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ZC 29

6 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 10 or 12

A hacienda with real Spanish grandeur

A genuine Spanish "hacienda" set in the beautiful surroundings of its own 350 acres of country estate ...

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Review Icon"It seems ages since we were in Spain at ZC29. I am writing to say how much we all enjoyed it and what fun our holiday was. The house was superb, as usual, and the surroundings and hills very beautiful. We also had fresh grapefruit for breakfast every day and even I took to bathing before breakfast!"

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Review Icon"Thanks for letting us share your beautiful property. The views are amazing. We truly felt we were in rural Spain. "

Previous Guest (Oct 2014)

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Bedrooms

Six (all twin bedded; the beds can be pushed together in 3 of the bedrooms).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

9 m x 7 m, 0.8 - 1.9 m deep.

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Location

8 km from El Bosque in in Los Pueblos Blancos region (Province of Cádiz).

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Price

Sleeping 6 from 1,050 € to 2,490 € per week.

Sleeping 10 from 1,400 € to 2,490 € per week.

Sleeping 12 from 1,690 € to 2,990 € per week.

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Villa Description

Magnificent!

The countryside all around is absolutely beautiful. And, suddenly, there it is, splendidly quiet and quietly splendid, gleaming white in the sunshine.

One of the prime rural properties in Andalucía, this is a genuine Spanish hacienda set in the beautiful surroundings of its own one hundred and forty hectare (350 acre) countryside estate.

Situated within the National Park of Alcornocales, gently rolling hillsides of cork oak forest all around, the mountains of the Grazalema National Park rising up in the distance, this is about as magnificent as it gets.

Just driving up to the property from the Estate gates is impressive, the countryside all around is glorious, absolutely beautiful.

And, suddenly, there it is: the "Cortijo", splendidly quiet and quietly splendid, gleaming white in the Andalusian sunshine, its tower dominating the property.

The villa is furnished with appropriate style and elegance. The vast (160 square metre) living room has a separate dining area at its far end.

Traditional Spanish style

It's all about good, old-fashioned Spanish grandeur. Secluded, civilised, rural living at its best.

There are six bedrooms (every one with its own open fireplace), five bathrooms and a huge kitchen, not to mention more modern adornments like the irresistible swimming pool (which is now gated).

The lawned gardens are set off by wonderful views over fields to the mountains of the Sierra de Grazalema which rise up spectacularly across the horizon.

It's all about good, old-fashioned Spanish grandeur. Secluded, civilised, rural living at its very best. The living areas are especially fine: choice furnishings, many of them antique, assure perfect comfort.

Books and original paintings adorn the walls, not to mention an extensive collection of wall-mounted deer antlers, something which seems to be a feature of the more opulent houses in this area …

A splendid backdrop

One of the world's largest forests of cork oak forms a splendid backdrop with the magnificent mountains of the Sierra de Grazalema rising up behind.

Everything is attractive, spacious, comfortable and private. In short, it has just about everything one could want from a holiday home.

For those who require a hand with cooking, shopping or extra cleaning, the services of a maid with culinary expertise are available, if requested.

The bedrooms and bathrooms are all easily accessible as the property is all on the ground floor. The kitchen is enormous and well equipped, albeit that some of the gadgets are a little old fashioned. The pantry is the size of most people's living rooms!

The low, rolling hillsides of the National Park of Los Alcornocales, one of the world's largest forests of cork oak, forms a splendid backdrop with the magnificent mountains of the Sierra de Grazalema rising up behind.

Gladen your heart

There are many fabulous day trip destinations from here, wonderful little towns to visit, magnificent mountains to explore and golden beaches to enjoy.

Part of the estate is dedicated to conserving the natural wildlife of the area, where you will see pheasants, partridges and deer.

The nearest town is El Bosque, six kilometres away, an attractive little village nestling at the foot of the Grazalema National Park. From here a wonderful road climbs right up into the Sierra, winding its way through unimaginably beautiful scenery, taking you on to Grazalema, probably the prettiest and the most classic pueblo blanco of them all.

It's a journey - and a destination - that will gladen your heart. Beyond lies Ronda, entirely different, but equally magical. Hemingway's favourite town in all Spain, it is brimming with history and interest. A visit to its famous bridge and bullring, reputedly the oldest in the country, is a must.

In the opposite direction you will quickly find yourselves in delightful Arcos de la Frontera, another of the really attractive, historic little towns which abound in this part of Andalucía.

Arcos is just 25 minutes away, spectacularly perched on top of its dramatic sandstone ridge, Peña Nueva, and overlooking the meandering Rio Guadelete which flows around it on three sides.

Historically an impregnable fortress town, its location is enhanced by its low white houses and fine sandstone churches, giving the town a similar feel and appearance to Ronda. The old town is fascinating, a labyrinth of narrow streets leading up to the Plaza Cabildo, overlooked by the Gothic Church of Santa María, the old castle (castillo) and by one of Spain's better Paradores on high.

And fabulous places as diverse as the golden beaches of the Costa de la Luz, enchanting, mysterious Cádiz and the glittering splendour of Sevilla are all well within striking distance, too.

