An entire hacienda in the warm climate of a green Andalucia coastal valley

Casares, Costa del Sol, Andalucia Property Ref: RD42
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    9 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 18/22
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  • Property Ref: RD42

Intelligent architecture, understated luxury, fabulous grounds, pools and natural setting. Beaches 20 mins. Sleeps up to 18 adults & 4 children in 9 bedrooms with 8 bathrooms.

Booking information for RD42

  • Normal check-in time: 3 pm - 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am. 

  • The swimming pools are maintained and open all year, weather permitting, but only the main pool is heatable.

  • The heated pool is optional. It has an additional charge of 210 euros per week (electricity costs not included -see below- and this can add 15 euros per day to final electricity bill); if required, it must be arranged and paid for at least 2 weeks in advance. Not available from mid-November to end of March.

  • The sauna heating is payable locally; it is coin-operated and inexpensive.

  • All electricity is an extra cost, carefully metered and payable locally at 25 cents per kWh unit. The approximate cost in 2015 was 170 euros per week (without pool heating costs if required -see above).

  • A refundable security deposit of 300 euros applies to this property. This sum os payable to the keyholder on arrival and subject to deductions for breakages/damages, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

  • Weddings or similar events are no longer accepted due to neighbourhood noise restrictions.

Changeover day for RD42

  • The changeover day is Saturday at this property.

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Summary

Intelligent architecture, understated luxury, fabulous grounds, pools and natural setting. Beaches 20 mins. Sleeps up to 18 adults & 4 children in 9 bedrooms with 8 bathrooms.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    9 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    8 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 18/22

Enjoyment
WiFi (does not work in all villas); Satellite TV (Sky); Two Swimming pools (one is 10 m x 4.5 m, 1.50 – 1.70 m deep with a round shallow area at steps, and can be heated on request at a supplement; and one is circular and 9.50 m across, 1.30 - 1.60 deep); Sauna (payable locally); Table tennis (please bring your own bats & balls); Table football.

Self-catering
Houses have varying kitchen equipment but all have cooking facilities including fridge freezer; Cortijo has a dishwasher.

Practicalities
All houses have dual air conditioning or air heating; Open fireplace or wood stove (first load of firewood free of charge); Hairdryer; All bedding and towels provided, including pool towels; Parking on site.

Layout

9 bedrooms in total for 18 adults plus additional accommodation for 4 children:

Cortijo (2 bedrooms with views for 4 people)
Bedroom 1: Double bed with Juliet balcony.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds (can be made up as double bed) with terrace access.

Westhouse (2 bedrooms with views for 4 people, plus sofa bed for child)
Bedroom 3: Twin beds with ensuite bathroom/WC.
Bedroom 4: Double bed part-screened from a dressing room (it can be converted to a child’s sleeping area) and en suite bathroom.

La Casita (1 open plan bedroom for 2 people, plus sleeping area for child/day bed)
Bedroom 5: Double bed.

Mario (1 bedroom with view for 2 people, plus sleeping area for child/day bed)
Bedroom 6: Double bed with open plan shower.

Carmen (3 bedrooms with views for 6 people)
Bedroom 7: Twin beds (can be made up as a double), sofa bed, Juliet balcony and open plan shower room.
Bedroom 8: Double bed.
Bedroom 9: Double bed.

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Overview

If you want to share somewhere uniquely satisfying with a number of friends or family, not showy, not luxuriously modern, simply beautifully put together in a gorgeous location, this is for you.

Spread out over a huge estate of 18,000 m² with gardens galore, massive well-kept lawns and two swimming pools (one heatable), the property are  in total nine bedrooms are distributed between no fewer than five houses.

You can see the layout of the estate in the image gallery. The main house (Cortijo) has a large country kitchen and dining area where you can all come together to share meals, while always enjoying the option of the space and privacy of your own self-contained accommodation as much as you wish.

The Andalucia hacienda is something of an understated masterpiece, the one-time home of an architect who made imaginative rural properties his speciality.

The design hallmarks here are generosity of spaces, quality of light and comfort, an awareness of the human requirements of practicality and intimacy, and an embracing of the rich natural world, plants and indoor gardens linking interiors with the very warm climate of the outdoor world.

