El Soto de Marbella golf
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A spacious, newly built, 5 * air conditioned / heated luxury apartment in the prestigious El Soto de Marbella development surrounded by beautifully manicured award winning tropical gardens. The property has quality contemporary furnishings. It is fully equipped to the highest standard.
El Soto de Marbella was declared a World Biosphere Reservation by UNESCO (there are protected cork and oak trees rare plants and birds )and is located in the hills above the village of Elviria, just 15 minutes drive from the centre of Marbella. Elviria has a good range of facilities including excellent restaurants, bars, supermarkets and boutique shops. The extensive Elviria Beach is 7 mins drive away and is one of the best Marbella beaches, ideal for families or couples with plenty of facilities including jet skiing and kite boarding.
The main department stores and designer boutiques can be found in nearby Marbella and the famous Puerto Banus.
For golf enthusiasts La Cala & Santa Maria are two superb golf courses only a few minutes away and there are another 21 excellent courses within 30 mins drive. Just 5 minutes away there is a David Leadbetter academy .
The beautiful white villages of Ojen & Mijas are nearby, Ronda and Cordoba can also be easily reached. Further afield, there is the Alhambra palace complex in Granada, the old city of Seville, and Gibraltar with its Barbary Apes, cable car to the Rock summit and dolphin safaris in Gibraltar bay. The more adventurous might like to drive on to Algeciras or other ports and take the ferry across to Morrocco.
Principle rooms: large lounge with dining area - luxury Italian sofa seats 6. dining table and 4 chairs.
***** Satellite TV with English free view channels BBC ITV etc - DVD -37' inch Flat screen TV*****
Patio doors to a large terrace, fully appointed spacious kitchen - dishwasher etc and laundry room with automatic washing machine and ironing facilities, 2 bedrooms - master bed with king size 4 poster bed, beautiful hardwood fitted wardrobes, second bedroom 2 twin beds which are currently linked together to make a Super Kingsize bed, again with similar quality built in hardwood wardrobes. 2 luxury marble bathrooms, one en suite - twin sinks, bidet and bath with shower over. Second marble bathroom again twin sinks, and large walk in power shower. Egyptian cotton towels compliment the luxurious feel. Outside areas, sliding glass patio doors lead to a private sun terrace, sunbeds and table chairs seating for 8 . The terrace has magnificent sea and mountain views. One of the four swimming pools is only a few meters from the property.
The views are can only be described as spectacular - looking out over the coastal resorts to the Mediterranean then round to the mountains - in the evening watch the sun set over the horizon then see the night lights of Marbella and the twinkling mountain lights of the inland Andalusian villages. Simply Breath taking!!
Facilities :El Soto has a 9 hole golf course. A contemporary furnished bar and restaurant - dinner on the terrace overlooking the floodlit lake and fountain -excellent reasonably priced. There is a 9 hole par 3 golf course,Tennis courts,paddle tennis, gymnasium, sauna and steam room and Jacuzzi on site.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Elviria (15 minutes) Located 15 minutes east of Ma 8.7 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Málaga Airport, officially Málaga-Costa del Sol Ai 28 km, Nearest railway: Fuengirola - Marbella-Fuengirola bus regularly con 22 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access|
The Costa del Sol region
Spain's region of Andalucia is composed of eight provinces, stretching from the south-east to the south-west of the country, each one named for its capital city: Cadiz, Cordoba, Jaen, Huelva, Almeria, Malaga, Granada and Seville.
Once Spain´s poorest region, Andalucia - and specifically the provinces of Malaga, Granada and Seville - is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, thanks to its sandy beaches, beautiful countryside, spectacular mountain ranges, fabulous monuments and high-spirited people who live life to the full and are well known for their exuberance, warmth and hospitality.
Andalucia is also home of flamenco and bullfighting, which can be best enjoyed at the region´s countless ferias and romerias.
But perhaps the most unique feature of this enchanting region are the remnants of its Moorish past. The Moors were a mixture of Berbers and Arabs who crossed into Spain from North Africa by the Straits of Gibraltar and occupied the peninsula - which they called al Andalus - for more than seven centuries, dating from 710 when they first landed in Tarifa. Within a mere four years they had virtually conquered the entire country, although they soon withdrew to the southern part of the peninsula, where they established, in the towns of Cordoba, Seville and Granada, one of the most sophisticated civilisations of the Middle Ages. Each of these Andalucian capitals boasts spectacular remains of their monuments, the most unforgettable of which is, undoubtedly, Granada's Alhambra palace.
Andalucia has 500 miles of coastline and of which 70% are sandy beaches. The Mediterranean seaboard is graced by the Costa de Almeria, Costa Tropical and the glamorous, cosmopolitan Costa del Sol, while the Costa de la Luz lies along the Atlantic shore to the west of Gibraltar.
As well as Andalucia´s fascinating cities and dazzling shores, the region is sprinkled with tiny unspoiled villages and whitewashed towns - the famous pueblos blancos - which tourists often overlook, even though they are of easy access, such as Casares, Gaucin and Frigilana.
Andalucia, then, is a region of startling contrasts and great charm. Yet, this mysterious corner of Europe is easy to reach, with hundreds of charter flights arriving each week at Malaga´s Pablo Picasso International Airport, which lies midway between Malaga, the main city of the coast, and Torremolinos, the region´s most legendary resort.
A good time to visit Malaga is during Easter week. This festivity, declared in Malaga to be of International Tourist Interest, features spectacular religious floats known as pasos and displays of popular devotion in every part of town.
The area around Malaga reveals a province marked by extreme contrasts between its inland villages and the coast. The Costa del Sol is dotted with towns and villages with a long-standing tourist tradition such as Benalmádena, Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Marbella and Estepona. The coast is also the site of distinctive hotels such as the Malaga Golf Parador and the Nerja Parador.
Golf enthusiasts have another good excuse to visit Malaga, as there are around 30 courses scattered throughout the province, some of which are among the best in Europe.
There are various nature areas on the interior of the province, including the nature reserves of Los Alcornocales-Sierra del Aljibe, Montes de Málaga, and Sierra de las Nieves.
The region's seafood and the produce from the inland areas have contributed to the creation of a highly varied gastronomy. On the coast the most popular dish is the fresh fried seafood platter known as 'pescaíto frito' , although other typical dishes include rice with seafood, monkfish with potatoes and noodle casserole .
Soups have a preeminant place in the cuisine of Malaga, with specialities such as gazpachuelo (a soup made from potato and mayonnaise), gazpacho malagueño and ajoblanco (a type of cold soup made from almonds, oil, garlic and grapes). These dishes can be accompanied by wines with the Malaga Designation of Origin.
And for dessert, choices include sweet potato (baked or in syrup), olive oil wafers, and raisins from La Axarquía.
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