Living Space

First floor
6 bedrooms:
Master bedroom with 4 poster, king size bed, large bathroom (adjacent to room), private terrace and mountain views
2 double bedrooms with Juliet balcony, french windows and garden views
Double bedroom overlooking courtyard
2 twin bedrooms with views of the valley
2 bathrooms
Gallery and reading space with balcony overlooking the garden

Ground floor
Two fully equipped kitchens with family dining areas at each end of the house
Open plan living area with sitting room, open fireplace, opening onto the terrace
Double height atrium reading room with open fire, access to cobbled terrace and garden
Games room with TV area and fireplace with glass door
Dining room with wood burning stove
Laundry room
Shower room with loo
Dining terrace with BBQ, vine pergola
Walled rose garden


Swimming pool (11 x 3m)- all one depth, saline and gated
Several outdoor dining and chill out areas
Air conditioning in bedrooms
Table tennis
American bar pool table
Children’s swings
TV with UK Freeview and Spanish terrestrial channels
DVD player and DVDs
CD player with speaker system
Central heating
Wood burning stove
2 fireplaces
Mature orchards of walnut, fig, almond, quince, plum, pomegranate, persimmon and apple trees

Domestic Services

Full house clean and towel change mid week
Outdoor seating areas swept
Gardner mid week, lawn cut and pool clean

On request and payable locally;
Delivery of a local fruit and veg box for your arrival
A chef, or in house cook and assistant
Yoga, pilates or a masseuse
Art teacher can come to the house to teach


Situated at the southern tip of Spain, the house is nestled within the mountains of two national parks
The nearest village Arriate is a 15 minute walk away
Ronda is a 10 minute drive
Nearest beaches are an hours drive to the south coast
Granada is a 2hr drive away
Seville is 1hr 45


Fly to Malaga, Jerez and Seville all approximately 1hr 30mins drive to the house
Car hire essential

Local Information

Activities; from tango or flamenco lessons, yoga and pilates, to tennis coaching and cookery schools there is something for everyone.

An excellent tennis club, tennis courts with coaching available are a 5 minute drive away. Golf courses are a 50 minute drive away in San Pedro. Cycling has become very popular in Andalucia and bikes can be hired in nearby Ronda.

The property is a 15 minute walk into Arriate, a bustling village with plenty of shops and cafes. One of the oldest towns in Spain, Ronda, is a 10 minute drive away. A typical Andalucian town with white washed houses, traditional olives groves and surrounded by pine forests is set off by it’s dramatic location atop a deep mountain gorge with historic defences. The oldest bullring in Spain is in Ronda and well worth a visit.

There is kayaking on the reservoir, horse riding and vineyard visits.

Our View

It’s difficult to imagine a more tranquil spot. This renovated farmhouse is surely paradise itself – stroll through the five acres of gardens, fields and orchards and take in the view of the magnificent mountain range beyond. The house is nestled in the hills near Ronda with lovely views.

Inside, walls are painted in soft greens and blues, with original wooden features and rich furnishings giving the place a luxurious yet welcoming atmosphere. The bedrooms are romantic with soft drapes and warm lighting and the main bathroom has rippled marble tiling.

What we love about this house is the detail – there are lovely linen cushions sitting on an old, beautifully-proportioned wooden settle, a glorious collection of old, local baskets in the kitchen and original beams exposed in the bedrooms. There are hammocks everywhere, brightly coloured wall hangings and double doors opening onto the terraces from most of the rooms.

This house is brilliant for 2 or 3 families wishing to holiday together. The swimming pool is a little way away from the main house and is gated, so great for parents of small children.

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