Llanama

Ronda and El Gastor

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Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 8
  2. 2 Double Bedrooms
  3. 2 Twin Bedrooms
  4. 2 Bathrooms
  5. Air Conditioning
  6. WiFi
  7. Ball Games Court
  • Ground floor: Sitting/dining room (fireplace, TV, DVD, CD). Kitchen/breakfast room (oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine) with doors to terrace. Double bedroom with en suite shower room. Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom. WiFi. Heating and air conditioning throughout the house.
  • Outside: Spacious grounds of flowerbeds and terraces. Private floodlit ball games court (bring your own equipment). Children's swings. Barbecue*. Poolside shower. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (9.5m x 6.5m) with Roman steps.

Just outside the pretty pueblo blanco of El Gastor, a series of country lanes wind their way through picturesque countryside of gently undulating hills and meadows of silvery grey olive groves. Down below, the lake of Zahara shimmers invitingly and creates a breathtakingly beautiful scene, with the imposing mountains of the Grazalema National Park and the charming hilltop village of Zahara de la Sierra rising up behind it.

This is the enviable setting that is enjoyed by Llanama. Just off a rural lane, surrounded by fields of olive groves and commanding fine views out towards the lake, this is an idyllic spot.  Within spacious grounds, pretty stone flowerbeds are stocked with colourful plants, olive trees cast welcome areas of shade and an attractive swimming pool sits within a smart wide patio with barbecue and covered terrace conveniently located alongside.

Inside, the accommodation is equally appealing, displaying soft tones of orange and gold that blend successfully with chestnut wood beams, thick wooden doors and areas of exposed stone to create a space that is warm and inviting. The provision of air conditioning and heating throughout adds further to the sense of comfort.

Whilst many hours will no doubt be spent at the house enjoying the pretty grounds and picturesque views, guests at Llanama are perfectly positioned to explore this pretty part of Andalucía.  Just 5 minutes away by car, the charming local village of El Gastor provides all amenities and some excellent restaurants, whilst also within easy reach are some of the region's unmissable gems: Ronda (35 minutes), Grazalema (15 minutes) and Sevilla (1 hour).

  • *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.
  • Internet provision is via a satellite connection.
  • Property Licence No: VR/CA/00369

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Location of Llanama

Locality

Great Things to Do Near Llanama

Look at the stars

As you relax after dining 'al fresco' on Llanama's lovely terrace, look up at the clear night sky. You'll be amazed at how many stars you can see, and may be able to see the Milky Way!

Enjoy some real Flamenco

Flamenco is passionate and seductive, mysterious and misunderstood. A culture that has been burning in Andalucía for hundreds of years. Enjoy a chance to see some Flamenco dancing at its best with truly mesmerising guitar performances and song at El Quinqué, near to the bullring Ronda. https://www.elquinqueronda.com/
 

Have a day at the beach

The glorious beaches of the Costa de la Luz can be reached in an hour and a half. Treat yourself to a day on the golden sand, swimming in the clear aquamarine waters of the Atlantic, and a seafood lunch in a 'chiringuito' beach restaurant, accompanied by a crisp local white wine. Then plenty of time for a seaside siesta before returning to the peace and quiet of Llanama and your own swimming pool.

La Alhambra - Granada

Granada can be reached in just over two hours’ drive. Explore the old Muslim quarter of Granada city, the Albaicín, then wander around the mesmerising Alhambra Palace.  Entrance tickets are timed, so you can book in advance and plan your day in this lovely city accordingly. Tickets must be booked well in advance, so book online before your holiday to avoid being disappointed! https://tickets.alhambra-patronato.es/en/
 

Seek out local products

Visit a working mill to buy olive oil, and look out for soap and other cosmetic items which are also made from this wonderful product. Buy a 'barra' from the bakery. Pop into a bodega to stock up on locally produced wine, and a selection of cheeses from the local farms. Markets sell fresh fruit, veg, olives and pickles. Take them home for a feast, or enjoy a ready-made picnic!

Take a day trip to Cadiz

Featured recently on many travel and cuisine TV programmes, Cadiz is just a 90-minute drive away. This small city known locally as "la Isla", the island, it is completely surrounded by the sea. Its majestic Cathedral sits along the shores of the Atlantic coast. Narrow streets full of charm and old-world character can easily be explored on foot. Visit the lively fish market and be amazed at the fresh tuna caught locally.  Then spend the afternoon on the beach relaxing!
 

Explore El Gastor

Wander round this pretty village, with its white-washed walls and wrought iron balconies with cascades of colourful geraniums. The locals are all very feindly and welcome visitors with open arms.

Relax in style

Llanama's large poolside terrace is perfect for relaxing on a sunbed with a good book and a cool drink to hand. It's also ideal for birdwatchers who prefer to pursue their hobby lying down!

Enjoy some great local food

In El Gastor village there are now several bars, cafes and resturants to choose from. Very popular is the new Gastrobar La Piscina, at the local swimming pool. You can enjoy lovely views over the village and high class food at great prices.

Spot the 'gaita'

A gaita is a musical instrument you will find in El Gastor and hardly anywhere else. It is made from a cow's horn with a reed in one end, and was traditionally played by local youths as they sat around bonfires to keep warm in the winter months. If you can't find the real thing, there's a statue of one outside the Town Hall of this pretty village.

Jerez for horse lovers

It is an easy drive from Llanama to the lovely city of Jerez, and horse lovers shouldn't miss the 'How The Andalucían Horses Dance' show at the Royal School of Equestrian Art on Thursdays.

Wander Round Ronda

Ronda is barely 30 kilometres from Llanama, and is a beautiful town. Peer over the gorge from the safety of the 'Puente Nuevo' bridge, stroll through the ancient cobbled streets and admire the old city walls, visit the Wine Museum, and rummage through the antique shops for a genuine bargain.

Countryside made for walking

If you like walking, then this area is for you. The famous Grazalema natural park is a short drive away, but El Gastor has its own attractions for walkers. And believe it or not, the large peak behind the village can be reached easily on foot and the views from there are incredible.

Go sunset Kayaking on the lake

Groups can enjoy kayaking on the lake in the cooler evening air whilst watching the beautiful sunset behind the castle at Zahara.

Shop for local crafts

Especially in nearby Ronda, Grazalema and Zahara, there are some charming small craft shops selling unique art objects, ceramics, rugs and baskets made from olive branches and grasses. You can also buy leather goods, glazed tiles and beautiful wool shawls hand-woven locally.

Nearby

Towns

El Gastor 5 mins 
Zahara de la Sierra 30 mins 
Grazalema 30 mins 
Ronda 35 mins 
Arcos de la Frontera 45 mins 
Granada 2 Hrs 20 mins 

Beaches

Cadiz 1 Hr 25 mins 
Puerto Banus 1 Hr 25 mins 
El Puerto de Santa Maria 1 Hr 25 mins 
Conil 1 Hr 40 mins 

Airports

Jerez 1 Hr  
Sevilla 1 Hr 30 mins 
Malaga 2 Hrs  
Gibraltar 2 Hrs 15 mins 
Times are approximate

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