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Beautiful hilltop estate on the edge of the Axarquía mountain range near Málaga

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  • Price €2,695,000
  • Location Malaga
  • Plot size 30000m2
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathrooms 8

This unique and idyllic property sits high on its own private hilltop overlooking the Sierra Tejeda nature reserve and the sea. The views from its 550m elevation are truly spectacular and the estate is set up to embrace them from just about every angle.

The two properties are currently used as a home and a high-end vacation rental that has been featured numerous times in Condé Nast Traveller and awarded ‘Best rural escape in Spain’, Gold List 2019. The full team of staff and service providers can be retained should the new owner wish to continue this very successful business.

Both independent, completely private luxury residences have their own pools and multiple chill out areas, and are set in beautifully landscaped gardens with orchards, a vineyard and olive and almond groves. The estate is a fascinating blend of intimate corners that are perfect for hiding away with a book, and open spaces with panoramic views that take your breath away.

‘The Hunting Lodge’ is a modern 300m² property that is light, spacious and luxurious throughout, with warm tones and 3 ensuite double bedrooms. It is set in the higher port of the estate with secluded Bohemian terraces and herb gardens and has a heated pool with its own stunning views.

‘Cortijo Carligto’ is a renovated farmhouse dating back over 150 years. It has elegant, modern finishes but retains its authentic Andalusian feel. There are 4 double bedrooms with 2 ensuite, and the master bedroom has a unique hammam-style bath, balcony terrace and outdoor shower.

The pool area offers a wonderful ‘top of the world’ sensation as the land falls away into the valley and sweeps towards the glittering Mediterranean sea. It has a summer kitchen shaded by an ancient eucalyptus tree and is surrounded by a wealth of lawns and shady spaces in which to relax and enjoy the perfect peace.

The Cortijo is currently run as a luxury, vacation rental that covers annual maintenance costs and brings in a yearly income. The full team of dedicated staff and service providers – from property manager and concierge to drivers and chefs – could be retained should the new owner wish to rent one or both properties.


  • 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms across two properties on a plot of 30,000m²
  • Idyllic private hilltop estate with incredible views
  • Twin residences include a beautiful home and an award-winning rental property
  • Two pools, landscaped gardens, orchards, vineyards, olive and almond groves
  • 550m altitude overlooking the Sierra Tejeda nature reserve
  • Multiple chill-out zones, summer kitchen, hammam-style bath


  • Swimming pool
  • Terraces
  • Private garden
  • Mountain views
  • Sea views
  • Air conditioning
  • Garage


This beautiful country estate offers 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms across two properties on a plot of 30,000m².

Cortijo Carligto

  • 4 double bedrooms, 2 with ensuite bathrooms
  • Separate family bathroom

The Hunting lodge

  • 3 double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
  • Guest bathroom


This is a unique property in a truly memorable setting on a ridge in the Axarquía mountain range, overlooking the countryside, Lake Viñuela and the Mediterranean.

The estate is a 10-minute drive from the white village of Alcaucín. It is just 15 minutes to Canillas de Aceituno, 25 minutes to the beach and Nerja and 45 minutes to Málaga and the airport.

The slopes of the Sierra Nevada ski resort and Marbella are about a 90-minute drive away.

Approximate location shown below at owner's request — further details available on enquiry.

Our view

This unique hilltop estate provides luxury and seclusion in a spectacular setting. It has the flexibility to continue as a world-class rental proposition or could become a wonderful family home with some of the best views in Spain.

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