I simply love this villa, and can see why it is the venue of choice for rock stars and es-presidents looking for a quiet getaway, far from prying eyes. It is surprisingly close to the main attractions of Marbella and Puerto Banus, but offers a private oasis to enjoy a complete escape from it all.
- 7 Bedrooms
- Sleeps 13
- Housekeeping Daily
- Resort Concierge
Follow in the footsteps of Hollywood VIP's in this secluded private estate
A 7-bedroom cortijo in the style of a “private castle” with a timeless atmosphere that captivated owner Madeleine Carroll and visiting dignitaries alike.
At a glance
7 large bedrooms sleeping 13
Staffed property with daily housekeeping
Privacy assured and VIP service available
Rent together with Hacienda 1 to accommodate up to 32
Nanny room adjacent to children’s room
Reading library and games
Built around an Orange-tree filled Patio Andaluz
Outdoor dining and BBQ
Stately Spanish interiors with a touch of Baronial Gothic
Magnificent views through valley to the sea
Private outdoor pool
Surrounded by wooded gardens for complete seclusion
Private gated Madroí±al estate, 10 minutes north of Puerto Banus
Sumptuous and stylish interiors offer the true essence of Andalusia
Situated in seven thousand square metres of gardens overlooking the Mediterranean, the enviable location of this private residence is only the beginning of its story.
Hollywood Actress Madeleine Carroll was instantly captivated by this whitewashed estate nestled in the hills above Marbella. She fell in love with Andalucia, as did the villa’s subsequent owner, Grammy Award-winning guitarist Glenn Tipton.
Love and care have seen this stately country home transformed into fabulous villa reminiscent of a private castle, full of airy spaces, six individually designed bedrooms and a separate casita for the caretakers.
The atmosphere inside is classically stylish, yet warm and welcoming. Old antiques are preserved as a nod to the villa’s past, such as the vintage typewriter that one can imagine being used to tap out old movie scripts in days gone by.
It’s hard to draw your eyes away from the magnificent panoramic views that illuminate almost every space with tall French doors and windows.
The living area, library and classic games corner are finished with sumptuous furnishings, perfect for quiet Summer afternoons or jovial Winter evenings around a huge roaring fire.
A balcony looks down over the gothic style dining space, with its antique stone fireplace, a chandelier and bespoke dining table with seating for 12.
The Andalucian style kitchen is spacious and fully equipped for preparation of delicious meals that can be taken indoors or out, and staff can be called upon to assist with the service of light snacks, laying the BBQ or serving breakfast on the terrace.
A secluded estate of Andalusian patios, private gardens and stunning views
Perched high in the hills above Marbella, 7,000m2 of private woodland and manicured grounds cocoon this captivating residence
True to the style of Al-Andaluz, this villa is centred around a cool Moorish-style inner patio with dwarf orange trees and a fountain. Gentle running water takes inspiration from the Alhambra in Granada, offering a space for tranquil contemplation.
The patio gives access into the main living areas of the villa, and also leads to the upper level where all bedrooms can be reached by an internal balcony that gives the air of a small private castle.
You can relax in complete privacy on the large al fresco terrace, where you can enjoy a delicious BBQ for lunch before an afternoon snooze on the circular daybed overlooking the river valley below.
The gardens are ripe for exploring; a little path leads to a secret garden planted years ago by Madeleine Carroll. Here, an old millstone was used by the actress to enjoy her picnics in the Andalucian outdoors.
The private pool is tiled in blue mosaic with two leaping dolphins, and can be reached down a sweeping stone staircase on the lower level of the garden.
The views from the pool are simply breathtaking, embracing the mountain scenery with only birdsong breaking the peace. It is clear to see why the owners of this fabulous villa fell so in love with this place, and we hope you do too.
How Hacienda de Madronal 2 works for you
- 7 spacious bedrooms
- Includes a children’s twin room with connecting Nanny suite
- A separate staff cottage available on request
- Classic games room/ library
- Secluded outdoor pool with magnificent views
- Andalucian patio with fountain
- Outdoor dining terrace with BBQ
- Landscaped gardens with day-bed and Secret Garden
- Free Wifi internet indoors and outdoors
- Modern Andaluz-style kitchen with 5-ring gas hob Bosch and Daewoo appliances
- Formal indoor dining room seating 12
- Fully air-conditioned
- Private parking on gated driveway
- Fully staffed VIP service available
- Security gated entrance, 24 hour security and complete privacy from prying eyes
LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER INCLUDED
The final price of this villa includes 4 hours of housekeeping 5 times during your stay, and staff live on site ready to assist with anything else you need from laundry and ironing, cleaning, or helping to prepare and serve lunch by the pool and clearing away afterwards. Additional staff hours can be booked and paid for locally.
