Country House near Gaucin, Spain - Set In 5 Acres Of Orchards, 2km From Gaucin, Private Pool
- english, spanish
I come from a fairly remote part of Scotland and have always loved wild and natural landscape. I am an artist and paint mainly landscapes. I bought Finca Las Torviscas because it has the most perfectly composed view. I have lived and worked here on and off for 10 years, and painted my view many times. I find it, if anything, more interesting in the winter when the light, weather and atmosphere is often very dramatic.
Why victoria chose Gaucín
I first fell in love with Spain whilst driving to Morocco, During Easter 2000 I visited a ruined house on a beautiful little farm (finca) a few miles from Gaucin, I totally fell in love with it and the landscape around it. I knew very little about Gaucin, but found it to be a lovely place. The village is very beautiful, breathtaking views, very safe and friendly with quite a large and interesting expat community. It is also a great place for children, in Spanish restaurants they are always welcome and are totally safe in the village.
What makes this House unique
When at my house I always feel inspired. It is very secluded and you will never tire of the view. Chilling out by the pool, star gazing from the roof terrace, walking the smugglers route across the mountain or dining on the terrace. My house is a unique home and full of character, the things in it all mean a lot to me and have been collected from many years of travelling, it is not a smart Ikea furnished villa. Most of the furniture has a story and to some may seem lived in, this is the way I like it, I hope you like it too, if this is not your kind of style, please look else where.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The most fabulous stay!
We had the most fabulous stay here and didn't want to leave after 9 nights. The view is beyond stunning, even better than photos can capture. It's set in a very private location, yet is only a couple of kilometres from the restaurants & shops of Gaucin, which was perfect for us. It was difficult to tear ourselves away from the peace of view, pool and house but on the occasions we did, we visited Ronda and a river in El Colemnar, where we swam and ate picnic and had it completely to ourselves - true swallows and amazons style!
All in all, a holiday we'll never forget.
Thank you Victoria for a wonderful stay!
Very charming and comfortable house, with an exceptional location with spectacular views.
My family of 5, our 3 kids aged 7, 7 and 8 in age and my wife and I absolutely loved this place. The pictures cant capture the amazing setting this place is in. Gaucin is beautiful as are all the neighbouring towns.
The house was home from home. The setting was quite and peaceful. We star gazed every night. Saw loads of wildlife including eagles and wild Boars!
I'm normally ready to go home after being away 10 days but none of us wanted to leave.
Thank you Victoria and Brett
Thank you John, I am so glad you enjoyed my house so much, it really means a lot to me.
Outstanding views + beautiful decor
This property consisted on 3 levels. I’d recommend it for a group that is happy (we were) with 2 bedrooms on the lower level next to the pool and the top level that had the dining room kitchen and master bedroom. So our teenage kids retained a sense of privacy from us. Secluded but not remote. Great value too.
Thank you Joe & Sarah, very happy you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the decor and views.
Stunning views and lovely villa in a beautiful part of Spain!
Loved the styling of the rooms and musical instruments. The cats were so gorgeous. The top terrace Is an amazing place to have a drink early evening and enjoy the sunset. Our family had a wonderful time at this well equipped villa!
Thank you so much Hayley. It is so nice to know when people have appreciated the house and the cats of course!
Lovely house with stunning views
The whole family really enjoyed our week staying in this lovely house. Very comfortable with great views. Hope to return!
Thanks Rebecca, so glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you here again.
Special interest holidays:
We're able to organise the following activities. Guided walks, guided rides and/or riding lessons. Off road trail biking (not July and August), Babysitting. Catering, raw food catering, massage, yoga, Pilates, aromatherapy, reflexology and bird-watching. Painting lessons taught by local artists. trips to Tangiers, Chef Chauuen, Asila and more Morocco.
Beaches are a 30 minute drive. A few kilometres down the Valley is the river Genal, a good spot for fishing, swimming and exploring. In the other direction is the Rio Guardiaro down by Estacion Gaucin (Colmenar), also great for the above activities. The Mediterranean beaches are half an hours drive away, while Tarifa on the Atlantic coast, famous for its huge white sand beaches and wind surfing is 1 1/4 hours drive, check the weather forecast for wind.
Car hire recommended. Malaga 1½ hours drive (many cheap flights). Gibraltar 50 mins, (BA & Monarch). Jerez, 1½ hours (Ryan Air). Seville, 2½ hours- many cheap flights.
Estepona 40 minutes. Ronda 35 mins. Seville 2½ hours.
Granada 3½ hours. Jerez 2 hours.
Gaucin is a spectacular, unspoilt white village with many food shops, a chemist, bank, bars, several acclaimed restaurants both Spanish and English run, and 2 tennis courts. Overlooking the village are the ruins of a wonderful Moorish castle which gives incomparable views towards the Mediterranean coast, North Africa and Gibraltar.
It is an ideal base for day trips to places like Ronda, Jerez, Cadiz, Seville and the Atlantic Coast. This part of Andalucia is a paradise for walking, exploring, riding and bird-watching. The tennis courts in Gaucin are free and available on a first come first served basis.