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ZC 12

4 bedrooms, sleeps 6 or 8

Intimate, enjoyable, a great place to stay

Looking out to a heavenly panorama of mountain, hill and wooded slopes, this is an intimate, friendly holiday home, a great place to stay ...

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Review Icon"This place is simply captivating: we've loved every minute here"

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Review Icon"In twenty years of villa holidays in Europe I've never stayed at such a beautiful place as this one. We only wish we could have stayed for a month!"

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Review Icon"A homely oasis with the most stunning views: a very happy week at a warm and welcoming home. Lovely walks too..."

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Review Icon"What an amazing place. Peace, perfect peace"

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Review Icon"I couldn't have chosen a better place to celebrate my 50th birthday with my friends and family. Just purrrfect!"

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Four (two doubles, two twin bedded).

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Private swimming pool

circular, 7.5 m x 5.5 m, 1.5 m deep.

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At the top of the village of Montecorto in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).

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Sleeping 6 from 1,300 € to 1,760 € per week.

Sleeping 8 from 1,440 € to 1,760 € per week.

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Villa Description

A heavenly panorama

Private and very peaceful, it looks out from the forest to a majestic panorama of mountain, hill and wooded slopes.

At the very top of the village of Montecorto and looking out from the forest to a heavenly panorama of mountain, hill and wooded slopes, this is an intimate, enjoyable and friendly house, a great place to stay.

Built on several levels, it climbs up the mountainside above the village. From this lofty perch the views across to the Grazalema mountains are amazing!

Private and very peaceful, one enters to a cobbled patio and garden with a grand palm tree and the wonderful views.

The house has featured in several interior design magazines. There's something very satisfying in the way that all the rooms and outdoor spaces interlink as an organic whole.

Decorated in Andalusian/Moroccan style it is simple, yet stylish and southern, beautifully evoking the region's Moorish past.

A home from home

Decorated with tender loving care in authentic Andalusian / Moroccan style, it is warm, welcoming and well furnished.

An open hearth, whitewashed beams and terracotta tiles impart an authentic Andaluz flavour whilst warm colour washes, bright textiles and rugs collected in Asia, Africa and South America add spice and colour.

It's a real home-from-home - warm, welcoming and well furnished. The sitting room has French windows which open to the terraces (part shaded, part open) and the swimming pool below, with that wonderful view as a constant backdrop. It also houses an extensive collection of books on Spain, a CD player and a good selection of music. There is a computer too, (with 24 hour internet connection).

Alongside is the dining room which comfortably seats eight, opening through to the fully equipped kitchen (which also has it's own sitting area on a lower level).

French windows open from the living room to a covered patio, furnished with comfortable armchairs and sofas and a broad table. It’s the kind of place you could spend hours, enjoying meals, reading, sipping cold drinks ...

Sweet dreams

Bedrooms have the same colourful feel: linen is top of the range, mattresses too, and all are big on space.

Upstairs are three spacious bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms. One also has a small living room annexe.

All of the bedrooms have top-of-the-range mattresses, excellent linen and attractive bathrooms. They all look out to the Sierra de Grazalema. There are more books, bright bedspreads and kilims. Each bedroom is also equipped with a CD player of its own:

"Casablanca" is a double, reached by a steep wooden staircase. It has a gorgeous view and its own small sitting room. The sitting room is a real eagle's nest, decorated in a warm ochre wash. There is loads of hanging space in the wardrobe and tasteful lighting.

"Cadiz", in a separate wing, is the highest room in the house and is a twin. It has windows on three sides so is a really light room. There are framed black & white photographs and attractive applique lamps.

"Cuzco", in the same wing, is another spacious twin room. It too has windows on all three sides and has access to an almond-shaded terrace and from there, down to the pool.

"Cueva" is the fourth bedroom, located in a separate annexe of the house well away from other rooms. It is a double and has been decorated with framed prints from Morocco. It has access out to the terraces by the pool.

Delightful gardens

Almond, olive and orange trees, bamboo, jasmine, roses, bougainvillea, honeysuckle and an enormous palm tree. Plum and pomegranate too.

With the exception of "Cueva" which has a shower only, all the en-suite bathrooms have both a shower and a bath. Sinks are marble topped with masses of space for toiletries and there is attractive ceramic tiling and retro-style taps.

The pressure in the showers is excellent and there is plenty of hot water. There are heated towel rails. As well as a large overhead shower rose there is an additional 'telephone' shower as well, of course, as a large bath tub.

