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Townhouse | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
The house is small and cosy with almost as much space outsideas in, with 2 terraces and a garden room. The views are stunning over to the Serania de Ronda, south as far as the Rock of Gibraltar and back up to the castle allowing late sunshine.
Inside is simple, rustic but comfortable with the living space in two parts upstairs, a snug with woodburning stove, and a pretty bedroom from where you can watch the sun rise from the bed.
The top terrace is huge with a moorish bed/seating bench, a built-in tiled BBQ and a thick awning. Down the stairs from the bedroom terrace is a shady garden room, a small garden then our neighbours orchard of lemons, oranges, avocados and greengages.
We have an arrangement with the Hostal el Anon that our guests can use the pool at the top of the hotel, if they have a snack or meal. (This is recommended anyway as evening dining in the garden restaurant, or tapas on the delightful terrace are both Jimena highlights) But my favourite is to swim in the river, usually between May and August, where there are many places for a bathe with kingfishers bee-eaters and nightingales. Bathing or not, Jimena is a great spot for birding, mountain flowers, and walking,it is on the GR7 route, and there are numerous walks in all directions from the house. But for a chilled out break, stroll round the village trying the various excellent bars and restaurants. The Mediterranean is half an hour away and the Atlantic 75 minutes.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||30 minutes at Torreguardiaro 15 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: gibraltar 18 km, Nearest railway: jimena de la frontera 1 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Andalucia region
Jimena De La Frontera
About the owner
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12 Aug 2013
"The most charming retreat, wonderful!"
The house was charming and well equipped with everything that we could have wished for. Be prepared for hill climbing around the village! There are wonderful places to eat, the people are very friendly and the views from the terrace are spectacular. Wonderful!!
7 Mar 2011
"Lovely Village House with Fantastic Terrace"
We had 2 fabulous weeks here in Feb 2011, apart from a couple of days rain we had glorious weather. The house is very well equipped and is lovely and cosy, the large and very private terrace is fantas… More
23 Dec 2010
"A wonderful oasis of peace and calm"
I wanted peace and quiet and got it - absolutely. My aim was to get on with writing my novel. On sunny days I sat on the terrace and tried not to get distracted by the views both up and downhill. The … More
7 Nov 2010
"Jimena de la Frontera - a peaceful and historic hill town"
We enjoyed the cottage's sun terrace and convenient kitchen and the quiet village of narrow streets. Mostly we cooked for ourselves, buying in the local shops, and a couple of times went to resta… More
26 Oct 2010
"A house with a special aura"
We've been for the second time in Lucy's gorgeous house. It's decorated very tasteful and charms with it's magnificent views. Jimena is a good starting point for walking tours thro… More
25 Oct 2010
"Lovely week in Jimena"
We spent in Jimena almost a week in august this year. This was a time which we would remember for a long time, first of all because of the house , then of the village and the area around, The house i… More
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