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Idyllic, stylish, country retreat offering peace and tranquility

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in Ronda - La Cazalla de Ronda

Spacious, secluded 13 acre estate, sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms all ensuite, pool

• 5 bedroom ‘Casa Principal’, plus 1 bedroom private suite ‘ El Nido’

• Spacious accommodation, perfect for large families or groups of friends

• Secluded and private, yet only 4 km/10 minutes drive from the highlights of Ronda

• Daily maid service included (14 hours/week)

• WiFi and UK TV

La Cazalla is one of the most beautiful, peaceful places in the Serrania de Ronda. From its quiet entrance, at the end of a track, just outside the old town of Ronda, the ancient, oak-forested hills rise in front of the finca and the dramatic cliffs of the Tajo Del Abanico, the Gorge of the Fan, mark the southern end of the Ronda valley.

The area around La Cazalla has barely changed since the Romans, and later the Moors, inhabited it. Once here, a feeling of peace prevails, the sounds of insects buzzing, the birds singing, the bells jangling on the goats in the forest and the breeze rustling the leaves on the trees. It is difficult to spot any other sign of human life, and yet, the sense that man has lived in this valley for thousands of years is very strong.

For guests, the wonderful thing about this quiet location is that the moment you reach the top of the track, in less than 10 minutes you are amid the hustle and bustle of the oldest part of Ronda, with its stunning vistas, picturesque architecture and winding streets full of restaurants, bars and boutiques.

Nearby, the pretty ‘Pueblos Blancos’, white villages, make for a wonderful, scenic drive, and further afield, the cities of Granada, Seville and Cordoba are all around 2 hours drive from Ronda, perfectly feasible as day trips to discover the heart of Andalucía. In the opposite direction, 45 minutes away on the Mediterranean coast, lies the glitz and glamour of Marbella and Puerto Banus.

The area around Ronda offers a multitude of outdoor activities, hiking and biking both being very popular, as well as mountain climbing, canoeing, birding, horse riding, paragliding, tennis and, on the coast, golf.

May is a beautiful month with the spring wildflowers at their best. The 'Ronda Romantica' event runs from 19th - 22nd May 2016, an historical recreation of the Royal May Fair, founded in 1509 - www.ronda-romantica.es. May and June are the best months for outdoor activities, hiking and cycling the many routes of the Sierra de Grazalema and Sierra de las Nieves. July and August are for exploring the narrow, shady lanes of the 'White Villages', lazing by the pool and enjoying relaxed meals outside late in to the evening. September brings the drama of the annual 'Feria de Pedro Romero', the famous bullfighter, and the whole town joins in the fiesta. (6th to 11th September 2016)

La Cazalla was rebuilt 15 years ago from the old farm buildings that stood here, and has featured in many magazines, including Conde Nast Traveller and Casa y Campo. It is now available during the summer for families and groups of friends of up to 12 people, who wish to have the entire property to themselves, or at other times of the year for couples who want to enjoy a stay in one of its romantic casitas.

Carefully and stylishly restored, using many ancient artefacts from the original buildings, La Cazalla offers flexible accommodation with five large and airy bedrooms all with ensuite facilities in the ‘Casa Principal’, plus a private suite ‘El Nido’, with its own entrance and courtyard. The house is cool and spacious, with many different areas for a large group to spread out and relax, read, play card games, watch a film or listen to music. And yes, there is WiFi! Outside there are so many different spots to choose from, you’ll be hard pressed deciding what to do – read in the lounge chairs on the terrace, dine under the vine covered pergola, swim and snooze at the pool, look for tadpoles in the stream, stroll along to the XII century ‘alberca’, or water cistern, or take a drink up to the old threshing circle and watch the sun change the colours of the gorge from orange to pink, and maybe catch a glimpse of the deer as the owls start hooting.

We want our guests at La Cazalla to feel like they are staying in a secluded, private retreat, where they are completely at home, but with a few of the perks of staying in an hotel – beautiful bed linen and towels, daily maid service and a gardener who takes care of the pool and the grounds.

Whatever the needs of your party, please let us know, and we will do our utmost to ensure a memorable stay.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lisa and Mark Ruddock
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016

What makes this villa unique

The best of both worlds - private and secluded, but only minutes from the wonderful town of Ronda

Guestbook comments from the owner

We travel to many beautiful places every year, but La Cazalla de Ronda sets a new standard. We had a truly wonderful stay in thiswork of art you have designed and created, La Cazalla. Your warmth and hospitality were greatly appreciated. Cristina's help made life much easier for us, Perriqui (& the little kitties!) loving company also enhanced the quality of our stay here.

We travel to many beautiful places every year, but La Cazalla de Ronda sets a new standard. Most of all , we loved getting to know you and Rodrigo, and thank you for your caring help. We hope to come back soon. Best wishes
Jan 2014
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Idyllic, stylish, country retreat offering peace and tranquility
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 16 reviews

Beautifull and charming home set in a beatifull landscape.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12 had a wonderful stay in La cazella. We went for walks in the mornings, explored the surroundings during dagtime, enjoyed the beatifull poolarea in the afternoon and had our nice dinners at the terrace at night. We would lige to back some time!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Wonderful Villa & Great Location

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful villa and great location. Thank you Lisa for being so accomodating and helpful with all the arrangements and thank you Christina (the houskeeper who came in daily) for all your help and for doing the pre shop for us (as we arrived on a Sunday)

We stayed for 7 nights at La Cazalla between 10th and 17th July. Our party of 8 adults and 3 children absolutley loved the place. it definatley lived up to the decription and provided the ideal combination of genuine seclusion as well as being in easy distance to the town.

