Andalucia courtyard villa in luxurious seclusion, views of Africa

Gaucin, Ronda Mountains, Andalucia Property Ref: RD55
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    8 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
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  • Property Ref: RD55

The grand Andalucian finca is a well-established, professionally maintained holiday property. With its 8 bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms, 500 m² of floor space and 30 acres of private grounds, it offers weeks of sunny happiness between Gaucin and the sea. Sleeps 8 to 16.

Booking information for RD55

  • Normal check-in time: 4 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10:00 am.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated, and the normal swimming season is mid-May to early October.

  • For winter bookings, a first load of firewood is provided for free, but thereafter firewood is an extra charge (approx. 60 € for several days supply).

  • The pool has a 2-metre drop at the infinity end over bushes, which could be potentially dangerous.

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a returnable cash deposit might apply. Please ask.

  • When the villa is booked for 8 people at the reduced price, the children's wing is closed off and unoccupied.

  • A refundable security deposit of 500 euros applies to this property. When you make a booking you authorize for this sum to be held against your card subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

Changeover day for RD55

  • The changeover day is normally a Saturday.

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Summary

The grand Andalucian finca is a well-established, professionally maintained holiday property. With its 8 bedrooms, 3 sitting rooms, 500 m² of floor space and 30 acres of private grounds, it offers weeks of sunny happiness between Gaucin and the sea. Sleeps 8 to 16.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    8 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    5.5 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 16

Enjoyment
Broadband WiFi Internet; Satellite TV; 2 TVs; 2 DVDs and a video; Bose music system with iPod port; Electric keyboard and acoustic guitar; Terrace fridge; Barbecue; Infinity swimming pool (10,4 m x 5 m, paddling depth in semi-circle and 2 m in deep end); Sunloungers; Sunshades; Plenty of garden furniture, including hammocks; Games and books as described above.

Self-catering
4-ring hob, grill & 2 electric ovens; 2 dishwashers; Microwave; Toaster; Juicer; Blender; Coffee maker and several cafetières; Kettle; Large fridge-freezer.

Practicalities
2 Washing machines; Iron & board; Hairdryers in bathrooms (except children's); Central heating; 3 open fireplaces for log fires and a wood stove; Fans in all bedrooms; 2 Cots & highchair; All bedding and towels provided (including pool towels); Private parking.

Extras
Complimentary welcome hamper on arrival.

Notes on Facilities
The WiFi signal is very good in the main sitting room, the bedrooms and adjacent terraces, but doesn't work everywhere.

Layout

Ground floor
Open-plan main room of living room-dining-kitchen.
Bedroom 1: Large double bed, armchairs, writing desk, red curtains, fireplace, en suite bath/shower/WC with some attractive mosaic tiling.
Bedroom 2: Large double bed (1.50 m), wood stove, freestanding roll-top bath, separate WC.
Bedroom 3: Extra large double bed (can be made up as twin).
Bedroom 4: Double bed.
Bedroom 5: Extra large double bed (can be made up as twin) lower ceiling than other bedrooms and en suite shower/WC.
Bedroom 6: Extra large double bed (can be made up as twin) with en suite shower/WC.
Shower room/WC shared with Room 4 and children’s gallery upstairs; Extra sitting room.

First floor
Drawing room; 2 bedrooms for children that communicate with the downstairs extra sitting room.
Bedroom 7: Twin beds in room painted as an oasis scene, separate WC.
Bedroom 8: Double bed and single bed in room painted as a desert scene.
These rooms share a shower room/WC downstairs.

Exterior
Furnished, shaded terraces for outdoor dining; Barbecue area; Swimming pool and gardens & 14 hectares of fenced grounds; Private parking.

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Overview

This wonderful, extensive farmhouse villa is designed to satisfy all the members of your holiday party. It’s one place you simply won’t want to leave.

Making an impressive entrance along a driveway graced by tall palms, the estate extending on all sides in formal gardens and grounds, you come to a classic Andalucian residence in total privacy, looking out to the sea over hilly countryside.

The 14-metre infinity pool has one of the best uninterrupted views we’ve seen at any Spanish villa. In the distance across the sea you can make out Morocco’s Rif Mountains. Midnight swims under a big night sky blazing with stars are accompanied by a silence broken only by crickets and night owls. Underwater pool lights stay on until 3 am.

