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    Holiday House near Ronda, Malaga Province, Andalucia, Spain

    El Tejar, A gorgeous retreat in the mountains close to Ronda

    From
    €1,450
    per week

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      Casablanca - gorgeous views and balcony  (5/15)

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      Cueva - with access to poolside terrace  (6/15)

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      Cuzco - spacious twin with access to terrace  (7/15)

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    El Tejar

    House Ref: 00258

    • Sleeps 8
    • Self Catering
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • No Smoking
    • 4 Bathrooms
    • No Pets
    • magnificent views
      swimming pool
      daily cleaning
    • Car essential
      Changeover
      Saturday

    Nearest Airport: Malaga (100km)
    Not suitable for infirm

    Description

    El Tejar is the highest house in the pretty, white-washed village of Montecorto, just to the west of Ronda. From the house there are magnificent views out to the peaks of the Grazalema National Park.

    The house is surrounded by a mature garden where a beautiful round swimming pool has been sculpted into the terraced hillside. There are almond, olive and orange trees, bamboo, jasmine, roses and bougainvillea and an enormous palm tree. And although you at the very top of a small village thanks to this exhuberant vegetation you see no other buildings, only the craggy peaks of the distant mountains. There is nothing to disturb your intimacy yet you can wander down to the village shops, bars and restaurants in less than ten minutes.

    The house has been featured in many interior design magazines and is decorated in Andalusian and Moroccan style. Base elements of whitewashed beams and terracotta floors have been stylishly combined with warm colour washes. There are hundreds of books and CDs and masses of paintings and framed prints. From the large, beamed dining room steps lead up to a gorgeous sitting room. From here double french windows lead out to a jasmine-clad terrace with a table for al fresco dining.

    A charming housekeeper, Francisca, cleans and tidies every day and can prepare meals for guests, should they wish. If you prefer, the house can be rented without home help.

    This is a beautiful, traditional Andalusian house yet it has a full range of creature comforts: CD players in all bedrooms, a computer with 24 hour Internet access, satellite TV and a DVD player, as well as a fully-equipped laundry room.

    The kitchen has everything you need to self-cater in style. There are masses of herbs and spices, a second fridge and attractive locally made ceramic crockery. And to one side is a laundry room with washer and dryer.

    The four bedrooms, all with their own bathrooms, are big on space with views of the distant hills and mountains. There is first class linen and excellent mattresses, big bathrooms with heated towel rails and flowers, books and paintings. There are photos of travels in India and South America, books and magazines, rugs and attractive lighting. All of the bedrooms have CD players, radiators and fans to keep the summer heat at bay.

    Casablanca
    Reached by a steep wooden staircase, Casablanca has a gorgeous view and its own small sitting room with French windows leading out to a small jasmine-clad balcony. There is loads of hanging space in the wardrobe and tasteful lighting. It has a bath as well as an overhead shower.

    Cadiz
    In a separate wing, Cadiz is the highest room at El Tejar and is a twin. It has windows on three sides and so it gets masses of light. There are framed black and white photographs, attractive appliqué lamps and beautiful Indian cotton bedspreads. It has a bath as well as overhead shower.

    Cuzco
    Cuzco is another spacious twin room, in the same wing as Cadiz. It also has windows on all three sides and has access to an almond-shaded terrace & to a staircase that leads down to the pool. It has a bath as well as overhead shower. The views are inspirational.

    Cueva
    Cueva is the lowest room in the house and well away from other rooms. It is a double and has been decorated with framed prints from Morocco and other Eastern memorabilia. It has a small annex where there is a single bed: this can double as a dressing room. It has access to a terrace by the pool. Cueva has its own shower room.

    Location of holiday rental near Ronda, Malaga Province, Andalucia

    Holiday Type: Rural, Mountain, Historic/Sightseeing, Family
    Local Activities: Swimming/Watersports, Walking, Fishing, Climbing, Horse Riding, Cycling/Mountain Biking
    Nearest Airport: Malaga 100km
    Nearest Railway Station: Ronda 15km
    Nearest Ferry Port: Malaga 100km
    Nearest Beach: 50km

    Location description

    Most guests who stay at El Tejar don’t move that far. It can be hard to drag yourself away from the house and those views. And with so many books, CDs and DVDs you may just want to stay at home and abandon yourself to the peace and beauty.

    Ronda is just a quarter of an hour from the village and is famous for the extrordinary gorge that cuts between the old and new quarters. A visit is a must and there are several museums, art galleries and mansion houses that should not be missed. There is good shopping here, too: best buys include excellent shoes, leather belts and bags, and locally made pottery.

    There are masses of excellent restaurants close by including the Michelin-starred ‘Tragabuches’ in Ronda. And all of the local villages have friendly tapas bars where you can try the local wine, best drunk young as mosto.

    Montecorto is a quiet village with two restaurants, a number of bars, several small shops and very friendly locals. Wander down from El Tejar through narrow streets to buy fresh bread, fish and vegetables then stop at Pepe’s huerta (vegetable garden) on the way back up to buy fresh, seasonal organic fruit and veggies.