The house is surrounded by a mature garden where a beautiful round swimming pool has been sculpted into the terraced hillside. There are almond, olive and orange trees, bamboo, jasmine, roses, bougainvillea, honeysuckle and an enormous palm tree. Plum, palm and pomegranate too. It's delightful!

And although you are at the very top of the small village you see no other buildings, only the beautiful, craggy peaks of the distant mountains.

The best of both worlds

You can stroll down to the village shops and bars but, at the same time, you really feel away from it all here.

So you have the best of both worlds here: easy access to the village shops and bars yet, at the same time, you really feel away from it all.

The house feels much more like a home than a rental property. There is an incredible collection of books on Spain as well as masses of novels and other literature. The owner lived here for many years and has decorated the house with a great deal of tender loving care.

Montecorto is a little village of 950 people, with a couple of bar / restaurants, an easy pace of life and, of course, plenty of Andalusian good nature and bonhomie. There is a bank, chemists, post office, doctor's surgery and shops where you can buy most essentials.

In Ronda (just 20 minutes away) there are a number of larger supermarkets as well as other interesting shops and, of course, masses of excellent restaurants. A short drive away, in Zahara, is the excellent 'Al Lago' restaurant.

A great place to stay

"We had a wonderful holiday in Montecorto. The villa was seductive, charming, relaxing and very beautiful. A very BIG thank you!"

Quite apart from the wonderful countryside all around and the natural treasure-trove of the nearby National Park, it's also an ideal location for exploring much of the best that Andalucía has to offer. Apart from Ronda, of course, Grazalema and the other pueblos blancos of Cádiz province are close at hand, and it's not so far, either to Sevilla, Gibraltar and the wonderful beaches of both the Atlantic coast and the Mediterranean Sea.

Delightful local lady, Paqui, looks after the house. Unless you prefer not to be disturbed, she cleans, irons and keeps everything neat and tidy for you, every weekday (two hours daily). And not least of the many attractions here are "Paqui's raciones", authentic Spanish tapas, which you can order in the mornings (Mondays to Fridays) and she will have them ready for you, freshly cooked and delicious, later in the day.

She can also cook a full 3 course meal (minimum 4 people) which will be served to you at your candlelit dining table. Paqui uses organically grown vegetables from her husband's vegetable plot and prepares delicious soups as well as meat and fish dishes.

She will serve you at dinner and clean up once coffee has been served in the sitting room or beneath the stars on the terrace.

All in all, an exceptional holiday property. As confirmed by client comments such as, "We had a wonderful holiday in Montecorto. The villa was seductive, charming, relaxing and very beautiful. A very BIG thank you!"

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa


Ground Floor

  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Internet annexe
  • Various shaded and sun terraces (furnished)
  • Garden

First Floor

  • 3 bedrooms :
    • "Casablanca" : double with en-suite bathroom (shower and bath tub) and with a living room annexe (with balcony)
    • "Cadiz" : twin (the beds can be pushed together) with en-suite bathroom (shower and bath tub)
    • "Cuzco" : twin (the beds can be pushed together) with en-suite bathroom (shower and bath tub). Access to an shaded terrace and from there, down to the pool.
  • Note that "Cadiz" and "Cuzco" are in a different wing of the house from "Casablanca".

Lower Annexe

  • 1 bedroom :
    • "Cueva" : double with en-suite bathroom (shower only, no bath tub) and with a small annexe (with a single bed) and access out to a terrace by the pool.



  • Satellite TV (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 / Radio
  • All bedrooms also have CD players plus a selection of music
  • iMac computer with broadband internet connection
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)
  • Books and CD's


  • 2 wood burning stoves
  • Electric Radiators
  • Fans in all bedrooms
  • Washing Machine, Tumble dryer, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hairdryer
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request)


  • Gas Oven
  • Gas hob (4 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Blender, Coffee pot
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery
  • There is also a fridge on the terrace


  • Filtered swimming pool (circular, approx. 7.5 m x 5.5 m, 1.5 m deep)
  • Pool terrace
  • Sun beds, sun shades
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Garden




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)

The house is built on several different levels and so there are a number of stairs, making it unsuitable for toddlers or the handicapped

Please, no smoking indoors

When the house is rented for just six people, (see prices below), the fourth bedroom "Cueva" will be closed off

Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday

Prices are inclusive of two hours of morning housekeeping (from 10 until 12 noon, Monday to Friday). You’re under no obligation to make use of this free service, but almost everybody appreciates the way Paqui sweeps the terraces and makes the beds.



