About the property
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- Minimum Stay7 nights
Beautiful, traditional Andalucían village house. Sleeps up to 8 with 4 bedrooms (3 with double beds, one with two single beds), 4 bathrooms (2 are en-suite). Stunning views of Africa, landscaped terraced gardens, and private swimming pool. Dine out under the stars, sunbathe surrounded by tropical plants, and enjoy the view over the valley with eagles and falcons wheeling above. The property is used regularly by family members and is, consequently, a real home complete with beautiful furniture, pictures, books, board games and children’s toys.
Peaceful location below a castle in a stunning mountaintop "Pueblo Blanco" with narrow, winding streets and whitewashed houses, within walking distance of all village amenities, including shops and tapas bars. The village is in the middle of two spectacular Nature Parks, “Los Acornocales” and “Sierra de las Nieves”, and about 30 km away from the sea. Ideal for hiking, nature, tennis, swimming, tapas bars, restaurants, supermarket and banks.
Beaches and day trips:
Mediterranean beaches just 30 minutes away
Tarifa (sand dunes, Atlantic beaches, surfers paradise) 75 minutes away
Ronda (historic Spanish town) 40 minutes away
Historic cities Seville, Granada and Jerez only 2 hours drive
Costa del sol, and glamorous Marbella 45 minutes away
Day trips to Morocco and Gibraltar
Flamenco festival in July
Summer Ferria in August
Annual fiesta bull-run at Easter
Malaga airport – 90 mins
Gibraltar – 60 mins
Car hire recommended
Note: steep stairs preclude wheel chair access
Big, solid chestnut double front doors lead from the street to the arched ground floor living / dining area with whitewashed walls, timber beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and open fireplace. Opens onto large shaded terrace – a perfect spot to relax and watch the sun go down over Morocco. Fully-equipped quality kitchen (modern hob/oven, washing machine, dishwasher and breakfast bar). Smaller second lounge/games room with large LCD TV (channels accessed through your own Apple device), DVD library, books and board games; separate bathroom with shower.
Beamed ceilings, terracotta floors with stunning views from south-facing windows/terrace. Master bedroom (king size bed), bedroom 2 (twin), bathroom with shower/bath. Bedroom 3 (double) with private terrace and en–suite bathroom with bath and shower.
Bedroom 4 (double), the most private, independent of the main house but reached by a few steps from the back door, with en–suite shower room.
Shady outdoor dining area under wooden pergola with tiled roof and Moroccan arches overlooking pool. Further uncovered terracotta terrace and seating area built around a mature lemon tree. Steps lead down through gate to lower terrace and curved swimming pool (approx. 8mx4m, 1m to 2m deep) and outdoor shower, shaded by a beautiful arching palm tree and surrounded by flower beds.
Bed linen provided.
Bath and hand towel per person
Broadband wi-fi internet; Television available through wi-fi using your own apple device, DVD, HIFI, central heating, fans, washing machine, dishwasher, iron, folding cot, highchair, barbecue, board games, books and DVD library.
Please note that we are making some minor cosmetic improvements to the house so pictures may not reflect exactly how the house will look, but it will only look better!
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
Our family travel between London, Madrid and Gaucin throughout the year enjoying the contrast of the city and country. As lovers of travel, we have lived in parts of Asia and Europe and discovered Andalucia a few years ago - it was hard to resist the dramatic landscapes, the tranquility, food, culture and sunshine. Having the Rif Mountains and Morocco only a stones throw away also attracted us to the area. In the winter, Gaucin offers a perfect retreat for curling up in front of the fire as the smell of wood smoke fills the air, and equally in the summer, the lively, fun and sunshine-filled atmosphere makes for a perfect summery escape.
Pasca purchased this House in 2016
What makes this House unique
This charming house is perfectly positioned on the edge of the village - it is lovely and quiet but still within easy reach of village facilities, restaurants and bars. The house has oodles of personality and character, positioned over lots of different levels. With a private pool at the bottom of the windy tropical garden and plenty of terraces to relax on with stunning views towards Africa, it's no wonder we fell in love with this house. The house is often used by us as a family and has a lovely homely and rustic ambiance - we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Stylish home, perfect for children, wonderful pool
Great place to chill out and lounge by the pool. Very stylish and has everything you need in a holiday home. My children found it very hot at this time of the year so it was good that the house was always cool and there were shady places to sit and play. Will definitely be coming back.
