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Stylish, Rural Village House with Private Pool, A Gorgeous Garden and Mountain V

Stylish, Rural Village House with Private Pool, A Gorgeous Garden and Mountain V

Overview

Property

Updated: 19-May-2015
House in Gaucin village, Andalucia, Spain - Stunning Peaceful Location. Easy Reach of Seville, Granada, Ronda and 30 Minutes from the Beach .

Rustic but contemporary, this spacious house has been lovingly refurbished to a high standard. It is stylishly designed and furnished offering traditional materials and ambience with care and attention to detail but with all necessary mod-cons. The property used to be the owner's residence and as such remains a real home complete with books, board games and home comforts. The traditional thick walls ensure that even on the hottest days of midsummer the house remains comfortably cool. The house is equipped with a modern central heating system with radiators in all bedrooms ensuring it is equipped for winter months too. Located on the peaceful outer edge of pretty rural Gaucin, and only 30 minutes from the sea, this spacious house is perched on a stunning mountain top location offering breathtaking views as far as the coast of Africa. A gorgeous terraced garden tumbles down past citrus trees and hammocks through shady pergolas to a beautiful private swimming pool.

  • Sleeps 9
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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About the Owner

My wife and I love to be inspired and travel is a big part what makes us tick. I am a Garden Designer and my wife is a Jewellery Designer. We are parents and both love travel, art and design. We also have a deep passion for rural Spain, it's culture and in particular, Andalucia. We love the dramatic landscape, the food , the culture, the tranquility and of course the sunshine. We love to travel and the sense of adventure within the fact that Morocco is just a short hop away from here. We find the Moorish influences in the region fascinating and deeply inspiring . As such, we love to take the ferry over to Tangier and travel to the Riff mountains. Adventure is never very far away .... as is our relaxing pool .

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Speaks: English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for making your house so perfect for us.. a true home from home but with a view to die for - Mr and Mrs Buttall, Herts



Just thought we’d drop you a note to say how much we enjoyed our week in your beautiful house. The garden is stunning and we loved the style and furnishings in the interior of the house as well. When you add all that to the views of Gibraltar and beyond it’s a fantastic combination. Erika and Jim were both very helpful when we had a slight problem with the lock on the front door and it was quickly sorted. And Erika has just posted my son’s ipod back to us after he left it down the side of a chair in the house! In fact we found everyone we met to be very friendly and helpful. The whole village has a lovely ambience. Nice restaurants too! - Mr S. Mott



We Had a fabulous holiday in Spain. We loved your villa and the village of Gaucin and may well see you again. - Mrs A Tull , Canterbury
Dec 2008
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7 Reviews

4.9
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Stylish, Rural Village House with Private Pool, A Gorgeous Garden and Mountain V
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8039020
+44 -00441803868107
Gaucin Ronda area
Stirlingshire
5

If we won the Lottery

  • 5 out of 5
Firstly, we want to sing this villas praises but in the other hand we want to keep it a secret in order that it is available when we want. On holiday my husband commented that if he won the lottery he would buy a villa like this in Gaucin and not change a thing - this is high praise from him indeed. We travelled to Gaucin in April a family of two adults and two children aged 3 and 9.
We were welcomed by Erika who looks after the house for the owners and has lived in the village for many years. She was very friendly and helpful with any requirements or questions. The property as stated has three bedrooms in the main house and a separate garden room which our teenager will use when we come back in the summer.
There are steps to the property as like all traditional Spanish dwellings but this is not an issue with parental supervision.
The villa is central to the village with a small grocery shop just around the corner where you can get almost anything. The owners are also very friendly and there produce is reasonably priced and fresh.
There is also a new restaurant just on the corner which opened Easter weekend we didn't go as the property has a great large kitchen - gas cooker and lots of utensil that it was a pleasure cooking. The kitchen has beautiful windows surrounding the area. There are also may levels to the property where you can eat outside or in the large open plan dinning room. The children enjoyed the swimming pool even on the days it was chilly we are from Scotland so any weather is tropical to us. The pool is safe for children and luxurious for adults with wooden sun loungers and pads. The pool gate has a safety lock, shower and a pool lady that will visit early in the morning during your stay, probably before you are up. The beds are comfy and rooms well stocked with books for children and adults alike. Also, due to towels being provided and a washing machine you could get away with taking hand luggage. The children loved the play room which is well stocked with toys, dvds and a sat TV. This was good for cooler days. In the village there is a well stocked stationary shop where we bought paints. On cooler days they painted on the balcony off of the living room. The living area has many books and cds so no need to bring them on holiday. We enjoyed the log fire at night and noted that there are fans in the property . Cant wait for our return.
  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Jane for your glowing review . I am so glad you ejoyed yourself and we look forward to seeing you back again in August.
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Stylish, Rural Village House with Private Pool, A Gorgeous Garden and Mountain V
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8039020
+44 -00441803868107
Gaucin Ronda area
5

