About Finca del Rio
Gibraltar is the nearest airport – 1.15 hrs. (Monarch, BA, Easyjet).
Malaga – 1.45 hrs (Easyjet, Thomson, BA, Monarch, Aer Lingus).
Jerez – 1.45 hrs (Ryanair).
Car hire is a necessity when exploring this beautiful area of Spain.
Estacion de Cortes de la Frontera (La Canada del Real Tesoro) is 8 minutes walk away.
Cortes de la Frontera – 3 km – 10 minutes by car.
Gaucin – 25 km – 25 minutes by car.
Ronda – a 40 minute spectacular drive away along mountain roads.
Coast at Sabinillas – 45 minutes by car
Ubrique – 25 km – 25 minutes by car.
Cueva de la Pileta – 15 km – 15 minutes by car.
About the finca
Finca del Rio is a typical Andalucian farmhouse which has been reformed into two homes alongside each other. The original vineyard, called La Vina de la Iglesia, has been replanted with Tempranillo and Syrah vines.
About the Casita
The Casita has hardwood double-glazed windows with fly-screens and typical Spanish ironwork. Gas centrally heated radiators are in all rooms to give background heat, whilst the cast iron Hergom wood-burning stove in the lounge makes for cozy winter evenings. There is a plentiful supply of wood.
The chestnut beamed lounge is attractively decorated with a comfortable sofa & 2 easy chairs, bookcase, Casablanca ceiling fan and relaxed lighting. There is a flat screen TV with local channels. A DVD player is supplied with plenty of DVDs to choose from. We also have a vast supply of books which can be borrowed during your stay.
We have a wi-fi connection which extends over the terraces.
2 double bedrooms with ample wardrobe and drawer space. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans for hot summer nights and duck-down duvets for winter nights. Hairdryer and illuminated make-up mirror are supplied in the double bedroom.
The bathroom has a Grohe shower and twin basins set in a marble top with a full size mirror above, automatic extractor fan, heated chrome towel rail (in the winter) and slow-close lid on a Roca toilet
The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances such as Dualit toaster & kettle, microwave, Brabantia bin and Bosch dishwasher, in a rustic old-style setting. It has a combined gas/electric hob and under counter oven plus a full size AEG fridge/freezer.
A central utility room has a washing machine, dryer, iron, ironing board, large sink and extra drying lines. We also have a rotary line and pegs.
All bath and pool towels are provided.
The pool is heated by the sun and is available to use from April but is quite cool until May. We put the winter cover on the pool from November to March. The free-form pool is approx 10 x 4.2m with steps and a ladder. The deep end is over 2m and the shallow end 1m and it is surrounded by terraces and a low wall with steps down from the Casita.
Tables and chairs are plentiful on the terraces and there is a good supply of sun loungers around the pool.
There is a covered bar at one end of the pool.