ZL112 Holiday converted marquess’ mansion

Granada, Costa Tropical, Otívar

Superbly converted marquess' mansion

It exudes a wonderful ambience of understated, old-style luxury and very grand style. There's a tennis court, ornamental gardens, a chapel and much more ...

"Thank you for the best week's holiday we could have dreamed of. The setting was wonderful and we were all in total awe of the beauty of it all. Many, many thanks again for a wonderful week".

Holiday villa mansion bedroom

Set deep in the heart of the Spanish hinterland, this jewel of Andalusian architecture dates back to 1492, a superb marquess’ mansion which has been beautifully restored and modernised with immaculate care and craftsmanship. All of its original characteristics remained unaltered.

The result is outstanding accommodation of the very highest quality, in a spectacularly beautiful location between Granada and the sea. It’s a marvellous residence amidst a sea of countryside tranquillity, one that exudes a wonderful ambience of understated, old-style luxury.

The Palacete can accommodate up to 22 guests in the main house plus another six guests in each of the two courtyard cottages (if required).

A magnificent country property that can accommodate from 16 to 30 guests, it’s the perfect place for small groups to get away from it all – whether to relax or to work – in a peaceful and very elegant environment.

Out of this world

"A belated thank you for the most wonderful time. Everyone thought the Palacete was out of this world. The house, the gardens, the views, the chapel, the pool ...".


Ideally suited for mixed family holidays, small business conferences and seminars, or as a base for special interest groups, in low season it is also available for hire on a daily basis, with or without overnight accommodation (prices on application), making it a perfect venue for weddings, baptisms, film shoots, conferences or any other special events.

The property comprises the mansion house itself (where most of the accommodation is located), and (if required) two separate courtyard cottages each with three bedrooms, spacious ornamental gardens, private chapel, swimming pool, tennis court and an outside summer bar /eating area, all accompanied by magnificent views of the surrounding hillsides.

Entrance to the property is electronically controlled, guaranteeing privacy for guests at all times.

"I should like to take this opportunity to tell you how very much we treasured the week. Though our expectations were high, they were exceeded by the beauty of the home and surroundings. It was perfect".

The spacious entrance hall, with its 300 year old wall tiles from Sevilla, opens through to delight after delight: the magnificent main drawing room with its centre column, vaulted ceiling and original stone fireplace, a library (there is Wi-Fi internet connection available), a day room/tv room (with Sky satellite TV, DVD system and VHS) and the timber panelled dining room with seating for up to 24 persons.

The fully equipped country style kitchen has twin ovens, fridges, freezers, dishwasher and a walk-in crockery cupboard.

The ground floor also houses the laundry room and a museum/ games room (with a pool table), an inner patio and one bedroom (No. 10) with twin beds and an en-suite shower room.

The other ten bedrooms are upstairs (see the detailed list on the right hand side of the page). Each bedroom is different, each decorated with individual style, antique furnishings and splendid elegance. All have en-suite bathrooms.

Larger parties can also rent either one – or both – of the self-contained courtyard cottages.

A small vine covered terrace takes one to the front door of Casita del Patio Grande. Inside, the entrance hall leads through to a fully equipped country-style kitchen (with dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer) and to a twin bedded room with en-suite bathroom and French windows which open to a terrace with panoramic views over the totally unspoiled valley. The other two twin bedrooms (both with en-suite bathrooms) are upstairs; one overlooking the courtyard, the other with views over the countryside.

Casita del Moro is alongside. The entrance hall leads through to a modern kitchen with fridge, oven, microwave and washing machine. Also on the ground floor is a spacious double-aspect twin bedded room with en-suite shower room. French windows open to to a small but charming courtyard and the delightful views. Two more twin bedrooms (both with en-suite shower rooms and excellent views) are upstairs.


Blown Away

"As soon as we got there I was absolutely blown away with how beautiful the house and grounds are. I would be happy to give any future renters an ear full of how beautiful the Palacete is"..


The old olive mill at the back of the premises has been converted into a dining hall, a fully open space which can accommodate up to 100 diners. Perfect for wedding groups, conferences, yoga or fitness groups etc, there is no extra charge to groups staying at the Palacete for using it.

The grounds are every bit as impressive as the mansion. The ornamental Moorish gardens have been painstakingly restored to their former glory offering guests the opportunity to wander or relax in total peace and tranquillity among the centuries-old palm trees, shady borders and colourful, exotic plants.

Everything is meticulously maintained.

Ancient cypress hedges border the lovely swimming pool which is fed by a natural spring. Optional pool heating is now available by separate arrangement (usually only necessary from November through to April).


"We wanted to say a big thanks for renting the beautiful Palacete for our wedding. We had the most amazing wedding and all our guests fell in love with the Palacete. It was the most magical day and week leading up to it".


The tennis court is located adjacent to the summer bar and terrace. There are several terraces to choose from. The huge main terrace is a superb sun bathing area and enjoys magnificent views over the valley to the village of Otivar on the other side.

Alongside the main house is a beautiful and now fully restored, private chapel. Wedding receptions for up to 100 guests (preceded by an official marriage blessing in the private chapel, if desired) can be arranged.

The old-style atmosphere of the mansion has been very carefully preserved. For this reason, you will not find air conditioning or central heating units, mini bars or telephones in the rooms.

In the winter, electric heating for the bedrooms and open log fires for the lounge areas are, of course, provided. And if guests wish to communicate by telephone, fax or email then they can do so from the library.

So relaxing

"Thank you for a marvellous break and truly entertaining hospitality. Peppa and the girls were wonderful, the food was delicious. We will pass on your secret to a select few".

Views range far and wide over huge chirimoya groves and down to the shimmering Mediterranean. The scenic drive from here to the Moor’s Sigh, overlooking the city of Granada, is a must.

