ENCHANTING RUSTIC STONE-BUILT COTTAGE – IDYLLIC LOCATION, MAGNIFICENT VIEWS, SWIMMING POOL.
This delightful old stone-built cottage was originally part of a large farm dating back to Roman times. The cottage is in beautiful location on a large plot of relatively flat terrain (approx. 6 acres) in a protected area 10 mins drive from Gaucín. There are wonderful far-reaching views across the scenic countryside to the Sierra de Ronda mountain range.
The cottage was tastefully reconstructed during 1993 and 1999 with many of the original features remaining intact, adding to the property's traditional Andalusian character and charm. The cottage is comfortable, homely and welcoming with a simple rustic ambience - an enchanting & romantic hideaway!
A short drive away, Gaucín offers a good variety of shops, tapas bars and high quality restaurants etc. The cottage is situated approx. 1km along a well-maintained track from the road with access via an electrically controlled gate, providing security. The cottage is situated on an elevated plateau with open views and the plot contains many centuries old cork oaks, olive, carob and pine trees. This is a secluded and tranquil location in a picturesque natural environment containing a variety of wildlife.
The ground floor comprises a spacious open-plan living room with a high ceiling, wood-burning stove and air-con unit providing warm & cool air. There are some built-in shelves and seating, an exposed stone wall across one end, and an arched French door leading to the terrace, garden and pool area.
The fitted kitchen has marble worktops and is adjacent to the dining area where there is an open staircase up to the spacious mezzanine level. Also on the ground floor there is a double bedroom, with French doors to the terrace, and an adjacent bathroom with underfloor heating and a store cupboard.
The mezzanine level comprises a good-sized double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, chestnut beamed ceiling, and wall mounted heating panel (electric). There is a modern shower-room adjacent, and also a study area.
There are wonderful scenic views from within the house and from the extensive terraces around the cottage. The large covered terrace, with built-in seating, provides a lovely shady spot for al-fresco dining with plenty of room for a BBQ.
The magnificent swimming pool (8m x 4m) and extensive sunbathing terraces are private and have spectacular sweeping views across open countryside to the mountains. In spring, the surrounding garden area is an absolute delight with a wonderful array of wild flowers.
The land contains an ancient threshing ground, a variety of indigenous shrubs & trees and is generally low maintenance. There are also areas of pasture land, ideal for grazing sheep, goats, horses etc. with lots of riding trails nearby. There is ample parking space close to the main entrance of the cottage.
- Mains water
- Water deposit
- Mains electricity
- Septic tank
- Internet available
- Underfloor heating in bathroom
- Electric entrance gate
- Suitable for equestrian use
- Excellent rental potential
Country House in Gaucin
Country House in Gaucin