Finca Maridadi Self Catered Accommodation

Just outside Ronda in the valley between La Indiana and Arriate lies a very special estate, Finca Maridadi, which offers luxurious comfort and relaxation with a large swimming pool in the heart of Southern Spain.

Finca Maridadi is actually three properties adjacent to each other each in their own secluded gardens. Los Olivos and La Cancela and the country house Finca Maridadi are available for rent all year round. Finca Maridadi is a popular boutique accommodation choice.

Finca Maridadi is actually three properties adjacent to each other, two self stay villas with evocative names, Los Olivos and La Cancela, and the country house Finca Maridadi.

Renting a villa or cortijo for the week or two that you enjoy in Ronda works out to be more affordable than staying in a hotel, and gives you the freedom to prepare your own meals, sleep in without fear the cleaning crew will be knocking on the door, and generally relax in privacy away from watching eyes.

Finca Maridadi offers all of this and more, with tapas lunches and dinner menus available, British satellite television, DVD players, each villa having its own swimming pool, and a host of other home comforts. We even provide high chairs and cots for little ones if you need them.

Even more, each property has established gardens, properly cared for lawns, and mature trees offering shade, whilst outdoor entertainment areas are covered from the sun and rain. The fince also has its own fruit tree orchard and vegetable garden which guests are welcome to make use of.

Evening meals needn’t be a problem with fully equipped kitchens in all three of the properties which includes hob, oven, microwave, and all of the implements, pots and pans you need to make your own wonderful mealst.

Villa La Cancela Guest Room

Los Olivos, the bigger of the two villas has three large double bedrooms with en-suite shower and toilet, plenty of wardrobe space, and large wide beds. The villa is a comfortable respite for a family or three couples, and there are two outdoor entertainments areas, both are undercover, as is parking for two cars. The pool is large and has its own small fountain, and several sun loungers are provided.

La Cancela, the smaller of the two villas is ideal for small families or two couples holidaying together, and like the other properties guests have complete privacy to enjoy their holiday undisturbed. A large pool surrounded by tall hedges and mature trees, with a lovely lawn for sun worshiping is of course yours to monopolise, and in the long summer evenings the villa terrace is a welcome spot to cool off.

Finca Maridadi, the main villa, and most luxuriously decorated of the three, with five large double bedrooms, including the master bedroom that gives all the appearances of being a bedroom fit for a king.

Estate Maridadi Contact Details

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Ronda Escuela de Idiomas Recently Visited Kingston upon Thames

Teachers and students of Ronda’s Escuela Oficial de Idiomas (EOI) recently visited Kingston upon Thames in London as part of an EU sponsored program that brings together teachers and students of language schools for an interchange of culture and language.

The recent trip to London was led by the director of EOI, Eugenio Bermudez, and the head of English language studies, Piluca Gomez, whilst the students all work with the English language in their daily activities, including teaching in local schools. The group stayed in Kingston, and participated in workshops organised at the North Kingston School which was officiated by the mayor of the royal borough.

The main objective of the trip to Kingston was to participate in English language classes and workshops along with students from other EU nations under the umbrella of the EU Pathfinder language project that encourages groups of students to visit the native country of the language they are learning.

However, there was plenty of time for siteseeing as well, with memorable excursions into London to see the city of Westminster, though the night time cruise on the Thames was considered a highlight. Ronda’s contingent also visited nearby Richmond, the National Trust’s Ham House, and of course, no visit to Kingston would be complete without also posing in front of David Mach’s sculpture ‘Out of Order’.

The only sour note to the trip was a 12 hour wait for ash clouds to disperse and London’s airspace to be reopened.

EOI is the Junta de Andalucía’s official government owned language academy offering heavily subsidised language courses of up to 5 years and diploma level, and are part of a state initiative to improve the language skills of Spaniards in the global economy.

