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Comfortable Country Home Set in Breathtaking Mountain Valley

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Away from the house, private, secluded, Nature surrounds you completely.


Last updated: 01/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Costa del Sol - Malaga chateau / country house description

Seemingly remote, but surprisingly close to town, this large “finca” already farmed by Romans, extends itself through thirteen acres of land, at the bottom of one of the most beautiful valleys of Andalucia. It is accessible through a remote controlled iron gate at the top of the path that leads directly to the house.
Carefully restored, it offers five large and airy bedrooms all with ensuite facilities, power showers in large enclosures.
Guests come directly at floor level from the parking area, under the ancient oak trees, into the very ample distribution hall and bedrooms, All bedrooms have very large beds: 72”x78” (1.80x2.mts) with firm mattresses and 100% Egyptian cotton linen. In Winter the goose down duvets are delightful.

Going down the easy stairs, (the steps are very low and comfortable) are the sitting rooms at different levels, which open onto the terraces. The dining room, kitchen and pantry are also
in this floor.
The two sitting rooms have been designed to offer intimate corners where different members of a large family can keep a certain degree of privacy and comfort. The kitchen, with views to the countryside is airconditioned and well supplied , and the dining room is a beautiful area.There are two large terraces at different levels, with plenty of tables and chairs.

Maid service daily from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM included in price.

Wi-Fi has been installed throughout the house and is offered at no charge to guests. Cable TV.
TELEPHONE SIGNAL is possible, around parking area.
On request baby sitter, or extra maid service. Please inquire to find out price.
Because of FOREST FIRE DANGER, BARBECUES are prohibited by law.
Bed linen is changed every seven days. Towels are changed every four days, if the stay is seven days or longer. Swimming pool towels are also offered .

This milennary finca, already inhabited in the Neolithic period and heavily colonized by Romans and Arabs spreads itself among 13 acres of grazing land, with plenty of fruit trees like pomegranates, quinces, persimmons, plums, fig trees, and blackberries, which thrive among ornamental plants. There is a XII century, water cistern reached through a lavander path which contitutes one of the most romantic hide aways of the property. Another reference is the modern swimming pool, built in the same ancient Arab tradition, surrounded by lavender, and fragrant myrtle.

Located in a pre-Natural Park area this large 'finca' is highly protected by enviromental regulations and barbecues are strictly prohibited by law. We are approximately twenty minutes away from Parque Natural Sierra de Grazalema and the Zahara de la Sierra dam, where it is possible to fish barbs, carps or basses of fairly good dimensions, while enjoying beautiful landscape.The largest cork tree forest in Spain, Natural Park of Los Alcornocales,of some 414.000 acres, which extends itself from Tarifa to near Grazalema, is the habitat for large number of spectacular rhododendrom bushes, among other beautiful flora, as well as a rich variety of birds of prey. Parque Natural Sierra de las Nieves, around half hour away, counts with 85% of the world's 'Pinsapo' forest, an ancient fir that survived the last glaciation, although now in danger of extinction. All this makes the area specially interesting for hikers, speleologists, bird watchers and Nature loving people in general.

With a different, totally separate entrance, María has her own private house and garden within the finca. Guests are welcome to call on her, but she will never intrude their privacy, however if her assistance is needed she'll be glad to help.
In María's house also lives Perriki, her dog who runs freely through the property, as well as a number of semi-wild cats and kittens.
There are also a number of shy red deer who lately have migrated from the neighbouring hills to our beautiful finca.
The beach is just forty five minutes away in San Pedro de Alcántara, through one of the most beautiful roads of Spain, from where, in clear days, you can see Gibraltar and the coast of Africa. Marbella a bit further East with all its luxurious shops .

We are only three kilometers away from the nearest bar and less than 3.5Kms from a number of restaurants. Nevertheless, when you come for the first time,you will have the impression that are entering a remote place,but in spite of it, we are only a mile away from Ronda town and all its amenities.


