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ZC 61

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4/6

Sunny holiday villa with spectacular views

Comfortable and pretty, bright and cheerful, this spacious villa is located just outside one of the best loved villages in Andalucía ...

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Review Icon"Just wanted to let you all know how wonderful our holiday was in Gaucin this year - staying again at ZC61, where we were 5 years ago, and it is just as heavenly, and with a new kitchen and BBQ too! But even without that, it is still a fab villa with the most stunning views, of anywhere we've ever been. Back in London now, but the memory of that amazing landscape, the sun rising, and the castle lit up at night at the top of the village, will always be with us. Many thanks Rustic Blue for everything. I hope we'll be back one day."

Previous Guest (Aug 2014)

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Bedrooms

Two (one double & one twin).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

approx. 8 m x 3 m, 1.0 - 2.5 m deep.

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Location

In open countryside, ¾ km from the village of Gaucín in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).

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Price

From 1,110 € to 1,710 € per week.

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Villa Description

Views are superb

The magnificent Crestellina Ridge rises up across the horizon - a huge panorama of mountain majesty which spreads out in front of your eyes.

Set in its own acre of olive and almond groves with spectacular, sweeping views across the mountains, this spacious, sunny holiday villa is located just outside Gaucín, one of the best loved white villages in Andalucía.

The villa comfortably sleeps four (there is a small sofabed which could, at a squeeze, accommodate one more) and is fitted to a good standard.

There are other properties dotted about on the surrounding hillsides but no near neighbours, making this is a fabulous location which combines the best of Andalucia's rural magnificence with easy access to one of the classic "pueblos blancos".

Once a haven for brandy and tobacco smugglers who travelled through the surrounding hills, Gaucín remains a delightful tangle of narrow, twisting streets and still retains its old-world charm.

Idyllic

"As peaceful a spot as it's possible to find, there are barely any houses to be seen - just sweeping tree-covered valleys and mountains. Totally relaxing".

Add a sophisticated touch here and there (including some excellent little restaurants), close proximity to some of Andalucía's best attractions and enduringly spectacular views across to Gibraltar and the Rif mountains of North Africa, and you have one of the great Spanish rural holiday destinations.

The villa won't disappoint you, either. Built on a terraced hillside, there are delights on each of its different levels.

The large living room is casually comfortable, cheerfully furnished with a sofa and armchair and corner bench seating. Drapes, cushions and rugs and bright splashes of colour as do some of the owners own paintings which hang on the walls. It's well equipped too, with satellite TV, VCR, DVD, CD and radio, plus a selection of tapes, games and videos. A glass-fronted wood-burning stove, as well as central heating, makes it cosy on winter evenings.

A fabulous week

"We agree with all the rave reviews - the quality of bed linen and the well equipped kitchen helps this stand out from so many other villas".

Double wooden doors open to the railed terrace outside and to the huge panorama of magnificent, mountain majesty which spreads out in front of your eyes.

An archway divides the living area from the kitchen / dining area which is equally attractive and spacious. It's smart and fully equipped with everything you will need for comfortable, creative dining.

There is also a utility room on this floor which houses the washing machine, dryer and other household equipment.

At the other end of the living room, a door opens to the ground floor double bedroom, another light and attractive space, the colourful details contrasting nicely with the white room scheme. It's en-suite bathroom has a walk-in shower.

Stairs lead up to the master bedroom with en-suite shower room. French doors open on to the upper terrace area and the fabulous southerly views. On this level there is also a separate full bathroom.

Time for a dip

"The pool area is great for sun bathing and has sun from dawn until dusk. It's a good size and offers spectacular views of the mountains around Gaucin".

The main outdoor space is on the ground floor and on the terraces immediately below the house.

The shaded, open walkway runs along the entire length of the property, extending out to a very comfortable terrace area immediately outside (and also accessed from) the kitchen / dining area. Views are far, wide and very handsome!

From here steps take you down to the "Cool Room", a clever use of the space immeadiately below the dining terrace, a lovely shaded sitting area with night lighting. Casually furnished with wicker chairs and bench seating it has its own special ambience.

A very relaxing spot, it's perfect to hide away with a good book and a bottle of wine, a small fridge on hand to keep your refreshments cool.

