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FAMILY VILLA, STUNNING RIVERSIDE LOCATION, POOL, FREE WIFI

jane tennant

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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FAMILY VILLA, STUNNING RIVERSIDE LOCATION, POOL, FREE WIFI

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Gaucin - Las Nueces Finca Miranda

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Finca Las Nueces has been restored from its ruined state five years ago and offers real comfort in a stunning location in traditional Andalucia by the banks of the Rio Genal where otters, kingfishers and African bee-eater birds are seen.

With a private pool and contemporary kitchen, bathrooms and living areas, this villa offers a taste of real Spain, peace and tranquility plus stunning views of Sierra Crestellina and Serrania de Ronda. But is only a short drive to the Costa del Sol, it's Blue Flag beaches, shops, supermarkets and restaurants, plus all the facilities and buzz of Mediterranean Spain.

Even with its hideaway location the villa is in easy reach of all facilities and sights of this special part of Andalucia, the Mediterranean coast, and two international airports Malaga and Gibraltar.

It takes about 12 minutes to reach the village of Gaucin with its shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants. The Costa del Sol is within easy driving distance, as are Sotogrande, Marbella and Gibraltar. Seville, Ronda, Jerez, Granada and Tarifa (a surfer's paradise) and stunning villages (Pueblos Blancos) make fantastic day trips, and Morocco is a short ferry crossing from Algeciras or Tarifa

When we bought Las Nueces in 2005 it was a dilapidated ruin used by a local shepherd for his flock of sheep. Now you'll find a gracious Spanish house (cortijo) renovated in a simple contemporary style with all modern facilities, a fully fitted kitchen, private pool with mountain and riverside views where you can just lie back, stretch out, relax and drink in the beautiful scenery.

One kilometre off the main road to Gaucin along a rural track, Las Nueces is a tranquil oasis – one guest described it as ‘Zen like’. At night with the moon rising over the mountains, the sky and stars are amazing – no light pollution here. If you enjoy star gazing bring a pair of binoculars.

With three large bedrooms, all en-suite, it comfortably accommodates up to six guests. Free WIFI broadband and free-to-view UK satellite TV are included.

Finca Las Nueces provides a relaxed home from home atmosphere with a large modern fully equipped kitchen and a wonderful double height entrance hall leading to a large galleried vaulted living room which comfortably seats 10.

Las Nueces has been designed with comfort and easy living in mind. The neutral decoration with cream ceramic tiles throughout is combined with traditional Spanish features to provide a ‘laid back’ relaxing style. In keeping with the owner’s taste the house is beautifully furnished in a minimalist style echoing the simplicity of the Andalucian pueblo blanco (white village) architecture.

On arrival there’s plenty of parking space. You enter the house through the traditional handmade Andalucian double front door into the vaulted entrance hall with living and dining areas leading off. All ground floor rooms have access to the south facing and pool terraces – and of course those wonderful riverside and mountain views.

The double-height living room is furnished with comfortable white sofas and chairs seating 10 with side and coffee tables and UK free to view satellite TV.

To the left of the entrance hall is the dining area. This has a fireplace, two Colonial-style easy chairs, a drinks table and a large teak dining table with six comfortable rattan dining chairs, and access to the south-facing sun terraces overlooking the garden and pool.

Leading from the dining area is the modern well equipped kitchen with granite worktops and teak cabinets, a gas hob and a double-width electric oven. There’s a fridge freezer, double sink, dishwasher and utility area with washing machine, iron and ironing board. All the other usual kitchen equipment and appliances are available plus of course glasses, cutlery and crockery.There is also a guest cloakroom with a shower, WC and hand basin which leads directly to the pool terrace.

Upstairs there are three large en-suite bedrooms all with fabulous views.

The master bedroom is at the end of a nine-metre gallery overlooking the living room and has a king-size double bed, built in wardrobes and a large en-suite bathroom with full size bath, double basins, large shower and WC, plus great views of Sierra Crestellina and Bermeja.

Guest bedroom two has a double bed, built in wardrobes, and the bathroom has a full size bath with overhead shower, hand basin and WC.

Guest bedroom three has twin beds, built in wardrobes and en-suite shower, hand basin and WC.

Las Nueces is surrounded by three acres of landscaped terraced and wild natural garden leading to the Genal river where you can swim in one of Andalucia’s cleanest rivers.

The south facing terraces on three levels have those wonderful views plus comfortable rattan easy chairs, large drinks table – and help yourselves to the seasonable fruit, tomatoes and herbs if available. Why not?

The pool terrace faces south and east and is furnished with sun loungers and charcoal BBQ. The sparkling blue pool is approximately 12x8m and slopes to about 1.80m at the deep end. Pool cleaning is included.

Keywords: country house, tranquil, secluded, near beaches, near sea, pristine natural beauty, private pool, riverside, all mod cons, stunning views

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
jane tennant (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fabulous holiday at the Villa in September. The Villa is very well furnished and a very stylish place to chill out in the baking heat- I believe it was unseasonally hot for September and lovely to have a cool house to relax in. There is no air-conditioning but fans were provided and these worked well. The house lives up to its photos and is very spacious - we were 6 adults (parents, two daughters and boyfriends) and we all found plenty of space to read and do our own thing.

Jane is an excellent host and set us up well at the beginning and was keen to assist when needed without intruding on our holiday. There is plenty of helpful information in the villa on restaurants, markets etc, coastal trips etc and we really enjoyed exploring the area.



