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ZC 60

1 bedroom, sleeps 2

Charming, the perfect honeymoon retreat

This romantic hideaway for a couple has bags of rustic charm and a beautiful, lawned garden hidden away in the trees behind the cottage. A wonderful place to be with your loved one ...

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Bedrooms

One double bedroom.

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Pool

Private swimming pool

7.5 m x 3.5 m, 1.2 m - 1.8 m deep.

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Location

In open countryside, 7 km from the village of Gaucín in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).

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Price

From 560 € to 1,120 € per week.

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Villa Description

A romantic hideaway

A sweet and charming little cottage, it is located in a rural idyll, serene and peaceful countryside all around.

This compellingly romantic hideaway for a couple has bags of rustic charm and a really beautiful, lawned garden hidden away in the trees behind the cottage. It is a rural idyll, a wonderful place to be with your loved one.

More than 250 years old, it comprises two little white-washed buildings just a couple of metres from each other and linked together by a delightful, covered terrace.

You will immediately be drawn to the private garden a few steps up behind the house. Built into the hillside and surrounded by magnificent, high trees, it's a divine spot, one made in heaven!

The good sized pool (7.5 m x 3.5 m) glistens gloriously blue, gorgeously set off by the extensive swathe of well maintained, lawned gardens which surrounds it.

Many a happy hour will be spent here: there's a gazebo at the far end of the garden, a teak table and chairs and, of course, sunbeds.

Simple country pleasures

On a magnificent 120 acre estate of woodland, mountain pastures and stunning views, this is as good as countryside living gets.

It is one of the most serene and peaceful locations anywhere in Spain. Sheep's bells clink gently in the distance, a fleeting shadow from an eagle soaring high overhead; birds singing happily in the trees - just the wonderful sights, scents and sounds of pastoral bliss to keep you company.

This is as good as countryside living gets. The cottage is on a magnificent private estate of immense charm and beauty, 120 acres of stunningly beautiful countryside, seven kilometres to the west of Gaucín village. Thickly wooded hillsides roll across the horizon richly forested with mature oaks, carobs and olive trees.

To the south the picture-postcard landscapes of Los Alcornocales Natural Park (named after its handsome and beautifully kept cork forests, the largest in Europe) extend all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. Beyond, the peaks of Africa and Europe merge under a deep blue sky.

Utterly charming

More than 250 years old, the cottage has been restored with great love and respect for tradition. It's all very simple - but with bags of rustic charm.

The two little cottages have been restored and converted with great flair to create a perfect hideaway for a couple. They are all about simple country pleasures, the style throughout remaining delightfully rustic. Original features have been carefully retained, complimented by tasteful, quality furnishings.

Thick walls keep them well insulated; warm and cosy in winter, cool and calm in high summer. Mind you, central heating (throughout) and a ceiling fan help too!

There is a covered parking area (for one car) and, just beyond, a few steps take one up through a pretty front garden, gloriously shaded by a huge oak tree.

This leads to the shaded front terrace where a beautiful Moroccan table will comfortably seat four. This is a perfect spot to start (and end) your day. There is a brick barbecue to the side.

The main cottage building is on the left. One enters to a sweet little living room with a comfy red sofa and coffee table in front of the satellite TV and DVD. There's a CD player and a selection of books and magazines. It's all very simple - but utterly charming too. Furnishings are a mix of traditional Moorish and Oriental; all are of excellent quality.

The living room leads through to a very pretty bedroom which also has a ceiling fan. The beautifully crafted teak-wood double bed guarantees a good night's sleep.

Beyond is the bathroom with a walk-in shower (there's no bath tub). As everywhere in the cottage, the original stone floors and traditional ceiling lend great character.

A divine spot

The private, lawned garden of the cottage is hidden away in the trees - a divine spot, one made in heaven!

Just across the way from the living room, is the second little building which has been converted into a kitchen / diner.

It's delightfully rustic with a table and chairs (for two) on one side of the room, the kitchen on the other side. It's spacious and reasonably equipped with a gas oven, 3-ring gas hob, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Perfectly adequate for rustling up some simple fare.

And ideally placed for those all important al-fresco moments on the terrace immeadiately outside.

The cottage is accessed by a one kilometre farm track (in excellent condition) leading off from the country lane which winds gently down the hillside from Gaucín to the village of Colmenar. All around are orchards of peach and orange, mature olive, oak, mulberry and fig trees.

The array of wild flowers, shrubs and trees is just one of the wonderful features here. The fragrance of wild herbs, fruit and flowers pervade the clean mountain air.

Glorious seclusion

The array of wild flowers, shrubs and trees is just one of the features here. The fragrance of herbs, fruit and flowers pervade the wonderful mountain air.

