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ZC 95

3 / 5 bedrooms, sleeps 6 / 8 and 2 children

Enjoy the very best of Andalucia

Set amid 10,000 m2 of woodland grounds, this imaginatively designed and very comfortable villa has one of the most beautiful settings in Andalucía ...

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Bedrooms

Four (one master suite with a childrens bedroom downstairs; a double bedroom on the galley floor above), one double and two twin bedded).

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Pool

Private swimming pool

8 m x 4 m, 1.5 m deep.

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Location

In open countryside, 5 km from the village of Casares in the Western Costa del Sol region (Province of Málaga).

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From £1,220 to £2,490 per week.

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Villa Description

A beautiful setting

With the mountain peaks of La Sierra Bermeja climbing up majestically behind the villa, the south facing views across the valley of La Acedia are fabulous.

Facing south and looking over glorious countryside, this villa has one of the most beautiful settings in Andalucía. It stands alone on a thickly wooded hillside, the mountain peaks of La Sierra Bermeja climbing up majestically behind.

Far from the madding crowd on the Costa del Sol it is, nevertheless, just twenty minutes from here to Mediterranean beaches.

Designed by an award-winning architect who really understood what living in Spain is all about, it's a classic example of his unique, creative style.

The south facing views across the fertile valley of La Acedia are fabulous and the villa takes full advantage of them; wherever you are in the house, huge glass doors open to the beautiful scenery all around.

Flair and imagination

Split-level rooms, clever use of light and space, planted areas indoors and wood-beamed ceilings are just some of the attractive features.

Its design makes full use of all the architect's skills and intimate knowledge of Mediterranean lifestyle.

Lofty double-story ceiling heights, open archways and stepped floor levels give the interiors a really spacious feel. Split-level rooms, clever use of light and space, planted areas indoors and wood-beamed ceilings are just some of the features which make it such a distinctive and attractive property.

A very relaxing house, it offers flair and imagination yet is splendidly practical at the same time. It not only looks good, it feels good, too.

You can see other luxury villas dotted around and about in the Valley (this is one of the prime locations anywhere on the Costa del Sol) but there are no near neighbours, just sublime nature, picture-postcard views and birdsong to keep you company!

A proper home

Satellite TV and air conditioning throughout compliment quality furnishings, rugs, books and pictures.

One enters the 10,000 m2 private hillside estate through electric gates and a short driveway takes you up to the house. Completely secluded, shrouded in mature oak trees, it gleams white, bright and welcoming in the wonderful Andalusian sunshine.

Built on two levels, the main living room, a second lounge/TV room, the kitchen/diner and the master bedroom suite are on the higher floor with the other bedrooms on the floor below.

A proper home, it is equipped with quality furnishings, rugs, books and pictures. There are air conditioning / warm air heating units throughout.

The main living room is at the heart of the house, a relaxing space with comfortable sofas arranged around its huge and very stylish chimney, a satellite TV (free-to-view) alongside.

Under its high, wooden beamed ceiling this is a relaxing and serene space. It opens at the front through full length, retractable glass doors to the terrace outside and the wonderful views.

A few steps will take you up to the wide gallery which runs along the length of the main living room behind the chimney and connects through to the other rooms on this floor.

To one side is the welcomingly rustic and very ample kitchen / dining room which is fully equipped with everything one could need: an eye-level oven, 5 ring hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave et al and plenty of work space too. The antique wooden dining table will comfortably seat eight.

Needless to say, doors open through to a covered dining terrace outside (which also connects through to the main terrace area) and the beautiful nature and rolling hillside views beyond.

On the other side of the living room is a second, smaller sitting room / TV lounge. At a higher level it looks down through an open archway to the main living space below. Equally comfortable, with its black leather armchairs, open fireplace and a second TV, it's a light and airy room which looks out to the countryside through balcony windows. It also features a splendid palm which spreads itself joyously over an entire wall.

Picture windows

Wherever you are in the house, huge glass doors and picture windows open to the beautiful scenery all around.

