El Cortizo Sierrezuela is the most unique and possibly the only original Cortijo remaining in the Fuengirola/Mijas area. This Cortijo has been in the current ownership for almost 50 years and it retains all of its original features. It is in the centre point of Urbanisation Sierrezuela and this wonderful Cortijo had clear unbroken views to the small fishing village of Fuengirola. The town of Fuengirola has developed over the last 50 years and Cortijo Sierrezuela now sits like an oasis in the centre of the urban sprawl.
Cortijo Sierrezuela is on a plot of over 5000 sqm and comprises the main house with a cloistered courtyard area containing a swimming pool and spacious covered terraces. There are formal gardens and an adjoining casita with its own private entrance, terraces and patio. The entire property is entered through an impressive archway adorned with wisteria and a private driveway leads to the house, the casita and the garage. The gardens of over 4000 sq mtrs surround the Cortijo and full fencing lined with mature trees give the property its privacy. The interior of the property retains full wooden beamed ceilings, galleried upstairs landing, wooden windows and shutters and antique ceilings, fireplaces, light fittings and other magnificent features. It retains the original flagstones throughout. Currently the main Cortijo has a very large entrance hallway/reception area leading to a large secondary lounge/sitting room, an inner lobby, a library room and the main sitting room/dining area of 62sqm. From this main living room, 3 steps lead into the main kitchen with its own open fireplace and a door leading into the enclosed kitchen patio. From the inner lobby there is a toilet and wash hand basin and a stairway up to the master bedroom suite. This suite has a vast bedroom with windows overlooking the cloisters, pool and gardens. Around the double bed is an antique feature Jacobean style wooden canopy. From this bedroom there is a large dressing room with fully integrated wardrobes, a boot room and access into the Moorish style marble sunken bathroom. A door from the bathroom leads to steps down to the pool area. From the main hallway a feature staircase leads to the galleried first floor which contains 4 further good sized bedrooms and two further bathrooms – one of which is ensuite. Two of the bedrooms have access to a spacious bedroom terrace with views across the gardens to the mountains beyond. A further staircase leads down from the first floor bedroom area into the second kitchen with access into the garden. Also off this second kitchen, is the second sitting room with full length widows and patio doors leading into a covered terrace and the garden beyond. A feature stone fireplace is on one wall. There are many storage cupboards, fitted cupboards and utility areas throughout. To the exterior, doors from the main lounge and second lounge open up onto garden terraces. The square shaped pool of 45sqm is surrounded by arched covered cloisters with leisure, storage and dining areas. There are formal gardens with fountain and landscaped areas and large grassed areas with mature palms and a variety of trees. There is a separate gated access to the gardens. To the rear of the cloisters and accessed through double wooden doors, is a further terrace overlooking the lower garden area. There is an independent storeroom and a separate pump room accessed from the exterior of the cloisters.
Adjoining the main Cortijo, there is an independent casita comprising sitting room with small kitchen area, a good sized double bedroom and a bathroom. The casita has its own private walled patio of 55sqm with mature plants and trees, and a door into the main garden area. There is a separate gated access from the road into this casita area. In addition the property has a garage of 30sqm.This property is fully urbanised and further development on the land is possible subject to the correct planning permissions.
The Cortijo is in need of considerable updating and renovation, but would become the most enviable property with original features. There is a lot of history attached to this property, often visited by film stars and major sporting heroes.