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ZC 10

5 bedrooms, sleeps 10

At the foot of the spectacular Tajo de Ronda

Landscaped olive groves surround this villa which has in its sights Ronda - balancing on the edge of the monumental, sheer cliffs of the gorge, El Tajo.

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Review Icon"Loved this place and this villa - fantastic location, people and Architecture! Will definitely be back."

Unknown (Jul 2016)

Review Icon"My wife and I got married in Gibraltar and our families used the finca as a base for our travel throughout Andalusia. The only regret we have is not spending more time exploring the property and Ronda. The property is located an awesome area with an impressive backdrop of the surrounding land and Tajo. We will be back!"

Unknown (Apr 2016)

Review Icon"I owe you 100 figs. Enjoyed the Croquet, bit challenging while sprinklers were working. Wonderful cooling by the pool in the heat of the day. Looking forward to return to explore again in the spring."

Unknown (Aug 2015)

Review Icon"What a heavenly slice of the world you have! We enjoyed our time here more than we could have ever hoped to...our children were so happy and it all felt so peaceful, the smells, the views, the decor - it is all so perfect...we also owe you around 200 figs. We will be back for sure!"

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Bedrooms

5 (three doubles, two twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

15 m x 5 m, 1.8 m deep.

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Location

In open countryside, 10 minutes from Ronda in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).

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Price

Sleeping 6 from 3,130 € to 4,000 € per week.

Sleeping 7/8 from 3,380 € to 4,250 € per week.

Sleeping 9/10 from 3,360 € to 4,500 € per week.

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Villa Description

One of the finest views in the world

.. this is a house you will never want to leave ..

Built at the foot of the famous Ronda Gorge, the villa is surrounded by acres of landscaped olive groves. You are led along a gravel drive-way fringed by cypress and olives up to a parking area, towered over by a beautiful, old palm tree. The house is accessed through an electric gate.

Parking here you can walk to the front or the rear of the house … either choice will lead you into this cool, calm universe. Most likely you will not use the main entrance often, entering directly from the front terrace into your choice of kitchen, living, dining or sitting room.

The style of architecture is Andalucian with a distinctly Moorish inspired flavour - warm, welcoming and inviting … this is a house you will never want to leave.

Utter hush . . .

The quiet and unspoilt countryside make this villa the perfect place for a relaxing holiday.

The main entrance is at the back of the house, through a robust double door into an entrance hall.

To the right of the main entrance, through into a hallway that leads to the kitchen, the dining room, the living room, the cosy area around the open fire place - this area acts as the heart of the house. All rooms are open plan, interconnected by wide arches. The general ambience is spacious, light and tasteful – natural earth colours with touches of reds and ochres. The decor is demure and discreet, with an elegance in proportion, the attention to detail and the quality of the materials. Throughout the villa craftsmen have exploited to the maximum their ability and the qualities of their 'tadelakt' (polished/rubbed concrete). The floors throughout the house are a combination of tadelakt and terracotta, with occasional touches of arabesque design cement tiles.

All the wonders Andalucia has to offer

Switch off your phone and take in all the wonders of Andalusia: great food, good wine, culture, history and tradition.

'Tadelakt' is a traditional craft often seen in the hammams and bathrooms of riads in Morocco. It has a soft, undulating, natural character. It has been used to good effect in the bathrooms of this villa to finish the baths, showers, basins and floors. In the kitchen all the surfaces have this polished cement finish.

The kitchen is a large open plan room, designed to be used. All the work surfaces, the centre island work area, the shelves and the floors have a polished cement finish that complements the pearl grey of the wall tiles. This is a functional, well equipped kitchen, but if you prefer to use the barbecue, it is just outside the door leading to the terrace and garden.

The dining area is the perfect space for eating as a group with its large, square wooden dining table, and south and east windows which face the wisteria-covered terrace. Connected to the kitchen, and with two small interior windows bringing together the dining area and living room, this is the ideal venue for any gathering, regardless of which room you are in, no one will feel excluded from the get-together.

The living room is decorated in the light, natural colours of the rest of the house, with its two wide, inviting sofas and colourful cushions. It is comfortable and spacious with south-facing windows and French doors leading to the covered porch area.

Stunning views and wonderful sunsets

"The location is absolutely perfect! the views are stunning as are the sunsets."

At the other end of the living room, across the open hallway, there's a cosy open-fire area with built-in sofas on either side. This spot is for cooler winter evenings, a snug place to sip your nightcap and recall events of the day.

An open staircase leads up to the 'Tower' master bedroom, bathroom and dressing area. This is a gorgeous, light, white room with high, vaulted ceilings and fantastic 270 degree views. To the east the town of Ronda balances on a sheer precipice near the mouth of a 390-foot-high gorge. Imagine the picture - monumental cliffs with the tiny toy town leaning precariously on the edge of the Tajo; the view is nothing short of spectacular.