One of the most reassuring aspects of the property is that after a period of being administered by managers who let standards start to slip, it is now fully back in the hands of the architect’s family. While keeping its original retro style, they have put in time, effort, expense and a lot of love to bring it back to its best – and continue to make improvements, extending the lawns, adding pool heating and a large sauna. We believe this is the key to its renewed popularity, with plenty of returning clients.

The hacienda wasn’t built in one go, but grew as an organic whole to occupy the estate grounds in an unusually green valley just 20 minutes from the coast.

It’s very beautiful with high standards, without being artificially prettified, neighboured by horses rather than people, the surrounding valley and mountains populated by wildlife, streams and a wealth of forest.

There are two swimming pools with a long season that benefits from a very warm climate.

From private parking, after driving three minutes down a maintained track, access is along a path through an inviting garden of bamboo and high fronds with a jungly feel.

From the garden, a gate opens to a lovely rear circular pool with lawns, on the other side of which is the sauna. Three of the houses – Cortijo, Westhouse and La Casita – are ranged along two sides of the pool and garden.

Cortijo, which is the main villa, and the neighbouring Westhouse share a long, broad terrace, arched and roofed, furnished with cushioned armchairs and planted with ivy and jasmine. This leads on through another gate and small patio to La Casita.

The entire estate layout with 9 bedrooms in total is as follows:

Cortijo (2 bedrooms with views for 4 people)
A lovely old door opens to a vast living area. A leather wrap-round sofa on a richly coloured rug is served by a white latticed table and large hearth, large screen TV and DVD, all under light flooding from high-set windows in an arched ceiling.
The dining area beyond seats 14 people comfortably beside a wall of windows that opens to a cooling breeze. There’s a country kitchen and a side terrace which connects to one of the two bedrooms.
The kitchen has an impressive gas-fired Leisure range to cook on and it leads out to a wonderfully large, recessed and roofed dining terrace with a tiled table for 9 people, in-built barbecue and superb views over the gardens and hills.
A discrete corner staircase has a lower door to an en suite twin bedroom (can be made up as double bed) with the terrace mentioned above; the stairs rise to a vaulted double bedroom which has great views from Juliet balconies and a mountain view from the shower.

Westhouse (2 bedrooms with views for 4 people, plus sofa bed for child)
A welcoming lobby invites takes you to a lounge where olive-green sofas are set around a low table. The ceiling is wood-beamed and not too high, lending an intimate atmosphere to the place. There are more armchairs at the window end of a kitchen and dining area, and a corner planted with an indoor garden. The accomodation faces south and is illuminated by natural light through three sets of high windows. A terrace where morning glory and bougainvillea bloom has 4 comfy chairs and a round table for eating out. The views are lovely and garden steps go down to the pool and lawns.
Inside, the two en suite bedrooms are separated onto different levels. Upstairs is a very spacious, high-vaulted twin bedroom, carpeted in ivory white, with views of the gardens and hills. The bathroom’s stained glass panel bears a jungle scene with monkeys. Downstairs, in a large open-plan room, a double bed is part-screened from a dressing room which can easily be converted to a child’s sleeping area, and open to here is a full bathroom. French windows open to the views.

La Casita (1 bedroom for 2 people, plus sleeping area for child)
The house is entirely open plan (except for the WC), making it a romantic favourite with couples, and unsuitable really for anyone else… It’s all on one floor except for a couple of internal steps. A cushioned reading corner, sofa, dining table and daybed provide different places to sit and relax. It’s the only north-facing house, yet receives plenty of light through well-placed windows. The kitchen is simple and there are not the same views as you get in the other houses, but there are several things we liked about this little house, especially the strikingly large bathroom of mirrors with its burnished tiles, jacuzzi bath, orange Chinese lanterns, giant yucca, door out to the pool and giant conch soap shells; also the vaulted ceiling, the smooth bare stone wall dividing internal spaces and the flyscreen door that slides open easily.

The two other houses are Carmen and Mario. Carmen completes the raised, south-facing buildings begun by Westhouse and Cortijo. Mario is tucked away on its own in a private corner of the bottom lawn.

