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Lovely townhouse in beautiful White Mountain village

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

2 or 3 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, sleeps maximum 5

Beautifully renovated Townhouse upgraded to a very high standard and furnished accordingly. Registered with the Junta de Andalucia as a Casa Rural reference CR/MA/00799. Two double bedrooms on ground level with large bathroom. Large open plan living, dining and kitchen area on first floor with two traditional balconies together with large shower room. Spacious terrace room and large terrace on second floor with magnificent uninterrupted views south to the coast and Africa beyond. The terrace room has a comfortable sofa bed if required. There is a lovely wood-burning stove in the living area and heaters in each room making the house ideal all year round. The house is always immaculate being looked after by our neighbours in the village who are on hand if needed during your stay.

The house is maintained and furnished to a high standard and is a home away from home. Spanish television and a slection of free UK channels (including SKY News) are available as is wi-fi internet access throughout the house and terrace.

Local Activities: Gaucin is a wonderful location for bird watching being on the migratory route from Africa to Europe. There are two horse riding centres close by and organised walks take place regularly leaving from the village.

The river running through the valley is ideal for swimming, fishing, diving and generally exploring.

Festivals and Fiestas: A number of festivals take place during the year including the Semana Santa (holy week) processions. The running of the bull on Easter Sunday (a big highlight attracting large crowds).

The feria in August has a fairground, music and dancing.

Getting Around: Whilst car hire is recommended for exploring the locality it is not essential as we can organise taxi collection from the airports and local transport for day-trips etc. Once in the village all amenities are within walking distance.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Graham Wood
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 June, 2017

About Graham Wood

I was born in Fife, Scotland. I am a chartered accountant and work as a company accountant in Dundee. I am in the fortunate position of being able to work remotely some of the time and able to spend this time in the wonderful village of Gaucin.

Graham Wood purchased this house in 2004

Why Graham Wood chose Ronda area

Having holidayed with family in the summer of 2004 we returned in the autumn to look for a possible holiday home. We chose this property because of its location high up in the village with the full Gaucin view. The house was in need of complete rebuild and finally ready in the spring of 2006. We have made the most of the property over the years with family and friends and it has been a home from home.

What makes this house unique

The views from the terrace are incredible and take the breath away everytime.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Just a quick email to say we had a lovely time in Gaucin and the house was a fantastical delight - a real pleasure to live in. ' June 2006

'Thanks for giving us the opportunity to have the perfect base to experience life in Gaucin.' June 2006

'Just writing to say how much we enjoyed our stay in your house.

The views were stunning and the house was extremely comfortable and tastefully furnished with all mod. cons.

We will certainly recommend your property to our friends and colleagues as we had such a wonderful holiday.' July 2006

'Just a note to express our sincere thanks for the use of your house. The house was everything we expected, and more, you seem to have thought of everything.' Sept 2006

'We´ve thoroughly enjoyed staying at your place and would readily recommend it to any friends intending to visit Spain.' May 2007.
Nov 2007
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Guestbook comments from the owner

'Just a quick email to say we had a lovely time in Gaucin and the house was a fantastical delight - a real pleasure to live in. ' June 2006

'Thanks for giving us the opportunity to have the perfect base to experience life in Gaucin.' June 2006

'Just writing to say how much we enjoyed our stay in your house.

The views were stunning and the house was extremely comfortable and tastefully furnished with all mod. cons.

We will certainly recommend your property to our friends and colleagues as we had such a wonderful holiday.' July 2006

'Just a note to express our sincere thanks for the use of your house. The house was everything we expected, and more, you seem to have thought of everything.' Sept 2006

'We´ve thoroughly enjoyed staying at your place and would readily recommend it to any friends intending to visit Spain.' May 2007.
Nov 2007
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17 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

One of the loveliest places I have stayed in Gaucin. Awesome terrace and views, super clean and equipped house that is loved and cared for. Sometimes a holiday rental can feel souless but not this one... this is a beautiful home. Very helpful owner and even a lovely welcome package of all the essentials including a nice Spanish wine!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA, USA
5

Great place in great town.

  • 5 of 5

We look forward to coming back.

Everything was as expected: clean, comfortable and enjoyable.

We were there on the shoulder season and saw sun, rain and wind but, as I said, we look forward to our return!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent - well appointed - well stocked

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the week before Christmas and had a fantastic time. We love top walk and climb and found Gaucin to be really well situated for these activities. Also visited Gibraltar and Ronda - both being really easy to get to from the village. The village, even in December, has everything you need (chemist, supermarket, butchers (a fab one!), eating places) and was full of character and lovely people.