The pool is 25 metres from the house and has underwater lighting for night swims.

The climate is typically and thoroughly Mediterranean, warm and dry, sometimes even on winter days.

The accommodation is harmoniously set out around a fountain courtyard scented with orange blossom, jasmine and other Mediterranean flowering shrubs. Six of the eight bedrooms and the main living and dining areas are ground floor and give onto this courtyard and terraces.

A double-height main sitting room for all is not the only living room. There’s a wing with children in mind, complete with its own sitting room and play facilities, and an upstairs drawing room-cum-library for anyone who desires a quiet read (or a discreet siesta).

The villa comprises the following spaces and facilities:

Central courtyard with fountain, orange trees and fragrant flowering shrubs.

70 m² reception hall.

Spacious main living room.

Spacious drawing room with open fireplace and books. Comfortably furnished under a vaulted wood ceiling and with views of hills and the village of Jimena.

Main dining room and three outdoor dining areas that can all seat sixteen people. A barbecue is provided outside.

Plenty of furnished outdoor spaces for getting together or enjoying some quiet intimacy, on terraces and in 30 acres of grounds that range around lawned gardens. The 14 hectares of grounds are fenced round.

 Infinity swimming pool with shallow paddling area. 

All bedrooms have Egyptian cotton linen and reading lamps.

Gardens planted with subtropical vegetation and flowers, jasmine, wisteria and mimosa, pomegranate, olive & jacaranda trees, small vineyard, eucalyptus wood.

Covered dining terrace with barbecue, cushioned seating that's also good for siestas, and a hanging seat.

All in all, it’s one of our favourite large villas in Spain. Previous guests have emphasized how comfortable and homely it is; how magical the children’s area is with its colourful murals; how remarkably cool the house stays during the hot Spanish summer; and everyone has liked the chance to preorder a paella!

An English-speaking property manager is available if needed. Catering, food shopping, babysitting, massage and maid service are extra services available on request. You can sometimes even book a flamenco session or a women's singing group who will perform in traditionally dress.

The kitchen is very well equipped and the cooks are amongst you are welcome to pick from the herb garden just outside. A gardener will come quietly early a couple of times a week to check on watering, but generally you are left to your own devices in complete privacy.

Many guests are understandably quite content never to leave the villa during their holiday, but it’s worthwhile considering local attractions:

10 mins to pretty Gaucin for shopping and Eagle Castle.

5 mins to San Pablo and a warm welcome at Las Acacias restaurant.

10 mins to cork oak forest surrounding elegant Jimena de la Frontera and its restaurants.

30 mins to Mediterranean beaches and golf.

1 hr 15 mins to Tarifa for Atlantic beaches, surf, boat trips, hovercraft to Morocco.

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Location

Setting

Unspoilt Mediterranean hillside

Location

In own grounds on a quiet country lane and track, 5 mins from San Pablo de Buceite, 10 mins from Gaucin.

San Pablo 5 mins
Good restaurant
Gaucin 10 mins
Most facilities
Sotogrande 30 mins
Beaches, golf
Ronda 1 hr
Historic town
Marbella 50 mins
and Puerto Banus
Tarifa 1 hr 15 mins
Atlantic beaches, fast ferry to Morocco
airport Nearest Airports
Gibraltar (GIB) 1 hr
Malaga (AGP) 1 hr 40 mins
Jerez (XRY) 1 hr 45 mins

