“Spectacularly located private cottage near the pretty white village of Gaucín (sleeping 4-8)”
Sleeping 4-8, this perfect family cottage lies on a hillside about 500m from the Cortijo. It has a huge terrace with honeysuckle and bougainvillea trailing up the pillars, and a small private oval swimming pool with magnificent views over the valley.
Inside, the open-plan sitting and dining room has a large fireplace, a DVD player and a big solid table with chairs for 10 people. The kitchen is well-equipped and has a dishwasher. There's a double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and a twin bedroom with a separate bathroom. Both have French windows opening onto the terrace.
There's also a small guest annexe with 2 further twin bedrooms, each with ensuite shower rooms, and a utility room with a washing machine. The annexe bedrooms are both accessed independently from outside and are smaller than those in the main part of the cottage.
The cottage's kitchen has an oven, a double-ringed hob, a toaster, a kettle, a fridge and a dining area, as well as some welcome extras such as a cafetière and an electric orange squeezer. Because of local fire regulations there's no BBQ.
You can prebook a wonderful wicker hamper - well worth the extra cost - which is filled with goodies like fresh homemade soup, delicious cold chicken baked in herbs, ham, bacon, eggs, cheese, yoghurt, muesli, fruit, vegetables, wine, beer, water, bread, jam, tea, coffee, milk, olive oil, sugar, salt and pepper, as well as rubbish bags and matches. It's so generous, you won't have to look for a supermarket for at least a day or so, but when you do you'll find simple food shops and a covered market in the nearby village of Gaucín, a 10-minute drive away.
For those who don’t want to step into the kitchen there's a restaurant a 5-minute drive away, and Gaucín has a number of bars and eateries. Babysitting can be arranged if you want a meal out sans kids.
The cottage is ideal for families, sleeping up to 8 in 4 bedrooms, with a pool and plenty of things to do nearby. It works well for a small family plus grandparents or nanny, as the guest annex gives them a bit more privacy. Note that no extra beds are available.
Babies (0-1 years), Toddlers (1-4 years), Children (4-12 years)
Babysitting is available by arrangement with Spanish-speaking babysitters.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
It's self-catering, and you can book a cook in advance for the whole week or just part of it, as you wish. We'd recommend booking the extra food hamper. The kitchen is well equipped and has a dishwasher.
The pool is unfenced and unheated