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Restored Farmhouse, Private Pool In Beautiful Open Country Near Ronda, Andalucia

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Sep-2016
House in Acinipo, Nr. Ronda, Spain - Quiet Valley, 20-25 Minutes From Historic Ronda And Quirky Village Of Setenil De Las Bodegas

Situated well away from main roads, Finca Cuevas del Marques was a working farm until recently and its land is still cultivated. There is a large salon and a smaller one, both with TV. At 800m and with high ceilings, the house usually stays cool even in summer. Enter a different world through the avenue of almond trees (blossom-time March) and the impressive gateway. Choose from several shaded or sunny outside spaces. Separate utility room in former pigsty. Featured on cover of 'Casa y Campo' after restoration.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The Anglo-Dutch owners bought this property in 2008 and have spent the last two years upgrading and furnishing it.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at Finca Cuevas Del Marques last August and it was absolutely wonderful! The Finca has been beautifully restored. It is situated in an excellent location near the historic town of Ronda, surrounded by a very attractive landscape. You approach along an avenue of almond trees and enter through old gates which open onto a beautiful cobbled courtyard. The house is very tastefully furnished with good paintings and antiques. There is a lovely long table for outside meals. The grounds are also very attractive to potter about in and the terrace and pool a lovely place just to "be". We all loved it as did my sister and her family who joined us for a few days. We went on some good outings but it was always good just to relax at the house. One day our car got a flat tyre and the chap who checked the pool took it away repaired it and left the tyre at the house for us..an unwanted stress resolved! We certainly want to return and highly recommend it.

Mrs L. Haynes, Newbury, 9/1/13
Jul 2011
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1 holidaymaker review

5

Wonderful house near Ronda

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in August 2012. My husband still says it was his favourite holiday rental!

It is situated near Ronda in beautiful countryside. This lovely old house has a wonderful cobbled courtyard, very attractive rooms and a great swimming pool from where you can see Roman ruins in the distance. The whole experience here was excellent and I am sure we will return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Setenil de las Bodegas
"c.15 minutes drive from house. I would add a sixth star if it were allowed. Unique village o..."
Olvera
"The Centro Historico is good but not especially good. The main outdoor attraction is the Via..."
Ronda
"The guide books do not exaggerate. Famous and spectacular bridge on 500ft masonry abutments ..."
Grazalema
"Small 'pueblo blanco' in middle of National Park. 45 minutes from house. Unpretentious resta..."
Zahara de la Sierra
"One of the best of the 'pueblos blancos' on a steep hill overlooking a large reservoir. Very..."
Algodonales
"The town itself is nothing special but it is overlooked by a large flat-top mountain that is..."
Jerez De La Frontera
"Maybe even five-stars. The outskirts don't prepare you for the fine historic centre with gra..."

From the Owner

We bought it mainly for the spectacular views and peaceful setting and we still enjoy them with our friends several times a year. Future plans include extending the garden and planting a vineyard to make dessert wines - maybe even 'eiswein', since there is usually frost in the late autumn evenings. This part of Spain has always attracted us and we like our privacy. No crowded beaches for us, however beautiful they might once have been. We like Spanish culture and have travelled in Latin America. And of course, we like the sun, the light, the food and the architecture that are synonymous with Andalucia.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga or Jerez at 110 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Marbella at 60 Kilometres

Coast/Beach:

c 75km to Costa del Sol (if you must) at San Pedro de Alcantara. c 2 hours to much better, unspoiled Costa de la Luz north of Cadiz. Some reservoirs allow boating, swimming. Plenty of walking nearby and in the spectacular nearby Grazalema Natural Park.

Travel:

Malaga airport c 110 km/75-90 minutes. Jerez (Ryanair, Iberia) about the same. Seville c 1hr. 45m. Gibraltar 2hrs 30min (+/- border delays). Sometimes direct trains from Madrid to Ronda. AVE (high-speed train) from Madrid to Antequera (c 1hr away) and Malaga. Many inter-city buses from Ronda.

Distances:

Ronda c 17km. Setenil c 14km.

Further Details:

Ronda has everything - banks, post office, several supermarkets, all sorts of shops, museums, wide range of restaurants. Plus famous bridge and Spain's first bullring. Several equestrian/pony-trekking centres in the area.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
6 people low season
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£604
for 4 nights
From
£151
£1,056
 
 
6 people Xmas
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£676
for 4 nights
From
£169
£1,183
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £211

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner. Some flexibility to take advantage of cheaper flights.

Notes on prices:
Reductions for 2 - 4 guests. Please contact owner.

25% deposit on booking, 75% two month prior to start of the rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

Not many properties are as quiet as this and although light pollution is difficult to escape even in the country, the night sky here is brilliant. There are good walks and rides. For those with more adventurous tastes, there is spectacular paragliding from the nearby Algodonales escarpment. The Grazalema National Park is only a short drive and the cities of Cadiz, Cordoba, Seville and Granada are within easy reach. Wildlife includes griffin vultures, buzzards, many colourful and tuneful birds and even the odd mongoose. Terrapins can be found in the river. The human inhabitants are less exotic but very friendly.

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • churches
  • museums
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1. Washbasin, WC, shower cubicle. 2 and 3. Wet rooms - shower, washbasin, WC in single space. 4. Separate room with washbasin, WC, shower cubicle, bidet. 5. Large bathroom with vintage bath (+shower attachment) washbasin, WC and bidet.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1. double bed, en-suite bathroom/WC. 2 and 3, double bed, wet room/WC. 4. King size (2m) bed, separate adjacent bathroom/WC 5. Guest wing: double bed on mezzanine. Large bathroom/WC below.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Please, no smoking inside the house. The furniture has been carefully chosen. Most of it is robust but some pieces need extra care and respect. Outside: Private pool, c 8m x 4.5m x c 2m deep max. 8 - 9 sun-loungers. Long outdoor dining-table in shade, near kitchen, seating 12. Separate shaded area with table for 4. Small salon has its own verandah. Wicker outdoor armchairs for 6. Two barbecues (small, large). Utility Room: Separate utility room with washbasin, washer and separate tumble-dryer. Also, external clothesline in full sun. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed-linen changed weekly. Pool towels provided. Weekly cleaning; more often by arrangement.

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