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ZC 106

5 bedrooms, sleeps 10

A beautiful villa set in its own vineyard

Sit back and relax by the pool, perhaps with a refreshing tinto de verano made with the estate's own red wine

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Bedrooms

Five (two doubles, three twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

8 m x 4 m, 1.9 m deep.

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Location

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

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Price

Sleeping from 2 up to 10

From 940 € to 2,880 € per week.

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Villa Description

Antique elegance, stylish yet cosy

Collected items have been put together with flair and creativity, the house has featured in several interior design magazines.

This country estate house is set in its own vineyards, only ten minutes' drive from the famous city of Ronda. The grounds comprise 3.5 hectares, two if which are given to the owner's grapes for his own bodega (not on the estate).

Originally belonging to a much larger estate, the house has been lovingly restored by the owners. Although renovation was completed in 2008, with all the modern conveniences you would expect, the decor is in keeping with the style of a high class country house.

Access to the house is along a dirt track, a bit rough in places, but nothing an ordinary hire car can't handle. Enter the villa through a traditional-style vestibule with a grand iron gate. From the vestibule turn left through the impressive iron and stained-glass front door to the living/dining area, or turn right, to the kitchen entrance.

Collectors' items

The owners love collecting unusual things. An antique wood stove was spotted in Belgium and brought to Spain; it certainly looks the part in this house.

The living room has two three-seater sofas arranged around an open fireplace and flatscreen TV. The seating for the large dining table is an antique banquette, originally from a convent and the wonderful patterned floor has been reconstructed from original, reclaimed hydraulic tiles.

The exposed beams perfectly suit the three crystal chandeliers.

On one wall are original oil paintings from times past and in the opposite corner is another cosy seating area with two rocking chairs and two armchairs around a circular table. A corner dresser and a dresser with crockery complete the refined picture.

The living areas and bedrooms, with the exception of the kitchen, have air conditioning. There is central heating throughout the house.

From the living room, walk through into the lovely country kitchen.

Kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms ...

... all are beautiful, all are high quality.

The kitchen can be accessed either from the living/dining room or by its own door from the entrance vestibule. The style of the kitchen is reminiscent of one from a grand house a century ago, with its twin butler sinks, quarry tiled floor and marble work surfaces. That said, it is completely modern in all its facilities. It comes fully equipped with ceramic hob and electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.

A ground floor cloakroom, with toilet and basin, is conveniently placed at the foot of the stairs. The cloakroom is done out in a rich Moroccan style with geometric arabic tiles and brass fittings.

There is also a full bathroom on the ground floor with a bathtub and shower mixer taps, wc and basin.

Nineteen stairs lead you up to the two first-floor bedrooms. The house has five double bedrooms, two of which have double beds (upstairs master bedroom and the one in its own separate ground floor annexe), three have twin beds which are designed to be zipped together to form doubles if required.

Two of the twin bedded rooms have iron bedsteads, built in wardrobes and quarry tiled floors. One has a direct view to the pool terrace, the other looks out onto the cobbled courtyard.

All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, with the two on the first floor having baths and bidets, one downstairs with bath only and the other two with showers. The bathrooms are decorated differently but in wonderful colours, each with a Moorish flavour.

Spanish riches ... olives, grapes and sunshine!

Enjoy all three, sitting on your terrace with not a care in the world.

The outside grounds are a contrast between the formal garden terrace which surrounds the pool, and the open countryside of cultivated olive groves and vineyards.

The inviting pool is set directly in front of the house in a garden of lavender, box hedges, olives, Mediterranean cypress and palms. There is a dining terrace (seating eight) with a built-in barbecue, shaded under a pergola of wisteria.

Both the garden and pool have nightlighting. Although the property borders onto a very distant, fenced train track, there is minimal disturbance as there are only ten trains a day.

Whilst grape picking season is in September, wine tasting courses can be organised all through the year so that you can learn about and sample the local wines. Please ask in advance.

The gypsy's bargain

Original pieces have been used to charming effect, sometimes as a result of surprising encounters.

Four mountain bikes are available which guests are welcome to use.

Staying outside, but close to the main house, is the separate bedroom annexe with en suite bathroom facilities.

The door to the annexe is a big studded, wooden one which opens onto a room with a distinctive arabic ambience. The exposed ceiling beams and the windows with dark wooden shutters give this bedroom an exotic and almost mysterious atmosphere. The bathroom is beautifully tiled and has a walk-in shower, wc and Moroccan bowl handbasin.

All the rooms have been furnished and decorated by the owners themselves, often as a result of travel adventures.

One holiday saw the owners caught up in an impromptu bartering scenario with a gypsy who had a sack of crystal beads. He persuaded them that they were a veritable bargain. The owners bought the beads and with a little patience and imagination were able to make the chandeliers now in the living room. A bargain indeed!

Ronda on your doorstep

With the famous 'City of Dreams' only ten minutes' away, you'll not be stuck for sightseeing ideas or places to eat out.

Just before finishing, a little more detail about the two upstairs bedrooms ... Both have king-sized double beds (one being a zipped twin), both have en suite bathrooms and both have lovely wooden floors, so comfy and warm for bare feet. The bedrooms have Juliet balconies overlooking the pool terrace and vineyards beyond. The bathrooms have bathtubs with showers over, wc, bidet and brass hand basins.