 A paradise for anyone who enjoys the good life...

... and good wines too.

From the villa to the west, the views are over the olive groves, sprawling vineyards and up to the Descalzos Viejos winery that dates back to the 16th century, originally built as a Trinitarian monastery.
And to the south, the amazing vistas out over the valley are said by some to be "one of the finest views in the world."

But back to the house ... To the left of the main entrance there's a passage way that leads to the four ground floor bedrooms:
One large master bedroom with en suite shower, bathroom and a dressing area. Two twin bedrooms and one double all share the second full bathroom.
All the bedrooms have the same contemporary, light appeal with painted cement built-in beds and headboards, built-in curtained wardrobes with cushions and curtains giving a splash of colour.

Spain distilled

Ronda is one of the most beautiful and visited cities in Spain. History, culture, architecture all come together for a totally Spanish experience.

To the west of the front terrace, a stone and terracotta pathway, with a few steps, leads you through sedate herb gardens toward the pool area. And oh what a pool this is! Not only is there the panoramic view, but with pomegranate, lavender, jasmine, creeping rosemary all around, the aromatic fragrance is a delight. Alongside the pool is a covered seating area to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the shade while enjoying the scenery. The pool shower is discreetly hidden behind a century-old olive tree.

The views from the front terrace, stretching along the front of the house are also breathtaking; a vast, undulating tapestry of varying earth colours and shades of green, speckled with tall black cypresses, groves of silver-green olive trees and vineyards.

The front terrace is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view, with a glass of wine from the Descalzos Viejos winery. Descalzos Viejos is certainly a unique winery, its sprawling vineyards grow around El Tajo gorge and it is just a short walk from this holiday home.

Ronda towers on high, balancing on the edge of the spectacular, sheer cliffs of the gorge, El Tajo, that splits the ancient mountain town into two sections: the old Moorish area, La Ciudad, and the 'new' (circa 1485!) town, El Mercadillo. Spanning the gorge is the triple-arched, centuries-old stone bridge Puente Nuevo which was completed in 1793. The Puente Nuevo is Ronda's most famous landmark, linking the old and new districts. Its central, skyward-soaring Romanesque arch is framed by gigantic stone foundations.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

Ground floor

  • Entrance hall
  • Living room
  • Open-plan kitchen / dining room
  • Cozy Corner (with open fire place)
  • Entrance hall
  • 4 bedrooms:
    • Master bedroom with king sized bed en-suite bathroom and dressing room
    • 2 twin bedded rooms
    • 1 double bedroom
    • Sharing a bathroom
  • Laundry room (washing machine & dryer)
  • Dining terrace
  • Garden and grounds

First floor Tower room

  • One large double bedroom
  • bathroom (shower over bath)
  • Dressing room

Facilities

Entertainment

  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Open fireplace
  • Heating throughout
  • Fans in all bedrooms
  • Washing machine, iron and board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Cot & high chair on request
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen

  • Electric oven
  • 3 rings gas hob
  • 2 elctric rings
  • Double sinks
  • Fridge / freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, juicer, kettle, griddle, deep fryer
  • Cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery

Outdoors

  • Filtered swimming pool (15 m x 5 m, 1.8 m deep, accessed by steps)
  • Pool terrace
  • Sail shades over dining area
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Gardens and grounds
  • Car parking
  • Outside lighting around the pool and garden

Notes

Rentals for this property run from Saturday to Saturday.

Small pets may be allowed, please ask.

Firewood and heating are included in the price for winter rentals.

Please, no smoking in the house.

The pool terrace is accessed by steps so may be difficult for guests with mobility problems.

 

 

Weather permitting, the swimming pool will be open throughout the year (although, because it's not heated, the normal swimming season is only in the summer).

A weekly change of linen and towels is included for rentals of more than one week.

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZC 10

2017 Season Dates Sleeping 6
per week
Sleeping 7/8
per week
Sleeping 9/10
per week
7th January to 31st March 3,130 € 3,380 € 3,630 €
1st April to 21st April 4,000 € 4,250 € 4,500 €
22nd April to 19th May 3,130 € 3,380 € 3,630 €
20th May to 29th September 4,000 € 4,250 € 4,500 €
30th September to 17th November 3,750 € 4,000 € 4,250 €
18th November to 22nd December 3,130 € 3,380 € 3,630 €
23rd December to 5th January 2018 3,750 € 4,000 € 4,250 €

ZC 10

2018 Season Dates Sleeping 6
per week
Sleeping 7/8
per week
Sleeping 9/10
per week
Prices Pending --- --- ---

Notes

Firewood and heating are included in the price for winter rentals.

