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Ceramist Catherine Hunter has exhibited at international art fairs and galleries. She welcomes visitors during her work in her Gaucín studio. However, as there are no set opening times it is preferable to make an appointment to visit. She is currently offering ceramic classes for adults.
Casa del Rio is a nine-bedroom riverside Country Inn and Retreat that nestles alongside the Guardiaro River in the heart of the Serranía de Ronda, Andalucía. Situated in the pretty white hamlet of Cañada del Real Tesoro just 20 minutes from Gaucin and 5 minutes from Cortes de la Frontera. Casa del Rio can be rented as a private venue for weddings, communions, special celebrations, for retreats and corporate events. We also welcome individual travellers to stay with us on a bed and breakfast basis. The essence of Casa del Rio is the sounds of the Guadiaro river, teeming with wildlife and fish, a magical place to escape the modern world. An ancient water channel from the original Mill House runs through our grounds – a really unique feature. Several charming terraces and a shady lawned garden overlooking the river, the perfect spot to enjoy spotting herons and ducks on our river. At Casa del Rio you will find many private little corners – our riverside gardens and patio, the courtyard swimming pool with sunbeds and shady dining area, the Moroccan themed roof terrace, where you can relax with a good book, a glass of wine and enjoy our stunning […]
The popular restaurant is run by a cooperative of young people who believe in the future of the area. Raul is in the kitchen and Carmen runs front of house. They opened to the public in autumn 2002. It is 19 Km. from Ronda on the A-369 to Algeciras in Atajate (Malaga), and the building is very visible at the entrance of the village. The name, “Audalazar” is one of the tributary streams of the Genal river, which is between Atajate and Alpandeire, but is also a Moorish village that disappeared in 1570, and comes from the Arabic Wadi-al-jara, Guidazara, Vidazara, Udazara, whose meaning was “river stones”.
Perfect location just five minutes from Genalguacil, fifteen from Gaucín, 35 minutes from Ronda and 40 from Estepona, it’s in an exceptional position that offers a haven of secluded tranquility protected by trees and vegetation. El Manantial is built by hand, perfectly combining materials such as chestnut wood and stone in a unique construction; spacious, with a living room of 100 m2 and 7 metres high, with all chestnut wood ceilings, fireplace, fully functional and top quality furniture, as well as TV and DVD. Very comfortable kitchen, equipped with all the appliances that make your stay more comfortable: American refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine, oven, microwave, small appliances and kitchenware. Going down some wooden stairs we find five double bedrooms, each with its own full bathroom, including towel dryers, all of them very comfortable and functional. Heating throughout the house and all exterior ventilation, with wonderful views of the river. Outside we can enjoy a barbecue and picnic area built of wood in the centre of a 200 m2 porch. To the right of the house we have a 6×12 metre swimming pool, with spring water without chlorine, purified with salt and surrounded by hammocks to enjoy the warm sun.
