Wednesday, February 3, 2010

La Zagaleta Golf and Country Club

The La Zagaleta Golf and Country Club is set in 900 Hectares of beautiful, mountainous Andalucian countryside. The site was originally owned by Henry Roussell, Father to Thierry Roussell the husband of Cristina Onassis. The estate was then purchased by Adnan Khashoggi, one time worlds richest man and Billionaire. After his fall from grace for arms dealing the estate was confiscated and then purchased in the late eighties by its current owner, with a clear vision of creating one of the finest and secure residential developments within Europe.

The development officially started being marketed in 1991 and from then on has been highly regarded and a by-word for absolute luxury. With the original golf designed by Bradford-Benz and Mr.Khashoggi´s old 5100m2 house being converted into a fabulous clubhouse, the estate has gone from strength to strength. The latest golf course, situated in the North West quadrant of the estate, names "Los Barrancos" added in 2007 at an approximate cost of €20,000,000.

Security is of prime concern to the current owners and therefore as you would expect it is impossible to enter the estate unless you have the express consent of either one of the owners or La Zagaleta themselves. There are only two points of access into the development and both of which are manned by highly trained, armed guards. The site is patrolled 24 hours per day and all the owners have peace of mind when they leave their property alone.

There has been an elevated interest in the estate since the ITV documentary was aired featuring Piers Morgan. The journalist flies across the development in a chopper and also interviews a couple who own there. Although not all the iformation provided was conmpletely accurate, it certainly gave people flavour of just how special this estate is.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

La Zagaleta Property

This really shows excellent potential for one of the most exceptional properties imageinable. With superb views and the opportunity to build a truly massive house that will be one of impressive properties in Southern Europe. For those of you who are looking for La Zagaleta property for sale and want to own the best plot in the estate, then this will be of interest to you.

Amazingly, this house has the possibilty of having a build size of almost 2800m2 on a truly massive plot of 18000 m2 (this is available with the purchase of an additional adjacent plot) that gives you a residence on its own mountain, with the most exclusive development in Europe.

Where Else Can You Find Luxury Property in Marbella?

Although Marbella is well known as a playground for the rich and famous, many people wonder what areas are regarded as the best for high end real estate. Many estate either lack security and privacy and these two commodities rank highly with people who are looking to spend over €3000,000 on a place to live in the sun.

Sierra Blanca offers some great properies and would suit people who would like to be a bit closer to the centre of things. It is worth noting that if you are looking for an area with low build density this may not be for you. Also make sure if security is a factor that you look at houses within the gated area of this development, because there are areas that can be accessed without have to pass through a proper security gate. Just beside Sierra Blanca is Cascadas De Camojan, some great properties there with similarly stunning views.

Los Monteros area also has some fabulous property, security may be an issue for some people as there is free access around the estate. The beaches here are amongst the best on this stretch of coastline.

El Madroñal is close to La Zagaleta and offers great houses and a high level of security.

Guadalmina Baja has some really impressive properties, but anyone can gain access to the community and you would rely mainly on the security of your individual residence.

La Zagaleta Property For Sale - First Property Choice

First Property Choice will give you one of the largest selection of houses for sale in the La Zagaleta estate. You will also find some interesting plots on the website plus the ability for you to find out specifically what you need to know when it comes to constructing a house. You will get the very best information about builders, procedures that you need to follow and also submitting your plans.

You will get a complete and thorough tour of the estate, helping you better understand the location of certain sectors and of course view houses or plots that fit the requirements you have given us. The biggest benefit for you, the prosepctive purchaser is being sure you have seen everything that is on the market that suits your needs.

The company Directors of First Property Choice were invited up to a fabulous Chinese art exhibition in the La Zagaleta estate just before Christmas. The artwork was displayed in a great new contemporary style villa that really did make a superb gallery. The property had great flow to it, with massive rooms and great build qualities. We have this house for sale currently on our website.

Should you be looking for luxurious property and also require a high level of security, this estate should be well worth a look.

