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Nick Darker

Member since: 2011
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Speaks English

Modernised, spacious town house with garden, pool and terrace views

3 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Gaucín - 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nick Darker (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks English

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 Ronda area

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.

Reviews

5
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

Modernised, spacious town house with garden, pool and terrace views
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

pleasant stay in gaucin

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice stay in Nick and Julies house in Gaucin. A nice and quiet spot with several restaurants and cafes just around the corner. Also enjoyed the pool in Gaucin, a pleasant place to relax in afternoons.

Thanks a lot to Nick an Julie for their hospitality !!

Selma, Jerome and their children

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

5 Tage – viel zu kurz!

  • 5 of 5

Im Juni 2014 verbrachten wir fünf sehr entspannte Tage mit unserer dreijährigen Tochter im Haus von Nick und Julie. Das geräumige Haus, mitten in Gaucin gelegen, wurde von den beiden liebevolll restauriert und hat eine tolle, authentische Atmosphäre (kein Fernseher: super!). Von der Dachterasse konnten wir jeden Abend die marokkanischen Küstenorte funkeln sehen. Der kleine Pool im Garten war super zur kurzen Abkühlung in der Hitze des Tages. Sehr zu empfehlen für alle die sich in Ruhe erholen möchten aber dennoch nicht auf die Annehmlichkeiten eines Bergdorfes wie Gaucin verzichten wollen (jede Menge tolle Bars und Restaurants, freundlicher Tante-Emma-Supermarkt direkt um die Ecke - einer der alles bietet, was man braucht). 1000 Dank an Nick & Julie für die Einladung auf ihre Finca, der wir gerne gefolgt sind und auch für Bereitstellung der fantastischen englischen Kinderbücher und der Spielsachen für unsere Tochter.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5 Tage

  • 5 of 5

Im Juni 2014 verbrachten wir fünf sehr entspannte Tage mit unserer dreijährigen Tochter im Haus von Nick und Julie. Das geräumige Haus, mitten in Gaucin gelegen, wurde von den beiden liebevolll restauriert und hat eine tolle, authentische Atmosphäre (kein Fernseher: super!). Von der Dachterasse konnten wir jeden Abend die marokkanischen Küstenorte funkeln sehen. Der kleine Pool im Garten war super zur kurzen Abkühlung in der Hitze des Tages. Sehr zu empfehlen für alle die sich in Ruhe erholen möchten aber dennoch nicht auf die Annehmlichkeiten eines Bergdorfes wie Gaucin verzichten wollen (jede Menge tolle Bars und Restaurants, freundlicher Tante-Emma-Supermarkt direkt um die Ecke - einer der alles bietet, was man braucht). 1000 Dank an Nick & Julie für die Einladung auf ihre Finca, der wir gerne gefolgt sind und auch für Bereitstellung der fantastischen englischen Kinderbücher und der Spielsachen für unsere Tochter.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Gibraltar
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Several
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Tarifa
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Costa de Sol
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Gaucin station
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Manilva
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Several
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Sabinillas
Car: necessary

Gaucin sits at 600 m virtually at the southern tip of Europe, with stunning views all around to Gibraltar, Morocco and across to mount Crestellina to the west. Walkers can enjoy the vast unspoiled hills towards Cortes and beyond. Golfers have numerous options on the coast. Beach lovers have a great range to select, from the sophisticated resorts on the Costa del Sol, to the delightful unspoiled shores of Trafalgar. There are a profusion of birds to see (including dramatic eagles and vultures by the score). Finally Andalucia is drenched in history and Arab-Spanish culture, with dozens of sites to visit.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gaucín, Ronda area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High season
30 Apr 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
£353
for 5 nights
From
£71
£431
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£353
for 5 nights
From
£71
£431
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We trust that renters will take good care of our home, and report any breakages or damage.

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Downstairs toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house is constructed in the traditional Spanish style with an open staircase. Toddlers would need to be supervised.

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