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Delightful white 'pueblo' village house with character

Bedrooms 1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

Jude and Clive Wiseman
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2017

About 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. PS. We now spend most of the year back in the UK but our very good friend, Tony, looks after our guests as well as (if not better!) than we do.

Jude and Clive Wiseman purchased this house in 2005

Why Jude and Clive Wiseman chose La Janda

Our little house is perfect for couples, although there is a sofa bed if you prefer to sleep in separate beds. 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.

What makes this house unique

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 .


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alcalá de los Gazules in La Janda

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • Lovely bathroom, fully tiled and equipped with soaps, shower gels, sun creams and oils.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Sitting room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , There is a very comfortable sofabed in the top room
  • Bedroom 1 is fully furnished and very comfortable. Bedroom 2 can convert to a second sitting room when not used and leads directly onto the lower terrace. There is a good stock of English books in this sunny room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Parasol
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The house is an ideal, home-from-home base from where you can eat out within a short walk and buy provisions from local shops nearby. Internet facilities for those who like to work from home/holiday - or just keep in touch!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

Delightful white 'pueblo' village house with character
average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews

Perfect cosy home which is ideal for exploring the Cadiz region.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cosy house that accommodated the 4 of us. Home from home - fruit and milk there on arrival + toiletries should you wish to use them.

A warm and well organised welcome when we got here. Tony showed us how to get to Casa Vista and navigate through the village. He was also happy to answer queries we had.

Loved the house, the village (great tapas!) and the area. Folk friendly and patient with us!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Extremely friendly and appreciative guests. They left the house in a very clean and tidy condition. Thank you all!
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A great location with wonderful views

  • 4 of 5

We chose this property for its wonderful views and we weren't disappointed. It's roof terraces offer a great place to start the day with breakfast and end the day with a glass of wine or dinner. We found Alcala de Gazules a great location to explore the province of Cadiz. The principle cities of Cadiz and Jerez were just a half hour's drive away, whilst there are also many white villages worth exploring as well as a natural park, with great walks and spectacular views, a short drive from the property. The house , whilst small and a bit quirky, is very well equipped and even has a library of books and very useful tourist information guides available to plan your excursions. Communication with the owners was excellent and our onsite host, Tony, was extremely welcoming and helpful. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our little house in Alcala de los Gazules and that 'our man on the spot', Tony, looked after you so well. Our aim is to 'get things right' , so if you have any suggestions that might improve your stay even more, we'd love to hear them.
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"Casa Vista", Alcala de los Gazules, Spain

  • 4 of 5

We spent five days in this traditional three-storey character house situated in the mountain town of Alcala de los Gazules in the province of Cadiz.

This small clean two-bedroom house has been renovated to a high standard and is fully equipped and suitable for a family. We particularly liked the new kitchen and the two sundecks overlooking a natural park. The house is located centrally in an area which allows one to explore this interesting province.

The town itself has a number of restaurants and bars for those not wishing to prepare their own food along with small shops that stock a variety of groceries.

The locals are friendly and will assist with directions although a navigation system is helpful especially when entering and leaving the town.

At the start of your holiday you will meet the owners, Jude and Clive, who are welcoming and speak a variety of European languages. They are also very well informed about the amenities of the town and the wider area.

We enjoyed the short time we spent in this area giving us an insight into the Spanish way of life in a small town and would recommend this holiday accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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propriétaire très accueil...

  • 5 of 5

propriétaire très accueillant

logement parfais pour un séjour a 2 dans la région

et il ne manque rien dans l'appartement.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jude y Clive fueron muy a...

  • 5 of 5

Jude y Clive fueron muy atentos y cordiales y nos facilitaron todo lo necesrio para pasar unos buenos días de vacaciones. La casa estaba en perfectas condiciones tanto de limpieza como de equipo. Es una casa magnifica, muy coqueta y con mucho detalle, está todo muy cuidado y dispone de una terraza con unas vistas preciosas. Está muy bien ubicada para disfrutar tanto de la sierra como del litoral de la porvincia de Cádiz.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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"La casa y sus propietari...

  • 5 of 5

"La casa y sus propietarios son estupendos. Por lo demás todo genial."

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Jerez de la Frontera and Gibraltar
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Pizarro, Parada, Dominguitos, Flamenco, La Cabana
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Benalup/Casas Viejas
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Jerez de la Frontera, Algeciras
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
La Palmosa, Chiclana, Conil, El Palmar
Car: recommended

Leave the A381 motorway at one of the two exits to Alcala de los Gazules. Phone the owners then follow the road up to the town. The owners will meet you at Bar Pizarro in the Plaza de la Paseo (see town map) and take you to the house.

Main annual events:

CARNIVAL - March, 2015

SAN JORGE/Bull run - end April, 2015

FERIA 2015 - August,2015


This is a walker's paradise! The scenery is magnificent for miles around. A good centre for days out to the beautiful cities of Jerez, Cadiz and Seville as well as the many beaches nearby. Daily painting classes and courses available nearby (please book in advance). Enjoy the authentic Spanish atmosphere of life here with the many 'fiestas' and festivals held throughout the year. Lots of information about Alcala de los Gazules and 'Whats On' at: http://gazules.blogspot.com/


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Alcalá de los Gazules, Cadiz Province

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
19 Mar 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
10 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Downpayment / Deposit requested. Supplement for heating depending on the season. Key pick up with owner's agent. Rate depending on the number of persons (small supplement for more than two people staying for one week or more)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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