Beatiful Gaucin House

  • 5 out of 5
We have just returned from a great holiday at this beautiful House in Gaucin. We were a party of 6 adults, 2 teenage boys and baby of 8 months. Bruce was extremely helpful through the rental process, and it was great to be greeted on arrival by Erika who was able to help us to get our bearings in the town. The house is very special and beautifully furnished and the views from the lovely terraces are stunning. It is a great base for exploring the area including the coast and Ronda, and lovely to return to Gaucin for an afternoon by the pool and an evening in one of the Tapas bars in town. We ate out a several bars in town and had fantastic food and service, all extremely good value. The house was within easy reach of the centre, and the local shops and supermarket offer a very good choice for self catering. You have to be brave and think thin to drive in the narrow streets of Gaucin, but it was all part of the fun! It was a really memorable holiday!
  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review . I am so glad you enjoyed the house and your holiday in Gaucin . It is always good to know that people love the house as much as we do !
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Stylish, Rural Village House with Private Pool, A Gorgeous Garden and Mountain V
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8039020
+44 -00441803868107
Gaucin Ronda area
5

Best house ever!

  • 5 out of 5
As a family, we have rented holiday houses throughout France, Italy and Spain for the last twenty one years, and this was our third visit to Gaucin. This is without doubt our favourite rental in all that time, perfectly meeting our requirements for a comfortable and relaxed house with great outside space, near to or within a village with enough bars and restaurants to keep us going. We were travelling with another family, and together our party included five girls between the ages of 15 and 21 - their "oohs" and "aahs" as the lovely Erika showed us around made it quite clear how excited they were, and continued to be, as the week progressed. "I love this house!" was a familiar refrain. We knew Gaucin was a perfect destination for us, but the house was a real revelation - the terraces being the stand out feature, and really made our stay. It was no surprise to find that Bruce was a garden designer, but I for one particularly liked the way the various parts of the garden did not feel too "designed," but felt as if they had gradually evolved (with a lot of careful thought behind that evolution, of course). Basically, we loved everything about this house. Our only regret if that we often go away with a bigger party (16) and the house is not big enough for us to introduce all of them to its charms!
  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I am delighted you enjoyed the house and garden so much ... and to know that this is your favourite rental in Gaucin so far is quite something . I shall pass your compliments on to Erika also . Thanks again and I hope we may see you back one day .
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Stylish, Rural Village House with Private Pool, A Gorgeous Garden and Mountain V
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8039020
+44 -00441803868107
Gaucin Ronda area
Epsom
5

Total relaxation

  • 5 out of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at the house, beautiful scenery a proper taste of Andalucia - we didnt want to come home - we should have been better prepared for mosquito's though!!

