riding, paragliding and cycling. The towering peaks, pristine azure lakes, and pine forests of the Grazalema and Alcornocales National Parks can be enjoyed within half an hour, as can award-winning golf courses in Arcos de la Frontera, Seville, Jerez and Antequera.
This part of Andalucia enjoys one of the best climates in the world, with over 300 sunny days every year, and mild frost-free night-time temperatures.
Approached via its very own private tree-lined avenue, The Palacio looks every bit the perfect Andalucian Country Estate. That enticing first glimpse is more than enough to tell the visitor they have arrived at a very special destination.
The Palacio is a traditional Hacienda boasting flexible accommodation around its original cobbled courtyard. Mature trees create cooling shade to compliment the soothing sounds of the central fountain, while Bourganvilla and Oleander provide beautiful splashes of colour.
A wonderful all-year- round extravagance, the Palacio’s heated indoor Moroccain inspired pool really comes into it’s own in the slightly cooler winter months. Visually stunning, sensorially intoxicating, with authentic hand-made tiles on the floor and in the pool, and intricate plasterwork – every feature combines to create an exotic flavour of the Orient.
Taking the backdrop of The Palacio’s classic whitewashed Andalucian heritage, the interior design team took inspiration from Europe and Morocco to create stylish and charming living spaces which are both elegant and comfortable. So much so that when Sanderson launched their ‘Traveller’ range of fabrics and wallpapers in early 2015, they chose The Palacio as the location in which to photograph their popular Spring collection.
The main living spaces within The Palacio are very generously proportioned, but the way they have been decorated and furnished makes them feel incredibly welcoming and “homely”. Whilst the overall feeling is one of opulence and grandeur, this is never at the cost of comfort.
he Palacio boasts numerous large bedroom suites, each with it’s own en-suite bathroom facilities and a large private patio. Having their own outdoor space makes them absolutely perfect for private visitors or paying guests.
The two largest Honeymoon Suites – 100m2 each – are located on the first floor with beautiful terraces which enjoy spectacular views and dreamy sunsets.
Every bedroom suite features a gorgeous private bathroom, with classical or modern fittings from luxury manufacturers such as Sbordoni of Italy. Each bathroom is different and unique, but all share the same devotion to detail.
Whether you’re looking to enjoy breakfast on a terrace in the warm winter sunshine, or find a shady spot in which to laze on a summer’s afternoon, The Palacio’s numerous terraces and patios take ‘outdoor living’ to a new level. There are places to hide everywhere, boasting delightful views in every direction. Nothing to detract from the beautiful natural landscape which surrounds The Palacio.
The Palacio sits within its own grounds, surrounded by mature olive groves, approached via its own tree-lined avenue. It has abundant parking.
In total 3.5 hectares / 35,000 m2 / 9 acres. Accommodation internally c.1,200m2 / 12,900 sq ft.