As far as peaceful California retreats go, Weathertop Ranch dazzles the eye with mesmerizing 360-degree views that defy imagination at times. The panoramas sweep all the way from Point Lobos in Carmel Bay to Monterey Bay and from the western direction, stretch from Pacific Grove to Santa Cruz. Southward, you can take in the scenery from The Preserve to Cachagua. And from the North, there are landmarks like Moss Landing, Fremont Peak and Mount Toro to treasure from your perch.

Located adjacent to historic Holman Ranch, the prodigious property is “a rancher’s dream,” according to the listing agent William Smith of Coldwell Banker Realty in Carmel. The ranch spans across 338 acres, encompassing ridge tops, canyons and rolling pastures for cattle, horses or vineyards. There are three parcels with two wells, two springs and public water.

Set on top of a bluff and overlooking majestic untouched land, the main residence maintains a relatively modest size compared to its acreage at over 2,700 square feet. Designed in the traditional Carmel Valley post adobe style, the home features contemporary finishes, such as an upscale chef’s kitchen.

Walls of windows flood the interiors with natural light and peaceful views of the surrounding property. Arranged like a compound, the property comprises several accessory dwellings, offering guests an ideal private retreat: a 1,224-square-foot bunkhouse, an over 800 square-foot guesthouse and an over 720 square-foot barn cottage. Concludes Smith: “Weathertop Ranch is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own an extraordinary property in peaceful Carmel Valley, just two miles from Carmel Valley Village.”

Listed for $7,500,000 by William Smith of Coldwell Banker Realty in Carmel.