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ZC 51

3 bedrooms, sleeps 4 or 6

A lovely town house with charm and character

In the heart of picturesque Gaucín, this house is warm and welcoming. Traditional character and charm are delightfully combined with all mod cons to make a real home-from-home ...

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Bedrooms

Three (two double bedded, one twin).

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Pool

Private splash pool

3.5 m x 2 m, 0.5 m - 1.5 m deep (which can be heated).

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Location

In the village of Gaucín in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).

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Price

Sleeping 4 from 750 € to 1,050 € per week.

Sleeping 6 from 900 € to 1,200 € per week.

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Villa Description

Pretty as a picture

On three floors, each of them carefully and creatively refurbished, the house retains all its wonderful rustic character and timeless charm.

This superbly renovated house in a quiet, traffic-free cu-de-sac near the foot of Gaucín village is both spacious and stylish, a really attractive home-from-home.

Just a few minutes stroll from local shops, restaurants and bars, here you can enjoy the very best of being in a very fashionable and classically beautiful pueblo blanco with stunning views over the glorious sweep of countryside below the village, to the Rock of Gibraltar, the Mediterranean and the coastline of Morocco beyond.

It's big, with the living space spread over three floors, each of them carefully and creatively refurbished, entirely in keeping with the rustic character and traditional charm of the original building. It's lovely!

Wooden beams, twisty walls, hand glazed tiles, little nooks and crannies, a choice of terrace and garden areas, beautifully weathered terracotta floors - it has bags and bags of character; but there's all mod cons too - air conditioning in most rooms, central heating, satellite TV, a well appointed kitchen, heated splash pool …

Bags of character

Wooden beams, twisty walls, hand glazed tiles, little nooks and crannies ... it's almost like stepping back in time.

One enters from the little street into the lower living room. It's almost like stepping back in time! A couple of rocking chairs either side of a lovely old wood burner, an antique coffee table to hand, colourful ceramics and the rich red hues of the Moroccan carpet complimenting white walls and wooden beams. "Almost" because in the corner is a good sized TV (which receives Freeview programme's via satellite) and a DVD player.

The three spacious bedrooms are also on this floor. At the front of the house, with views to the street, is a pretty double bedroom (with king-sized bed). A naturally cool room, this is the only bedroom which doesn't have air conditioning.

At the rear of the property there's a neat twin room with the beds separated by an archway and a second double.

Country cottage ambience

A town house which cleverly integrates the best of the new with the Andaluz lifestyle of days long gone by.

Both of these bedrooms have doors which open to a rear balcony making the best of the view over the pool and garden below, to the hills and dales beyond the few village houses across the valley.

Both have modern (efficient) air conditioning / heating wall units.

A bathroom with a shower over the bathtub completes the distribution on this floor. The washing machine is located in here.

This is a house with lots of steps, some of them unguarded so it's not one to choose if you have young children (under five) or anyone who is not so spritely.

Delightfully rustic stone steps lead down to the kitchen and dining room on the lower ground floor, one to the left, the other to the right. The kitchen is lovely, with a really pretty, country-cottage style and feel. And well equipped too, with an eye-level electric oven, 5 ring gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and a sandwich toaster. At its rear there's a breakfast table with bench seating and a little pantry. It's a welcoming room, one you will be pleased to spend time in.

On the other side of the stairway is a neat and characterful dining room, its walls partly hewn from the natural rock face. It houses a classy, dark wood and glass dining table which comfortably seats six.

All is right with the world

The pretty, walled garden, complete with a covered dining terrace and an attractive splash pool, is a lovely spot to wile away dreamy afternoons

Both the kitchen and dining room have double doors which open to the walled garden outside. It's a good size with plenty of space for sunbathing, shrubs, roses and pot plants lending colour and joy.

A cane and wood beamed covered al-fresco dining area immediately outside the kitchen extends into the garden. Here a big Moroccan dining table easily seats six, roses clamber up the supporting pillar, the little pool glistens azure blue just below and … all is right with the world!

The splash pool is bigger than many (3.5 m x 2 m) and a very attractive addition; it has a wide low shelf at one end where you can sit with the water lapping around your middle, your legs dangling into the deeper end which goes down to 1½ metres in depth. It can be heated (for a supplementary charge) to give it a very pleasant boost in Spring and Autumn months.

Spacious and comfortable

Extending across the whole of the upper floor, the second living room has a great feeling of light and space with windows on both sides of the room.

Returning to the lower living room, stairs go up from here to a really big upper lounge which extends across the whole floor area, the stairs coming up in the centre. It has a great feeling of light and space with windows on both sides of the room. There's casual seating on one side, but its the other side that is the main sitting area.

Comfy sofas and bench seating are gathered around the log fire (there's an air conditioning / heating wall unit too). Books, DVD's, ceramics and artifacts are neatly arranged in the attractively built-in wall displays. There's another TV and DVD player.

On the other side of the room a drinks cupboard with a small fridge could come in handy!

Views are far and wide

Here you can watch the sun setting over the tiled roof tops of the village and, on clear days, you will be able to see across the Mediterranean to Morocco.

There is a second bathroom on this floor too (with walk-in shower, no bath tub) and doors open to the ample sized terrace at the back. Views are far and wide over the Genil valley to the coast beyond. Here you can watch the sun setting over the tiled roof tops of the village and, on clear days, you will be able to see across the Mediterranean to Morocco. There's a parasol, a couple of loungers and … plenty of sun.

