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Fantastic Views from Well-appointed House in One of the Beautiful Andalucian Whi

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House in Gaucin, Ronda area in Andalucia, Spain - Peaceful Rural Location, 3 Minutes Walk from the Centre of the Village

Two bedroom town house in tranquil village, the property has been laid out to take advantage of the marvellous views that are part of the attraction of this lovely mountain village. Whether you are captivated by the myriad of clay-tiled roofs, or love gazing up at El Hacho, the mountain that overlooks the village, or looking down the Genal valley towards the Mediterranean coast and beyond to Africa you are sure to have one favourite view that will remain with you. The property has been thoughtfully furnished to a high standard with careful attention to detail. French doors open on to the terraces to provide light and airy interior, the excellent views and ease of access. Central heating allows the property to be comfortably enjoyed all year round. Casa La Roca has a private swimming pool for the exclusive use of our guests. Location in village: The property is a few minutes walk from the centre of the village. All parts of the village can be accessed on foot and the castle is an easy stroll and provides more panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.


Owner
Sarah Butt
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Sarah Butt

Gary and I live in Dorset with our two daughters Emily and Charlotte. We first visited Gaucin in 1999 when my parents retired and bought property in the village. La Roca was built in 2004. We visit Gaucin every year at various times to see family and to spend time in the village and to enjoy the beautiful surrounding areas.

Gaucin is situated in the hills, approximately 25 minutes drive from the coast so it is easy enough to enjoy the local beaches.

Sarah Butt purchased this house in 2004

Why Sarah Butt chose Ronda area

We bought Casa May Clara and land from my parents who had retired in Gaucin. We then built La Roca on the land in 2004. Gaucin is a beautiful white village set up in the hills of Andalucia, 30 k from the coast.

What makes this house unique

The property enjoys stunning views of the village, the mountains, Gibraltar and across to Africa. The property is within easy walking distance of the castle and the centre of the village where there are a number of shops, bars and restaurants.

The outdoor terrace areas and pool can be enjoyed all year round but are particularly welcome in the summer for "al fesco" eating, sunbathing and swimming.

La Roca has central heating and a wood burning stove for the cooler months of the year.

In and around Gaucin, you can explore the various local walks, go horse riding, play tennis and visit many of the other white villages around. Ronda town is only a 40 minute drive away and well worth a visit.

Amenities

Gaucín House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Main bathroom; bath with shower over, bidet, w.c and wash hand basin with mirror over. Shower room; shower, w.c. and wash hand basin with mirror over. Washing machine. Terracotta tiled floors and white walls. Radiator.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1; double bed, large wardrobe, double doors on to south-facing terrace. Bedroom 2; twin beds, large wardrobe, double doors on to south-facing terrace. Terracotta tiled floors and white walls. Radiators.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Parking within the village is on-street. Calle Larga is "wide street" and parking is easy. There are also many other parking areas close to the property on adjacent streets. We can provide a cot and high chair as required for the very young. Outside: All of the outside areas have terracotta tiles. The pool side is provided with sun loungers and outside chairs and table. There is a small barbecue. The swimming pool is approximately 3.5m x 5.5m and has a shallow shelf at one end for small children or to sit and relax in. Utility Room: See detail within "Shower room" above. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedding, towels, tea cloths and tea towels provided. Property generally left for the peaceful enjoyment of our clients. Property linen and towels can be changed weekly if desired. Other: Cupboard under stairs contains ironing board, vacuum cleaner, brooms and some additional outdoor furniture.

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Excellent Holiday Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

This fantastic house is comfortable, well equipped and clean. Its location in Gaucin is ideal. The pool and patio area provide private sunbathing and cooling opportunity. Although not heated the pool was used every day.We made full use of the Walks around Gaucin book provided. It allowed at times, adventurous walking to make the most of the surrounding area. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Typical spanish holiday

  • 4 of 5

The villa provides a comfortable accomodation. Its floor is stone all through and the kitchen is well provided for should you wish to cook. The sun gets to the pool side in the afternoon and there are 2 sun loungers . Unfortunately the pool is not heated even though the advert states so and therefore we found the pool to cold for the grandchild. We rented in September . The villa is 5 mins walk from the main square and the village it's self is very friendly and Spanish. You can eat out for as little as 25 euros for 4 or enjoy a lovely meal LA FRUCTUOSA although you may need to book. Opposite the resturant is a delictence owned by an Scottish lady who is really helpful. She told us that we could use a pool in the next village at a hotel . There are several supermarkets and places to enjoy coffee.

