Attractive and welcoming self catering holiday cottage in genuine Andalucia

nr El Gastor, Ronda mountains, Andalucia Property Ref: RD82
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    2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 2/4
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     Pool  Pool
  • Property Ref: RD82

What a sweet holiday cottage! With or without children, a very satisfactory holiday retreat for couples beautifully set near Zahara lake and genuine El Gastor villa in the Ronda Mountains. Decidedly a great self catering holiday choice to suit all budgets in genuine Andalucia. Sleeps 2 plus 2 children.

Booking information for RD82

  • Normal check-in time: 4 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 11 am.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.

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

Changeover day for RD82

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility, as long as undesirable gaps are not left between bookings during the high season.

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Booking information for RD82

  • Normal check-in time: 4 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 11 am.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.

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

Changeover day for RD82

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility, as long as undesirable gaps are not left between bookings during the high season.

+ Booking information and changeover day for RD82
from €625 to €790
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Summary

What a sweet holiday cottage! With or without children, a very satisfactory holiday retreat for couples beautifully set near Zahara lake and genuine El Gastor villa in the Ronda Mountains. Decidedly a great self catering holiday choice to suit all budgets in genuine Andalucia. Sleeps 2 plus 2 children.

Facilities

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

Enjoyment
Satellite Internet (can be limited at times, no streaming); TV & DVD (with USB port); Private swimming pool (8 m x 4 m, 1.5 - 1.9 deep with shallow corner for children); Pool shower; 5 Sunloungers; Bali bed; Portable barbecue.

Self-catering
4-ring gas hob; Extra gas hob outdoors; Microwave (no oven); Fridge freezer; Cafetiere; Toaster; Electric juicer; Blender.

Practicalities
Washing machine; Open fireplace (firewood is not included and is an extra cost); Gas heater; Air conditioning; 2 Fans; Hair dryer; Cot and highchair (on request); Baby bath; All bedding and towels provided (including pool towels); Parking in premises.

Notes on facilities
The air conditioning runs on solar energy and thus its use is limited. Set on a timer, it can be used all day except from 11 am to 3 pm.

Layout

All on ground floor (except mezzanine room)
Open plan living and kitchen area; Bedroom 1: Double bed (1.50 m x 2.00 m); Bathroom (walk-in shower, WC).

Mezzanine
Bedroom 2: twin beds on wooden pallet frames.

Exterior
Furnished porch and terraces; Pool area; Private grounds and caves; Parking space.

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Overview

We are delighted to be able to offer this beautiful summery cottage for a couple and two children in a genuine Andalucia location we simply love for its long late summers, the memorable scenery and the endless opportunities for activities, exploring and outdoor living: these are the Ronda Mountains near Zahara lake, Ronda and Natural Parklands, where life still goes on at a blissfully rural and gentle pace.

Cosy and welcoming, the cottage has been put together as an unpretentious but smart holiday home with an enjoyable stay in mind and good attention to detail. While it is comfortable inside, outdoor living has been given some thought too: the terraces all around the property offer a countless number of opportunities to enjoy outdoor living, not to mention the delicious pool with a lovely fountain detail that children will just love playing with. Speaking of which: if you come with little ones, the pool features a little shallow space for the toddlers.

Situated in a cul de sac country lane, you may get to see some locals on their way to a fishing trip to Zahara lake. Further away, a countryside road leading to El Gastor can be seen in the distance, but it is far enough not to be off putting and otherwise very rural, affording the cottage a good level of privacy.

We found the open plan living and kitchen area to be comfortable, neat and cheerful: simple but completely satisfactory. The high wooden ceilings give it a nice homely feel. The bedroom is bright with a comfortable bed and enough wardrobe space for two. Cute as it is, the mezzanine upstairs is however best suited for children with the twin beds on wooden pallet frames and low ceilings. A bullseye window that flips all the way lets the fresh breeze into the mezzanine.

Outdoor areas at this cottage are a delight, and fresh aromatic herbs were happily growing among aloe vera and other plants in the patio stone jardinieres when we first visited the house in late summer 2015. The lively and active local family owners live in a nearby village and love bringing seasonal fruit and veggies to guests, but feel welcome to pick your own fruit. 

Besides the pool and the terraces for dining and sunbathing, there is even a shaded siesta area with a rustic but irresistible Balinese double day bed where you will inevitably —and sooner rather than later— find yourself sipping some wine, reading or just 'siesting' at leisure. By the pool and shaded by cane roofing is a dining terrace as a perfect spot for al fresco meals. 

