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ZC 93

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

Spanish rustic with a contemporary twist

This cleverly designed villa makes the very best of its wonderful situation, hidden away in leafy seclusion, beautiful woodlands all around, and views to the Mediterranean and Africa beyond ...

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Bedrooms

Three (two doubles, one twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

12 m x 4 m, 1.0 - 1.4 m deep.

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Location

In open countryside, 1½ km from the village of Gaucín in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).

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Price

From 1,800 € to 2,980 € per week.

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Villa Description

Secluded and hidden

Just 1½ kilometres from pretty Gaucín village, the villa is very private, hidden away on its beautiful woodland estate.

Just below the classic pueblo blanco of Gaucín, this south-facing and very privately situated villa is hidden away in mature olive and pine woods.

Painted a pleasing rosy-pink outside, the villa is secluded and completely hidden from view by its leafy surrounds.

A ½ kilometre farm track leads off from the country road (which winds up from the coast to Gaucín), to the property's 3,000 m2 woodland estate and up to the graveled parking area to one side of the house (with space for three cars).

It enjoys one of the most fabulous views in southern Europe, stretching across the Genal Valley far below to the straits of Gibraltar, the Mediterranean Sea and the Rif mountains of Africa.

All around, the majestic scenery of the Serranía de Ronda provides brilliant brush strokes of colour and contrast.

Modern and minimalistic

Bright splashes of colour from bold fabrics and vivid modern art are beautifully set off by lovely, old wood beamed ceilings and terracotta floors.

Inside the style of the villa is a mix of traditional Spanish rustic with a contemporary twist. With bespoke internal doors crafted by a local artisan carpenter, Scandinavian furniture and a range of up to the minute gadgetry all complementing each other to perfection.

Antique ceiling beams and terracotta floor tiles combine with modern, minimalistic decor. It has been designed to take full advantage of the wonderful countryside all around and the spectacular views beyond.

The ground floor offers a huge, open-plan living space on different levels, steps between the rooms adding interest architecturally to the the layout.

Each of the rooms - the kitchen at one end, the dining room in the middle and the living room beyond - open through glass doors to a south-facing terrace which runs along the full length of the property. Wherever you are in the house, the natural splendour of its setting is always with you.

Seamless living

Light floods in through huge glass doors. Lovely nature is always just a couple of steps away.

A splendid and very clever feature are the two sets of sliding glass doors in the living room which simply disappear into the wall-space, making the room completely open to the great outdoors on both sides. Perfect for spring, summer and autumn, these open to the front terrace on one side and to the gorgeous swimming pool at the side of the house.

Here, three comfy, white sofas are gathered around an open fireplace and the satellite TV and DVD. There is central heating throughout most of the house, too. And if the TV is not your thing, then there are plenty of books to settle down with.

At the opposite end, the kitchen is thoroughly modern with all mod-cons (double oven, five-ring gas hob, American style fridge / freezer, dishwasher et al), The colour scheme here is black and white. The kitchen also has French windows which open to the southern terrace so it doesn't miss out on the views down the valley either!

The dining area in between features a huge wooden dining table which will comfortably seat ten and a wood burning stove under its lovely, old wooden beamed ceiling.

The ground floor is completed by a utility room at the back (which houses the washing machine and clothes dryer) and a guest W.C / shower room which is also easily accessed from the pool terrace.

From the dining area, stairs lead up to the bedroom suites. To the right is the master double bedroom suite, its ample space gloriously flooded with light from its two retractable glass sliding doors (just like those in the living room below it).

To the south these open to a private, railed balcony / terrace which has the very best views of all; to the side they look out over the pool to the wooded hillsides beyond.

A beautiful pool

The pool glistens gloriously blue in the sunshine. Here you are surrounded only by Andalusian countryside peace and harmony.

There is a walk-in dressing room and a lovely, blue and white tiled en-suite bathroom (with a shower over the bath tub). As elsewhere in the villa, vivid modern art and bright fabrics add bold splashes of colour against the predominantly white decor.

To the left, the stairs lead up to two smaller bedrooms (one double bedded, the other a twin). Neat and pretty, both have double shuttered doors which open to the southern views. The twin bedroom has its own small terrace. Both have en-suite bathrooms (with power showers over bath tubs).

The front terrace runs the entire length of the villa with a shaded dining area as well as lots of sunbathing space.

To the side of the house is the equally expansive terrace which wraps around the beautiful, 12 m x 4 m pool (with night lighting). A cane awning provides a shady spot from which to keep an eye on proceedings.

One grapefruit or two?

