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Spacious country villa,15 x 5 m pool, wonderful mountain views

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

5 ensuite bedrooms, sleeps 8 -12, 4 bedrooms in house, 1 in adjacent cottage

Casa Linda, a lovely, cool refuge during the summer, is a cosy winter retreat as well. Architect designed 4 bedroom country house with adjacent 1 bed cottage, 15m x 5m pool, set amidst glorious mountain scenery on a 50 acre private estate. Dine outside on the big covered terrace or shelter from any weather in the `great room´ which combines sitting area, dining, and kitchen under the high pitched ceiling. This is perfect for family get togethers, or groups of friends. The 15m pool just below the terrace invites a dip or is long enough for a serious swim. The house is all on one level, private and secluded, with wonderful sunsets and a feeling of being 'away from it all'. Take a morning stroll around the private estate, enjoy the far-reaching views and fresh air, the birds and wildflowers. Venture further afield: only 3 miles, a 45 minute walk from the 'white village' Gaucin, less than an hour to the beach, Ronda, or Marbella, day trips to Granada, Sevilla, even Morocco, the house is a perfect base for touring. Or just sit back, enjoy the wonderful views and the soaring birds, and unwind.

Plenty of accommodation on one level: The house and cottage were both designed on one level, with a ramp down to the pool. This is more comfortable for everyone, and particularly so for anyone who has a problem with stairs or steps. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and offers privacy and quiet away from the 'great room' central space.

Extra insulation in the roof makes the house cool in hot summer weather, and warm in winter. Complete central heating, underfloor in the 'great room' and bathrooms, radiators in the bedrooms, makes for a cosy winter retreat.

AND FINALLY--

As the caretakers, we live on the same estate, completely separate and out of sight of Casa Linda. Without disturbing your privacy, WE ARE THERE TO MAKE YOUR HOLIDAY AS ENJOYABLE AS POSSIBLE, SHOULD YOU NEED ANY HELP OR ADVICE. We will meet you in the village to show you the way, introduce you to the house and the area, and answer any questions you may have.

More Details
Registration Number : VTAR/MA/01422

Owner
Linda Schwartz
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

About Linda Schwartz

Early life in Connecticut, university at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Worked in book publishing in London for 15 years before coming to Spain. Have lived in Spain, on and off, for nearly 30 years.

Likes beautiful countryside, books, classical and bluegrass music, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, etc. old songs, foodie, old movies. Interested in travel, likes staying in small hotels or with friends.

Linda Schwartz purchased this chateau / country house in 2001

Why Linda Schwartz chose Gaucín

The mountain views captured me from the beginning. The mountains do not shut you in, but row on row carry you across valleys for a feeling of space and light. It is so beautiful here!

My architect husband designed lofts in London and our house here in Spain reflect this. High ceilings, large rooms, comfortable spaces.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The comfortable rooms, the extra insulation that gives a cool house in summer and a warm one in winter. Big central space, full of light, opening onto the large terrace. Great for dining, or watching the sunset. Peace and quiet, great views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A paradise place. The house itself is designed with such skill, life flows through it with harmony. We have all relaxed and feel restored.



We needed to recharge as we live very busy lives, and we could do this here, wtihout needing to unwind first. We will be back and will keep in touch with our fabulous hosts Namir and Linda. (Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness.)



The pool is the ideal size. We cooled off, swam lengths, and played games. The bird life is amazing, the lizards daily companions and the ghekkos a source of great wonder and excitement in the evening. We have tried to photograph the gardens and how the house sits so organically into the mountainside, but the images do not do it justice.



Gaucin is stunning and we have ventured out as much as we wanted to, but we have always been keen to return to the peace and tranquility of this house and gardens.
Aug 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Gaucín in Serranía de Ronda

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom in cottage adjacent to main house
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , two more beds possible in this large bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , two more beds possible in this large bedroom
  • Two extra folding beds can be supplied, to go in any of the bedrooms, to sleep a maximum number of 10. May to October the adjacent cottage is also available, with a 5th bedroom, to make maximum occupancy of 12. Each bedroom has its own private bathroom. There is a guest loo just off the sitting room for general use. A fan is provided for each bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Easy access, one level living--the entire house is all on one level, with no steps, which adds to the comfort for everyone. Step-in showers and ramps help anyone with walking difficulties. NOTE: House price DOES NOT INCLUDE private chef--Cook service can be arranged, on request, for cooking and serving on-site or delivery of ready to eat dishes. Payment direct to chef. House price DOES NOT INCLUDE daily maid service--this can also be arranged at extra cost, payment direct to maid. House price DOES NOT INCLUDE massage--this can be arranged at extra cost, payment direct to masseuse.