More steps lead up to a higher terrace, a very secluded, covered spot which is ideal for those all important summer afternoon siestas! Or perhaps just to escape for an hour or two with a good book.

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 Alconorcales 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 town house with all its character and charm. Pretty as a picture inside, its calm yet colourful with a really relaxing ambience.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

Ground Floor

  • Lower Living room
  • 3 bedrooms :
    • (1) double (with king sized bed) with views to the street
    • (2) twin bedroom with balcony views
    • (3) double with balcony views
  • Bathroom (shower over bath tub)

Lower Ground Floor

  • Kitchen with breakfast table and pantry; doors to the garden
  • Dining Room with doors to the garden
  • Garden with covered al fresco dining area and splash pool

First Floor

  • Large living room
  • Sun terrace (furnished)
  • Bathroom (walk in shower, no bath tub)

Second Floor

  • Shaded, furnished terrace

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Satellite TV in both the lower and upper living rooms (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's in both living rooms
  • CD / Radio
  • Selection of Books & DVD's
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own devices)

Amenities

  • Open fireplace in the main living room
  • Wood burning stove in the lower living room
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  • Air conditioning / heating units in most rooms
  • Fans
  • Washing Machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (but not pool towels)

Kitchen

  • Electric Oven
  • Gas hob (5 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, Sandwich toaster
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery

Outdoors

  • Splash pool (3.5 m x 2 m, 0.5 m - 1.5 m deep) which can be heated for a supplement (see note below)
  • Garden
  • Sun beds
  • Outside lighting
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture

Notes

The splash pool will be open throughout the year. It can be heated on request (for a supplement of 60 Euros per week) to give its temperature a boost in Spring and Autumn months

Prices are inclusive of air conditioning and electral heating costs

Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday

 

 

Babies (under the age of two) are welcome, but the property is not suitable for young children (under the age of 5) due to the many unguarded stairs. Nor is it suitable for the elderly or anyone with wobbly legs

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZC 51

2017 Season Dates Sleeping 4
per week
Sleeping 5/6
per week
7th January to 7th April 750 € 900 €
8th April to 21st April 900 € 1,050 €
22nd April to 12th May 750 € 900 €
13th May to 30th June 900 € 1,050 €
1st July to 1st September 1,050 € 1,200 €
2nd September to 29th September 900 € 1,050 €
30th September to 15th December 750 € 900 €
16th December to 5th January 2018 900 € 1,050 €

ZC 51

2018 Season Dates Sleeping 4
per week
Sleeping 5/6
per week
Prices Pending --- ---

Notes

Prices are dependent on the number of guests staying.

Prices are inclusive of electricity consumed by the air conditioning / heating units but not pool heating (which is available, on request, for a supplement of 60 Euros per week).

Security Deposit

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.

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Villa Location

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In the village of Gaucin (most facilities) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga)

Location

In the village of Gaucin (most facilities) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).

San Pablo de Buceite (basic facilities) 20 mins; Casares (most facilities) 25 mins; Jimena de la Frontera (most facilities) 30 mins.

Ronda 45 mins; Estepona 45 mins; Marbella 1 hr; Gibraltar 1¼ hrs; Málaga 1½ hrs; Tarifa 1½ hrs.

Jerez 2 hrs; Cádiz 2¼ hrs; Sevilla 2½ hrs; Granada 3 hrs; Córdoba 3 hrs.

Nearest Airports

Gibraltar 1 hr; Málaga 1½ hrs; Jerez 2 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.

Excursions

  • La Costa del Sol with its wealth of sandy beaches, sun, fun and nightlife is just 30 minutes away. Resort towns include Estepona (45 minutes) and glitzy, glamorous Marbella (under an hour).
  • Gibraltar, steeped in history, VAT free shops … and plenty of fish & chips is 1¼ hours away.
  • Tarifa on the southernmost point of Spain is 1½ hours from here. 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.
  • A taste of Morocco perhaps? The fast boat from Tarifa to Tangiers 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.
  • 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.
  • One of Europe's most important wetland reserves and bird sanctuaries, the Doñana National Park, is a popular attraction for nature lovers (4 hours). Its enormous variety of bird species include everything from flamingos to imperial eagles.
  • A beautiful road winds over the spectacular mountains to Ronda (45 minutes), with its spectacular gorge and Spain's oldest bullring, Hemmingway’s favourite town in all of Spain.
  • 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!
  • The fantastic railway between Algeciras on the coast and Ronda, to the north, stops at the little pueblo of Colmenar (20 minutes away). One of Europe’s great short railway journeys, running through landscapes which offer constantly plunging and spectacular views, this is a remarkable and wonderful way to see some of Andalucía's best and most dramatic countryside.
  • There are a plethora of beautiful white villages and hilltop towns to explore and enjoy in the magnificent countryside of the Serranía de Ronda – Jimena de la Frontera, Casares and Genalguacil to name but a few.
  • Nearby National Parks include the fabulous Los Alcornocales Natural Park and 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".
  • Córdoba and Granada are both 3 hours drive from here

Activities

  • Guided and self-guided walking, horse riding, mountain biking and yoga are all available in or around Gaucín.
  • The village has an excellent municipal swimming pool, a tennis court and gymnasium.
  • For golf enthusiasts, there are at least 25 top quality golf courses (including Finca Cortesin, Valderrama, Sotogrande, and San Roque) within 50 minutes 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

Ronda Mountains

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