Mesón los Alcornocales serves great grilled meats and fish often accompanied by tasty mushrooms from the local area and fine wines from the Serrania de Ronda. Cafetería María offers a large selection of hot and cold tapas and homemade cakes in a friendly atmosphere. Serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and is open every day from 8am until closing, except Mondays. Takes bookings but walk-ins welcome Good for groups or parties Takeaway Catering Outdoor (covered) terrace
The beautiful white village (or pueblo blanco) of Gaucín, perched high up in the Serranía de Ronda, is famous for its spectacular views. At Hotel La Fructuosa, where we have created an oasis of calm in the very heart of this lovely village, our rooms and terraces have stunning panoramas stretching right across the Genal Valley to Gibraltar and Morocco in the distance. Our boutique hotel has five individually decorated rooms offering complimentary Wi-Fi, TVs and minifridges. Some feature whirlpool tubs, wood-beam ceilings and/or exposed brick walls. Breakfast is served in a former wine-pressing room or on a terrace that has views of the sea. There’s also a cozy restaurant. Our building is about 200 years old and has been open to guests for a century or so in various incarnations. At the start of the 20th century it was a popular guest house called La Española (meaning The Spaniard), but all the locals called it La Fructuosa, or Fructuosa’s place, because that was the name of the owner. In 1997, Jesús and Luis bought the house in order to revive this much-loved landmark. The building had been abandoned for more than 15 years and was in a sorry state. After much reconstruction and renovation […]
Organic wine winery, located in the Serranía de Ronda, a privileged place in Malaga that gives rise to the best wines: Chardonnay, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Acinipo, Finca Sanguijuela and Rosado. It was the Phoenicians who introduced wine cultivation to the Northern and Western countries of the Mediterranean. In Spain the cultivation of vineyards took place between the 2nd and 1st century BC around the Mediterranean shores including all of Andalusia. Of particular significance was the Roman period around 50 BC, when Ronda and more precisely Acinipo (‘Ronda La Vieja’ – Land of Wines) experienced the golden age of wine growing and even grapes were minted on coins. Since then wine culture has been maintained with the production of different red, white and sweet wines along with spirits. The wine-growing area consisted of 112.000 ha in Málaga province, of which 13.494 ha were located in the ‘Serrania de Ronda’, before the phylloxera pest reached the area in 1878. At the end of the 20th century new techniques were introduced to viticulture, using different grape varieties to produce red, white and rose wines. This initiative was started by Friedrich Schatz in 1982, and followed by Alfonso of Hohenlohe in the 90s. […]
VTAR/MA/03652 Type of rental: Entire house The capacity is between 10 and maximum 15 people Los Duros is built by hand, perfectly combining materials such as chestnut wood and stone in a unique construction; spacious, with a large living room, fireplace, fully functional and top quality furniture, as well as TV and DVD. Very comfortable kitchen, equipped with all the appliances that make your stay easier: refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine, oven, microwave, small appliances and kitchenware. There are five double bedrooms (four on the upper floor), each with its own full bathroom, including towel dryer, all of them very comfortable and functional. Heating throughout the house and all exterior ventilation, with wonderful views of the valley. Outside we can enjoy a barbecue and picnic area built of wood.
Fantastic bar/restaurant in the square in Montejaque. The restaurant offers a wide variety of tapas, gourmet tapas, paellas and grilled meats. They offer top quality products and a warm welcome from the staff. “We invite you to come and try us. We are sure you will come again.”
The cuisine of La Fructuosa has received a new inflection since the arrival of Javier Ruiz Vargas in the kitchen. Our chef, with his international experience on three continents, is always in search of the best local products and makes his culinary creations a delight for all the senses. We have a spectacular roof terrace on the top floor of the hotel which our guests or other visitors may book for private dinners or cocktail parties. Here you will have “the best views in Europe”, in the words of the Sunday Times (21 January, 2018). La Fructuosa organises regular live music events where a variety of local and international artists perform jazz, blues, classical, flamenco and pop music. During the high season we host weekly music evenings outside on the terrace; and in the winter, we hold tasting dinners followed by concerts on a monthly basis. We are at your disposal for the organisation of meals and family celebrations, with friends or for companies.
