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ZC 71

4 bedrooms, sleeps 8

Calm, serene … what living in Spain is all about

Set amid 11,000 m2 of lovely gardens and grounds, this creatively designed villa has one of the most beautiful settings in Andalucía ...

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Review Icon"Peace near the sea: The house is very well located. It is very rare to find a place close to the sea that beside tranquility you can find many options for fun. The design of the house is very original Fantastic pool! Highly recommended. "

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Review Icon"Unforgettable days, wonderful stay: The location of the house is unique, and its design is beautifully integrated into the landscape. Good food in the nearby "

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Bedrooms

Four (one double, three twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

circular, 12 m diameter, 0.45 - 2.0 m deep.

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Location

In open countryside, 5 km from the village of Casares in the Western Costa del Sol region (Province of Málaga).

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Price

From £2,190 to £2,970 per week.

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Villa Description

A profusion of scented jasmine

The pristine lawns are deliciously green and calming among beautiful flowering shrubs and mature trees.

Set within its own beautiful gardens, with views across the verdant and fertile valley of La Acedia to distant hills beyond, this villa was designed by an award-winning architect who really understood what living in Spain is all about. It's a classic example of his unique, creative style.

Here you are in some of the loveliest countryside imaginable, beautifully quiet and serene.

The views which open up in front of you are matched only by the immaculately maintained gardens which surround the property, a profusion of scented jasmine, beautiful flowering shrubs and mature trees.

It's completely private, deliciously green and calming.

Pristine lawns, both at the front and the rear of the property, are a special feature here. And there's the gorgeous 12 metre diameter circular swimming pool to enjoy too! Surrounded by trees and the gently undulating lawns, it's irresistible, the icing on the cake in these lovely gardens.

Mediterranean lifestyle

The villa is a classic example of the unique creative skills of award-winning architect, Aubrey David.

It's a excellently designed house, one which uses all the architect's skills and intimate knowledge of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Lofty double-story ceiling heights and stepped floor levels give the interiors an open, spacious feeling and makes the best use of the wonderful Andalusian light.

A variety of terraces and other outdoor living spaces offer a multitude of different ambiences to choose from, whatever your mood, whatever the time of day … or night.

Split-level rooms, clever use of light and space, planted areas inside and high, wooden beamed ceilings are just some of the features which make it such a distinctive and attractive property.

Built on two levels, the main living room, the dining area and kitchen are on the higher floor with the three principal bedrooms below.

Distinctive character

Double-story ceiling heights and stepped floor levels give the interiors an open, spacious feeling and makes the best use of the wonderful Andalusian light.

The lounge, with its high, wooden beamed ceiling and huge terracotta floor tiles, is a cool and serene space. Sofas and armchairs are comfortably arranged around a wooden coffee table in front of a huge, stylish chimney. Sunshine filters in softly from the windows all around.

Decoration and furnishings throughout the house are good but not necessarily brand new. This house has been the country retreat of its Madrid owners for many years now and some of the furnishings are from an earlier vintage. It's a house with character, not for those whose idea of good style comes from the latest IKEA catalogue.

Doors open through to a shaded terrace at the back of the house as well as to the gardens at the front.

From the lounge a few steps take you up to the dining area which, in turn, is separated off from the kitchen by a breakfast bar. The kitchen has a character and style entirely in keeping with the rest of the house; it is spacious and decently equipped.

A seamless progression of interconnecting levels, both the kitchen and dining room have access to the breakfast terrace behind. From the other end of the living room a small study / TV room leads through to the barbecue terrace which overlooks the swimming pool beyond.

Downstairs, each of the three principal bedrooms has its own en-suite bathroom with separate W.C. These are open plan so very much part of the bedroom itself. There is one double bedroom and two are twin bedded with the beds pushed together.

Spacious and also built on split levels, each has its own distinctive character and colour scheme. Fitted wardrobes, inventive bathroom spaces, internal planted areas, rough-hewn walls and beamed ceilings are common to all.