The villa is incredibly spacious with lots of areas to sit and lounge around and was also lovely and cool during the day even with the scortching temperatures outside. The pool area is great and whilst the pool was "refreshing" at the start of the week it did noticably warm up during the week and was put to good use even by our 3 year old.

The kitchen set up is great for the keen cook (which I am) and we spend most evenings enjoying dinner on the patio late into the evening. As we were there to celebrate a birthday, we also took Lisa up on her recommendation to get a private chef in, which turned out to be an inspired option and a fabulous meal. Lisa also recommended visiting Casa Maria (a tapas restuarant not far from the villa) where we had a great meal and great evening, I would encourage anyone staying at La Cazalla (or anywhere in Ronda) to dine here at least once.

Ronda is also a great town with real character and has all the amenities that you could want or need. It is also and easy drive down to the coast and even Gibralta (which a few of our party did). I would also recommend anyone staying here to do the Caminito Del Rey walk which is about an hours drive away.

Thanks again Lisa, Mark and Christina for helping us have a vacation that we will always remember and I would recommend this villa and location.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Exceptional property in a truly idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

My parents were celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary and I was tasked to find somewhere for the famliy to celebrate with a week's break.

We wanted somewhere special (check!) which could accommodate 6 couples (perfect, check!) in and where we would be alone as a family rather than sharing with other guests (check!).

As soon as we visited La Cazalla - we stopped looking. It was perfect and we were excited to drop the surprise on the rest of the family. When the dates finally came around I cannot decribe the looks on their faces as they discovered the place - every day we were there my parents hugged me and asked me over and over how did I find such a place.

The accommodation is superb - so welcoming and comfortable with several seating areas both indoors and out - and the pool area is simply delightful with the sun loungers and shades, the lavendar and the stunning countryside.

From the house you can see only wooded hillsides and spectacular scenery. In the evening you hear the distant bells on the goats as they are brough in for the night - it is like being transported back in time - but with fabulous modern comforts.

The owners had thought of everytihng to make our stay enjoyable - with small details throghout the house and a wonderful welcome pack of local produce in the kitchen.

We had planned a couple of day trips to Jerez and Azahara de la Sierra - these were unanimously and unceremoniously cancelled as no-one wanted to leave the house.

We enjoyed the most wonderful week, eating and drinking in the beautiful shaded areas and around the pool by day and on the larger dining terrace in the evenings.

The housekeeper, Cristina, came in every day for a couple of hours and took great care of us.

And, as if this was not enough, on our final day as we drove out of the gates to leave our spirits were given a final boost as five large deer ran across the driveway in front of our car and onwards up the mountainside.

All in all the week could not have been better. I can wholeheartedly and unreservedly recommend La Cazalla to anyone looking to experience the real flavour and history of Andalucia. It is located close to Ronda and within striking distance of other historical cities from Seville to Granada - but be warned - the charm of La Cazalla will hold you close to home!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Beautiful, fascinating wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

La Cazalla turned out to be a beautiful and delightful property. It is on a rural road near Ronda. The house was very comfortable with a well-appointed kitchen and many delightful indoor and outdoor seating areas (with lots of books) as well as 5 large, attractive and comfortable bedrooms. The showers in particular were a treat. We were a group of 8 adult friends with a history of renting villas in Europe. We all agree that this was by far the best of our 5 shared rentals. The grounds are beautifully landscaped including a lot of lavender! The swimming pool was a simple and stunning design with water just the right temperature. The housekeeper was very nice and helpful. Although our hosts were not present, they left many indications of their generosity and good will -- nuts, jams, wine.

The area is rich in history, architecture, countryside, hiking.

We are hoping that we might be able to return another year to this very house.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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This is the best house we have ever booked!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment of our arrival, we were taken aback by the beauty of the setting and the quality of the house. It was perfectly laid out with the bedrooms on one floor opening onto a central living space and the main living area, kitchen and dining room on the lower level. The housekeeper Cristina made the stay even more special by attending to our every need. The house was abundantly equipped with everything we could possibly need. We enjoyed the landscaping, the sheep and goats grazing outside the gate, the many birds and flowers and the peaceful ambiance. We will be spreading the word to all of our friends about this well-kept secret!

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Delightful house and location

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at la Cazalla both as a hotel and rented property and was delighted to find that the new owners(Lisa and Mark) have kept the properties charm and are hoping to make further improvements.We have one had 2 extended family holidays here and will definitely be returning.

Check out Zahara and Jemiera de libra (Quercos restaurant by the railway station) and there is also a lovely walk if you turn right out of the property and do not miss the view of Rhonda from the end of the track where it meets the main road(the opposite road to the one to la Cazalla)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Malaga, Seville, Jerez,
Nearest Barpub
2.8 Kilometres
La Cuadra
Nearest Ferry
102 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
San Pedro de Alcántara
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2.8 Kilometres
369 Carretera de Algeciras
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
La Almocabar or Casa Maria, in Plaza Alameda
Nearest Ski
170 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
San Pedro de Alcántara
Car: necessary


N 36º 42'55. 13' W 5º 11' 22.38


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ronda, Ronda area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £448

The rates quoted are for 4 bedrooms - the 'Casa Principal' plus the private suite 'El Nido'.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ronda in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 450 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Visitors washroom - Toilet
    En suite bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    En suite bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    En suite bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    En suite bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    En suite bathroom - El Nido - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Described by CN Traveller 'large enough to have a party in'
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 6 - El Nido - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large suite attached to house, own entrance and terrace.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • All the bedrooms are spacious and have beautiful, unique Moorish inspired mosaic-tiled showers.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • tennis

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