Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Gaucin - Tamarind
1 Bedroom with twin beds plus double sofa bed in lounge, 1 bathroom
Tamarind is a superior village house with two spacious floors and a roof terrace. Situated in a quiet village street with ample parking, several shops and the open air swimming pool close by. Ground floor consists of entrance hall with toilet & washroom, spacious lounge with double sofa bed, dining area &fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar. Two south facing balconies provide views across the village. An open staircase leads to the first floor bedroom with ensuite toilet and adjacent shower room. Two balconies provide stunning views over the Campo de Gibraltar to the coast & N.Africa beyond. Acess to the roof terrace is through a small casita reached by an open staircase. The terrace has a sun awning and cold shower and is complete with terrace furniture & loungers.
Local amenities: Gaucin has an open air swimming pool surrounded by gardens usually open from June to September. There are two tennis courts with a poolside restaurant. The village has two banks with cash machines, two small supermarkets and several small shops selling all your everyday requirements. There is a small daily market with a fish stall, churros, butcher and greengrocer. There are several restaurants serving varied cuisine and prices to match. The village has ample bars where you can relax with a Rioja, a beer or sample the delicious tapas that are served almost everywhere. All bars serve coffee and soft drinks. During the summer months there are several fiestas commencing with Santa Semana at Easter and finishing with Santo Nino (the local saint) in late August.
Public Transport: Gaucin railway station is situated in the adjoining village of El Colmenar(13kms) distance. From here there are daily trains from Algeciras to Granada. At Bobadilla there are connections for Seville, Malaga & Cordoba as well as services beyond .e.g Madrid.
At the ports of Algeciras and Tarifa(1 hr) there are fast ferries to N.Africa and a day trip to Tangier is quite achievable. There is also a ferry service to N.Africa from Malaga during the summer months.A visit to Gibraltar by train (via Algeciras) would be possible.
An Autobus service runs through Gaucin on a daily basis from Algeciras to Ronda. .
There is a taxi service in the village situated in the plaza.
Whilst you may see many burros in the village these are not usually for hire as transport!!
Tamarind: Tamarind is a 3 storey house set in a tranquil part of this Spanish working village. All of the neighbours are Spanish and their friendliness and warmth just comes naturally.The whole village has a sense of community that extends to visitors also.
There are several walks that start & finish in the village including a visit to the magnificent El Castillo & its museum (a tribute to Santa Nino). The castle is normally floodlit on week ends which makes it even more splendid.Another favourite jaunt is down the Camino de Gibraltar, an old mule track which ends at the Ermita del Santo Nino. Also close by are several forest walks where you may be lucky enough to see some wild pigs. Whichever ramble you choose you will be impressed by the flora and mountain ranges where you may glimpse the soaring eagles and vultures.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets considered