Charming farmhouse situated on the private working estate La Almuña. Nestled in the hills between the picturesque ´white villages´of Jimena de la Frontera and Gaucin. The farmhouse offers newly refurbished comfortable, light and airy accommodation for up to 16 people. An ideal family house. Spectacular views are had from house and terrace across the straits of Gibraltar to North Africa. The rooms brim with traditional cortijo character.
The beamed high-ceilinged sitting room with its huge hearth offers relaxation at the end of the day. Read one of the many books or relax with a film. The rooms are arranged off the central cobbled courtyard which brims with citrus trees, roses and hibiscus. The spacious farmhouse stone terrace offers ample seating in sun or shade. Behind the mature cypress hedge lies the swimming pool with palms to shade under and a cabana. 3 min. walk along the farm track lies the tennis court. The farmhouse has stables from which riding can be arranged.
The farmhouse is set on 200 acres of private landing yet only 10 min. from Gaucin with its many tapas bars, restaurants and amenities. It offers wonderful peaceful accommodation, walking, riding and birdwatching. The natural park Los Alcornocales is only 10min. away. Take scenic drives through the ´white villages´of the Serrania de Ronda. Historic Ronda with its spectacular gorge, gourmet restaurants and Roman bullring is only 30 min. away. Great beaches are only 40 min. away on the Mediterranean Coast or the wild white surfing sands of Costa de la Luz are,90 min. drive. Wonderful caves to explore locally and fiestas and ferias to enjoy. Try the local wines at a Gaucin Bodega or travel to Jerez for its famous Sherry bodegas and Spanish horses. A wonderful base to explore the Moorish hilltop villages or enjoy the glitz and glamour of Marbella. Take in some polo in Sotogrande and some golf at Valderrama or just sit back and enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of La Almuña.
The Main house at Almuña comprises 4 double bedrooms sleeping 8 very comfortably.. The kitchen is simple but well-equipped with fridge freezer, dishwasher, a 6 ring gas hob, electric oven and a microwave. The Kitchen is open plan with beamed ceiling and a dining room adjacent to it with an open fireplace. From the kitchen french doors lead directly to the conservatory, which is open in the summer heat. Here you will find lovely large marble table for eating at and lounge seating for your ´sundowner´. The sitting room is a vast high-beamed ceilinged room with comfortable sofas and armchairs set around a wonderful open fireplace looking out over the garden through double french doors. Plenty of books adorn the bookcase. Antique furniture and family paintings hang on the walls. From here bedroom 3 & 4 are on an adjacent annex. They ooze rustic charm with their shared bathroom at the end of the corridor. Upstairs lie Bedroom 1 & 2 which have stunning views across the land.
We recently stayed with Diana at La Almuna for a week. The house, grounds, pool, gardens and view are beautiful and well kept. Diana's hospitality is unrivalled within half an hour somehow you have a large G&T in your hand and are taking in the view from the terrace while a delicious dinner is being prepared for you. The house is utterly charming in a rustic farmhouse style with every room full of character. We had a toddler with us and the pool and surrounding area are very safe for children. We will definitely be back next year - loved every second of this place!
Characterful, secluded farmhouse situated on an exclusive private working estate in the hills between the picturesque ´white villages´of Jimena de la Frontera and Gaucin. Stunning views from the house and terrace across the straits of Gibraltar to North Africa. Built beside the ancient smugglers trails from the coast, the farm offers wonderful walking, riding, and birdwatching countryside. The farm brims with flora and Fauna. The beautiful white village of Gaucin is only 10min. away with its vertiginous, winding hillside streets and hilltop castle. Full of tapas bars, shops and restaurants. Explore the Natural park Los Alconarcales and Grazelema. Historic Ronda is 35min. north with its famous gorge and home to the oldest bullring. Great beaches are in easy reach, from the glitz of Marbella to the wild white sands of the Costa de la Luz. Tarifa and Bologna are 90min. drive.
Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Jerez and Cadiz are a few hours drive. Make a day trip to Tangier from Tarifa.
Other Activities: Birdwatching, polo, kitesurfing on the atlantic coast
Golf: There are many first class golf courses 35 min drive away. The world famous Valderama; Sotogrande; Finca Cortesin; San Roque; La Canaida; Alcaidesa to name a few.