    Acinipo is a spectacular Roman theatre, hewn out of solid limestone standing on a high plateau just above the village. The Grazalema Park begins, literally, on El Tejar’s doorstep. This is one of the most beautiful tracks of mountain in Europe, with an astonishingly diverse flora and fauna. There are deep gorges, high peaks and some of Spain’s most attractive rural architecture. Most villages in the Park date back to the Moorish period and their names reflect their Berber origins: Zahara, Benamahoma, Torre Alháquime…

    La Cueva de la Pileta
    A visit to the Pileta cave to see its 25000 year old troglodyte paintings is a must.

    Los Pueblos Blancos
    The pretty white villages of Grazalema, Zahara and Setenil are all close by.

    Vineyard Visits
    Ronda has now fewer than a dozen vineyards all within easy driving distance of El Tejar. The area is now producing some of southern Spain’s best wines. Tours and tastings can be arranged.

    Sevilla, just an hour and a half to the west, makes a good day excursion.

    Granada can be visited as a day trip. There is a good train service which dovetails perfectly with a visit to the Alhambra.

    Jerez is just an hour away. There there are numerous sherry bodegas which can be visited and the Royal School of Equestrian Art.

    The beaches of the Costa del Sol are an hours drive to the south. The lesser-known Atlantic coast beaches are a couple of hours to the west.

    Other activities

    Paragliding
    Algodonales, just a few kilometres west of Montecorto, is home to a number of paragliding schools and has recently staged the World Championship. Courses can be arranged for beginners as well as tandem flights.

    Flamenco & Other music
    There is a strong flamenco tradition in the area. The nearest traditional peña (flamenco club) is in Ronda and there are also shows of song and dance in the old town. During the summer months all of our local ferias have flamenco concerts as part of the celebrations. Ronda has regular concerts of classical music as well as occasional operatic events in the Plaza de Toros.

    Horse riding
    Horse trekking into the high sierra can be arranged at stables just a ten minute drive from the house.

    Cycling
    Bike hire can be easily arranged in Ronda and guided tours can be arranged departing from El Tejar.There are excellent cycle ways in the area including the Via Verde which runs along an abandoned railway line. And there are plenty of more challenging tracks for mountain biking.

    Ballooning
    There is no more thrilling a way of viewing the Ronda mountains than from a balloon. End your once-in-a-lifetime flight with a champagne breakfast overlooking Ronda’s old town.

    Bird Watching
    The area around Grazalema and Ronda is a great place for orinithology, especially for spotting the big raptors. There are binoculars and guide books at El Tejar and guided trips can be arranged with an excellent English-speaking ornithologist.

    Sailing & Canoeing
    Just a ten minute drive from El Tejar is the Zahara reservoir where different water sports are on offer. Swimming is also possible at a number of secluded coves along the lakeside.

    Walking
    El Tejar, at the northern edge of the beautiful Grazalema Natural Park and close to the Sierra de las Nieves park, could be a great base for a walking holiday.

    El Tejar’s owner leads guided walks in the area. He has written his own walking guide 'Walking in Andalucía' which has become a trusted companion for hundreds of walkers. The book is now in its fifth edition and describes walks in Andalusia's most beautiful National Parks, including six walks close to El Tejar. There will be a copy of the book in the house. 'Walking in Andalucía' by Guy Hunter-Watts (Santana: ISBN 84-89954-55-0) can be ordered from the publisher's website: www.santanabooks.com There are also copies available at El Tejar as well as copies of Guy's 'Small Hotels & Inns of Andalucía' (Santana: ISBN 84-89954-30-5) which can also be ordered from www.santanabooks.com The book lists his 125 favourite places to stay in Southern Spain.

    The Walk of the Roman Mines. This walk is taken from ‘Walking in Andalucía’. It begins and ends in Montecorto.

    Starting point: El Tejar Difficulty: Medium/Difficult Distance: 13 km (14.5 if you visit El Gastor)
    Timings: Allow: 6/7 hours.
    Actual walking time: Approx. 4 hours and 20 minutes.

    This full day hike heads straight out from El Tejar. For the first hour you climb steadily upwards and as you reach the top of the first ridge you are rewarded with beautiful views to the west, out across the reservoir to Zahara and its Moorish castle. After dipping in, then out of, a forgotten valley you again descend, cross the Angostura stream, then climb steeply up to the top of a third ridge. From here you can either drop down once again to visit the pretty village of El Gastor or begin the loop back to El Tejar. You have one long climb on this leg, out of the Angostura valley to a broad farm track. From here the rest of the walk is plain sailing as you contour round the side of the Malaver mountain (1122m) through a beautiful stand of oak trees. Views once again open out to the west. Eventually the track runs in to meet with the one that you followed earlier in the day and leads you back to Montecorto and El Tejar.

    Directions

    Montecorto is just a fifteen minute drive from Ronda. There are three ariports within easy driving distance: Malaga, Jerez and Sevilla.

