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In the heart of delightful Gaucín village this spacious, comfortable town house achieves the
perfect balance between old and new, traditional and modern ...
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Two (one double, one twin bedded).
Small private swimming pool approx. 5 m x 3 m, 2 m deep.
In the village of Gaucín in the Ronda Mountains region (Province of Málaga).
From 1,170 € to 1,440 € per week.
In the heart of delightful Gaucín village, one of the most attractive of all the pueblos blancos, near its beautiful church and below the Moorish castle, this is an attractive, spacious and comfortable town house. A home which offers both character and style.
Not least of its advantages is that it is a real home - lived in and cared for by its English owners for most of the year. So it's fully equipped and properly maintained - as all real homes should be.
It becomes available for rental in the summer - when the owners are away.
The location is perfect, right in the centre of the village, just a stroll away from shops, bars and restaurants. Parking is usually available on the quiet little street outside or close by.
And views from here are spectacular, over the tiled village rooftops and the joyful countryside of the Genal river valley, all the way to the Mediterranean, Gibraltar and Morocco far away across the shimmering sea. It's one of the great views in Spain, a panorama of outstanding natural beauty.
Double wooden doors open from the street to the entrance hallway with the principal rooms leading off from here.
The huge living / dining room is delightful, a really relaxing and attractive space which makes the best of the fabulous southern views. Light floods in from double doors which open to little terraces outside.
It's a graceful room which has been furnished with excellent taste: a comfortable sofa and easy chairs are neatly gathered around the glass-fronted fireplace, paintings adorn the walls, quality furniture pieces, cheerful cushions, artefacts and lots of books all add colour and interest to a calm, gentle ambience.
The perfect place to settle down with a book or, if it takes your fancy, there's a flat-screen satellite TV, DVD and CD player. There's WiFi internet too.
Wide, wood-beamed archways open through at the back of the room to a neat and complimentary dining area with its very 21st Century dining suite sitting well on the lovely old terracotta floor tiles. This balance between old and new, traditional and modern, is one of the features which this house carries off really successfully.
The pretty kitchen leads off and its a good one too, with a light, bright and pleasingly contemporary style. You will want for nothing here, it's got the lot - a range cooker with double ovens, five-ring ceramic hob, fridge / freezer, dishwasher and plenty of work space. A little breakfast table is perfect to take a coffee (or a glass of wine, perhaps) whilst keeping an eye on things.
Doors open to steps which lead down through a quiet garden corner at the side (furnished with table and chairs) to the little swimming pool (5 m x 3 m) and its terrace surround. It's a classic town house back-garden pool, making the most of its fairly confined space between other houses.
What is remarkable about this one is how very private it is despite the close proximity of neighbouring properties. High perimeter walls surround the terrace and these are thickly clad with ivy to form an impenetrable barrier to even the most prying of eyes.
Which makes it a great spot for a cooling dip or two in the height of summer! The pool has water jets to add a bit of fun to your swims.
There's not a great deal of surround space but enough for some easy chairs and loungers. All in all a very attractive spot; it's just a shame that the photos on this page were taken in January, not exactly the best time of year to see it in all its summer glory.
The two bedrooms (one double with a queen-sized bed, the other with twin beds) lead off either side of the entrance hallway. They are good sized, homely rooms with quality beds and pleasant furnishings, their big windows offering views to the street outside.
A few steps around the corner will take you to a smart and very swish, modern bathroom with a power shower.
Stairs (which can be gated for little ones) lead down to the lower ground floor where the utility / laundry room leads through another spacious room (with a day bed but not too much else) and outside to the pool. There's a handy walk-in shower room too.
Returning to the living room, external stairs lead up from the furnished side terrace to the first floor terrace. And what a splendid terrace it is!
The views from here are amazing, taking in the whole vast panorama from the Crestellina Ridge in the east, the River Genil flowing through its beautiful valley below with Hecho mountain rising up on the other side of the village. Right across the horizon, the deep blue Mediterranean and the Rif Mountains of Africa beyond ...
It's a huge terrace with plenty of sun bathing space and good shady areas too, perfect for eating, drinking and making merry! There's a dining table and chairs, a little summer kitchen area (with fridge and sink), sun loungers and comfortable wicker sofas and chairs for relaxing. It's great.
The rest of this floor comprises the owners bedroom suite but this is not part of the rental. It will be closed for the summer.
Being in the village it's easy to stroll out to one of the excellent restaurants here, or to enjoy a drink and a tapa or two before dinner.
Gaucín is one of the classic white villages of Spain and has just about all the facilities you will need - small shops, a chemist, banks and, of course, several bars and restaurants.
There's plenty to do close at hand quite apart from enjoying the village and its wonderful views: this part of Andalucia is a paradise for walking, exploring, riding and bird watching. There is beautiful countryside in every direction.
It is also an ideal base for day trips to towns like Ronda, Jerez, Cádiz and Sevilla. There are delightful little villages to explore, Mediterranean beaches are half an hour's drive away; the Atlantic coast with its fine white sand and famous wind surfing is one and a half hours drive.
Quite simply, here you will enjoy all that is good in one of the great Spanish rural holiday destinations.
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).
Please, no smoking inside the villa.
Babies (under the age of two) are welcome, but the property is not suitable for small children due to the various steps up and down. Nor is it suitable for the elderly or anyone with wobbly legs.
Rentals for this property normally run from Saturday to Saturday in summer.
A weekly change of linen and towels is included for rentals of more than one week.
Heating and an initial load of logs is included for winter rentals.
A 350 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.
Gibraltar 1 hr; Málaga 1½ hrs; Jerez 2 hrs; Sevilla 2½ hrs.
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