Farmhouse in Ronda, Andalucia, Spain - Idyllic Peaceful Country Location 2 Minute Drive To Ronda Old Town
About mary hillman
The farmhouse is family owned and still used as their home when not rented and they can escape form England where they now live.
mary hillman purchased this Farmhouse in 2002
Why mary hillman chose Ronda
Ronda is one of Andalucias most beautiful towns, steeped in history. the farmhouse is located in the Tajo valley which is a 2 minute drive into the old town, yet you feel completely immersed in the rustic spanish countryside and its tranquillity.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
The 2 minute drive up the valley and straight into the old district of ronda is so convenient giving you access to all the conveniences you might need.
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Lovely house in great location
We've just come back from a lovely holiday at the Finca la Nogaleda. The house is beautifully situated in the Tajo valley just below the main Tajo gorge which runs through Ronda. It's so relaxing that we spent most days at the house - reading on the shaded cobbled veranda, lying by the pool, and cooking using the excellent wood burning pizza stove. It's very hot at this time of year in this part of Spain but the house remained cool inside and we could always cool ourselves down by going for quick dip in the pool.
We spent a day in Ronda wandering around the old town ( including the three bridges - Roman, Arab and New - and the Arab baths), enjoying the views down from the New bridge to the gorge, looking across the Tajo valley from the esplanade (including down to Finca la Nogaleda), and trying to get in (but leaving it too late) to see the bull ring which is one of the oldest in Spain, and spotting the various places in Ronda where the 1984 Francesco Rosi film of Carmen was filmed.
We also walked up to Ronda on a number of evenings (when it was cooler) and enjoyed tapas at the Bodega San Francisco. The walk up is quite steep and takes about 25 minutes but certainly prepared us for the beer, Ronda wine and very good (and cheap) tapas.
The house has been beautifully restored, has lovely furniture and is very comfortable. The gardens are magnificent with lots of fruit trees and nicely laid out and tended lawns. A neighbour, Luis, comes in every day to ensure the gardens are watered and the pool is maintained.
The biggest challenge we had was finding La Finca. Our flight had arrived around midnight in Seville and it was about 2.30am by the time we got to Ronda. The steep road down to La Finca from the San Francisco Barrio was quite difficult to find and went down a long way before we got to La Finca. When we got there, it was perfect (including a fridge which had been well stocked by Luis) but we would advise anybody else who is going to be very clear in advance about how to get to the house from Ronda (we were provided with instructions but we should have looked it up on Google maps and been absolutely clear where the house was located)..
Overall though this is the perfect property in a perfect location and gave us a wonderful break.
This beautiful farmhouse combines traditional Spanish with superb design and artistic detail. Hidden away in the secluded valley running below the gorge at lovely Ronda, the views are spectacular up to the town. The house is cool and airy and the garden and terrace lovely. All we could hear was bird song and the river. Maria gave us the warmest welcome imaginable and the tapas bar and restaurant she recommended in Ronda old town were well worth a visit. We have holidayed at many cottages and houses around the world and heartily recommend this lovely hidden gem of a house.
Special interest holidays:
We have a collaboration with a friends adventure holiday company on request.
A 45 minute drive takes you straight down to Marbella and Puerta Banus on the Costa Del Sol.
Tariffa is 2hrs 30 minutes away.
Sevilla is 1 hr.
1hr 15 min to Malaga airport. Sevilla airport is 1 hr and Jerez airport is 1 hr.
Ronda town is a 2 minutes drive.
When you drive up the valley from the house you enter the old district of Barrio de San Francisco with bank, baker, grocery shop, newsagents, chemist, bodegas (bars) and exceptional restaurants. The residents of Ronda all come here to eat. A 5 minute walk through the old town into the centre of Ronda will lead you to the main shopping street Espinel which has a mixture of small independent shops and high street shops, bars and restaurants.
Wonder slowly through the old town and its beautiful architecture will lead you to the famous Tajo bridge joining the old and new town and further round to one of spa ins oldest bull rings.