Beyond, at the far end of the house, is the vast and really beautiful master bedroom suite. Floors here are of highly polished wood. It's two bedrooms in one really, as there is a lovely bedroom suite down below as well as the double bedroom on the galley floor above (accessed by wooden steps).

If a little unusual (as it's half open-plan in design), its a distribution which will suit a couple who want their small children to be with them in the same room.

Both have private terraces and make the most of the splendid views. In the higher, galley bedroom, the double picture windows are a fabulous feature which guarantee that you will wake up one of the most fantastic vistas imaginable.

Both bedroom areas are also open-plan to the gorgeous bathroom / dressing room area with its splendid sunken jacuzzi bath, planted areas, windows, mirrors, wood and marble. It's big and it's beautiful!

Many a happy hour

You will, no doubt, spend many a happy hour enjoying the azure blue waters of the swimming pool amid the splendid, leafy greenery all around.

Two of the downstairs bedrooms (one double, one twin with the beds pushed together) also have en-suite bathrooms.

Alongside is another huge room, once the children's playroom but which now provides an extra bedroom if required - or preferred - perhaps by children who want their own adventure playground to live in. There are books, a writing desk, a sofa and two single beds. Note that this bedroom doesn't have en-suite facilities yet.

All of the downstairs rooms have double doors which open to, and look out to the leafy greenery all around, meadows and rolling hillsides beyond. The lower floor also has its own independent access.

Just a few metres from the villa on a wide, grassy bank with gorgeous views is the swimming pool (8 m x 4 m, 1.5 m deep). You will no doubt spend many a happy hour here enjoying the azure blue waters amid the splendid leafy greenery all around.

Between the sea and the sierras

Here you can choose between the beaches, fun and frolics of the Costa del Sol or the timeless beauty of some of Andalucía's most stunning countryside.

Deep in the picturesque sweep of the Azedia Valley, the location is superb too, lying between the Mediterranean Sea and the pretty white village of Casares, both of them just ten minutes drive away.

So you can choose between the beaches, fun and frolics of the Costa del Sol, or the timeless beauty of some of inland Andalucía's most stunning countryside and charming towns and villages. Nearby Casares, Gaucín, Jimena de la Frontera, Genalguacil and, further to the north, delightful old Ronda and the mountain village of Grazalema are all attractive, lovely places, well worth visiting.

The beaches of the western reaches of the Costa del Sol, the nearest to the villa, are much less "touristy" and less congested than those further east. It is still possible to find swathes of empty golden sand here. Estepona is the nearest of the resort towns on the coast, a little more than fifteen minutes away. Marbella, with all its glitz and glamour, and Gibraltar, take 40 minutes.

There are lots of lovely walks in the area and there are horse riding stables nearby too. For golf enthusiasts, there are at least 25 top quality golf courses (including Valderrama, Sotogrande, and San Roque) within 30 minutes drive. Highly recommended is "Finca Cortesin", host to the Volvo Masters Matchplay Championships, less than ten minutes away from the villa.

Locally, three roadside ventas are within five minutes drive from the villa, offering good, simple home cooking. "Arroyo Hondo", on the way to Casares, is highly recommended.

The great historic cities of Andalucía, Sevilla, Granada and Córdoba are between two and three hours drive.

Whatever your preference, here you are ideally situated between the sea and the sierras, the perfect place to enjoy the very best of Andalucía.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa

Distribution

Upper Level (open plan and on split levels)

  • Living room
  • Sitting Room
  • Kitchen / Dining Room
  • Semi open-plan Master Bedroom Suite (twin bedroom downstairs; double bedroom on the galley floor above; dressing room / bathroom with sunken bath and shower)
  • Various furnished terraces, some shaded
  • Gardens and grounds

First Floor

  • 2 bedrooms :
    • 1 double with en-suite bathroom (shower over bath tub)
    • 1 twin bedded (beds pushed together) with en-suite bathroom (shower over bath tub)
  • Children's Room (with two single beds)
  • Laundry Room

Facilities

Entertainment

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

Amenities

  • Open fireplaces in the living room, TV lounge and in the lower bedroom part of the Master Suite
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  • Air Conditioning / Warm Air Heating units throughout
  • Washing Machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hair dryer
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request)