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Spacious country villa,15 x 5 m pool, wonderful mountain views
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Leonia, NJ
5

A wonderful week with friends.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoy Casa Robledal. We were 8 "fifty-ish" adults, both singles and couples. The house was comfortable and roomy, with plenty of privacy for all. The pool & local scenery were lovely.

We did a few day trips, including Ronda, Gibraltar, Pileta Cave and a few of the white villages including Zahara and Grazelema, however we truly enjoyed Gaucin the best. Wonderful castle, unique cemetary, great restaurants - truly a lovely, interesting place.

As others noted, the restaurant Casa Ananda in El Colmenar was delightful - a unique experience. We would also highly recommend La Fructuosa in Gaucin, which is only open on Friday and Saturday evenings. But don't despair - there are other great restaurants in Gaucin ( El Lateral and La Fuente come to mind) and a modern well-stocked supermarket!

Another worthwhile experience was "take-out" paella from a local chef. Authentic and delicious. Linda can provide the details.

We would happily return!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Our

  • 5 of 5

It was really great to return this August to Casa Robledal and to meet up once again with the friendly and helpful owners (who live nearby if needed for any help or advice).

The house and gardens are very well kept by an excellent maid and gardener. The house itself is spacious, comfortable and nicely furnished (I loved the 2 chesterfield sofas with their big cushions). All of the four bedrooms and the cottage have comfortable beds and their own bathrooms, which was ideal for our family as we could all have our own space and privacy. The fact that the house is all on one level was very handy for my mother and our grandchildren.

The large pool has been positioned so that you can take in the spectacular mountain scenery whether you are swimming or soaking up the sun on the loungers.

We all thoroughly enjoyed rambling around the 50 acre estate, which gave us a nice workout before breakfast! There are longer walks as well, that lead directly from the estate so that you don’t have to drive to get to them.

The nearby village of Gaucin provided us with most of our shopping needs, as it has a couple of supermarkets, a bank, pharmacy, and post office, as well as a multitude of tapas bars and excellent restaurants.

We did some day trips to the beaches—we particularly liked the Atlantic beaches with the sand dunes and wind surfers to watch. We loved Ronda and the mountain drives around it—several good day trips there.

We would definitely recommend Casa Robledal to our friends and relatives—it’s a great place for a family get together, a group of friends or even a romantic break for a couple. Big enough to socialize in, yet private enough to get away on your own if you want.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2010
  • Date of Stay: October 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A perfect hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I spent a glorious week in the cottage. Very well equipped and comfortable with outstanding views. The perfect antidote to anyone wanting to escape for a peaceful break in the most beautiful setting.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2010
  • Date of Stay: October 2010
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Gibraltar
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Gaucin
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Algeciras
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
many courses on the Costa del Sol
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Gaucin Estación (El Colmenar)
Nearest Motorway
27 Kilometres
Autopista del Mediterraneo, E15 AP7
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Gaucin
Nearest Beach
32 Kilometres
Mediterranean (Sabinillas)
Car: necessary

Casa Linda is a good centre for touring and site seeing. The golden trio of Andalucian cities, Sevilla, Granada, and Córdoba, are all possible day trips. Or take the ferry to Tangier for the day for a real change of scene. Ronda, with its spectacular gorge, the oldest bullring in Spain, and its echoes of Moorish and Roman times is only 45 minutes away. Marbella and Gibraltar are also within easy reach. A visit to the nearby Mediterranean and Atlantic beaches contrasts with the mountain hideaway of Casa Robledal. Set out in the morning to see white villages clinging to the hillsides of the quiet mountain roads, or Grazalema Natural Park with its spectacular mountain scenery and serious footpaths for walkers. And the peace and quiet of Casa Linda welcomes your return at the end of a busy day.

Other Activities: Summer Ferias (festivals) in all the local villages

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Gaucín, Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,683
for 7 nights
£1,683
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £438.3

ADDITIONAL PRICING INFORMATION

1 BEDROOM ADJACENT COTTAGE AVAILABLE FOR LARGER GROUPS (SPRING AND SUMMER ONLY)
Add 425€ per week. This gives a couple or individual some private space, their own kitchenette and terrace.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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