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Beautiful country house in exquisite setting with large private pool, 2-8 people

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Gaucín - El Cañuelo, Gaucin, Andalucia

4 en-suite bedrooms, spacious kitchen, elegant living room, large private pool

El Cañuelo can be rented for a smaller party too, except in season 4.

This stunning country villa is situated just 2 km. from the hilltop village of Gaucin. Elevated in position, with incomparable views towards the Mediterranean and the far distant Moroccan mountains, and the sea shimmering in between.

El Cañuelo is a gated property on 3 acres of private landscaped gardens with plenty of countryside surrounding it.

The house is entirely in harmony with its glorious natural surroundings.

“A compellingly romantic family home, it has charm, joy and elegant beauty in abundance”.

Relaxing, secluded, supremely comfortable and homely are some of the words that spring to mind. A home away from home with everything you may wish for a memorable holiday. There are so many choice spots for reading, dining, sunbathing on the various terraces and verandas or just snoozing in the hammock under the large carob trees.

The cooler months can be spent equally pleasurably surrounded by fields full of flowers, orchids, birdsong and with plenty of home comforts with its cosy open fires and central heating throughout.

The flat screen TV is connected to Sky as well as most UK channels giving you the chance not to miss those favoured programs.

The quality stereo system, with CD player and radio, has a cable for i-Pods/iPhones. We also offer a small DVD selection with an eclectic mix of films for all ages!

The WiFi internet throughout the property is 8Mb.

This property has a non smoking policy indoors.

The spacious kitchen with it’s shaded dining patio, the elegant living room, and master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room, are all on the ground floor. There is also a further toilet and shower room which is easily accessed from the large vine-shaded terrace which is also reached through french doors from the living room. On the terrace you’ll find comfortable upholstered benches in the shade and the perfect breakfast spot with views to die for!

Two en-suite bedrooms are on the first floor, filled with light from their south facing windows complete with balconies.

The fourth bedroom is by the pool, a separate self-contained “casita” with a covered terrace, bathroom and a kitchen, all beautifully furnished in typical Moroccan style. This kitchen is also used for the barbecue and to mix those cocktails to sip by the pool! If you feel like taking some gentle exercise from time to time (apart from swimming that is..) there’s always the rowing machine and, of course, the table tennis!

The beautiful large pool, with a depths of 1.4 - 1.60 metres, has been cleverly terraced to provide both natural shade and full sun all day long. The pool measures 12 x 5 metres and is fitted with underwater lighting, a great feature for all ages. Stairs lead into the pool.

Ideal both for couples or families with children, this is an absolutely delightful family home!

As several previous visitors have put it:

'So well appointed, difficult to find a holiday rental that is so comfortable, tasteful and impossible to fault, we've had a superb time!!'.

'There is so much space with attention to detail in all rooms and is beautifully furnished throughout’

Services included:

The property is supplied with mains water, 220 volt Electricity and Gas, for heating, and hot water.

Bed linen and towels are provided. One pool towel per person is provided.

Weekly maid service for rentals of over a week, and end of rental cleaning. A mid-week clean is also included.

Central heating - on timer (4 hrs. in the morning and 4 hrs. in the evening.


8MB WiFi

Food hamper and Paella on arrival day

There is dry store of foods: olive oil, balsamic vinegar, spices, pasta, coffee, and all the normal dry foods such as sugar, salt, saccharin, etc.; and cleaning, washing, dishwashing products.

Excluded in the price and paid for locally:

Extra maid service
- Outgoing telephone calls
- Firewood
- Baby sitting can be organised.

Local Area:

El Cañuelo is an ideal base for day trips to the beautiful cities of Ronda, with its famous gorge and also has the oldest Bullring in Spain. There are several bodega tours in the Serranía de Ronda, the closest being just outside Gaucin.

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 http://www.artgaucin.com . 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.

The Mediterranean beaches are about a thirty minute drive away, while the Atlantic coast, with its fine white sand and famous wind surfing is only one and a half hours drive away.

The Atlantic beaches, about one and half hours drive.

Ronda is about a 45mins driving the most scenic route.

Activities available locally are walking, trekking, tennis and riding. Painting classes, yoga, Thai Chi are also all available. Sports activities for children, such as tennis lessons, specific walks, football and riding can be arranged. 

There are many direct flights to Malaga from the UK. It is about a hour and thirty minutes drive to El Cañuelo. The nearest airport is Gibraltar, about 45 mins drive away. Clients are given directions, as well as a contact phone number. Car hire is essential, we can suggest good companies to book with.

El Cañuelo is an ideal for a base or a hideaway, some visitors never leave the place, where others go on multiple day-trips and love coming back here to relax and recuperate.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
11 January, 2016


based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful country house in exquisite setting with large private pool, 2-8 people
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Absolutely Stunning

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect in any way possible. We were in awe when we first walked into the house. The views are insane, the gardens beautiful, the house is huge and beautifully decorated. And then the little pool house and the pool.. that alone is worth staying there!

