Escape from everyday life and indulge yourself in the sumptuous surroundings of Al Qasr. Wake to the outstanding panoramic views, visible through the huge expanses of glass, as you meander from room to room taking in the gorgeous natural light. Walk through the abundance of arched French doors and take a few steps out onto the large and very private terrace, before immersing yourself into your own private infinity pool. Wander lazily to one of the pool loungers, kick of your shoes and allow yourself to unwind and enjoy the tranquil peace and quiet that Al Qasr provides. Enjoy lazy undisturbed meals in the cool al fresco dining area with a chilled bottle of Spanish wine, whilst whiling away the afternoon. As the dark closes in, the gardens, terraces and chillout lounges take on a different night time theme with LED mood lighting throughout. You may even be lucky enough to see the wild boar that live below the house, especially just after sunset.
For the keen gardener you will note that the gardens are planted with many native plants, lush palms and the odd exotic! Al Qasr will give you a totally luxurious, relaxing and unforgettable experience. This is truly a place that dreams are made of, let these dreams become your reality! Youâ€™ll never want to leave, and certainly wish to return to this magical gem!
Al Qasr (meaning The Palace in Arabic) is truly a paradise like no other! A 180m2 split-level villa nestled beautifully on an extremely private 1500m2 southwest facing plot, surrounded by high perimeter walls and large secured solid entrance gates, with plenty of parking, offering total anonymity. The property consists of a fully fitted kitchen with German appliances, a separate open-plan octagonal dining room with bespoke dining table, a spectacular open-plan living room with enormous glass windows from which to enjoy the stunning views. There are two bedrooms with ensuite/bathrooms within the main house, one king, one twin, the third ensuite bedroom (king) is located within a totally secured lower terrace attached to the main villa. Where this property truly excels more than most, is its outside spaces, not only does it have courtyards and numerous terraces with spectacular views, but a stunning covered al fresco dining area right beside the sparkling 8m infinity pool, a covered veranda for sitting out of the midday sun, a large partly covered chillout lounge, and a smaller more intimate open air chillout lounge with built in sofa. Much time has been spent in designing and creating a relaxing haven after dark, with LED lighting installed throughout the gardens, terraces, chillout lounges and swimming pool in vibrant blues, purples and pinks, creating a stunning ambience.
The ground floor living area is split level as well as the master suite The Amira (king), which is located at the top of a curved staircase. There is a second (twin) room The Samira and second bathroom located at the opposite end of the ground floor, allowing total privacy between the bedroom accommodations. The third bedroom The Layali (king) and contemporary bathroom are situated in a totally secured and private area of the grounds, still attached to the main villa.
We took several years to design Al Qasr before our Andalucian dream came to fruition. Much time was spent in designing, decorating and furnishing the property to create a high-end, unique and luxurious haven with a harmonious blend of Moorish/Andalucian design and contemporary furniture. We wanted the experience to feel like that of a 5-star hotel. Al Qasr was not created for the holiday rental market and therefore is equipped like a home.
Cabrera is a very special and unique village with two excellent restaurants both within a 5 minute walk from the villa/2 minute drive. Cabrera is approximately a 12km drive from the beautiful coastline of Mojacar & Mojacar Pueblo, with its fantastic choice of restaurants and bars. Golf courses too are plentiful and are approximately a 25-30 minute drive. For the more adventurous you can even drive to the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort in less than 2Â½ hours. There are three airports accessible to Cabrera, offering budget flights from the UK, Almeria is the closest at just under 1 hour away, Murcia is approximately 1Â¾ hours and Alicante 2Â¼ hours.
Double gated entrance to a large gravel driveway with plenty of parking. A wide stairway leads down to the double gated entry courtyard and access to the main villa, the outdoor chillout lounges, the gardens, lower terraces and attached ensuite bedroom.
