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ZC 88

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

An attractive home with both character and style

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In the heart of delightful Gaucín village this spacious, comfortable town house achieves the
perfect balance between old and new, traditional and modern ...

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Bedrooms

Two (one double, one twin bedded).

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Pool

Small private swimming pool approx. 5 m x 3 m, 2 m deep.

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Location

In the village of Gaucín in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).

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From 1,170 € to 1,440 € per week.

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Villa Description

A real home

Not least of its advantages is that it is a real home - lived in and cared for by its English owners for most of the year.

In the heart of delightful Gaucín village, one of the most attractive of all the pueblos blancos, near its beautiful church and below the Moorish castle, this is an attractive, spacious and comfortable town house. A home which offers both character and style.

Not least of its advantages is that it is a real home - lived in and cared for by its English owners for most of the year. So it's fully equipped and properly maintained - as all real homes should be.

It becomes available for rental in the summer - when the owners are away.

The location is perfect, right in the centre of the village, just a stroll away from shops, bars and restaurants. Parking is usually available on the quiet little street outside or close by.

And views from here are spectacular, over the tiled village rooftops and the joyful countryside of the Genal river valley, all the way to the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and Morocco far away across the shimmering sea. It's one of the great views in Spain, a panorama of outstanding natural beauty.

An idyllic scene

The surrounding countryside is beautiful, spectacular and ever-changing as the hours pass by. It's a view to be enjoyed for ever.

Double wooden doors open from the street to the entrance hallway with the principal rooms leading off from here.

The huge living / dining room is delightful, a really relaxing and attractive space which makes the best of the fabulous southern views. Light floods in from double doors which open to little terraces outside.

It's a graceful room which has been furnished with excellent taste: a comfortable sofa and easy chairs are neatly gathered around the glass-fronted fireplace, paintings adorn the walls, quality furniture pieces, cheerful cushions, artefacts and lots of books all add colour and interest to a calm, gentle ambience.

The perfect place to settle down with a book or, if it takes your fancy, there's a flat-screen satellite TV, DVD and CD player. There's WiFi internet too.

A calm, gentle ambience

The huge living / dining room is delightful, a really relaxing and attractive space which makes the best of the fabulous southern views.

Wide, wood-beamed archways open through at the back of the room to a neat and complimentary dining area with its very 21st Century dining suite sitting well on the lovely old terracotta floor tiles. This balance between old and new, traditional and modern, is one of the features which this house carries off really successfully.

The pretty kitchen leads off and its a good one too, with a light, bright and pleasingly contemporary style. You will want for nothing here, it's got the lot - a range cooker with double ovens, five-ring ceramic hob, fridge / freezer, dishwasher and plenty of work space. A little breakfast table is perfect to take a coffee (or a glass of wine, perhaps) whilst keeping an eye on things.

Doors open to steps which lead down through a quiet garden corner at the side (furnished with table and chairs) to the little swimming pool (5 m x 3 m) and its terrace surround. It's a classic town house back-garden pool, making the most of its fairly confined space between other houses.

What is remarkable about this one is how very private it is despite the close proximity of neighbouring properties. High perimeter walls surround the terrace and these are thickly clad with ivy to form an impenetrable barrier to even the most prying of eyes.

Which makes it a great spot for a cooling dip or two in the height of summer! The pool has water jets to add a bit of fun to your swims.

A great spot

The classic, town house back-garden pool is a great spot for a cooling dip or two in the height of summer! Water jets will add a bit of fun to your swims.

There's not a great deal of surround space but enough for some easy chairs and loungers. All in all a very attractive spot; it's just a shame that the photos on this page were taken in January, not exactly the best time of year to see it in all its summer glory.

The two bedrooms (one double with a queen-sized bed, the other with twin beds) lead off either side of the entrance hallway. They are good sized, homely rooms with quality beds and pleasant furnishings, their big windows offering views to the street outside.

A few steps around the corner will take you to a smart and very swish, modern bathroom with a power shower.

Stairs (which can be gated for little ones) lead down to the lower ground floor where the utility / laundry room leads through another spacious room (with a day bed but not too much else) and outside to the pool. There's a handy walk-in shower room too.

Amazing !

Views take in a vast panorama of countryside glory. Right across the horizon, the deep blue Mediterranean with the Rif Mountains of Africa beyond ...

Returning to the living room, external stairs lead up from the furnished side terrace to the first floor terrace. And what a splendid terrace it is!

The views from here are amazing, taking in the whole vast panorama from the Crestellina Ridge in the east, the River Genil flowing through its beautiful valley below with Hecho mountain rising up on the other side of the village. Right across the horizon, the deep blue Mediterranean and the Rif Mountains of Africa beyond ...

It's a huge terrace with plenty of sun bathing space and good shady areas too, perfect for eating, drinking and making merry! There's a dining table and chairs, a little summer kitchen area (with fridge and sink), sun loungers and comfortable wicker sofas and chairs for relaxing. It's great.

The rest of this floor comprises the owners bedroom suite but this is not part of the rental. It will be closed for the summer.

Just a stroll away

Being in the heart of the village it's easy to stroll out to one of the excellent restaurants here, or to enjoy a drink and a tapa or two before dinner.

Being in the village it's easy to stroll out to one of the excellent restaurants here, or to enjoy a drink and a tapa or two before dinner.

Gaucín is one of the classic white villages of Spain and has just about all the facilities you will need - small shops, a chemist, banks and, of course, several bars and restaurants.

