Choose idyllic Gaucin for your next holiday - a spectacular Andalucián Pueblo Blanco with views to Morocco
Gaucin is one of the most spectacular and unspoilt of the renowned “Pueblos Blancos”. 626 meters above sea level, with spectacular views to Africa, the Sierra de Ronda and The Alconocales National Park. Charming white washed houses range along a lofty ridge, vultures and eagles wheel overhead, surrounded by miles of sun-dried hills.
The village was once a centre for smuggling bandoleros (bandits) and remains a vibrant, traditional Andalucían pueblo where donkeys are still working and local festivals and cultural events are enthusiastically celebrated; There is a very welcoming atmosphere, plenty of good tapas bars and some excellent restaurants in it’s pretty tangle of narrow twisting streets; as well as fantastic summer weather.
With possibly one of the best views in Europe, yet only 30 mins drive from the nearest beach, 45mins inland to magical Ronda and 90mins from Malaga airport. As well as fascinating Roman and Moorish heritage and spectacular wildlife in the area, Gaucin is, unsurprisingly the home of many artists. In the midst of this unique village is an oasis of calm and a special place to stay........
Hidden behind an anonymous façade is the private, and surprisingly large Moorish-style property; Casa Mosaica, unseen from the busy street, the peaceful scented garden is full of exotic palms and scented plants. Fountains and a large swimming pool is just what you long for after the summer heat and bustle. The Romantic Casita Mosaica “Tower House” (sleeps 2) and Casa Mosaica “Apartment “(sleeps 4). Both, as the name suggests are filled with a diverse range of unique hand- made mosaics, these along with the antique furniture, Moroccan rugs, lanterns and attention to every detail give Casa Mosaica it’s distinctive style and uniqueness as a rental properly.
Casa Mosaica, Gaucin: As featured in House & Garden. The Telegraph. Casa y Campo.
Casa Mosaica is the home of a London based designer who specialises in mosaics and her 2 friendly house cats. As the house name suggests, Casa and Casita Mosaica are filled with a diverse range of uniquely beautiful hand-made mosaics. You can stay in the Casita (sleeps 2) from €139 per night or in the Casa (sleeps 4) from €143 per night.