Los Buhos (The Owls) is a very spacious and luxurious villa in a quiet corner of the white village of Gaucin, with a large, well-stocked garden, private salt-water pool and unbelievable views. The villa is decorated in 'campo chic' style and stocked with paintings and sculptures, most of them the work of the large artistic community for which Gaucin is well known. A forty-foot long, five-arched loggia, with outdoor dining area, looks over the south-facing garden. The garden has many quiet corners to sit in sun or shade, as well as an area for playing boule, table-tennis, or simply relaxing in the hammock. Outside the large, well equipped kitchen is a barbecue area overlooking the pool, with its terrace and sunbeds. The village has many excellent tapas bars, restaurants and shops, all within a few minutes walk. However you might find you just don't want to leave the villa!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 5, 2019
About Ian Cockburn
We are a professional couple (both art historians) from Wimbledon, with three adult sons. We run our own business (Art & Culture Travel Ltd) which operates in London and also runs cultural trips to Europe. As well as a strong mutual interest in art, we also enjoy tennis, outdoor activities and a very full social life. Living between London and Gaucin allows us to enjoy all of our interests to the full.
Ian Cockburn purchased this Villa in 2011
Why Ian Cockburn chose Gaucín
The climate in southern Andalucia is wonderful, and Gaucin is probably the most beautiful, authentic 'white village' in the whole region, as well as being home to over twenty artists studios. Villa Los Buhos is exceptional, being very spacious and well-designed, with a large garden, private pool and incredible views all the way to the straights of Gibraltar and the Rif mountains in Morocco. Yet it is also in the village, within a short walk of all the bars, restaurants, shops and other facilities. We invite many friends here and most of them don't want to leave!
What makes this Villa unique
The villa was built in traditional style over a period of seven years, by a lady who had a remarkable eye for detail and quality, combined with a great instinct for layout, light and double-aspect views from almost every location in the villa. The garden was largely created by a Japanese man who lived here for 14 years and introduced a great variety of exotic plants and trees. As well as a very beautiful salt-water swimming pool, the garden has many quiet corners, and exceptional views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, but also spaces for playing boule and table tennis, or just relaxing in the hammock. Overlooking the garden is a wonderful south-facing loggia which provides space for relaxing as well as outdoor dining, with a view to die for. The only problem? It's such an incredible environment that we sometime have to force ourselves to go out and enjoy everything the village has to offer as well!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Gaucin is a wonderful location for year-round holidays. In the summer the climate is perfect, never too hot, with low humidity and cooling breezes. Within an hour or so there is a selection of Mediterranean or Atlantic beaches to choose from, with sailing, snorkelling and scuba-diving, kite-surfing and other activities.
Outside the summer season it is a haven for walking, bird-watching, horse-riding, mountain-biking, fishing, rock-climbing, and a great base for sight-seeing (Ronda, Seville, Jerez, Cordoba, Granada and Malaga Old Town are all within a few hours drive).