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3 bedrooms, sleeps 6 and a child

In the midst of beautiful countryside

One of five stylishly designed, comfortable holiday villas surrounded by glorious countryside on one of Spain's most beautiful estates ...

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Three (one double, two twin bedded).

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Shared use of 2 swimming pools

one is 11 m x 4.8 m; the other circular, 10 m in diameter

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In open countryside, 5 km from the village of Casares in the Western Costa del Sol region (Province of Málaga).

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Price on request.

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Villa Description

A magnificent estate

Surrounded by a vast bowl of incomparable mountain majesty, this is one of the most beautiful settings in Andalucía.

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.

The Mediterranean lifestyle

Style and comfort throughout, lovely gardens, two swimming pools to choose from … this is a very relaxing place to stay.

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.

Villa Carmen (sleeps 6 and a child)

Alongside the main house, "Villa Carmen" comfortably sleeps six adult guests and a child in one double and two twin bedrooms.

The architect and his wife lived in this villa whilst the renovations were taking place. It is separate (a few metres away) from the main building but also designed with split levels.

Entering to the living room and kitchen on the middle level, an external half level stair leads to a covered south facing terrace which in turn leads on to a private, terraced garden, overlooking the second swimming pool and the estate grounds. Views are far, wide and handsome.

There are three bedrooms, one double upstairs (with dressing area and en-suite bathroom) and two twin rooms downstairs which share a bathroom between them.

The upstairs dressing area can accommodate an extra child's bed if required.

Between the sea and the sierras

Here you are ideally situated between the sea and the sierras, the perfect place to enjoy the very best of Andalucía.

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.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa


On split levels

  • Open plan living / dining room / kitchen area
  • Up one level to double room with en-suite bathroom & dressing area (with an extra single bed)
  • Down one level to two twin bedrooms and a bathroom (shared between them)
  • Covered terrace (with garden furniture)
  • Sun terrace (with garden furniture)
  • Private garden area



  • Satellite TV (UK Channel Information)
    This property has a Freeview box but due to changes to the UK satellite services currently does not receive UK terrestrial programmes, BBC, ITV etc. We will provide updates if this situation changes.


  • Open fireplace in the living room and in one of the bedrooms
  • Central Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Portable Fans
  • Hair dryer
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request)


  • Electric cooker
  • Electic hob (4 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / freezer
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee pot
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery


  • Sun beds and garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Night lighting

Shared Estate Facilities

  • WiFi Internet (there is a 1Mb shared internet connection, but due to the position of this villa it is not available inside the villa). Bring your own laptop
  • Laundry room (a laundry service can be arranged, payable locally)
  • 2 spring-fed, filtered swimming pools (one 11 m x 4.8 m, 1.6 m deep which can be heated for a supplement; the other circular, 10 m in diameter, 1.6 m deep)
  • Pool terraces
  • Sun beds, sun shades
  • Sauna (payable locally)
  • Gardens & Estate grounds
  • Parking, some covered


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

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZC 30 (5)

2017 Season Dates Week Fortnight
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ZC 30 (5)

2018 Season Dates Week Fortnight
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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.

Security Deposit

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.

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Villa Availability

ZC 30(5)

Availability 2017

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Villa Location

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In open countryside, 5 km from Casares (most facilities) in the Western Costa del Sol region (Province of Málaga)


In open countryside, 5 km from Casares (most facilities) in the Western Costa del Sol region (Province of Málaga).

Costa del Sol beaches 15 mins; Gaucín (most facilities) 25 mins.

Estepona 25 mins; Marbella 40 mins; Gibraltar 40 mins; Tarifa 50 mins; Ronda 1 hr; Málaga 1¼ hrs.

Jerez 1¾ hrs; Cádiz 2 hrs; Sevilla 2½ hrs; Granada 2¾ hrs; Córdoba 3 hrs.

Nearest Airports

Gibraltar 40 mins; Málaga 1¼ hrs; Jerez 1¾ 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.


  • La Costa del Sol with its wealth of sandy beaches, sun, fun and nightlife is just 10 / 15 minutes away. Resort towns include Estepona (25 minutes) and glitzy, glamorous Marbella (40 minutes).
  • Gibraltar, steeped in history, VAT free shops … and plenty of fish & chips is also a 40 minute drive from here.
  • Tarifa on the southernmost point of Spain is less than an hour away. 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 on Spain's Atlantic coast, La Costa de la Luz.
  • 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 1¾ hours.
  • Cádiz (2 hours) continues to evoke the romance, intrigue and mystery of centuries of trade (some legal, some not so) between Europe, Africa and the Americas.
  • There are a plethora of beautiful white villages and hilltop towns to explore and enjoy in the magnificent countryside of the Serranía de Ronda – Gaucín and Genalguacil to name just a couple.
  • And, of course, Casares, just five kilometres away. Because of its stunning setting, perched precariously on the side of a precipitous sandstone buttress, it is known as the "hanging village", one of the most photographed villages in Spain.
  • It is steeped in history with its Roman baths and aqueduct still in place. Climb to the castle at its very top, where the Moors held out against the Catholic troops surrounding the town, and enjoy the breathtaking view clear across the sea to Africa.
  • Talking of which, the fast boat from Tarifa to Tangiers in Morocco 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.
  • From Gaucín (25 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.
  • All around Casares, the beautiful scenery of the rugged Sierra Bermeja mountains provide a wonderful backdrop. The crags around Casares are home to a colony of Griffon vultures. These majestic birds, with a wing span of two metres, glide on the thermals high above countryside of deep gorges and pine forested ridges. The Sierra Crestellina Nature Reserve which lies alongside the village is a popular destination for birdwatchers and walkers.
  • Other National Parks not so far away include the fabulous Los Alcornocales Natural Park and, just to the north of Ronda, 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".
  • 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!
  • Córdoba and Granada are both within 3 hours drive from here.


  • There are excellent riding stables ten minutes from here which cater for all - experienced riders and complete novices alike. They will match you up with a horse and a ride to suit your requirements. Reviews are highly complimentary.
  • There's great walking too, with several marked routes through the delightful countryside.
  • 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.

The Area

Costa del Sol

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