The mountain village of Gaucín and the countryside surrounding it has a reputation as one of the most beautiful areas in which to live in the whole of Spain, with some of the most incredible country homes for sale.
With the backdrop of the Serranía de Ronda mountains immediately to the north of the village and with incredible views south down the Genal river valley to Gibraltar and across the Straits of Gibraltar to the Rif mountains of Morocco – Gaucín has the distinction of being both isolated and remote, yet within 40 minutes drive of the best the Costa del Sol has to offer.
The village itself is set upon the crest of a mountain some 600m above sea level, and because of its elevated position it was once a key strategic Roman and Moorish settlement.
These days it’s one of those typical white washed villages you see dotted all across the mountainous inland areas of southern Spain, except it possesses infinitely more charm that perhaps all of them put together.
The locals seem more friendly, the air is cleaner and time somehow passes slower than in the rest of the world down below. You can;t but help feel a definite mellow vibe washing over you as you enter the area.
Perhaps it’s to do with the fact that the only one road in and out of the village from the coast is a winding 24km mountain road from which the views are simply breathtaking with Andalucian nature at its best all around you.
In addition to its natural charms, there are also a number of fabulous eateries both in the village and its surrounds.
For horse lovers there are a number of riding stables in and around the village, with tennis courts and a large municipal swimming pool open in the summer months.
It’s no wonder so many people looking to buy a country home in southern Spain place the area at the top of their wish list.
And the properties for sale in the area around the village range from vast hunting estates to the ultimate in modern luxurious country villas.
If you’d like more information about the country homes for sale in Gaucín, please call me, Jesus Garcia on either of the following numbers:
00 34 951 30 75 67
00 34 676 42 32 20
You could also do a free search through our Inmo Andalucia property database.
That´s all for now,