Pura Vida “La Tienda Verde” in Gaucín, Genal Valley and its beautiful surroundings. We are Mar Blanco and Jorge Carretero. We have been living in this Serranía de Ronda between Algatocín and Gaucín for 6 years. Starting this project is a continuation of our daily life, as we are dedicated to Agriculture and Permaculture. We believe in a change of paradigm and consciousness with our planet, which feeds us with everything we need. We are lovers of tradition and consider ourselves indigenous to this land we love so much. Our project has been based in Gaucín since August 2019. Pura Vida “La Tienda Verde” and since then we are redecorating the Eco-Shop, taking care of the details, researching in depth the local suppliers in ecological/traditional, of Denomination of Origin of the region. We have a Rich Earth, in taste and smell that overwhelms the senses. We are creating a project where we are going to orient ourselves little by little in “Bulk”, we want to return to those times where plastics did not exist and we reused everything, and it was not synonymous with lack, but with common sense. We are committed to a simple, warm life and to an […]
An 11-bedroom hotel, restaurant, chiringuito and saltwater swimming pool conveniently and peacefully located on the outskirts of Cortes de la Frontera but within a two-minute walk of the centre. The hotel offers stunning views from its restaurant and extensive outside terraces and is conveniently located between the Los Alcornocales and Sierra de Grazalema Natural Parks and the Guadiaro Valley. The property offers homely accommodation and the bar and restaurant are open (except Wednesdays) for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Two function rooms are available catering for 100 and 60 persons. A conference room is available for private meetings. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a tour desk and free WiFi. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire is available at Hotel Rural and Restaurant Las Camaretas. The hotel can help organise horseriding, walking and cycle routes; potholing; mushroom walks and workshops; guided visits to cheese and ham factories, the Cueva del Gato, the Cueva de la Pileta and the vulture feeding station. Ronda is 33 km from the accommodation, while Grazalema is 44 km away. The nearest airports are at Malaga-Costa del Sol and Jerez and there is a railway station near Cortes de […]
Very private luxury house in the middle of nature at a 10-minute drive from Estación de Cortes de la Frontera. Located on a 200-hectare estate with walnut trees, olive, oak, various other fruit trees and a vineyard, horses and other animals you will find a beautiful cortijo style house with all modern comforts like air conditioning, heating, WiFi, private pool, etc. and amazing views to the mountains of the Grazalema natural park. You enter the house through an old wooden door and step into the spacious entrance with high ceilings and pillars which remind you of the Mezquita de Cordoba. From here you have access to all the different spaces of the house. On your left the blue sitting room with two big sofas and a big arch-shaped window with views to the pool. Straight on you will find a smaller second salon with smart TV and fireplace. And to your right, you step into the dining space and open plan kitchen and in the back a good size pantry with a big American style fridge and a washing machine. The three bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (with walk-in showers) are all upstairs. Two of the rooms have double beds […]
Villa Ardilla Ronda is a rural holiday rental property located in Ronda. The luxury accommodation sleeps up to 6 people and is arranged on the ground floor (the upper floor is closed) with a large open area for the kitchen, dining room and living room. The kitchen has a ceramic hob, sink and fridge/freezer and an adjoining utility room with a combination oven and microwave. There is also a washing machine available. Appliances include a kettle, coffee machine and blender. A large wooden table and six dining chairs with modern lighting provide a pleasant atmosphere. The living room has a three-seater sofa and three armchairs with wooden frames and cushions. Picasso prints adorn the walls adding a contemporary touch. Heating, if required, is provided by a wonderful Bullerjan wood stove that heats the entire property. A large flat-screen TV and DVD has been installed. The rooms are fresh and bright. The first bedroom has two single beds placed together and an en-suite bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower. There are French windows that open onto the garden. The second bedroom has two single beds that can be made as singles or as large doubles, also with French windows to the garden. The third bedroom has a three-quarter bed. […]
15 places, in beds, bunk beds and on couches, distributed in six independent rooms but linked together. The living rooms and bedrooms are all asymmetrical and irregular, one of them, on the remains of a Roman bridge, on which the building stands, also having a viewpoint-solarium and a fishing spot within the river. Inside the building, there is a complete bathroom and a few metres away, a pavilion with three showers, three toilets and six sinks. It has a large private area with a pool for the exclusive use of the mill and shares the grounds of the rest of the farm and its games with the Molino el Ingles and Villa Sandía. We emphasise that its architecture and distribution is totally different from what we are used to. Being designed for a single group of friends or family, we escape from the traditional closed rooms that isolate people and we form something very different from what exists. Here privacy is achieved with curtain partitions, stairs or different levels, there being no internal doors, except in the shower and toilet. It is very difficult to explain, and although there are several compartments with some privacy, there is also a round […]
Hotel Palacete de Mañara is located in a building dating from the 17th Century. It has been completely renovated and offers tranquillity in the very heart of the village. There are eight double bedrooms with en suite facilities, as well as air conditioning, TV and WiFi. There is a lovely swimming pool in the interior of the patio.
