El Hoyillo

Ronda and El Gastor

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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Double bedroom.  Twin bedroom.  Shower room.  Principal double bedroom with en suite shower room and patio doors to covered terrace.  Open plan kitchen/sitting/dining room (oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, TV, DVD, WiFi, in-built wood burning stove) with patio doors to covered terrace.  Air conditioning throughout the house.
  • Outside: Covered and open terraces.  In-built barbecue*.  Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 5m) with corner Roman steps

A typically southern Spanish scene of undulating slopes, dotted with the distinctive green foliage of abundant olive trees, wraps itself around El Hoyillo to provide captivating vistas and a wonderfully relaxing environment for this smart country home.  Clearly visible ahead, the distinctive rocky slopes of El Tajo de Algarín, the iconic peak that rises imposingly behind El Gastor, signal the proximity of the pretty ‘pueblo blanco’, whose flower-bedecked streets, charming local shops and atmospheric restaurants are only 2km away

This is an idyllic spot. Nestling snugly into the hillside on one side and looking out across a sweeping rural vista on the other, it offers seclusion and views in equal measure. 

Also to be enjoyed is a pleasing sense of spaciousness, both inside and out.  Beneath a high-pitched ceiling of rustic wood beams, the living room flows gracefully into a generously proportioned kitchen, which comes complete with a central island and an impressive array of sleek, contemporary units and appliances.  Both this and the adjacent principal bedroom look southwards through patio doors onto the immaculately presented outdoor area where the property’s al fresco facilities beckon:  a wide covered terrace perfect for outdoor dining, an expansive sun terrace and a shimmering pool, all framed by the stunning rural backdrop.

For those seeking a restful retreat from which to soak up the picture-postcard scenery of this enchanting corner of Andalucía, El Hoyillo is sure to delight.  Just 2 km away, via a scenic country lane, the charming narrow streets and pretty village square of El Gastor offer some local shops, two restaurants and a charming atmosphere in which to mingle amongst the locals.  For larger shops, more extensive amenities and a chance to discover one of the region’s historic gems, the stunning town of Ronda is just 30 minutes away by car.

*As this is a protected area of natural beauty, barbecue bans will be enforced from early June and an electric 'plancha' will be provided for outdoor catering.

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Great Things to Do Near El Hoyillo

Enjoy local life!

The nearby village of El Gastor (2km) it a small, pretty white washed pueblo blanco. The narrow streets and square are a maze of flower potted balconies and patios. The village has all you need, a bakery, butcher, grocery store and an array of friendly bars and cafes to sit and take in the local atmostphere. This unspoilt part of Andalucia is both charming and welcoming. You'll soon relax as find yourselves at home here.

Take a stroll back in time

This area has been settled since prehistoric times and around El Gastor evidence has been found of dolmens, or Megalithic burial grounds. The most famous of these is El Charcón, commonly known as the ‘Tumba del Gigante’. This ‘Giant’s Tomb’ dating from the Bronze Age is formed by three-metre high stone pillars and a nine-metre long passageway. Just a short walk uphill from the village it makes a pleasant ramble with some great views too!

La Alhambra in Granada

A great day trip to do is visit the Alhambra palace in Granada, just over a two-hour drive away. Tickets must be booked well in advance though, so book online before your holiday to avoid being disappointed! www.alhambra-tickets.es

Don't miss Ronda

The historic town of Ronda is a short drive away and is one of the most beautiful towns in all of Spain. Its impressive gorge and famous bridge are not to be missed. A stroll through the old town feels like you have turned the clock back in time. The third most visited place in Andalucia, Ronda has something for everyone

La Pileta Cave

Situated just beyond the village of Benaoján, two guides take candlelit tours of up to 25 people in each group to see the impressive Pileta cave which is well known for its pre-historic cave paintings.

Join in the fun!

The Spanish love a party and know how to do it well! The first weekend of August is the Feria in El Gastor, with plenty of socialising, flamenco singing and dancing, horses, bulls and games to enjoy. In the first week of October the locals also pay homage to their Patron Saint, Virgen del Rosario, celebrating with colourful processions. It's a lovely experience and a chance to see the true Andalusian spirit.

Grazalema

A firm favourite with many guests is a visit to the mountain village of Grazalema. Just the wonderful drive there is enjoyable. It has an excellent choice of places to eat, at very reasonable prices. You can easily spend an afternoon wandering around the array of gift shops selling local hand made products. Hand woven wool shawls and blankets, pottery and ceramics, cheese, cakes and leather goods can all be found here.

Cadiz

One of the oldest cities in Europe, bursting with museums, churches including the famous Cathedral, palm lined boulevards, squares, quirky shops, traditional tapas bars and other wonderful buildings

Discover some local walks

If you like walking, then this is the area for you. The famous Grazalema natural park is a just short drive away but El Gastor has its own attractions for walkers. The two peaks behind the village can be easily reached on foot and the views from there are incredible.

Try the local tipple!

The nearby city of Jerez is home to a whole host of sherry companies. Many of the bodegas offer daily tours, such as Tio Pepe. After the tour, there'll be the opportunity to relax at the long tables and sample all of the different Sherry varieties. Combine your day out with a visit to the city centre or the famous Equestrian Horse Show.

Nearby

Towns

El Gastor 5 mins
Ronda 30 mins
Grazalema 35 mins
Jerez 60 mins
Cadiz 100 mins

Airports

Jerez 65 mins
Sevilla 75 mins
Malaga 100 mins
Times are approximate

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