There is something special about living in Ronda. And living in The Wine & Country Club—a natural luxury for the privileged few—is like being on perpetual holiday; that is quite possibly the draw for many residents, including you. Once you take the road leading to The Wine & Country Club, you start to feel special and unique. Upon entering the premises and greeting those who ensure your safety and privacy, you follow the private path up to your winery estate, La Caldera.
You pass the winery and the Club on the right and continue straight ahead onto the path to the left. The next driveway leads to your beautiful estate – and to think you own a winery estate! Not long ago, you took a break here, fell in love with the project and its many possibilities, and bought a winery property. We can understand why. It was easy for you to picture yourself—and your family—spending your days in such a lovely home with all its surprising and bewitching natural landscape.
You turn into the driveway and skirt your terrific vineyard to reach the front door. The views from here are simply breathtaking. As you get out of the car and catch a glimpse of everything that surrounds La Caldera, you cannot help but feel incredibly blessed. The luxuriant foliage of the majestic centuries-old holm oaks dotting the hillside, olive groves outlining the path to your outdoor swimming pool, and a respectable and unbroken vineyard that has become your pride and joy. All of which is flanked by the imposing Sierra de las Nieves and Sierra de Grazalema.
It is a truism to say that this managed wilderness with wide horizons and ancient woodland is unique, but that does not make it any less real. This is a sight to behold and enjoy from the comfort of your country house – an utter delight.
The Inside Of Your Country House
You go up the steps leading to the front door, which is dutifully guarded by a cracked holm oak. The grooves found on the tree bark tell a wonderful story: that of a centuries-old holm oak so typical of Ronda’s meadows that has been carefully embedded in the landscape around The Wine & Country Club. That is why, when your country house was built, the entrance was designed to retain the tree, thus making it an essential part of your property.
With a clean minimalist design, the pristine white hued residence seems specifically designed to keep pace with this unique setting. The house is arranged over a ground floor of living space and a floor below the ground floor, which is unusually light-filled thanks to superb planning and boasts, among others, your private cellar.
La Caldera features three bedrooms, each one grander than the last and an absolute haven of peace and tranquillity. You believe in the sanctity of the bedroom as your worldly retreat and feel blessed to wake up every morning to the stunning views and bird voices twittering into life. Next comes rolling out of bed and having a blissful and luxurious Balinese spa inspired shower in the en suite bathroom, which purveys a wonderful ambiance of relaxation. The smart use of glass and metal allows the light to flood in and affords pleasant aspects over the lush garden. It also brings the outside in—across all rooms—, which is a great way to reap all the benefits nature has to offer.
Spacious, cosy, and exquisitely designed in a warm and inviting colour scheme that creates an ambiance of relaxation and sophistication, the living room is a little gem where you can unwind after a long day. It possesses a sleek, uncluttered design that meets an appreciation for nature through large windows. In addition, one wall is a floor-to-ceiling window that looks out into the garden bursting with greenery and colour, and opens onto the various porches that guard the property. A splendid fireplace dominates the room, adds warmth and style to the living space, and elicits a welcoming ambiance.
Without a shadow of a doubt, the cocooning summer lounge—a large outdoor porch that evokes homeliness—is your favourite snug and break out space. It was love at first sight for you the minute you set eyes on it. Moreover, Ronda’s exceptional climate makes it possible for you to lounge both the summer and winter away on it – a true luxury for the privileged few. Meticulously designed to create that soothing atmosphere we all desire after a long day, this is the perfect space to spend hours on end entertaining family and friends on balmy summer evenings under a starlit sky, or to curl up by a log fire with a good book and vin rouge in the winter.
Life In La Caldera
Relocating to The Wine & Country Club is the best decision you have ever made and has allowed you to choose real quality of life. A secluded oasis of peace and privacy perched along Ronda’s sierra, La Caldera—your charming country house—has become your own private sanctuary.
Life here means enjoying your estate – an extraordinary extension of the Serrania’s lush greenery with some plant species that are unique in the world and Poohsticks bridges over burbling streams. It means benefitting from all the creature comforts that the Club offers. It means having the opportunity to test out your green fingers and growing different varieties of tomatoes in your organic vegetable garden. It means caring for your vineyard and working alongside Ana, the winery’s oenologist, to produce a wine that is the best expression of your vineyard’s terroir. It means learning about the cycle of nature with the help of the Club’s always attentive staff members and witnessing the turn of the seasons through the changing landscape. It means living seemingly far away from the madding, modern world, yet still being able to do the day job.
In short, living at The Wine & Country Club means experiencing a relaxed and privileged lifestyle, in line with the slow living philosophy and in tune with nature, in a most unique and magical setting.