Spacious, grand and stylish, this is one of five self-catering holiday villas offering unique design and good comfort on one of Spain's most beautiful estates ...
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Two (one double, one twin bedded).
Shared use of 2 swimming pools
one is 11 m x 4.8 m; the other circular, 10 m in diameter
In open countryside, 5 km from the village of Casares in the Western Costa del Sol region (Province of Málaga).
Price on request.
Here, in the midst of glorious countryside, yet just twenty minutes from Mediterranean beaches, is where renowned architect, Aubrey David, built his own remarkable and very special home.
He subsequently converted this magnificent estate into five unique, self-catering villas.
Two have one bedroom, two have two bedrooms and one has three bedrooms.
Each of the villas have open fireplaces, air conditioning / heating units , satellite television (Freeview), safety deposit boxes, fully equipped kitchens, car parking and private patios.
The style throughout was described by one client as "slightly rustic, rural luxury" which sums it up pretty well.
They are set at a discrete distance from each other, surrounded, as everything is here, by wonderful nature.
There are seemingly acres of space in which to lose yourselves (there are four and a half acres of beautiful gardens and grounds in which to lose yourselves) so there is no sense at all of being in a complex.
There are two beautiful, spring-fed, filtered swimming pools, (both open throughout the year), one reveling in full Andalusian sunshine from dawn until dusk and which can be heated (on request, for a supplement); the other is secluded by trees and natural shade. There's a sauna big enough for 10, too.
Please note that in summer, only the whole estate (all five villas) is made available (as one large rental property). The villas cannot be rented individually during this time.
Click here for details of renting the whole Estate.
"El Cortijo" has a style and ambience befitting the home of an accomplished architect, perhaps exemplified by the high, timber-beamed cathedral roof and windows.
The kitchen is big and well equipped so ideal for catering for the whole group. Additional dining tables are added to accommodate all the guests so they can enjoy their meals together.
The villa has a large and spacious living / dining area with a bar and breathtaking views to the countryside. It opens onto a south facing terrace under a pergola shaded by grapevines, perfect for dining al fresco.
The master bedroom is on the ground floor with a bathroom leading off.
An attractive stairway leads up to the second, first floor bedroom where french doors open onto a balcony with a lovely view over the valley. The en-suite bathroom, from which you can enjoy beautiful views over the mountains, has a bath only, separate W.C. and bidet.
It would take wild horses to drag most people away from this rural paradise. But anyone who wants to see a little more of Andalucía will be spoiled for choice here.
Some of the prettiest and least commercialised beaches on the Mediterranean Sea are literally "just down the road". So, head for the beach, hire a boat and set sail - or just enjoy that special "costa" atmosphere from a restaurant at one of the marinas.
If you follow the little country road up through the wonderful countryside you will soon arrive at the delightful village of Casares, perched, seemingly precariously, on its steep and dramatic rocky outcrop.
A little further away is Gaucín, the other white village in this region which has rightly earned plaudits for its charm and quality of life.
And, of course, there's Ronda, Gibraltar, Tarifa, Jerez, Estepona, Marbella …
Take to the countryside and walk to rarely visited Roman baths, hike up Estepona mountain (keeping an eye out for the rare pinsapo pine and cabra hispanica) or wander through fields of spring wild flowers. There's horse riding available locally too.
Some of the best little restaurants and little tavernas anywhere in Andalucia are all located on this side of Casares village - Arroyo Honda, Venta Garcia, Venta Victoria and the Forge.
For golf enthusiasts, there are at least 25 top quality golf courses (including Valderrama, Sotogrande, and San Roque) within 30 minutes drive. Highly recommended is "Finca Cortesin", host to the Volvo Masters Matchplay Championships, just ten minutes away from the villa.
Weather permitting, the swimming pools will be open throughout the year. The rectangular pool in the front grounds can be heated (see below)
Heating for the pool is on request, charged at £30 per day. We recommend that you request its heating for two or three days in advance of your holiday, too, to bring it to a comfortable temperature ready for your arrival
Rentals for this property can start on any day of the week
Please note that from Easter until the beginning of November and for Christmas and New Year, only the whole estate (all five villas) is made available. The villas cannot be rented individually.
Click here for details of renting the whole Estate
This villa is only available separately during low season. The whole estate (all five villas) is made available as one large rental property during mid and high season.
Heating for the pool is on request, charged at £30 per day.
A 200 pound 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.
Costa del Sol beaches 15 mins; Gaucín (most facilities) 25 mins.
Gibraltar 40 mins; Málaga 1¼ hrs; Jerez 1¾ hrs; Sevilla 2½ hrs.
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