Many residents of Marbella have heard of the exclusive country club community of La Zagaleta, yet surprisingly few have actually visited it. A secure, gated area with only two entrances, discretion is highly valued and indeed is one of the reasons inhabitants chose to live here. Nestled within the Andalusian hills, this private estate is the location of some of the most luxurious villas in Marbella, but what is it that sets them apart from their contemporaries?
A private club atmosphere
La Zagaleta Golf and Country Club enjoys an enviable range of facilities, from the famous golf courses and equestrian centre to the elegant clubhouse (once the private residence of the estate’s former owner, Adnan Khashoggi) with its gourmet restaurant, pool, bar, lounge and billiards room. Residents are also able to make use of the heliport for dropping by on flying visits.
Privacy is highly valued in this prestigious urbanisation, so homes in La Zagaleta are blessed with spacious individual plots within a wonderful natural setting. Indeed, once inside the estate, it is not unusual to share the road with deer or wild boar roaming freely within the pine woods that dot the hillside. Thoughtfully landscaped gardens frame the stunning views to the Mediterranean, with infinity pools that draw the eye on towards Gibraltar and the North African coast.
Contemporary style alongside traditional values
Modern architecture follows trends as with all things, with the tendency currently towards a contemporary style of clean-lined, whitewashed villas, a nod towards the Mediterranean white villages for which Andalucía is famous. Many are built by some of the most famous architects from Marbella and beyond, and feature cutting-edge design and technology, rivalling properties from any of the most prestigious areas around the world. Of course, contemporary style is not to everyone’s taste, and there are plenty of stunning traditional properties within the privileged boundaries of La Zagaleta. Homes featuring Andalusian courtyards and vaulted wooden ceilings happily coexist with brand new ultra-modern design.
If you are looking for a luxury property to buy in La Zagaleta, contact Pure Living Properties to discuss its great range of homes within the boundaries of Marbella’s most exclusive country club.Javier Nieto · May 25th 2018