ZC107 Cortijo cottage in Gaucín

Málaga, Ronda Mountains, Gaucín

A sun-filled cortijo cottage

This cute villa is as pretty as can be. And even better, Gaucín is only ten minutes' walk away.

What was once a small farm cottage is now a light, bright holiday home.

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Just up a track from Gaucín’s main road is this pretty cortijo cottage, sympathetically renovated to be a family holiday home. The dirt track to the cottage is less than a kilometre long and safe to walk, although at night you’ll probably need a little torch as it’s a country lane. All rooms in this property are on the ground floor.

The cottage was originally a lot smaller and the owners have extended it whilst at the same time keeping many rustic features. For example, the stone wall of the living room, seen here, was the old exterior wall. The kitchen and one double bedroom are part of the original cottage. Renovations were finished in 2006, the end result being the living room, the two bedrooms leading from it and of course, the swimming pool. The mix of old and new works very well and combines comfort with rural style.

What a delightful place to spend the day!

The garden and it's sparkling pool are just made for lazing around in. With the barbecue, even making meals is fun.

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The living room is a wonderful space to rest in, it’s high ceilings and tall windows create an airy, calm atmosphere. But if you prefer to relax outdoors, then by the pool, on a sunlounger, is the place to be.

At the pool side of the house is a brick built barbecue with a sink and tiled food preparation area. A circular table seating four with a sunshade is close by. The garden overlooks a quiet wooded area and a little lane, ideal for taking a stroll through the trees.

There is plenty of room for parking on the property. Outside and in front of the cottage is a night-lit pergola for al fresco dining with a table seating six and a canopied swing-seat. The house has a private entrance for guests direct to the property, there is another side entrance which goes to the owner’s adjacent stables that house his seven horses and an indoor riding arena. A track from the cottage goes past an organic vegetable garden to the stables. Guests are welcome to go and visit the horses.

Cool in summer, warm in winter

The cottage comes with air conditioning and gas central heating, so you'll be comfortable whatever the season.

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The kitchen/diner is in a typically rustic Andalucían style with its corner open fireplace, exposed ceiling beams and traditional curtains on the kitchen units. The kitchen facilities are modern though with an electric hob and oven, twin bowl sink, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. The dining table seats six.

The two main bedrooms are located off the living room. One bedroom has a small, fold-away bed which would be suitable for a child. Both of these bedrooms have en suite bathroom facilities as well as air-conditioning. One room has views to the garden, the other looks out onto the front of the house. The wrought iron bedheads are from a traditional gypsy’s forge in Córdoba.

The house has wifi internet and for winter rentals, gas central heating throughout .

Gaucín has more than it's fair share of good restaurants and cafés. Leave the car at home and sample their hospitality.

The third (and original) cottage bedroom is located off the kitchen and has air conditioning as well as a walk-in shower, bidet and basin. This bedroom is a double, although the antique, brass bedstead may, for modern-day guests’ dimensions, feel a little small. It would be ideally suited for two older children, or perhaps one full-sized adult.

Gaucín is one of the prettiest pueblos blancos of Andalucía. High inland from the Costa del Sol in the Serranía de Ronda, it really lives up to its name Balcon de Serranía the ‘balcony’ of this mountain range. Looking out towards the Mediterranean and North Africa, it has the most marvellous views, no wonder the Romans and the Moors wanted this settlement as a vantage point. The ruined ‘Eagle’s Castle’ at the top of the village was built by these civilizations and it’s worth the steep climb to pay it a visit.

More modern and useful amenities in the village include banks (with cash machines), pharmacies and supermarkets, as well as a good choice of eateries, including a delicatessen with regional products. For local colour there is a weekly market as well as the annual fiestas which take place in the first week of August and September.

But there’s not only Gaucín to explore. There are plenty of other Spanish sights to enjoy … Ronda is only 40 minutes’ drive away, as are the beaches of the Costa del Sol in the opposite direction.