Thank you for your kind review. Really pleased to hear you had a good time and yes it can get very hot!
Our holiday in Gaucin
This is a beautiful house with great furnishings and comfortable places to relax in, both outside and inside. It was also big enough for a large group like ours to be able to be together or to be on our own if we wanted. The views from the terrace are amazing and the pool is private and a great way to cool down after a day of exploring. Gaucín has good restaurants but we did a lot of self-catering so we didn't eat out that much. The village
and the castle are great places to walk around but a car is really necessary if you want to visit some of the other fantastic places on the coast or inland. Thanks a lot for sharing your house with us all.
Wonderful place for a holiday
We had a very nice time staying in your lovely house. Thanks for helping us with our delayed arrival. Everything else worked out perfectly. We loved the pool and the outside areas for eating. My husband spent a lot of time sleeping in the hammock while were in the pool! We will definitely come back to this area of Spain which we have never been to before. It is so different to where we usually go. We will certainly recommend your house to our friends.
Lovely place to stay!
The house is so nice! Great location, right in the middle of the village and easy to access everything but close to the countryside so you can go for long peaceful walks. The interior is lovely and comfortable, with lots of beautiful pieces of furniture. The pool is so nice and so many wonderful spots outside to relax with a glass of wine and stunning views. Pasca went above and beyond helping us out and making our stay so enjoyable.
Glad you had a good time got to enjoy the house. Please do stay again.
Lovely traditional style property in Gaucin.
Great property, well kitted out with everything you need. Four good sized bedrooms (one a garden room so separate from house). Lovely pool area with three separate sunbathing terraces and upstairs terrace has the most amazing views. Gaucin is lovely, with bars and restaurants and good area for watching vultures and eagles. Booking and check in and check out all easy and Ellie the housekeeper was really helpful. Would definitely recommend it and would go back. One thing to note is driving in Gaucin was interesting as roads are very narrow but would be ok if you had smallish vehicle. We didn't have small vehicle so we parked on edge of village and walked in (10 mins) which was no problem.
Well equipped character village house
Three generations arrived late in the evening, our minibus driver having braved the incredibly narrow lanes to deliver us all to the front door of the house. Ellie, who manages the house gave us a quick overview of the house & village and was on hand to answer any queries throughout our stay. We arrived during the feria - a weekend of celebrations for the village & surrounding area.
We had visited this area of Spain on many occasions so chose to stay in the village for the whole week relaxing: enjoying walks, the small pool and eating out.
We tried a lot of the local eateries and weren't disappointed with any of them. ( Zoro's portions are huge). The local butcher's shop was fantastic & they were so helpful ( the shop always looked closed as the shutters were down to keep out the flies). Opening days and times for restaurants and grocery shops were an ever changing mystery!
The house is well maintained, beautiful bedding, nice rugs & cushions and the kitchen is very well equipped ( a few more plastic glasses for the pool area would be good).
So many books! Adult & childrens. And lots of games and toys.
The area around the pool is a little cramped for 8 people but there are lots of terraces with tables and chairs and we loved having breakfast every morning on the main terrace enjoying the magnificent views across to Gibraltar. Also a good spot for viewing the huge variety of birds ( including vultures).
Thank you Pasca for sharing your delightful home with us.
The location of the house is in the middle of the village making it easy to access all amenities. There are several food shops, supermarkets, restaurants and tapas bars in the immediate area. Gaucin sits at the head of the stunning Genal valley with lots of historic white villages to be explored. The surrounding areas are ideal for hiking and nature lovers. Gaucin is in the heart of Andalucía with its many long held cultural traditions. There is a flamenco festival in July, a summer feria in August and an annual fiesta bull run every Easter. Seville, Cordoba, Jerez, Ronda, Malaga, Gibraltar, Tarifa and Granada are all historical towns within easy reach of Gaucin.
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