There's plenty to do close at hand quite apart from enjoying the village and its wonderful views: this part of Andalucia is a paradise for walking, exploring, riding and bird watching. There is beautiful countryside in every direction.

It is also an ideal base for day trips to towns like Ronda, Jerez, Cádiz and Sevilla. There are delightful little villages to explore, Mediterranean beaches are half an hour's drive away; the Atlantic coast with its fine white sand and famous wind surfing is one and a half hours drive.

Quite simply, here you will enjoy all that is good in one of the great Spanish rural holiday destinations.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

Ground floor

  • Entrance hallway
  • Living room with access to the furnished side terrace
  • Dining Area
  • Kitchen with access to stairs to the lower (pool) terrace
  • 2 bedrooms :
    • 1 double (queen-sized bed)
    • 1 twin bedded
  • Bathroom (walk-in shower, no bath tub)
  • Small side terrace with external stairs to the upper floor terrace

Lower ground floor

  • Utility / laundry room
  • Bathroom (walk-in shower, no bath tub)
  • Pool terrace

First floor

  • Large furnished terrace accessed by external stairs with a summer kitchen area (fridge & sink etc.)

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Satellite TV (UK Channel Information)
    This property has a Freeview box but due to changes to the UK satellite services may not receive UK terrestrial programmes, BBC, ITV etc. We will provide updates if this situation changes.
  • DVD
  • CD / Radio
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Glass fronted fireplace in the living room
  • Central heating
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  • Portable Fans
  • Washing Machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hair dryer
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request)

Kitchen

  • Electric Range Cooker with double ovens
  • Ceramic hob (5 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / Freezer (there is also a fridge on the upper terrace)
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, Juicer, Mixers, Kettle, Coffee machine
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery

Outdoors

  • Small filtered swimming pool (5 m x 3 m, 2.0 m deep) with entry steps and water jets
  • Smal pool terrace surround
  • Large first floor furnished terrace
  • Sun beds, sun shades
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture

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).

Please, no smoking inside the villa.

Babies (under the age of two) are welcome, but the property is not suitable for small children due to the various steps up and down. Nor is it suitable for the elderly or anyone with wobbly legs.

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

A weekly change of linen and towels is included for rentals of more than one week.

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZC 88

2017 Season Dates Week Fortnight
1st January to 4th August N/A N/A
5th August to 15th September 1,440 € 2,880 €
16th September to 31st December 1,170 € 2,340 €

ZC 88

2018 Season Dates Week Fortnight
Prices Pending --- ---

Notes

The villa is available for rental from August 2017.

Heating and an initial load of logs is included for winter rentals.

Security Deposit

A 350 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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Villa Location

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In the village of Gaucin (most facilities) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga)

Location

In the village of Gaucin (most facilities) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).

San Pablo de Buceite (basic facilities) 20 mins; Casares (most facilities) 25 mins; Jimena de la Frontera (most facilities) 30 mins.

Ronda 45 mins; Estepona 45 mins; Marbella 1 hr; Gibraltar 1¼ hrs; Málaga 1½ hrs; Tarifa 1½ hrs.

Jerez 2 hrs; Cádiz 2¼ hrs; Sevilla 2½ hrs; Granada 3 hrs; Córdoba 3 hrs.

Nearest Airports

Gibraltar 1 hr; Málaga 1½ hrs; Jerez 2 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 30 minutes away. Resort towns include Estepona (45 minutes) and glitzy, glamorous Marbella (under an hour).
  • Gibraltar, steeped in history, VAT free shops … and plenty of fish & chips is 1¼ hours away.
  • Tarifa on the southernmost point of Spain is 1½ hours from here. 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.
  • A taste of Morocco perhaps? The fast boat from Tarifa to Tangiers 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.
  • 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 2 hours.
  • Cádiz (2¼ hours) continues to evoke the romance, intrigue and mystery of centuries of trade (some legal, some not so) between Europe, Africa and the Americas.
  • One of Europe's most important wetland reserves and bird sanctuaries, the Doñana National Park, is a popular attraction for nature lovers (4 hours). Its enormous variety of bird species include everything from flamingos to imperial eagles.
  • A beautiful road winds over the spectacular mountains to Ronda (45 minutes), with its spectacular gorge and Spain's oldest bullring, Hemmingway’s favourite town in all of Spain.
  • 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!
  • The fantastic railway between Algeciras on the coast and Ronda, to the north, stops at the little pueblo of Colmenar (20 minutes away). One of Europe’s great short railway journeys, running through landscapes which offer constantly plunging and spectacular views, this is a remarkable and wonderful way to see some of Andalucía's best and most dramatic countryside.
  • There are a plethora of beautiful white villages and hilltop towns to explore and enjoy in the magnificent countryside of the Serranía de Ronda – Jimena de la Frontera, Casares and Genalguacil to name but a few.
  • Nearby National Parks include the fabulous Los Alcornocales Natural Park and 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".
  • Córdoba and Granada are both 3 hours drive from here

Activities

  • Guided and self-guided walking, horse riding, mountain biking and yoga are all available in or around Gaucín.
  • The village has an excellent municipal swimming pool, a tennis court and gymnasium.
  • For golf enthusiasts, there are at least 25 top quality golf courses (including Finca Cortesin, Valderrama, Sotogrande, and San Roque) within 50 minutes 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

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