An absolutely beautiful country house with joyous views, landscaped gardens and an irresistible 15 metre pool ...
"Thank you for a week in paradise. The charm of the house kept us later each morning and saw us return sooner each afternoon. "
"I have to to tell you just how much we enjoyed ZC76. The house is beautiful, so well decorated! We felt so comfortable and spoilt. The gardens and the pool are stunning. We had a really happy time."
"This is a 5 star place in every way: roomy, beautiful, wonderfully 'equipped' with everything visitors could want, including all the special treats that the house managers provided... Thank you for our best stay ever at a European villa - we hope to be back in the future"
Five (three doubles, one twin bedded children's room, and one which can be made up as either a double or a twin, as preferred).
Private swimming pool
15 m x 6 m, 1.5 m deep.
In open countryside, 5 km from Ronda in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).
From 3,000 € to £4,400 € per week.
One of three superb villas on a wonderful, 10 acre countryside estate, this exquisite property is, like the others, completely private and self-contained with its own entrance, driveway, gardens and swimming pool.
All are splendid properties but this is the most outstanding of all, spacious and beautifully appointed.
Accessed by a quiet country lane, it 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 on the other, a beautiful vista of fertile, undulating farmland.
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.
There is a little train that does occasionally pass by the villa heading on its way through the magical and stunning countryside to Algeciras - well worth experiencing. Other than this though, there's nothing here to disturb the absolute peace and harmony.
The villa is completely hidden from the others by graceful trees and greenery.
Its own extensive, landscaped and lawned gardens are a real delight, colourfully planted with a wealth of flowers, shrubs and mature trees. They feature an irresistible 15 m x 6 m swimming pool with an ornamental fountain.
In such beautiful surroundings, a relaxing holiday is never going to be a problem here!
Extensive terracing surrounds the villa, providing a seamless link between the interior, the exterior dining areas and the beautiful gardens beyond.
These include a shady, furnished patio for al fresco dining which looks out to the pool and the rear gardens, perfect for those candle-lit dinners with the sun setting in a blaze of blue and pink beyond the trees.
All four upstairs bedrooms have french doors opening to another large terrace on the first floor, offering more views of the countryside all around.
Inside, it's a spacious (around 420m²) and beautifully appointed family home which functions superbly as one moves from one space to another, its top-quality kitchen very much at the heart of the home. The splendid kitchen / diner is appropriately equipped with absolutely everything you could wish for.
With views across the rear gardens and pool, it features a six ring, double-oven range cooker, two fridge freezers, and a dishwasher.
The immaculate dining table at the other end of the room comfortably seats ten. French doors open to the covered dining terrace outside.
The huge and very stylish sitting room alongside is bathed in light. Sun kissed pastels, natural terracottas and lusty earth tones combine both rustic and sophisticated influences from Europe and Africa to create a room of character and comfort. There is satellite TV, DVD, a music system and iPod / iPhone docking as well as an extensive library of DVD's.
One of the attractive bedrooms is downstairs, a double which can be made up as two singles if preferred. A bathroom (shared with the childrens bedroom upstairs), the laundry room and a guest cloakroom complete the ground floor distribution.
The villa has overhead fans in all rooms to keep you cool during the summer months and there is WiFi internet access throughout the house.
The other four bedrooms (three double bedded and a childrens twin room) are on the first floor. Each enjoys countryside views and access to the large upstairs terrace. The double bedrooms all have en-suite bath or shower rooms.
Thoughtfully and attractively furnished, all bedrooms in the villa have duvets and electric blankets, offering warmth as well as comfort.
The master bedroom is vast and beautifully appointed, with its super king sized bed almost lost within the room's 90 square metres! It leads through to an equally impressive, luxury en-suite bathroom (with an extra large bath, bidet, separate shower and double basins).
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.
Whichever direction you head off to, one thing is for sure: you will be returning to one of the most comfortable and relaxing properties in Spain. One that perfectly combines modern, convenient living with traditional Andalusian charm.
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
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
Mid-week cleaning can be arranged on request, payable locally
Shopping can be arranged (on request) for clients arriving late
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 (Between November and April), firewood and electricity is charged at cost, paid locally on departure.
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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