Finca La Biznaga
Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Finca La Biznaga is a wonderful family villa situated in stunning countryside just outside the 'pueblo blanco' of Gaucin, Andalucia. Offering 3 double bedrooms in the main house and, for an additional supplement, a separate casita with two en-suite double bedrooms, Finca La Biznaga provides flexible accommodation, for example, for families travelling with a nanny or grandparents. The villa sits in a quiet rural area less than 3km from Gaucin with superb views South towards Morocco, Gibraltar and the Mediterranean coast. There is a large south-facing swimming pool with fully-equipped outside kitchen plus shower and toilet and a gated lawned area where young children can play safely.
Finca La Biznaga is approached by a 200m surfaced track winding down through an olive grove and ending in a large turning space in front of the villa. Entering the courtyard through solid oak doors the calm of the surroundings will quickly draw you in and your relaxing holiday will have begun; the central fountain and water feature add to the Andalucian atmosphere.
The lounge has two comfy sofas, an open fireplace, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV (UK channels, Canal+), DVD player and music system with mp3 connection.
Leading from the lounge are a dining room, utility room, two double bedrooms (one, leading onto a the main terrace, has a King-size bed, en-suite shower room, fireplace and TV) and a family bathroom.
Adjoining the dining room is a wine cellar with a selection of good wines for sale. The utility room contains a washing machine, drinks fridges and tumble-dryer.
The newly-constructed kitchen, with handy access to the courtyard, is fully-equipped including a fridge/freezer, dishwasher and a modern range with an electric oven and gas hob. The courtyard area, with charcoal barbecue, is shaded from late afternoon and is beautifully lit at night.
On the first floor is a large master bedroom with a comfortable King-size bed (can be made into twin single beds), walk-in en-suite shower room, wardrobes and TV/DVD.
Outside there is a large covered terrace with comfy sofas and a dining table. Leading from the covered terrace is a gated lawned area suitable for young children to play in. The attractive, secure, large swimming pool, 14m x 6m approx., has Roman steps to enter and a gradual slope to its maximum depth of 2.5m; it also has pool lights for evening swims. The pool area is enhanced by a fully-equipped bar/kitchen (oven, hob, dishwasher, sink, fridge/freezer), a shower and toilet plus a wonderful covered terrace area with sofas and TV.
Additional outdoor facilities include a superb games room with 42" flat-screen TV, Playstation console, DVD player with DVDs, pool table, darts, bar and toilet.
Close to, but separate from, the main house is a casita with two double bedrooms that is available if the price for 10 guests has been paid. Both bedrooms have TV, wardrobes and en-suite shower room. Please note that if you book just the main house we will not let the casita to a second party so you are assured sole use of all facilities during your stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sabinillas 25 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga airport 120 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Andalucia region
Places of interest such as Casares, Jimena de la Frontera, Benarraba, Benalauria and Genalguacil are a short drive away and Ronda, with its impressive Tajo bridge, is just 40min away. The coast (swimming and golf), Estepona, Marbella and Puerto Banus are 35-50min away and further afield are the historic cities of Sevilla, Cadiz, Jerez, Cordoba and Granada. Tangier and the essence of north Africa is just a 30min ferry ride from Tarifa or Algeciras.
Perched below the ruins of a Moorish castle, at a height of over 650m, Gaucin is one of the most attractive of the pueblos blancos, 'white villages', of the Serrania de Ronda. Its lofty position affords it marvellous views, across olive and almond groves, especially south to Gibraltar and beyond to the Moroccan coast in Africa. Cosmopolitan, yet retaining its Spanish feel, Gaucin has many small shops as well as four larger 'supermarkets', a delicatessen and an excellent, well-stocked shop selling organic produce. There is a good selection of tapas bars and there are occasional live Flamenco performances in the area.
As one of the larger villages in the Serrania, Gaucin offers more facilities than most; in addition to the food shops and tapas bars there are several restaurants, an award-winning vineyard, a butchers, a bakery, a chemist, two internet cafes, a post-office, a medical centre, a small daily market, two antique shops and two banks with ATMs. The local swimming pool is open July through August and there is a free-to-use municipal tennis court; massages, beauty treatments and a range of alternative therapies can be arranged locally. Everything is within walking distance, around the winding streets of whitewashed houses, and the pace of life is still relaxingly slow.
The surrounding area is wonderful, too, apart from the many towns and villages to explore there are mountains, lakes, caves, forests, birds, wildflowers (best in Spring), as well as walking, riding, swimming, tennis, etc. The Serrania de Ronda, attractively adorned with vast swathes of cork oak and sweet-chestnut woods, has three protected national parks, Sierra de Las Nieves, Sierra Grazalema and Los Alcornocales, and the reserve of Coto Doñana, home to the iconic Iberian Lynx, is less than 3hrs away. With the stunning natural environment, and a multitude of cultural festivals and events occurring throughout the year across the region, there is always something to do when staying in Gaucin!
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