The only quibbles is that we didnt have internet throughout the stay, but maybe thats a good thing!!! but our teens didnt think so!! And the parking - my husband often had to park on the edge of the village and walk in - not recommended for disabled and as I am partially disabled, I found all the stairs in the house and hilly streets of Gaucin hard work, especially in the heat, but none the less, I still enjoyed it as everything else more than made up for it and I just went slowly around

The house was gorgeous, very rustic and with views to die for - we enjoyed the lemon tree too - Gaucin is a great place, very laid back and friendly with lovely restaurants, especially La fuente

You need not go anywhere outside of Gaucin really as it provides a lot of what you need - very friendly people and a great chance to practice your Spanish
  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very nice review . I am so glad you enjoyed our house and your holiday in Gaucin . I would like to point out whilst I have the opportunity that we have had problems with the local internet service provider being that it is a small rural village , however we are moving very soon to a new provider who will provide an apparently perfect internet service . Also , as far as parking is concerned - It is a problem in all of the Spanish White villages . Whilst the streets are quaint they were built for donkeys and as such parking can be tricky! There are, however, normally at least a couple of space directly outside the house so it sounds as though you were unlucky that week to have a particularly full street . There is a directly side alley to the main road above which always has parking and is only 100 meters away .... I shall ask our housekeeper Erika to point that out in future for those occasions when parking outside the house unavailable. Once again , thank you for your review and we hope we may see you again one day. Bruce Dorey
business
Stylish, Rural Village House with Private Pool, A Gorgeous Garden and Mountain V
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8039020
+44 -00441803868107
Gaucin Ronda area
5

Beautiful House in Pollenca

  • 5 out of 5
Pictures on the website do not do this beautiful townhouse justice, we had a lovely stay, and it was wonderful to be 2 minutes walk from the centre of Pollenca. The house is spacious, elegant and has great facilities. Conxa was very welcoming and very helpful.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Stylish, Rural Village House with Private Pool, A Gorgeous Garden and Mountain V
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8039020
+44 -00441803868107
Gaucin Ronda area
Normandy
5

Marvellous Holiday

  • 5 out of 5
Dear Bruce
Many thanks for allowing us to share your glorious house, even just for a week. From the time we arrived in Gaucin we felt relaxed and totally chilled. Our Grandchildren loved every aspect from the playroom to the pool, the shade at the pool meant that baby Arthur could sit under the trees with Granddad and all the rest could play in the pool. We, the Grandparents, slept in the garden room, as we called it, and did not hear any baby cries for a feed at 2am!! We favoured the top patio for all meals, usually we eat out in the evening 4-5 times, but this holiday we only ate out once in the evening. However we did frequent the Fountain bar, as we called it, because the children could play there without the threat of traffic, while we sat relaxed with wine and Tapas for lunch. All other meals were taken very leisurely on your amazing patio, the views were glorious and again enough shade for the baby, Oscar, our 5 year old Grandson loved the Hammock. I could go on for ever, it really is a great place. Gaucin is a delight, half way through the week we found the indoor market and spent the next few days eating fresh fish from the nearby coast. On our last day the lovely lady fish seller gave us 2 salmon steaks for the children, free, because we had shopped there for 4 days. We all came back from holiday with left over Euros, because everything was cheaper than we expected, long may it continue. We will be back. Thanks again. Karen, Philip, Nicky, Freddy, Sarah, Rupert, and the children, Oscar, Tilda, and baby Arthur. XX
  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review . So Glad you loved the house and Gaucin as much as we do ... Bruce and Sue Dorey.

Location

From the Owner

It has been a dream of ours to build a house in an exciting foreign location. Gaucin is certainly that, the views, the sunshine and the charm of the village and the people, all make this a perfect escape. This house of ours is a result of that dream. Our mountain top retreat from the real world, a little paradise that reflects our passions of travel, art and interiors. I am a garden designer and the garden and pool that we have created here is our version of a Mediterranean Eden. We enjoy our home comforts but where better to put them than on top of a mountain where we can gaze at Africa from our living room terrace!

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

The nearest beach is only 30 minutes away in pleasant and quiet Sabinillas. The unspeautiful Atlantic beaches and sand dunes of Tarifa are 75 minutes away. Day trips to Morocco from Tarifa also .

Travel:

Malaga airport 90 minutes by car and Gibraltar is an hour . Car hire recommended.

Distances:

Beautiful Spanish historic town of Ronda is only 40 minutes drive away and the historic cities of Seville, Granada and Jerez are all about 2 hours drive. The costa Del Luz with ferries to Morocco and Fantastic unspoilt Atlantic beaches of Tarifa is 75 minutes away by car. The nearest beach is 30 minutes away whilst the costa Del sol resort of Marbella is only 45 minutes.

