Villa near Gaucin, Ronda Area, Andalucia

Villa/Farmhouse With Stunning Views To Africa And The Mediterranean

Private 13m Pool, Tennis Court Nearby

Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms).

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    • Property type:Villa
    • Sleeps:8 (4 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:4
    • Pool with heating
    • Internet access


    Property description

    What first hits you is the total silence, apart from the occasional cow or sheep bell, and that view. Enjoying perfect panoramas,1500 ft up, over the Andalucian hills to Africa and the Mediterranean, this is a relaxing refuge at any time of year. The house is set within its own 2 acre garden on a working farm of 250 acres. A feature of the house is the 13m pool, heated on request. A well maintained tennis court is available within a 2 minute drive or walk. Riding can be arranged locally, and polo for beginners at Jimena, 20 mins. Some of Europe's best golf courses are 40 mins drive away at Sotogrande. Most shopping can be done within 10 mins at Gaucin or San Pablo where a variety of restaurants are available. The house, which features a piano, TV, DVD and CD player, WIFI connection , is maintained by a gardener and 2 dailys. There is a built-in barbecue aside the house. The cooler months Sep-Dec can be a lovely time to go with temp around high of 25c. and plenty of sun.

    Accommodation description

    Master bedroom upstairs with en suite bathroom, shower and private terrace.
    Bedroom 2 with double/twin beds and en suite bathroom.
    Bedrooms 3/4 with double/twin beds and shared bathroom.

    2 en suite bathrooms.
    1 shared bathroom.
    1 WC/Gents.

    The kitchen has French windows onto the outside dining area. Facilities include an oven, microwave, hob, fridge/freezer with ice maker, dishwasher and Magimix.

    Utility Room:
    Washing machine, iron, ironing board. A clothes line generally ensures that washing is dry within the day.

    Living Rooms:
    The sitting room is comfortably decorated and includes a piano, card table and TV/DVD.

    Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
    All linen and bathing towels are included. They can be changed on request or washed. A gardener, Manuel, comes to the house for 3 hours each day and 2 dailys, Marie Carmen and Francisca, twice a week for 1.5 hours.

    Barbecue, Pool Heating, Private Pool, Parking, Garden.

    Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Washing Machine.

    Central Heating, Cot, High Chair, Internet Access, Room Fans, Satellite, Telephone, TV.

    Location Type:
    Rural, Village.

    Whilst care needs to be taken on the steps down to the pool, the house is generally suitable for the less mobile. Although the house has not been built with wheelchair access in mind, 2 downstairs bedrooms have access through French windows for wheelchair use. Bathroom access may be more difficult.

    The exclusive pool is approx. 13 x 5m. Heating can be provided on request at £ 100 per week. An outside terrace provides seating for 8 or more to relax and a dining table to seat 10. A further 8 loungers are down by the pool. There is an outside barbeque close to the kitchen.

    Important notes on accommodation

    Pool heating is available on request at £ 100 per week. Radiators are provided between October and May. The house is a family house suitable for children. Manuel, the gardener, speaks some English, is popular with tenants, and will willingly assist or advise in emergencies. A local English rep, Ines, will supervise your stay.



    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    28 March 2015 - 27 June 2015 £ 1490.00 7
    28 August 2015 - 30 November 2015 £ 1490.00 7

    Changeover day
    Normally Saturday unless by arrangement.

    Booking notes
    By application (email below).


    Villa near Gaucin, Ronda Area, Andalucia

    About the area

    Whilst the Mediterranean beaches can be reached within 40 mins drive, the best beaches are beyond Tarifa on the Atlantic coast, 90 mins drive, where some of Europe's best windsurfing can be found.

    There is an excellent range of golf courses within 45 mins at Sotogrande. These include Valdorama, La Reserva, the Sotogrande course, San Roque, La Canada, Almanara and many others.

    Special Interest Holidays
    Polo can be arranged at Jimena, 20 mins drive.

    How to get there
    Fly to Gibraltar 1 hour, or Malaga 90 mins drive from the house. Car hire can easily be arranged at around 20 euros a day.

    Ronda, 40 mins.
    Seville, 90 mins.
    Jerez, 120 mins.
    Marbella, 45 mins.
    Gibraltar, 60 mins.

    Further Details
    Most shopping can be done locally in Gaucin or San Pablo, both 10 mins drive.
    There is a very good fish market opposite the bank in Gaucin, open until midday
    A cook can be provided on request.
    Excellent takeaway dishes can be arranged.
    Bonassim deli
    Almuna Food Services ( Diana Paget 0034 952151200 )
    check prices !
    There are numerous restaurants to eat out . Recommend :
    La Fuente Gaucin
    La Fructuosa Gaucin
    La Grenada Gaucin
    El Atico, Gaucin
    Estacion de San Pablo ( station restaurant )

    Guest reviews

    5 reviews
    in total with an average rating of



    Reviewed by: Elvin, United Arab Emirates

    Reviewed: 7 January 2015

    Date of stay: December 2013

    "Wonderful time in Spanish house"

    We had the most wonderful time in El Robledo. The house was cosy and spacious, wonderful views, lovely terrace and pool. We had a Christmas holiday, lunch on the terrace and cosy real fires in the evening. The house was very comfortable and well furnished and equipped. Would most certainly return again and again. Lovely area of Spain too. Very interesting, quiet and tranquil yet shops not too far away and good quality food.

    Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children and romantic getaway

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    Reviewed by: Camilla , United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 6 January 2015

    Date of stay: October 2014

    "Truly wonderful stay"

    This is the most wonderful place to stay. The house is down a long drive, making it a truly quiet and relaxing place to stay, away from it all! The most beautiful views by day and amazing sunsets by night! House is wonderfully homey making it a very easy relaxing place to wind down and switch off. We were a group of mums wanting a few days off, away from family to enjoy the sunshine, swim read our books, while enjoying spain at its best! All said, there is a glorious pool, walking and tennis for those wanting to be active. Lovely unspoilt local villages for shopping and eating out. A highly recommended house, we've already booked our next stay, though this time with my whole family, as it's so good it would be mean not to share it!!!

    Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers and families with young children

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    Reviewed by: SuzeD, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 2 January 2015

    Date of stay: August 2012

    "Lovely Country House"

    El Robledo is a great country house in a magnificent and completely tranquil setting. We were only 4 but the house could have easily slept 8. Our kids loved the very large pool and we also used the shared tennis court every day (although you need to play very early or late in the day as it's so hot). Gaucin had a couple of nice restaurants for dinner and was a typical picturesque Spanish village.

    Response to review:
    Just to say that it is only hot to play in daytime in high summer , late July / Aug ! Also, Gaucin has about 6 restaurants, possibly more. The quality is good. There are three more in San Pablo, ten minutes drive. El Estacion is particularly recommended.

    Recommended for: Families with young children

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    Reviewed by: David E., Canada

    Reviewed: 30 December 2014

    Date of stay: May 2014

    "Best Holiday Ever."

    This is one of those places that photographs just can't do justice. Utterly private apart from the sheep and goats which stroll by just below the pool from time to time, yet very open views down the valley to Gibraltar and the Atlas Mountains in North Africa. Garden and pool are well-kept by Manuel, and the covered outdoor dining area overlooks all. Normally we eat at restaurants, but found it hard to tear ourselves away from this Eden. The nearby towns are friendly and not over-developed. A visit to Ronda is a must, but very touristy. No problems of any kind with the villa, staff, owner or anything. We were going to return in 2015, but were pipped to our chosen dates by some other lucky devils! Maybe next year.

    Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing and families with teenagers

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    Reviewed by: Not specified, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 30 December 2014

    Date of stay: July 2013


    We had the absolute pleasure of staying at El Robledo for a week in 2013. It was one of the best weeks holiday we have ever had. Dealing with the owners was easy and efficient with good information and details very forthcoming, the journey to the house was simple and straight forward and the house was just perfect. The views are stunning, the pool sensational, gardens beautiful and hours every comfortable and perfect for our needs as a family of 6. I really cannot fault the whole thing in any way. We love it and will certainly be going back I hope.

    Recommended for: Sightseeing and families with young children

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    Guest comments

    20.10.11.We had a great week in your villa. The villa itself was faultless, the views stunning, the weather exactly as we would have chosen and our forays into Gaucin were all good fun. It was easy to switch off completely whilst the kids loved chasing grasshoppers, lizards and all sorts. Their highlight was the discovery of a praying mantis on the last day!
    27.7.12. Just a quick note to say we had a fantastic time at your villa. It really is a very welcoming and comfortable house to stay in and the children loved the pool oand the wildlife. We would very much like to book it again so will be in touch in the future.
    19.10.12 We've had a wonderful week - the weather has been incredible for the time of year.We love your house so much and will come back again and again,insh'Allah.
    17.8.13. I would try and live here! It is truly sensational.
    24.4.14 We had a fabulous time Simon, thank you. Hope to return next year !
    2.5.14 Wow! We're in love with your place.Thanks for renting it to us

    About the Owner

    One time army officer, industry ceo, and own company, now aged 68 living in London SW 1.

    Year property purchased:  1980's

    Why this location?

    We built the property in 1985 as part of the La Almuna development of 12 houses. I fell in love with the site and area, as you will, at first sight. Incredible peace and solitude and what must be close to the finest view in Europe.

    What are the unique benefits of the property?

    Charming, I hope, staff who have been with me for 23 years and are responsible for the day to day running of the house. Good management. The view, and sound of sheep and cow bells that break the silence The convenience of shopping within ten minutes drive in either direction. Wonderful walking and riding. Marvellous drives through the cork forests, and day outs to Ronda and other local white villages of Andalucia. Seville is a day out, although a long one.

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