'Casa de la Montana' is a charming Spanish villa style house with spacious, comfortable accommodation, high ceilings with fans, giving a wealth of light. Arches of Moorish design separate the downstairs stylish open plan living areas. This villa has a private guests only swimming pool, sun terrace with sun loungers. There are panoramic all round views from the terraces towards the coast and surrounding mountain ranges. It is situated on the edge of the village 'Cuevas de Becerro' which is centrally placed in the 'Serrania de Ronda', an ideal base for exploring the local area at any time of the year with relaxing and walking particularly suited as the surrounding area is fairly flat. 'Casa de la Montana' is in an easily accessed location by car, bus from Malaga etc. and train (train to Ronda) with the house situated in a quiet side road and yet only a 3 minute walk to all amenities, shops, tapas bars and restaurants. 'Casa de la Montana' has Broadband Internet with Wi-Fi, British TV with a DVD player. For larger parties nearby local properties are also available for rental.
- Villa1937 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay7 nights
3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom with Mountain Views, own Pool, Sun Terraces, near Ronda
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 12 Nov 2018
Ian Louden, a pilot, together with his wife and daughters bought the house in 2006 to spend family times together in this beautiful quiet area with real country life, mountains and all set in a friendly welcoming Spanish village. As time has gone by with other commitments Linda Langdon who draws from her local knowledge manages the property for the Louden family. So do make contact, enquiries are promptly answered by myself with more information available to help you to plan your forthcoming holiday. Looking forward to hearing from you..
Why Linda chose Cuevas del Becerro
The Louden family bought the house after 3 years searching for the right property and finally got just what they wanted. 'Casa de la Montana' is a house in the country with real country life, mountain views, lots of wildlife and walks, also local friendly people keeping local traditions. The village is unusual as it is on a flat plateau making it easy to walk and ride as there are no hills. Also plenty of local bars and restaurants and finally its all so easily accessed by road.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa is spacious, full of light, high ceilings, airy and with great mountain views, Especially lovely is to take in the evening cool from the comfortable terrace. Ideally situated on a quiet side street of 'Cuevas del Becerro' and yet only a short flat stroll to friendly tapas bars and good selection of shops for your everyday needs. Ronda is easily reached and the villa is ideally placed for exploring the area. A food basket is placed in the home so that newly arrived guests have a good welcome package to start of the holiday well. The Owners keep the property very well maintained and local assistance is available if required. Internet/Wi-Fi has been installed, British TV and ceiling fans for summer coolness.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A fantastic villa with lovely owners
We had a fantastic time in Cuevas del Becerro. Everyone in the village were so friendly and always said hello. We went with our 4 children, 2 of which are teenage boys, and they all thoroughly enjoyed their time here. The pool was a huge hit with all of us and we spent lots of time making use of it.
We didn't have use of a car but found the buses were easy enough to use. The main company that we found to get us around was "Damas" bus company. The villa was about 1.5 hours by coach from malaga bus station and only cost around 8 euros per person. We got the coach into nearby Ronda one day which was about 2 euros each. Well worth a visit.
We went for lots of walks in the beautiful surroundings and saw Golden eagles soaring overhead.
We enjoyed shopping locally and soon got to know the local shopkeepers. We also shopped at the village market which was in the main square on one day.
The house was nice and cool which was very welcoming to come home to after the afternoon spanish heat.
It was all a real insight into rural spanish life. Even down to the goats that passed the house twice a day and our 2 young girls would rush to the door to see them whenever they heard the bells ringing to say hello to the goat herder.
It was the ideal get away and we loved the fact that there was not a tourist in sight (except for us!)
The owners were so welcoming and greeted us with a made up table with bottle of wine when we arrived. They were ever so helpful with local information and helped us with our travel plans. I'm sure that we will go back to this villa in the future and look forward to our return!
Wow, Thank you Nathan for the fabulous review of your holiday. It was quite a surprise when you all arrived without a car having taken the bus service from Malaga bus station, perfect stress free way of travelling... We thoroughly enjoyed having your lovely family staying and appreciated the great care you took of the villa too. Hopefully you will return for another holiday...Best wishes Linda and Chris
Bed linen could do with renewing. Otherwise the property suited us very well. Amazing views and really friendly pueblo.
Thank you David for your review and glad that you enjoyed your return trip to Andalusia. We don't know in what context your bed-linen comment is made and why not mention this whilst you were staying? If you'd have liked more bed-linen to be made available we'd have happily obliged. Even though there was just the two of you staying we made up both double rooms to give you a choice. The linen is white, washed at high temperatures and much was renewed this May.. Best wishes Linda and Chris
Great holiday in Andalusia
Stayed 2 weeks at this lovely property in Andalusia. The house is exactly as described on the website. There was only 2 of us but the property would be spacious even for 6 adults. The pool may be a bit crowded if all 6 decide to go swimming at the same time !
The house is very well equipped & a nice welcome basket was provided.
Communication with Linda was always very prompt and Linda supplied lots of useful information on the accommodation & the local area. Chris had everything ready for our arrival & was there to meet us & explain how everything worked. We had no issues or problems with anything but it was good to know Chris was on hand had we needed anything.
Cuevas del Beccero is a very small, quiet village. It has a selection of a few small supermarkets & bars. Like most guests we visited the tapas bar around the corner & were delighted with the food on offer even if we were never quite sure what was coming due to our lack of Spanish & the bar owners lack of English.
