Club de Campo La Zagaleta
Perhaps better known locally than abroad, this world class residential resort homes some of the biggest and most exclusive homes in the south of Europe. With many of the world’s rich and famous choosing La Zagaleta over the numerous other world class resorts in the area, we dig a little deeper in to what appeals the worlds elite.
The complex is located in the catchment area of Benahavis, which is one of the richest town halls in Spain due mainly to the types of property that it homes and the fees that are paid in keeping the area picturesque and unique. Benahavis itself has a microclimate due to its surroundings which makes the weather some of the best in Europe. With almost daily sunshine and temperatures that rarely get too hot or too cold it draws wealthy individuals looking to either escape the colder climates of northern Europe or the dry heat from Africa and the Arab states.
Property in the area is not overdeveloped and there is a lot of Green Zones which are areas that are not legally allowed to have construction built on them. Therefore plots and villas in the area are highly desirable and hold their value, which was noted through the recent recession which almost had the country on its knees. Yes it is fair to say that this small region on the Costa del Sol is one of the most desirable and only a privileged few will ever own a home or villa here.
Which bring us to La Zagaleta and the incredible facilities and wealth of history flowing throughout its past and present. With current famous owners such as Vladimir Putin the Russian president and Hugh Grant & Rod Stewart two huge Hollywood names all owning a plot and villa here. With a troubled history whose roots are somewhat best forgotten, it now has a professional golf course, large and exquisite riding stables and a clubhouse to fulfil your every need. Access to the estate is only possible by pre-made appointment and its armed guards at the entrance make sure security is never overlooked. There is also a helipad for those looking to make the most impressive of entrances.
Villas for sale in La Zagaleta range from large to huge and styles include traditional mansions and contemporary villas. There are many plots for sale here too, for only the most disconcerting who are then able to build a home of dreams with a wallet of equal proportions! While many villas are indeed market for sale there are a number of private off market sales too and only the best and most prestigious Realty agents having access to such plots.
All in all this is a development like no other and will continue for the foreseeable future to be so. With the management of the development also keen on expanding its brand, only good things are sure to be on the horizon for owners of this idyllic setting.