Further Details:

There is plenty to do in the surrounding area. Ideal for hiking and nature lovers, the white village of Gaucin sits at the head of the stunning Genal valley where many other historic white villages can be explored. Gaucin has numerous Tapas bars, shops, and restaurants. There are several food shops and a supermarket and two banks. Gaucin is in the heart of Andalucian traditions and there is a Flamenco festival in July, a summer ferria in August and an annual fiesta bull run every Easter. Historic towns and cities of Seville , Jerez, Granada, Malaga and Ronda are all close enough to explore.

Availability

From £1,380 Weekly

Rental rates

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
28 Mar 2015 - 22 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,350
 
 
23 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,480
 
 
27 Jun 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,880
 
 
29 Aug 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,480
 
 
3 Oct 2015 - 27 Nov 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,380
 

Notes

  • Booking Notes:
    Please contact Bruce or Susan Dorey for booking details. Payment by international bank transfer to our bank in Spain. First payment due is a 35 % non-refundable reservation deposit. Balance is due 28 days before holiday arrival date. If Central Heating is required a supplement of £ 80 per week is payable equivalent in local currency to housekeeper .

    Changeover Day:
    Booking run Saturday to Saturday. Arrival 1600 departure 1000.

    Notes on prices:
    If Central heating is required, a supplement of €100 per week is payable to the housekeeper.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The house being in the heart of the village is convenient for wandering the streets and tapas bars of Gaucin, but it also is a haven of tranquility and to spend an afternoon lounging and reading by the pool or dining out under the stars is as peaceful as any afternoon in the countryside. We also love to visit the historic towns of Ronda ( only half an hour away ), Seville, Granada and Cordoba. When it comes to beaches, the nearest is only half an hour away, but our favourite beach probably in the world is an hour away at Tarifa, unspoilt expanses of Atlantic dune backed beaches with the beautiful, quirky ancient salt battered town itself, it is a delight. From Tarifa, we often take the hydrofoil ferry across to Morocco, only a half hour crossing, but another world away.

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Bathrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with a large bath and walk in shower. Bedroom 2 and 3 share a bathroom. Bedroom 4 accessed from the top garden terrace also has an en-suite with walk in shower. There is also a fourth bathroom / downstairs toilet with walk in shower.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Four large bedrooms. All are beautiful. Three are doubles and one has twin beds. Three bedrooms are upstairs. One with views from private terrace. The fourth bedroom is located off the garden terrace under the lemon tree.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Children are most certainly very welcome , the house is equipped with a selection of toys and children's DVDs, but parents of very young children may wish to be aware that there are some stairs down through the garden and an open staircase in the living room. The pool area however is securely separated behind a gate and we have spent many a fabulous holiday with our own children here and lived here ourselves when they were very young with no problem. Outside: A series of delightful terracotta garden terraces tumble down below and behind the house. The main upper terrace is an idyllic place to enjoy alfresco outdoor life, Spanish style. Built around a mature lemon tree this terrace consists of two dining / sitting areas. A timber pergola with Moroccan arches overlooks the pool below, a place to spend hot afternoons dosing in one of the hammocks or enjoying a long lunch in the shade around the rustic oak dining table. There is also another open seating area perfect for when the heat of the sun has subsided and the barbecue is lit! Steps lead from here down to the gated, private swimming pool area. The gated, curved pool (approx. 8 x 4m) is designed to allow one to swim beneath a beautiful arching palm tree and it's surrounding flower beds. Sunloungers and outdoor seating are provided and you can choose between improving your tan on the pool terrace or escaping from the mid-day heat courtesy of the shade provided by the pergola above. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen included. Not beach towels. There is a maid service once a week. Other: Attractive second living room with Moroccan archway, houses a Sky T.V (UK freeview) and DVD library. From this room there is also a downstairs toilet with washroom / shower. Ideal as a TV room or childrens playroom. Toys provided ...lego , puzzles etc

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