This charismatic large estancia at Polo Medellin ranch is located on a hilltop immersed in woodland and surrounded by a stone wall. It affords magnificent views to the lagoon and the ocean. Resembling a fortress, pathways run through the ranch allowing us to explore the entire property and there are numerous romantic niches and secret gardens ideal spots for enjoying the beautiful and natural panoramic views. The finca comprises a main house, guest house, orchard with greenhouse and chicken shed, children’s play area, summer kitchen with BBQ/grill and indoor dining room and a large stone swimming pool. The main house is built on two levels, the upper floor enjoying lovely ocean views and comprising the master suite, spacious lounge with dining room, further more private living room and kitchen. The ground floor consists of two large bedrooms sharing a bathroom, playroom and spacious living room with access to a private garden containing the swimming pool which is sheltered from the wind by lovely groves, outdoor dining room, summer kitchen and, in a tower above, the guest suite. Another feature of this property is that all the gates in the various walls belonged to the cells of the old Montevideo prison, reinforcing the sense of a walled fort. These gates can only be opened from the inside. The lake was made at the bottom of the property where natural water flowed and today it is a food source for birds and fish and there is the opportunity for numerous birds and otters, amongst other species, to thrive there, so enriching the biodiversity of the area.