The area is beautiful and the countryside is truly stunning but it is a trek to the nearest towns Gaucin and Casares so we didn’t go out as much in the evenings as we expected- not that the towns are too far away just that the drive is a bit off-putting. The track to the house is very rough ( as the directions warned) and we managed to wreck the suspension of the hire car, which had to be replaced- this was a bit of a chore as we had to go to Algeciras! I would recommend 4 wheel drive for easier and more confident access.



All in all a great holiday in a lovely villa. Thank you, Jane.
Sep 2014
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Reviews

4.6
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Family Villa, Stunning Riverside Location, Pool, Free Wifi
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 15 reviews
Belgium
5

an oasis of rest and light

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect for people who want to escape from it all for a while. It is far enough from noise, crowds, traffic etc and yet close to all the places one might want to visit in the land of the light, Andalucia. We stayed for a week and certainly found what we were looking for. Jan & Maria

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Hadleigh, Suffolk. UK.
5

Second visit

  • 5 of 5

We both enjoyed this house and the area for the first time last year and returned this year because we enjoyed it so much. The house is stunning and the area delightful. The owner lives at the end of the garden and is very welcoming.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Preciosa villa llena de luz y claridad

  • 4 of 5

Hemos estado durante tres días en esta preciosa villa que recomiendo. Una maravillosa decoración, confortable, luminosa. En mitad del campo, con lo cual es perfecta para relajarse y pasar unos días perfectos con la familia. Muy cerca del pueblo de Gaucín y con un montón de excursiones para hacer senderismo, perfecto para niños y mayores. El único "pero" que tengo es la ausencia de persianas en las habitaciones, microondas y TV española, ya que suele estar alquilada por ingleses. La dueña de la finca fue muy amable en todo momento. En resumen, pasamos tres días muy agradables en una casa de ensueño.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Preciosa villa llena de luz y claridad

  • 4 of 5

Hemos estado durante tres días en esta preciosa villa que recomiendo. Una maravillosa decoración, confortable, luminosa. En mitad del campo, con lo cual es perfecta para relajarse y pasar unos días perfectos con la familia. Muy cerca del pueblo de Gaucín y con un montón de excursiones para hacer senderismo, perfecto para niños y mayores. El único "pero" que tengo es la ausencia de persianas en las habitaciones, microondas y TV española, ya que suele estar alquilada por ingleses. La dueña de la finca fue muy amable en todo momento. En resumen, pasamos tres días muy agradables en una casa de ensueño.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
2

Idyllic setting. Villa OK - but not as luxurious as suggested.

  • 2 of 5

Our 2 week experience was not as “Zen-like” as other reviews listed and I wanted to share my personal experiences. The villa “Las Nueces” – actually called by a different name, which doesn't help finding it on arrival day - is very nice - it is well appointed with beautiful views as described. There’s a good reference guide for the villa with lots of good hints and tips on restaurants etc.

Villa is described with a “modern fully equipped kitchen” – though it does not have a microwave oven; an item I believe forms a key part of a kitchen with this description.

Cleanliness was a bit patchy; nothing that a good duster couldn't solve in the areas above floor level. I also found a pair of old plimsolls and a single ladies shoe under the bed which didn’t belong to us. So more attention needed I believe.

Lack of air conditioning is an issue – portable fans are not that good in hot temperatures making sleep uncomfortable. This is not helped by having to keep windows closed at night due to the incessant barking and howling of dogs from the neighbouring farms including a loud cockerel!

The WiFi has limited reach and speeds are not great. There is no secure safe but there is a lockable room containing the owners belongings scattered throughout.

The pool is lovely – though the flimsy and rickety sun loungers provided are very uncomfortable. Luxurious there are not!

We arrived to be told the original gas BBQ was “broken” and was given a small charcoal grill instead – which wasn’t very effective. The patio parasol was also broken – I had to improvise to raise it up but it failed on day 2. It took a week for both to be replaced (not very customer focussed). I ended up building the new parasol myself.

The “rural track” is certainly that – one that is probably better accessed using a 4 X 4 SUV or similar. A small car is not a good idea for this very stony and rough trail.

The description of seasonal fruit, tomatoes and herb garden again is stretching it slightly – there is an area which contains 1 thyme plant and 2 mint plants. There are some grape vines however!

Privacy: Expect to water the plants and geraniums too unless you want to be disturbed by the owner every other day. Also expect the owner to “visit” every other day to check things like the pH value of the pool water; random! There is no indication when each will occur. On one occasion the owner arrived with her friend unannounced to swap a car that occupied a carpark space at the villa. Respect privacy please!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New York
5

Perfectly wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience we had. Our host was pleasant, welcoming, gracious, informative, helpful and respectful. She was available when needed with good recommendations for restaurants and sightseeing, and otherwise left us to enjoy ourselves. Which we did! The pool is great, the house is truly spectacular. Tastefully decorated, well appointed, kitchen has everything you need, and the washing machine is a nice plus.

I would highly recommend this home away from home to anyone who enjoys privacy, glorious views and access to a wide variety of sights and activities. Without hesitation!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Car: necessary

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Prices for this holiday villa in Gaucin, Ronda area

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gaucin in Ronda area

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ground floor near to pool area
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Super King size (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sofa bed on ground floor
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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