La Zagaleta Contemporary Villa Almost Completed

We have added a newly built house in the La Zagaleta development, that gives prospective purchases a great contemporary feeling to the house. Although the property is not quite ready for occupation at the moment, it will be comleted over the coming monthes.

This La Zagaleta property for sale has 912m2 of inside space that is spread across five bedrooms, some of the additional benefits include a cinema, Turkish baths and the use of an elevator. There are good golf views from this house.

This is perfect for prospective owners who require a new house in the estate, but don´t want to have to spend the time looking for a possible plot then organizing and deciding on the build, then the actual contruction time associated.

There seems to be a high level of interest for contemporary style houses in the development, with most people preferring clean architectural lines as opposed to traditional or rustic property. Indeed La Zagaleta themselves have released some fantastic contemporary houses in their Signature series of houses currently available. First Property Choice also have some really interesting houses with a very modern twist, all with some really high finishing and specification.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The La Zagaleta Golf and Country Club

The La Zagaleta clubhouse was originally the home of Adnan Khashoggi, to say his home was rather large would be an understatement. Since La Zagaleta took over the estate they set about creating a luxurious place where residents could relax and enjoy the ammenities available.

Features include

Large and small meeting lounges
Summer and winter restaurants
Bar, cafetería, barbecue and snack-bar in the swimming pool pavillion
Fully equipped party pavilion
Billiard room
Bowling alley
Swimming pool, changing rooms and sauna

There are also other services available from the La Zagaleta service management centre including -

Full administration of your property, tax payments, electricity and water bills, accounting and expenses
Administration of limited companies
Labour advice
Renewal and change of number plates/transfer of ownership, etc.
Payment of all kind of bills
Secretarial service
Key control
Postal and courier service
Banking Services (Agency of Santander Central Hispano) 24 hours cash point machine.
Helicópteros Sanitarios
Medical services
Agency of Winterthur Insurance (house, cars, health and lifeinsurance)
Pool maintenance
Cleaning Service
Professional windows cleaning
Cleaning of water deposits
Treatment of terracotta floors
Home Maintenance Service (general reparations)
Professional Painting works (inside, outside, and decorative)
Installation of Alarmsystems (LIP Security)
Installation of satellite dishes, water softeners, telephone systems, faxes including applications for telephone lines
Installation of lightening conductors
Delivery of Fuel Oil
Sale & delivery of salt for swimming pool and water softeners
Firewood delivery
Personal chauffeur (airport service)
Minibus, helicopter, private jet, etc.
Food shopping and delivery
Beauty-Treatments and massages at home

The photos above are from the clubhouse area and should convey what you have access to should you become a member. Please note that you can only be a member of the club if you purchase either a plot or a property

The La Zagaleta Golf and Country Club

Not only does the estate of La Zagaleta provide great homes to live in, there is also a strong exclusive country club feel to the place. There are many ammenities that owners can enjoy and take advantage of. There are two world championship golf courses, the first of which it designed by Bradford-Benz, the second "Los Barrancos" in the North West region of the estate was completed in 2007 at an approximate cost of €20,000,000.

There is a lake, some fantastic country walks, clay pigeon shooting and tennis facilities. The cost of joining the golf course is €120,000 induction fee the a subsequent payment of €8,000 per year to use the country club facilities. Please be aware that this is not a golf share, so is therefore non-transferable. Should other members of your family wish to join there is a €9,000 induction fee and then the residual €8,000 yearly fees.

There are riding stables that will keep your horses for you should you require it. This is not included in the country club membership fees. There are over 50km of internal roads within the estate and for those people looking for easy access, there is also a Civil Avaiation Authority registered heliport. This was the same one that Adnan Khashoggi used to use when he took his chopper for his boat in Puerto Banus back to his country estate.

There has been some additional interest in the La Zagaleta estate over the last few week, as there was a documentary on ITV, featuring the journalist Piers Morgan. He called the development "Butlins For Billionaires" which seems to over simplify the charm and kudos this place exudes. Still there is no such thing as bad publicity.