House in Gaucin village, Andalucia, Spain
Stylish, Rural Village House with Private Pool, A Gorgeous Garden and Mountain Views to Morocco., Stunning Peaceful Location. Easy Reach of Seville, Granada, Ronda and 30 Minutes from the Beach ., Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms)
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.
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|27 October 2012 - 21 December 2012||GBP 995.00||7|
|22 December 2012 - 4 January 2013||GBP 1580.00||7|
|5 January 2013 - 15 February 2013||GBP 995.00||7|
|16 February 2013 - 26 April 2013||GBP 1180.00||7|
|4 May 2013 - 31 May 2013||GBP 1380.00||7|
|1 June 2013 - 28 June 2013||GBP 1580.00||7|
|29 June 2013 - 31 August 2013||GBP 1880.00||7|
|7 September 2013 - 4 October 2013||GBP 1580.00||7|
|5 October 2013 - 1 November 2013||GBP 1180.00||7|
|2 November 2013 - 20 December 2013||GBP 980.00||7|
|21 December 2013 - 3 January 2014||GBP 1480.00||7|
Booking run Saturday to Saturday. Arrival 1600 departure 1000.
Three of the large bedrooms, two doubles and one with full-sized bunk beds, are upstairs. One enjoys spectacular bed–time views from it's own private, furnished terrace. The fourth bedroom is located off the garden terrace and is fully equipped en-suite.
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.
Open to living and dining room with breakfast bar plus four stools. Beautiful solid chestnut craftsman built units, and solid granite worktops. Fully equipped with double sink. Gas hob / electric oven. Dishwasher, washing machine, fridgefreezer. etc
The large living/dining room is stylishly open plan, divided by large rustic arches. With a rustic exposed timber ceiling it is furnished with stylish leather sofas, Moroccan rugs and a large oak dining table and a open fireplace. 4 speaker Hifi system.
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
All towels and linen included. Not beach towels. There is a maid service once a week.
WashingMachine Oven Microwave Iron HobStove FridgeFreezer Fridge Dishwasher
Tv Satellite InternetAccess HighChair Cot CentralHeating
Important 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 warned that there are several flights of 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 when they were young.
House in Gaucin village, Andalucia, Spain
About the area
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 sun terrace or escaping from the mid-day heat courtesy of the ample shade provided by a mature fig tree.
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 .
Many courses nearby on the Costa Del Sol 30 minutes away.
How to get there
Malaga airport 90 minutes by car and Gibraltar is an hour . Car hire recommended.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 .
Year property purchased: 1999
Why this location?
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!
What are the unique benefits of the property?
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.
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