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).
HD Television with all the Spanish channels up to date (some can be set to bilingual audio). 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..