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Cortijo on Private Finca 80,000m in Tarifa - 10 bedrooms, Swimming Pool, Stables and Tennis Court

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In A Nutshell

Reference: TBH 042

Price: 4.950,000€

Size: 8o,000 m2

Location: Spain, Andalucia, Cádiz, Tarifa

Property Type: Rural Tarifa

About the Property

One of the most magnificent houses in Andalucia, this colonial gem is just ten minutes’ drive from Tarifa’s famous beaches. With a stunning house, guest cottage, tennis court, stableyard, mature gardens, spectacular unspoiled views, streams on three sides, this superb property is in a class of its own.
The electric gates ensure absolute privacy. An avenue of forty palms leads to the main entrance which opens into a beautiful shaded courtyard with tropical planting and swaying palms. A long wisteria covered terrace opens onto the lawned swimming pool area set in an old orange orchard and fenced and gated for young children. This stunning pool is an idyllic temperature during the summer months. Wooden sun beds are in the pool area and this long shaded terrace provides the ideal spot for lunch.
The kitchen terrace is a perfect place for a quiet afternoon siesta. (Front cover of ‘Casa y Campo’ magazine).

In Detail

Ground Floor:
  • Covered main entrance
  • Large entrance hall with Italian terracotta floor tiles and an impressive wrought-iron front door
  • Large coat / boot cupboard
  • Guest toilet
  • Large farmhouse kitchen with Italian terracotta floor tiles and a magnificent table (seats 14), 3 metre antique pine dresser, large gas hob, gas-fired Aga and dishwasher. A matching set of two industrial food fridges and one industrial freezer provide ample cold storage.          Doors open onto main terrace.
  • Large pantry area with ample food storage shelves, hooks and cleaning cupboard
  • Staff toilet
  • Walk-in storage for plates, serving dishes etc.
  • TV room with satellite TV connection, comfortable sofas and extensive collection of DVD’s
  • Dining room with mahogany parquet floor and doors opening onto the main terrace.
  • Drawing room with antique mahogany parquet floor, open fireplace, large comfortable seating area, games table and doors opening onto main terrace.

Second floor:

  • Bedroom 1 :  A large luxury double room with a large en-suite bathroom with double sink, bathtub and walk-in shower. This magnificent bathroom opens onto a roof terrace and has views to Morocco.
  • Bedroom 2 : a cosy room with ample cupboard storage and an en-suite bathroom.
  • Bedroom 3 : a standard sized bedroom with excellent storage and an en-suite bathroom
  • Bedroom 4 : a standard sized bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom

Lower Ground Floor

  • Wine Cellar
  • Billiard Room with full-sized antique mahogany snooker table, antique mahogany sideboard and comfortable armchairs.
  • Study
  • Playroom
  • Store-room
  • Attic. Easily accessible via staircase on bedroom level. Formerly used as the laundry area when it was a family house, the attic has extensive storage shelves and is plumbed for a washing machine. It has a large flat roof area where the solar panels are located and thanks to the surrounding high-sides of the roof, entirely invisible from the outside.
  • Large laundry area (formerly a two-car garage) with extensive shelving, washing machine, gas-fired dryer and freezers
  • The main house has underfloor heating and all bedrooms have air-conditioning.
  • Main terrace. This stunning shaded terrace has breathtaking views over the rolling hills of the classic Andalusian countryside which surrounds El Aguilon. It has a dining area, a couple of steamer chairs and a cosy seating area with an antique French Empire Bed which is a perfect spot for a siesta. There is a lawned area beyond with two magnificent mature palm trees.
  • Large covered barbeque terrace with large built-in barbeque, electric oven and a table for 16 people with an extension for a maximum of 22 people. The barbeque terrace overlooks a brick patio.
  • Brick patio with 2 small ponds and fountains.


Vast room with high ceilings and a four-poster bed, an antique pine wardrobe and a glorious bathroom with a spectacular antique marble sink and large walk-in shower. It has a private sun-bathing terrace overlooking an attractive bricked courtyard


This single storey cottage is an ideal place for a guest family of 8.