This is a magnificent property. A once-in-a-lifetime experience of real, old-time Spain.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

All on one floor

  • 160 m² sitting room with dining area at one end
  • Kitchen (with full sized pantry)
  • 6 bedrooms : all twin bedded. Four have en-suite bathrooms and the other two share a bathroom between them (there are five bathrooms in total, all with showers over a bath tub)
  • Note : although all bedrooms are twin bedded, they can be pushed together in three of the bedrooms, on request
  • Laundry room
  • Various furnished terraces, some shaded
  • Gardens and estate grounds

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Spanish TV
  • DVD
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Open fireplace in the living room and in all bedrooms
  • Electric radiators
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  • Portable Fans
  • Washing Machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hairdryer
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request)

Kitchen

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

Outdoors

  • Gated, filtered swimming pool (9 m x 7 m, 0.80 - 1.90 m deep)
  • Sun beds
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Night lighting
  • Gardens and grounds
  • Parking

 

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)

Although all bedrooms in the property are twin bedded, in three of the bedrooms they can be pushed together if preferred, on request

Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday, until mid December 2017, and thereafter Friday to Friday, although start and finish dates can be more flexible out of high season

Additional maid service, babysitting, cooking etc. can be arranged on request (payable locally)

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZC 29

2017 Season Dates Sleeping 6
per week
Sleeping 10
per week
Sleeping 12
per week
1st January to 7th April 1,050 € 1,400 € 1,690 €
8th April to 21st April 1,400 € 1,870 € 2,250 €
22nd April to 5th May 1,050 € 1,400 € 1,690 €
6th May to 30th June 1,400 € 1,870 € 2,250 €
1st July to 1st September 2,490 € 2,490 € 2,990 €
2nd September to 13th October 1,400 € 1,870 € 2,250 €
14th October to 14th December 1,050 € 1,400 € 1,690 €
*15th December to 4th January 2018 1,950 € 2,600 € N/A

ZC 29

2018 Season Dates Sleeping up to 6
per week
Sleeping 7 to 10
per week
5th January to 22nd March 910 € 1,300 €
23rd March to 5th April 1,950 € 2,600 €
6th April to 17th May 910 € 1,300 €
18th May to 28th June 1,500 € 1,950 €
29th June to 30th August 1,950 € 2,600 €
31st August to 27th September 1,500 € 1,950 €
28th September to 20th December 910 € 1,300 €
21st December to 3rd January 2019 1,950 € 2,600 €

Notes

During 2017 mid and high season there is a 10% discount off two week bookings. Hover over prices above to see two week prices.

*From mid December 2017, this property changes to Friday to Friday bookings and the maximum capacity is 10 people (5 bedrooms).

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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ZC 29

Availability 2017

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Villa Location

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In open countryside, 8 km from El Bosque (some facilities) in Los Pueblos Blancos region (Province of Cádiz)

Location

8 km from El Bosque (some facilities); 30 mins from Arcos de la Frontera (all facilities) in Los Pueblos Blancos region (Province of Cádiz).

Grazalema (basic facilities) 35 mins; Jerez de la Frontera (all facilities) 1¼ hrs; Ronda (all facilities) 1¼ hrs.

Cádiz 1½ hrs; Sevilla 1½ hrs; Tarifa 2 hrs; Gibraltar 2¼ hrs; Marbella 2¼ hrs; Málaga 2¾ hrs.

Costa de la Luz 1½ hrs; Costa del Sol 2¼ hrs.

Córdoba 3 hrs; Granada 3¼ hrs.

Nearest Airports

Jerez 1¼ hrs; Sevilla 1½ hrs; Gibraltar 2¼ hrs; Málaga 2¾ 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

  • Spain's premier "pueblo blanco", Arcos de la Frontera is absolutely spectacular, perched seemingly precariously on top of a massive sandstone ridge which rises up as though from nowhere. Views from the top are staggering.
  • The old part of town is a fascinating mix of Moorish and Renaissance, a maze of steep narrow streets (which in places are little more than two metres wide) and there are arches, churches and history at every turn.
  • It's a lively place too with a wealth of bar and night life and some excellent street "espectáculos" in summer, flamenco shows and the like.
  • Hemingway's favourite town in all Spain, Ronda, its extraordinary gorge dividing the old and new quarters, is just over an hour away. With its mansion houses, quaint narrow streets, museums and art galleries and Spain's oldest bullring, it is well worth visiting.
  • In daylight, we certainly recommend the route via El Bosque which will take you up and over the Grazalema mountain range, passing through pretty Grazalema village on your way.
  • It's 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 - the famous "pueblos blancos".
  • Houses are meticulously whitewashed to a state of pristine splendour, a dazzling contrast to the brightly coloured flowers which fill the streets and the ochres of their rocky mountain perches. Beautiful villages which demand you to slow down a pace or two.
  • For something completely different, Sevilla takes 1½ 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 which has also re-invented itself as the birthplace of flamenco is a little more than an hour away.
  • Cádiz (1½ 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. Just inland from the beaches, Vejer de la Frontera is another, beautiful and immaculately kept "pueblo".
  • Córdoba and Granada are further afield, 3 hours and 3¼ hours drive from here.

Activities

  • Arcos de la Frontera now boasts a fabulous golf course. It's very smart indeed!
  • There are also wine bodegas to visit, horse riding, walking and bird watching, water sports on its nearby lake and flamenco peñas in or around town.
  • There are few better places in Europe than the Sierra de Grazalema to enjoy walking and hiking. You can obtain information on walking routes at the park's visitor's centre, which is in El Bosque. The wonderful terrain is equally facinating for twitchers, especially for spotting the big raptors.
  • The adventurous may want to try their hand at hang gliding or paragliding from Sierra de Lijar, at Algodonales, 45 minutes away from here. The village is home to a number of paragliding schools with courses for beginners as well as tandem flights.

The Area

Los Pueblos Blancos

Known in Spain as Los Pueblos Blancos, these classic white villages set in dramatic landscapes are some of Andalucía's most beautiful …
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El Bosque

The gateway to the Grazalema mountains rising up immediately behind, it's a sleepy, picturesque little village, a classic Andaluz country "pueblo" …

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