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ZC 67

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

An enchanting villa with glorious views

Classic Spanish style is the order of the day here at this converted farmhouse set deep in the glorious countryside to the west of Gaucín village ...

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Review Icon"We just wanted to say thank you very much for your assistance with our holiday. The villa was stunning, just what we needed and the weather was fabulous."

Teresa and Tony (Nov 2016)

Review Icon"Thank you for a lovely time in your beautiful house. We really enjoyed ourselves -such a stunning location. Everything was great and we loved the vegetables from your garden and your kind and lovely staff were really nice."

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Bedrooms

Three (two doubles, one twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

8 m x 4 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 980 € to 2,140 € per week.

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Villa Description

A majestic palm

The classic Andaluz courtyard around which the farmhouse is built is dominated, of course, by a huge palm tree.

This stylish villa is one of three lovely cottages on a huge and very beautiful estate set deep in the glorious countryside to the west of Gaucín village.

Comprising 120 acres of magnificent mountain scenery - with views to match - there is plenty of countryside and acres of space for all. Each is entirely private and nothing disturbs their glorious seclusion.

Classic Spanish style is the order of the day here, starting at the splendid courtyard entrance around which the farmhouse is built on three sides of the quadrangle.

It goes without saying that the courtyard is dominated by a majestic central palm tree. The beautifully weathered old roof tiles of the farmhouse are gorgeous, impossible to replicate other than by the passing of time.

Exemplary good taste

Lovely original features are classically combined with rich fabrics, classy furnishings and colourful ceramics and artifacts.

Inside, it just gets better and better. To the left, the entrance hall leads through to a beautiful living room. Very comfortable and with a delightfully restful ambience, the exemplary good taste of its owners is evident in the way they have reformed and furnished it. Its lovely original features remain and are classically combined with rich fabrics, classy furnishings and colourful ceramics and artifacts.

A wide arch takes one seamlessly through to the dining room, another elegant space with its sumptuous teak dining table taking centre stage. The wide bay window is the perfect spot for the "Beatrix Potter" writing desk - one can almost imagine her sitting here, looking out to the olive grove outside.

The kitchen comes next, decently equipped with a gas oven, 3-ring gas hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. A utility room beyond, at the end of this wing of the house, houses the washing machine.

Serene and elegant

One can almost imagine Beatrix Potter sitting here, looking out to the olive grove outside.

Returning to the entrance hall, the master bedroom leads off to the right. Another lovely room, it exudes calm, serenity and elegance. The spacious en-suite bathroom alongside has both a bath tub and walk-in shower.

Both the living room and the master bedroom have double doors which open to a wide and very inviting terrace which runs the length of the property at its rear. A cane awning provides ample shade.

Immediately outside the living room, this cobbled space is furnished with a big teak table (it comfortably seats eight) for al fresco dining and comfortable wicker furniture where one can relax and take in the view which stretches out before you beyond the low terrace wall.

An archway connects this part of the terrace with the adjoining part immediately outside the master bedroom, making the latter semi-private. Greenery clambers up and around the terraces; geraniums and other pot plants add vivid splashes of colour to an enchanting and tranquil scene.

To the side of the terrace, a gateway opens to a wide sun terrace (furnished with a table and chairs, a brick-built barbecue and sunbeds) and the inviting swimming pool (8 m x 4 m). Beyond there's nothing but sumptuous views over a dazzling countryside scene …

Sumptuous views

Deep within the sublime countryside to the west of Gaucín village, thickly wooded hillsides open to vistas far and wide.

Thickly wooded hillsides roll across a horizon richly forested with mature oaks, carobs and olive trees. To the south the picture-postcard landscapes of Los Alcornocales Natural Park extend all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. Beyond, the peaks of Africa and Europe merge under a deep blue sky.

It's a spectacular panorama … one of the most serene and peaceful locations anywhere. Sheep's bells clink gently in the distance, birds singing happily in the trees. There are just the wonderful sights, scents and sounds of pastoral bliss to keep you company.

The other two bedrooms, one a double and the other twin bedded, are accessed from the front courtyard. Both have en-suite bathrooms with a walk-in shower (no bath tub).

