Light and spacious, bright and cheerful, this modern property is located in open countryside just a few minutes drive from historic Ronda ...
"I just wanted to say thank you to you and the Rustic Blue team for your help in securing and arranging our Casa. It was beautiful and more than we could have hoped for. The owners were so accommodating and they went above and beyond to make us feel settled and introduce us to the locality. Please pass on our huge gratitude to them, their Casa was perfect and they were superb hosts. We loved our stay."
Two (one double, one twin bedded).
Private swimming pool
7.5 m x 4 m, 1.85 - 0.6 m deep.
In open countryside, 1½ km from the village of Arriate in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).
From 670 € to 1,090 € per week.
This modern country house is located in open countryside just a short drive from the historical town of Ronda and within walking distance of Arriate (around 2km to the centre), one of several charming little villages which are close at hand.
This property was designed with all the necessities of a family in mind. The house is surrounded by lawns, and the private, 400 m2 gardens are completely fenced off.
Within the swimming pool there is a section which is only 60 cm deep, ideal for children to splash around in.
Inside the house is light, spacious and modern. The entrance is through a large porch into a neat and comfortable living room with a dining area and the well equipped kitchen partially separated off alongside.
Splashes of bold colour here and there add a bright and cheerful touch to the design.
The two bedrooms are equally attractive, both with large en-suite bathrooms. In the utility room there are laundry facilities and a big fridge/freezer.
Winter months are comfortable here with central heating throughout to keep you warm and cosy.
For Spring and Summer, the various outdoor areas and terraces in the neatly kept garden surrounds come into their own for al-fresco dining.
Although there are other residential properties around and about (just about completely hidden from view by the high hedges), it's a superb spot to enjoy lazy days by the pool and rural peace - with the added advantage that the shops, restaurants, charm and historic interest of Ronda is just a short drive away.
All around is excellent walking country, up into the Serranía de Ronda or along lanes dotted with little farms.
Arriate is a traditional little market town, authentically Andaluz both in pace (slow) and style (relaxed). There's no need to take the car, it's an easy and very pleasant 20 minute stroll along the country lane.
It is described by one writer as "a jack-in-the-box; a surprise package in a plain wrapper".
"At first sight it appears to be a sleepy rural village waiting, with no sense of urgency, for its grass to grow and its paint to dry. Then, abracadabra! - a corner is turned and the visitor is suddenly thrown into the sophisticated high street of a chic and bustling small town".
It reminds this writer of the magical moment in The Wizard of Oz "when the pictures on the screen turn unexpectedly from black and white into glorious technicolor".
Nearby Ronda (just five kilometres away) is a lovely town, Hemingway's favourite in all Spain. A classic example of a fortified Moorish city - the old defensive wall, the area’s baths, mosques converted to churches by the Christians, and many other sites of archaeological interest - it is brimming with history and interest. A visit to its famous bridge and bullring, reputedly the oldest in the country, is a must.
A little over an hour's drive through the spectacular scenery of the Serranía de Ronda will take you to the beaches of the Costa del Sol. The Atlantic beaches on the stunning Costa de la Luz take two hours.
To the north, stunning Seville is also 2 hours away. Córdoba and Granada are a further half hour's drive.
The lush Grazalema National Park, some of the most wonderful walking and riding countryside anywhere in Spain, is only 25 minutes drive away. Here you will find some of the most beautiful of the famous "white villages". Elsewhere, Arcos de la Frontera, Setenil, Gaucín and Casares are all well worth a visit.
An attractive home, it's ideal for a relaxed family holiday and also as a great base from which to explore the delightful countryside and cultural riches of this wonderful part of the world.
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 September, inclusive)
Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday in high season
The English speaking Spanish owners live a little bit further up the lane and will be happy to give you advice and suggestions about the region and all it has to offer
A 250 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.
In open countryside, 2 km from the centre of Arriate (most facilities) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).
Costa del Sol 1¼ hrs; Costa de la Luz 2 hrs.
Málaga 1¾ hrs; Sevilla 1¾ hrs; Jerez 2 hrs; Gibraltar 2 hrs
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The wild and wonderful mountains which surround Ronda are spectacularly beautiful, a taste of much-touted 'Real Spain' …
Arriate appears to be a sleepy rural village, but, turn a corner, and suddenly you are in a chic and bustling small town. Well worth a visit - or two.