A fantastic holiday

"The villa was superb, with excellent facilities and an unbelieveable location. Ideal for a quiet relaxing break, and a perfect location for exploring Andalucia".

Just below, another terrace down, is the place to improve your tan, stretched out on one of the sunloungers alongside the delightful, kidney-shaped swimming pool. It's a wonderful spot, peaceful, secluded and the views are superb. At one end a simple cane and beamed structure provides welcome shade. All around, planted garden areas add to the rural idyll.

A pretty walkway through the olive groves will take you to a tranquil viewing point. But it's not just from here that you will enjoy the view: wherever you are on this property, the vista is always stunning.

The vast, craggy outcrop of the Crestellina Ridge rises up on one side of the horizon; in the other direction, the ruins of Gaucín's Moorish castle, Castillo del Aguila (Eagle's Castle) stand proud on their rocky promontory at the summit of Hacho Mountain. Between them lies the deep valley of the Rio Genal on its final lap down to the Mediterranean Sea.

A stunning location

"We will never forget waking up on our first morning to THAT view. We loved Gaucín, we loved it all".

Dips in the pool, a bit of sunbathing and countryside contemplation, an afternoon nap in the Cool Room… once here you will take some shifting ...

You may be tempted by the golden beaches of the Costa del Sol, or by some of the best golf courses in Spain, both within half an hour from Gaucín. A short drive through fantastic countryside in the opposite direction will take you to Ronda. Day trips to Córdoba, Cádiz, Sevilla, Granada and Tangiers are all possible from here.

Maybe just an early evening stroll up to the village, as pretty as a postcard. Gaucín's narrow winding streets and hidden alleyways offer up both spectacular views and an excellent selection of restaurants and tapas bars. And the good news is that it's all downhill on the way home!

But … once here you will take some shifting. Dips in the pool, a bit of sunbathing and countryside contemplation, an afternoon nap in the Cool Room …

As one client put it, "I just wanted to let you know what a truly fantastic time we had. All plans to visit other places vanished when we arrived at this beautiful villa in such a wonderful place - what a stunning location! It had everything. We could hardly bear to leave it, and will never forget waking up on our first morning to THAT view. We loved Gaucín, we loved it all. Thank you so much".

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

Ground Floor

  • Living room (with sofabed)
  • Kitchen / dining room
  • 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower only)
  • Utility Room
  • Part shaded dining terrace (furnished)
  • Steps down to lower terrace with shaded sitting area (the "cool room")
  • Steps down to part shaded pool and sun terrace (furnished) and estate grounds

First Floor

  • Master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower only)
  • Full bathroom
  • Upper sun terrace (furnished)

Facilities

Entertainment

  • 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
  • VHS
  • Radio/Tape/CD player
  • Collection of music, videos and books
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Wood burning stove in the living room
  • Central heating (in the living room and both bedrooms)
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  • Ceiling fans in both bedrooms and in the kitchen
  • Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen

  • Electric Oven (with defrost function)
  • Gas hob (4 rings)
  • Fridge / freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, Juicer (hand, not electric), Kettle, Blender, Cafetiere
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery
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  • There is also a small fridge in the cool room

Outdoors

  • Salt-water filtered (no chlorine) swimming pool (irregular kidney-shaped, approx. 8 m x 3 m, 1.00 - 2.50 m deep)
  • Pool terrace with shaded pergola
  • Shaded, furnished terrace, the "Cool Room"
  • Sun beds, sun shade
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Grounds
  • Parking

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)

Care should be taken with young children as there is a steep, unprotected drop on one side of the swimming pool

Rentals for this property run from Saturday to Saturday

Access to the villa is via a 500 metre track which does have some bumps and steep bits; it should be negotiated slowly and with care

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZC 61

2017 Season Dates Week Fortnight
1st January to 3rd March 1,110 € 2,220 €
4th March to 2nd June 1,290 € 2,580 €
3rd June to 29th September 1,710 € 3,420 €
30th September to 3rd November 1,290 € 2,580 €
4th November to 31st December 1,110 € 2,220 €

ZC 61

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

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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In open countryside, ¾ km from Gaucin (most facilities) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga)

Location

In open countryside, ¾ km from Gaucin (most facilities) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).

Casares (most facilities) 25 mins; Jimena de la Frontera (most facilities) 35 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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