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Lovely 3 Bedroom Cottage in Quiet Valley, Organic Gardens, Private Fenced Pool

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Last updated: 07/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Costa del Sol - Malaga cottage description

Lovely 3 bedroom villa (sleeps 6) in a delightfully remote, countryside location surrounded by cultivated farmland and Mediterranean forest. All modern conveniences and decor is warm and cheerful. Private fenced off pool. Bedroom 1 and 2 with double beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Two complete bathrooms, one en-suite with shower, the other with bath. Open plan kitchen, dining, living room. Modern and fully equipped. Washing machine (placed in bathroom).
Shelves full of books and guides (in Spanish, Dutch, English and French). Original prints, photos and paintings on the walls give the place a personal touch.

The Spanish/Dutch owners live in the valley as self-sufficiently as possible, running a (certified) organic vegetable and fruit garden and breeding geese, while offering their holiday home to nature lovers, families, bird spotters, hikers, peace seeking couples and anyone who looks for a relaxed place to spend their holidays.

Access to the house is through paved country roads (with exception some 200 meters in the middle). At the end a sharp curve and steep descending slope, accessible to any type of car.

Ronda, just 8 km away, Ronda is one of the most beautiful cities of Andalusia, steeped in history. It stands on a towering plateau in the mountains of the province of Malaga. This mighty promontory ensured that Ronda was an impregnable fortress for the Christian armies until the end of the Reconquista. The plateau is split in two by the gap, 'El Tajo', and is the natural separation between the old and the new Ronda. This gap is spanned by a stone bridge, Puente Nuevo and once housed a prison underneath.
All visitors to Ronda are staring with disbelief down into the deep gorge, and then often unconsciously shivering step back a little!

The shopping area of ??Ronda, where some of the traditional shops still maintain, is located in the new part of town.
However, the most enchanting walks can be found in the old town where the Moorish and Roman atmosphere can be inhaled in every street corner.

Nearby village of Arriate provides with banks, small supermarkets and other stores that you need on a daily basis. This charming village is also known for its cheap & cheerful tapas bars. Since 2012 we now also have a very good and affordable restaurant located in the old depot house from the train station.

Ronda lies very central to all the cities which are worth visiting and can easily be travelled in one day, such as Cordoba (Mezquita), Granada (Alhambra-book well in advance!), Seville (Giralda and Reales Alcazares), Malaga (Picasso Museum) and Gibraltar and Marbella/Costa del Sol..

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 90 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Smoking Allowed
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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          • A maximum of 2 cots available for children up to 2-3 years old.

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Open plan living, dining room with a comfortable sofas and 2 easy chairs, dining table with up to 6 chairs. Shelves full of books and guides (in Spanish, Dutch, English and French). Original prints, photos and paintings on the walls give the place a personal touch. In winters heating through wood burning stove (firewood provided) and in bedrooms extra heating by electric radiators. All linen provided, changed once a week. Access through mostly paved country roads, with a sharp U bend and a steep descent in the end. Accessible to all types of cars, however 8-seaters might find the first climb up slightly difficult, but not impossible.....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Stereo
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Spanish 'TDT' channels...moreless

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Toys
              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Theme

              • Budget
              • Family
              • Farm Holidays
              • Historic
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours
              • Cinemas

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Hospital
              • Groceries

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Rural

              sports and adventure activities

              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Paragliding
              • Equestrian Events

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Sunbed
                  • Firewood
                  • Local Maps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wood Stove
                  • Living Room
                  • Heating:

                    additional electric radiators in bedrooms...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Hair Dryer

                  Kitchen

                  • Oven
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Blender
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Grill
                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Microwave

                  Outside

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Terrace
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        8 x 4 meter, fenced off so safe for small children...moreless

                      property descriptor

                          • Detached
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          High season
                          Jul 2 - Sep 1, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          €780
                          Late Summer
                          Sep 2 - Sep 30, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          €600
                          Autumn season
                          Oct 1 - Nov 4, 2014
                          5 night min stay
                          €90
                          €550
                          Low season
                          Nov 5 - Dec 20, 2014
                          4 night min stay
                          €80
                          €450 €700
                          Holiday season
                          Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          €600
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

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                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Discounts for longer periods than 2 weeks are negotiable.

                          Changeover days are flexible.

                          Bookings by email or phone.