    Accommodation, Facilities and Services

    Suitability: Not suitable for infirm, No Smoking, No Pets
    General: Central heating, Electric Fan/s, Internet Access, Computer, Hairdryer
    Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
    2 Double/s with ensuite, 2 Twin/s with ensuite, 1 Sofabed/s, 1 Cot/s
    1 Childs Bed
    Bathrooms: 4 Bathroom/s
    3 Bath/s, 4 Shower/s, 4 Wash basin/s, 4 Toilets/s
    All of the rooms have attractive bathrooms. The pressure in the showers is excellent and there is masses of hot water. There are heated towel rails. Sinks are marble topped with masses of space for toiletries and there is attractive ceramic tiling and retro-style taps. As well as a large overhead shower rose there is an additional 'telephone' shower as well, of course, as a large bath tub. Cueva is the only room which has just a shower rather than bath. There are plenty of towels awaiting you at El Tejar, as well as bath mats. We pride ourselves on the fact that you will find all bathrooms spotless and gleaming when you arrive.
    Lounge: TV, Satellite/Cable TV, CD Player, Radio, DVD Player, Tape player, Books/Magazines
    Dining Area: Seating for 8 people , High chair
    Kitchen/Utility: Oven, Hob, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee maker, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Tumble dryer, Ironing board, Iron
    Outdoors: Swimming Pool, BBQ, Private garden, Balcony, Terrace, Sunloungers, Patio table, Patio chairs, Sunshade
    Access: Car essential, Off road parking
    Wheelchair inaccessible.
    Services: Daily maid, Linen provided, Towels provided, Cleaning included, Laundry included, Babysitting
    Unsuitable for elderly or infirm. Not suitable for toddlers because of the steep stairs, children aged 4/5 and above welcome. Our ever-friendly housekeeper Francisca can, if you would like, babysit for your children on weekday evenings. (This is for an additional charge) Three hours of daily cleaning help from a charming, and very discreet, Spanish maid is included in the weekly rental price. (Occasionally guests prefer for Francisca NOT to come up to El Tejar to clean and tidy. No problem....).
    Meals: What is so unique about El Tejar is that, if you should wish, Francisca can also prepare meals for you. She can either prepare a wide range of 'tapas' for you - these are made in her own home and then delivered to you for your lunch or dinner. Or she can also cook a full 3 course meal (minimum of 4 people) which will be served to you at your candlelit dining table. Francisca uses organically grown vegetables from her husband's vegetable plot, proper stock in her soups, and prepares delicious meat and fish dishes.
    Facilities in each room: Ensuite, CD Player, Radio

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    Rates

    Price quoted in £ Sterling
    Period Weekly
    March - October, Christmas and New Year -
    House with use of 3 bedrooms €1,500
    House with use of 4 bedrooms €1,600
    November - February excluding Christmas and New Year -
    House with use of 3 bedrooms €1,450
    House with use of 4 bedrooms €1,350

    Please Note: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion. Currency conversions are not guaranteed to be accurate.

    Deposit/Booking Notes

    El Tejar is rented on a weekly basis.

    Rentals run from Saturday to Saturday. The weekly rental price includes 2 hours of daily home help, if required, from Monday to Friday. There is a reduction of 5% on the prices quoted below if the house is taken for two or more consecutive weeks.

    The house can be rented with either 3 bedrooms, sleeping up to 6, or with 4 bedrooms, sleeping up to 8.

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    Owner Details

    Owner Name:
    Guy & Tiki

    Property Ref:
    00258

    Languages Spoken:
    English

    Preferred Contact Method:
    Enquiry Form

    Telephone Number

    Primary Telephone:
    (+34) 616 057 184

    Owner joined website:
    1 October 2008

    Property listed since:
    3 October 2008

    Link to owners website:
    www.guyhunterwatts.com/index.php/villa-rentals-ronda/villa-for-six-to-eight

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    Owner Name: Guy & Tiki

    Property Ref: 00258

    Languages Spoken: English

    Preferred Contact Method: Enquiry Form

    Telephone Number

    Primary Telephone: (+34) 616 057 184

    Owner joined website: 1 October 2008

    Property listed since: 3 October 2008

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    El Tejar

    House Ref: 00258

    • Sleeps 8
    • Self Catering
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • No Smoking
    • 4 Bathrooms
    • No Pets
    • magnificent views
      swimming pool
      daily cleaning
    • Car essential
      Changeover
      Saturday

    Nearest Airport: Malaga (100km)
    Not suitable for infirm

    From
    €1,450
    per week

    Owner Details

    Owner Name:
    Guy & Tiki

    Property Ref:
    00258

    Languages Spoken:
    English

    Preferred Contact Method:
    Enquiry Form

    Telephone Number

    Primary Telephone:
    (+34) 616 057 184

    Owner joined website:
    1 October 2008

    Property listed since:
    3 October 2008

    Link to owners website:
    www.guyhunterwatts.com/index.php/villa-rentals-ronda/villa-for-six-to-eight

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