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APARTMENT COURTYARD/TERRACOTTA APARTMENT: 2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 4

Harold Moores, Brenda Hartill

Advertiser since 2001
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Harold Moores, Brenda Hartill

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APARTMENT COURTYARD/TERRACOTTA APARTMENT: 2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 4

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Gaucin - LA CASA DE LA PALMERA

Self-catering house, 4 apartments, 5 en-suite bedrooms sleeps 10 - 12 Gaucin

Holiday rental year round at La Casa de la Palmera, a large ancient courtyard house / villa in the heart of the mountain village of Gaucin. This is an artist's imaginative conversion of a traditional house into four self contained, self catering apartments, with en-suite facilities (including an artist's studio) around a central courtyard. Apartments all have private outside & inside dining areas, kitchen & bath or shower, great for extended families, friends sharing, art courses / activity groups or to rent separately. There is a communal dining room, shady outer courtyard, and flower filled garden for sunbathing and pool. Broad band wi fi internet connection. Set just below the romantic Moorish Castle of the Eagle, the house is within walking distance of bars and restaurants, and the surrounding mountain countryside is spectacular. Guided walks and bird-watching can be arranged with a local couple. 25 Minutes from Mediterranean beaches, many village pools and river swimming nearby

Spectacular mountain setting: La Casa de la Palmera is located below the Castle of the Eagle in the unspoilt 'white' village of Gaucin with spectacular views of mountains, rooftops and olive groves. The apartments have been decorated in an unconventional imaginative way, emphasising the rustic charm of the original house, with traditional 'Alhambra' hand-made tiles, hand-painted furniture, antique pots, exotic rugs, paintings and limited edition artist's prints. The house featured in the March 2003 issue of House and Garden Magazine, and previously in Gib Air in-flight magazine, and Country Living. The splendid garden packed with exotic plants, shady vine covered pergolas, sun beds and pool, can be enjoyed all year. River, pool and sea swimming are nearby and it is a perfect base for walking, bird- watching, painting and touring. Day trips are possible to Ronda, Seville and Tangiers. We can arrange for guided walks or we can provide advice for you to walk independentlly . Contact us for more information

Flexible accommodation: By combining the different apartments we are able to accommodate any number from 1 - 12. (Not suitable for very young children except babies.) The Courtyard suite and Terrace apartments both sleep 2 but also combine to make a fine 4 bedded self contained unit, and if combined also with the Terracotta room, would sleep 6, and with the studio 8. (this is the whole of the main part of the house) The Moorish Cottage (not shown - details available on our own website) is away from the main house and accommodates 2 (perfect for a honeymoon)but a sofa bed can be added. Camp beds and cots are also available.The best family economy combination is the Courtyard suite and Terracotta room which are adjacent, and for adults the Terrace/Studio combination.

The Terrace suite is a favourite for many couples, as it has a large private terrace with wonderful views of the garden and village. Perfect for a romantic getaway, it is a high gabled room, open-plan living room/ bedroom with kitchenette & large beautifully tiled Moorish bathroom.

All year holiday: During the summer months guests make the most of living and eating outside (each apartment has its own private outside eating area) and there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the communal gardens and pool with a choice of several places to sit in the shade under umbrellas and pergolas, or lounge in the sun, beside the pool or in the garden. We do not have central heating, but in the winter we enjoy a mountain climate often with warm days, and cool evenings around a blazing log fire (warm clothes are a must). Electric heaters and blankets make a winter stay cosy. It may rain heavily in the low season, so guests need to be prepared, but the mountain air, spectacular mists and occasional thunder storms make for a dramatic healthy climate. We can organise walks to suit your personal interest be it birdwatching, botanical, archaeological or simply fun. Check in after 4pm, checkout 10am, although these times may be negotiable.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment Courtyard/terracotta apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

Courtyard suite and adjacent Terracotta Room. Sleeps four, on the ground floor. The Courtyard suite is decorated throughout in pretty blue and white, with hand-made tiles in the kitchen and shower room, and original prints throughout. It has twin beds which can convert into a comfortable large king-size bed, shower room, kitchen with 3 burner stove, and oven, double sink & fridge. This is open plan with the living room, which has a comfortable sofa, cane chairs, and cushioned seating for at least 6, and there is a cosy fireplace for chilly evenings. The room opens through French windows onto a private walled dining area within the flower-filled outer courtyard. The adjacent Terracotta room is directly across public hall. It has twin beds, washbasin and the use of a nearby shower and loo. The Courtyard suite is available separately (sleeps 2) , and is the most suitable in La Casa for anyone with mobility difficulties, young families and the elderly. (Note however steep front door step)
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Harold Moores, Brenda Hartill (Owner)
Advertiser since 2001
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About Harold Moores, Brenda Hartill

My husband New Zealander, Harold Moores is a retired classical record shop owner and I am his British artist wife Brenda Hartill. We lived in London for many years, where I developed my painting and printmaking career, and Harold built up his West End record shop Harold Moores Records. Palmera was a getaway for us, a place where we could re-charge our batteries, enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with our children in a very safe environment. Now the children have left home, we still see it as a home away from home, and although we live most of the year in the UK, we have enjoyed the many people we have met while letting the house out to others.

