Holiday villa in Ronda, Rural Andalucia, Spain
This brand new, luxurious villa is built on a gently sloping olive grove, with its rooms laid out on three levels. The house’s main level contains an open center patio, around which one has access to the spacious living room with fireplace, a terrace with beautiful views of the Sierra de Grazalema and Ronda, the dining room (the dining room table comfortably seats 10 people), a large designer kitchen with eating area, a powder room, and one guest room with bathroom. A hall way on an intermediate level provides access to two additional bedrooms each with bathroom. The master bedroom is located upstairs. This room has a large bathroom and a private terrace with gorgeous views of the sierra and into the house’s patio and garden. An additional bedroom is on the lower level, which doubles as TV room with sitting area. There is a bathroom with shower and a utility room for washer, dryer, additional freezer, and refrigerator. The house also has a separate basement area with sauna, shower and exercise machines.
The country house is built in elegant, Andalusian yet rustic style with marble floors, central under floor heating, antique Spanish wooden doors and high, sloped ceilings. Each bedroom has a ceiling fan for warmer weather. The proprietors owned a well-known Spanish restaurant in Manhattan, so the ability to entertain friends and to enjoy fine cooking and dining were primary goals taken into consideration, when this house was designed.
The sloping garden covered by expansive grass surfaces blends into an olive grove with over 80 old olive trees and a vegetable garden near a small creek. The protected and private pool area with a 10 by 4 meter salt water pool is located in the rear of the house. The pool has its own shower and bathroom building as well as a covered bar counter and grill for pool side barbequing. The pool is open from May till October. The house has phone and broadband internet access.
The villa is accessible through a remote controlled iron gate on a small driveway up to the house. The house is located 1.5 km away from the charming, rural village of Arriate and 8 km away from the historic city of Ronda. Ronda is situated 1 hour from the airport of Málaga, 45 minutes from Marbella and the Costa del Sol, as well as 1 hour and 15 minutes from the center of Sevilla. The scenic Serranía of Ronda is well-known for its magnificent views, its beautiful hiking trails and the famous white mountain villages.