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2 bedrooms plus en suite baths, one study bedroom. extra loo, Sleeps 5
2 twins, 1 single. Cot provided and a camp bed can be provided if an extra person comes.
Pool / Spa
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Open staircase so unsuitable for crawlersOpen staircase so unsuitable for crawlers
Max guests: 6
The picturesque village of Jimena de La Frontera, built on a free-standing hill topped by a romantic Romano-Moorish castle, is in the foothills of the Ronda mountains midway between Gibraltar and Ronda. Malaga airport is two hours away and Gibraltar one hour. The house overlooks the beautiful Hozgarganta river and the famous Alcornocales park, one of the largest wild areas left in Europe. It is a paradise for bird watchers and botanisers. The whole area is of great natural and historic interest with many famous towns within easy reach. There are beaches within half an hour, golf, polo. wind surfing and water parks at the coast and only a boat trip of under an hour to get to mysterious Morocco. A swim in its oleander-fringed river, reputedly the cleanest in Spain, is a delight. There is horse-riding, tennis and go-carting from the village, a bird-park in lush gardens and a small zoo nearby. Donkeys, mules and goats wander around and the people are very friendly. This is the real Spain
Other Activities: Birdwatching, painting, botanising,visiting sites of archaeological, historic and architectural interest
Golf: THe famous Valderrama golf course is only half an hour away and there are several more golf courses in the vicinity.
Ski: Skii-ing in the Sierra Nevada is sufficiently distant to require a night away.
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About Jean Sassoon
Jean Sassoon is a retired archaeologist and anthropologist who worked in east and north eastern Africa for twenty years.Since then she has explored extensively in southern Spain and is therefore very knowledgeable about the local area, its history, archaeology botany etc.
Jean Sassoon purchased this house in 1982
Why Jean Sassoon chose Jimena de la Frontera
This old house has a lovely friendly, comfortable family atmosphere about it as though the poeple who lived in it over the years were happy there and really loved it. It is in a small street of very friendly and nice people.
What makes this house unique
One of the few houses in the village that has not been transformed with shiny tiles and imitation leather furniture.
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