Cortijo El Peso
The original farmhouse dates back to the 1700s and has been completely and very sympathetically restored and landscaped. It is now a beautiful and much-loved home. Built into the hillside, there are terraces which wrap around three sides of the house, each with its own ambience and offering wonderful views at different times of the day - or night.
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The original farmhouse dates back to the 1700s and has been completely and very sympathetically restored and landscaped. It is now a beautiful and much-loved home.

Built into the hillside, there are terraces which wrap around three sides of the house, each with its own ambience and offering wonderful views at different times of the day – or night.

From the ample parking in the grounds just below steps lead up to the house, warm and welcoming in its comforting, terracotta hues.

Cortijo El Peso Luxury Holiday | Gaucin Vacation Rental Andalucia Spain

The huge kitchen is the hub of the house. Light floods in from plentiful windows (all double glazed), from the doors which open to the terraces outside and from skylights in the high, sloping ceiling.

A gorgeous, polished oak table (seating 10) takes centre stage. There is plenty of workspace around two sides of the room. Pride of place goes to the AGA range cooker at one end of the room. It incorporates an electric oven and 4 ring gas hob as well as its fire-driven oven and hot plates, so don’t worry, there’s no need to have it lit on a warm summer’s day!

The kitchen has a television with a DVD player and Sky connected. It is well equipped. There is everything one could need including two fridge/freezers.

Cortijo El Peso Luxury Holiday | Gaucin Vacation Rental Andalucia Spain
Cortijo El Peso Luxury Holiday | Gaucin Vacation Rental Andalucia Spain

The living room… cool and serene with lovely furnishings and crammed with interesting books, games and jigsaw puzzles… colourful rugs strewn around on the old terracotta floor tiles. Double doors open to the different terraces outside.

Cortijo El Peso Luxury Holiday | Gaucin Vacation Rental Andalucia Spain
Cortijo El Peso Luxury Holiday | Gaucin Vacation Rental Andalucia Spain

Off the living room is the third bedroom. Spacious, very pretty and with a king-sized double bed, it enjoys fabulous views to the mountains beyond the rear terraces. It has a bathroom with a shower over the bath.

Cortijo El Peso Luxury Holiday | Gaucin Vacation Rental Andalucia Spain

Stairs lead up from the living room to the two bedrooms on the floor above (note that the stairs are unguarded on one side so care needs to be taken with tiny tots).

The first is a spacious and prettily decorated children’s room with two double beds (one of which can be separated into two singles), a ceiling fan and balcony views from its French windows.

Note that the bathroom is just along the corridor.

Cortijo El Peso Luxury Holiday | Gaucin Vacation Rental Andalucia Spain
Cortijo El Peso Luxury Holiday | Gaucin Vacation Rental Andalucia Spain

The master bedroom is a splendid room. Very attractive and delightfully furnished, (the bed can be unzipped as two singles if preferred). On one side double balcony windows look out to a magnificent view of the valley below. It’s stunning.

With a comfy armchair and lots of books, a good-sized (Sky) TV and DVD, attractive wall hangings and modern art, an en-suite walk-in shower room at the other. Plus access to the pool on the hillside above.

Cortijo El Peso Luxury Holiday | Gaucin Vacation Rental Andalucia Spain

At the front is a huge sun terrace which looks out across the lake and beyond to the dramatic El Hacho mountain.

At the rear there is another ample terrace, cane-covered and furnished with several round Moroccan tables. The view encompasses a vast bowl of the Ronda mountains stretching right across the horizon.

Cortijo El Peso Luxury Holiday | Gaucin Vacation Rental Andalucia Spain
Cortijo El Peso Luxury Holiday | Gaucin Vacation Rental Andalucia Spain

The terrace to the side of the kitchen is the best place to start the day with your coffee, fresh orange juice and tostada.

From here, a stairway leads up the hillside to the swimming pool. A spectacular 20 metres long, it is situated on top of the hill surrounded by ancient olive trees. So quiet, so beautiful, an absolutely heavenly spot.

L-shaped, it includes a child’s shallow pool. The main part of the pool is 1.2 m (4 ft) deep throughout, so perfect for a game of volleyball! It has a cover and can be heated, so is ideal for extending the swimming season from spring through to autumn. There’s a W/C and shower room just below the pool terrace.

Lovely sitting areas at both ends of the pool are furnished with loungers and parasols.

Ground Floor

  • Kitchen
  • Pantry / Larder
  • Living / dining room
  • Bathroom (shower over bath tub)
  • Bedroom Nº 3 : double (king-sized bed)
  • Various furnished terraces (some covered, some sun terraces)
  • Estate grounds

Kitchen

  • Aga range cooker (with electric oven and 4 ring gas hob incorporated as well as the fire-driven oven and hot plates)
  • Microwave
  • 2 fridge / freezers
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, juicer, kettle, Magimix
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery
  • Wine racks (bring your own wine!)

First Floor

  • 2 bedrooms :
    • (Nº 1) master double with king-sized bed (the bed can be unzipped as 2 singles if preferred) with en-suite walk-in shower room
    • (Nº 2) children’s bedroom with two double beds (one of these beds can be unzipped as 2 singles if preferred)
  • Bathroom (with bath)

Outdoors

  • Filtered salt water swimming pool (20 m x 4 m, 1.2 m deep) plus a child’s part.
  • The pool can be heated (in Spring and Autumn for a supplement, see note below)
  • Pool W/C and shower room
  • Sun beds, sun shades, hammock
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Various covered and open terrace spaces
  • Estate grounds
  • Parking
Cortijo El Peso Luxury Holiday | Gaucin Vacation Rental Andalucia Spain

Entertainment

  • Satellite TV in the kitchen, sitting room and master bedroom.
  • DVD (also one in the kitchen and in the master bedroom)
  • Hi Fi stereo
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Good selection of books, games (for all ages) and jigsaw puzzles
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own laptop)

Amenities

  • Open fireplaces in the living room
  • Wood burning stove in the kitchen
  • Radiators
  • Double glazing
  • Ceiling fans in master bedroom and children’s bedroom
  • Portable fans
  • Iron and board (see note about washing service below)
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Hair dryer
  • Cot and highchair available (on request). Cot linen is not supplied
Cortijo El Peso Luxury Holiday | Gaucin Vacation Rental Andalucia Spain