Canuelas, Buenos Aires Provincia
- 4 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- 12.0 ha total
- For Sale
DescriptionExperience the Argentine countryside in this newly built spacious 3 bedroom (plus maid's room), 3 ½ bath, nicely furnished, private home set on 3.7 hectares of land in the famed Buenos Aires Pampas. ...
Only 65 miles from Buenos Aires it is easy to access by car, but is still a world away. Here you'll enjoy Ñandús (South American Ostriches) walking past the house several times a day and have a chance to visit with the neighboring sheep, cows, and horses just down the road (and often within view from the living room windows). At sunset foxes come into sight, running across the fields and roads, and as night falls the owls fly overhead as you listen to the lyrical music of the zillion hidden frogs. This place is magical--brimming with animals both large and small, starry, starry skies, and endless opportunities dream.
The house is set inside of Benquerencia Farm Club--a special area that was formerly a part of a historically important Argentine estancia, and is now comprised of individually owned farms/ houses and shared common areas. Benquerencia spans 2,200 hectares (with perimeter fencing and security that patrols on 4x4s) and is 100% campo--does not feel at all like a "barrio cerrado."
While the house itself offers solitude amidst its expansive fields, lawns, and endless skies, the historic colonial clubhouse, restaurant, and café are just a 15-20 minute walk from the house and offer the opportunity to socialize--or just have a quiet cup of coffee in a more public space. Other communal areas of the Farm Club include:
o Main Ranch House, built in 1940, now used as a guest house
o Restaurant, bar, and cafe
o 2 outdoor pools, changing rooms, showers and lounge area
o 4 Polo Fields. . .. horse stables
o 2 Tennis Courts
o 1 Soccer Court
o Golf course
o 650 hectares of communal green space designed by Charles Thays (the same landscaper who designed the Buenos Aires Botanical Garden)
o Lovely ponds rich with varied bird life,
o 20 hectares of trails for walking and horse back riding,
o 35 hectares of public park/gardens that include a great variety of ancient trees including, eucalyptus and oak, as well as fruit and nut trees, rose gardens and more.
o Outdoor playground for children as well as indoor game room
The house is spacious, airy and flooded with natural light. Each room has 3-4 meter high open wood ceilings, hard wood or ceramic floors, and radiant heat. The design offers a wonderful integration of the indoor and outdoor space, as well as privacy for all. With one queen and 5 twin bed, the house sleeps up to 7 guests.
ROOM BY ROOM. . ..
THE LIVING ROOM/DINNING ROOM --The open plan of the living room / dinning room has a loft like feel and offers tons of natural light. The front wall has two large picture windows as well as glass paned doors that give wonderful views of the sunsets and access to the front, covered outdoor gallery, sitting area, and front yard. The back wall has still more windows, as well glass paned doors leading to the parilla, outdoor dinning area, swimming pool and back yard. The living room / dining room has Patagonia hardwood floors, an air conditioner, an eco-friendly and highly efficient inset wood burning stove with large glass door that allows you to enjoy the view of the fire, while getting the most heat possible.
***All bedrooms have blackout rollers and radiant (floor) heat. Each also includes night tables, bedside reading lamps, and ceiling fans.
The closest town to Benquerencia (15 miles away) is the historical lake side town of SAN MIGUEL DEL MONTE, There one can shop, dine, sit at a café beside the main plaza, go boating, fish, or do any number of water sports, enjoy picnics along the lake or a day at any of the many lakeside spas.
More information at http://www.campodreams.com