Kitchen

  • Eye-level Electric Oven
  • Gas hob (5 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee pot
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery

Outdoors

  • Filtered swimming pool (8 m x 4 m, 1.5 m deep) with underwater lighting
  • Pool terrace and lawned surround
  • Sun beds
  • Sun shades
  • Night lighting
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Gardens & Estate grounds
  • Parking
  • Security Gates

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)

There are two cats living on the estate so the villa shouldn't be rented by anyone who is allergic to cats

On a hillside, there are some steep banks and 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

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

Additional cleaning is available, on request (payable locally)

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Security Deposit

A 200 pound 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 open countryside, 5 km from Casares (most facilities) in the Western Costa del Sol region (Province of Málaga)

Location

In open countryside, 5 km from Casares (most facilities) in the Western Costa del Sol region (Province of Málaga).

Costa del Sol beaches 15 mins; Gaucín (most facilities) 25 mins.

Estepona 25 mins; Marbella 40 mins; Gibraltar 40 mins; Tarifa 50 mins; Ronda 1 hr; Málaga 1¼ hrs.

Jerez 1¾ hrs; Cádiz 2 hrs; Sevilla 2½ hrs; Granada 2¾ hrs; Córdoba 3 hrs.

Nearest Airports

Gibraltar 40 mins; Málaga 1¼ hrs; Jerez 1¾ 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 10 / 15 minutes away. Resort towns include Estepona (25 minutes) and glitzy, glamorous Marbella (40 minutes).
  • Gibraltar, steeped in history, VAT free shops … and plenty of fish & chips is also a 40 minute drive from here.
  • Tarifa on the southernmost point of Spain is less than an hour away. 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.
  • 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 1¾ hours.
  • Cádiz (2 hours) continues to evoke the romance, intrigue and mystery of centuries of trade (some legal, some not so) between Europe, Africa and the Americas.
  • There are a plethora of beautiful white villages and hilltop towns to explore and enjoy in the magnificent countryside of the Serranía de Ronda – Gaucín and Genalguacil to name just a couple.
  • And, of course, Casares, just five kilometres away. Because of its stunning setting, perched precariously on the side of a precipitous sandstone buttress, it is known as the "hanging village", one of the most photographed villages in Spain.
  • It is steeped in history with its Roman baths and aqueduct still in place. Climb to the castle at its very top, where the Moors held out against the Catholic troops surrounding the town, and enjoy the breathtaking view clear across the sea to Africa.
  • Talking of which, the fast boat from Tarifa to Tangiers in Morocco 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.
  • From Gaucín (25 minutes away) a beautiful road winds over the spectacular mountains to Ronda (45 minutes from Gaucín), with its spectacular gorge and Spain's oldest bullring, Hemmingway’s favourite town in all of Spain.
  • All around Casares, the beautiful scenery of the rugged Sierra Bermeja mountains provide a wonderful backdrop. The crags around Casares are home to a colony of Griffon vultures. These majestic birds, with a wing span of two metres, glide on the thermals high above countryside of deep gorges and pine forested ridges. The Sierra Crestellina Nature Reserve which lies alongside the village is a popular destination for birdwatchers and walkers.
  • Other National Parks not so far away include the fabulous Los Alcornocales Natural Park and, just to the north of Ronda, 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".
  • 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!
  • Córdoba and Granada are both within 3 hours drive from here.

Activities

  • There are excellent riding stables ten minutes from here which cater for all - experienced riders and complete novices alike. They will match you up with a horse and a ride to suit your requirements. Reviews are highly complimentary.
  • There's great walking too, with several marked routes through the delightful countryside.
  • Here you are in the heart of the "Costa del Golf" with at least 25 top quality golf courses (including Finca Cortesin, Valderrama, Sotogrande, and San Roque) all within half an hour's 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

Costa del Sol

The western Costa del Sol and its beautiful rural hinterland extends south from Marbella to the rocky British outpost of Gibraltar …
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Casares

A picture postcard village which clambers up a spectacular rocky outcrop just nine miles inland from the Costa del Sol …
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