The ancient city of Ronda has such a rich history that it would be impossible to take in all its sights in just one day, or for that matter, one week. Known as Izna Rand Onda by the Moors, the town was settled by them in the eighth century, close to an earlier Roman settlement. The town's picturesque narrow streets and whitewashed walls are a link to that Islamic past, further enhanced by Renaissance and Baroque styles which followed centuries later.

Ronda is best explored on foot with plenty of stops for cool drinks and tapas along the way.

The 18th century 'Puente Nuevo' bridge linking the old Moorish quarter with the Mercadillo district is the most famous of Ronda's sights. This is a good starting point for any tour of Ronda.

Nearly as famous is the reputation of Ronda as the birthplace of modern bullfighting (although inhabitants of Sevilla would hotly dispute that). A visit to the bullring is an absolute must, whatever your views on this controversial tradition.

For a complete change of scene, the beaches of the Costa del Sol are near enough for a day trip, and even closer is the natural beauty of the Grazalema National Park.

A stay at this house allows you to sample a rare side of Spain, immersed in a traditional style yet with all modern facilities. The villa is in a peaceful and rural location yet within a stone's throw of an iconic Andalucían city for you to explore.

With this villa you have so many choices, all of them good ones.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

Ground floor

  • Open entrance vestibule
  • Living room with dining area
  • Kitchen
  • 2 bedrooms:
    • (1) twin bedded room with en suite bathroom (walk-in shower, wc and sink)
    • (2) twin bedded room with en suite bathroom (walk-in shower, wc and sink)
  • Bathroom (bath tub with mixer shower, wc, sink)
  • Cloakroom (wc and handbasin)
  • Furnished dining terrace with table for 8
  • Gardens and grounds

First floor

  • 2 bedrooms :
    • (3) double king-sized bed, with en suite bathroom (shower over bath tub, wc, bidet, sink) Juliet balcony with pool view
    • (4) twin bedded (can be zipped to be double), with en suite bathroom (shower over bath tub, wc, bidet, sink) Juliet balcony with pool view

Ground floor separate bedroom annexe

  • 1 bedroom :
    • (5) double bed, with en suite bathroom (walk-in shower, wc, sink)

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Flatscreen TV (UK Channel Information)
    This property has a Satellite but due to changes to the UK satellite services we cannot guarantee UK terrestrial programmes, BBC, ITV etc.
  • DVD and CD player
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms and in the living room
  • Gas central heating throughout
  • Open fireplace in the living room and bedroom (4)
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hairdryers
  • Cot and high chair available

Kitchen

  • Electric oven
  • Ceramic induction hob (3 rings)
  • American style fridge / freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Toaster, juicer, kettle, coffee making facilities
  • Cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery
  • Iron and board

Outdoors

  • Private swimming pool (8 m x 4 m, 1.9 metres deep) with night lighting (filtered and chlorinated)
  • Sun beds and parasols
  • Built in barbecue and dining terrace
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Parking on the property in front of the house
  • Mountain bikes (x 4)

Notes

Weather permitting, the swimming pool will be open throughout the year (although, because it's not heated, the normal swimming season is from late April to early October).

Firewood is included in the price for winter bookings.

Air conditioning is included in summer bookings.

Linen is changed mid-stay for two-week holidays.

Catering/babysitting/extra cleaning services can be arranged if requested in advance.

Wine tasting course can be booked in advance and costs 20 Euros per person paid locally on arrival.

Please, no smoking in the villa.

Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday although some flexibility can be offered in low season.

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZC 106

2017 Season Dates Sleeping 2
per week
Sleeping 3/6
per week
1st January to 6th January 1,130 € 1,310 €
7th January to 3rd April 940 € 1,130 €
4th April to 30th June 1,130 € 1,310 €
1st July to 1st September 2,500 € 2,500 €
2nd September to 27th October 1,130 € 1,310 €
28th October to 22nd December 940 € 1,130 €
23rd December to 31st December 1,130 € 1,310 €
2017 Season Dates Sleeping 7/8
per week
Sleeping 9/10
per week
1st January to 6th January 1,560 € 1,940 €
7th January to 3rd April 1,310 € 1,630 €
4th April to 30th June 1,560 € 1,940 €
1st July to 1st September 2,500 € 2,880 €
2nd September to 27th October 1,560 € 1,940 €
28th October to 22nd December 1,310 € 1,630 €
23rd December to 31st December 1,560 € 1,940 €

ZC 106

2018 Season Dates Sleeping 2
per week
Sleeping 3/6
per week
Prices Pending --- ---
2018 Season Dates Sleeping 7/8
per week
Sleeping 9/10
per week
Prices Pending --- ---

Notes

Prices are dependent on the number of guests occupying the property.

Wine tasting course can be arranged at 20€ per person, paid for locally.

Firewood is included in the price for winter bookings.

Security Deposit

A 350 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 drive from Ronda (all facilities) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).

Grazalema 40 mins; Marbella 1¼ hrs; Málaga 1¾ hrs; Sevilla 1¾ hrs; Jerez 1½ hrs; Gibraltar 2 hrs; Tarifa 2 hrs; Cádiz 2 hrs.

Costa del Sol 1½ hrs; Costa de la Luz 2 hrs.

Granada 2¼ hrs; Córdoba 2¼ hrs.

Nearest Airports

Málaga 1¾ hrs; Sevilla 1¾ hrs; Jerez 1¾ hrs; Gibraltar 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 15 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

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Ronda

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