The front door leads into a small entrance hall, where a few steps up lead you into the spectacular spacious and luxuriously appointed lounge, with bespoke gas fire, large grey aniline leather corner sofa, 43" flat screen Sony TV, Sky+, BluRay, Devialet sound bar, superfast wifi, Bose Soundtouch, and pieces of Moroccan furniture! As you ascend these few steps up into the lounge you will be faced with one of the most stunning views in Cabrera, showcasing through an enormous 6 metre full length window! The glass throughout the house is UV tinted to reduce glare and regulate room temperature. The lounge naturally flows through to an arched open-plan octagonal dining room, with four sets of arched French doors leading directly out to the beautiful infinity swimming pool and terraces. The dining room focal point is a stunning octagonal bespoke American Walnut table, with seating for 6 guests. From the dining area descend into the well-appointed white kitchen with German appliances. This is a very social house, you can be in the kitchen cooking whilst chatting to guests in the dining room or directly onto the veranda by means of a double window, or even the lounge. This was one of our key design requirements.
The open plan kitchen comprises of white drawer and door units with Silestone work surfaces, a large Siemans electric range fan oven/grill with 5 burner gas hob, American Fridge Freezer, Dualit toaster, coffee machine etc. The washing machine and dishwasher are located in a small utility room through a door at the end of the kitchen, which also leads out to the back passageway, the laundry drying area and the gas BBQ.
The Master Suite (The Amira) can be accessed via the curved glass and tile staircase from the open-plan living space. The dressing area is situated on the landing at the top of the staircase with ample wardrobe space. From there ascend into a truly beautiful octagonal bedroom with King sized Moroccan teak four poster bed, matching beside tables and blanket box, below a huge domed ceiling. There are 3 large arched double windows at the foot of the bed and an arched French door leading onto your own private wraparound balcony, all with spectacular views to Cabrera's famous Eagle's Rock, and far reaching views to the Alpujarras and Sierra Nevada. On the opposite side of the bedroom descend down into the Master ensuite, with large Italian sink, bidet, large walk in rain shower.
The twin room (The Samira) is located on the ground floor. With a beautiful hand-crafted Andalucian traditional tiled headboard, Moroccan bedside tables, large mirror and white high gloss wardrobes. French patio doors lead onto your own private balcony with wrought iron seating. Located next to The Samira, off the entrance hall is its own separate bathroom with Italian high gloss sink and contemporary vanity unit, large bath with overhead rain shower.
The attached king room (The Layali) with separate access via the stairwell off the secured courtyard, is beautifully formed. Featuring a contemporary Italian ultra-modern ensuite bathroom with walk in shower/large rain head, large modern sink/vanity, well-lit with large mirror, extractor fan and LED lighting in the bathroom niches. Large sliding door for privacy from the bedroom. The bedroom has a king size bed, large padded headboard and personal reading lights, wall hung bedside tables, a wardrobe as well as a large window and louvred shutters. At the end of the bed is a picture wall with purple mood lighting to aid relaxation. A full-length glass entrance door allows you to sit up in bed and admire the breath-taking scenery!
All bedrooms come with 600TC Egyptian cotton sateen bedding, Portuguese cotton bedspreads, large thick fluffy bath towels. Each bathroom is fitted with high end, Italian and Philippe Starck by Duravit sanitaryware & Hansgrohe rain-head showers. All bathrooms are stocked with complimentary bathing/shampoo products.
The outdoor spaces are divided into, chillout, relaxation, sunbathing & al fresco dining. The spectacular infinity pool, veranda and al fresco dining terraces are south & southwest facing, with plenty of space to spread out on the pool loungers provided. The arched veranda with its shaded awnings designed to escape the midday sun. A willow al fresco dining area, painted in soft shades of Farrow & Ball, with its long Italian white rattan/glass dining table with seating for up to 6 guests, allows guests to dine in the shade surrounded by the cool mountain breezes and the stunning Jacaranda tree. At the opposite side of the villa (north) there is a sheltered courtyard, where steps lead to a large partially covered chillout lounge painted in the soft stone hues of Farrow & Ball. Surrounded with arches, glass and breath-taking vistas differing from those by the pool terrace; the soothing tinkle of Thai temple bells can be heard over the gentle mountain breezes. Tucked away in the shade is a beautifully comfortable white rattan corner sofa in which to relax away from the intense heat. Step through an arch to discover a further uncovered chillout area perfect for star gazing, complete with a large built in corner sofa. The lower terrace is accessible down a flight of steps as are the matured gardens.
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