Life in the Fast Lane
First established as a luxury destination back in the 60s, Sotogrande continues to delight investors with its raw mix of culture, natural beauty, and action. Find the best of all three at The Seven, a stunning boutique development at La Reserva.
Sotogrande has always been one of the most sought after destinations on the Iberian Peninsula. Encompassing a 20 km2 stretch from its Mediterranean coastline to dramatic hills and protected parkland, this area can only be described as a jewel of southwestern Europe. As a result of its location, Sotogrande is the perfect gateway for exploring wider Andalucia, with breathtaking scenery and vast regional parks. The famed cities of Jerez, Granada, Seville and Cadiz, are all within easy reach, and offer a fascinating glimpse into Spain’s Moorish past. Adding to Sotogrande’s year-round appeal is the Sierra Nevada mountain range, a ski destination in winter months, this action destination offers hiking and mountain biking throughout the rest of the year.
Sotogrande first established itself as a major player in the luxury tourism industry back in 1962. Since then, Sotogrande has continued to be a magnet for discerning families, visitors and homeowners from Europe and beyond, drawn by the fabulous weather and atmosphere. Today, Sotogrande SA is creating the next chapter with The Seven at La Reserva. Here, within a private community, just seven contemporary homes of 2000sq m are coming to market, priced from €15m to more than €20m. Designed by some of the world’s most celebrated architects – including landscaping by Jean Mus – The Seven will also provide residents the world-class La Reserva Country Club, offering access to one of Europe’s largest swimmable lagoons, a new spa and wellbeing centre, and a tennis academy, and more. As Marc Topiol, CEO of Sotogrande SA suggested: “It is important for guests and residents to experience a sense of place, a strong connection with this beautiful region. We are returning Sotogrande to its distinctive status as one of Europe’s most desirable year-round destinations.”
Over the last decade Sotogrande has evolved its far-reaching range of activities and pursuits, and is committed to increasing this offering. Thanks to its position where the gentle Mediterranean meets the Straits of Gibraltar, Sotogrande is fast carving out its reputation as the go-to destination for sailing championships. The Marina de Sotogrande buzzes with the glamour of the world’s sailing elite, and is bordered with a variety of shops, restaurants and seasonal markets, making it a go-to destination for sailors and landlubbers alike. Polo is another local focus, with the Santa Maria Polo Club hosting glamourous matches and events all season. Fancy hitting the links? You can find three of Spain’s top ten golf courses here: La Reserva Golf Club, the Club Real (designed by Robert Trent), and the Real Club Valderrama, Spain’s best-ranked golf course. Looking to hit relax and repeat? Beach clubs abound, with Trocadero providing the ideal setting for cocktails and tanning, but there’s more than 12km of sandy beaches to explore, with masses of watersports on offer. Book a boat tour and look out for orcas and whales, or the playful bottlenose dolphin. The Seven is ideally located to capitalise on the very best of Sotogrande; from activities and sunshine, to fine food and stunning architecture, life doesn’t get better than this.
Place: Sotogrande, Spain
Property: Seven villas
Plans: Unique architecture for each property
Price: €15million – €20million
Period: Summer 2018
Perks: La Reserva Country Club with a tennis academy, spa and wellbeing centre, swimmable lagoon, and 18-hole golf course