This is an excellent base from which to explore the area or undertake organised sporting or cultural activities. For sightseers there is Granada itself, the Sierra Nevada ski resort, the Costa Tropical and the Alpujarra mountains, just a few of the numerous attractions that lie within a short drive of the property.

Those interested in more active pursuits will find a huge choice of local sports, from deep sea diving on the coast to hang-gliding in the mountains.


Wherever you go, whatever you do, you will delight in returning to this historic jewel of Andalusian architecture in its peaceful and exclusive environment. It’s a truly outstanding country residence.


All the facts and features about this villa


Main Palacete (sleeps 18 or 22)
  • Entrance Hall
  • Drawing Room
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen / Breakfast Room
  • Library
  • Dayroom / TV Room (also usable as a conference or dining room)
  • Rear Museum with pool table
  • Cloak Room
  • Laundry Room
  • Inner Patio
  • Moorish Gardens & various terraces including a summer bar / eating area, a games area and tennis court
  • Private Chapel
  • 11 bedrooms :
    • (1) Double bed, north facing, large with sitting area, ensuite bathroom
    • (2) Suite with 4-poster double bed, living room area, luxury bathroom with separate shower and large bath, south and west facing
    • (3) Brass double bed, ensuite bathroom, south facing views over garden
    • (4) Twin beds, ensuite bathroom, south facing
    • (5) Twin beds, ensuite bathroom, south facing
    • (6) Spacious room with canopied double bed and luxury bathroom. Facing south and east, it has the best views
    • (7) Twin beds, ensuite bathroom. Sofa/bed in connecting room, north and east facing
    • (8) Twin beds, ensuite bathroom, living room area, north facing
    • (9) In the Rear tower. 4-poster double bed, ensuite bathroom, private terrace. Faces south and east
    • (10) On the ground floor. Twin beds, ensuite shower room, facing north
    • (11) In the Front tower. Twin beds with separate bathroom in a converted dovecote on floor above
Dining Hall
  • The old olive mill at the rear of the Palacete has been converted into a 100 seater dining hall


  • Satellite TV (UK Channel Information)
  • DVD
  • CD Player
  • Library
  • Small Museum
  • Pool table
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)
  • Various open fireplaces throughout the Palacete (and in the cottages)
  • Electric radiators in the bedrooms
  • Ceiling and Portable Fans
  • Washing machine, Tumble dryer, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hairdryers
  • Cot and highchair available (on request). Cot linen is not supplied
  • Twin Electric Ovens
  • Gas Hob (5 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridges
  • Freezers
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee machine
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery
  • The two cottages also have fully equipped kitchens
  • Tennis Court
  • Filtered swimming pool (10 m x 3.5 m, 1.0 to 2.0m deep). The pool can be heated (for a supplement, see note below)
  • Pool shower
  • Pool terrace
  • Summer bar /eating area
  • Games Area
  • Sun beds
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue (brick)
  • Gardens
  • Parking
  • Electronic security gates


Weather permitting, the swimming pool is open throughout the year

The swimming pool can be heated in winter months (November through to May). There is a charge of 550 Euros per week for this. A minimum of two weeks notice is required if you want the pool to be heated

There is an additional winter fuel charge of 650 Euros per week from November to the end of March

Prices are inclusive of maid service (3 hours per day, 7 days per week) & gardener / handyman (5 times per week)

Additional maid services can be provided (at the rate of 8 € per hour) and cooking services (at the rate of 12 € per hour). Payments should be made directly to staff on a weekly basis in euros. Food and drink bought on behalf of the guests is paid for on a daily basis. All extra cooking or cleaning should be arranged in advance of arrival

An airport collection service (up to 8 persons at a time) is available. The estate’s minibus (plus driver) can also be used for excursions, visits etc. Prices on application

In low & mid seasons the minimum rental period is three nights (prices on application); in high season it is four nights (prices on application). See below for weekly rental prices

In low season property is also available for hire on a daily basis, with or without overnight accommodation (prices on application), making it a perfect venue for weddings, baptisms, film shoots, conferences or any other special events


IMPORTANT NOTE: The prices are a guide. They are liable to fluctuation depending on your party size and requirements. Please enquire for a full and fixed quotation.

In addition to the prices (above) there is an additional cleaning 360 Euros / 450 Euros for wedding groups or large parties and a winter fuel charge of 750 Euros per week from November through to March inclusive.

If requested, the swimming pool can be heated in winter months. There is a charge of 550 Euros per week (April to October) for this or 650 Euros (November-March). A minimum of two weeks notice is required.

Short Breaks: The property may be rented on a daily basis (minimum 3 days in low & mid seasons; minimum of 4 days in high season). Prices on application.

Weddings, Baptisms, Film Shoots, Conferences, Speciality Days etc : In low season the property can be rented on a daily basis, with or without overnight accommodation. Prices on application.

Rentals for this villa are accepted on the following terms: (1) a non-refundable deposit of 20% will confirm the booking (2) the balance (and the security deposit) to be paid eight weeks before the holiday start date. There will be no refund of monies paid on cancellations after that date

Tourist Ref:



5 km from the village of Otívar (basic shopping, bars, restaurants) in La Costa Tropical region (Province of Granada).

  • Costa Tropical & Almuñecar (all facilities) 25 mins
  • Nerja 40 mins
  • Málaga 1¼ hrs
  • Granada 1 hr
  • Córdoba 2¾ hrs
  • Sevilla 3¼ hrs
Nearest Airports
  • Granada 1 hr
  • Málaga 1¼ hrs
  • Sevilla 3¼ hrs
Granada, Costa Tropical, Otívar


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