Overview - This villa plot offers a South orientation and panoramic views just 15 minutes drive from the coast and sits around 500m inside the main entrance to the resort of Monte Mayor....
...As the plot is in an elevated position the outlook is expansive over the hills and valleys and miles beyond towards the Mediterranean sea and coastline with Africa and Gibraltar in the distance.
The owners of this plot had the pick of the locations in Monte Mayor when they bought in early 2004 and when you stand looking at the view from here it is easy to see why this was the one they chose to invest in.
With the plot offering 3,800m2 the Benahavis town hall allow a build of 460m2 of living space for a luxury villa on this prestigious Urbanisation - leaving plenty of land for a large outdoor area for landscaping and building a garden with a pool.*
*The plot has an incline likely to need some retention on areas designated for usable land.
Sales Price €450,000 + Local taxes as private entity purchase
Monte Mayor is set in the hills of Benahavis, an easy drive through golf courses and pine tree woodlands and accessed from either the road that leads to the Benahavis village when approaching from Marbella or through the village of Cancelada if coming from the West side.
The urbanisation roads are all nicely surfaced and as you arrive at the resort you pass through security at the entrance before driving to the plot located halfway up in Monte Mayor Alto.
Plot Location - In Blue
Monte Mayor consists of around 60 built villas originally with an additional 52 villa plots sold on to owners since.
Many plots have nice views but not all have the South orientation - Price /m2 varies dependent on the views, location and orientation. This plot has one of the best orientations and outlooks currently available for sale.
The permitted building volume of around 12% per plot is kept deliberately low to ensure that every property enjoys a good view as well as plenty of privacy. (Usual build ratio is 20% in other resorts)
This is a consolidated plot with road infrastructure in place and services close by which was bought over 13 years ago.
New Owners are free to build the house in the style and design they want within the build ratio for the land size and height restriction as stipulated by the town hall of Benahavis.
Further Insight - Offering an exclusive rural address with privacy, security and the most natural surroundings, Monte Mayor is a cut above the rest. Commanding unparalleled views of the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and the African coastline, Monte Mayor enjoys a magnificent natural setting, surrounded by a dramatic mountain range, lush vegetation and brooks, yet is only a 15 minute drive from the coast and the popular resorts of Marbella and Puerto Banús.
This urbanisation located in Benahavis on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain has stood for some time and maintained its exclusivity by offering villa plots on almost all the buildable land for the resort.
When you consider the prices of other similar locations with vast open views such as La Zagaleta, another gated urbanisation with security and an onsite golf course, Monte Mayor offers substantially more value for money…
El Madroñal, also situated inland on the Ronda road like La Zagaleta, is another area often compared to Monte Mayor for its similar outlook over valleys to the coastline as well as distance from the beach, so is understandable but again
prices /m2 in either of these areas start 50%+ higher.
The Resort - Even though the golf course of Monte Mayor has closed to the public the layout of the resort still benefits from the way it was originally mapped out and consolidated. The low density planning and large plots maintain the overall sense of the natural surroundings.
Local Areas - The picturesque town of Benahavís, situated between Marbella and Estepona is only a 10 minute drive away from the Monte Mayor estate. This beautiful Andalucían mountain village, located on the southern face of the Serrania de Ronda mountain range, offers spectacular views and is a popular hot spot for locals and tourists alike.
The village offers a superb choice of tapas bars and restaurants with traditional Spanish cuisine as well as other culinary international delights. Area also boasts many outdoor activities like hiking, jeep tours and canyoning.
Estepona, traditionally an old fishing village, lies some twenty kilometres West of Marbella. Today it is a bustling town with white washed buildings, pretty squares and traditional shops, cafés, restaurants and tapas bars – full of exactly the kind of Spanish charm that first drew foreigners to these shores.
It too boasts one of the best beaches in the region, which has a number of beach bars, restaurants and children’s playgrounds that line its promenade. The marina is equally as charming and gets livelier during the summer season. Estepona is roughly a 20 minute drive away from Monte Mayor.
Puerto Banús, situated a little West of Marbella, a 15 minute drive from Monte Mayor, is one of the most famous spots on the coast. Since its creation back in the late sixties, the area has since developed into a glamorous resort frequented by the international jet-set. Famous for its exclusive beach clubs (Ocean Club, Plaza Beach and La Sala Beach), beautiful marina adorned with super yachts, luxury sports cars and designer boutiques.
The marina offers a multitude of cafés, restaurants, bars and nightclubs and a host of yacht companies where you can charter luxury yachts for the day or take the catamaran ferry service that runs between Puerto Banús and Marbella for a shorter trip.
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