A superb villa in a stunning location with a magnificent pool, tennis court and much more. The villa has 3 bedrooms. A one bedroomed cottage can also be rented to increase the capacity to 8 ...
"There are currently no reviews for this property."
The villa has three (two doubles, one twin bedded). The cottage has one twin bedroom.
Private swimming pool
15 m x 7 m, 1.0 - 2.5 m deep.
12 km from Ronda in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).
Sleeping 6 from £1,490 to £2,300 per week.
Sleeping 8 from £2,080 to £2,950 per week.
This magnificent estate is hidden In the hills, deep in sublime countryside, just twelve kilometres to the north of Ronda. It's truly wonderful here, acre upon acre of mature cork oak forest, parkland and olive groves. Turn through its gates and the outside world simply disappears!
Within its walled grounds, a wide driveway leads up through the trees to three independent houses, all a stone's throw away from each other.
The two larger ones, "Los Olivos" and "Las Encinas" have three bedrooms; the third is a little one bedroomed cottage.
In low and mid season, it is possible to rent just one of the larger villas, either "Las Encinas" which is featured on this page or "Los Olivos" (click here for details).
If you require four bedrooms, you can also rent the cottage too.
Whichever one you choose, the other one will be closed, guaranteeing you complete privacy and exclusive use of the pool, gardens and grounds.
Owned by one of London's finest interior designers, her unique creative talent and exemplary good taste are apparent everywhere.
She is continually enhancing and improving the property (a tennis court here, a stunning bathroom suite there … ) and it is now one of the most relaxing and enjoyable places to stay in all Spain.
Whether inside or out, it exudes quality and character, a really beautiful home which will delight and enchant you.
All on one floor, "Las Encinas" is full of charm and character, a place where guests will enjoy the same quiet luxury as in the main house.
It is a slightly smaller home but every bit as comfortable. Lovely pieces of furniture, chandeliers, mirrors and paintings set the mood, an intoxicating blend of antique richness and modern convenience.
To the left of the central entrance hall, the large living / dining room is very special, not least because of its fabulous, gently curved wood beamed ceiling which dominates the room.
This sets off pretty fabrics, comfortable furnishings and some splendid antiques. There is a flat screen TV (satellite free-to-view system) and a DVD / CD player. A dining area with table and chairs for six occupies one end of the room.
Soft light pours in from windows which run down both sides of the room, enhancing its calm, welcoming ambience.
At one end it leads through to a compact but fully equipped kitchen. Both the kitchen and salon open onto a private, walled patio garden, fragrant with flowers, lemon trees and jasmine and alive to the sound of water from a large Spanish fountain, inviting outdoor lounging and dining.
To the other side of the entrance hall (which opens to lawned gardens and to the estate grounds) a short corridor leads to the three bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms have splendid four poster double beds; the other is twin bedded. Two of them have luxurious en-suite marble bathrooms, both inspired by the best in Moroccan design.
A third, large bathroom (with walk-in shower) completes the distribution.
Lawned grounds at the front of the house lead round to the pool area. Just wander across the lawn and suddenly you are in another gorgous, wonderful world.
Here, the azure-blue waters of the huge 15 x 7 metre swimming pool are completely irresistible … It's a magnificent pool with a wide, surrounding sun terrace, furnished with lots of good quality loungers and side tables shaded by large parasols. There's all the sunshine you could ever want and plenty of leafy shade too, provided by the beautiful old oak and olive trees which surround it.
It's a lovely spot, views extending across joyous countryside in every direction, birds singing happily in the branches of magnificently shaped trees.
And, like everything else in the gardens and grounds here, it's all yours … Heaven!
La Casita (optional)
If you need a fourth bedroom, you can rent the cottage as well.
"La Casita" is a pretty little cottage, just a few metres away. It's ideal for a couple who cherish a little privacy, or for youngsters old enough to be left on their own.
A few steps from the two main houses, its a genuinely rustic cottage, cosy and comfortable. A small sitting room with a large fireplace offers warmth and intimacy.
The twin bedroom (the beds are pushed together) is to one side, a little kitchenette and the bathroom (with walk-in shower) at the end.
It has it's own private terrace at the front with attractive countryside views.
If you want to expend a little energy, there is a ping pong table on the pool terrace.
For more serious exercise, take a stroll across the grounds to the immaculate all-weather tennis court which is beautifully set in the trees, some 200 metres from the house. In the distance, the peaks of the Serranía de Ronda mountain range form a spectacular backdrop. There are racquets and balls available.
Another walk across the grounds will take you to the "evening tapas tent", a finely woven canvas tent which sits prettily in a clearing in the trees. The tent was imported specially for its pleasurable purpose from the Great Indian Desert area of Rajasthan.
And if you feel the need to lie down after your exertions there, you can move on to the giant hammock (it's big enough for two) slung between the trees. Here you will enjoy the view up to the ruins of the theatre of Acinipo (all that now remains of a Roman city created more than 2,000 years ago).
Easily accessed via a wide countryside track (in excellent condition) this is an ideal base for adventures beyond its boundaries as well as being a relaxing and joyous place just "to be".
A lovely home which offers comfort, quality and real style, perfectly complimented and enhanced by the beauty of its magnificent estate.
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)
Please, no smoking in the villa (and please take great care outside too, in the dry summer months)
Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday
Firewood is included in the rental price in winter months
Prices include maid service (three hours, three days each week)
Cooking services can be arranged upon request, (payable locally) using excellent chefs who live in the area
Additional chauffeur, maid and babysitting services can be arranged upon request, (payable locally). Also massage, horse riding and tennis lessons
In summer (mid June through to mid September) only bookings for the whole property (all three villas together) are accepted
Prices include maid service (three hours, on two mornings each week, and on Saturdays too (for fortnight bookings)
A 350 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 1¼ hrs; Costa de la Luz 2 hrs.
Málaga 1¾ hrs; Sevilla 1¾ hrs; Jerez 2 hrs; Gibraltar 2 hrs
See our Links Page for web sites of airlines traveling to Andalucia from the UK.