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3 or 4 bedrooms, sleeps 6 or 8

An intoxicating blend of charm and character

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 ...

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The villa has three (two doubles, one twin bedded). The cottage has one twin bedroom.

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Private swimming pool

15 m x 7 m, 1.0 - 2.5 m deep.

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12 km from Ronda in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).

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Sleeping 6 from £1,490 to £2,300 per week.

Sleeping 8 from £2,080 to £2,950 per week.

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Villa Description

A very special place

Lovely pieces of furniture, chandeliers, mirrors and paintings set the mood, an intoxicating blend of antique richness and modern convenience.

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).

Truly wonderful

Deep in sublime countryside, this magnificent estate is hidden in the hills, acre upon acre of mature cork oak forest, parkland and olive groves.

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.

Azure-blue waters

Views extend across joyous countryside, birds sing happily in the branches of oak and olive trees; the wonderful 15 x 7 metre pool is completely irresistible.

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.

No expense spared

Owned by one of London's finest interior designers, she is continually enhancing and improving the property.

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!


The splendid all-weather tennis court is beautifully set in the trees, the distant peaks of the Ronda mountain range forming a spectacular backdrop.

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.

A lovely home

A lovely home which offers comfort and quality in abundance, perfectly complimented and enhanced by the beauty of its magnificent estate.

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.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa


All on one floor

  • Entrance hall
  • Living room with dining area
  • Kitchen
  • 3 bedrooms :
    • (1) double
    • (2) twin bedded, with en-suite bathroom (shower over bath tub)
    • (3) double, with en-suite bathroom (shower over bath tub)
  • Bathroom (walk-in shower)
  • Courtyard garden (furnished)
  • Gardens and grounds

La Casita, sleeps 2, all on one floor

  • Living room
  • 1 twin bedroom (beds pushed together)
  • Bathroom (shower only)
  • Small kitchenette



  • 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.
  • DVD
  • CD
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)


  • Open fireplace in the living room
  • Central Heating throughout Las Encinas (but not in La Casita)
  • Fans in all bedrooms
  • Washing Machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hairdryers
  • Cot & Highchair available (cot linen is not provided)
  • All bathrooms have complimentary soaps, gels and shampoos etc.


  • Electric Oven
  • Gas hob (4 rings)
  • Fridge / freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee machine
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery
  • La Casita has a small kitchenette


  • Filtered swimming pool (15 m x 7 m, 1.0 - 2.5 metres deep) with night lighting
  • Pool shower
  • Sun beds and sun shades
  • Night lighting
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Parking
  • Full sized mobile table tennis table
  • All-weather tennis court (racquets and balls can be supplied)
  • "Tapas" tent
  • Hammock
  • Gardens and grounds



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

For details for renting the other villa, "Los Olivos" on its own (three bedrooms, or four with the cottage) click here

For details for renting all three villas (seven bedrooms, sleeping 14) click here

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZC 39 (2)

2017 Season Dates Las Encinas plus Cottage
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ZC 39 (2)

2018 Season Dates Las Encinas plus Cottage
Prices Pending --- ---


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)

Security Deposit

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.

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Villa Availability

ZC 39(2)

Availability 2017

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Villa Location

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In open countryside, 12 km from Ronda (most facilities) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga)


In open countryside, 12 km from Ronda (all facilities) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).

Grazalema 30 mins; Marbella 1¼ hrs; Málaga 1¾ hrs; Sevilla 1¾ hrs; Jerez 2 hrs; Gibraltar 2 hrs; Tarifa 2¼ hrs; Cádiz 2¼ hrs.

Costa del Sol 1¼ hrs; Costa de la Luz 2 hrs.

Granada 2½ hrs; Córdoba 2½ hrs.

Nearest Airports

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.

Around and About

This is an excellent base from which to explore this delightful and very beautiful part of Andalucía.


  • For trips out, you are spoilt for choice. Hemingway's favourite town in all Spain, Ronda, with its extraordinary gorge dividing the old and new quarters, is just 15 minutes away. With its mansion houses, quaint narrow streets, museums and art galleries and Spain's oldest bullring, it is well worth visiting.
  • La Costa del Sol with its wealth of sandy beaches, sun, fun and nightlife is an hour further south from Ronda. It's a very spectacular trip, too, crossing up and over the Sierra de las Nieves before descending to glitzy, glamorous Marbella and a very different world!
  • Here you are on the doorstep of 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".
  • On the wide, blue waters of the Embalse de Zahara (it's a reservoir but you would never know), you can swim or just enjoy the beautiful views all around from one of the little bars which open up in summer on the lake shore.
  • Take the dramatic little mountain road from Zahara which climbs high into the mountains and on to Grazalema. From here you can head west, crossing right over the magnificent sierras, thickly forested with cork oak and Spanish fir, to Arcos de la Frontera on the other side.
  • For something completely different, Sevilla takes less than 2 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 is 2 hours.
  • Cádiz (2¼ 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.
  • Córdoba and Granada are both 2½ hours drive from here.


  • There are few better places in Europe than the Sierra de Grazalema to enjoy walking and hiking. We recommend "Walking in Andalucía" by Guy Hunter-Watts which includes six fabulous walks in the nearby countryside. The wonderful mountain terrain is equally facinating for twitchers, especially for spotting the big raptors. There are various guide companies in Ronda offering everything from one day caving adventures to hiking and bicycling trips.
  • The adventurous may want to try their hand at hang gliding or paragliding from Sierra de Lijar, just up the road at Algodonales. The village recently staged the World Paragliding Championships and is home to a number of paragliding schools with courses for beginners as well as tandem flights.
  • Horse trekking can be arranged at local stables.
  • Bicycle hire is easily arranged in Ronda. There are excellent cycle ways in the area including the Via Verde which runs along an abandoned railway line as well as far more challenging tracks for mountain biking.
  • Different water sports are on offer on the Zahara lake. Swimming is also possible at a number of secluded coves along the lakeside.
  • There is no more thrilling way of viewing the Ronda mountains than from a balloon. End your once-in-a-lifetime flight with a champagne breakfast overlooking Ronda’s old town.

The Area

Ronda Mountains

The wild and wonderful mountains which surround Ronda are spectacularly beautiful, a taste of much-touted 'Real Spain' …
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One of Andalucía's loveliest towns, steeped in history. With its extraordinary gorge and Spain's oldest bullring, well worth visiting …
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