                          Deposit of 25% required on booking. Balance upon arrival.

                          PayPal payments possible.


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                          Last updated: 07/07/2014
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                          Location

                          110 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Malaga, Seville or Jerez
                          80 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Algeciras
                          8 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Ronda
                          6 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          To Seville or coast
                          70 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Marbella
                          2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Arriate
                          120 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ski
                          Sierra de las Nieves
                          60 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Costa del Sol
                          2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Arriate

                          Car: Recommended

                          This cottage is situated in a quiet valley that breathes stillness and has a very peaceful feel to it. The owners grow an organic vegetable and fruit garden alongside the house. You will be 'off the world' but still within walking distance to the lively and pleasant village, Arriate, and only 15 minutes away from the historic town of Ronda. The old centre of Ronda, has both beauty and history. An inspiration to many, it is one of the most visited towns in Andalucía. Very central for day trips to Seville, Granada, Cordoba, Jerez or Malaga. Summers know long warm days and cool nights. And in winter you will breathe the crisp clean air of the Ronda mountains, with its many surrounding natural parks, such as Parque Natural de Grazalema and Sierra de las Nieves.

                          Many beautiful white villages in the surrounding area and the 'Route of the White Villages' is one of the most favourite day trips.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1999

                          About the owner: Francisco was born and raised in Ronda. He knows the country very well and is a passionate lover of nature and organic farmer. Lies is Dutch and came from Amsterdam to live in Andalusia in 1995. Both their son Santiago was born in 1998. Francis and Lies try to live as self-sufficient as possible. Francis maintains and processes the gardens, while the Lies rents out the, for this purpose built holiday home. She will also do the odd jobs and is dedicated to art photography. This house is ideal for nature lovers, families, birdwatchers, walkers and anyone looking for a relaxing place to spend their holidays. And to make communication a lot easier Francis speaks English while Lies fluent Dutch, Spanish and English speaking, can express herself reasonably well in French and understands German and Portuguese (but speaks less fluently!)

                          Why the Owner Chose Costa del Sol - Malaga:
                          When they came to live in the valley in 1999, it was a bare plot of land only used for breeding goats. But they immediately recognized its potential and fell in love with the peaceful tranquility that the valley breathes. While trying to make a living and raising their son, over the years and step by step, they have tried to develop the place to be a perfect holiday spot for everyone from all over the world who looks for comfortable holidays.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          The valley has a peaceful and a very rural feel. You are 'off the world', but within walking distance from civilization. And because you are surrounded by an organic vegetable garden, you can profit from the availability of all seasonal homegrown produce. The fascinating city of Ronda is centrally located for trips to Seville, Granada, Cordoba, Cadiz, Malaga and the Costa del Sol. Summers know long warm days and cool nights. And in winter you breathe the fresh clean mountain air of Ronda. A big plus for families with small children as the pool is securely fenced. Moreover, it is home to small children prepared with toys, books, cot and high chair and little 'fragile decorative objects '..


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                          Speaks: dutch, french, portuguese, german, spanish, english

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                          Photos

                          • Casa Vallecillo

                            Casa Vallecillo

                          • exterior

                            exterior

                          • sitting room with library and doors to terrace

                            sitting room with library and doors to terrace

                          • ensuite bathroom

                            ensuite bathroom

                          • The owners' organic garden

                            The owners' organic garden

                          • Dining table

                            Dining table

                          • Ronda, seen from the Virgen de la Cabeza

                            Ronda, seen from the Virgen de la Cabeza

                          • Lively village Arriate at 2 Kms

                            Lively village Arriate at 2 Kms

                          • Bathroom with bath tub and washing machine

                            Bathroom with bath tub and washing machine

                          • The surrounding area

                            The surrounding area

                          • Interior

                            Interior

                          • Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom

                            Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom

                          • Casa Vallecillo

                            Casa Vallecillo

                          • lovely walks straight from home

                            lovely walks straight from home

                          • Fully equiped open plan kitchen

                            Fully equiped open plan kitchen

                          • The special light of Ronda

                            The special light of Ronda

                          • Double bedroom

                            Double bedroom

                          • twin bedroom

                            twin bedroom

                          • Nearby Valle del Genal

                            Nearby Valle del Genal

                          • A Bird's paradise

                            A Bird's paradise

                          €80 - €111 per night (EUR)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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                          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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