Holiday cottage in the Gaucin woods

Gaucin, Ronda mountains, Andalucia Property Ref: RD74
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  • Property Ref: RD74

A cottage in the thick woods of Gaucin offering nature, privacy and a good level of seclusion at an affordable price. You can walk to the village and you also have pretty walks from the doorstep. A very tranquil spot. Sleeps 4.

Booking information for RD74

  • Check-in time: 4 pm – 10 pm ONLY (*); Normal check-out time: 10:30 am.

  • IMPORTANT NOTES ON CHECK-IN: 

  • (*) Check-in between 10 pm and midnight is only possible on previous arrangement and a fee is payable locally, please ask.

  • The swimming pool is open May to October, weather permitting.

Changeover day for RD74

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

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Summary

A cottage in the thick woods of Gaucin offering nature, privacy and a good level of seclusion at an affordable price. You can walk to the village and you also have pretty walks from the doorstep. A very tranquil spot. Sleeps 4.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    2 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    1 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 4

Enjoyment
WiFi Internet (limited connection, no streaming); Flat screen TV with HDMI port (Astra channels may be limited); Second TV in conservatory (only Spanish channels); DVD; Furnished terrace for dining; Private, filtered swimming pool (6 m x 4 m; 1 m – 1.50 m deep, with steps); 4 Sunloungers; Sunshade; Charcoal griddle for outdoor cooking.

Self-catering
4-ring vitroceramic hob; Electric oven; Microwave; Kettle; Cafetière; Toaster; Fridge-freezer.

Practicalities
Washing machine; Iron & board; Dual air conditioning / Air heating in bedrooms; Open fireplace in living room; Overhead fan in conservatory; Cot (on request); All bedding and towels provided (including pool towels); Private parking directly outside.

Layout

All on one floor
Kitchen; Living room; Bedroom 1: Double bed; Bedroom 2: Twin beds; Bathroom (shower over bathtub, WC).

Adjoining conservatory (accessed from exterior)
Dining and lounge areas opening to pool area; Utility room.

Exterior
Furnished porch terrace for dining out; Garden; Pool area; Private parking.

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Overview

For couples or a small family who have a number of requirements and a moderate budget, this cottage satisfies in its own neat and simple way.

The property offers what many of our clients ask for: a pretty, natural setting; privacy and seclusion within walking distance of a village; outdoor dining, a pool and garden; a decent standard of well-maintained accommodation; WiFi internet and walks from the front door.

It’s not luxurious, but it’s more than satisfactory, and it comes very fairly priced. If you don’t need a fancy country kitchen, bedrooms with amazing views, or an Olympic size pool, you’ll find a very nice holiday home in this Andalucia villa.

The property is reached from Gaucin village down a one-kilometre track which doubles as a walking path in the wooded hillside. We reckon the walk up to Gaucin at 25 minutes going there and 20 minutes coming back downhill.

Cottage, garden and pool are very correctly kept and completely private. The wooden fencing you see in the photos simply encloses the property to keep any wandering horses out, and the property boundary extends some way beyond.

The villa is unpretentious inside but attractively presented. The main building gives you two sofas in the living room, a perfectly adequate kitchen for self-catering and two bedrooms.

Beds are only standard size, but mattresses are viscoelastic and we imagined sleeping very deeply at this tranquil location.

Directly outside the kitchen, a vine-shaded dining terrace is a favourite spot for meals. As fire prevention regulations in this forest environment mean that charcoal can’t be burned on barbecues, the owner provides a gas-fired hot plate griddle so that you can still cook outside.

It may be a modest property, but the owner cares for it and is always making small improvements.

Adjoining the main cottage is a conservatory and here there’s another indoor dining area, as well as additional sofas and TV. It’s a fun space for children, especially.

The pool and garden round off the property very pleasantly. The villa is neither superior nor by any means inferior, but rather in a Goldilocks zone: just right, simply providing all you need for a self-catering holiday in privacy and comfort.

There’s a small lawn with at most a minor drop by its garden wall. Generally speaking, the property’s a good option for young children or people with reduced mobility, being all on one level. It’s not common to achieve such a  level of convenience out in the woods.

The pool is not gated, but it is slightly raised.

You feel very snug here, in the garden, in the pool, ensconced in the woods. There isn’t a view as such, but you have a clear sight of the peak of Gaucin’s Hacho mountain. 
 
Although there is excellent privacy and a good level of seclusion, you are not totally isolated and there are other houses in the mountains. But they are at such a distance away that we find it difficult to imagine how your tranquility might be spoilt.

Before we went to visit the cottage, we already recognized that it was located on a little known circular walking route. It’s one that we recommend in the local Gaucin Guide that we include as a holiday document for people coming to the area. It’s not the only such walk, some of which are long and beautiful, but it's on you doorstep.

The walk up to town is perfectly manageable even in summer as a lot of the track passes through woodland which provides at least partial shade. As long as it’s not too hot, the walk is perfectly pleasant.

Gaucin is one of Malaga’s top village choices for rural holidays. There are some good options for eating out and the views are terrific.

Just over half an hour away are sandy beaches.

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Location

Setting

A lovely wooded spot near Gaucin with Ronda mountains as backdrop.

Location

Accessed by 1.1 km track through woodland from Gaucin. Some bumps along the way but not challenging if driven slowly. To the parking space by the cottage there is a very short steep ramp. All manageable in a normal car with reasonably high clearance (not low-slung sports cars).