Thanks to the endless hours of sun per year, this holiday home runs on a smart solar power system. It even allows guests to enjoy air conditioning during a few hours every day, which does help to cool off on very hot days. Environmentally friendly with zero impact from conventional electricity, the cottage features other eco-friendly touches such as the recycled pallets used as bed frames in the Bali bed siesta area and the childrens' mezzanine.

On the cottage grounds above the actual house you will not only be able to explore the property's caves, but also to enjoy magnificent views of the much photographed Zahara lake. Don't just look and join in: a refreshing splash in the lake awaits a pleasurable walk away. Top it off dining at one of the restaurants overlooking the lake and you'll be in for a special treat.

For day trips out in magnificent Seville or heritage-rich Cordoba, the former is just over 1 hour and the latter around 2 hours driving: these are without doubt two of the most interesting cities in Andalucia.

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Location

Setting

By Ronda mountain's lake, next to the Grazalema Natural Park. Surrounded by a mix of olive orchards, market gardens and hills.

Location

Just above a country lane that ends 1.3 km further down, at Zahara lake. Easy and direct access from lane by a very short track to the property.

Zahara lake 1.3 km
Pretty lakeside
El Gastor village 5 mins
Simple shopping, bars, restaurants
Grazalema Natural Park 20 mins
Wonderful hiking
Ronda 30 mins
Historical town
Seville 1 hr 20 mins
 
Cordoba 2 hrs 10 mins
 
Granada 2 hrs 10 mins
and the Alhambra
airport Nearest Airports
Jerez (XRY) 1 hr
Seville (SVQ) 1 hr 20 mins
Malaga (AGP) 1 hr 40 mins

Prices

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

Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 16 Jun 201716/06/2017
€625
17 Jun 201717/06/2017 08 Sep 201708/09/2017
€790
09 Sep 201709/09/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
€625
Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 16 Jun 201716/06/2017
€625
17 Jun 201717/06/2017 08 Sep 201708/09/2017
€790
09 Sep 201709/09/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
€625
Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 16 Jun 201716/06/2017
£551
17 Jun 201717/06/2017 08 Sep 201708/09/2017
£697
09 Sep 201709/09/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
£551
Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 16 Jun 201716/06/2017
$656
17 Jun 201717/06/2017 08 Sep 201708/09/2017
$829
09 Sep 201709/09/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
$656
Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 16 Jun 201716/06/2017
AU$972
17 Jun 201717/06/2017 08 Sep 201708/09/2017
AU$1,229
09 Sep 201709/09/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
AU$972
Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 16 Jun 201716/06/2017
CAD$1,426
17 Jun 201717/06/2017 08 Sep 201708/09/2017
CAD$1,802
09 Sep 201709/09/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
CAD$1,426

Booking information for RD82

  • Normal check-in time: 4 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 11 am.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.

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

Changeover day for RD82

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility, as long as undesirable gaps are not left between bookings during the high season.

+ Booking information and changeover day for RD82

Booking information for RD82

  • Normal check-in time: 4 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 11 am.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.

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

Changeover day for RD82

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility, as long as undesirable gaps are not left between bookings during the high season.

+ Booking information and changeover day for RD82

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YOUR REVIEWS

Gerhard | May | 2017

Wonderful cottage and great hospitality. We've liked our stay very much!"

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Jordan | October | 2016

Beautiful location and a cottage that we fell in love with. Yolanda and Antonio were so helpful, particularly when we arrived."

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Amanda | June | 2016

We were very impressed by the service, communication and attention to detail that Rustical Travel offered during the booking process so we had high expectations for our cottage. We weren't disappointed, our host Yolanda and her father Antonio were delightful and the cottage was all that we expected. The location of the cottage is also superb with so many beautiful villages within easy reach, and if you like hiking as we do, you're in for a real treat. The mountain paths around Grazelema are breathtaking and a dip in the cool (actually very cold!) natural pool at Cuevo el Gato was extremely refreshing. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage and Rustical Travel to friends."

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Ed | April | 2016

Excellent property, very nice owners. The property was spotlessly clean and had everything needed for a perfect stay. The owners have put a lot of care and thought into how the property is presented, we could not find anything about it that we did not like. As far as the outside was concerned we loved it, if we were to level any small criticism it would be that we would have liked a bit more privacy from the main road at the top of the lane. It is possible for passengers in passing traffic to look down towards the pool area, however this does not detract from the overall quality of the property and visitors enjoyment. We will visit again hopefully."

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