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SECLUDED COUNTRY HOUSE WITH POOL IN BEAUTIFUL SETTING, VIEWS

Nancy Russell

Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Nancy Russell

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SECLUDED COUNTRY HOUSE WITH POOL IN BEAUTIFUL SETTING, VIEWS

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Gaucin - Rosa Alta Country House

3 bedroom country house (sleeps 8) with private pool, views, wifi.

Quiet rural property, perfect country retreat; house is nestled in wooded hillside, olive & almond groves, with panoramic views to the white village of Gaucin & Bermeja mountains. Situated at 640m altitude, it benefits from cool evening breezes in summer. It is accessed by a country road in good condition. Only 10min from the lively working village of Gaucin. Many restaurants & bars, a thriving artistic community, and the gorgeous castle with a 360º view of the area.

The two-story house is a recent renovation of an agricultural building. Stone floors throughout, 3 terraces, 2 wood-burning stoves, ample firewood, lovely natural gardens. Ground floor: kitchen/dining room, fireplace, covered porch, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, utility porch w/ washing machine & access. First floor: Living room w/satellite TV & wireless internet, sofabed, 2 spacious terraces, 1 bedroom (queen) with lovely view of Gaucin, en suite bathroom.

A rental car is recommended. During the rainy season, 4 wheel drive is recommended.

Trips can be arranged to Seville, Granada and Cádiz/Tarifa.

Pick up from and delivery to the Malaga or Gibraltar airports can also be arranged.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
5 Stars!

Quiet, peaceful, beautiful, contemplative and genuinely Spanish. This area is unspoiled and is an ideal place to live for a week in Andalusia. There are short trips, long walks, road trips, hikes….the area is pregnant with possibilities. Or just hang around the house, which is a joy in of itself. The mountains, vistas, weather, and village has such visual grandeur, and is so striking, that I felt there needed to be a famous artist doing a landscape painting at all times just to do it justice. I never felt so keenly the inadequacy of a camera. If there was a Spanish version of the Hudson River school of painting, the artists would paint from this area of Gaucin. I will go again.



Recommended for:Sightseeing, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Apr 2011
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Nancy Russell

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2008
Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
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My husband and I have lived in 6 different countries over the past 22 years and are looking forward to eventually making Gaucin a semi-permanent home.

Nancy Russell purchased this house in 2010

While being posted to Madrid for four years, we fell in love with Andalucia and dreamed of eventually retiring to Southern Spain. We discovered Gaucin and immediately knew that it has everything we were looking for: stunning views, peace and quiet, lovely white village, friendly people, artsy expat community, gourmet dining, access to beaches, golf, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and a perfect base for exploring Andalucia. We are pleased to offer our home as a vacation rental until we're ready to retire.

This country house has a lovely, peaceful location. You have beautiful views of Gaucin, but no one can view you! It's a wonderfully quiet and restful spot -- no traffic noise, just occasional goat bells or the bay of a mule. Also the top of the property has panoramic views towards Gibraltar and the Rif mountains (see photo!).

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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Secluded country house with pool in beautiful setting, views
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Secluded country house with pool in beautiful setting, views
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Gaucin Ronda area
5

WONDERFUL HOLIDAYS

  • 5 out of 5
We enjoyed our stay in Villa Rosa. Its a wonderful calm place for relaxing. Everything was o.k. We like to come again.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
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Secluded country house with pool in beautiful setting, views
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Gaucin Ronda area
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A WONDERFUL TUCKED AWAY RETREAT

  • 4 out of 5
Rosa Alta was all we had hoped - a quiet off the beaten track property, yet close to Gaucin. The house was lovely with lots of places to relax and ponder the view. At night, the lights of Gaucin and the Castle made the upper terrace a romantic spot for dinner. The children loved the pool which was bigger than we had expected, so a real bonus. The agent, Robin was very helpful, especially when I developed a tooth abscess, organising an emergency appointment with an English speaking dentist for me. Great holiday.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Secluded country house with pool in beautiful setting, views
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+1 3012291716
Gaucin Ronda area
5

A SUPERB HOLIDAY HOME!

  • 5 out of 5
We have stayed in many villas over the years, and we can honestly say that this is the highest quality overall that we have ever enjoyed. The situation is beautiful (although the suggestion of hiring a 4x4 should be heeded!) and the property itself is so well equipped and homely we just didn't want to leave! Gaucin is a perfect village to be near (and what a view of it from the finca!), with several good restaurants and bars without being too touristy, and the countryside is just stunning - particularly the eagles soaring around overhead each day! We shall certainly return to Rosa Alta - we just hope not too many other people find it as we may have trouble booking!
  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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Secluded country house with pool in beautiful setting, views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p409055
+1 3012291716
Gaucin Ronda area
Houston
5

RUSTIC ANDALUCIA

  • 5 out of 5
The best thing about my experience in renting this house was dealing with Nancy and her property manager, who were very informative and responsive in every step.

The property itself is fantastic. Picturesque views, amazing outdoor spaces to relax in, a nice pool, and comfortable living arrangements. We really enjoyed our time here. Our trip in May was at the height of wildflowers, so the countryside was drenched in beautiful color. The downside was that we experienced a bit of rain and a cold snap. The house has fire stoves to make for a cozy setting, but you should have the knowhow to use them if you come outside of the peak of summer.