The house is roomy and really well stocked. We had everything we needed. When we arrived all was clean and ready. We have a child and the fact that the two double rooms are next to each other really helped him feel close at night. The terrace was a lovely aspect (south facing with fabulous views). The owner was really helpful and we would recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Superb

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful spacious home, beautifully situated in the town, with stunning views to Gibraltar and Morroco from the fabulous rooftop terrace. No hesitation at all in recommending this property to anyone wanting a comfortable and elegant base to enjoy and explore the area. Everything as advertised and expectations exceeded. Couldn't ask for more.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful,beautiful house in a fantastic location in picture postcard village- stay here if you can!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent 3 nights in Los Pisos at the end of a fantastic fortnight travelling around Andalucia and couldn't fault it in any way- everything about the house is fabulous. The arrangements to access the house and the directions were perfect and meant for an easy and hassle-free arrival. We have stayed in several traditional Andalucian houses around various towns and villages over the years and this is by far the best. The house retains a lot of the original character but has clearly been renovated sympathetically and to a really high standard by someone with a very good eye for taste and style- all very understated but beautifully done. Also,the stairs up through the house and up to the roof terrace were broad (and safe!), unlike some other houses we've stayed in. The 2 bedrooms are on the ground floor,together with the first bathroom,meaning they stay nice and cool for sleeping at night. Very comfortable bed, quality bed linen and plenty of storage space.

The combined living room/dining area/ kitchen are on the 1st floor and this is a very lovely and roomy space with well defined areas including an excellent kitchen with everything you might need (incl dishwasher).The 2nd bathroom (with toilet and shower) is also on this level. Plenty of towels are provided. We were actually sorry in a way that we didn't get a chance to snuggle into the sofas in front of the woodburner one evening,just to enjoy that lovely space,but the weather was too good and we couldn't tear ourselves away from the fabulous roof terrace and those wonderful views either over the village, up towards the castle or down over the valley towards the coast and distant Gibraltar- stunning. There is a BBQ, plenty of comfortable furniture including 2 x loungers and a large table with 4 chairs for dining on the terrace. Plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the blissful views.

So, in summary- a wonderful, spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and furnished house which I couldn't recommend highly enough. The photos online look good but they actually don't do it justice enough. The friendly Spanish couple who manage the property live literally across the street,so are very handy if any assistance is required. Gaucin is a stunning and friendly village with several good places to eat,drink and just observe life going on by. I find myself rather envious of Graham owning such a beautiful house in this wonderful village.. In fact my only regret is that we didn't stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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St-Pierre d'Orleans, Quebec
4

Au sommet de l'Andalousie !

  • 4 of 5

Les + : Grande terrasse avec superbe vue panoramique. Grande salle commune bien éclairée et ventilée avec cuisine bien équipée. Lits confortables. Maison dans un endroit calme et bien situé vs le village, on peut tout faire à pied. Très propre et meubles de qualité.

Les - : Pas de moustiquaire aux grandes fenêtres. Système d'eau chaude peu fonctionnel surtout pour les douches. Dix km de route en lacets avant d'arriver (mais on a la vue grandiose !)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Having holidayed with family in the summer of 2004 we returned in the autumn to look for a possible holiday home. We chose this property because of its location high up in the village with the full Gaucin view. The house was in need of complete rebuild and finally ready in the spring of 2006. We have made the most of the property over the years with family and friends and it has been a home from home.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 120 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Algeciras at 70 Kilometres Nearest Train : El Colmenar at 13 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Manilva at 20 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 25 Kilometres Car: necessary

The house is situated high up in the mountain village of Gaucin in the Serrania de Ronda within convenient walking distance of all village facilities. Gaucin looks out towards Gibraltar and Africa beyond and the views from the house are particularly stunning. Ronda is 40 minutes by car and the coast and beaches 30 minutes. The airport at Malaga is 90 minutes away. The train station at El Colmenar is a 15 minute car journey away and trains run towards Algeciras in the South and Ronda and Granada to the North through beautiful countryside. There are numerous golf courses on the coast. The coastal resorts of Marbella, Estapona, Sotogrande etc. are easily reached as is Gibraltar. Tangier in Morocco is easily reached by fast ferry from Algeciras and is a wonderful day trip. Seville and Granada are just over two hours away. The village has a number of small supermarkets and other shops. There are also plenty of bars and restaurants all within a short walk away.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer 2017
28 May 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£218
for 3 nights
From
£72
£465
£1,550
 
 
Autumn 2017
24 Sep 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£188
for 3 nights
From
£62
£415
£1,350
 
 
Winter 2017/18
26 Nov 2017 - 24 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£400
£1,300
 
 
Spring 2018
25 Feb 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£425
£1,350
 
 
Summer 2018
29 Apr 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£480
£1,600
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Bookings of two weeks or more will be given a discount.
A deposit of 25% is payable to secure the booking (only refundable if on cancellation the booking is taken up by another party). Balance of payment is required 6 weeks before the booking starts. Last minute bookings may receive special discount - email for details.
An additional charge of £15 is added if the terrace room is to be made up

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The views from the terrace are incredible and take the breath away everytime.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 24 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Both the bathroom and shower room are finished to a very high standard and are very spacious. Hot water is supplied instantly by a gas powered water heater.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Two queen size double bedrooms and one further room which can be used as a single bedroom (with comfortable sofa bed).

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • The staircases are open in the traditional style. There is a large wood burning stove in the living area which is ideal for warming up the cooler winter evenings. A basket of logs is included in the rental during winter months. Each room has wall mounted radiators which again make the house ideal for the winter months. The large outdoor village pool is 5 minutes walk away and is open in the summer months. The village tennis court is open all year round. Wi-fi internet access is available. An ipod dock is available.