Mature woodlands of fig, olive, pine and fruit trees surround the property. Here you can pluck a lemon for your gin and tonic or a grapefruit for breakfast.

The mountainside all around is richly planted with mature fig, olive, pine and fruit trees. Here you can pluck a lemon for your gin and tonic or a grapefruit for breakfast (when in season, of course) … birdsong fills the air, the pool glistens gloriously blue in the sunshine and you are surrounded by nothing other than Andalusian countryside peace and harmony.

Well, almost … it is just possible to hear the traffic which passes by, from time to time, on the country road far down below the villa, but this didn't unduly disturb the idyllic scene when we were there. Nor has it ever had so much as a mention from our many clients who have enjoyed staying here.

The hillside on which the property is built is real mountainside so beyond the front terrace the land does fall away quite dramatically; there is plenty of protection from shrubs and trees but it would not be wise for a determined youngster to decide to explore beyond them.

So many things to see and do

The lovely village is a pleasant walk away. Even more agreeable on the way home as it's almost all downhill! Just one of many attractions here.

It is easily possible to walk from the villa to the village - and it's mostly downhill on your way home! Gaucín is one of the classic white village of Andalucía, as pretty as a postcard. Its narrow winding streets, hidden alleyways and spectacular views have long been an inspiration for painters and photographers. For a village of its size it has an excellent selection of little shops, restaurants and tapas bars.

There's plenty to do around and about. The mountain countryside of the Natural Parks which surround Gaucín is ideal for walkers, birdwatchers 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 beautiful beaches of La Costa de la Luz a little further, a 90-minute drive from here.

Perhaps you will be tempted to try a taste of Morocco - the fast boat from Tarifa to Tangiers takes just 40 minutes. Great fun, something totally different …

But maybe you will prefer simply to watch Africa from afar, from right here at this secluded and very comfortable villa.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

Ground Floor

  • An open plan living space which includes:
    • Fully-equipped kitchen with glass doors to the front terrace
    • Dining area which also opens to the front terrace
    • Living room which opens to both the front terrace and to the pool terrace
  • Utility Room
  • Guest bathroom with a shower
  • Furnished front terrace (partly shaded)
  • Pool terrace (partly shaded)
  • Grounds

First Floor

  • 3 bedrooms :
    • Master double bedroom (queen-sized bed) with an en suite bathroom (shower over bath tub), walk-in dressing room and private terrace
    • Twin bedroom with an en suite bathroom (shower over bath tub) and a small private terrace
    • Double bedroom with an en suite bathroom (shower over bath tub)

Facilities

Entertainment

  • Apple TV & Satellite TV (UK Channel Information)
    This property has access all the main UK channels and the usual myriad other channels, notably the Sky suite, the various international news channels and themed TV as well.
  • WiFi Internet throughout (bring your own devices)

Amenities

  • Open fireplace in the living room
  • Wood burning stove in the dining area
  • Central Heating throughout with the exception of the two smaller bedrooms (which have electric heaters)
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  • Portable Fans
  • Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Cot available (on request)

Kitchen

  • Double Electric Oven
  • Gas hob (5 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee pot
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery

Outdoors

  • Filtered swimming pool (12 m x 4 m, 1.0 m - 1.4 m deep) with underwater lighting
  • Pool terrace with modern outdoor seating
  • Night lighting
  • Pool shower
  • Sun beds
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Grounds
  • Parking

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)

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

There are some steep drops on the land in places. Although reasonably protected by shrubs and trees, access is not impossible - so due care should be taken with young children

Please, no smoking indoors

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

A welcome pack is provided on arrival

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZC 93

2017 Season Dates Week Fortnight
1st January to 17th March 1,800 € 3,600 €
18th March to 7th July 2,520 € 5,040 €
8th July to 25th August 2,980 € 5,960 €
26th August to 20th October 2,520 € 5,040 €
21st October to 15th December 1,800 € 3,600 €
16th December to 31st December 2,520 € 5,040 €

ZC 93

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

Security Deposit

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.

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In open countryside, 1½ km from Gaucin (most facilities) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga)

Location

In open countryside, 1½ km from Gaucin (most facilities) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).

Casares (most facilities) 25 mins; Jimena de la Frontera (most facilities) 35 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

Ronda Mountains

The wild and wonderful mountains which surround Ronda are spectacularly beautiful, a taste of much-touted 'Real Spain' …
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Gaucin

One of the classic Andalusian pueblos blancos, Gaucín is a beautiful white village perched on the crest of the Sierra del Hacho …
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