The Andalucian Cycling Experience is the longest established (since 2005) road cycling holiday, mountain biking and bike tour operator in the Serrania de Ronda, Grazalema Natural Park and Sierra de Nieves. We specialise in organising, Mountain Bike Biking Holidays, Road Cycling Holidays, Leisure Cycling Holidays, Triathlon Winter Training Camps, Family Cycling Holidays, Self Guided Point-to-Point Tours, Vegetarian & Vegan Biking Holidays and Winter Cycling holidays. From guided cycling vacations to self-led tours, short breaks or weekend trips away to a fortnight and more. We are based in Montecorto in the Grazalema Natural Park near Ronda and are just over an hour away from Malaga, Jerez and Seville airports. The Serrania de Ronda is a cyclists paradise with mile after mile of fabulous mountain bike trails and well-surfaced asphalt roads too! This is one of our main playgrounds for riding (in fact we refer to it as ‘our office’). The diversity of the countryside allows us too ride through the Serrania de Ronda with families, leisure cyclists, mountain bikers and roadies but more importantly provide a route suitable to all the wide-ranging requirements of these groups whilst on their cycling vacations. During our cycling vacations for family groups and leisure riders […]
Molino el Inglés in Jimera de Líbar offers 20 places and is ideal for a group of family or friends. Five of the places are located in lofts, in the highest part of the building, and are ideal for children or teenagers. Inside the building, there is a complete bathroom and a few metres away, a toilet block with four showers, five toilets and eight basins. The distribution of the accommodation is different from anything we are used to and an escape from traditional rooms with open-plan spaces and privacy being achieved with different levels, stairs and curtain partitions. The ‘Mill of the English’ is set in a large private area of the wooded estate with a swimming pool for the exclusive use of the mill’s guests while sharing the rest of the farm’s open spaces attractions and facilities at Villa Sandia – which is reached via a suspension bridge over the Guadiaro river.
Very private luxury house in the middle of nature at a 10-minute drive from Estación de Cortes de la Frontera. Located on a 200-hectare estate with walnut trees, olive, oak, various other fruit trees and a vineyard, horses and other animals you will find a modern Zen influenced house with big windows and glass doors to let in the natural light. The house is equipped with all modern comforts like air conditioning, heating, WiFi, private pool, etc. and boasts amazing views to the mountains of the Grazalema natural park. When you enter Casa Zen you straight away feel this is not a traditional Spanish house. From the entrance space with two big comfortable fauteuils you have a view right through the small internal Zen garden, the living room, the pool and to the mountains of the Grazalema national park. There are big double glazed windows and sliding doors in all the rooms which give the house a very modern and light feeling. The three bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (with shower) are spacious and comfortable with built-in cupboards. The open plan kitchen and dining space offer everything you need for those great dinners after a day of exploring the surrounding […]
Welcome to Andalucia Country Houses, a family-owned Estate Agency based in Andalucia, Southern Spain. Since the late 1990s we have been selling country properties and traditional village houses in some of the most beautiful areas of inland Andalusia, to clients from all over the world. Whatever you are looking for, whether it be a luxury country villa, a traditional cortijo or finca, a working farm, a vineyard, an equestrian property, small hotel or guesthouse, bed and breakfast, country home or character village house, then you have come to the right company. The key to our success is our commitment and high level of service to our customers, both prior and after-sales. Our extensive knowledge of Andalucia and personal knowledge of all the properties we offer to our customers. From our base in the beautiful Serrania de Ronda, we cover Ronda and all the villages of the Serrania de Ronda, stretching from Gaucin to Arriate. In Cadiz province we offer properties all around the Campo de Gibraltar, Jimena de la Frontera and San Pablo de Buceite. Closer to the coastal areas of the Costa del Sol we offer property in Casares and the immediate inland areas along the Western Costa del […]