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A unique Costa Brava estate. This magnificent first line villa is located in 7 hectares of private land with 1km of coastline, close to the stunning bay of Tamariu

  • LFCB980
  • 11 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Size 1,753m² (18,869ft²)

7 hectares of private land | 1km of coastline | Extensive 11-bedroom property enjoying direct sea access | Exquisite panoramic sea views | High level of privacy | Tennis court | Garage | Prime location of the Costa Brava

This magnificent first line estate to buy is amongst the Costa Brava's most famous and exclusive coastal properties. Located close to the beautiful bay of Tamariu in the heart of one of the most sought-after areas of the Costa Brava, the property is set in 7 hectares of private land with 1km of coastline. From the air, from the sea or when you arrive by land, the house and property will immediately contradict some of the usual expectations. It stands with its view over gardens and pine trees to the sea over a vast expanse of the Mediterranean.

The house itself is interesting and has many associations since it was built in 1928 by the grandparents of the present owners. The Architect was Nicolás Woevodsky, a Russian exile and one of the most important architects of his generation. The property is described as "Californian Colonial" in Josep Pla's famous "Guide to the Costa Brava".

The estate has been owned and enjoyed by the same family for three generations and has never before been offered for sale. Over the past 85 years it has been used as a private family residence but has also been frequented by an impressive list of celebrated guests including Sir Winston Churchill, who stayed at the house as a guest of the original owners in 1935. Al Gore also stayed at the house after his defeat to George W Bush in the US Presidential Elections whilst Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer has also been a guest at the property. The house was also used as a film set for the 1958 British thriller "Chase a Crooked Shadow" starring Richard Todd and Anne Baxter.

The house enjoys a southerly aspect and commands breathtaking views of its own private peninsula, the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding coastline. With 70,000m2 of its own land the estate enjoys complete tranquility and a high level of privacy. An outstanding feature is its 1km of coastline - making it one of the Costa Brava's largest sea front properties.

One can quickly access the sea via the various private pathways and tracks leading through the gardens from the main house (suitable for cars as well as by foot) and swim in sheltered waters below the house.

The house consists of a large drawing room leading to an upper terrace and galeria area with wide views out to sea, a library, and 7 fine bedrooms with 5 bathrooms. There is also a large dining room and spacious kitchen area. On this floor is a beautiful interior patio from which you access the main entrance. A further wing, known as the Casita, has its own dining terrace, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and kitchen. All rooms face the sea while the dining terrace of the Casita looks over the bay of Tamariu.

On the grounds is a tennis court, garages, a pavilion near the sea, a bathing hut and boat ramp. The whole estate is a haven for writers and painters for its beauty and privacy but it is also a wonderful place for families and children of all ages.

This is a special opportunity for a buyer to acquire one of Spain's most important coastal properties.

Renovation project with renders and costings avilable upon request.

Features

  • Waterfront
  • Sea views
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Parking

Distribution

The main house, accessed via a beautiful interior patio (152m2), is constructed over two levels and distributed as follows:

Ground floor (578m2): Grand entrance hallway with open fireplace and superb views to the sea; reception room with fireplace and direct access to a large exterior terrace (86m2) with wonderful panoramic sea views; gallery with sea views; dining room with open fireplace; large kitchen with pantry; reception room (library) with open fireplace; guest cloakroom; en-suite double bedroom with open fireplace; a further en-suite double bedroom; two additional bedrooms; bathroom

First floor (136m2): Spacious en-suite double bedroom with access to a spacious balcony with stunning views over the property and to the Mediterranean Sea; two further double bedrooms with shared bathroom

At the East Wing of the main house is an independent 4 bedroom extension, distributed as follows:

Ground floor: Three bedrooms; bathroom

Terrace level: Living room with dining area; kitchen; double bedroom; bathroom; cloakroom

Exterior: A pleasant 86m2 terrace for outdoor dining with uninterrupted views of Tamariu bay

Extras

1288m2 main house | 11 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms | 7ha private land | Separate garage for 2-3 cars | Interior patio | South facing aspect | Exquisite 270º sea views | 1km of coastline | Tennis court | Garden pavilion | Direct sea access | Exceptional tranquility and privacy | Walking distance to Tamariu bay

Location

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This exquisite first line estate is located in one of the most sought-after and picturesque stretches of the Costa Brava coastline - and indeed the entire Spanish coastline. Set amongst the dramatic pine forested headlands with magnificent views to the Mediterranean Sea, the property is just a 10-15 minute walk from the stunning sandy bay of Tamariu with its beachside restaurants and cafés. The property is also just a few minute's drive from Llafranc, widely considered to be the Costa Brava's most prestigious coastal village.

The nearest airport (Girona), serving serveral European destinations, is just 50km away whilst Barcelona airport - a hub for Europe and beyond - is only 130km from the property. The small airport at Perpignan - only 130km away - runs flights to Paris three times daily. The house is also an easy drive (40km) from Girona train station from which one can take the high speed train service to Barcelona (25 minutes), Madried (3h15m) or Paris (6h).

The estate is within a 20-minute drive of some excellent golf courses, including Golf Empordá and Golf Platja de Pals, and within 25km from the nearest marinas (Palamós and L'Estartit).  The nearest ski slopes are about a 2hr drive away.

One of the Costa Brava's most famous estates, this beautiful property affords exceptional peace and tranquility in one of Spain's standout coastal locations.

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LFCB980

  • Price on request
  • House / Villa For sale
  • 11 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms
  • Size 1,753m² (18,869ft²)
  • Plot size 70,000m² (753,473ft²)
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