Molino Taponero
Gaucin, Andalucia.

Cottage sleeps up to 4
House sleeps up to 6

Nestling in a hidden fold of the "Serranía de Ronda" mountains near Gaucín, Molino Taponero is a traditional Andalucian water mill in a beautiful and tranquil riverside location. The Rio Genal ripples by, keeping the gardens lush and green all year round. There are pools only a stones throw away offering safe natural bathing and swimming.

The House

The Molino

The Cottage

The Cottage

The Molino is set in beautiful countryside, largely forested with cork oaks, eucalyptus, poplars and pines. The area is rich in wildlife, deer, foxes, rabbits and mongoose being some of the animals frequently seen. With patience and luck otters can be found in the river which is also the home to a variety of fish, terrapins and other aquatic life. Eagles, hawks and buzzards ride the thermals, with many other birds in the area including vultures and cranes.

Boys Fishing
Boys with terrapin

Molino Taponero is a very special rural retreat. Many of our guests return again and again to enjoy the peace, beauty and wildlife of this corner of Southern Spain.

The Molino is also home to "Lanas del Rio", the craft weaving company run by owner Paul Sutcliffe, his wife Dawn and master weaver Howard Wimpenny, using Victorian Dobcross looms brought over from Yorkshire. Paul and Howard run the looms in winter, producing a range of blankets, shawls and other products in natural fibres.

Text and Images © 2009 Paul Sutcliffe