Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Gaucin - Town House in Gaucin
Large 2-3 bed house, sleeps 4-6, big light kitchen opening to courtyard garden
Casa Limonera is a freshly modernised town house, yet retaining many traditional features (e.g. chestnut beams, terracotta tiles). It extends over three floors, not counting the ancient cellar, with extensive views from the rooftop terrace. Unusually, there is a mature, shady garden with a fruitful lemon tree and grapevine. Plunge pool installed in the corner of the garden. Barbecues possible. Newly renovated to create light, spacious, flexible accommodation. Situated in a very quiet street, yet close to the centre of the village. Gaucin is a pretty, lively village with a population of about 2000, which includes an active group of expatriates. The number of tapas bars, restaurants and shops are quite disproportionate to its size. Nature walks, hiking, cycling, bird-watching and horse-riding are available. Not to mention golf and beach pursuits.
Fantastic location: Gaucin's position is unbeatable, 600 m up the Serrania de Ronda, with views to the Crestellina mountain to the south, and to Gibraltar and Morocco to the west. British officers used to ride here for the weekend during the Napoleonic Wars, doubtless encouraging the local hostelries and tapas bars of that time. Around the village one can walk through unspoilt hills, watch a huge variety of birds- including impressively large one like Griffon Vultures and Short-Toed Eagles.
Parking nearby: The house is on a steep road leading up to the village. There are 2 parking slots very close to the house, with plenty more in the wide street nearby which leads to the Church.
- wheelchair inaccessible
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets not allowed
About Nick Darker
Nick and Julie Darker are an active British couple who have lived all over the world in the course of Nick's international career. They live on a finca (country property) on the Rio Genal near Gaucin. They have four children, and an increasing number of grandchildren!
Nick Darker purchased this house in 2009
Why Nick Darker chose Gaucin
We love the space and flexibility of Casa Limonera, and enjoyed the challenge of sympathetically modernising the place when we moved in. The views from the terrace are stunning.
What makes this house unique
Unlike many other town houses in Gaucin, the house has a pretty garden with plunge pool, grape vine and lemon tree. It is close to the heart of the village, yet country walks start at the front door.