Gaucin village 25 mins walk
Bars, restaurants, shopping
Costa del Sol 40 mins
Beaches
Selwo Wildlife 45 mins
Adventure park
Ronda 45 mins
Historical town
Water Park 1 hr
 
Marbella 1 hr 15 mins
and Puerto Banus
airport Nearest Airports
Gibraltar (GIB) 1 hr
Malaga (AGP) 1 hr 15 mins
Jerez (XRY) 2 hrs

Prices

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

Sleeps 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
08 May 201708/05/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
€875
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
€1,015
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 08 Oct 201708/10/2017
€875
Sleeps 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
08 May 201708/05/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
€875
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
€1,015
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 08 Oct 201708/10/2017
€875
Sleeps 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
08 May 201708/05/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
£782
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
£907
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 08 Oct 201708/10/2017
£782
Sleeps 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
08 May 201708/05/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
$921
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
$1,069
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 08 Oct 201708/10/2017
$921
Sleeps 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
08 May 201708/05/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
AU$1,385
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
AU$1,606
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 08 Oct 201708/10/2017
AU$1,385
Sleeps 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
08 May 201708/05/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
CAD$2,036
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
CAD$2,362
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 08 Oct 201708/10/2017
CAD$2,036

Booking information for RD74

  • Check-in time: 4 pm – 10 pm ONLY (*); Normal check-out time: 10:30 am.

  • IMPORTANT NOTES ON CHECK-IN: 

  • (*) Check-in between 10 pm and midnight is only possible on previous arrangement and a fee is payable locally, please ask.

  • The swimming pool is open May to October, weather permitting.

Changeover day for RD74

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

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YOUR REVIEWS

Daniel | August | 2017

We had a great time in Gaucin staying at this cottage. It was very peaceful and the cottage was very clean on arrival. The garden is very nice and well maintained and, being enclosed, it was perfect for our two small children. The pool too was great and we spent most afternoons around and in the pool. There's lots to do in the area and we enjoyed day trips to the beach and Ronda, as well as walking around Gaucin. We'd particularly recommend dinner/lunch at Platero and Co in Gaucin, with its fantastic view from the terrace. Three oberservations. not to be taken as criticisms, are: 1) The property is all on one floor, the pcture makes it look like there is an accesible upstairs. 2) There is no dishwasher. Probably not a problem if plan on eating out lots but a week was about as much washing up and I wished for! 3) There is an open void between the two bedrooms and sounds travels readily between the rooms."

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John | September | 2016

Reluctant to share my thoughts on this villa as it could not be better and I don't want everyone finding it. The villa is lovely and set in well maintained and very private gardens. The sun room is great when it gets to hot outside. The local area is wonderful for exploring with plenty of good walking routes just outside the front door. The village of Gucin has all the things you need for a relaxing holiday. Excellent restaurants, a great little Deli and a good supermarket. All in all a delightful place to stay."

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Chris | August | 2016

This is an ideal place for privacy, relaxation, and walking/hiking. We had two glorious weeks in this very comfortable house with wonderful outdoors areas for eating and relaxing. The garden is beautiful and the owners are very good at making sure everything is perfect. We walked to town for groceries, but some might prefer to take a car. We loved being able to pack a lunch and start a walk right from the property, some walks were more rigorous than others. Never went to the beaches, not our thing, but did visit Ronda and a couple of nearby towns. We'll be booking again for next year!"

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Ruth | July | 2016

A wonderful stay was had by us all in this lovely holiday cottage. Drive down track For first time was a bit of a worry ( dirt narrow track) but garden, swimming pool and accomodation made it worth while. A 20 minute up hill hike will take you into the town of Gaucin, would recommend.if you like the peace and tranquility within walking distance of the town of Gaucin."

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John | September | 2015

Just spent a great week at RD74. The villa and its gardens are very private and well kept. The location is ideal if you want peace and quite. A 20 minute walk to the village of Gaucin for bars, restaurants, banks there is also a well stocked supermarket. All in all I would recommend this property as a great place to explore the area or just sit by the pool and relax. The local Rusical Travel staff where also extremely helpful."

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Yvonne | September | 2015

Property was very nice, clean and in a secluded setting as described. Road to property however was very poorly maintained and hazardous in some places for a normal vehicle, would suggest an advisory 4 x 4 would be more suitable. Minimal welcome pack, wine, crisps, tea and coffee. No sugar or milk which would have been much appreciated on arrival after drive. Cooking utensils, oven dishes suited to larger families not couples. Overall we had a very pleasant and peaceful holiday in beautiful surroundings, which was exactly what we wanted. Many thanks Pete and Yvonne"

Rustical Update

The track was improved in October 2015 when our team visited the property with a lowish based car (a Fiat 500). It is true that in some areas the drains on the road makes you stay to the side of the track, but we found it perfectly manageable.

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Tim | August | 2015

Loved it. Great area, away from the crowds. Property as described. Will be booking again soon."

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Wai-Han | August | 2015

We had a lovely time in Gaucin and enjoyed our stay at the property. Thank you for all of your communications via email and the holiday documents - they were very useful and thorough. The whole process, from booking to meeting our keyholer at the property, was smooth and pain free - thank you again Rustical Travel".

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Samuel | July | 2015

We had a lovely week at the villa in Gaucin. The villa is very comfortable, had everything we needed and felt very authentic and rustic. The garden is really beautiful and we could happily have spent the whole holiday there! Gaucin itself is very pretty and has several really good restaurants - although they are not all open every night so check what days they are open to avoid disappointment! The castle in Gaucin is worth visiting, lots of interesting ruins and great views from the top! We would recommend having a car there as the lane to the villa from Gaucin is quite long to walk but much easier to drive. Also it's worth having a car to visit the surrounding area. Ronda was about 45 mins away and well worth the trip with it's spectacular views!"

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