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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 450 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king


          • Bedroom 2: 1 king


          • Bedroom 3: 1 king


          • Bedroom 4: 1 king


          • Bedroom 5: 1 king


          • The entrance to all bedrooms is at ground level,so that the traveller comes in directly from the outside to his room, but because of unevenness in the ground, Room I, II, and III if seen from the outside seem to be one floor above, with balconies in Room I and Room II. Room III is also above the ground floor and has large window. These three rooms face West and have sun in the afternoon. Rooms IV and V are at ground level overlooking the house entrance garden. Both face East having sun in the morning. All bedrooms have the same ensuite facilities, hair dryers, and augmentation mirrors, ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Visitors washroom: toilet


          • En suite bathroom 1: toilet, shower


          • En suite bathroom 2: toilet, shower


          • En suite bathroom 3: toilet, shower


          • En suite bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • En suite bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 7 Los girasoles : toilet, shower

            The shower enclosure is very large and has a view of mountai...moreless

          • Conde Nast TRAVELLER magazine, in John's Gill great article about us 'Finding the remote' describes La Cazalla de Ronda showers as, ' the shape of a mihrab' The power showers, without curtains or separation doors, are incorporated to the bedrooms as if they were sculptures and they are large and comfortable. The bathrooms are small, but beautiful and comfortable, all of them having augmentation mirrors and wall- hair dryers. As for the bidets, a northern European space saving trend has been adopted here an this is, that by the side of the toilet a hand shower has been added, so that it can be positioned directly towards the toilet and used as you would a bidet. Upstairs, by the hall leading to the bedrooms, there is another toilet room for visitors....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • .W-IFI- Because of the remote area in which we are, although we have access to internet by satellite, at times the speed could fail. About AIR CONDITIONED..,... People coming into the house during the Summer often ask if the air conditioned is on. There is not, excepting the kitchen.All bedrooms have wall fans.The house is very cool, as long as WARM CLIMATE NORMS ARE FOLLOWED, this is: close all windows after breakfast, and open only when the sun is low, and leave them opened all night long. Here it is possible because the house is completely protected with Andalusian bars and MOSQUITO NETS IN ALL WINDOWS, so that no birds or insects can come in. CAUTION: THE POOL HAS NOT DEPTH ENOUGH FOR JUMPING IN. Although children can have a wonderful time exploring our property, there are areas that could be dangerous for unsupervised younger...moreless


              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic


              • Autumn Foliage
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Rain Forests
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Theme Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Spelunking


              • Dining
              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 12 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                Only in kitchen...moreless

              • Basic Soaps
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking On Street
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet


              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Spices, ...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                two: one small one for drinks and a very large one for food....moreless

              • Stove:

                Semi-industrial gas four hobs....moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Beach Umbrellas
              • Deck / Patio
              • Deck Furniture
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Furniture
              • Porch Furniture
              • Terrace

              Pool / Spa

              • Outdoor Pool
              • Private Pool

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  Property Descriptor

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                      5 night min stay

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                      • Refundable Damage Deposit €200
                      • No additional mandatory fees
                      • Taxes Not included


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                      Those cancellations received up to 14 days prior to arrival will have 75% refund.

                      Cancellations received after 14 days prior to arrival date will have no refund. This also applies in case of premature departure.

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                      Last updated: 01/29/2015
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                      95 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Malaga, Seville, Jerez,
                      2.8 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      La Cuadra
                      102 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      45 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      San Pedro de Alcántara
                      5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      2.8 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      369 Carretera de Algeciras
                      3 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      La Almocabar
                      170 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ski
                      45 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      San Pedro de Alcántara