The Estate comprises a main residence (occupied by the lovely English / Asian owners) and two other rental cottages. Each is entirely private and nothing disturbs their glorious seclusion. There is plenty of countryside and acres of space for all.

For full details of the other two rental cottages (they both have three bedrooms, sleeping 6) click here and here.

There's plenty to do a little further afield. The mountain countryside of the Natural Parks which surround Gaucín is ideal for walkers, bird watchers and nature lovers.

Riding stables just outside the village offer guided walks, treks and excursions. There is also a horse, donkey, cows and free-range chickens on the estate itself.

Sweeping views to Africa

Spectacularly situated on its mountain ridge, nearby Gaucín enjoys magnificent views to Gibraltar, the coast and the Rif mountains of North Africa.

Gaucín is one of Spain's most beautiful pueblos blancos, spectacularly situated on a mountain ridge, 629 meters above sea level, just half an hour inland from the Mediterranean Sea. It enjoys sweeping views to Gibraltar and the Rif mountains of North Africa from its pretty, whitewashed houses and tangle of narrow streets.

In the other direction the country lane will take you deep down into the valley and to the little pueblo of Colmenar which also has a couple of more-than-decent restaurants. It is also known as Estación de Gaucín because the fantastic railway between Algeciras on the coast and Ronda, to the north, stops here.

Built by the British in the 1890's to enable Gibraltar's garrison officers to escape into the countryside from the coastline's summer heat, it is one of Europe’s great short railway journeys, running through landscapes which offer constantly plunging and spectacular views. Well worth a day out!

A drive north from Gaucín along the wonderful mountain road will quickly bring you to Ronda with its spectacular gorge and Spain's oldest bullring. To the south, sandy Mediterrranean beaches are less than 45 minutes away. Superb golf courses a plenty are all within an hour's drive from here.

For the more energetic, sailing and windsurfing at Tarifa is a 60 minute drive. The high speed ferry from Tarifa to Morocco takes just 40 minutes to transfer you to a completely different world! Marbella with its shops, restaurants and buzzing night life is little more than an hour from the cottage.

But there's every chance that you wont want to go anywhere … this cottage in the hills is a little piece of paradise … a perfect first (or second or third) honeymoon retreat.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

Main Cottage

  • Living Room
  • Double bedroom
  • Bathroom (walk-in shower, no bath tub)

Second Cottage

  • Kitchen / Dining Room

Outdoors

  • Large private rear garden
  • Front garden
  • Covered, furnished terrace
  • Estate grounds

Facilities

Entertainment

  • TV (Including BBC and ITV UK channels)
  • DVD
  • CD Player
  • Collection of books and magazines
  • Wi Fi Internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Central heating throughout (on request, payable locally, see note below)
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  • Ceiling fans in the living room and bedroom
  • Washing Machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hair dryer
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request)

Kitchen

  • Gas Oven
  • Gas hob (3 rings)
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee pot
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery

Outdoors

  • Filtered swimming pool (7.5 m x 3.5 m, 1.2 m - 1.8 m deep with entry steps)
  • Sun beds
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Night lighting
  • Gardens & Estate grounds
  • Covered Parking
  • Gated entrance

Notes

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 indoors (and please take great care outside too, in the dry summer months)

Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday

For larger groups, a nearby three bedroomed cottage can be rented in conjunction with this one. Click here for details of the second cottage

A third cottage on the estate (also with three bedrooms) is also available for holiday rentals. Click here for details

Please note that arrival time must be before 10pm for this property.

A weekly change of linen and towels is included for rentals of more than one week

Additional maid service is available on request (payable locally)

Cooking services can be arranged upon request (payable locally)

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZC 60

2017 Season Dates Week Fortnight
1st January to 7th April 560 € 1,120 €
8th April to 19th May 780 € 1,560 €
20th May to 30th June 950 € 1,900 €
1st July to 1st September 1,120 € 2,240 €
2nd September to 29th September 950 € 1,900 €
30th September to 27th October 780 € 1,560 €
28th October to 31st December 560 € 1,120 €

ZC 60

2018 Season Dates Week Fortnight
Prices Pending --- ---

Notes

There is an additional charge for central heating (if required) of 10 Euros per day (payable locally).

Please note that arrival time must be before 10pm for this property.

Security Deposit

A 300 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 open countryside, 7 km from Gaucin (most facilities) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga)

Location

In open countryside, 7 km from Gaucin (most facilities) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).

7 km from San Pablo de Buceite (basic facilities); Jimena de la Frontera (most facilities) 25 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

The wild and wonderful mountains which surround Ronda are spectacularly beautiful, a taste of much-touted 'Real Spain' …
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Gaucin

One of the classic Andalusian pueblos blancos, Gaucín is a beautiful white village perched on the crest of the Sierra del Hacho …
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