Right in the heart of picturesque Gaucín, this traditional village house has been renovated with flair and imagination. Warm and welcoming, it is full of interest and pleasant surprises ...
"Sat on the terrace with a wonderful view! Please tell the owners they have a really beautiful home"
"We left shortly after 8.00 on Saturday morning after a really enjoyable break and are sorry that we were not able to thank you in person. We loved the estate and cottage and as we wrote the view was unbelievable even if the weather mixed."
Three (one double, one twin bedded, one single).
Private swimming pool
5.0 m x 2.5 m, 1.5 m deep.
In the village of Gaucín in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).
Sleeping 4 from 1,630 € to 1,950 € per week.
This rambling old house, right in the heart of picturesque Gaucín village, has been renovated with flair and imagination. A house of great character and real, rustic charm, it is warm and welcoming, full of interest and pleasant surprises.
On three floors there are lots of stairs which take you in, out and all over the place! Not least of it's fascinations is that it takes a good half hour to work out exactly where you are!
This is no conventional "two up, two down" property; stairways (some internal, some external) and passageways interconnect the floors and rooms in a way that, although initially mystifying, is a large part of its special charm.
Rustic decoration and furnishings (with a strong Moorish influence) enhance its casually comfortable authenticity.
Because of its many steps and terraces, we don't consider the property suitable for young children or anyone with wobbly legs. Babies are welcome but it's not the right choice for toddlers or youngsters. There are three bedrooms (one double, one twin and one single) but the house is best suited, we think, for a maximum of four guests.
Let's start on the top floor … this is where the spacious living room is. Light and airy, it's cosy and colourful, a room made to relax in. Double doors open to a roof terrace with stunning views over the village rooftops, across unspoiled countryside and down to the Med.
On a clear day the Rif Mountains of North Africa can be seen across the shimmering sea! The terrace has teak patio furniture and a cane awning for shade.
The master (double) bedroom, with en-suite bathroom (bathtub only, no shower) is also on this floor.
The second bedroom, a pretty twin (the beds are pushed together) is on the floor below. Its en-suite bathroom features an enormous, Moroccan-style bath tub. With windows on both sides, it looks out over the garden and pool from its balcony.
A hallway leads through to a well equipped galley kitchen (electric oven, five ring hob, microwave, dishwasher etc) with room for a small breakfast table in front of a glass fronted wood burner. Doors open to steps which descend down through an internal patio, full of lovely plants, to the garden and pool. It's all very "Andaluz".
Along from the kitchen, passing a cloakroom / shower room (decorated in Moorish style), the hallway leads to the reception / dining room at the front of the house. Another comfortable and spacious room with a wood-burning stove and large refectory dining table, it's at ground floor level on this side of the house.
At the back of the house there's a lower floor at garden level.
A third (single) bedroom is on this floor, tucked away behind the pool alcove, which can be accessed by the external patio steps from the kitchen above, or directly from the garden alcove. There's a wash basin in the room but please note that there's no bathroom on this floor.
The high walled garden is a delight! Despite being in the centre of the village it's not overlooked. An attractive and very private space, here you can sunbathe, dine al fresco, or read under the shaded alcove. There's a barbecue and fridge, wooden garden furniture, plenty of plants and greenery, and a welcoming little pool (5 m x 2.5 m) with roman steps.
A gate opens to the traffic-free side street alongside the house.
From here, of course, it's just a short stroll to Gaucín's many excellent bars and restaurants. One of the classic white villages of Andalucía, it is spectacularly situated in the mountains behind the Costa del Sol in the Serrania de Ronda. There are fabulous views at every turn. Its narrow streets house four little grocery shops and a traditional butcher, an organic food shop, banks (cash points) and a pharmacy.
The mountain countryside of the Natural Parks which surround Gaucín is ideal for walkers, bird watchers and nature lovers; there are lots of fascinating little villages and hilltop towns to explore.
A drive north over the spectacular mountain road will quickly bring you to Ronda with its spectacular gorge and Spain's oldest bullring. The Mediterranean's Costa del Sol is just 30 minutes away.
The property is available for rental from Mid March through to late November. The swimming pool will be open throughout this period
As the majority of guests don't use the third, garden floor bedroom, it will only be made up on request. If you wish to use it, just let us know.
Babies (under the age of two) are welcome, but the property is not suitable for children (under the age of 10) due to the many steps and terraces Nor is it suitable for the elderly or anyone with wobbly legs
Rentals for this property normally run from Friday to Friday
A welcome pack is included in the price
Additional services (cooking / baby sitting etc. can be arranged on request (payable locally)
Prices shown are for 4 guests. There is an extra charge of 330 Euros per week for an extra guest.
This property is not available for winter rentals
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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