About the property
- House1291 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Luxury 2 bed 2 bath country villa on farmstead with large fenced pool near Ronda
A delightful luxury country villa within the grounds of a 200 year old Andaluz farmstead Casa Abuela is an exquisite high specification 2 bed 2 bathroom self-catering holiday let (sleeps 4+1). The self-contained holiday accommodation is set in 8 acres of private arable land. The exceptionally large 15 x 6 m pool is fully fenced, landscaped and private to the whole estate. This family friendly holiday home is tastefully decorated to a Moorish theme. Casa Abuela has been especially designed for wheelchair access. This unique letting is very comfortable, has all the mod-cons including central heating and is available all year around. Please note that Finca Retama farmstead has a second rental property, a 3 bed 2 bath farmhouse apartment, and therefore some of the facilities are shared when occupied.
Being of exceptionally high build quality and tastefully furnished throughout this two bedroom two bathroom villa has been designed for comfort and alfresco living: two sets of teak French doors open out onto the spacious and willow-shaded terrace which itself abuts the magnificent fully-fenced and landscaped 15x6 metre swimming pool. A hedge of mature pink roses provides privacy along the length of the terrace. There is natural slate underfoot and ornamental trees and hanging baskets to compliment the ambience.
Inside the owners have gone to considerable lengths to combine luxury with practicality. Villa Casa Abuela exudes Moorish charm after a trip to the souks of Rabat and Fez yielded intricate hand-woven flat-weave rugs; ceramic bowls; sinks and tiles; original artwork; glass lamps and much more besides.
The finest ‘Kashmir Gold’ granite surfaces the kitchen work areas below which all modern and new conveniences are housed. It is fully equipped with a 4 ring hob, separate oven, fridge and freezer, washing machine, microwave, toaster and kettle, and all the usual plates, pans and utensils expected of an up-market self-catering holiday let.
The generously-proportioned dining/relaxation area offers a cool respite from the hot Andalusian summers with comfortable sofas, hardwood furniture and inspired artistic touches.
The principal bedroom has a kingsize bed (which can easily be separated to form 2 singles) and it opens out onto the terrace through huge teak French doors and its over-sized en-suite wet room is partially tiled with small turquoise glass tiles (‘grasite’). There is a wide shower-head, sturdy handrails and a flip down seat…ideal for disabled clients.
In the second double bedroom (as in the principal one) the beds can easily be parted to provide two singles if required and, again, there is plenty of wardrobe space.
The second bathroom (next door to the second bedroom) serves the whole casita. The extra-wide bath has a shower attachment and is fully tiled.
There is also a double sofa bed in the sitting-room if needed together with a generous flat screen TV monitor, DVD player and free-to-air British TV channels.
Set in 8 acres of private arable land, Finca Retama Farmstead is abundant with apple, pear, quince, plum, peach, fig, and walnut trees. Please help yourself when in season.
On the south and east sides of the rental villa is a perfect alfresco dining terrace where a large and solid BBQ set is provided under the spacious and willow-shaded terrace which itself abuts the magnificent fully-fenced and landscaped 15x6 metre swimming pool. A hedge of mature pink roses provides privacy along the length of the terrace. There is natural slate underfoot and ornamental trees and hanging baskets compliment the ambiance.
The exceptionally large 15m pool is fully fenced, landscaped and private to the whole estate and is shared. Both luxury self-catering vacation rentals are tastefully decorated to a Moorish theme with plenty of Berber rugs, high quality hardwood furniture and fittings. Casa Abuela has been especially designed for wheelchair access.
This unique and spacious letting is very comfortable, has all the mod-cons (including central heating) and is available all year around.
Although the Farmstead is nestled in a bucolic valley in the countryside it is only a ten minute drive from the fabulous town of Ronda and the charming white Andalusian villages scattered all around. With three Natural Parks on their doorstep, our rentals make an ideal base for a wide variety of activities including horse-riding, nature walking, rock climbing, mountain – biking, bird watching, caving…and much more besides. In fact you could not choose a more central location from which to enjoy sightseeing in the famous Andalucian cities of Cordoba, Granada, Seville, Jerez, Cadiz and Malaga. Also, not too far away, are the coastal resorts of the Costa del Sol and the unspoilt sandy beaches of the Costa de la Luz.
Stunning 15 metre mosaic-tiled swimming pool private to the whole estate, with secure fencing
Large private shaded terrace with BBQ
Brand new mini-spa with 5 person Finnish sauna, hydro massage shower, gym equipment and relaxation chairs (additional)
Homedics massage cushion with heat (extra)
Satellite TV & DVD player
Free Wifi Internet Access
14ft Trampoline with safety enclosure (when the owners are in residence)
Bike Hire (additional)
Child minding (additional and available on request)
Use of most of Finca Retama’s grounds
Books and games
Shaded child's area with sandpit and toys (when the owners are in residence)
Iron and ironing board
Cot and other baby equipments
Mosquito nets on every window and door
Pool towels can be rented for just €5 per week each
You will find that, as the owners occupy the other half of Finca Retama for a considerable part of the year, they will be able to offer advice and information as well as being on hand to deal with any problems that may arise. The owners are discreet about using the pool whilst the holiday let is occupied.
In fact you could not choose a more central location from which to enjoy sightseeing in the famous Andalucian cities of Cordoba, Granada, Seville, Jerez, Cadiz and Malaga. Also, not too far away, are the coastal resorts of the Costa del Sol and the unspoilt sandy beaches of the Costa de la Luz.
