Set high up in the foothills of La Concha Mountain, but a mere 7 km from Marbella, the Sierra Blanca Country Club is a private urbanisation made up mostly of villas in a variety of sizes and complimentary styles. In addition there are also small numbers of luxury townhouses and apartments designed to fit in with the overall style and feel of the country club. From its location at the base of the Sierra Blanca Mountain Range, where it sweeps inland towards the mighty Serranía de Ronda of the Andalusian interior, this elegant gated community enjoys a true country ambience along with truly magnificent views.
In fact, from this position above the road that links Marbella to the pretty little country village of Istán, some seven kilometres further inland, the properties enjoy an almost 300-degree panorama of views that take in Marbella, the famous marina of Puerto Banús, the Mediterranean and the curve of the coastline towards the Straits of Gibraltar. Immediately before you is the natural beauty of heath and wooded hills that surround the Embalse de la Concepción, a beautiful lake that adds a tantalising element to the views of golf courses and luxury residential areas between here and the coast.
Sierra Blanca Country Club is within minutes from Marbella and Puerto Banús, and conveniently close to all amenities on the coast, yet in atmosphere it has a country appeal thanks to the fact that it occupies a unique fold in the mountains. This location not only endows it with unique views of protected nature and the Concepción Lake, but also sets it within the peace, tranquillity and beauty of a wooded hillside that is right on the doorstep of Marbella and the coast, yet somehow feels rustic and protected.
No further development is possible in this area, so the residents of the Sierra Blanca Country Club are safe in the knowledge that theirs really is a privileged enclave set between countryside and Marbella. The 25.2 hectares of the country club are dominated by indigenous heath, pine and olive trees dotted with attractive villas, townhouses and apartments. Though now an established residential area there are still pre-prepared plots available for the construction of private villas, and the developer has built up a solid reputation for the tailor-made properties it builds, either directly or to the client’s brief.
The latter include attractive homes in varied styles, configurations and sizes, though a very pleasing contemporary interpretation of rustic Spanish styles predominates in homes with sizeable gardens, swimming pools and private driveway/garages. Build quality is generally very high and includes the use of noble materials such as wood and terracotta flooring, German standard technical installations and a choice of layouts that includes split levels and large ground floor bedrooms that can also be used as offices and TV or games rooms.
A particularly strong point of the Sierra Blanca Country Club, however, remains its stunning views and the combination of being close to all amenities yet enjoying a rustic setting surrounded by open nature.