Carmen (3 bedrooms with views for 6 people)
Reached via its own garden path from parking, Carmen is distributed on three levels. The entrance level is given over to an open-plan arrangement of a living space with a deep blue sofa and armchairs, dining area with wood dining table and kitchen. There are colourful abstract paintings and a horse theme in other artwork.
From the kitchen, steps go down to the house’s pièce de resistance and, in our opinion, the sweetest spot in the entire hacienda. It’s a sitting area of four cushioned armchairs with table on a small garden terrace, very private, planted round with flowering shrubs and shaded by foliage. It feels and looks lovely. Its raised position makes it a vantage point for views over the massive gardens, main swimming pool and out to the mountains. Beautiful!
The upper level has a twin bedroom (can be made up as a double) with a super view from the bed. It has a sofa bed, Juliet balcony and open plan shower room. The lower level with its two double bedrooms (sharing another bathroom) has access to both the garden terrace and the upper of the hacienda’s interconnecting lawns.

Interconnecting is a key concept here. Just when you think you’ve discovered everything, a pathway and steps lead round, up and down, joining one part of the property with another.

Mario (1 bedroom with view for 2 people, plus sleeping area for child)
On the lower of four long and wide green lawns that slope into each other and provide an apt setting for the main swimming pool (heated in cool months), Casa Mario is the most private of all the houses. It is reached from a separate driveway and you may in fact drive across the broad lawn to park outside in the shade of the squat palm tree.
This garden cottage has a vine-covered, furnished terrace with pretty views of lawn and hills. It was the first of these houses designed by Aubrey David and his personal base and retreat. It’s all open plan and more or less square. Under the vaulted, beamed ceiling are a lovely old leather sofa, attractive cast iron stove, and a daybed by a large corner window where a child can sleep. The double bedroom is on a slightly higher level and curtained off from the living room. The bed is solidly wood-framed, there’s a fitted wardrobe, open plan shower and tall windows out to the garden. The house has its own kitchen facilities.

Taking all normal parental precautions, the hacienda is a property where children of all ages can be brought and enjoy themselves immensely.

The main swimming pool is 11 m x 4.5 metres and heatable in cool months. It has a shallow area where parents can play with young children.

The rear, circular pool is 10 metres across and doors and gates can be closed to keep young children from this area.

Both pools are filled with spring water and the same drinking water is piped to all the house taps.

The houses all have dual air conditioning in summer and air heating in winter and some have wood stoves. TV is satellite with Sky. There is WiFi internet at the estate, although do note that it doesn’t work everywhere.

All areas of the hacienda are bright and airy, with plenty of natural light coming through the many regular, French and even high windows, some of which are not curtained.

With sandy Mediterranean beaches only 20 minutes away and even more exciting Atlantic strands further west at Tarifa, a mecca for windsurfers, the hacienda is a very attractive proposition.

A short drive away are four satisfyingly different country restaurants that offer a range of very good food. And Casares is a delightful village, with all manner of local shops and a pleasure to stroll around. Its position, perched on a promontory with impressive views, adds to its charms.

Local golf courses are among the best in Europe. Nearby Finca Cortesin held the 2012 World Match Play Championship and there are many more courses to choose from at the coast. The climate allows for a round of golf, or horse riding, easily arranged locally, at any time of the year.

The valley area, home to aquifers, is a green and genuinely rural corner of Malaga province, well suited to walks and countryside exploring.

Children may be interested to know that the jungly Selwo Wildlife Adventure Park is only 30 minutes away. Footpaths with rope-bridges or a truck safari take you to flamingoes, monkeys, elephants, bears, giraffes, Bengal tigers and a batcave.

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Location

Setting

Green valley near Mediterranean coast

Location

Reached via a track, 3 mins from the road between Casares and the coast

Local restaurants 10 mins
Four country restaurants
Casares village 20 mins
Facilities
Mediterranean coast 20 mins
Beaches
Choice of golf courses 20 mins
 
Gaucin village 30 mins
Eagle Castle
Selwo Wildlife 30 mins
Adventure Park
Tarifa 1 hr
Windsurfing and Atlantic beaches
Ronda 1 hr
Historic town
airport Nearest Airports
Gibraltar (GIB) 50 mins 50 mins
Malaga (AGP) 1 hr 15 mins
Jerez (XRY) 1 hr 45 mins
Seville (SVQ) 2 hrs 30 mins

Prices

Rustical Travel charges Euros. All prices are fully inclusive, no hidden costs, no surcharges.