Car hire recommended
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- within one hour
- english, spanish, hungarian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 2, 2018
About Nick Flynn
After traveling around the world with my husband we've decided to settle in this beautiful part of Andalucia. We bought and renovated Finca Retama Farmhouse, built Casa Abuela and started a family. More than 10 years on we're still enjoying Spanish life, have made many friends, made our holiday business successful and are bringing up our boys in a bilingual outdoorsy environment. We can't think of a better place than Ronda, this truly stunning area, to live and bring up a family!
Nick Flynn purchased this House in 2003
Why Nick Flynn chose Ronda
Although Finca Retama Farmstead is nestled in a bucolic valley in the countryside it is only a short ten minutes drive from the fabulous town of Ronda. Also are only about half an hours drive from the charming white Andalusian villages. With three Natural Parks on our doorstep, our rentals make an ideal base for a wide variety of activities including horse-riding, nature walking, rock climbing, mountain – biking, bird watching, caving…and much more besides. In fact you could not choose a more central location from which to enjoy sightseeing in the famous Andalucian cities of Cordoba, Granada, Seville, Jerez, Cadiz and Malaga. Also, not too far away, are the coastal resorts of the Costa del Sol and the unspoilt sandy beaches of the Costa de la Luz.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A week of secluded luxury at Casa Abuela
We spent a week in April at the Casa Abuela near Ronda. It is a spacious, purpose-built self-catering holiday cottage with a lovely open-plan kitchen and sitting room area, and two large double bedrooms (one with an en-suite shower). It was just the two of us but the cottage has plenty of room for a family of four.
The swimming pool is a standout feature, large and secluded. We spent an hour or two each day lounging beside it or doing some lengths to build up our appetites for the next meal.
The owners, Nick and Julia, are a very friendly couple with two equally gregarious children. Based in the house next to our cottage, they were invisible most of the time and gave us the privacy we wanted while being just a door knock away from giving advice and assistance -
on everything from local walks and bike rides to good restaurants and where to park in Ronda.
The rustic location is to-die-for, with a middle-of-nowhere feel to it but still only a 10-minute drive to Ronda, one of Spain's most enticing 'ciudads'; and with a smattering of fine restaurants (the rabbit at El Pelistre is divine) just a mile or two away. Combine these factors with the distinctive ambience Nick and Julia have created - upmarket, laid-back, warm and friendly - and for us it has provided one of the best self-catering holidays we've ever had.
Thank you very much for writing such a glowing review. It is very important to us that our guests enjoy themselves and appreciate all that we have created on the Farmstead.
Do come and see us again...and remember that we give a 10% discount for repeat bookings.
All the best,
Nick and Julia
Wonderful holiday cottage, beautiful surroundings
Casa Abuela (one of two properties to rent at the Finca) is beautifully furnished and well equipped. We were incredibly comfortable here - the beds are really good which isn't always the way with holiday homes. It's in a beautiful and quiet location, lovely walks, lots of privacy, yet really accessible for exploring Ronda (10 mins away) and the nearby mountain villages. The swimming pool is a great bonus and you can't beat having breakfast on the shady terrace. Nick and Julia, the very welcoming owners, have lots of great tips on the area and advice on anything you need to know. The owners have another holiday let at the finca so an excellent place for larger groups too.
Hi Ed...thanks for the review and your kind words about Casa Abuela. Delighted that both you and Tina loved your stay here and hope that we'll see you again one day. All the very best from Nick, Julia Oliver and Daniel.
"Plus que des vacances re...
"Plus que des vacances reposantes, c'est l'endroit idéal pour se ressourcer. Maison parfaite et trés bien équipée. Les propriétaires, Nick & Julia sont parfaits. Dès que nous en aurons l'occasion, nous y retournerons avec grand plaisir.
More than holidays, it's relly THE PLACE you need to go to become "peacefull". The house is perfect and very well furnished. Nick & Julia are very gentle. If we could, we'll return with a great pleasure."
Malaga, Jerez and Sevilla airports are about 1.5 hours drive away. For directions please see our website.
The beautifully conserved and ancient Moorish town of Ronda with its world famous gorge, oldest bullring in Spain, and delightfully winding cobbled streets is just on your doorstep…or how about the charming white Andalucian villages typical only to the region and where a slower, more traditional way of life still pervades? These make excellent and easy half day trips and offers the discerning lover of Spain a taste of real Andalucia that has hardly changed over a hundred years.
Three natural parks surround Ronda and so, not surprisingly, those looking for an action holiday will not be disappointed.
Whether it’s caves to explore, horses to ride, a long cycling trip out into the hills or rock climbing in the highly-rated ‘El Chorro’ mountains or simply a gentle stroll around Finca Retama’s ample grounds followed by the rest of the day lazing by the pool…there’s something here for all energy levels. It should also be noted that bird watchers and painters favour the area. The nearest beach, which is just under an hour’s drive along one of the most scenic routes in Andalucia, is Marbella’s San Pedro. This happens to be one of the best the Costa del Sol has to offer as the sandy beach is wide and well shaded by trees, the water clean and the immediate area uncluttered by the usual assortment of Costa over development. The unspoilt sandy beaches of the Costa de la Luz are only 2 hours drive away – a favourite day trip for those seeking a more tranquil seaside trip. Also you’re only about 1 1/2 hours drive away from the historic cities of Seville, Granada, Jerez and Cordoba.
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The villa is on the Farmstead and is totally independent and detatched and private. There is another rental on the estate and the owners also live there for part of the year.