The road to Gaucin is very winding and in parts uneven and therefore if going to the beach you need to allow 45 mins to get there. There is a great fruit shop on the side of the road if you wish to get some fresh fruit.

On the whole this is a great place if you like Spanish tradition and you are prepared to drive up the mountain.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The area is very popular with walkers and bird watchers. There are many paths in the Andalucian countryside.

The mountainous area has many raptors; eagles and vultures are seen above the higher slopes and many of the smaller raptor species can be seen at lower levels including buzzards, kestrels and harriers. The close proximity of Africa makes the area rich in migrating species during the spring (late February to June) and autumn (August to late October). Particular species that can be seen locally on a regular basis locally include Egyptian and Griffon vultures and the European bee eater. Storks can be seen in the area.

The Sierra Crestillina lies to the north of Casares and has a well-marked low level walk on the east side of the sierra with higher level but less well-marked paths for those determined to reach the top.

The Alcornocales National Park lies to the west of the village.

There is a path up the side of El Hacho, the peak that dominates the village.

Coast/Beach:

San Luis de Sabinillas is 30km, 40mins by car. There are extensive public access sandy beaches within the town and north and south along the Costa. To the south lies the marina at La Duquesa with its yachts and many restaurants, bars and cafes. The marina also offers boat trips, scuba diving and other popular sea side activities. Further down the coast, the beaches at La Tarifa are both beautiful and many are undeveloped, within designated areas of natural park.

Travel:

Car hire/use of car strongly recommended.

Malaga Airport: 120km, 1hr 25mins by car.

Car Hire: Large selection of car hire companies. Discounted car hire is available through Helle Hollis.

Gibraltar: 60km, 1 hr by car.

Border controls at Gibraltar can lead to some delays for entry into Spain. Many enter Spain as foot passengers and hire a car once over the border to speed entry.

Nearest large port Algeciras; 70km, 1hr 15mins by car with ferries to Ceuta and Tangiers.

Distances:

Ronda; 40km, 45mins by car. El Tajo gorge, bull ring, Palacio Mondragon, Plaza Duquesa.

Ubrique; 45km, 1hr by car. Historic white village, famous for leather trade.

Jimena de la Frontera; 25km, 35mins by car. Castle, quiet white village.

Castellar de la Frontera; 50km, 1hr 15mins by car. Castle, Guadarranque reservoir.

Seville; 155km, 2hr 15mins by car. Cathedral, Plaza, Alcazar Palace.

Granada; 215km, 2hrs 45min by car. Alhambra - booking essential.

Further Details:

The village has a number of small supermarkets which offer a good range of fruit, vegetables and other groceries. There are other small shops including chemist, bakery, electrical goods, newsagent, clothing, gift shops etc. There is a Cajamar and a Unicaja bank, both with cash dispensers. Shop opening times follow the typical Spanish pattern with an extended lunch hour and early evening opening. Most shops are closed on Sunday.

The village and other local villages hold markets. Gaucin has a covered market which is open three days a week. Market days vary from village to village.

The area has many road side stalls offering local vegetables.

There are many restaurants, in the village and in the nearby villages. We can provide additional information on local dining. Opening times vary with the seasons and it is recommended that you make a reservation for a table in order to be sure of opening times.

All of the villages have cafes and tapas bars, some with excellent views of the surrounding countryside.

There is a taxi rank in the centre of the village.

El Colmenar, 14km, 20mins by car has Gaucin rail station and offers an alternative way of reaching Ronda or travelling down to Algeciras.

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking by e-mail, 20% deposit payable upon confirmation of booking and balance due eight weeks before reservation.

Changeover Day:
Saturday during July and August. Changeover day is flexible at other times of the year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.