This traditional village house in the heart of pretty Gaucín village has been converted with great imagination. The result is lovely ...
"Beautiful property in a gorgeous and still authentic Spanish village. We had everything we needed in the house and it was very well decorated. Pool was pretty and refreshing. Loads of places to eat and drink in the village which is a stones throw from the house. Views in the village are stunning and it was lovely looking into the old castle from the house. Plenty of seating and crockery etc The house manager was very helpful."
"Exactly as described, this lovely village house will not disappoint. We have stayed in many properties in Spain over the past decade and I am sure this is up there with the very best available on the market. The larger than expected pool was a particularly pleasant surprise and a welcome refuge from the heat of the day on the roof terrace. Immaculately kept and maintained by the owners and their housekeeper, there was nothing missing in the way of equipment and facilities. I would unhesitatingly recommend this property to anybody."
"We have just returned from a week in Gaucin and had a wonderful time. The house is exactly as described and has everything that you might need and is perfectly situated in the village. We found it clean and comfortable and quiet. The views all around are STUNNING! "
"My husband and I had a fabulous fortnight in Gaucin. The house is right in the heart of this very welcoming village. It is a wonderfully appointed property and deceptively spacious accomodations . We only occupied the main house but the facillities of the casita were available to us including a lovely open dining terrace. The Kitchen is one of the best equipped we have encountered . The bathroom in the main house would not look out of place in a 5 star resort. We swam every day in the wonderful pool that divdes the two parts of the property. It is much larger than it appears and is a wonderful place to cool off.We loved the large roof terrace which has great seating and lounging furniture and offers shade at one end. It Offers veiws over the village to the hills beyond and also the castle, over which eagles cans be seen soaring.Two weeks was not long enough!! "
Three (two doubles, one with full sized bunk beds).
Private swimming pool
4 m x 2 m, 1.5 m deep.
In the village of Gaucín in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).
Sleeping 2 from 590 € to 1,200 € per week.
Sleeping 4 from 720 € to 1,440 € per week.
Sleeping 6 from 860 € to 2,020 € per week.
In the heart of delightful Gaucín village, one of the most attractive of all the pueblos blancos, near its beautiful church and Moorish castle, this is a fabulous house, rich in character, charm and style.
It's effectively two properties imaginatively joined together to make one superb residence: the main house which one enters from the street, and the Casita (once the original stables) behind it.
Between them, enclosed within high white-washed walls, is a small but very attractive swimming pool with stepping stones along one side joining the two cottages together.
The result is a really creative home, light and airy, with many different spaces and attractive angles. It's lovely!
The conversion and refurbishment has been done with care and quality, too. Beautiful wooden double doors open from the quiet little street outside to a hallway / cloakroom which leads through to the main living room, with the kitchen / dining room off to the right.
This is a traditional, country-style room with lovely old floor tiles and plenty of space. It's fully equipped with a dining table for six, oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge / freezer.
The living room alongside is another really attractive space. Light floods in from the pool area outside, its rustic charm enhanced by comfortable, quality furnishings.
Facilities include a radio/CD player and WiFi broadband internet connection. Three sofas are arranged around the coffee table in front of the log burner.
An open staircase (it's unguarded so care needs to be taken with small children) leads to the huge, romantic master bedroom which occupies the whole of the first floor of the main house.
This features an enormous double bed, an open-plan sitting area (with balcony) a couple of steps down with a spectacular bathroom adjoining.
Two double doors open from the bedroom to a pretty, railed terrace which looks down to the pool below and up to Gaucin's famous Moorish castle. Colourfully planted, with its wooden table and chairs, this is a really nice place to catch the early morning sunshine or to sit under the stars which twinkle above the floodlit castle at night.
Up another level brings one to a large, partly shaded, walled roof terrace with superb views, particularly of the nearby church, and the castle high above, dramatically perched on its rocky outcrop.
In the other direction, there are glimpses over the tiled rooftops of the village to Morocco, far away across the sea. This is the place to be if you want to improve your tan, it's a proper little sun trap. Loungers are provided.
Back down in the living room, a path leads from the main house across stepping stones alongside the pool to the converted stables, the casita, behind.
Again, there's no guard on this pathway, so it's not a place for young children or anyone with wobbly legs to be.
The pool is only 4 m x 2 m but it's completely private and very welcoming with its pretty, cascading waterfall tumbling down from an attractively tiled mosaic arch. Mostly it's 1.5 m deep but a little bench seat runs along its length just under the water, providing a place to splash about or, better still, for sitting in the pool with a gin and tonic comfortably in hand!
The pool is heated using solar panels. A wooden sundeck at one end provides a place to loll about between dips.
At the other end of the pool, steps go up to the Casita's completely shaded but open sitting and barbecue area which looks back through a wide archway to the main house beyond the pool.
Here you can dine in the fresh air under its shady calm; you can even light a log fire here on cooler evenings as it also has an open fireplace.
Inside there is a bathroom (shower only) and stairs going up to two bedrooms on the floor above, one with full-sized bunk beds, the other a double bedroom. Both have access to a railed terrace overlooking the pool.
Children are, of course, welcome but because of the open staircases and unguarded swimming pool (It is essential that children are supervised at all times), we don't think this is a suitable property for children under six, or anyone who is infirm.
Parking is usually available on the street just outside the house or close by.
It's a quiet street more or less in the centre of one of Spain's most enchanting little villages. Here, in Gaucín, you will enjoy the pretty streets and traditional buildings, spectacular views and a good selection of restaurants and bars. The owners recommend that you try the tapas at Paco Pepe's bar just a couple of streets away. Climb up to the castle and pick figs in the ruins with the eagles soaring high overhead!
The village has its own pool (open in July and August) and tennis court. All the facilities you will need too - small shops, a chemist, banks etc.
And, as everywhere in Andalucía, more than its fair share of fiestas, traditional Saints days and processions, each an excuse for merrymaking and dancing.
Stroll into the surrounding countryside to enjoy the beautiful views and the profusion of wild flowers in Spring. There are spectacular cork forests with picnic areas, rock pools where you can swim, or you can dine beside tumbling streams in renowned restaurants.
A beautiful 45 minute drive will take you across the mountains to Ronda, brimming with history and interest. Heading south to the coast, you can take a boat trip to Tangiers in North Africa, or just to see the dolphins playing in the Straits of Gibraltar. Other scenic drives will take you to Sevilla, Jerez or Cadiz.
All marvellous places to visit. And, at the end of a lovely day out, a delightful home to return to, one with bags of character, charm and style.
Because both the stairs and the pool are unguarded we don't consider this property suitable for small children (under six) or for anyone with wobbly legs
Please, no smoking indoors
Rental start and finish days for this property are flexible
Please note that beyond the pool area there are steep drops so small children should not be left alone.
A cot is available for a baby (on request)
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.
Gibraltar 1 hr; Málaga 1½ hrs; Jerez 2 hrs; Sevilla 2½ hrs.
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