This absolutely delightful family home is full of rustic charm with stunning views in a superb location, sleeping up to five. Ideal both for couples and/or families with children. The beautiful large pool, with a depths of 1.4 - 2.7 metres, is surrounded with terraces to provide both natural shade and full sun all day. The pool measures 12.5 x 5 metres and is fitted with underwater lighting, a great feature for all ages.
A romantic family home, “it has charm, joy and rustic beauty in abundance.’
Set in total harmony with its glorious natural surroundings, built in traditional Andalusian style, it is set on two acres of rugged hillside, amongst olives, carobs, cactuses flowering shrubs and palm trees , its sheltered location offering complete peace and privacy. A natural adventure playground for children of all ages, of course at the parents responsibility.
There are plenty of deck chairs and patio furniture around the pool, as well as two hammocks strung between olive trees.
The property is perfect for lazy summer days, relaxing by the pool, snoozing in a hammock, playing with the kids, sunbathing, refreshing in the great pool, the kids will probably not want to leave it!.
The shaded terraces have plenty of spaces for “al fresco dining”!
There is a further terrace with Table Tennis, a bench, tables and another hammock, great fun for all the family!!
The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, microwave, plenty of crockery and cutlery and all the extras a keen cook may need. Double doors lead onto the sheltered & shaded terrace with a barbecue, dining tables, and day-beds.
We leave games, toys and an interesting selection of books for guests to enjoy, making this very much a home from home.
A corridor from the kitchen leads to the lower bedroom which is air-conditioned providing cooling in Summer and extra heating, if needed, in winter. It has a double bed and two single beds and an iPod docking station/alarm clock. Double doors lead directly onto the terrace. There is also a bathroom on this floor with a Bath/shower.
Stairs lead up to the landing on which there is a separate WC. The master bedroom with is also air-conditioned, has stunning views, a double bed (with an iPod docking station/alarm clock) and a bed for the under fives (upon request). An alcove houses a writing desk with a cable for internet and a small library. An electric blanket is available (upon request) in the winter months. The en-suite bathroom is fitted with double sinks, bath/shower, bidet and an electric towel rail.
Both bedrooms have air-conditioning providing cooling in summer and extra heating, if needed, in winter, providing cool in the summer and extra "fast heat" in winter.
This property has a non smoking policy indoors.
Next to the main house is the original bread oven and beyond that is a charming small stone house. This has a small double bed and is an ideal spot for a siesta.
Finca Alboran is located just 1 km. below the stunning hilltop village of Gaucin, part of the
“Serranía de Ronda”. Andalucia at its best, with open, unspoilt views to the Mediterranean and the distant mountains of North Africa.
The property is supplied with mains water, 220 volt Electricity and bottled Gas, for heating, and hot water.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Weekly maid service for rentals of over a week, and end of rental cleaning.
Central heating - on timer (4 hrs. in the morning and 4 hrs. in the evening.
Air conditioning, providing cool in summer and extra heat in winter.
The wood-burning stove adds a further touch to make the house very cozy in cooler months!
14 MB WiFi with connectivity all around the house and the terraces.
We offer dry store of: olive oil, balsamic vinegar, spices, pasta, coffee, sugar, salt etc.
Cleaning, washing, and dishwasher products are supplied.
For late arrivals we offer a free shopping service, organised in advance, charging just the cost of the food purchased.
Excluded in the price and paid for locally: - Extra maid service - Firewood, one load is included - Food hamper, can be ordered in advance - Baby sitting can be organised.
Local Area Finca Alboran makes an ideal base for day trips to the beautiful cities of Ronda, Jerez, Cadiz, Seville and the Atlantic Coast. All of these cities have much historical and architectural interest as well as having fabulous shopping and fine restaurants. Ronda has a famous gorge and also has the oldest Bullring in Spain.
Gaucin is a spectacular, unspoilt white village with many food shops, a chemist, bank, bars, four restaurants and a public tennis court. There is a lively art scene with the annual ‘Open Studios’ proving to be very popular with a wide audience . Throughout the year Gaucin has many fascinating fiestas, traditional Saint days and the ‘Semana-Santa’, their holy week, processions. In August Gaucin celebrates its ‘Feria’ with a fairground, dancing, a flamenco festival and their very own bull-fights.
Overlooking the village are the ruins of a Moorish castle, which has incomparable views over to the Mediterranean Coast, North Africa and Gibraltar. This area is a paradise for walking, exploring, horse-riding and bird watching. A few kilometres down the valley is the river Genal, and this is a good spot for fishing, swimming, and exploring.
We do have few reviews on HomeAway, our property is mostly let through Rustic Blue, as well as to repeat visitors 85% of the time.
We are registered as a "Vivienda Turística Andalucia Rural" i.e. a rural property.