Sleeps up to 22 people, including 4 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -22
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
€2,800
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€3,580
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
€5,580
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 29 Sep 201729/09/2017
€3,580
30 Sep 201730/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
€2,800
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 08 Jan 201808/01/2018
€3,580
Sleeps up to 22 people, including 4 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -22
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
€2,800
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€3,580
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
€5,580
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 29 Sep 201729/09/2017
€3,580
30 Sep 201730/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
€2,800
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 08 Jan 201808/01/2018
€3,580
Sleeps up to 22 people, including 4 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -22
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
£2,343
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
£2,996
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
£4,670
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 29 Sep 201729/09/2017
£2,996
30 Sep 201730/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
£2,343
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 08 Jan 201808/01/2018
£2,996
Sleeps up to 22 people, including 4 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -22
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
$2,513
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
$3,214
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
$5,009
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 29 Sep 201729/09/2017
$3,214
30 Sep 201730/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
$2,513
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 08 Jan 201808/01/2018
$3,214
Sleeps up to 22 people, including 4 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -22
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
AU$3,574
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
AU$4,569
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
AU$7,122
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 29 Sep 201729/09/2017
AU$4,569
30 Sep 201730/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
AU$3,574
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 08 Jan 201808/01/2018
AU$4,569
Sleeps up to 22 people, including 4 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -22
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
CAD$5,175
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
CAD$6,616
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
CAD$10,312
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 29 Sep 201729/09/2017
CAD$6,616
30 Sep 201730/09/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
CAD$5,175
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 08 Jan 201808/01/2018
CAD$6,616

Booking information for RD42

  • Normal check-in time: 3 pm - 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am. 

  • The swimming pools are maintained and open all year, weather permitting, but only the main pool is heatable.

  • The heated pool is optional. It has an additional charge of 210 euros per week (electricity costs not included -see below- and this can add 15 euros per day to final electricity bill); if required, it must be arranged and paid for at least 2 weeks in advance. Not available from mid-November to end of March.

  • The sauna heating is payable locally; it is coin-operated and inexpensive.

  • All electricity is an extra cost, carefully metered and payable locally at 25 cents per kWh unit. The approximate cost in 2015 was 170 euros per week (without pool heating costs if required -see above).

  • A refundable security deposit of 300 euros applies to this property. This sum os payable to the keyholder on arrival and subject to deductions for breakages/damages, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

  • Weddings or similar events are no longer accepted due to neighbourhood noise restrictions.

Changeover day for RD42

  • The changeover day is Saturday at this property.

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YOUR REVIEWS

David | August | 2015

We had a great extended family holiday as RD42 suited us down to the ground. We were Grandparents in La Casita with daughter's family in one house, son's in another, other daughter & partner in La Casita and a couple of friends in Mario. It is so unusual to have the combination of togetherness and separateness that RD42 offers which allows privacy when you want it and great togetherness over meals and pools. Our holiday was greatly helped by the host's attentiveness and easy-going responses to all we asked, especially the printing of our Ryanair boarding passes - which saved us about €180! Having a late arrival/lost luggage; a broken bone and a prolonged sickness among the party meant we had to call on her rather more than we expected but she rose magnificently to the occasion every time. We also had a local meal prepared for us which was wonderful and inexpensive. The host contributes far more than the average and RD42 is much more than the average holiday let - we enjoyed our time very much."

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William | July | 2015

This was a perfect place to spend our family holiday. The accommodation was excellent with lots of space and good facilities and very clean. The two swimming pools were great and the children were in them most of the time. The location was so peaceful with lovely views. So thank you for a great holiday."

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Ida | May | 2015

Everything was so good! All our guests was so pleased ! Couldn't be better! Thank you for all help! /Ida and Johan"

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