Harold Moores, Brenda Hartill purchased this apartment in 1987

Why Harold Moores, Brenda Hartill chose Gaucin

Palmera was one of the few large original houses left in the village, and we fell in love with it's rustic charm. We felt very strongly that we wanted the house to retain the original ambience and spent many hours sourcing tiles, furniture and rusticpost and dishes to furnish the house. As the artist in the family, I spent many happy hours, and produced a wide variety of art works in the dream studio I built, and for some years I held printmaking courses in the house and garden.

What makes this apartment unique

Gaucin is a friendly village, and I have often spent time alone in the house, working in the studio and surrounding countryside. The house is set up to provide privacy for each apartment, while offering the possibility of meeting others. We know many people in the village, from Spanish, English, Norwegens, Americans,

Dutch, and New Zealanders, all of whom enjoy the international community settling into a genuine Spanish village. Harold saw the garden as a chance to experiment with his love of exotic plants, and together we created flowery nooks and crannys, places to siesta, sunpbathing by the pool, and shady pergolas over dining terraces.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Bar Ramos
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Duquesa
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Estacion Gaucin at Colmenar
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Manilva
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
El Zorro
Nearest Ski
140 Miles
Mulhacin
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Playa Casares
Car: recommended

Gaucin is in the mountains of Andalucia, Spain, directly inland from Estapona. Set on a high saddle between the picturesque Moorish castle and a dramatic mountain 'El Hacho,' it has spectacular views over the Med and Africa, and enjoys much improved access with the new motorway: Gibraltar (50 mins), Malaga ( 80 mins) The Mediterranean is 25 mins drive (Sabinillas), and the Atlantic coast (Tarifa) 1 1/4 hours. Ferries to Tangiers from here or Gibraltar for a day trip to Africa. Granada, Seville and Cordoba are also within a day drive. The many golf courses on the coast are 25 - 40 mins drive away. There is river swimming close by as well as many municipal pools in nearby villages . La Casa is ideal as a centre for touring Andalucia. There are pre-historic caves 1/2 hour away, and important Roman ruins within a short drive (Bologna, Lacipo, Ronda la Vieja). It is a birdwatchers paradise, on the migratory route from Africa, 2 hours from the Donana reserve. Ideal for mountain walks.

Other Activities: painting, drawing, photography, bird-watching, historical ruins

Golf: Many courses on the coast, within 30 - 60minutes. Some famous courses -Valderrama, Sotogrande, San Roque, etc, are expensive, but there are good challenging courses with attractive reductions for 2 or more players. Clubs and buggies are easily hired.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Gaucin, Ronda area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Mid Season
6 Sep 2014 - 7 Nov 2014
6 night minimum stay
£407
for 6 nights
£475
£1,800
 
 
Low Season
8 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
6 night minimum stay
£279
for 6 nights
£325
£1,200
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2014 - 9 Jan 2015
6 night minimum stay
£360
for 6 nights
£420
 
 
Low Season
10 Jan 2015 - 20 Mar 2015
6 night minimum stay
£279
for 6 nights
£325
£1,200
 
 
Mid Season
21 Mar 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
6 night minimum stay
£407
for 6 nights
£475
£1,800
 
 
High Season
4 Jul 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
6 night minimum stay
£471
for 6 nights
£550
 
 
Mid Season
5 Sep 2015 - 6 Nov 2015
6 night minimum stay
£407
for 6 nights
£475
£1,800
 
 
Low Season
7 Nov 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
6 night minimum stay
£279
for 6 nights
£325
£1,200
 
 
Christmas
19 Dec 2015 - 8 Jan 2016
6 night minimum stay
£360
for 6 nights
£420
 
 
Low Season
9 Jan 2016 - 18 Mar 2016
6 night minimum stay
£279
for 6 nights
£325
£1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes This is the price for three or four people for the Courtyard suite and Terracotta room. Please add £25pp for extra cot. The prices for separate rental of the Courtyard suite is the same as for the Terrace suite and Moorish Cottage (not shown) see Terrace suite rates, for two people.See our own website for further details, pictures etc.
Extra nights, over 1 week pro rata. Minimum booking is 7 nig

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Courtyard/terracotta apartmentin Gaucin in Ronda area

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , adjacent
  • The en-suite shower room in the Courtyard suite is tiled with tradition Spanish tiles, and there is a loo & washbasin with two hand-painted mirrors. The sower room/loo for bedroom 2 is off the public living room
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , convertible into 2 singles
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , twin
  • 1 double, 1 twin, 1 cot (on request, +£40 per week) Bedroom 1 has an extra-large double bed, which will convert into 2 single beds on prior request. There is a large wardrobe/chest of drawers, and shutters to keep the room cool in summer, and completely dark. There are rugs on the floor, bedside tables, and individual, wall-mounted bedside lights. Electric blanket in the winter and an electric radiator. En-suite shower room. Bedroom 2 is adjacent to the Courtyard suite, across the public hall from the main bedroom. It has twin beds, wardrobe, and washbasin. Use of adjacent shower room off the communal living room.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The Courtyard apartment is on the ground floor of the house, with the twin-bedded 'Terracotta room' across the hall,(the shower room for this is adjacent)The combination is on one level and is the only one in the complex recommended for the elderly or disabled, (However there is a very steep step on entering the house itself, and steps, and rough paths in parts of the garden). The accommodation is ideal for a family. It can also be combined (up a spiral staircase, s/c within the Courtyard suite) with the Terrace suite (see other section for details), to make a fine 6 bed apartment, and the studio, which if added would sleep 10.We have 2 tape/CD players in the house - please book if you wish to use them. We ask smokers not to smoke inside.

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