This villa comes with the free Virtual Concierge by The Luxury Villa Collection, as well as having a Property Manager on hand to help organise various activities during your stay.
We will be happy to create an agenda for you via an initial telephone discussion, and we work with professional private tour organisers, chefs, beauticians, golf courses etc.
This villa is within easy reach of a whole range of amazing experiences to add to your travel memories. From adrenaline-fuelled adventures to gourmet delights, beauty spa’s to kiddie daycare, we work closely with the best local suppliers to help make your stay extra special.
Day tours and local activities can be booked directly with your Property Manager, or for the best availability for groups of more than 8 guests we recommend booking in advance.
CATERED TO YOUR CHOOSING
We are happy to welcome you with a light selection of local goods, compliments of the house. A more complete villa pre-stocking service is also available charged at 25€ and paid on arrival, we can also stock the bar for you. The house staff will then take care of your initial grocery shopping before you arrive so you can get straight on with the job of relaxing.
The staff are also on hand to serve and prepare your breakfasts and light snacks during your stay, for a fee of 25€ + food per meal. We can also offer a poolside waiter service on request, and for more formal occasions we work with several professional chefs who can prepare a range of local or international dishes for you and your guests.
This villa has a private car and driver available for short trips, priced at 15€ per trip + 1€/KM and we can also arrange airport transfers for up to 7 people for 120€ each way.
To help you get the very best from your stay at this villa, you will find an information book inside the villa full of ideas for places to visit during your stay. You can also ask the villa staff for local recommendations, and they will be happy to help.
The spacious main living room is the first room you enter, leading through to the reading lounge and games area finished with floor-ceiling panoramic windows. It has 3 large sofas and an open fireplace, TV with DVD and UK channels.
The indoor kitchen is well equipped with Bosch and Daewoo, and also has a small breakfast nook. The outdoor adjoining dining terrace is also a fabulous spot to take breakfast al-fresco, and we can provide a member of staff or a professional chef to whip you up a feast or serve a light snack (POA).
There is a choice of outdoor dining areas, the breakfast terrace off the kitchen seating up to 6, and a further terrace by the reading lounge seating 12+ which also has a BBQ.
This villa has extensive terraces and peaceful corners of the garden for relaxing in the sunshine or shade.
The pool is on a lower level of the garden and is narrow but long, and offers poolside seating with panoramic views to the mountains. A shady pergola is an ideal spot for evening cocktails, or for a peaceful afternoon, the interior Moroccan patio is a welcoming retreat.
Bedroom 1: Master suite with King-sized bed, bespoke en-suite bathroom with a large oval bath and separate shower. Dressing area and private balcony with wrap-around views.
Bedroom 2: Guest Bedroom with Queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom with vanity, bath and shower area
Bedroom 3: Guest Bedroom with Queen-size bed, en-suite bathroom with vanity, bath and shower area
Bedroom 4: Guest Bedroom with King-size bed, en-suite bathroom with double vanity, bath and shower area, and a private terrace.
Bedroom 5: Twin bedroom perfect for children with private terrace, and adjoining bedroom 6.
Bedroom 6: Single bedroom perfect for a nanny or single person. Shares the bathroom with bedroom 5, with a vanity, bath and shower
Bedroom 7: Guest bedroom, 60m2 with super King-size bed that can be adapted to two singles, located on the ground floor with views to the gardens and valley. Room for an additional single bed.
Some bedrooms have space for an additional bed for a child or a cot, please ask us for details. Bedrooms 4, 5, and 6 can be closed off for one complete family.
Why we love it
Enjoy the local area
An exclusive gated residence in the hills above Puerto Banus
A short distance from chic Puerto Banus is the exclusive estate of El Madronal, where verdant landscapes are dotted with multi-million dollar villas.
These villas are around 10 minutes drive north of Puerto Banus and San Pedro in a private gated estate which rubs shoulders with the world renowned luxury development, La Zagaleta. Its no wonder that famous actresses and VIPS have fallen completely in love with this location!
A perfect location for exploring the cultural delights of Malaga province, Hacienda Madronal is just 45 minutes from the stunning town of Ronda, and only an hour to cultural capital Malaga, with its boutique shopping, art galleries and museums. Its a perfect spot to combine rural relaxation with days on the beach or trips to the cultural hot spots of Andalucia.
This is a very private and secure community that offers an exceptional standard of villa accommodation and is just a short drive from the buzz of the main resorts of the Costa del Sol.
This villa enjoys far-reaching views to the mountains across the valleys, and is just 5km from the nearest shops and restaurants, and 10km to the lovely beach front promenade of San Pedro de Alcantara next to Puerto Banus.
Read more about the luxury estate of El Madronal in our Spain in Style guides.