Enjoying a privileged hillside position above the shimmering waters of the Embalse de Zahara Lake, El Dolmen de Alaju effortlessly blends natural materials and modern design elements to create an enchanting home perfect for couples, families and small groups.
As you enter the gates of the property, a sweeping driveway brings you past an impressive reproduction of the megalithic structure from which the house takes its name and you will see that the surrounding gardens, adorned with large statuesque stone figures, are home to a wide variety of flora and birdlife.
El Dolmen de Alaju feels at once spacious, homely and charming and this extends outside too. A door from the living area opens out onto the upper floor terrace which enjoys an even wider panorama; one which takes in the truly captivating sight of Zahara de la Sierra and its Moorish castle perched high above the village. This the perfect place for dining al fresco and to sit out here with an evening drink, watching the hills change colour as the sun slowly fades, is to be in paradise.
From the pool terrace, accompanied by the blissful soundtrack of singing birds and a gentle breeze rustling the leaves, the scene is just as impressive. With the stunning picture postcard view of the lake on one side and the majestic twin peaks of local mountains El Algarín and Las Grajas on the other, this feels like a very special place; one where you can fully appreciate the majesty and beauty of this seductively unspoilt corner of Andalucía.
Whilst enjoying a beautifully natural setting on the borders of two natural parks (Parque Natural de Sierra de Grazalema and Parque Natural de Sierra de las Nieves), a drive of just 10 minutes reveals the pretty pueblo blanco of El Gastor where you’ll find all amenities, friendly cafes and restaurants serving traditional local cuisine. Ronda, which is widely recognised as one of the Iberian peninsula’s most charming and spectacular cities, is just 30 minutes away by car.