And the area is perfect. Walking distance to pretty Gaucin, and easy daytrips to Rhonda or the beaches.

Nick is an amazing host, he was so helpful and great.

We loved it and will definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Home from home!

  • 5 of 5

Stunning location, amenities and genuinely a home away from home. We all wanted to chill out and relax. That is what El Canuelo is all about! Seamless comfort, stunning location, and quiet enjoyment. The village is close enough to walk to, but far enough away not to impinge on quiet relaxation.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Wonderful stay at El Canuelo

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at El Canuelo in August. The house is beautiful, comfortable and very well-equipped. The views from the house/pool are absolutely stunning (we could see Gibraltar) and the pool area/casita are perfect. Our 2 sons (ages 3 and 5) lived in the pool and we were all incredibly relaxed. We would recommend the house highly. Nick was very responsive to all questions and provided a wealth of valuable information about the house and surrounding area. We will definitely be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
56 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Various bars +Restaurants in Gaucin
Nearest Ferry
69 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Finca Cortesin Golf
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
El Colmenar, Estacíon de Gaucin
Nearest Motorway
23 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
El Atico, Gaucin
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
28 Kilometres
Car: necessary

This stunniing country estate is just below the hilltop village of Gaucin.


Historic town dating back to the Roman times and beyond. Visit the oldest bullring in Spain and the “New Bridge” over the famous “Tajo” (gorge).

The many WHITE VILLAGES nearby.


An extraordinary mixture of the exotic and spectacular with the commonplace. Worth making the trip to the top.

GAUCIN The castle is has the most fantastic setting. open during shopping hours, closed from 1.3-4.30aprox. (times may vary according to season and weather) The church is worth a visit and the Hermita on the way up to the castle where the village’s patron saint is kept. There are of course many stunning churches in Ronda.


Cuevas de la Pileta are a must for anyone remotely interested in pre historic cave painting. Discovered at the turn of the century they are privately owned and quiet unexploited. (no coloured lights and music). Do take a jumper in summer, it can feel very cool inside. You’ll come face to face with 20000 year old paintings in the light of your own gas lamp. Be particularly warned about being broken into the car.


Many of the old frontier villages have their own castles. Gaucin dates back to Roman times although most of what you see is Moorish. It is named after Guzman el Bueno who died in battle in 1309. It is well worth a visit and the views are extraordinary.

MUSEUMS one unique one is the museum of bullfighting at the bullring in Ronda. There is a beautiful little mill museum in the tiny village of Benalauria . This gem is run by a local co operative. They also serve meals. A nice day trip with a lunch.


The tennis court is opposite the petrol station, down a double flight of steps. It is open to all, on a “first come first served basis”. Swimming pools: the Gaucin swimming pool opens during the Spanish summer holidays, which are from the end of June until the first week of September.

There are a number of swimming pool in the nearby villages all of which can be visited. Very popular with the Spanish youth.


Puerto de la Duquesa: beach is on the western side of the port, reachable through the port. There is a lovely bay, also ideal for little kids, with a beach bar, where you find grilled fish and all the other delicious foods. Deckchairs and umbrellas can be rented.

Estepona beach: is gentle and well maintained. Best to park in the underground carpark all along the seafront.

Estepona harbour: There is a small bay on the western side of Estepona harbour, very nice and relaxing as it is sheltered. To find it go to the harbour, turn right straight away and go to the very end (direction west) through the car-park which is unpaved and further still until you see it. You can drive right to the end where you’ll find a couple of nice beach bar/s restaurants.

Laguna Beach: exit 157 on the coast road, then to San Pedro (Malaga A7), past Kempinski Hotel, take the next exit, you'll see the thatched roofs at the beach, about 40mins from Canuelo.

Puerto Banus: exit 174 on the coast road, about 15km beyond Laguna Beach, about 50mins from Canuelo.

San Diego Beach: to Manilva, right on the coast road, right at the P&V sign, just after the 'VET' sign, about 35mins from Canuelo.



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gaucín, Ronda area

No rental rates available - please contact the owner

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees


30% deposit payment on booking, with the balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gaucín in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Beautiful large bathroom with separate dressing area
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , This shower room/toilet is on the ground floor.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to Bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to Bedroom 4
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite to Bedroom 2
  • Full bathroom with shower, large free-standing bathtub, double sinks, toilet and additional dressing room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , The cot has to be requested upon booking.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bedroom could also be used as a twin bedroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , This bedroom is the pool-house and separate from main house
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Air-conditioning, a writing desk, fire place, dressing room
  • All bedrooms are en-suite and beautifully laid out, private and secluded. A cot can be added to any of the bedrooms, on request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please note that 'all other services' will be contracted externally, on request.

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