The house provides spacious and comfortable accommodation for up to 16 people and is ideal for families and children. A large 70 sqm Hallway opens into the lovely central courtyard which have been filled with jasmine, plumbago, lemon trees, shrubs and night-scented plants.
With six bedrooms on the ground floor, La Hoya is wheel-chair friendly. The main bedrooms and living rooms lead off the courtyard. Five of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. The seventh and eighth bedrooms are on the upper floor of the south east side of the courtyard, which has been designed as a children’s area. The walls have been painted with striking trompe d’oeils and the whole area has been decorated in the style of a Moroccan tent. They have their own sitting room, flat-screen TV and a wonderful collection of children’s books and DVDs.
There are three sitting rooms in all. From the hallway, a circular stone staircase leads up to a tranquil first floor drawing room, with an open fire and plenty of books, a card table and a writing desk. From its balcony one can see all the way to the Atlas mountains of Africa on a clear day. The spacious main living room is double height with a large open fire, flat screen TV, Bose music system, a wide range of DVDs and Videos and another wonderful collection of books.
Besides the Main Dining Room, there are three separate dining areas outside, each with tables and chairs capable of seating 16 people. There is a separate Laundry room with two washing machines and an Ironing Board.
The house is approached down a Palm-shaded drive. There are extensive formal lawns and gardens, which we planted in 2002; avenues of Jacaranda and 100 year-old olive trees, a vineyard, a young but fast-growing Eucalyptus wood and even a (habitable) “Folly” lower down the valley.
The stunning views of the grounds and surrounding National Parkland can all be appreciated from the 11m infinity swimming pool which is deep enough in which to dive properly. It is wonderful for night bathing with the underwater lights or indeed just the moonlight, if you would prefer to have them switched off.
Gaucín, which is 10 minutes away is one of the first famous ‘white villages’ of Andalucía. Nearby are many other beautiful towns and villages. The grandest is Ronda with its famous gorge and the oldest bullring in Spain. A few kilometres down the Valley is the river Genal, a good spot for fishing, swimming and exploring. The Mediterranean beaches are half an hour’s drive away, while the Atlantic coast with its fine white sand and famous wind surfing is one and a half hour’s drive away.
Gibraltar is 45 minutes away
Malaga is 90 minutes away
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The nearest shops are in San Pablo (5 minutes) and Gaucín.
Riding and walking parties in the surrounding hills, which are National Parkland. There are forest trails along the nearby Genal and Guadal rivers.
Several Golf Courses within 40 minutes, including Valderama, Sotogrande, San Roque, La Duquesa, Alcaidesa, Almenara and Estepona.
There are excellent beaches on both the Atlantic and Mediterranean coast lines within 30 minutes.
Tarifa, the “Windsurfing Capital of the world”, is 50 minutes away by car.
Day trips to Morocco by Hydrofoil from Tarifa. Guided Trips to Tangiers can also be arranged.
Excellent Bullfighting in the season at Malaga, Estepona and Algeciras.