Gaucin itself is quaint and has enough restaurant and food options to please anyone. Highlights of regional tours included the Cueva de las Piletas and Ronda; we did Sevilla and Granada though they were a bit far. The dirt track to the house was a little bit daunting at first, but the gardener made it in a SmartCaresque-mobile. We didn't have any problems even in days of solid light rain.

Highly recommended. If my future experiences renting houses in Spain goes like this, I'll consider myself lucky.
  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
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Secluded country house with pool in beautiful setting, views
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+1 3012291716
Gaucin Ronda area
5

WUNDERSCHÖNES ANWESEN IN DEN ANDALUSISCHEN BERGEN

  • 5 out of 5
In wunderbarer, ruhiger Landschaft liegt das herrliche Anwesen mit einem uneinsichtigen Pool, ideal um sich vom Alltag und von Stress zu erholen. Zweimal wöchentlich kümmert sich der Gärtner um die Reinigung des Pools und pflegt den herrlichen Garten. Das Haus ist geschmackvoll und zugleich liebevoll im spanisch-marokanischen Stil eingerichtet und bietet viel Platz für eine große Familie oder zwei befreundete Ehepaare. Das nahegelegene Dorf bietet zahlreiche gute Restaurants und zwei gut sortierte Supermärkte für den täglichen Bedarf. Wir haben uns herrlich erholt und den Aufenthalt in vollen Zügen genossen. Das Haus ist nicht mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln erreichbar, ein Pkw ist notwendig.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
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Secluded country house with pool in beautiful setting, views
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Gaucin Ronda area
London
5

GREAT VIEWS, LOVELY POOL

  • 5 out of 5
We've recently returned from a 1 week holiday in this lovely away-from-it-all villa. Although initially rather daunted by the track up to the villa (a 4x4 is recommended), the villa itself more than made up for the steep climb - fabulous views across the valley towards Gaucin, a lovely large pool, and a great shady terrace. The beds were very comfortable and great to wake in the morning to the sound of birds and little else. Plenty of outdoor sitting areas including a rooftop terrace with a spectacular outlook. Wifi was an added bonus. Highly recommended if you want a peaceful, rustic villa in a fabulous setting.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
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Location

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Gibraltar
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Algeciras
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Gaucin Estación
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Sabanillas
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Gaucin is ideal as a base to make excursions to western Andalusia. The Coast (including golf courses at Sotogrande) is 25 min. drive, Ronda is 35 min., Gibraltar & Algeciras are 1 hr. away, and Seville, Granada, Cordoba and Cádiz are within 2 hours. Or you can just chill out, in the tranquillity and authenticity of a working Spanish pueblo. The area is a paradise for hikers with many marked trails, and for birdwatchers, it is in the migratory path to Africa. The area boasts many fine restaurants, an award-winning local winery, and a goat cheese factory. At the house, there is binder with suggestions of places to visit, including a map of Gaucin, restaurant recommendations, a hiking guide, and brochures from many of the nearby attractions.

Festivals during the year: Jan. – 3 Kings Parade, Feb. – Carnaval and Día de Andalusia; Mar -- procession for San Juan de Diós; Apr – Easter is celebrated on the streets, May - Gaucin artists Open Studios 2 weekends; June - bonfire of St John Baptist; July - annual Flamenco festival last weekend; Aug - annual Fair 1st weekend; Sept - 9 day celebration of the Santo Niño w/parties, etc., Nov - All Saints´ Day; Dec - Christmas parties.

Golf: 5 Championship golf courses located within 30 minutes, including the famous Valderrama Golf Club.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Gaucin, Ronda area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High season
28 Jun 2014 - 12 Sep 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
€600
for 3 nights
From
€200
€1,000
 
 
Low season
13 Sep 2014 - 27 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
€420
for 3 nights
From
€140
€700
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€420
for 3 nights
From
€140
€700
 

Additional information about rental rates

To make a booking: 30% deposit, remainder due two weeks prior to arrival. At this time, we only accept bank to bank transfers.
Notes Note: the Low Season rate for occupying 3 bedrooms is 900€ per week (180€ per night). The High Season rate for occupying 3 Bedrooms is 1200€ (240€ per night). Contact the owner if you are interested in shorter or longer stays. The changeover day is negotiable during low season.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Sunbed
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 (upstairs) has skylight for extra brightness. Bathrooms 1 & 2 have heat. Bathroom 3 is adjacent to bedroom 3 and the kitchen, and can be used as a downstairs bathroom for visitors.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , en suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , en suite bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , or can be 2 singles
  • Bedrooms 1 & 2 have views to the pool, and Bdrm 1 (upstairs) has a window looking out to the castle. Both are air conditioned and heated. The third bedroom is a recent addition with the option of a King bed or 2 singles. There is a sofabed in the living room to accommodate an 8th person. All linens are high quality cotton.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo ...
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue ...
  • veranda
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Massage
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • forests
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water tubing
  • caving
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • equestrian events
  • cycling
Notes:
Pick-up from and delivery to airport/train station are available. Accompanied trips to Tangier can be arranged. Also to Seville, Granada, Cordoba. A gardener visits mid-week to maintain the outdoor areas and clean the pool. Additional maid service by request. A cook can be arranged for catering. No smoking allowed inside of the house. Recently added 3rd bedroom and bath, plus utility/laundry area under covered porch. New covered porch on front of house with outdoor living, dining and barbecue area. On top of the property, you will find a bench from which you can enjoy the panoramic view toward Gibraltar and the Rif Mountains of Morocco. It's perfect for sharing a romantic picnic at dusk or dawn! (We've even rung in the New Year there!)
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