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LA FUENTE VIEJA Luxurious & captivating villa with pool and tropical gardens

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

La Fuente Vieja is a unique, luxurious & captivating large country villa, tastefully & comfortably furnished, filled with rustic antiques, afghan carpets, authentic paintings & other interesting objects of art. It also has a large library catering to all tastes.

There is a large comfortable lounge with stunning Catalan vaulted ceiling, a bar & several dining areas peppered with bouquets of dried flowers and bowls of aromatic herbs an open plan kitchen leading to a spacious pantry which gives access to the natural spring with colourful fish and BBQ area.

We can arrange for a professional chef and baby sitting on request. Caretaker always available to sort out even the smallest problems that may arise. Shopping for starter groceries, baby food and nappies will be done with pleasure, on request. Wifi is also available

The villa is set within spectacular mature tropical gardens bordering the Hozgarganta river which is on the edge of the Alcornocales Natural Park, and a bird watchers´ paradise.

There are several areas for dining el fresco which are illuminated at night

A perfect place for relaxing family holidays or a fun time with friends

Jimena, is a picturesque, traditional white village which is only a short walk away, and is seeped in history with its ancient Roman and Moorish Castle, and surrounding archaeological sites. It has an abundance of traditional tapas bars and restaurants, an International yearly Jazz Festival, and other cultural interests.

There are lots of recreational options such as horse riding, tennis,wind surfing, bird watching and also a local Zoo

For those who like to shop there are many choices along the coast

Only 20 minutes from Valderama golf course in Sotogrande, which is well-known for it's international standard polo fields and top class marina and beaches.

The real Spain in tranquil comfortable surroundings but perfectly situated for day trips to Seville, Jerez, Arcos, Ronda, Granada and along the coast you have the Med and Atlantic beaches at Sotogrande, Marbella, Gibraltar, Tarifa, and a 35 minute day-trip by Hovercraft to Tangiers, Morrocco.

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Vilja Fagel
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Dutch, Flemish, and Afrikaans
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Jimena de la Frontera in Campo de Gibraltar

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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LA FUENTE VIEJA Luxurious & captivating villa with pool and tropical gardens
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews
Sisters, Oregon

Lovely old villa, perfectly located

  • 5 of 5

This villa is located at the lower edge of Jimena, giving you lovely views of the Craig's and valley on the other side of the river ( which is dry, at the moment). You also have easy access to 2 grocery stores and a butcher shop, plus several restaurants. We found La Tasca, just at the edge of the park/plaza, very very agreeable, both for well prepared food and for the wonderful owners: Pepe and Victoria.

The villa itself is enchanting. It was built and furnished with love and charm , many objects from many travels. You can spend days just reviewing all the pieces of art, the amazing book collection, and the furnishings. It is a true treasure chest to explore. However if you are expecting a modern villa, this is not for you. It is an older house with many quirks, which we found endearing, but might not be for everyone.

That said, it is in a beautiful setting, perfectly easy to adapt to for longer stays( plenty of knives and a sharpener), well protected from village sounds ( one can watch the goats being herded to and fro from their grazing area, some way way up in the rocky Craig's). The house is amazingly well soundproof with the windows closed. No barking dogs, no motorcycles. Lots of cheerful birds nesting in the beautiful trees outside. The pool area is lovely and very private( if cold, we were there the end of Oct).

I would go back in a heartbeat and we very much enjoyed Jimena. This is a village very much alive , the expats living there very well integrated, and living there full time. We found the village people much friendlier than in some other hill towns, and genuinely so. And this village doesn't " close up" when the expats are not there as many others seem to. This is our third time in Andalusia, staying 2 months or more, and I have to say that Jimena would be one of my very favorite places, in large part because of the people. And of course, this lovely old well loved villa. Thank you, Elisa. Kristine and Santiago

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique rural house

  • 3 of 5

The house is located on walking distance from Jimena village, which is small but charming. The house itself is wounderfull and decoriations are marvellous. The patio and pool were just great. Only the wild cats were too many and they were really demanding.

Unfortunatley the lack of aircondition was obvious. The water was not drinkable. All selfs, lockers and tables were full of owners personal things. Kitchen was big in size, but difficult to operate, because the basic stuff was missing: sharp knives, scissors, etc.

All in all, we enjoyed our stay in the house wery much, but there are still room for improvements in all above mentioned areas.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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charming villa well-equiped with great kitchen

  • 4 of 5

we stayed in Elisa's villa between Christmas and New Year. The house is ideal for large groups, has a great open floor plan with a large kitchen and a spacy living room with plenty of seating. There are plenty of outdoor places where you can enjoy the sun. Although the 3 bathrooms are a luxury, because the house is fully dependent on a sunboiler only on the warmest and suniest day we had sufficient warm water for the entire group. This was not the end of the world for us, but an additional electric boiler could make this an excellent house also during the winter months!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gertjan, Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you might have been short of hot water, of course being a large group, our solar system can struggle to provide the necessary amount of hot water, especially in winter. This said, we normally do not run the house on solar for large groups in winter, and we have a backup gaz system which I would been more than happy to switch on had I know the it was not turned on. Sorry about this inconvenience and I am really happy that you enjoyed your stay. All the best. Elisa
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Estacion de Jimena de la Frontera
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Jimena de la Frontera, Cadiz Province

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
September 1
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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