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Idyllic Accommodation in Secluded Courtyard - Apartment 1, La casita (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Apartment 1, La casita (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

This cottage style apartment has one double bedroom and is located on the ground floor, it is accessed from the courtyard via a covered ‘grotto’, all the rooms are on one level, there are no stairs to climb.

Many original features of the apartment still exist, exposed wooden beams and very thick walls which are typical of this type of traditional home.

Central to the cottage is the kitchen/lounge/dining area having fitted kitchen with gas hob, fridge, microwave oven and an open log fire. The bathroom has a large walk-in shower, hand basin and toilet. The bedroom has a Moroccan style double bed on a raised platform.

Immediately outside the cottage is a seating area where you can enjoy your meals and relax alfresco in the warm balmy summer evenings. There is also a barbecue area within the courtyard for your use.

More Details

About the property

S11800

Both apartments have independent access from the widest street in village via a gated archway and a private courtyard. They are set in a beautiful cobbled courtyard having many exotic plants such as grape vines, lemon trees and jasmine giving a real Mediterranean ambiance. Just two or three steps lead to the lower apartment. A Stone stairway leads to the upper apartment from the courtyard, the entrance way opens up into a bright and airy open plan kitch/lounge/diner. Stairs from the living room lead to two terraces that have views to die for. The terraces are ideal for sunbathing or for relaxation with a glass of wine and dining alfresco after a day of exploration. A second stairway leads to the roof terrace having a 360 degree panoramic view of the whole village and outlying countryside. The Castle rises just behind you and the Genal valley stretches out in front, on a clear day you can see Gibraltar and the Rif Mountains of Morocco!


Owner
Bob &Dawn Buckler
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2017

About Bob &Dawn Buckler

Hello and a warm welcome from Bob and Dawn to sunny Spain. We fell in love with the beautiful village of Gaucin during our visit in 2006. The unique and special ambiance of this 'pueblo blanco' is quite special, the evenings are magical as you sit admiring the wonderful sunsets and moon-lit skies from our terraces. The scenery is stunning and views down to the coast are magnificent. We base our successful bird tour company (wingspan bird tours) from our home in Gaucin where we offer day tours to give you a unique opportunity to sample the 'real Spain' and enjoy a wonderful day watching wildlife.

Bob &Dawn Buckler purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Bob &Dawn Buckler chose Ronda area

We love Gaucin because it has a uniqueness, a wonderful friendly atmosphere and it is truly beautiful.

The quiet narrow streets, the colourful plazas, good selection of restaurants and tapas bars. Everyone smiles and greets you when you stroll through the village.

Within easy reach of the coast, Ronda and to several other pueblos blancos. Gaucin is an ideal choice for tourists, walkers, wildlife watchers, cyclist and culture lovers. For the art lover, Gaucin is home to many artists and sculptors.

Its position in southern Andalucia is centred on the migration route of thousands of birds, it is just perfect as a base from which to run our bird watching tours. There are hundreds of excellent places to visit for exciting bird-watching day tours and a huge variety of species to see.

What makes this apartment unique

From its cobble-stone courtyard to its Moorish influenced architecture our house and apartments are truly unique. As many of our clients have told us, it is a wonderful, magical and relaxing place to stay.

We are within a few minutes walk of all the local amenities including good supermarkets, specialty shops and a great organic shop, with internet facilities.

Enjoy your meals from a choice of three terraces with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside and the coast beyond or visit one of the numerous restaurants and tapas bars that Gaucin has to offer.

We love to welcome visitors to our house and to share in the same feelings of wonderment that we had the very first time that we set foot in Gaucin.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you Dawn and Bob for sharing 'La Casita' with us. We are honoured and delighted to be your first guests in this lovely little apartment and have been very comnfortable"

Pam and Jim, B.C. Canada.



"We were so delighted to enter your courtyard and then find this magical upstairs apartment which surpassed our expectations in everyway. Thank you for being so helpful and attentive and we really enjoyed getting to know you both"

Jeri, Roy, Mischa & Nilo, U.K.



