La Olgava

Ronda and El Gastor

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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Sitting/dining room (TV, DVD, fireplace). Kitchen (dishwasher, oven, microwave, washing machine). Double bedroom with en suite shower room. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom. WiFi. Heating and air conditioning throughout the house.
  • Outside: Covered and open terraces. Poolside shower. In-built barbecue*. Private parking. 
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 4.5m) with corner Roman steps.

Following the success of its sister properties, Llanama and El Balcon, this exciting new addition to our portfolio of properties in El Gastor is the latest creation of one of our most long-standing owners in the area.

As with his other houses, the owner has succeeded in selecting a wonderfully private plot that looks out across the most captivating vista of the picturesque rolling countryside that unfolds like a picture around the charming ‘pueblo blanco’ of El Gastor.  A short pull up the driveway brings you to a sweeping semi-circle which spreads out like a large outdoor gallery overlooking the extensive panorama; a private viewpoint with in-built barbecue and picnic table perfectly positioned for dining with a view.

From here, a few steps lead up to the smartly terraced poolside, which enjoys the same stunning outlook and is thoughtfully appointed with attractive cane parasols and a covered dining terrace, via which the stylish stone house is entered. 

Displaying the quality furnishings, attractive beamed ceilings and feature stone walls that have become such a trademark of this caring owner, the interior will instantly appeal.  In the charmingly colourful bathrooms, stylish ceramic hand basins catch the eye with their exquisite glazed finish whilst in the immaculate kitchen even washing up will be a pleasure, since the sink is positioned just under a window that perfectly captures the vista ahead.

The attractions of this unquestionably scenic region of Andalucía are plentiful.  Just a 10 minute drive from the house is the typical white village of El Gastor which provides all amenities and some good local restaurants within its flower-bedecked streets and squares.  Also within easy reach are the following unmissable meccas: Zahara de la Sierra (20km), Ronda (40km), Arcos de la Frontera (60km), Jerez (90km) and Sevilla (110km).

*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 La Olgava

WATCH EAGLES SOAR

Relax on a sunbed on La Olgava's lovely pool terrace and watch eagles and Griffon Vultures soar overhead. This area is a paradise for birdwatchers - and, even better, this is a hobby which can be enjoyed as you relax with a drink in your hand!

TRADITIONAL WHITE VILLAGES

From La Olgava you have stunning views of the 'pueblos blancos' of El Gastor and Olvera and you are within easy reach of many other traditional whitewashed villages, with their picturesque flower-filled streets and cobbled roads. Don't miss Zahara de la Sierra, tumbling down the hillside beneath its castle to the azure lake below, or Setenil de las Bodegas, where the houses are caves built into the overhanging rock.

SEE HOW THE ANDALUSIAN HORSES DANCE

The beautiful city of Jerez is an easy, 45 minute drive from La Olgava. Visit the Royal Equestrian School and see the wonderful show 'How the Andalusian Horses Dance'.

HAVE A DAY ON THE BEACH

The beaches of the Costa de la Luz are among the most stunning in Europe and they can be reached in an hour and a half. Choose from never-ending family friendly stretches of white sand, tiny coves with rock pools, natural beaches of sand dunes or beaches lined with excellent restaurants. This is the Atlantic coast, so the sea is clear and sparkling.

WANDER IN RONDA

The lovely town of Ronda, with its famous gorge, is only about 25 minutes drive from La Olgava. Wander its ancient streets, explore its monuments, marvel at its views, enjoy its excellent restaurants and tapas bars and soak up the very special atmosphere of this place, which nestles amongst beautiful mountains.

TRY THE LOCAL CHEESES

Visit the Payoyo artisan cheese factories in Villaluenga del Rosario or Grazalema and sample before you buy. This award-winning cheese is made from the milk of the local Payoya goats, hence the name. Cheese from the village of El Bosque, not far away, is also quite famous.

VISIT LOCAL BODEGAS

Wine-lovers will be delighted to discover the Route of Wines and Wineries of Ronda. Visit local 'bodegas', sample the red wines of Ronda (which are becoming very well-known and are much admired) and buy some to take home - or to enjoy whilst taking in the gorgeous views from La Olgava's terrace.

SEE SEVILLE

The beautiful city of Seville is just over an hour's drive from La Olgava. Visit the enormous cathedral, climb the stairs to the top of La Giralda tower, which used to be a minaret, marvel at the fabulous Moorish Alcazabar, take a boat trip down the Guadalquivir River and shop until you drop - Seville is famous for its shopping opportunities!

ENJOY SOME GREAT RESTAURANTS

You may find it hard to tear yourselves away from La Olgava's well-equipped kitchen and fabulous outdoor eating areas, but some excellent restaurants are within a short drive. Whether you fancy a special night out in elegant surroundings, a lazy lunch of beautifully cooked local organic produce or a traditional 'venta' with good, simple Andalusian home cooking, you won't have to go far.

HIRE A BICYCLE AND EXPLORE

Cycling is a great way to get to know the back roads and tracks of this gorgeous part of Andalucía, and bicycles of all types can be hired in Ronda. Explore the natural parks or potter around the local area - the views are fabulous and the variety of flora and fauna is astounding.

GO WALKING

The area around and near La Olgava is ideal for walking, whether you are a beginner or an experienced hiker. There are several good books giving details of local walks, or you can go with a guide who is also a birdwatcher and botany expert. For those who prefer villages to the countryside, there are some lovely walks through the streets and surroundings of the pretty village of Grazalema. Or you can walk out of your own gate and walk a couple of kilometres to El Gastor, if you don't want to wander far from home.

Take a walk 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!

Ronda Romantica

Dates not to be missed in Ronda, “Ronda Romantica”, normally celebrated in May. The whole town centre comes alive with the Recreation of the Romantic Era. A genuine encounter with the legendary past of this land and its identity. There are parades, battles, markets and parties galore as everyone is dressed up as old age travelers, horsemen and Bandits of the Serrania de Ronda. For the old and the young it’s a great Festival in Ronda.

Mr Henderson's Railway Walk

One of the most popular walks in the area, this 9km walk is easy and is best enjoyed in the spring time or autumn, when temperatures are cooler. It takes us along the valley from Benoajan to the village of Jimera, where one can enjoy the peace and quiet, abundant wildlife and unforgettable views. Catch the train back to from Jimera, in time for lunch or afternoon refreshments at the lovely terrace of the Molino del Santo in Benoajan.

Make the most of the Zahara Lake

On your way up the villa, you will be amazed at the views down to the lake at nearby Zahara. You can hire kayaks and explore. Also nearby, in the high summer months there is La Playita, a lagoon of fresh spring waters, with grassed areas and trees for shade. There is even an adventure playground with zip lines, swinging bridges, a climbing wall and all kinds of fun things to keep the whole family entertained.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX6I2iMyP_M

Nearby

Towns

El Gastor 5 mins
Zahara de la Sierra 25 mins
Grazalema 30 mins
Ronda 35 mins
Arcos de la Frontera 45 mins
Granada 140 mins

Beaches

El Puerto de Santa Maria 85 mins
Cadiz 85 mins
Puerto Banus 85 mins
Conil 100 mins

Airports

Jerez 65 mins
Sevilla 95 mins
Malaga 120 mins
Gibraltar 135 mins
Times are approximate

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