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ZC 28

3 bedrooms, sleeps 5

Traditional town house with old-world charm

This traditional village house with ancient beams and exposed stone walls is situated in one of Andalucia´s most engaging little towns ...

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Review Icon"Rather overdue with my review but could not forget our wonderful time in this charming house in one of my favourite destinations. ZC28 was perfect for a relaxing, self-catering stay in Jimena and the owner was really kind and helpful. The house and outdoor areas are gorgeous and had everything we could possibly need. We spent a lot of time on the terrace and by the pool, enjoying the tranquility and the splendid view, and also made good use of the kitchen and dining area, having friends over for dinner which was nice to be able to do. Great sleeps too. The only downside was having to stop pretending that we lived there and come back to reality!"

Previous Guest (Dec 2014)

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Bedrooms

Three (two twin bedded, one single).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

5 m x 4 m, 1.4 m deep.

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Location

In the small hilltop town of Jimena de la Frontera in the Western Costa del Sol region (Province of Cádiz).

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Price

From 480 € to 1,090 € per week.

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Villa Description

Authentic

"The house is so authentic and comfortable, especially upstairs looking down to the pool. An extremely relaxing place to be".

This rustic town house has been restored and decorated by its English owners to create a home full of old-world charm.

Traditional features, such as 300 year old beams, exposed stone walls, terracotta floors, and a white washed facade adorned with ornamental iron work have been preserved and mixed with bright ceramics and Moroccan artefacts.

It's a terraced house located on one of Jimena's winding little hillside streets. Close to the edge of the village, just below its famous castle, this house is for enjoying the best of both worlds, from complete privacy by the little swimming pool at the back of the garden to the bustling street life of one of Andalucia's most charming villages.

Small shops, tapas bars and restaurants abound in Jimena. It's a busy little place.

A lovely house

"We had a great time and thought the area was stunning. We will recommend the house and area to our friends and family".

Downstairs are two twin bedrooms (the beds are pushed together), each with its own colourfully tiled bathroom, and a tiny third bedroom - described by one client as a bit of a thoroughfare - which opens to a patio.

The swimming pool lies further down some steps in the terraced garden. By the pool there is a tiny terrace with sun loungers which is completely private and enjoys beautiful views of the valley and mountains beyond.

On the first floor, the open-plan kitchen / dining / sitting room gives onto a wider terrace with wonderful views over the Hozgarganta river gorge to the cork-oak forested slopes of the Alcornocales Natural Park beyond. This terrace is perfect for sunbathing and dining al fresco although its low wall doesn't offer much protection so care should be taken with younger children.

The kitchen opens to a dining area which has a vaulted, beamed ceiling and a large dining table.

Best of both worlds

The River Hozgarganta is just a stroll down the lane, a place to swim in its deep pools and walk along its banks within the magnificent National Park.

Jimena de la Frontera is one of the most charming of Andalucia's small towns, its 13th Century Moorish castle presiding over the pretty town houses, tapas bars, restaurants and churches which climb up the hillside.

A lovely little lane descends on the other side of the hill down through the marvellous countryside of Los Alcornocales and within minutes you will be down by the river side. Popular in summer (because one can swim in the deep pools of the Hozgarganta river), it's a very beautiful spot whatever the time of year.

From Jimena's Moorish castle there are uninterrupted views to Gibraltar, Africa beyond, and mile upon mile of fertile valleys, orange groves, forests and mountains.

The Parque Natural de los Alcornocales, which surrounds the hilltop village, is ideal for bird watching, walking, horse riding, painting and photography.

Delightful

"The house has everything you could possibly want or need including maps and lots of information about the village and surrounding areas".

If walking in paradise is not your thing, you can choose between Mediterranean beaches on the Costa del Sol (just half an hour away) or, a little further on, the wilder beaches on Spain's Atlantic coast. Sotogrande and Tarifa are both popular choices for day trips.

For golf enthusiasts, there are at least 25 top quality golf courses (including Valderrama, Sotogrande and San Roque) close by. Or, if you are looking for something really different, how about nipping over to Morocco for the day!

Heading inland, the timeless beauty of some of Spain's most impressive Natural Parks awaits you. There are lots of charming towns and villages to discover along the way - Gaucín, Genalguacil and, further to the north, delightful old Ronda and the mountain village of Grazalema are all very attractive, lovely places, all well worth visiting.

If you don't want to take the car, try the wonderful, narrow gauge railway which runs from Jimena to Ronda, stopping at little white villages along the way.

Further afield the great historic cities of Andalucía - Sevilla, Granada and Córdoba - are between two and three hours.

The owner, a delightful English woman, has lived in the village for many years. As well as providing an information pack in the house, she will always be happy to make suggestions and recommendations.

