A delightful country villa within the grounds of a 200 year old Andaluz farmstead Casa Abuela is an exquisite high specification 2 bed 2 bathroom self-catering holiday let (sleeps 4-6). Plus, a beautifully restored three bedroom apartment (sleeping 6-8) comprising half of the main farmhouse (Finca Retama). The self-contained holiday lets are set in 8 acres of private arable land. Woodland bordering a pretty stream and its own 200m drive completes the picture of rustic life yet you are only a few minutes from the historic and picturesque town of Ronda. The exceptionally large pool (15m) is fully fenced, landscaped and private to the whole estate. Both luxury rentals are tastefully decorated to a Moorish theme with plenty of Berber rugs, high quality hardwood furniture and fittings. Casa Abuela has been especially designed for wheelchair access. These unique and spacious lettings are very comfortable, have all the mod-cons; central heating and are available all year around. Both vacation lets can be rented on its own or together. We are only a ten minute drive from the fabulous town of Ronda and its charming white Andalusian villages scattered all around. With three Natural Parks on their doorstep, our rentals make an ideal base for a wide variety of activities including horse-riding, nature walking, rock climbing, mountain – biking, bird watching, caving…and much more besides. In fact you could not choose a more central location than Finca Retama from which to enjoy sightseeing in the famous Andalucian cities of Cordoba, Granada, Seville, Jerez, Cadiz and Malaga. Also, not too far away, are the coastal resorts of the Costa del Sol and the unspoilt sandy beaches of the Costa de la Luz.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Nearest beach||Marbella 54 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malaga 98 km, Nearest railway: Ronda 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Sauna, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Both luxury self-catering vacation homes are tastefully decorated to a Moorish theme with plenty of Berber rugs, high quality hardwood furniture and fittings. Casa Abuela has been especially designed for wheelchair access and has a large wetroom.
These unique and spacious lettings are very comfortable, have all the mod-cons (including central heating) and are available all year around. Please e-mail us or see our website for more details on Finca Retama' Farmhouse Apartment Rental
Books, DVDs and games.
|Further details outdoors|
Stunning 15 metre mosaic-tiled swimming pool private to the whole estate, with secure fencing
Large private terrace with BBQ
Bike Hire (additional)
Child minding (additional and available on request)
Shaded child's area with sandpit, trampoline and toys
Set in 8 acres of private arable land, with woodland bordering a pretty stream and its own 200m drive completing the picture of rustic life. Finca Retama Farmstead is abundant with apple, pear, quince, plum, peach, fig, and walnut trees. Please help yourself when in season.
The flexible renting period is for a minimum of a week in high season
Check-in: 4 pm
Check-out 10 am
The 2 holiday lets accommodate from 2 to 12 people (max 10 adults) Casa Abuela and Finca Retama Apartment can be rented together or individually. Please contact us or see our website for further details on Finca Retama' Holiday Homes
Price includes electricity, gas and water (except drinking water)
Please note that we ask for a small charge of €15 per day during the winter month to help with the extremely high heating costs.
Clean linen and towels provided on arrival (please bring pool towels)
Breakages to be paid for before leaving
Please bring pool towels or you can rent them for only €5 per week each
No smoking inside the holiday lets!
Bookings accepted by e-mail
You will find that, as the owners occupy the other half of Finca Retama for a considerable part of the year, they will be able to offer advice and information as well as being on hand to deal with any problems that may arise. The owners are discreet about using the pool whilst the holiday let is occupied.
Andalusia’s six most visited cities are all within a 1 ½ - 2 hour drive from the farm. Aristocratic Jerez famed for its sherry, fine horses and flamenco; Cordoba’s breathtaking Mesquita, arab baths and teahouses; Granada’s world famous Alhambra: a vast Moorish fortress-palace complex; Seville for its pervading perfume of orange blossom, its Moorish Alcazar and superb cathedral; Cadiz with its naval history, fresh seafood delicacies and annual carnival and finally Malaga famed for its Moorish Alcazaba fortress, newly opened Picasso museum and vibrant old town…all a short stroll from the beach.
The nearest beach, which is just under an hour’s drive along one of the most scenic routes in Andalucia, is Marbella’s San Pedro. This happens to be one of the best the Costa del Sol has to offer as the sandy beach is wide and well shaded by trees, the water clean and the immediate area uncluttered by the usual assortment of Costa over development.
The unspoilt sandy beaches of the Costa de la Luz are only 2 hours drive away – a favourite day trip for those seeking a more tranquil seaside trip.
If however you prefer swimming in a clear, clean river-fed lake, drive about 20 minutes through scenic countryside where you'll find the unspoilt and well shaded fresh water lagoon with its grassed beach and great value restaurant.
Ronda and Further Afield
The beautifully conserved and ancient Moorish town of Ronda with its world famous gorge, oldest bullring in Spain, and delightfully winding cobbled streets is just on your doorstep… as are the charming white Andalucian villages (Pueblos Blancos) typical of the region and where a slower, more traditional way of life still pervades.
The city of Ronda with a population of just 40,000 is just the right size to enjoy it's history, yet small enough that everywhere is within walking distance of the town centre. In Roman times Arunda as it was known, was a small village while the nearby city of Acinipo dominated the main trade route. By the time of the Moorish conquest Ronda had overtaken other villages for dominance and Acinipo had fallen into ruin. The impregnable fortress that arose above the 'El Tajo' gorge survived hundreds of years of war between Christian Spain and the Moorish Caliphate but finally fell in 1485.
This history and subsequent years have left their mark and today Ronda is one of Spain's most visited cities, and the largest of Andalucia's famed white towns. While you're in Ronda be sure to walk across the Puente Nuevo into the old town and see the many churches and museums, followed by a stroll down to the old bridge and Arab baths. A few hours is more than enough to see the sights in Ronda, although you could easily return another day for a more detailed look.
White Villages and Natural Parks
These make excellent and easy half day trips and offer the discerning lover of Spain a taste of the original Andalucia that has hardly changed over the centuries. Three natural parks surround Ronda and so, not surprisingly, those looking for an action holiday will not be disappointed.
Whether it’s caves to explore, horses to ride, a long cycling trip out into the hills or rock climbing in the highly-rated ‘El Chorro’ mountains or simply a gentle stroll around Finca Retama’s ample grounds followed by the rest of the day lazing by the pool…there’s something here for all energy levels.
It should also be noted that bird watchers and painters favour the area. Apart from hundreds of endemic species of flora and fauna, Andalucia is also a popular migration stopover point for a lot of bird species.
The area surrounding Finca Retama has a wealth of both bird and plant species. Set amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole of Spain, why not spend at least a day visiting sites of importance for wildflowers and birds with Spanish Nature? Their local knowledge will ensure you find those 'impossible to find' sites in our area and will guarantee you see some of the area's specialities.