Doors open either to private terraces or to the pool and gardens just beyond.

A fourth twin bedroom (with en-suite shower room) leads directly from the rear terrace with views to the garden.

Majestic setting

All around the beautiful scenery of the rugged Bermeja mountains provides a wonderful backdrop to the verdant and fertile valley of La Acedia.

Deep in the picturesque sweep of the Azedia Valley, the location is superb too, lying between the Mediterranean Sea and the pretty white village of Casares, both of them just ten minutes drive away.

So you can choose between the beaches, fun and frolics of the Costa del Sol, or the timeless beauty of some of inland Andalucía's most beautiful countryside and charming towns and villages.

Nearby Casares, Gaucín, Jimena de la Frontera, Genalguacil and, further north, delightful old Ronda are all attractive, lovely places, well worth visiting. They are surrounded by beautiful sierras and some of Spain's best Natural Parks.

The beaches of the western reaches of the Costa del Sol, the nearest to the villa, are much less "touristy" and less congested than those further east. It is still possible to find swathes of empty golden sand here.

Timeless beauty

Just 15 minutes away from from the fun and frolics on the Costa del Sol, here you are in another world - a vast bowl of incredible natural beauty.

Estepona is the nearest of the resort towns on the coast, a little more than fifteen minutes away. Marbella, with all its glitz and glamour, and Gibraltar, take 30 minutes.

There are lots of lovely walks in the area and horse riding stables are nearby, too. For golf enthusiasts, there are at least 25 top quality golf courses (including Valderrama, Sotogrande, and San Roque) within 30 minutes drive. Highly recommended is "Finca Cortesin", host to the Volvo Masters Matchplay Championships, just eight minutes away from the villa.

There are two marinas close by for anyone who wants to set sail into the sunset.

Locally, three roadside ventas are within five minutes drive from the villa, offering excellent fare. Our personal favourite is "Arroyo Hondo", owned by an English and Japanese couple. Their food combines the best of both cultures and is delicious.

"Magical"

"The house was particularly beautiful and in such a glorious setting. We just loved every aspect of the garden. It was like having ones own Botanical Garden".

Pretty Casares is five kilometres away, a spectacular hilltop village steeped in history with its Roman baths and aqueduct still in place. Climb to the castle at its very top, where the Moors held out against the Catholic troops surrounding the town, and enjoy the breathtaking view clear across the sea to Africa.

Talking of which, the adventurous will no doubt want to nip across the Straits to Tangier in Morocco, a different continent and a different world, but just 35 minutes on the fast ferry from Tarifa.

The great historic cities of Andalucía, Sevilla, Granada and Córdoba are between two and three hours drive.

In a great location, with lovely gardens and fabulous views, this property has genuine character. En-suite bathrooms incorporated into the design of the bedrooms don't suit everyone and some of the furnishings and fittings are quite a few years old now. But if you are looking for a villa which is truly out of the ordinary, this just might be the one.

As one of our clients said: "The house was particularly beautiful and in such a glorious setting. As keen gardeners ourselves we just loved every aspect of the garden. It was like having ones own Botanical Garden to walk around every day. Magical."

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

Upper Level (open plan and on split levels)

  • Living room
  • Study
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry room
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (accessed from the terrace)
  • Various furnished terraces, some shaded

Lower Level

  • 3 bedrooms :
    • 1 double (king-sized bed) with en-suite bathroom
    • 2 twin bedded (beds pushed together) both with en-suite bathrooms
  • Gardens and grounds

Facilities

Entertainment

  • 42" Flat screen TV (Spanish programmes only)
  • DVD
  • CD player
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Open fireplaces in the living room and in the double bedroom
  • Electric radiators
  • Air conditioning in the Lounge, Dining area and
    the master bedroom
  • Portable Fans
  • Washing Machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request)

Kitchen

  • Electric Oven
  • Ceramic hob (4 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee pot
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery

Outdoors

  • Filtered swimming pool (circular, 12 m in diameter, 0.45 - 2.0 m deep with adjoining children's pool, approx 3 m in diameter)
  • Pool terrace
  • Sun beds, sun shade
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Night lighting
  • Barbecue
  • Gardens & Estate grounds
  • Covered parking (for 2 cars); outside parking for more cars

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)

Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday in summer

 

 

 

Prices include a welcome pack

Cleaning, two times weekly, is included in the price

Additional cleaning is available, on request (payable locally)

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Security Deposit

A 500 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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In open countryside, 5 km from Casares (most facilities) in the Western Costa del Sol region (Province of Málaga)

Location

In open countryside, 5 km from Casares (most facilities) in the Western Costa del Sol region (Province of Málaga).

Costa del Sol beaches 15 mins; Gaucín (most facilities) 25 mins.

Estepona 25 mins; Marbella 40 mins; Gibraltar 40 mins; Tarifa 50 mins; Ronda 1 hr; Málaga 1¼ hrs.

Jerez 1¾ hrs; Cádiz 2 hrs; Sevilla 2½ hrs; Granada 2¾ hrs; Córdoba 3 hrs.

Nearest Airports

Gibraltar 40 mins; Málaga 1¼ hrs; Jerez 1¾ 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 10 / 15 minutes away. Resort towns include Estepona (25 minutes) and glitzy, glamorous Marbella (40 minutes).
  • Gibraltar, steeped in history, VAT free shops … and plenty of fish & chips is also a 40 minute drive from here.
  • Tarifa on the southernmost point of Spain is less than an hour away. 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.
  • 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 1¾ hours.
  • Cádiz (2 hours) continues to evoke the romance, intrigue and mystery of centuries of trade (some legal, some not so) between Europe, Africa and the Americas.
  • There are a plethora of beautiful white villages and hilltop towns to explore and enjoy in the magnificent countryside of the Serranía de Ronda – Gaucín and Genalguacil to name just a couple.
  • And, of course, Casares, just five kilometres away. Because of its stunning setting, perched precariously on the side of a precipitous sandstone buttress, it is known as the "hanging village", one of the most photographed villages in Spain.
  • It is steeped in history with its Roman baths and aqueduct still in place. Climb to the castle at its very top, where the Moors held out against the Catholic troops surrounding the town, and enjoy the breathtaking view clear across the sea to Africa.
  • Talking of which, the fast boat from Tarifa to Tangiers in Morocco 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.
  • From Gaucín (25 minutes away) a beautiful road winds over the spectacular mountains to Ronda (45 minutes from Gaucín), with its spectacular gorge and Spain's oldest bullring, Hemmingway’s favourite town in all of Spain.
  • All around Casares, the beautiful scenery of the rugged Sierra Bermeja mountains provide a wonderful backdrop. The crags around Casares are home to a colony of Griffon vultures. These majestic birds, with a wing span of two metres, glide on the thermals high above countryside of deep gorges and pine forested ridges. The Sierra Crestellina Nature Reserve which lies alongside the village is a popular destination for birdwatchers and walkers.
  • Other National Parks not so far away include the fabulous Los Alcornocales Natural Park and, just to the north of Ronda, 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".
  • 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!
  • Córdoba and Granada are both within 3 hours drive from here.

Activities

  • There are excellent riding stables ten minutes from here which cater for all - experienced riders and complete novices alike. They will match you up with a horse and a ride to suit your requirements. Reviews are highly complimentary.
  • There's great walking too, with several marked routes through the delightful countryside.
  • Here you are in the heart of the "Costa del Golf" with at least 25 top quality golf courses (including Finca Cortesin, Valderrama, Sotogrande, and San Roque) all within half an hour's 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

Costa del Sol

The western Costa del Sol and its beautiful rural hinterland extends south from Marbella to the rocky British outpost of Gibraltar …
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Casares

A picture postcard village which clambers up a spectacular rocky outcrop just nine miles inland from the Costa del Sol …
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