We are keen cyclists & hired road bikes from "cycle Ronda". The local area is excellent for cycling. Once off the main roads there is very little traffic & lots of other pueblo blanco's to discover. Be prepared for some stiff climbs but also some very fast descents.
All in, a great holiday. Would definitely recommend both the accommodation & the area if you're looking for an authentic Spanish experience. If you need lots of restaurants & shops, Ronda is not far away.
Thank you Stewart for your lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and got to see so much of the area by bicycle too. Its been a pleasure to have you both stay, beginning with my first phone conversation with Betty a year ago to now post holiday. Hopefully you will return for another holiday. Best wishes. Linda and Chris
Beautiful villa in a beautiful Spanish town. Has everything you need and Chris and Linda are always on hand should you need them. Our kids loved it and enjoyed the attention they got from the lovely locals. Really friendly people even though we couldn't understand each other. There are so many places to visit but we definitely recommend a trip to Ronda and also La Playita for a picnic and a swim in the mountains... Can't recommend it enough!
Thank you Emma for your fab review, so glad to hear that you and your young family had such a good time. I'm pleased too that you found my latest word attachment of the 'La Playita' useful and got to spend a lovely day picnicking/swimming in the mountains, brilliant.. Hopefully you will return for another holiday. Best wishes. Linda and Chris
Great stay in Cuevas Del Becerro
We really enjoyed staying in the Villa, lots of space, with everything we needed. The raised terrace was great to have breakfast on, especially in the full sun in the morning. We used the BBQ, bought the steaks from the local butcher, they were great. Great place to chill out, the village was great. It's true, no-one speaks English, but that's part of the charm of the village. I enjoyed trying out my Spanish, limited as it is, especially in Bar Pescaero, where we ate tapas on many occasion. I had many a conversation with the owner, and one of their customers whose sister lived in Edinburgh, and who insisted on practicing his English to me, whilst I practiced my Spanish on him! Their patatas bravas is the best I have every tasted. Loved the way the village closed the Main Street for the restaurants at the weekends, though when you arrive at 11pm at night it does make it interesting as to how you get to the villa! Places to visit:- We went to Seville for the day, don't take your car all the way into the city, we drove to the metro station at Olivar de Quintos, left the car there and took metro in. Ronda - just stunning and only 20 minutes away. That is a must. We also went to San Pedro beach at Marbella. Stunning scenery on drive. Finally a thank you to Linda for her communications, friendly and always helpful, and Chris for running through all the stuff in the villa and how it all worked. Great holiday!
Thank you Malcolm for your fabulous review of your great stay in Cuevas del Becerro. We and I'm sure too that future guests will enjoy reading your thorough and informative review of the villa and local amenities available. Especially of interest is your route to Seville and glad you enjoyed your trip to San Pedro too. You were a great communicator during and after the holiday booking. Hopefully you will be back for another holiday. Best wishes. Linda and Chris
Lovely area, great weather.
House was clean and spacious. Lovely pool, great neighbours - our children made friends with the Spanish children nearby. The local farmer was brilliant - let my children loose with his sheep and donkey.
Glad you all enjoyed. Best wishes. Linda
Special interest holidays:
Walking, especially suited to Autumn, Winter and Spring to fully appreciate the colours of the changing seasons and to make the most of the abundance of wildlife, fauna, wild flowers and trees. Bird watching, a haven for wild birds, Eagles, Buzzards and Jays to name a few. Horse riding country this is and what a wonderful way to discover this beautiful area from horseback.
Estepona Beach, Marbebella and San Pedro are approx. an hour away
Malaga Airport is the easiest.
Car Hire is recommended but not essential, it is available from Malaga Airport.
Malaga City is 85 kilometres from Cuevas de Becerro, 1hr by car.
From Malaga Airport, bus is possible, Airport bus to Malaga bus station then 'Los Amarillos' bus service to Cuevas de Becerro.
Train to Ronda, then 'Los Amarillos' bus service to Cuevas de Becerro.
All day to day needs can be met in Cuevas de Becerro.
Ronda, an absolute must is 19 kilometres away.
Many day trips, including white villages of the Genal Valley, the other side of Ronda.
The house is in the 'Serrania de Ronda' mountain range and this includes interesting places such as Setenil de las Bodegas, Olvera, Caves and the National Park of Grazalema.
'Cuevas de Becerro' is a large thriving village with many tapas bars and restaurants. An excellent one to recommend is just around the corner from the house, 'Bar Pescaero'. There is a supermarket, chemist, fishmongers, bakers and butchers to name a few and a bank with an ATM. Also it has a park with a pavilion and a picnic area with running water channels. There are lots of places to visit nearby, Ronda with Spain's oldest bullring and famous Neolithic caves in Montejaque.
Booking Notes Changeover Day: Flexible at all times on arrival and departure days, apart from 'high season' July/August, when Saturday to Saturday is preferable. Cheaper flights can be available when avoiding the weekends. Holidays bookings are for 7 nights minimum plus extra days if available at the weekly rate divided by 7 for each additional day.. A payment of 50% deposit is required at the time of booking to secure the holiday, the balance being due 6 weeks prior to arrival. We are always as flexible on arrival and departure times to suit guests travel arrangements etc. as we can be. Except for days when we have changeovers and new arrivals on the same day, then we often have to request a departure by 10 a.m and arrival after 3.30 p.m.