Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Medina Sidonia - Casa Vista
Ideal 'bolt-hole' for two people - can sleep 4. Lovely views.
Typically Spanish house located in the heart of this historic, white 'pueblo' town. Superb views! Tastefully furnished and fully equipped to the highest standards. Only 45 mins drive to the coast, Jerez, Gibraltar Airports, 50 mins to Cadiz and 1hr 20 mins to Seville. Soak up the real atmosphere of Andalucia, the birthplace of flamenco and bullfighting. Completely renovated in 2005 and has two terraces with magnificant views. Car parking close to the house.
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
Jude and Clive Wiseman
Clive and I moved to Spain in 2005 and bought our first little house in Alcala de los Gazules. Clive had just retired from teaching modern languages (very useful!), and I had worked as a garden designer. We completely 'reformed' Casa Vista but kept the Andalusian character. We subsequently bought and sold another house and then our own house - but Casa Vista was, and is, our favourite house. In fact, if it were a bit bigger, we would definitely live in it ourselves We live on the other side of the village from Casa Vista and spend our time (Clive) writing books and I enjoy painting portraits. We try to play golf each week in nearby Jerez. There are a few other 'Brits' living here and the local people are extremely friendly and helpful. The countryside around is wonderful and there's always somewhere new to explore. There are so many 'fiestas' going on during the year and the Alcalainos love it if we join in with their celebrations.
Our little house is perfect for couples but can easily accommodate another couple on the sofa bed in the top room. We stayed in the house ourselves to make sure everything needed for a 'home from home' stay was there. Everything is provided (and that includes toilet paper!) so only food shopping is necessary. We always arrange to meet our guests to hand over the keys and are 'on hand' if there is a problem. A welcoming bowl of fruit, milk and water (plus sundry other basics) are provided at the start of the holiday.
Alcala de los Gazules is perfectly positioned for visiting the beaches, Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Seville and all the other 'white villages' in the area. It retains it's very Spanish character if you are looking for the 'real Spain' but also has a very special International Music Festival every year in August with instrumentalists from the top London orchestras, and soloists to match. There is always something of interest 'going on' in the town/village and just enough English speakers to help out if necessary! Alcala is perfectly situated for sightseeing with the virtually empty motorway A381 linking Jerez, Seville, Cadiz, Gibraltar, Algeciras and the Costa del Sol .