  • Bedroom 1 : a very large and beautiful room with and en-suite bathroom and marble floor throughout and double doors opening onto the long covered terrace.
  • Adjoining bedroom 1 is a small kitchen and a further bedroom with two single beds and a second en-suite bathroom beyond. It has an additional entrance so it can either be an adjoining children’s bedroom to bedroom 1 or a self-contained flat.
  • Bedroom 2 : a large double bedroom with a family bathroom and a second bedroom with twin beds.
A large self-contained flat opening onto the stable courtyard with a 10 metre open plan sitting room / kitchen, a large bathroom and a double bedroom above.
A great spot to watch the sun go down. Below is a large storage room for pool cushions, lawn-mower etc. and a smaller room for storing firewood.
This cobbled courtyard is shaded by four mature palm trees
  • 4 loose boxes
  • large haybarn
  • tack room
  • feed room
  • corral with river-sand surface and walk-in stable (also useful as a lunging area)
Well away from the main house, in a quiet corner of the property this 60m x 30m arena is very well-drained and has an excellent river-sand surface which has been established for many years.
There are three main fields, all with excellent grazing, sturdy fencing and / or stone walls and a good water supply.
The astro-turf tennis court is surrounded by 20 year-old palm trees.
This magical area of the garden provides fresh herbs (including lemongrass) and year-round flowers for the house; strelitzia reginae, agapanthus, roses, bouganvillea etc.  There are also fruit trees in this area; eg guava and chirimoya
The main orange orchard has a wealth of citrus and other fruit trees, including oranges, clementines, lemons, quince, avocado and even a mango tree.
  • Mains water
  • Mains electricity
  • Landline telephone
  • Satelite TV
  • WiFi
  • Excellent mobile phone coverage
  • Valuables safe in almost every bedroom
  • Air-conditioning in all bedrooms including the guest cottage and staff flat
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Ample parking
  • 2,500 litre gas tank
  • Septic Tank
If privacy and security is your priority, then you can rest assured that over the years a number of high-profile guests who value their privacy have enjoyed spending time at El Aguilon.
  • The electric gate keeps out any unwanted visitors.
  • The main house sits in the centre of 20 acres (8 hectares / 80,000m2) of its own land
  • Set in an orange orchard, the swimming pool area is entirely private,
  • The main house is shielded by trees and consists of a series of beautiful shaded courtyards, providing total protection from even the longest camera lenses.
Available nearby:
  • Rock-climbing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Paddle-boarding
  • Scuba-diving
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Quadbiking expeditions
  • Horse-riding
  • Roman ruins in Bolonia
  • Whale-watching from Tarifa
  • Spanish Riding School in Jerez
  • Sailing in Sotogrande
  • Tangiers is a short ferry crossing from Tarifa
  • Waterpark in Algeciras
Montenmedio: 25 mins’ drive
Valderrama: 50 mins’ drive
El Aguilon is a great place for children. Away from any roads and yet Tarifa’s glorious white sandy beaches are just a few minutes’ drive away.
The swimming pool is fenced and the orange trees provide plenty of shade for babies and young children.
Nestling in some gloriously unspoiled countryside, El Aguilon is perfect for a quiet walk in the hills.
Looking for turtles in the shallow streams which trickle down the hills behind El Aguilon is a great pastime for little ones.
For teenagers there are plenty of exciting water-sports and the famous Tarifa night-life and if you can drag them away from the pool, there are some magnificent Roman ruins just a few minutes’ drive away on the beach in Bolonia.
  • Shaded Sandpit
  • Ping Pong (outdoor table in the main orange orchard)
  • Plenty of DVD’s suitable for all ages
  • Sky TV including Sky Sports (but not BBC etc.)
The house is offered for sale furnished, however there are a few items of furniture and personal effects which are not included in the sale (mainly those being stored in the Lower Ground Floor).


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