Bjorn Heidenstrom Reaches South Africa

After 335 days on the road, cycling from Oslo in Norway, via Ronda, and to Johannesburg in South Africa, Bjorn Heidenstrom, the crazy Norwegian cyclist has finally had his dream come true, seeing all of the football shirts he collected turned into a giant flag which will be flown at the opening game of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Bjorn arrived in South Africa from Botswana on May 20th 2010, and made his way to Johannesburg, arriving yesterday just in time for the official opening of the biggest of the new stadiums being built to host the World Cup, and only moments before South Africa’s President Zuma arrived to inspect stadium, and sign Bjorn’s flag.

The Shirt 2010 is a massive yet solo project to raise awareness for the world’s many millions of refugees, over 45 million according to United Nations estimates, people who have been forced out of the homes by war, famine, and natural disasters, but are sadly forgotten.

While he was in Ronda, Bjorn was keen to stress that his project is not about a European footballer having a good time, Bjorn proudly wore a UNHCR cap and emphasised that his mission isn’t to raise funds, his goal was simply to make people think about the world’s refugees, and then to tell their friends about these people, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters, just like us, but who are forced to live without security, and perhaps without clean water or shelter.

Known during his footballing days as ‘Heiden’, Bjorn passed through Ronda in late November 2009 and was greeted by the councillor for sport, Carlos Mirasol, and the children’s football league UD Ronda. Bjorn was presented with a CD Ronda and UD Ronda shirt, both of which have now been included in the world record breaking shirt (pictured above).

It is not too late to support Bjorn, he will be raising awareness for refugees throughout the FIFA World Cup, you can read more about his travels on the official ‘The Shirt 2010‘ website, or if you have a football shirt you’d like to donate to Bjorn’s campaign, please contact Ronda Today and we’ll make sure it gets to Bjorn.

Ronda’s Paseo de Los Ingleses Gets Makeover

The Ayuntamiento de Ronda has announced that the heritage walk, the Paseo de los Ingleses, which runs along the edge of the Tajo gorge from the Alameda Park to the Reina Victoria Hotel is to receive a much needed makeover totalling 273,000 Euros.

Currently the paseo is in a state of disrepair, and is closed to the public, though unfortunately not to vandals who have destroyed the once attractive walk, or to teenagers who regularly meet there in the evening for botellon.

Originally built in the late 19th century, the paseo is named in honour of British engineers who built the railway from Algeciras to Ronda, and was a pleasant walk for visitors to the Victoria hotel until recent times.

The new project will see the pathway completely restored using local rock for the paving and walls, and will feature new seating, discreet lighting, and emphasise the harmony of the walk with the surrounding nature.

Construction will be carried out by Construcciones Rugue, with funding provided by Instituto de Credito Oficial (ICO), work is expected to commence by the beginning of June. Significantly, the paseo will not be reopened until anti-graffiti coatings have been applied along the length of the walk.

Hotel Alojamiento Payoyo, Grazalema **

Located within the Grazalema Natural Park, the Alojamiento Payoyo Rural is a relaxing place to unwind and forget about the busy world back home. The hotel is actually a working farm, with local cheeses made onsite, and sold through their own shop adjacent to the hotel building.

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There are three room types to choose from at the Alojamiento Payoyo Rural, twin rooms, quadruple rooms, and family rooms. Each room includes a private bathroom and television, and are comfortable, but this is a hotel intended for people who are quite used to roughing it. There is a terrace offering good views of the mountains and natural park, and is a wonderful place to relax after spending a day exploring the district. Disabled guests can be accommodated, and in the winter months heating in rooms and shared areas is provided.

Along with the cheese shop, gifts and souvenirs can also be bought which is one trip less into to town to find gifts for family, and the same staff can also help planning local tours of the area. If desired, it is possible to fill your days with hiking, birdwatching, scenic village trails, or take a drive to Ronda and enjoy the sights of one of Spain’s most significant historical cities.

Wi-Fi internet connection is available for free throughout the hotel and parking is plentiful on site.

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Hotel Facilities

9 Rooms Disabled Access Parking Available Private Bathroom
Satellite TV Terrace Wi-fi Internet

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