Charming, romantic, newly renovated house near the top of the village of Jimena de la Frontera, with superb views of the Sierra de Ronda, Gibraltar, the castle, and round the clock sunshine.
There is a shady garden room overlooking a mixed orchard, a bedroom balcony and a huge terrace on the top floor.
A wood burning stove and electric radiators keep the house cosy in winter.
This is the owner's holiday home, holiday rentals are welcome throughout the year, when we are not there.
The Hostal el Anon, owned by Susana Odell, a friend of ours, has a lovely rooftop pool which you may use if you have a meal in her garden restaurant, or bar terrace. see photos at bottom of the gallery.
The river Hozgarganta is a haven for swimming as it is totally natural,passing through no inhabited areas.
Jimena is easily accessed in 90 minutes by car from Malaga airport, 30 from Gibraltar, the car is an advantage for the holiday anyway.
On your doorstep is the GR7 footpath, from Tarifa to Greece! Numerous other walking possibilities include the Sierra de Libar from Cortes de la Frontera, Aljibe from la Sauceda, el Hacho from Gaucin and Crestalina from Casares.
All of these provide marvellous opportunities for bird watchers and botanists, as does the Rio Hozgarganta which runs through the wild valley behind Jimena.
For sea bathing you have a choice between the Mediterranean, for example at Torreguardiaro (35 mins) or a little further on where there is a chringuito on the beach which is one of our favorite lunch spots (called Tubelitos), or the Atlantic at Tarifa (70 mins) and beyond, the Hurrican Hotel is recommended for lunch and a bathe, or further on at Bolonia Beach(90 mins) where there are also very well presented Roman Remains.