All three bedrooms (and the living and dining rooms too) have ceiling fans. The thick, traditional farmhouse walls offer excellent insulation as well, keeping everything cool even in high summer. Equally, they help maintain a warm and cosy ambience in winter, augmenting the open fireplace in the living room and central heating throughout.

A countryside estate

The cottage is on one of the most magnificent private estates in Spain, all 120 acres of it offering views of immense charm and beauty.

Access is easy, along a one kilometre farm track (in excellent condition) leading off from the country lane which winds gently down the hillside from Gaucín (seven kilometres away) to the village of Colmenar.

Here you are deep in some of Spain's most sublime countryside. 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.

Elsewhere on this huge estate there is the main residence of the lovely English / Asian owners and two other, rather more rustic, rental cottages.

For details of the cottage sleeping 2 (one bedroom) click here and for the other cottage sleeping 6 (three bedrooms) click here.

Pretty as a postcard

The local village, Gaucín, is another of Andalucia's special delights, one of Spain's most beautiful pueblos blancos.

All around there are the fields, orchards (there are peach and orange trees just below the cottage) and woods (olive, oak, almond and mulberry) of the huge estate to explore. There is a horse and a donkey as well as cows and free range chickens.

The local village, Gaucín, is another of Andalucia's special delights, as pretty as a postcard, one of Spain's most beautiful pueblos blancos. Spectacularly situated high on a mountain ridge, 629 meters above sea level, it enjoys sweeping views to Gibraltar and the Rif mountains of North Africa beyond the sea.

It offers a good selection of bars and restaurants and some above-average local shops.

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!

There's something for everyone around and about. Excellent day-trip destinations, none of which should be missed, include the historic towns of Ronda, Jerez de la Frontera and Cádiz, each of them offering good shopping and fine restaurants as well as lots of history and architecture of great beauty. Each has its own unique atmosphere.

The truly magnificent city of Sevilla, one of Europe's great destinations, is little more than a couple of hours from here.

For those who want a day on the beach, Mediterranean resorts are just 30 minutes drive to the south while the white Atlantic beaches of the Costa del la Luz are ninety minutes away.

And what better, at the end of a lovely day, than to return here to your own little piece of Andalucía's rural paradise. Wonderful views, the peace and quiet of the countryside, genuine charm … and a lovely, comfortable home!

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

All on one floor

  • Entrance Hall
  • Living Room
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen
  • Utility Room
  • 3 bedrooms :
    • (1) Master bedroom with queen sized double bed and doors to the terrace; en-suite bathroom (bath tub and walk-in shower)
    • (2) Double with en-suite bathroom (walk-in shower only). Access is from the central courtyard
    • (3) Twin bedded with en-suite bathroom (walk-in shower only). Access is from the central courtyard
  • Part shaded terraces (furnished)
  • Pool terrace (furnished)
  • Estate grounds

Facilities

Entertainment

  • 32" flat screen 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
  • iPod speakers
  • Radio
  • Collection of books and magazines
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Open fireplace in the living room
  • Central heating throughout (on request, payable locally, see price note below)
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  • Ceiling fans in the living and dining rooms and all bedrooms
  • 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)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee pot
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery

Outdoors

  • Filtered swimming pool (8 m x 4 m, 1.2 m - 1.8 m deep with entry steps)
  • Pool terrace
  • Night lighting
  • Sun beds
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Estate grounds
  • Gated entrance
  • 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)

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

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

A third cottage on the estate (with one bedroom) is also available for holiday rentals. Click here for details of the second cottage

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 67

2017 Season Dates Week Fortnight
1st January to 7th April 980 € 1,960 €
8th April to 19th May 1,240 € 2,480 €
20th May to 30th June 1,640 € 3,280 €
1st July to 1st September 2,140 € 4,280 €
2nd September to 29th September 1,640 € 3,280 €
30th September to 27th October 1,240 € 2,480 €
28th October to 31st December 980 € 1,960 €

ZC 67

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

Notes

If required, there is an additional charge for central heating of 20 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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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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