She can also prepare a wide range of 'tapas' for you - these are made in her own home and then delivered to you for your lunch or dinner (payable locally)

She can also cook and serve a full 3 course meal (minimum of 4 people) payable locally

And can provide babysitting (payable locally)

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZC 12

2023 Season Dates Sleeping 6
per week
Sleeping 8
per week
6th January to 24th February January to 03rd March 1,300 € 1,440 €
25th February to 27th October 1,760 € 1,900 €
28th October to 05th December 1,300 € 1,440 €
06th December to 07th January 2024 1,760 € 1,900 €

ZC 12

2024 Season Dates Week Fortnight
Prices Pending --- ---

Special Offer

Special Offer:

Offering a 10% discount on any booking for April, May and from 10th to 17th June


In low season there are discounted prices for six (or less) guests

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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Villa Location

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At the top of the village of Montecorto (basic facilities) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga)


In the village of Montecorto (simple shopping, bar / restaurants, bank, pharmacy etc.) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).

Ronda (all facilities) 15 mins; Zahara de la Sierra (one excellent restaurant) 20 mins; Grazalema (most facilities) 20 mins; Arcos de la Frontera (all facilities) 1 hr.

Jerez 1½ hrs; Sevilla 1½ hrs; Marbella 1½ hrs; Cádiz 1¾ hrs; Málaga 1¾ hrs; Gibraltar 2¼ hrs; Tarifa 2½ hrs.

Costa del Sol 1½ hrs; Costa de la Luz 2 hrs.

Granada 2½ hrs; Córdoba 2½ hrs.

Nearest Airports

Jerez 1½ hrs; Sevilla 1½ hrs; Málaga 1¾ hrs; Gibraltar 2¼ 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.


  • For trips out, you are spoilt for choice. Hemingway's favourite town in all Spain, Ronda, with its extraordinary gorge dividing the old and new quarters, is just 15 minutes away. With its mansion houses, quaint narrow streets, museums and art galleries and Spain's oldest bullring, it is well worth visiting.
  • Here you are on the doorstep of 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".
  • Houses are meticulously whitewashed to a state of pristine splendour, a dazzling contrast to the brightly coloured flowers which fill the streets and the ochres of their rocky mountain perches. Beautiful villages which demand you to slow down a pace or two.
  • Take the dramatic little mountain road from Zahara which climbs high into the mountains and on to Grazalema. From here you can head west, crossing right over the magnificent sierras, thickly forested with cork oak and Spanish fir, to Arcos de la Frontera on the other side.
  • A visit to La Cueva de la Pileta cave to see its 25,000 year old troglodyte paintings is another must.
  • On the wide, blue waters of the Embalse de Zahara (it's a reservoir but you would never know), you can swim or just enjoy the beautiful views all around from one of the little bars which open up in summer on the lake shore.
  • For something completely different, Sevilla takes 1½ 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!
  • 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 1¼ hours.
  • Cádiz (1¾ hours) continues to evoke the romance, intrigue and mystery of centuries of trade (some legal, some not so) between Europe, Africa and the Americas.
  • Beyond lie mile upon mile of magnificent white beaches on Spain's Atlantic coast, La Costa de la Luz.
  • Córdoba and Granada are both 2½ hours drive from here.


  • There are few better places in Europe than the Sierra de Grazalema to enjoy walking and hiking. We recommend "Walking in Andalucía" by Guy Hunter-Watts which includes six fabulous walks in the nearby countryside. The wonderful mountain terrain is equally facinating for twitchers, especially for spotting the big raptors.
  • The adventurous may want to try their hand at hang gliding or paragliding from Sierra de Lijar, just up the road at Algodonales. The village recently staged the World Paragliding Championships and is home to a number of paragliding schools with courses for beginners as well as tandem flights.
  • Horse trekking into the high sierra can be arranged at local stables.
  • Bicycle hire is easily arranged in Ronda. There are excellent cycle ways in the area including the Via Verde which runs along an abandoned railway line as well as far more challenging tracks for mountain biking.
  • Different water sports are on offer on the Zahara lake. Swimming is also possible at a number of secluded coves along the lakeside.
  • There is no more thrilling way of viewing the Ronda mountains than from a balloon. End your once-in-a-lifetime flight with a champagne breakfast overlooking Ronda’s old town.

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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Montecorto (700 inhabitants, altitude 490 metres) which means "little mountain" is built on a forested hillside just 20 minutes from Ronda.

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