"Both the accom. and the hospitality provided by Bob and Dawn were excellent and we wish them every success with their venture." Judith, Denis, Pam & Pete. U.K.



"We came to Gaucin looking for a place to buy. This seems hard as your place was just what we were looking for and nothing we saw was as good as yours. We are convinced of a success for you in Gaucin as we can see that everything that you have done until now is just perfect"

Catherina & Hans, Sweden
Mar 2009
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Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
A provisional booking can be made by e-mail or telephone and must followed by a £100 deposit payable within 7 days. The balance must be paid 6 weeks before the let commences and will include a £100 refundable retainer in case of damage or breakages.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Discounts for long lets are available contact the owner for details. If you booking overlaps two price ranges then a pro rata amount will be calculated. Bed linen and towels are included in the price.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Gaucín in Serranía de Ronda

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Whilst the stairways leading to the upper apartment are easy to climb they are narrow and therefore unsuitable for the elderly and young children. Smoking is not allowed in any of the rooms and pets are not permitted. Outside: The upper terraces have sun loungers, outside tables and chairs and a single BBQ unit. The balcony outside bedroom 1 of the upper apartment has an outside table and two chairs.

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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Gibraltar
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Taberna de Zorro
Nearest Golf
37 Kilometres
Duquesa Golf
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Gaucin station
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
A377
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
El Granada
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Sabinillas
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We provide Bird-watching Breaks and day trips. The owner is an avid bird-watcher and a professional tour guide. An up-to-date bird list is available together with many maps and directions to the best bird-watching areas. Fully guided Bird-watching tours are available during your stay, they vary from 1 day excursions to a full all inclusive week. For details of bird-watching tours please contact owner. Gaucin lies on the edge of two of Andalusia’s impressive National Parks, Los Alcornocales and Sierra de Grazalema, which offer stunning walking and great opportunities for bird watchers. Gaucin is also on the flight path of migratory birds between N Africa and Europe. If you like wildlife then you have come to the right place, butterflies abound, the birds are exotic and wild flowers carpet the lush meadows.

Coast/Beach:

To the south, the Costa del Sol’s beaches, golf courses and other attractions are only 40 minutes away. A little further a-field is the famous Rock of Gibraltar and newly-discovered Tarifa. The wide open Atlantic beaches of the magnificent Costa de la Luz and the Donana Wetlands bird sanctuary are to be found further to the west.

Travel:

Car hire is recommended as the nearest airport is at Malaga, which is a 90 minute drive. The smaller airport at Jerez can be reached in a similar time whilst Gibraltar (now being used by Easyjet) is 60 minutes away.

Distances:

Magnificent Ronda lies 45 minutes away to the east along the famous White Villages route passing a string of other picturesque pueblos blancos. Cortes de la Frontera can be reached in 30 minutes and Casares is also a 30 minute drive.

Granada and the Alhambra palace can be reached for a day trip.

Further Details:

Gaucin is perhaps the most beautiful of Andalucia’s Pueblos Blancos, or White Villages, surrounded by picturesque and varied scenery studded with olive, oak, carob and chestnut trees. Perched 630 metres (2,000 feet) up on a mountain balcony against the backdrop of the Serrania de Ronda mountain range, and window to the famous town of Ronda. From the many miradors within the town there are terrific views down the Genal River Valley to the Mediterranean coast, Gibraltar and the Rif mountains of Morocco. Here, in this unspoilt country village of only 2,000 inhabitants, there is a small but well established international community ensuring that all year round there is a lively and varied range of tapas bars, cafes (including an internet cafe), restaurants (mainly April - October) and other essential services (ATM, pharmacy, post office, market, shops, supermarkets, taxis, public swimming pool in summer etc). There is also a railway station, on the scenic line from Algeciras to Ronda and beyond, just a 10 minute drive from Gaucin. For those of you who need to stay in touch, mobile phone reception is also excellent, and there is a nearby telephone booth.

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