Price per week €3450—€3850
Sleeps 8 (plus 2)
Living Space

4 bedrooms:

Top floor
Large master bedroom with superking size bed, en suite bathroom with separate shower, walk-in wardrobe and private balcony

First floor
Double bedroom with king size bed (can be made into twin beds), en suite shower room and walk-in wardrobe
Twin bedroom with en suite shower room and walk-in wardrobe

Large sitting/play room with double height ceiling and open fireplace

Ground floor
Twin bedroom with en suite shower room with twin basins, walk-in wardrobe and doors leading to the terrace

Modern fully equipped open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room

Lower ground floor
Laundry area
Guest loo

Amenities

Swimming pool (12x5m) saltwater, with built-in steps and two shallow areas
6 sun loungers and a day bed
Shaded sitting area
Outdoor dining area with a 3.5m long table
Ofyr BBQ
Table tennis
Badminton
Boules
Trampoline
Air-conditioning in all bedrooms
WiFi
TV with Satellite and Apple TV
DVD with a selection of DVDs
Wii
Portable sound system, connected by Bluetooth

Domestic Services

Clean on Saturday from 11am
Gardener
Pool guy

On request (payable locally);
Additional cleaning
Chef for a tapas night, paella or BBQ
Yoga, pilates or a masseuse

Location

The villa is located just outside Ronda, in Andalucia

Ronda is under 5 minutes drive, for bars, restaurants and tapas bars
Costa del Sol is 60 minutes drive, for abundant golf courses and beaches
San Pedro beach is 60 minutes drive, a nice beach with restaurants
Sevilla, Jerez de la Frontera, Marbella are all within 90 minutes drive drive
Cordoba is 90 minutes drive

Transport

Fly to;
Malaga is 1hr 30 minutes drive
Seville is 1hr 45 minutes drive
Jerez is 1hr 15 minutes drive

Car hire is essential

Local Information

One of the oldest towns in Spain, Ronda, is less than 5 minutes drive away. A typical Andalucian town with white washed houses, traditional olives groves and surrounded by pine forests is set off by its dramatic location atop a deep mountain gorge with historic defences. The oldest bullring in Spain is in Ronda and well worth a visit, as well as a host of other attractions such as; Baños Árabes (the Arab baths), which are the best preserved in Spain, Palacio de Mondragón (Moorish palace) built in 1314 and the Palacio de Rey Moro y la mina (Palace of the Moorish King), with the water mine and fortress leading to the bottom of the gorge.

Near Ronda, the Cueva del Gato (Cat’s Cave river pool) is a magical place at Benaojan, have a cool dip in the small lake and be impressed by it’s waterfall, and across the valley you will find Acinipo Ruins, a Roman settlement and amphitheatre.

Recommended activities include horse riding, bird watching, cycle tours (for any level of bike rider) or a tapas tour of Ronda. You can also book a half or full day, to explore Ronda in a 4×4 on a tailor made trip to enjoy the local scenery, tapas, swimming, walking.

There are many good bodegas (wineries), tapas bars and restaurants in the Ronda area, including Bardal which has a Michelin star.

60 minutes drive will take you to the beach of San Pedro, a nice clean beach with some cheerful restaurants. The coast of Andalucia has a wide range of beach bars and restaurants. The coastline from Malaga to Estepona can be busy, if you prefer quieter areas with stunning beaches and dunes, drive further towards Tarifa, Bolonia, Zahara de los Atunes and los Caños de Meca.

Also a 60 inute drive is an artificial lake created by a dam, known as the Garganta del Chorro – a beautiful turquoise coloured lake bordered by pine forests. A tranquil retreat where you can swim, go canyoning, fish, or enjoy a picnic on the lake shore. Watch out for the eagles which continually circle around the sheer cliffs.

Our View

This is an elegant and luxurious holiday villa in beautiful rural Spain, just a few minutes drive from vibrant Ronda. Interiors are influenced by styles from Andalucia, The Nederlands and Scandinavia, so are contemporary and sleek, and the colour scheme is neutral, warm and modern.

The design is clever, with huge double height windows offering stunning views of the valley, and a mezzanine gallery with bedrooms looking over the sitting rooms, but also benefiting from the huge five metre windows looking out onto the gardens and valley beyond.

The gardens are planted with an abundance of over 300 olive trees. You are also welcome to pick from the fruit trees, there are apples, pears, cherries, plums, peaches to choose from. Then there is the kitchen garden growing tomatoes, onions, courgettes, aubergine and many other seasonal vegetables, as well as mint, rosemary, lavender and thyme. And finally, roses for table decoration!

The house extremely spacious and bright, it is also home to a lively young family whose influence casts a happy and relaxed atmosphere. For children staying, there is a large trampoline, wooden playhouse and large lawn to play on.

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