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Magical House In Village With Pool, Garage, Garden, Courtyard, Views to Africa

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Updated: 06-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

House in Gaucin, Ronda Area, Malaga Province, Andalucia, Southern Spain - Centrally Located In Village, All Amenities Within Walking Distance

The Molino is perhaps one of the oldest and grandest houses in Gaucin and has been featured in top Spanish interiors magazines such as 'Casa and Campo' and 'Vivir En El Campo.' In typical Andaluz style, life revolves around a secluded internal courtyard. Original terracotta tiles cover the ground floors, thick white-washed walls keep the house cool and polished floorboards gleam throughout the upstairs rooms. Many historic features remain, such as the huge stone fireplace in the Drawing Room, stained glass windows, hand painted wall tiles from Seville and a massive oak wine press, perfectly preserved, still stands in the Garden Room. The high ceilings made of traditional exposed beams and brick make the house spacious and airy. Overlooking the courtyard, the master suite extends across the entire breadth of the house. On the other side of the cortijo there are a further two galleried bedrooms. All upstairs rooms share a large sun terrace looking South towards Africa. This elegant old family home has been filled with antiques, rugs, wall hangings and treasures from around the world, creating a unique colonial atmosphere.

About the Owner

philippa ripley
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
6 January, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

"What an amaziing house, we've had the most relaxing 2 weeks here and really don't want to leave" Clare and Ameet Sept 2012

"A house full of magic and Charm" The Appleyards May 2012
Feb 2011
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Guestbook comments from the owner

"What an amaziing house, we've had the most relaxing 2 weeks here and really don't want to leave" Clare and Ameet Sept 2012

"A house full of magic and Charm" The Appleyards May 2012
Feb 2011
  • 1 of 1

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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Pony trecking in the Andalucian hills and private horse riding lessons.

There is floodlit public tennis court in the village and private coaching is available. On the coast, several tennis and padel clubs offer courses, open tournaments and 'mixins'

Walking, hiking, bird watching and nature trails all with, or without, the help of local experts and guides.

Motorbike, Mountain bike and Quad bike trips.

Visits to nearby caves, excursions into the Genal Vally by train.

Whale watching in Tarifa and Dolfin Safaris in the Straits.

Bullfighting at one of Spain's oldest bullrings in Ronda and numerous local horse ferriers and fiestas.

Excursions to the Roman ruins at Bolonia and guided trips to Morocco and Gibraltar.

The Gaucin Bridge Club meet regularly in the village but there are also several other clubs within easy reach on the coast.

All subject to availability; Massage, Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates classes.

Cookery courses, painting courses, De-Tox and Wholefood retreats.


The coast, which you can see from the house, is 35 kms down a lovely country road. There is a great variety of sandy beaches on the Costa del Sol, all equipped with ventas and beach bars. The closest to Gaucin is Manilva, about 1/2 hour away. To the West, a little under an hour away, are the wilder Atlantic beaches of the Costa de la Luz. These beaches are famous for kite surfing, windsurfing and surfing. Other water sport activities include a cable wake boarding park and water-parks.


There are many daily direct flights from the UK. Malaga airport is less than two hours away by car and Jerez airport about the same. Gibraltar is a little closer, about 45 mins. Car hire is recommended but airport transfers can be arranged.


Gaucin is just one of several 'white villages' to be visited in the Andalucian hills. Ronda, the nearest market town is 40 mins inland, perched above an incredible gorge. Under an hour to the glitzy Costa resort of Marbella and the nightlife of Puerto Banus. Sotogrande for Polo. To the West, the Costa de la Luz, with Cadiz for naval history, Barrbate for fishermen, Jerez for sherry and Montemedio for International eventing. From Tarifa with its Moorish past, Morocco itself is 40 mins by ferry.

Further Details:

Gaucin is a unspoilt white village but has all the necessary ameneties ; local corner shops and medium size supermarkets, fresh fish at the daily market, a healthfood shop, a delicatessant, a chemist, banks, post-office and garage. There are numerous local bars and restaurants.

There is a doctors clinic in the village and a 24hr emergency center in Algatocin, a 15 minute drive away.

Dominating the village is the Moorish castle, a stunning view point to the Mediterranean coast, North Africa and Gibraltar. All around Gaucin are circular walks or for the more ambitious, climbs up El Hacho. Inland are the enormous cork forests of the Alconales National park, which stretch for 60 miles, a heaven for nature lovers. Also the Genal river valley, known as 'the secret valley' is one of the most unspoilt and least explored parts of Andalucia.

During the year the locals celebrate fascinating religious, local and national fiestas including All Saints days and the Semana-Santa (holy week) processions. In August, Gaucin comes alive with ‘Feria’ but perhaps most infamous of all festivities is the Torro del Cuerdo on Easter Sunday.

Gaucin has a good night life with bars, discos and restaurants, but is also a safe place to let your teenagers out unaccompanied.

There is a floodlit village tennis court, a gymn and a supervised public swimming pool and several childrens' swings parks with kiosks.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Apr 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Bookings are usually weekly on Saturdays but exceptions will be made whenever possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1: en-suite to master bedroom with bath/shower over and double sinks. Walls lined with antique, hand painted Andaluz ceramic tiles. Double doors onto small balcony. Bathroom 2: with bath/shower over and antique wall tiles. W.C. : with hand basin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Suite: king size bed, dressing room\sitting room with large en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2: king size bed. Bedroom 3: twin single iron beds with shared bathroom and covered balcony, overlooking pretty central courtyard through stained glass windows.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • From the spacious upstairs terrace there are stunning views to the South towards the Rif mountains of North Africa. Up here, sun worshippers can stretch out on Indian day-beds and enjoy hours of uninterrupted sunshine, or sit and contemplate the unbelievable views. Looking directly from the balcony, into the pretty cobbled garden below, one might catch a glimpse of the swimming pool: tucked in amongst the old walls, refreshingly cool and deep. The leafy walled garden provides shade and comfort and is an ideal spot from which to supervise the pool. For dining outside, the central patio is an oasis of calm. Surrounded by a variety of exotic palms and ferns there is a large, mosaic dining table and comfortable seating for eight. With immediate access to the adjacent kitchen, this lovely courtyard is perfect for long, leisurely lunches and wonderful evenings spent dining under the stars. The pool has underwater lighting for night time bathers and may also be heated upon request. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Feather pillows, duvets, pure white bed linen, fluffy bath towels and colourful beach towels, all provided. Linen changed on a weekly basis. Further maid service is available, also babysitting and catering. The garden and pool are constantly maintained. Entrance Hall:large chest, carved wooden double doors, wood burning stove. Piano. Garden Room: original wine press, floor to ceiling doors leading to courtyard and garden.

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