Authentic and original country home serrania Ronda

country property for sale Andalusia ref: MBNS1


Surrounded by mountains and olive groves within the Serranía de Ronda, close to the village of Jimera de Libar and the beautiful and
historic town of Ronda, lies Finca Luna Luz.

This is a unique property built to design by a master stonemason and bricklayer. A traditional Andalusian cortijo built with meticulous care using local natural materials, the result is a house of rare distinction and warmth, set in two and a half acres of private almond groves and wildflower meadows.

The Tour

The house is reached along a secluded country lane leading up a hill, which culminates in a private, gated driveway in turn leading up to the house, with ample parking for several cars. The façade of the house is shaded by trees and wisteria and a porch above the front
The house was built from the ground up by the owners of the property themselves in 2001. The only building on the land was the
old stables, now renovated into a separate self catering casita.
The main house is horse-shoe shaped and composed of a single story base course with a second story in the central part of the house,
which is disposed around a central shaded courtyard. All materials are locally sourced, from the stone to the exposed wooden beams
The same care has been taken inside, where pine and chestnut doors have been handmade in traditional methods and the terracotta and handmade tiles have been laid in imaginative designs. The layout is set over one story, with two bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen and study at ground level, and a third bedroom on the second story at the
center of the house above the sitting room.
The entrance hall is in the east wing of the house and is tiled with traditional terracotta, which extends through the remainder of the
house, and leads through a brick tunnel into a second hall, and an archway entrance to the warm sitting room and the farmhouse
kitchen beyond.

The two ground floor bedrooms are to the left and right of the entrance, with the door to the second story bedroom ahead to the
left. The bedroom on the right with french doors out to the central courtyard boasts the same high ceilings and exposed beams found in the wings at either side of the house. The bedroom to the left is at the back, with a stable door on to the shaded gallery that runs behind all of the house and its own private outside space with cooling water feature. The bedroom on the second floor has a wooden floor and
lower ceiling also constructed with a lattice work of exposed beams, and the same floor space as the living room below. All bedrooms are en-suite.
Back in the hall and through the archway into the warm sitting room. An imposing stone fireplace is the central focus of the room, which looks out towards the french doors opening out onto the wide central courtyard and the expansive views down the valley.
A twin archway at the other end of the sitting room opens out onto the generous farmhouse kitchen and dining area, the true heart of the house. Worktops are crafted from granite and wood, with handmade traditional wooden cupboards and exposed corner shelving. The beautiful pitched high wooden ceilings found in the wings of the building are employed to good use here, lending the room a sense of space and light. The west wing also houses a guest bathroom and
study, with french doors out to the courtyard.
From the kitchen, out through the back door and onto the patio. Shaded by a thatched wooden pergola it contains a barbecue area, with comfortable low seating and ample space for a dining table. From the patio and looking to the back of the house, there is a utility
area and tool shed along the terracotta tiled gallery running along the back of the house.

The casita

The old stables have been converted into an open plan guest casita. The thick stone walls and columns belie its rustic origins, its aspect
and hydrolica tiled terrace taking advantage of the extraordinary views from the finca, with the mountains to the east and the white village of Cortes de la Frontera ahead. It has a self contained
kitchen, outside shower and compost loo.

The grounds

The property is set in an almond grove, which bursts with blossom in the late winter and yields sweet almonds in late summer. There
are a few olive trees near the house, as well as a bank of cypress. There is a mature mediterranean garden surrounding the house with
a herb garden at the back near the kitchen.

At one end of the finca, near the gate, we find the lush kitchen garden and pond, shaded by a
weeping willow. At the other end of the finca there is a pergola and fruit tree grove, planted with lemon trees, nectarines and apples.

The area

Finca Luna Luz is located near the village of Jimera de Libar and 5 minutes from the river Guadiaro and wild swimming spots. It is an
area of outstanding natural beauty, in the heart of the mountains and 15 minutes away from two national parks, populated with cork oaks, which extend into Cadiz and the Costa de la Luz.
The train station is within walking distance, and is well connected by train to Ronda, Malaga, Madrid, and Algeciras.
Up the hill from the house is the village of Jimera itself, with country butchers, pharmacy, and doctor’s surgery. 15 minutes away is
the village of Cortes de la Frontera for shops, banks, supermarkets, and various restaurants.

Property Features

  • Agricultural land
  • Close to River
  • commercial potential
  • Garden
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Terrace
  • Views