• 7 Bedrooms 7 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15 Sleeps 15
  • Live-in Staff Live-in Staff
  • Private Pool Private Pool
  • Dedicated Concierge Dedicated Concierge

Follow in the footsteps of Hollywood VIP's in this characterful 7-bedroomed estate above Marbella. The timeless atmosphere of this 'private castle' once captivated owner Madeleine Carroll, and now plays host to the world's glitterati wanting a private escape with stunning views of the coast. 7 bedrooms sleeping 15 with staff on site providing a daily service.

At a glance

7 large bedrooms sleeping 13 adults + 2 children

Staffed property with daily housekeeping

Privacy assured and VIP service available

Rent together with Hacienda Madronal 1, to accommodate up to 32 guests for events and weddings

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

Well-behaved pets welcome on request

Private gated Madronal estate, 10 minutes north of Puerto Banus

Welcome to Hacienda de Madronal 2


A timelessly elegant villa with traditional Andaulcian features set in a unforgettable situation in Marbella. Surrounded by woodland, its exceptional grounds are landscaped for privacy and seclusion. The serenity of the orange tree filled central patio and stately steps leading to the pool area are design touches that are characteristic of a luxury Spanish villa.

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 antique 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
  • 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
  • Gated community


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.

LVC Concierge

When you book a villa with The Luxury Villa Collection, our Guest Experience Team will be on hand to help with all your holiday arrangements to ensure a smooth stay.

Our ‘Little Black Book’ of destination experts, who live locally and are all pre-approved, is at your disposal to help enhance your stay with us

At Hacienda Madronal there is also a dedicated villa manager who can assist with extra services such pre-arrival shopping or wine orders.


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.


A complete villa pre-stocking service is also available at this villa, paid on arrival and 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 from 50€ + 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.


To help you get the very best from your stay at this villa we recommend hiring a car, which our Guest Experience Team can help you with.

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: Newly refurbished Second ground floor master suite, 60m2 with super King-size bed that can be adapted to two singles, plus a high quality sofa bed for 2 children. Located on the ground floor with views to the gardens and valley.

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.

Collections featuring this villa

The Character Collection

Hacienda de Madronal is one of our most ‘Andalusian’ villas, forming part of a luxury private estate that has been frequented by rock stars, visiting dignitaries, and lovers of the real Andalucia.

Characterful details abound, from the pretty Orange-tree patio, to the minstrel gallery above the dining room in the tower of the house.

The gardens are an extensive private woodland sprinkled with manicured lawns around a secret hidden pool. Pure bliss!

Hacienda Madronal 2 courtyard

The Celebration Collection

Hacienda Madronal 2 makes an idyllic country estate setting for a small, intimate celebration with close family and friends.

This setting offers a characterful venue with orange-tree courtyard and extensive gardens with hillside and sea views.

Further details:

  • A wedding ceremony or celebration can be hosted in the gardens with a mixture of sea views and green mountain views
  • For a cocktail and canapes reception there is capacity for 50 guest
  • For a formal seated dinner there is capacity for 50 guests
  • Covered terrace space available for after-hours or rainy weather
  • Exterior music permitted until 11pm then indoor lounge space available after-hours with capacity for 50
  • Guest toilet facilities available inside the villa
  • Parking available for around 10 cars and space for transport to drop off additional guests if required.
  • Wedding fee £1,500 in addition to the cost of rental (minimum 4 nights rental required)
  • Wedding fee includes:
    – Assistance from the villa manager to book suppliers or a complete wedding planning service if required
    – A staff member available on the day to coordinate arrival of suppliers and set up
    – Rights to use the property for a celebration including extra energy and systems usage
    – Additional cleaning after the event, pool maintenance and wear and tear
    – Additional housekeeping during and after the event
Hacienda Madronal 2 pool

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.

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