Nestled into the Andalusian countryside on the Costa de la Luz (Spain’s best kept secret) the house is surrounded by lush farmland and rolling hills. The first thing most people comment on when they arrive is how peaceful the place is. There is absolutely no background traffic noise and the closest road is too far away to hear. It really is bliss!
The house has been fully restored in its original style, and of course we have added all the usual mod-cons plus some extras to keep you all comfortable (underfloor heating, heat/cold isolated roof and windows, fully equipped kitchen, LED TV, etc.).
Long leisurely walks up the nature-protected hill behind our house give you a magnificent view over the farmland and down to the nearest village (Cantarranas 3km), and across the forest towards the Alcornocales National Park. On a clear day you can also see the coast of Africa and the Atlantic Ocean. The views from the roof terrace over the La Janda valley are incredible!
Whether you want to laze around the pool, take a long walk or bike ride, go surfing at one of Spain's most consistent spots, or play golf on nearby world class golf courses (Montenmedio is the nearest), we think you will find our house ideal.
It's a nature-lover's paradise, you’ll often see rabbits, partridges and pheasants in the garden, and sometimes deers come to visit.
The hill behind us - El Algar - is a protected site for the Imperial Eagle and we have plenty of buzzards, hawks, owls and an array of other species to spot.
We are between two of Andalucia's most famous white villages, Vejer de la Frontera and Medina Sidonia, dating all the way back to the Phoenicians, both villages are steeped in history and boast great sightseeing, local bars and restaurants.
El Palmar, the Costa de la Luz’s most popular surf spot, is the nearest beach with a cool surfy vibe. You can’t help but love it! It has some great fish restaurants and lots of live music venues.
The neighbouring villages of Conil and Caños de Meca offer white endless sandy beaches and again provide some great fish and local style cuisine, with live entertainment, night clubs and general fun.
The situation is ideal for day trip and excursions, on one side to Cadiz, Europe's oldest city, Jerez with its famous sherry Bodegas and Royal Equestrian School, and in the other direction you can visit Tarifa, famous for its Kitesurfing and Windsurfing and probably one of the most picturesque and vibrant little towns along both coasts. Gibraltar is near enough for some Duty Free shopping and see the famous apes on top of the Rock.
All of the above are within a one hour drive from the house.
The house is located in the beautiful countryside between Vejer and Medina-Sidonia, and although it feels remote and secluded enough to make you feel like you’re away from the world, you are actually only 10mn away from these two famous white towns, and all the services they provide I terms of large supermarkets, farmacies, shopping, countless restaurants, etc.
The house sits among a very small community of rural properties, owned by a variety of British, Dutch and other expats, and also our lovely local farmer friends, who all keep an eye out for each other, without encroaching on each other’s privacy.
Originally three individual farmhouses, our Finca has been lovingly restored and the three houses joined together to create one large property. The house consists of two barns connected by a rebuilt stone ruin which today forms the salon.
The upper area one has a very large fully equipped kitchen, dining room and lounge area with a large open fire place with safety heat proof glass doors which can be completely closed, one double bedroom with its own en-suite.
The large salon with its floor-to-ceiling glass doors gives you a fantastic view onto the pool and garden. The glass doors can be opened for a lovely indoor-outdoor feel.
The lower area has a very decadent 35 sq/m master bathroom with bath and shower. Next door is the second double bedroom, and then the master-bedroom with its own en-suite bathroom (bath and shower) and French doors opening up to the other side of the garden.
It has been a true labour of love to bring this “Grand Design” to life, we are completely “off-grid”, with our water coming from a choice of two wells, and the house is powered by our extensive solar system (backed up by a generator) all of which supplies a swimming pool, irrigation systems, under-floor heating, fast internet, all usual amenities, and accommodation for up to 8 people. Building our dream house virtually from the ground up, with all the luxury features and usability we wanted was certainly a massive challenge, but to do this while remaining completely self-sufficient has also brought us a huge sense of pride.
The house is designed to run as efficiently and automatically as possible, but it must be appreciated that our systems are not as straightforward as those in a conventional house, and although plentiful, our resources are not infinite, we therefore ask that our guests enjoy our house freely, but also treat it with the consideration and sympathy required to run such a house with sustainability. We are also in the middle of the countryside, and ultimately, we are in the south of Spain, so occasionally we have to be a little patient and adopt the local “mañana” attitude. We may have to wait that extra minute for the boilers to heat up the cold well water, and the generator is needed to power large appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines etc, (during which we make the most of the power by pumping water up, filtering the pool, recharging batteries etc.) but it’s all part of the experience and charm of being self-sufficient, and should be appreciated by like-minded guests who can balance the luxury of country living with the awareness of eco-friendly practicality.
3 Bathrooms (2 en-suite)
Extra beds and cots available
Grassed garden with private swimming pool (3m x 7.5m).
Large open-plan kitchen with island, breakfast bar, integrated 4-ring gas hob, gas oven, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge-freezer.
Dining room with sofa corner and large fire place.
Two ground floor sun terraces (one or the other is always protected by the wind and sun)
Two roof terraces with spectacular views over the country side.
Built-in BBQ area by the pool
Garden furniture & sun loungers
Underfloor heating for winter rentals or chilly nights.
Wifi internet connection.
32 inch TV with a good selection of DVD’s.
Blurtooth music system with.
Our maintenance man comes by every othrer day to do his rounds, (pool cleaning, general tidying and maintenance of the power and water system), and our lovely neighbours are on call if you need anything.
Additional cleaning during your stay can be arranged for extra charge.
Jerez Airport – 35 mn drive, Ryanair direct from London Stansted, Cork and Frankfurt.
Gibraltar Airport – 50 mn drive, BA, Monarch and Easyjet cover all major UK and Irish airports.
Seville Airport – 115 mn drive, Ryanair, Easyjet, BA, KLM, Air France, Iberia and TAP airlines from all major UK and Irish airports. International direct flights also available.