                      Car: Necessary

                      Coordinates: 36.715194,-5.191888,14

                      Less than a mile of a country track will lead you directly to an almost secret valley and undoubtedly the most beautiful one in the Ronda country side. Completely hidden from passers by, and totally surrounded by unspoilt and ancient nature, it truly constitutes a natural sanctuary. Yet, the property is only separated of the center of Ronda by less than three miles of splendid countryside from where a good number of signalled hiking routes part, running through chestnut- growing valleys, and mountain skirts covered with cork trees and ancient Mediterranean oaks. La Cueva de La Pileta, about twenty minutes away from us, shows beautiful paleolithic paintings, rare in this part pof the country and very interesting to see if you are interested in History or Archeology. The pueblos blancos route is only 20 minutes away, and Ronda, a historic and monumental, with plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants, is less than 10 minutes from our gate. Ronda has been a popular place to visit among romantic European and American travellers, since the XVII century, being a small and beautiful town whose old part contains intact the XII century Arab Medinah with its restored baths, Romantic XVIII gardens and promenades overlooking the gorge and its stunning views of surrounding mountains and countryside. Along the year there are well known beautiful fairs; Easter is dramatically celebrated. all local churches compete with impressive processions. From the 30th of May to the 1st of June, Ronda Romántica, where the town and all the mnountain surrounding villages participate in recreating the romantic XVIII century Ronda, with performances, workshops, song and dances and good part of locals dressing period costume. And of course the Goyescas bullfights in early September, instituted around 1957 by Ronda's bullfighter Antonio Ordoñez, capable of fascinating people like Ernest Heminghway, or Orson Wells, holding a loyal life frienship with them.

                      Ronda, as well as our property La Cazalla, are ideal places to spend a vacation, and hope we can welcome you.

                      Our coordenates are:

                      N 36º 42'55. 13' and W 5º 11' 22.38

                      Other Activities: visits to white villages, caves, wineries, tapas route, good restaurants


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1998

                      About the owner: During ten years lived in the United States and after returning to Spain worked for a very large and competitive Spanish fashion company. After some time I realized that what I really needed was to return to a simple life, in natural setting and decided to sell my house in Madrid. I was lucky enough to be able to do it and it was then when I said good bye to my boss and started to hunt down for my private paradise. It took a few years of stuborn search to find the finca of my dreams; I founded and now I am happy to share it with all my guests.

                      Why the Owner Chose Costa del Sol - Malaga:
                      Private and secluded, surrounded by unspoilt Nature, and yet, only five kilometers from Ronda, one of the most beautiful towns in Spain, not only for its historic buildings but for its fascinating landscape Ronda has the charm of the small towns but at the same time it offers modern shops, large supermarkets, good restaurants large hospital, etc.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                      This combination of beautiful natural setting, feeling of seclusion, and yet proximity to urban amenities, makes this finca the ideal vacation place for those who truly enjoy Nature and want to get away from it all and yet wish to have quick access to a modern town facilities.

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                      Speaks: english, spanish

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Away from  the house, private, secluded, Nature surrounds you completely.

                        Away from the house, private, secluded, Nature surrounds you completely.

                      • partial view of back  part of house and surrounding mountains.

                        partial view of back part of house and surrounding mountains.

                      • The Arab 'alberca'

                        The Arab 'alberca'

                      • path to the XII century  'alberca'  in April

                        path to the XII century 'alberca' in April

                      • The garden in August

                        The garden in August

                      • Blue dining room  and partial view of sitting room

                        Blue dining room and partial view of sitting room

                      • Roman sitting area

                        Roman sitting area

                      • entrance to Roman sitting area

                        entrance to Roman sitting area

                      • Room I - mosquito nets in all windows & balconies

                        Room I - mosquito nets in all windows & balconies

                      • Room V facing front entrance, East

                        Room V facing front entrance, East

                      • shower&door to small bathroom

                        shower&door to small bathroom

                      • Wysteria in April - upper level terrace

                        Wysteria in April - upper level terrace

                      • Partial view of house and driveway coming from  remote controlled iron gate.

                        Partial view of house and driveway coming from remote controlled iron gate.

                      • entrance to the bedrooms: upper floor

                        entrance to the bedrooms: upper floor

                      • Partial view of upper sitting-room

                        Partial view of upper sitting-room

                      • ...on our way to the blue dining room

                        ...on our way to the blue dining room

                      • Fireplace in Winter

                        Fireplace in Winter

                      • Partial view of kitchen

                        Partial view of kitchen

                      • Room II

                        Room II

                      • Los girasoles:large bedroom with private terrace and entrance.

                        Los girasoles:large bedroom with private terrace and entrance.

                      • Perriki and Chico, the House dog& cat

                        Perriki and Chico, the House dog& cat

                      €314 per night (EUR)
                      Minimum stay: 5 nights
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                      Member since: 2009
                      Speaks: english, spanish
                      • Response time: Within a few days
                      • Response rate: 71%
                      • Calendar last updated: 01/29/2015
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