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ZC 100

3 or 4 bedrooms, sleeps 6 to 8 + 2 children

A Perfect Family Holiday Retreat


Not only is it a gorgeous spot with views far, wide and handsome, but it is also private and peaceful.

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Private swimming pool

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In open countryside, 10 minutes' drive from the village of Gaucín in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).

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From 0000 € to 0000 € per week.

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Villa Description

Whatever the time of year, this is a natural paradise,

A quality holiday villa in lovely countryside



Owned by a family from Gaucin, this working Finca has been converted into their family summer house. Now the children have grown the house has been made available for rental during the summer months, it’s not luxury, but it's bright and cheerful with a genuinely Spanish country atmosphere.The house is pleasantly unpretentious and welcoming,  although the setting must be one of the most privileged rural settings in Andalucia.

Neat and attractive inside, it's outside that's the place to be!

A very relaxing, completely rural spot!

This is a place where you will feel at peace with the world

Just half an hours drive from the coast and 10 minutes drive from the charming whitewashed village of Gaucin, this Finca guards a panorama that sweeps over a landscape of oak, cork trees, craggy peaks, valleys and meadows to the faraway sea with Gibraltar usually visible in the distance.

The property is reached by a narrow country track, just 5 minutes drive from the Gaucin to Manilva road, through large metal gates and into a farmland of grape vines, orange, lemon, almond, fig and many other fruit bearing trees.



A perfect base

The countryside is water.

Sunny, warm and open to the wide blue sky, the perfect place for anyone who want to relax in peace and harmony – far away from the rush of the modern world yet still within easy driving distance of interesting towns and villages for a day or an evening out.

At the front of the house the entrance porch, generous with an eye-catching tile-topped table, large enough to seat all the family and more.  A fine spot to enjoy any meal of the day or just to sit back and enjoy the scenery.

Although the  house does have a "grand" main entrance through a typical Spanish courtyard and into the living room, I think you will be using the porch entrance, entering directly into a large inviting kitchen.  A well equipped kitchen with all you will need to whip up some delicious summer meals.

From the kitchen a door leads through to the master double bedroom with  an ensuite shower room.

The other door from the kitchen leads into the living room, the walls built in exposed stone and brick,  large sofas arranged around the fire place, this is the place to spend the cooler winter evenings.



Views encompass the wonderful mountain beauty all around extending down to Gibraltar and the Rif Mountains of Morocco beyond.


From the living room a short passage leads to the other two downstairs bedroom - one double and one twin. The second bathroom is also reached from this passageway.

Stairs lead up to a spacious attic room, ideal for the larger children of the family (the stairs have no railing) - This room has two singles and a small double bed. From here a door opens onto a furnished roof terrace, with the most wonderful, ever-changing  views, sweeping across the Genal Valley, towards Sierra Crestellina to the east and south to Gibraltar, the Mediterranean and North Africa beyond....


All very "Andaluz"

The ambience is delightfully casual..


Stratigically placed, just along side the house, offering complete privacy, the pool itself is not enormous but certainly large enough for all the family to dip, refresh and enjoy the delights of long summer days by the pool –

The pool area is kept in true Andaluz style, surrounded by many bright couloured potted geraniums, palm leaves rustling in the breeze, parasols, sun loungers….and if you want to enjoy a snack out of the sun, there’s a covered bar area, complete with bar stools, a double sink, a drinks fridge... It's the perfect place for a refreshing drink, or preparing a snack, while children play in the pool. There’s also a large stone barbecue and an annex building with a washing machine and sink.


Such joy

There are so many things to do and see from here. Magnificent countryside to enjoy and delightful pueblos to explore

In the midst of all this glorious, peaceful countryside, this is one of the most beautiful settings in Andalucía. You will probably be reluctant to venture out, but when you do, you will be delighted by the wealth of things to see and do around and about.

The Mediterranean coast is an easy 30 minutes drive from the villa. 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 45 minutes.

Heading inland, the timeless beauty of some of Spain's most impressive Natural Parks awaits you, with lots of other charming towns and villages to discover along the way. Gaucín, just 10 minutes drive, 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.

If you are energetic, it's a 3 km walk into Gaucín village, one of the prettiest in all Spain. It still retains its old-world Spanish charm, a delightful tangle of narrow, twisting streets filled with flowers. Add a sophisticated touch here and there (including some excellent little restaurants), close proximity to some of Andalucía's best attractions and its enduringly spectacular views and you have one of the great Spanish rural holiday destinations. Standing high above the village are the remains of its old Moorish castle, Castillo del Aguila (the Eagle's Castle).

The country lane, heading north-west from Gaucin will take you deep down into the valley and to the little pueblo of Colmenar which also has a couple of more-than-decent restaurants.

It is also known as Estación de Gaucín because the fantastic railway between Algeciras on the coast and Ronda, to the north, stops here. Built by the British in the 1890's to enable Gibraltar's garrison officers to escape into the countryside from the coastline's summer heat, it is one of Europe’s great short railway journeys, running through landscapes which offer constantly plunging and spectacular views. Well worth a day out!
Perhaps you will be tempted to try a taste of Morocco - the fast boat from Tarifa to Tangiers takes just 40 minutes. Great fun and a completely different world …

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa


Ground floor

  • Entrance courtyard patio
  • Living room
  • Kitchen/Dining room
  • Bathroom with bath and shower


3 bedrooms :

    • (1) Master bedroom with king sized double en-suite bathroom ( shower, wc, basin)
    • (2) Double bedroom
    • (3) Twin bedroom
  • Utility room
  • covered porch with dining area
  • Pool terrace (furnished)

First floor

  • 1 bedroom:
    • (4) Large bedroom with one double bed and two singles - with private furnished terrace.





  • Glass fronted wood stove in the living room
  • Washing Machine, iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hair dryer
  • Cot and highchair available (on request)


  • Gas hob (4 rings)
  • Ovens (electric)
  • Microwave
  • Amerincan-style Fridge / Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, juicer, kettle, coffee machine
  • Cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery


  • Filtered saltwater swimming pool (6.5m x 3.5m, 1.5 m deep with entry steps)
  • poolside bar with sink, fridge, cutlery, crockery, utensils
  • Pool terrace
  • Night lighting for pool (manual) and garden around
  • Sun beds
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Charcoal barbecue
  • Electric gated entrance
  • Parking


This property is only available for rental during the summer months, the pool will be open during the rental season.

Pets not allowed.

Please, no smoking indoors (and please take great care outside too, in the dry summer months with cigarettes, barbecue and candles).

Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday.

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

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Prices and Seasons

ZC 100

2023 Season Dates Sleeping 6
per week
Sleeping 8
per week
1st January to 5th May N/A € N/A €
6th May to 1th July 1,750 € 3,500 €
1th July to 1st September 2,380 € 4,760 €
2nd September to 6th October 1,750 € 3,500 €
7th October to 31st December N/A € N/A €

ZC 100

2024 Season Dates Sleeping 6
per week
Sleeping 10
per week
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, 5 km from Gaucin (most facilities) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga)


In open countryside, 5 km from Gaucin (most facilities) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).

19 km from San Pablo de Buceite (basic facilities); Jimena de la Frontera (most facilities) 40 mins.

Ronda 55 mins; Estepona 45 mins; Marbella 1 hr; Gibraltar 1 hrs; Málaga 1½ hrs; Tarifa 1½ hrs.

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


  • 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


  • 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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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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