Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Surrounded by breath-taking scenery with a view of the ancient floodlit Moorish Castle in Gaucin, Finca Devina is spaciously arranged around a beautiful courtyard. All the rooms contain the owner’s collection of art, antiques and Moroccan artifacts. The villa contains a luxury amount of living space, as well inside in the house as outside in the gardens and the terraces. All your needs will be met with daily housekeeping, options to have your meals cooked for you and possibilities for yoga, massage and other health therapies.
A unique feature of Finca Devina is its spectacular infinity swimming pool which uses non-chlorinated water and is powered solar heating. For those of you that have children, it is a gated pool.
Approached via a typically rustic track, the atmosphere is of a remote retreat, yet within ten minutes walk from the famous 'pueblo blanco' Gaucin.
This villa contains the best of both worlds: the beauty of rural Spain, yet the bustle of the Spanish coast within 30 KM
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Costa del Sol 27 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gibraltar 60 km, Nearest railway: El Colmenar (Estacion de Gaucin) 14 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Our villa is well equipped with all the luxuries and comforts one would expect from a holiday villa of this quality. There are two main reception rooms and a separate quarter, with an open plan living room. Each en suite bedroom opens onto a terrace.
|Further details outdoors|
The terraced gardens are very well maintained all year round and contain palms, pomegranate, oranges and figs, as well as roses and bougainvillaea cascading down the different levels.
A south-facing loggia includes a barbecue with an outside dining area and a Moroccan fireplace in a separate covered seating area.
The solar heated freshwater infinity swimming pool is an exceptional feature of this villa. The swimming pool area is gated and contains besides the pool itself a pool-house with fridge, changing room and shower room, deck chairs and a table tennis table.
The pool is chemical free with the added benefit of solar heating which during winter months will raise the overall temperature by a few degrees. There is also a Jacuzzi spa for five people.
The Andalucia region
Finca Devina is centrally located for trips to the impressive Andalucian cities of Seville, Granada, Malaga, Jerez de la Frontera and Cadiz. Ronda is only a 45 minutes drive. Ronda is situated in a very mountainous area about 750 m above mean sea level.
The Guadalevín River runs through the city, dividing it in two and carving out the steep, 100 plus meters deep El Tajo canyon upon which the city perches.
Visit the impressive Puente Nuevo and admire the views or have a look around in the oldest bullring of Spain. If you’re around early September, don’t miss out on the most famous bullfight of the whole country: The ‘Corrida Goyesca’ is a unique and historical bullfighting event that takes place once a year in Ronda.
Gaucin is a spectacularly beautiful mountain village commanding sweeping views to Gibraltar and the Rif mountains of North Africa. The village is situated against the looming dark backdrop of the Serranía de Ronda where, depending on the time of year, you can enjoy an Impressionist paint palette of colour: brilliant brush strokes of red poppies, yellow mimosa, wild orchids, tempered by the cool green of olive groves and occasional splash of pale pink almond blossom.
Gaucin has a population of only 2000 and is perched 626 metres above sea level. Like so much of Andalucia, it has had a fascinating, if tumultuous history. Derived from the Arab word, "guazan" (strong rock), the village is perched on the crest of the Sierra del Hacho, and due to its key strategic position was once a major Roman settlement. Its magnificent castle, Castillo del Aguila (Eagle's Castle) dates from this era and was later expanded by the Arabs into a fortress. As one would expect from the name, it is not unusual to see eagles circling the towers here, while kestrels regularly nest in the walls of the mediaeval convent.
These days, the castle is open from 11 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 7 pm and occasional concerts are held here. Foot stomping flamenco can also be enjoyed at the convent where concerts are held, while classical recitals take place in the church.
The centre of the village is a tangle of narrow, twisting streets and was once a haven for brandy and tobacco smugglers who travelled through the surrounding hills. Up until recently, most houses had no running water and one light bulb. A far cry from the refurbished houses today which boast every mod con. The locals are apparently somewhat bemused by the mad foreigners who insist on keeping the old beams and Ronda tiled floors!
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