This stylish, spacious house is set in a quiet part of the stunning mountain-top village of Gaucín. Views extend far and wide ...
"Our family of 5 plus 2 grandparents had a wonderful stay at this villa. It is a great base to explore the alleys and streets of Gaucin and then head off to Ronda, the coast or beyond. I would thoroughly recommend this property to families looking for a peaceful escape. "
"We have just returned from a great holiday at this beautiful House in Gaucin. We were a party of 6 adults, 2 teenage boys and baby of 8 months. The house is very special and beautifully furnished and the views from the lovely terraces are stunning. It is a great base for exploring the area including the coast and Ronda, and lovely to return to Gaucin for an afternoon by the pool and an evening in one of the Tapas bars in town. We ate out a several bars in town and had fantastic food and service, all extremely good value. The house was within easy reach of the centre, and the local shops and supermarket offer a very good choice for self catering. You have to be brave and think thin to drive in the narrow streets of Gaucin, but it was all part of the fun! It was a really memorable holiday!"
"Many thanks for allowing us to share your glorious house, even just for a week. From the time we arrived in Gaucin we felt relaxed and totally chilled. Our Grandchildren loved every aspect from the playroom to the pool, the shade at the pool meant that baby Arthur could sit under the trees with Granddad and all the rest could play in the pool. We, the Grandparents, slept in the garden room, as we called it, and did not hear any baby cries for a feed at 2am!! We favoured the top patio for all meals, usually we eat out in the evening 4-5 times, but this holiday we only ate out once in the evening. I could go on for ever, it really is a great place. Gaucin is a delight, half way through the week we found the indoor market and spent the next few days eating fresh fish from the nearby coast. We all came back from holiday with left over Euros, because everything was cheaper than we expected, long may it continue. We will be back. Thanks again. "
"3 of us spent a lovely week in Gaucin at this delightful, secluded spot overlooking broad stretches of beautiful water with sights to Gibraltar and Morocco! We enjoyed spending time on all three outdoor levels, drinking lemonade from the shower from the lemon tree! Gaucin itself is delightful and has some lovely restaurants and very friendly people. The house would be lovely for families and there's lots of CDs, games, TV room, etc. The private guest house featured its own rooster in the backyard! It was tastefully decorated and the kitchen was very good size for a Spanish house. Wish I could go back and do some outdoor grilling and have lazy afternoons sipping Spanish wine and enjoying the views!"
Four (three doubles, one with twin beds).
Private swimming pool
8 m x 4 m, 1.0 - 1.95 m deep.
In the village of Gaucín in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).
From 2,160€ to 2,700€ per week.
Rustic, but contemporary with every modern facility, this spacious town house is set in a quiet part of the stunning mountain-top village of Gaucín.
Here you are right in the heart of one of Andalucía's classic white villages. Its narrow winding streets, hidden alleyways, spectacular views and fabulous light have long been an inspiration for painters and photographers.
Located at the edge of the village below the castle and close to all local amenities, the house has a private swimming pool and spectacular, uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean Sea, Gibraltar and Morocco. It's lovely!
Recently refurbished, it is stylishly designed and very well furnished. It's a real home - complete with books, board games, pictures and everything one needs for 21st Century living.
One enters the house from the street on the ground floor through magnificent double doors made of solid chestnut.
The open-plan main living / dining room is divided by huge rustic arches, a feature of the original house which was formerly a bodega. Beneath the exposed timber ceiling it is comfortably furnished with sofas, and hand-knotted oriental rugs and carpets laid on the terracotta tiled floor. For dining, the large marble table seats eight.
There Is an open fireplace in the corner and the room is fully wired for sound (there are discrete speakers in each corner) from the Hi FI.
The traditional, thick walls ensure that even on the hottest of days of mid summer, the house remains comfortably cool.
Double doors lead from the living area to a large furnished terrace, partly covered for shade, a great spot to while away dreamy days and nights, contemplating the magnificent views over sublime countryside to Gibraltar and the distant African coast.
Beyond the dining area, the solid chestnut, craftsman-built kitchen has solid granite work surfaces and is fully equipped with all the appliances, equipment and crockery you will need.
There is a small breakfast bar with five teak wood stools.
Also on the ground floor, an attractive second living / TV room features a Moroccan archway, and houses a large LCD Television, a DVD player and a library of DVD's. Leading from this room there is a washroom with shower and toilet.
Three large bedrooms, two doubles and one twin, are upstairs. One of the timber beamed doubles has an en-suite bathroom (with twin basins, shower cubicle and shower over a large bathtub) and enjoys spectacular bed–time views from its own private, furnished terrace. The other two bedrooms share a bathroom (rain head shower over bathtub) between them.
A series of delightful terracotta garden terraces tumble down below and behind the house.
The fourth bedroom, which is accessed from the lemon tree terrace, is a lovely, double bedded room with en–suite bathroom (walk-in shower). The entrance is conveniently just outside and adjacent to the garden door of the property.
The main upper terrace is a great place to enjoy al-fresco outdoor life, Spanish style. Built around a mature lemon tree this terrace consists of two dining / sitting areas.
A timber pergola with Moroccan arches overlooks the pool below, a place to spend hot afternoons dozing in one of the hammocks or enjoying a long lunch in the shade around the rustic oak dining table.
There is also another open seating area perfect for when the heat of the sun has subsided and the barbecue is lit!
The curved pool (approx. 8m x 4m) is designed to allow one to swim beneath a beautiful arching palm tree and its surrounding flower beds. Wide steps lead into the shallow end.
Sunloungers and outdoor seating are provided and you can choose between improving your tan on the sun terrace or shading yourself from the mid-day heat in the cooler parts of the garden.
A jasmine-covered entrance in the high wall at the bottom of the garden leads out to a footpath which will take you down the hillside and out of the village.
It's just a couple of minutes walk from here to the restaurants, tapas bars and shops of the village. Gaucín is one of Spain's most beautiful pueblos blancos, spectacularly situated on a mountain ridge, 629 meters above sea level.
Views are breathtaking over the Genal valley to Gibraltar, the Mediterranean and Morocco.
Gaucín is not only very pretty, it is also very well situated. Surrounded by nature reserves like the Sierra de Grazalema, Los Alcornocales and the Sierra de las Nieves, there's plenty of wonderful walking and wildlife.
A beautiful 45 minute drive will take you across the mountains to Ronda, brimming with history and interest. The Mediterranean, with its many beaches, golf courses and lively marinas is less than 30 minutes away. If you wish, visit a different world, just take a boat trip to Tangiers in North Africa! Other scenic drives will take you to Sevilla, Jerez or Cadiz.
And back, of course, to this lovely village house with its character and charm. A mountain top retreat from the real world, a little bit of paradise.
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)
Since 2016, the mature fig tree featured in some of the photos has been replaced by several other trees.
A weekly change of linen and towels is included for rentals of more than one week
Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday
Children are very welcome - the house is equipped with a selection of toys and children's DVDs, but parents of very young children should be aware that there are several flights of stairs down through the garden and an staircase in the living room (now with a wrough iron banister. The pool area can however be securely separated behind a gate (lock and key in house key cupboard).
Please note that if guests require the central heating to be turned on there is a supplementary charge of 100€ per week for this, payable locally to the caretaker.
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.
Gibraltar 1 hr; Málaga 1½ hrs; Jerez 2 hrs; Sevilla 2½ hrs.
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