Prices

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

Sleeps up to 16 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-8pax 9-16
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 24 Mar 201724/03/2017
€2,000
€2,500
25 Mar 201725/03/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€3,000
€3,750
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
€4,850
€4,850
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 29 Sep 201729/09/2017
€3,750
€3,750
30 Sep 201730/09/2017 03 Nov 201703/11/2017
€2,720
€3,400
04 Nov 201704/11/2017 15 Dec 201715/12/2017
€2,000
€2,500
16 Dec 201716/12/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
€3,400
€3,400
Sleeps up to 16 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-8pax 9-16
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 24 Mar 201724/03/2017
€2,000
€2,500
25 Mar 201725/03/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€3,000
€3,750
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
€4,850
€4,850
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 29 Sep 201729/09/2017
€3,750
€3,750
30 Sep 201730/09/2017 03 Nov 201703/11/2017
€2,720
€3,400
04 Nov 201704/11/2017 15 Dec 201715/12/2017
€2,000
€2,500
16 Dec 201716/12/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
€3,400
€3,400
Sleeps up to 16 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-8pax 9-16
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 24 Mar 201724/03/2017
£1,687
£2,109
25 Mar 201725/03/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
£2,531
£3,164
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
£4,091
£4,091
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 29 Sep 201729/09/2017
£3,164
£3,164
30 Sep 201730/09/2017 03 Nov 201703/11/2017
£2,295
£2,868
04 Nov 201704/11/2017 15 Dec 201715/12/2017
£1,687
£2,109
16 Dec 201716/12/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
£2,868
£2,868
Sleeps up to 16 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-8pax 9-16
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 24 Mar 201724/03/2017
$1,838
$2,298
25 Mar 201725/03/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
$2,757
$3,446
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
$4,457
$4,457
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 29 Sep 201729/09/2017
$3,446
$3,446
30 Sep 201730/09/2017 03 Nov 201703/11/2017
$2,500
$3,125
04 Nov 201704/11/2017 15 Dec 201715/12/2017
$1,838
$2,298
16 Dec 201716/12/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
$3,125
$3,125
Sleeps up to 16 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-8pax 9-16
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 24 Mar 201724/03/2017
AU$2,678
AU$3,347
25 Mar 201725/03/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
AU$4,017
AU$5,021
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
AU$6,494
AU$6,494
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 29 Sep 201729/09/2017
AU$5,021
AU$5,021
30 Sep 201730/09/2017 03 Nov 201703/11/2017
AU$3,642
AU$4,552
04 Nov 201704/11/2017 15 Dec 201715/12/2017
AU$2,678
AU$3,347
16 Dec 201716/12/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
AU$4,552
AU$4,552
Sleeps up to 16 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-8pax 9-16
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 24 Mar 201724/03/2017
CAD$3,987
CAD$4,983
25 Mar 201725/03/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
CAD$5,980
CAD$7,475
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
CAD$9,668
CAD$9,668
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 29 Sep 201729/09/2017
CAD$7,475
CAD$7,475
30 Sep 201730/09/2017 03 Nov 201703/11/2017
CAD$5,422
CAD$6,777
04 Nov 201704/11/2017 15 Dec 201715/12/2017
CAD$3,987
CAD$4,983
16 Dec 201716/12/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
CAD$6,777
CAD$6,777

Booking information for RD55

  • Normal check-in time: 4 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10:00 am.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated, and the normal swimming season is mid-May to early October.

  • For winter bookings, a first load of firewood is provided for free, but thereafter firewood is an extra charge (approx. 60 € for several days supply).

  • The pool has a 2-metre drop at the infinity end over bushes, which could be potentially dangerous.

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a returnable cash deposit might apply. Please ask.

  • When the villa is booked for 8 people at the reduced price, the children's wing is closed off and unoccupied.

  • A refundable security deposit of 500 euros applies to this property. When you make a booking you authorize for this sum to be held against your card subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

Changeover day for RD55

  • The changeover day is normally a Saturday.

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YOUR REVIEWS

Patricia | August | 2016

Cortijo La Hoya was the most ideal property for our family party of 15. Laid out around a charming courtyard, the rooms were cool, attractively furnished and comfortable. This property is more than a holiday villa, it feels like a home. There is a delightful little upstairs sitting room which is a great place for a quiet time. The views are beautiful and the pool is excellent. A delightful garden full of flowering shrubs and many shady terraces and shade also round the pool, which is important in August. The kitchen is very well equipped and we made use of the very good cook, Natalia, famous for her paella, but also many other delicious meals, which was a great help. It is well positioned, near Gaucin,where there is a good supermarket and where we also had a delicious meal out at La Fructuosa. It is within easy reach of Rhonda, which is well worth a visit and the grandchildren loved swimming in the freezing lake at Cueva del Gato! We highly recommend this property and Ines, the caretaker was very helpful, as were Rustical Travel with all our dealings."

