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ZC 78

2 bedrooms, sleeps 2 or 4

A divine little cottage, pretty as a picture!

Traditional character, attractive furnishings and good taste are combined to excellent effect in this lovely little cottage. It's charming ...

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Two (one double, one twin bedded which can be made up as a double if preferred).

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N/A; no swimming pool.

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In the village of Gaucín in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).

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Sleeping 2 from 465 €  to 575 € per week.

Sleeping 4 from 515 €  to 645 € per week.

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Villa Description

Soft, relaxing colours

With terracotta floors, hand glazed tiles and wood-beamed ceilings it evokes all the character of Southern Spain.

This is a divine little cottage near the foot of pretty Gaucín village.

Although recently built it has the distinctive, traditional character of Southern Spain, with terracotta floors and hand glazed tiles, wood-beamed ceilings and soft, relaxing colours and furnishings.

Pretty as a picture inside, it also has a beautiful walled patio garden at the rear and a roof terrace with fantastic views over the village, the castle and the valley.

An antique wooden door opens from the quiet little street (only the occasional car passes by) to a delightful country cottage kitchen. Fully fitted with a gas hob, electric oven, fridge and a small dishwasher, it's an attractive and welcoming space, a pleasurable place to cook in.

Behind is the living / dining room, furnished with equally good taste to create a calm yet colourful, relaxing ambience.

A comfy sofa and cushioned bench seating are arranged around the wood burning stove (several electric heating panels around the house also make this very suitable for winter holidays).

Dappled shade

The delightful patio garden at the rear is as secluded and peaceful as can be behind its its high, white-washed, rustic walls.

There's a music system and a small TV which receives Freeview programmes via satellite, plus DVD and video players. Soft light filters in through the French doors which lead through to the patio garden.

And what a charming courtyard garden it is! With its high, white-washed, rustic walls and glorious greenery, it's as secluded and peaceful as can be.

Flowering shrubs climb up the old, irregular walls, pretty plant pots provide more colour lower down. Sunshine filters through the foliage here and there. A magical little Mediterranean garden, relaxing and totally private.

Just outside the living room, under the shade of a plant-covered canopy, there's a Moroccan tiled table which seats six, a great spot where you can dine in the fresh air, looking out onto the patio, birds singing happily in the trees all around.

And … plenty of sun

The sunny roof terrace offers fantastic views over the village, the castle and the valley below. On clear days, you will be able to see across the sea to Morocco.

The pretty, twin bedroom is on the first floor with a railed balcony overlooking the garden below. This is furnished with bamboo chairs and a little table. Beds can be made up as a double, if preferred.

On this floor there is also an attractive blue and white bathroom (with shower over a full bathtub) and a laundry area with a washing machine and tumble dryer.

The master, double bedroom is on the second floor with views to the street from the double doors which open to its two balconies. As everywhere else in this lovely home, attractive furnishings, many of them antiques or artistic Moroccan pieces, colourful rugs and the calm, pastel colour scheme make it all quite delightful.

There's a shower room on this floor, and the terrace too. Here you can watch the sun setting over the tiled roof tops of the village and, on clear days, you will be able to see across the Mediterranean to Morocco. There's a table and chairs here, a couple of loungers and … plenty of sun.

Time for a tapa, or two?

It's just a couple of minutes walk from here to the restaurants, bars and shops of the village.

It's just a couple of minutes walk from here to the restaurants, tapas bars and shops of the village. Gaucín is one of Spain's most beautiful pueblos blancos, spectacularly situated on a mountain ridge, 629 meters above sea level.

Views are breathtaking, over the Genal valley to Gibraltar, the Mediterranean and Morocco. Gaucín is not only very pretty, it is also very well situated. Surrounded by nature reserves like the Sierra de Grazalema, Los Alconorcales and the Sierra de las Nieves, there's plenty of wonderful walking and wildlife.

A beautiful 45 minute drive will take you across the mountains to Ronda, brimming with history and interest. The Mediterranean, with its many beaches, golf courses and lively marinas is less than 30 minutes away. If you wish, visit a different world, just take a boat trip across the Straits to Tangiers in North Africa.

Other scenic drives will take you to Sevilla, Jerez or Cadiz.

And back, of course, to this lovely, happy little cottage with its character and charm!

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa


Ground Floor

  • Kitchen
  • Living / dining room
  • Shaded dining terrace
  • Patio Garden

First Floor

  • Twin bedroom (can be made up as a double if preferred) with furnished, railed terrace
  • Bathroom (shower over bath tub)
  • Utility area

Second Floor

  • Master (double) bedroom with balconies
  • Shower room
  • Sun terrace (furnished)



  • Flat screen TV with Satellite (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
  • Docking Station for iPods
  • WIFI (Bring your own laptop or device)


  • Wood burning stove in the living room
  • Electric wall panels
  • Portable Fans
  • Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (but not pool towels)
  • Hairdyer
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request)


  • Electric Oven
  • Gas hob (4 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / Freezer
  • Small dishwasher
  • Toaster, Juicer, Kettle, Coffee machine
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery


  • Garden
  • Sunbeds
  • Terrace furniture






This property does not accept bookings of less than one week, but rental start and finish days can be flexible out of high season.

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Villa Prices

Prices and Seasons

ZC 78

2021 Season Dates Sleeping 2
per week
Sleeping 3/4
per week
1st January to 30th June 520 € 570 €
1st July to 30th September 590 € 640 €
1st October to 30th December 520 € 570 €

ZC 78

2022 Season Dates Sleeping 2
per week
Sleeping 3/4
per week
Prices Pending --- ---


Prices are dependent on the number of guests staying.

In winter months, firewood can be purchased locally for approximately €12 per sack.

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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ZC 78

Availability 2023

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Villa Location

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In the village of Gaucin (most facilities) in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga)


In the village of 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.

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

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