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Cottage in El Gastor, Province of Cádiz, Spain - Peaceful Location on a 12-acre Finca, 5 kms from the village of El Gastor Used as a film set by Belgian TV in November 2005, this cosy cottage is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, commanding breathtaking views from all angles; over the entire lake of Zahara and the surrounding mountains. Situated on the edge of the Grazalema Park, nature lovers will appreciate the abundance of wildlife here, providing birdwatchers with the unique opportunity to see Griffon vultures and many different birds of prey soaring overhead. Whilst the location is secluded, it is not isolated, being the perfect place to unwind and relax. The owner, Mary, also lives on the finca in her own house and, whilst respecting her guests’ privacy, she will be pleased to help with any information or advice. It is just 5 kms from the charming village of El Gastor, one of the famous “pueblos blancos” or white villages of Cadiz, and close to picturesque villages such as Zahara de la Sierra and Grazalema, or larger towns such as Ronda and Jerez.
Notes on accommodation: In the winter, the cottage is heated by a pellet-burning stove in the lounge and electric oil heaters. An wifi facility is available. The property is not suitable for very young children since there is a steep drop from the cottage terrace and the pool has no shallow end. The pool is 1.80 metres at the deep end. Outside: The cottage is surrounded by ample terraces with garden furniture and from a picnic bench guests can admire the panoramic views of the lake and see spectacular sunsets. Sun loungers are available around the private 8x4m filtered swimming pool (weather permitting, open throughout the year) and a pergola by the pool offers shade on hot days. Bed linen, towels and swimming pool towels are provided and a weekly cleaning service is included.
Coast/Beach: The closest beaches are on the Costa del Sol and the Cádiz coastline which are approx. a 1½ hour drive by car.
Travel: The nearest airports are Jerez (60 mins.),Seville (90 mins.), Malaga (90 mins) and Gibraltar (120 mins). A car is essential.
Distances: Just 5 kms from the village of El Gastor, 25km to Ronda, 90 km. to Jerez and 100 km. to Seville and Cadiz.
Further Details: El Gastor is a traditional Spanish inland village and has several shops including small supermarkets, 2 banks (one with ATM machine), a medical centre with a 24 hour emergency service, 2 restaurants and many tapas bars. In the summer, the local olympic-size swimming pool plus bar/restaurant is open to the general public.
By Rune on 11-Jun-2018
My family and I had an amazing stay at Mary’s house close to El Gastor. Mary was the perfect host and her approach was perfectly balanced between giving the information needed and respecting our privacy. The house is located on the side of a mountain with breathtaking views across the lake towards Zahara. The location of the house is the absolute best thing about Mary’s house. It’s stunning. When we arrived, the house was clean and everything was ready for us. Mary even made sure that we could enjoy a cold beer by leaving on in the fridge for us. Mary and her house have our strongest recommendations.
By Allison on 25-Oct-2017
The most peaceful place you can imagine. A little bit of heaven. Great for exploring the white villages, the countryside, seeing wildlife and trips into Saville, Jerez or Cadiz. A real find!
By Daniel on 15-Aug-2017
Mary‘s place is wonderfully situated in the hills of El Gastor. The cottage is exactly as pictured, very clean, and cosy. The views are spectacular. The pool is the perfect place to unwind and cool down after a long, sunny day in the surrounding towns. Mary is very friendly and discreet. She is dedicated to making your stay as comfortable as possible.