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Extraordinary big-game hunting estate on a private peninsula overlooking the Ricobayo reservoir. Zamora

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500 ha of meadowland enfolded in oak trees, with a navigable shoreline of 100 km.
  • Price €3.900.000
  • 7 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 1.639 m2 built area
  • 500 Ha plot size
Just 250 km from Madrid and 20 km from the historic city of Zamora, we find this incredible hunting estate, occupying more than 500 ha of an exquisite landscape surrounded by holm oak trees in the foothills of the Sierra de la Culebra, one of Castille and León’s most stunning natural habitats. Countless wild animal species roam the area, making it an exceptional destination for outdoor pursuits.

This spectacular property presides over the Ricobayo reservoir from its own private peninsula, navigable by motorboat along its entire 100 km perimeter. It is a remarkable location, boasting some breath-taking scenery, a choice of sailing clubs and several fine-dining options offering private mooring facilities.

Previous owners have secured planning permission to extend the existing jetty, which currently offers mooring space for two vessels, while a big-game hunting licence raises the prospect of hunting parties in the meadows.

The main house and ancillary buildings date from the eighteenth century and are built in the traditional style. The comprehensive renovation, undertaken approximately ten years ago, has preserved the traditional metre-deep stone walls, wooden beams and antique doors.

The main lodge offers almost 500 sqm of accommodation arranged over two floors, occupying a square footprint. At the centre, we find an impressive landscaped courtyard, complete with swimming pool and jacuzzi – an unbeatable setting for those long summer nights. There are six amply proportioned bedrooms, including an en-suite master, two family bathrooms and a guest bathroom handily located close to the swimming pool.

Space constraints need never cramp your style, with multiple reception rooms warmed by cosy fireplaces, an airy, light-filled kitchen, a generous dining room, partially glazed porch and an array of additional spaces for your enjoyment and convenience (wine cellar, dressing rooms, billiard room, utility room, etc.). A scattering of outbuildings, amounting to a total built area of 1,639 sqm, provide garaging and storage facilities for boats and machinery.

Poised on a lofty headland projecting over the reservoir, this very special property promises spectacular views, privacy and seclusion. It’s a place to discover the true meaning of luxury, as you savour the scenic, cultural and gastronomic riches of Spain’s historic heartlands.

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