Impeccable newly built (2004) 8+ room high standard boutique hotel in a small traditional village just 16km from romantic Ronda.
The hotel was built using modern materials and building standards while retaining the traditional exterior appearance which blends with the charm of the unspoiled village, it is truly a place of wonder. The village is one of seven dotted around the valley all interconnected with wonderful hiking trails as well as a very well paved road which gets you to Ronda in less than 20 minutes and to San Pedro de Alcantara & Marbella through one of the most beautiful scenery rides you will ever take in less than 1 hour.
The accommodations are as follows
LOWER FLOOR (60m2/646 sq ft):
Basement area/studio apartment (owner’s accommodation) with entrance on to the church plaza
Laundry and storeroom
Water deposit and associated pumps
Kitchen: (26m2/280 sq ft) granite worktops, central island, 2 sinks and 2 draining boards, electric oven, gas hob and oven, three fridges, deepfreeze, plenty of open shelving and storage.
Family dining-room: (16m2/172 sq ft) with back door opening onto church square.
Guest Bedroom One: (24m2/258 sq ft) split AC/heating, balcony overlooking onto square, built-in shelving and hanging area, ensuite bathroom (4.8m2/52 sq ft) with walk-in shower, Moroccan blue terrazzo basin in marble top, WC and bidet. Wheel chair access.
Guest Restroom: (2.7m2/29 sq ft) with Moroccan blue terrazzo basin set in marble top.
Office: (4m2/243 sq ft)
The rest of the ground floor is open-plan with the following areas (130m2/1400 sq ft):
Main entrance/reception: with antique chestnut cupboard doors from the original building.
Drawing Room: AC/heating, Bodart-Gonay wood burning fireplace.
Dining Room: AC/heating, three arched French windows to
Moorish courtyard (27m2/290 sq ft)
Guest Bedroom 2: (21.5m2/231 sq ft) balcony with mountain views, AC/heating, built-in shelving and hanging area, ensuite bathroom (4.5m2/48 sq ft) with bathtub/shower, heated towel rail, Moroccan blue terrazzo basin in marble top, WC.
Guest Bedroom 3: (20m2/215 sq ft) balcony with mountain views, AC/heating, built-in shelving and hanging area, ensuite bathroom (5.6m2/60 sq ft) with bathtub/shower, heated towel rail, Moroccan blue terrazzo basin in marble top, WC and bidet.
Guest Bedroom 4: (21m2/226 sq ft) balcony with mountain views, AC/heating, built-in shelving and hanging area, ensuite bathroom (8m2/86 sq ft) with bathtub/shower, heated towel rail, two Moroccan blue terrazzo basins in marble top, WC and bidet.
Bedroom 5: (9m2/97 sq ft) AC/heating, ensuite bathroom (5m2/54 sq ft) with walk-in shower, heated towel rail, Moroccan blue terrazzo basin in marble top, WC. Designed as spare room for visiting grandchildren and currently used by the owner for yoga practice.
Guest Bedroom 6: (20.2m2/217 sq ft) balcony with mountain views, AC/heating, built-in shelving and hanging area, ensuite bathroom (4.8m2/51 sq ft) with bathtub/shower, heated towel rail, Moroccan blue terrazzo basin in marble top, WC.
Guest Bedroom 8: (26m2/280 sq ft) with private entrance, balcony, AC/heating, bathroom (9.4m2/101 sq ft) with hydro massage bathtub, shower, bidet, wash hand basin, overhead heat/light, heated towel rail.
Linen Storage with sink & shelving.
Room 7 (owner’s accommodation): Bedroom (20m2/215 sq ft) AC/heating, sitting room (18m2/193 sq ft) with AC/heating and wood-burning stove, fully equipped bathroom (9m2/97 sq ft) and a private rooftop terrace (20m2/215 sq ft).
Writer’s Gallery: (18m2/193 sq ft) with access to rooftop terrace
Rooftop Terrace: (70m2/753 sq ft) with Moorish paddling pool, pagoda and marvelous views of the village, surrounding mountains and chestnut groves.
Equipment Terrace: (16.6m2/179 sq ft) with AC condensers, house water heating boiler ad 750L hot water storage, second house for 1000L gasoil tank.
Windows, balcony doors and rooftop doors in upvc. Front door is antique chestnut and internal doors all in pine
Floor throughout are hand-made terracotta tiles. Kitchen has non-porous yellow and white tiles.
Plot size: 262m2/2820 sq ft)
Built area: 630m2/6780 sq ft + 86m2/926 sq ft rooftop terrace + 27m2/290 sq ft Moorish courtyard.
Condition: new construction finished in 2004
Design: Architect Colin Frank from Israel
Plenty of safe street parking
Main water, electricity (three-phase with cheap night tariff), sewerage, telephone.
ADSL. Wifi throughout.
Property fully registered
The property is owned by an S.L Company which is included in the sale.
Relax near Ronda
Secluded and peaceful, the Alto Genal is no better known now than it was when the Moors first settled here in the 8th century. It is still undiscovered and unspoiled. Even Conde Nast, great at winkling out hidden treasures, are ignorant of it!
The hotel is perfectly located for exploring the best of Ronda, the Serrania de Ronda, and Andalucia.
Some of the activities the guests have enjoyed include:
Concert of traditional Spanish guitar music in Ronda. Highly recommended.
Walking is one of our favorite activities. Our valley and beyond is a fantastic walking area with quiet trails linking the seven village of the Alto Genal. We can supply walking directions and a rescue service!
Join one of our fabulous all-inclusive holidays with a purpose. Creative Writing, More than Water coloring, Walking Wild Andalucía
Workout – The town is well equipped with workout opportunities. All the activities are clustered at the entrance to the village: gym (open 6pm – 9pm), tennis/basketball/football court, petanque place, outdoor exercise machines, children’s playground, and, mostly recently, a padel court. We can provide the rackets and balls.
Mountain biking – this is a great area for fit cyclists.
Ronda is a wonderful town full of fascinating historical sites. It is a much visited place but we can help you find the quietest time. We can also let you in on some local secret places to eat.
Ronda is an up and coming area for vine growing area and its obvious by-product. There are now nearly 20 vineyards, many of which offer winetasting. And one very special one that has a half-day course on the subject. Click on the link for more information.
Some of Andalucía’s romantic cities are within easy reach for a day trip: Cadiz, Jerez, Sevilla, and Granada. Cordoba is a bit more difficult as the road goes cross country but there is a conveniently timed train.
And Morocco is just across the water – a short ferry ride away. We can make suggestions and clear the paths for you.
Birdwatching is another favorite. We are on the twice annual migration route and see fabulous displays just from the rooftop terrace.
Other specialties of the area include old Ronda, the town of Roman Acinipo, and its spectacular theatre. This can be combined with a trip to Cueva de la Pileta, a cave with paleolithic “art”.
– doing nothing! The hotel is the perfect place to learn to meditate! Lie on the rooftop terrace, read a book, with a cold beer … plunge in the pool. Join the gym in the town and have a workout before dinner.
“The owner has created a charming hotel, perfectly designed to be both intimate and inviting, and one can easily choose to either retreat in one’s cosy and charming room, or engage in conversation with other guests in the lovely dining room or the small, fragrant courtyard garden. The views from the roof terrace are sublime!”