This cottage is perfect for those who want to spend their days relaxing by the pool and be able to walk home after an evening out in the delightful village of Gaucín.

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Distribution

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All on one floor
  • Open-plan dining room / kitchen
  • Living room
  • 3 bedrooms :
    • 1 double with en suite bathroom (bath tub with shower over, bidet, wc, basin) with foldaway bed suitable for a child
    • 1 double with en suite bathroom (walk-in shower, bidet, wc, basin)
    • 1 double with en suite bathroom (walk-in shower, bidet, wc, basin)
  • Covered and night-lit, front dining terrace (furnished, with seating for six and canopied swing seat)
  • Garden, barbecue area and swimming pool
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All on one floor
  • Filtered swimming pool (8 m x 4 m, 1.2 – 1.9 m deep) and lawn surround
  • Brick built barbecue with sink
  • Sunbeds
  • Garden terrace furniture (table and chairs for four, parasol)
  • Private parking

Facilities

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Entertainment
  • Local Digital TV (Some programs can be seen in English)
  • DVD player, CD player
  • Wifi internet (bring your own laptop)
Amenities
  • Air conditioning in the three bedrooms
  • Gas central heating
  • Open fireplace in the living room and kitchen
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen
  • Electric oven
  • Electric hob (4 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, kettle, coffee making facilities
  • Washing machine, iron & board
  • Cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery
Holiday cottage in Gaucín to rent bbq

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 peak season but can be flexible so please ask.

There is no extra charge for summer air conditioning at this property.

Please, no smoking inside the cottage.

For winter rentals there is a supplement of 150 Euros per week for central heating, to be paid locally on arrival.

The owner provides an small amount of firewood for your arrival, but you can purchase more locally as and when needed.

For winter rentals there is a supplement of 150 Euros per week for central heating and in 2024 is 200 €. To be paid locally on arrival.

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.

Tourist Ref:

RB/VTAR/MA/01359

Location

In open countryside, 5 minutes walk from 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
Málaga, Ronda Mountains, Gaucín

Reviews

(6 reviews)
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Previous Guest

"We had a fantastic and relaxed holiday at ZC107 in Gaucín. the house offers a wonderful pool and a nice outdoor area for blog or a simple glass of wine. The location is in the countryside but only 5 minutes walk to Gaucín. The landlords are very kind and helpful and willing to please you at any time. We had a brilliant family holiday and would definitely stay again." John and Crys (May 2017
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Previous Guest

"Very nice house in Gaucín. We have a lovely stay in this beautiful house. Easy to reach the town of Gaucín but hidden in the foothill of the mountain. Amazing outdoor area and swimming pool. Everything worked out very well and we would just love to get back again!" Stephen (Aug 2017)
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Previous Guest

"Excellent séjour dans cette maison pleine de charmes, située au coeur des montagnes, avec un cadre exceptionnel pour les amoureux de la nature comme nous! Veritable hávre de paix pour pratiquer de belles rendonées, ou autres activités physiques en exterieur. Plusieurs commerces de proximité ainsi que des bars et restaurants avec vue imprenable sur le vallée, sont á deux pas de la maison. Un grand merci at María et Manolo pour leur accevil chaleureux et leur disponibilité on reviendre avec plaisir!" Unknown (Aug 2017)
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Previous Guest

"We have had a fantastic holiday in Gaucín and have totally fallen for the rustic charm of the house. We spent most of our days exploring the village and surrounding areas (mainly on foot!) followed by relaxing afternoons by the pool and evenings bbq'ing and dining al fresco. Thank you for a wonderful time, we hope to be back soon." Emily (Sep 2017)
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Previous Guest

"Absolutely wonderful! It is well-equipped, comfortable and well located. We have stayed here before, so we knew it would be just what we needed. Very relaxing and lovely to see the cat again!" Nick (Sep 2017)

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