Many clients love it here. It has no pretensions to be luxurious - what you see is what you get - a simple, traditional village house in one of Andalucia's most fascinating destinations.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

Ground Floor

  • Entrance hall
  • 3 bedrooms :
    • 2 twin bedded (beds pushed together), both with en-suite bathrooms
    • 1 single
  • Laundry room

First Floor

  • Open plan living / dining room / kitchen
  • Patio (furnished)

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Radio / CD player

Amenities

  • Open fireplace in the living room
  • Radiators
  • Gas heaters
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  • Portable Fans
  • Washing Machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hair dryer
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request)

Kitchen

  • Gas Oven
  • Gas hob (4 rings)
  • Fridge / freezer
  • Toaster, Kettle, Coffee pot
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery

Outdoors

  • Filtered swimming pool (5 m x 4 m, 1.4 m deep)
  • Basic outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue

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 September, inclusive)

Because the patio only has a very low protecting wall, we do not consider this property suitable for small children

Rental start and finish days for this property are usually flexible

Parking is on the street. It's not always easy to find a space near the house during the busier months of the year

Please, no smoking indoors

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Prices and Seasons

ZC 28

2017 Season Dates Week Fortnight
1st January to 31st March 480 € 960 €
1st April to 28th April 680 € 1,360 €
29th April to 26th May 760 € 1,520 €
27th May to 23rd June 840 € 1,680 €
24th June to 25th August 1,090 € 2,180 €
26th August to 29th September 840 € 1,680 €
30th September to 27th October 760 € 1,520 €
28th October to 31st December 480 € 960 €

ZC 28

2018 Season Dates Week Fortnight
Prices Pending --- ---

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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.

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In the small town of Jimena de la Frontera (most facilities) in the Western Costa del Sol region (Province of Cádiz)

Location

In Jimena de la Frontera (most facilities) in the Western Costa del Sol region (Province of Málaga).

Gaucín (most facilities) 20 mins; Sotogrande 30 mins; Gibraltar 45 mins; Estepona 50 mins.

Ronda 1 hr; Tarifa 1 hr; Marbella 1 hr; Málaga 1½ hrs.

Jerez 1½ hrs; Cádiz 1¾ hrs; Sevilla 2½ hrs; Granada 3 hrs; Córdoba 3 hrs.

Nearest Airports

Gibraltar 45 mins; Málaga 1½ hrs; Jerez 1½ hrs; Sevilla 2½ 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

  • There are a plethora of beautiful white villages and hilltop towns to explore and enjoy in the magnificent countryside all around – starting, of course, with Jimena de la Frontera itself. One of the most charming of Andalucia's small towns, its Moorish castle presides over a village well known for its traditional houses, narrow winding streets, bars and restaurants. It's charming.
  • Others include Gaucín, Casares, Genalguacil and lovely old Ronda, all surrounded by the majestic mountain scenery of the Serranía de Ronda and the fabulous Los Alcornocales Natural Park. It's a paradise for walkers, riders, bird watchers, nature lovers and anyone looking for calm and relaxation.
  • To the south there's Sotogrande (30 minutes away), a a completely different world of indulgent opulence and immaculately manicured golf courses and polo fields. Immediately beyond lie the sandy beaches, sun, fun and marinas of the Med. Resort towns include Estepona (50 minutes) and glitzy, glamorous Marbella (an hour).
  • From here you are equally well placed to head for the Atlantic beaches on the Costa de la Luz. Gibraltar, steeped in history, VAT free shops … and fish & chips, is less than an hour away, but perhaps of more interest is Tarifa on the southernmost point of Spain, an hour from here. Looking directly across the Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco, Africa is so close you feel that you can almost touch it!
  • Beyond lie mile upon mile of magnificent white beaches.
  • A taste of Morocco perhaps? The fast boat from Tarifa to Tangiers takes 35 minutes, so you can be exploring the local souks in just a few hours. Fascinating and colourful, it really is a different world.
  • 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 a 90 minute drive.
  • Cádiz (1¾ hours) continues to evoke the romance, intrigue and mystery of centuries of trade (some legal, some not so) between Europe, Africa and the Americas.
  • One of Europe's most important wetland reserves and bird sanctuaries, the Doñana National Park, is a popular attraction for nature lovers (4 hours). Its enormous variety of bird species include everything from flamingos to imperial eagles.
  • From Gaucín (20 minutes away) a beautiful road winds over the spectacular mountains to Ronda (45 minutes from Gaucín), with its spectacular gorge and Spain's oldest bullring, Hemmingway’s favourite town in all of Spain.
  • Sevilla takes 2½ 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!
  • The fantastic railway between Algeciras on the coast and Ronda, to the north, stops at nearby Jimena. One of Europe’s great short railway journeys, running through landscapes which offer constantly plunging and spectacular views, this is a remarkable and wonderful way to see some of Andalucía's best and most dramatic countryside.
  • Córdoba and Granada are both 3 hours drive from here

Activities

  • Here you are in the heart of the "Costa del Golf" with at least 25 top quality golf courses (including Finca Cortesin, Valderrama, Sotogrande, and San Roque) all within half an hour's drive.
  • On the coast (both the Costa del Sol and the Costa de la Luz) there’s every beach pursuit imaginable, from sailing and windsurfing, diving and snorkelling to whale and dolphin watching.
  • Jimena de la Fontera has a decent municipal pool and there's excellent swimming in the pools of the nearby Hozgarganta river.
  • The surrounding Los Alcornocales Natural Park is heaven-made for great walking. A bird watchers paradise too, no doubt you will be accompanied by ravens, golden orioles or huge buzzards soaring high overhead.

The Area

Costa del Sol

The western Costa del Sol and its beautiful rural hinterland extends south from Marbella to the rocky British outpost of Gibraltar …
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Jimena de la Frontera

Surrounded by the majestic Alcornocales Natural Park and dominated by its Moorish castle, Jimena is a real Spanish gem …
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