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Anonymous | June | 2016

We're a group of childhood friends, spouses and (now) children who've been renting vacation properties together for the past 15 years. We've taken homes everywhere from the Catskills to the French Riviera, and we all agree that... This – house – is – the – BEST! The views are spectacular. The grounds are extensive, filled with flowers and fruit trees. (Wake up to the scent of jasmine, then take your kids on a nature walk through the orchard to show them where their food comes from.) The gourmand groundskeeper, Paco, makes amazing paella and helped source our very own leg of jamon de bellota. The house manager, Ines, will go out of her way to answer your questions and get what you need or assist you in any way. The house itself is beautiful, tastefully decorated without feeling too precious. The kitchen is well equipped, with two ovens and two dishwashers, which makes clean up so much easier. The cooktop/hob can be a bit finicky, but you’ll figure it out or just cook the whole time on the built-in BBQ outside. The rooms are arranged around the courtyard, so everyone has their own private space. The pool is large, has a platform where younger kids can play and a shelf along the edge of the deeper part so you can stand all the way around….and, wow, the view. Nearby “white villages,” like Gaucin and Jimena de la Frontera, are charming and have castles where you can climb on 2000 years of history without any supervision. A little further afield, cities like Ronda, Cadiz and Gibraltar are also worth a visit (though you may want to bring some Dramamine for the winding roads) or go to Africa for a day – ferries to Morocco leave every couple of hours from Tarifa. That said, once you’re at the house, you may never want to leave. And when you must, you’ll be counting the days until you can return. I know I am."

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Maisie | June | 2015

I wanted to drop you a note to say that we had a absolutely lovely time at the villa. Thank you very much for all your help. "

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Graeme | June | 2015

Tanks for the opportunity to provide feedback. Our holiday was split into two groups. Week 1 a family gathering of 15 and week 2 our son / daughter & friends. Both groups had a fantastic time. La Hoya is a great place which felt like home (ie not too pristine which meant no need to worry) and we settled in immediately. Location was perfect and with no immediate neighbours we could relax completely and other than shopping trips - hardly left the place!! We enjoyed Jimena De la Frontera as an alternative to Gaucin. An amazing pool was the relaxed focus of both weeks and Table tennis provided a more competitive alternative! There were however a couple of problems which we feel should be addressed: Our biggest single problem was the children's wing". Whilst we had 2 x 7 year olds upstairs (with parents) the two rooms downstairs occupied by 3 adults were substandard compared to the other rooms in the main house which were all en-suite. This meant 7 people having to share the smallest shower in the house. The bathroom facilities were totally inadequate for a potential 8 people. There needs to be at least another toilet / shower - bath possibly upstairs to spread the load. Of lesser importance - but worth considering would be another fridge. With 15 people in the house - the kitchen and outside fridges were completely full after every shopping trip and it would have been good to have another one, especially for the water!! Just about everything else was perfect and we would all definitely love to return.

Rustical Update

The owner is now planning on adding a new bathroom in the children's wing. We'll update the online Property description as soon as we have news of its completion (planned for Christmas 2014). A bigger second fridge is also promised for 2015.

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Rebecca | May | 2015

This was our second holiday with Rustical Travel and another fabulous villa. Really friendly local guides, the villa was beautiful and the views stunning. We'll definitely be back."

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Geithner | April | 2015

It is such a little paradise - having been there twice now I feel it is a very special place and I'm already thinking about when I will return. We had a fantastic time there, all our friends were in awe how beautiful it is and it really worked well for our group (13 adults, 7 kids). The kids loved it, they played in the gardens all day long, we had long, lazy breakfasts and yummy barbecues in the evenings. We were so lucky with the weather, we were able to swim in the pool and sit outside and listen to the nightingales at night! We were looked after very well by Ines, who arranged for an excellent yoga teacher and a manicurist to come, and Paco, who cooked a fabulous paella for us. We couldn't have wished for anything more. The property itself is clearly a well-loved and treasured family home, you immediately get the feeling you're arriving at a home from home - my personal favourite feature is the beautiful courtyard with its citrus trees and fragrant jasmine. All rooms are clean and well maintained and decorated beautifully. We left the property only once in our week there - to go to the pretty village of Gaucin, where we witnessed a traditional Easter procession - a very special treat in a perfect holiday!

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Ken & Valerie | October | 2014

We want to say how much we all enjoyed our recent holiday in RD55. We found nothing we did not like there and appreciated the way the whole place was entrusted to us as it is so clearly a much cherished home. We do hope to come again. We should also like to thank you for your clear instructions and service which all worked very smoothly. Please would you to extend our appreciation to the owners of this property for their wonderfully open approach to their visitors."

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