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Villa/Farmhouse With Stunning Views To Africa And The Mediterranean

Overview

Property

Updated: 15-Sep-2016
Villa near Gaucin, Ronda Area, Andalucia - Private 13m Pool, Tennis Court Nearby

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.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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

Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just a quick note to say thank you for the use of your wonderful house last week. It was perfect.



The views from the terrace and swimming pool are spectacular, and the garden looked lovely despite the heat. Manuel became used to finding one or two of us in the garden in the morning when it was too hot to sleep.



We were very fortunate that it was free.
Jul 2015
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7 Reviews

4.9
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

5

Stunning location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second fortnight at El Robledo after two weeks in September 2015. It was a delight to compare the changing seasonal landscape, wildlife and wildflowers with our previous trip. The house sits on a wonderful elevated plot with fabulous views down to Gibraltar and the Moroccan coast. Tranquillity is assured by the location on a private estate. Local staff are courteous, efficient and attentive. Beautiful gardens are immaculately maintained and the lovely swimming pool area with plenty of shade as well as views provides the perfect place to spend lazy days. When more energetic, there are wonderful walks by local rivers and in natural parks of cork oak and eucalyptus. Nearby pretty villages provide bars and restaurants with terrific views. We have booked again for 2017 which says it all....

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at El Robledo, having spent two weeks there in September 2015. The house enjoys a magnificent position, overlooking gently rolling hills down to Gibraltar. Tranquillity is assured by its location on a private estate. Beautiful gardens are well maintained and a fine swimming pool with tremendous views is a lovely place to spend the day. The local staff are friendly and efficient. Nearby villages are pretty and offer decent restaurants with equally attractive views. The countryside offers good walking and abundant wildlife and wildflowers, which vary by season. We have booked again for 2017 which perhaps says it all!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Abu Dhabi
5

Wonderful time in Spanish house

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Chipping Norton
5

Truly wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely Country House

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just to say that it is only hot to play in daytime in high summer , late July / Aug.
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5

Best Holiday Ever.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Polo can be arranged at Jimena, 20 mins drive.

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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 www.gaucindeli.com

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 )

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 7
28 Aug 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,550
for 7 nights
£1,550
 
 
rate 3
25 Mar 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
Rate 4
25 Jun 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,550
for 7 nights
£2,550
 
 
Rate 5
23 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 7 nights
£2,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
By application (email below).


Changeover Day:
Normally Saturday unless by arrangement.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • 2 en suite bathrooms. 1 shared bathroom. 1 WC/Gents.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms). Notes on bedrooms: 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.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

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

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