Rural Accommodation in the Serranía de Ronda
We are very lucky to have a train station a stone's throw from the property. Enjoy the magnificent scenery as you travel in these modern trains to Ronda or Algeciras or to any of the little villages in between.
You can also take the train directly to Granada, one of the most magnificent cities of Andalucia, where you can visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the famous Alhambra, a truly extraordinary experience.
We are just over half an hour from Ronda, one of the oldest towns in Spain. At 750m above sea level, Ronda is a pleasant town to visit even in the hottest weather. The beautiful Alameda del Tajo park gives incredible views over the countryside and a very welcome breeze! There are also spectacular views from the Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) which, despite it's name, was completed in 1793!
There is a wealth of good restaurants and tapas bars to tempt you, lots of wonderful museums and interesting shops and plenty of cafes where you can sit and enjoy a spot of people-watching!
Gibraltar is just over one hour away and there you will find both fish-and-chip shops and Barbary apes! An interesting place to visit with a fascinating history and mix of traditions. The Straits of Gibraltar, only 14 kms at its narrowest point, separates Spain from Morocco and offers a wonderful opportunity for whale and dolphin watching.
Other great places to check out are Tarifa, Bolonia and the glorious Costa de la Luz - known for wild, beautiful beaches, amazing Roman ruins and cool places to hang out. There are lots of diving and windsurfing schools and it's the perfect spot to if you would like to try your hand at kite-surfing!
Gaucín, a very picturesque white village, is situated in the next valley. It is known as a typical Andalucian white village albeit with a lot of foreign artists who have now made it their home. It's worth climbing up to the castle to enjoy the view of the Rock of Gibraltar and Morocco if the day is clear and keep an eye out for the geckos that are dotted around the village in the most unusual of places!
Jubrique and Genalguacil, two other white villages nearby, are also well worth visiting; Genalguacil is an open-air art museum and you can always stop at the river on the way there for a refreshing dip in the clear water of the Genal River.
Cueva de la Pileta (Pileta Cave) is only 20 minutes away by car and is a relatively unknown and totally stunning series of caves. There are cave draw-ings of bisons and fish and other creatures dating from up to 20,000 years ago.
Fascinating walks in the area with Celia, can be tailored to your fitness levels and your particular interestswww.guiandalus.es
Local stables with very reasonably priced outingswww.turismocaballoscortes.com
Located above the main house, this spacious studio has a shaded patio area which is perfect for relaxing and enjoying a cool drink while enjoying the beautiful views.
Studio Paqui is perfect for a couple or a solo traveller and has two small terraces. The compact kitchenette is perfect for making simple meals.
El Cuartón is a spacious, comfortable en-suite bedroom which is perfect for a solo traveller, a couple or a couple with a child.