Embracing the sun and the voices of the wind with light, light, light everywhere and setting high above the valley of Alcaidesa like a crown jewel, Villa Sosiego majestically adorns Sotogrande. Its stately architecture and elegant whiteness shimmer exquisitely under the warm Spanish sun. Beautiful green gardens climb and wind their way around the bleached walls and colonnaded terraces. Lovely white columns frame the breathtaking view to the hills that overlook the azure Mediterranean Sea. A wonderful blending of art, architecture and nature has inspired a villa like no other.
Large, majestic wooden doors sweep you inside an elongated hall with tall windowed doors that showcase a three quarter closed inner courtyard lined with sweet smelling Jasmine in which the air is filled with the fresh sound of running water. As you stand and absorb this heady atmosphere the eye is drawn over verdant green valleys to the distant horizon. The feeling is of privacy, seclusion from a needy world and the peace of nature.
Of the many large rooms that lead from this corridor, the salon is the grandest of them all. With a double height ceiling, it emanates a feeling of stateliness, opulence, light and space whilst the large settees provide comfort and elegance for family and friends to relax and enjoy the best of times together.
A traditional wooden Andalusian table, substantially proportioned, takes centre stage in the colourful salon comedor in which the walls are lined with pictures of fearless Matadors, brightly costumed and standing proud before the ferocious bull. In this room the host can command dining companions and lead the conversation in twists and turns to match the flamboyance of the Matador in a space designed for debate and laughter.
Stairs lead down to a basement which houses a voluminous, temperature controlled wine cellar, a sumptuous cinema room, a snooker room that holds a pool table and, for those of an athletic disposition, the gym and sauna.
Upstairs are the bedrooms, all extensive and with underfloor heating, audio visual facilities, sunny balconies, deeply comfortable beds and bathrooms decorated with the stunning textures of Moorish Tadlekt. These are places of retreat where quiet replaces the bubble of conversation and commotion of the downstairs area. The Master bedroom and main guest suites have their own dressing areas and patios allowing private sunbathing, reading and dining. In the case of the Master bedroom there is a further terrace with its own Jacuzzi.
Stepping into the ambrosial garden from the villa is positively divine! Substantial in size, it stays a lush green all year round. Gorgeous displays of magenta bougainvillea, white flowering and fragrant Jasmine, blood-red geraniums, blue agapanthus, carpets of yellow marigold; lemon, lime and orange blossom concoct a heady perfume. Its timeless quality is enhanced by tall, stately palms that orchestrate a culmination of palatial elegance.
Villa Sosiego (in Spanish it means quiet, peaceful, contented) is unquestionably the best property in Sotogrande. It has everything an exacting property owner could demand: Presence, grandeur, style, quality, beauty and peace. Whilst it is a home providing a place of security for the family, it is also somewhere for discreet and successful business transactions. But most of all it is a place for entertaining friends and loved ones in the warmth of companionship and in the sound of laughter.