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.
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.
The garden and it's sparkling pool are just made for lazing around in. With the barbecue, even making meals is fun.
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.
The cottage comes with air conditioning and gas central heating, so you'll be comfortable whatever the season.
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.
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.
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.
|2023 Season Dates||Sleeping 2|
|9th January to 9th May||1,030 €||1,150 €|
|9th May to 27th June||1,190 €||1,330 €|
|27th June to 29th August||1,740 €||1,930 €|
|29th August to 19th September||1,190 €||1,330 €|
|19th September to 12th December||1,080 €||1,200 €|
|12th December to 10th January 2023||1,290 €||1,430 €|
In open countryside, 10 minutes walk from Gaucin (most facilities) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).