Soaking up Mediterranean sunshine, taking a dip in the beautiful pool, reading a book under the dappled shade of an old olive tree, isn't this is what a holiday is all about? ...
"We have had a wonderful relaxing time in this beautiful and romantic villa. It was our first visit to Andalucia, one to remember for a long time. "
"We have had a fantastic week in this beautiful clean villa in a quiet environment with lots of privacy!! Special thanks to the team for the excellent service (never seen before!!). Everything was just PERFECT!!! Every year we take a week or two but this time was significantly better – (quality villa/pool/service/towels/welcome pack/breakfast/garden etc. too much to list!! Thanks for everything and please continue in the same way.""
"We are just reflecting on our second stay at ZC75, this time for two weeks. The villa is a fabulous retreat in a most pleasant and interesting setting. We saw woodpeckers in the morning and keep your eyes open while poolside for an eagle or two catching the thermals in the late afternoon. All in all a great holiday, great villa and marvellous part of the world. "
"We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A beautiful villa lovely service and attention. We could not have expected more. We would definitely come back!! Thankyou!"
"Beautiful villa in a lovely setting. We have very much enjoyed getting to know this fascinating area and will definitely be back."
Two (one double, one twin bedded).
Private swimming pool
8 m x 4 m, 1.4 m deep.
In open countryside, 5 km from Ronda in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).
From 1,100 € to 1,600 € per week.
Accessed by a quiet country lane, this lovely villa is just ten minutes west of Ronda in the beautiful Llano de la Cruz valley.
To one side are spectacular views of the Sierra de Ronda and to the other a beautiful vista of fertile, undulating farmland. It's a perfect holiday home for a small family or for two couples travelling together.
One of three quality villas on a wonderful, 3½ acre countryside estate, this is, like the others, completely private and self-contained with its own entrance, driveway, gardens and swimming pool. In such pretty surroundings, a relaxing holiday is never going to be a problem here!
Features of the estate include extensive landscaped gardens, mature orchards of olive and citrus, walnut and almond, quince and medlar, as well as a beautifully maintained garden surrounding each villa. There is also a vegetable garden, fish pond and a fountain.
Apart from the very occasional passing of a small-gauge railway which runs close by, there's nothing here to disturb the countryside peace and harmony.
Completely hidden by graceful trees, foliage and fencing, the villa looks out onto its own landscaped, lawned garden. This is a real delight, with mature olive trees and colourful shrubs providing beautiful contrast to the extensive lawn.
A pretty, covered terrace runs the length of the house looking out to the garden and to the lovely 8 m x 4 m swimming pool at its far end.
Soaking up the Mediterranean sunshine, taking a refreshing dip or two in the pool, reading a book under the dappled shade of an old olive tree, lounging on the terrace with a gin and tonic close to hand, this is what a holiday is all about!
Inside, the villa is spacious and tastefully decorated. All on one level, the sitting room / diner is a large, light and airy space, attractively furnished, with views across the garden to the pool. French doors open to the terrace.
The house has electric night storage radiators and an open fireplace to keep you snug in winter; all rooms have overhead fans to keep you cool in summer.
Other facilities include a TV (for DVD playback), CD/Radio and an extensive DVD library.
The well proportioned, fully fitted kitchen is well equipped with a four hob burner, electric oven, microwave and washing machine.
The two large bedrooms (one double and one twin bedded) each have their own en-suite shower room. They are thoughtfully furnished and, with their duvets and electric blankets, each offers warmth as well as comfort.
Just ten minutes from this haven of rural peace and tranquillity, Ronda, known to locals as the "The City of Dreams" has a fascinating history and a character to match.
An ancient hill town, it straddles the almost vertical, extraordinary Tajo Gorge which plunges to a depth of more than 150 metres.
The oldest part of the town, the original citadel fortress of the Moors, lies to the east of gorge, a labyrinth of winding streets with ancient mansion houses, churches and enchanting little squares. There are breathtaking vistas from many of the bars and restaurants out across the gorge to the surrounding mountains.
The newer part of the town began to grow when the famous bridge was finally completed at the end of the 19th century. This is a bustling area of small shops, bars and restaurants and the site of Andalucia's most famous bullring.
To the east of the town is the pristine Sierra de la Nieves National Park, recently declared a Unesco Biosphere Reserve, and to the west is the Grazalema National Park, a really beautiful mountainous area, home to some of the most diverse flora and fauna in Spain. A series of pretty, traditional pueblos blancos are all within easy driving distance. The walking and bird watching here are amongst the best in Europe.
So, there's plenty to do around and about. Whether you want to explore the wonderful nature, breathtaking vistas and first class hiking of the National Parks, discover the culture and traditions of historic Ronda, explore the enchanting villages or maybe venturing further, to Sevilla or the coastal resorts of Puerto Banus, San Pedro and Marbella, there's something for everyone.
Wherever you go, you will delight in returning to the peace and tranquillity which surrounds this lovely holiday villa.
For two or more families wishing to holiday together but wanting a degree of independence from one another, the property can also be rented in conjunction with one of the other two villas on the estate.
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 run from Saturday to Saturday in July and August; at all other times they can start and finish on any day of the week
Fill your fridge service: If you would like to send us your shopping list, the owner will have everything ready for your arrival. The charge is €25 in addition to the cost of your items, payable locally
Prices are inclusive of a welcome pack and bathroom toiletries
A meal can be provided on the evening of arrival (gazpacho, paella), on request, payable locally
Maid service and mid week cleaning can also be arranged in advance, and paid for locally.
Baby sitting and catering are usually available, upon request, payable locally
Massage, guided hiking, bird watching, horse riding and bodega (wine making) visits can usually be arranged with advance notice (payable locally)
For winter rentals, one load of firewood and electricity are included in the price. Additional firewood can be purchased as required.
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.
Costa del Sol 1¼ hrs; Costa de la Luz 2 hrs.
Málaga 1¾ hrs; Sevilla 1¾ hrs; Jerez 2 hrs; Gibraltar 2 hrs
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