Security Deposit

A 300 Euro security deposit is required on each booking. This is held against your credit or debit card and will be cancelled one week after your holiday, subject to any reductions for breakages or damage. See Terms and Conditions for full details.

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Villa Location

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In open countryside, 10 minutes from Ronda (most facilities) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga)

Location

In open countryside, 10 minutes from Ronda (all facilities) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).

Grazalema 45mins; Marbella 1.15 hrs; Málaga 1¾ hrs; Sevilla 1¾ hrs; Jerez 1.30 hrs; Gibraltar 2 hrs; Tarifa 2¼ hrs; Cádiz 2¼ hrs.

Costa del Sol 1¼ hrs; Costa de la Luz 1.5 hrs.

Granada 2½ hrs; Córdoba 2½ hrs.

Nearest Airports

Málaga 1¾ hrs; Sevilla 1¾ hrs; Jerez 2 hrs; Gibraltar 2 hrs; Granada 2 hrs

See our Links Page for web sites of airlines traveling to Andalucia from the UK.

Around and About

This is an excellent base from which to explore this delightful and very beautiful part of Andalucía.

Excursions

  • For trips out, you are spoilt for choice. Hemingway's favourite town in all Spain, Ronda, with its extraordinary gorge dividing the old and new quarters, is just 10 minutes away. With its mansion houses, quaint narrow streets, museums and art galleries and Spain's oldest bullring, it is well worth visiting.
  • La Costa del Sol with its wealth of sandy beaches, sun, fun and nightlife is an hour further south from Ronda. It's a very spectacular trip, too, crossing up and over the Sierra de las Nieves before descending to glitzy, glamorous Marbella and a very different world!
  • Here you are on the doorstep of the Grazalema National Park, one of the most beautiful tracks of mountain anywhere in Europe. Jagged peaks, gorges, chasms, faults and caves, underground rivers and deep canyons are interspersed, here and there, by some of the prettiest villages in Spain - Grazalema, Zahara, Setenil and the other famous "pueblos blancos".
  • On the wide, blue waters of the Embalse de Zahara (it's a reservoir but you would never know), you can swim or just enjoy the beautiful views all around from one of the little bars which open up in summer on the lake shore.
  • Take the dramatic little mountain road from Zahara which climbs high into the mountains and on to Grazalema. From here you can head west, crossing right over the magnificent sierras, thickly forested with cork oak and Spanish fir, to Arcos de la Frontera on the other side.
  • For something completely different, Sevilla takes less than 2 hours. It is impossible not to be captivated by its exuberant atmosphere: stylish, confident, ancient and proud, yet also convivial, intimate and fun-loving. If you don't know what alegría means, Sevilla is the place to learn!
  • Spain's unique sherry wine region (Jerez and Sanlúcar), is well worth a visit, enhanced no doubt by stopping at one or two of the famous bodegas along the way! Jerez de la Frontera is 2 hours.
  • Cádiz (2¼ hours) continues to evoke the romance, intrigue and mystery of centuries of trade (some legal, some not so) between Europe, Africa and the Americas.
  • Beyond lie mile upon mile of magnificent white beaches on Spain's Atlantic coast, La Costa de la Luz.
  • Córdoba and Granada are both 2½ hours drive from here.

Activities

  • There are few better places in Europe than the Sierra de Grazalema to enjoy walking and hiking. We recommend "Walking in Andalucía" by Guy Hunter-Watts which includes six fabulous walks in the nearby countryside. The wonderful mountain terrain is equally facinating for twitchers, especially for spotting the big raptors. There are various guide companies in Ronda offering everything from one day caving adventures to hiking and bicycling trips.
  • The adventurous may want to try their hand at hang gliding or paragliding from Sierra de Lijar, just up the road at Algodonales. The village recently staged the World Paragliding Championships and is home to a number of paragliding schools with courses for beginners as well as tandem flights.
  • Horse trekking can be arranged at local stables.
  • Bicycle hire is easily arranged in Ronda. There are excellent cycle ways in the area including the Via Verde which runs along an abandoned railway line as well as far more challenging tracks for mountain biking.
  • Different water sports are on offer on the Zahara lake. Swimming is also possible at a number of secluded coves along the lakeside.
  • There is no more thrilling way of viewing the Ronda mountains than from a balloon. End your once-in-a-lifetime flight with a champagne breakfast overlooking Ronda’s old town.

The Area

Ronda Mountains

The wild and wonderful mountains which surround Ronda are spectacularly beautiful, a taste of much-touted 'Real Spain' …
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Ronda

One of Andalucía's loveliest towns, steeped in history. With its extraordinary gorge and Spain's oldest bullring, well worth visiting …
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