The house was originally one of Spain's first public granaries in the 17th century. Now completely renovated, with three double bedrooms plus one spare room with two single beds, it sleeps eight easily. Located in the heart of the old town, it's a few minutes walk from the main square and local bars and restaurants. Many of the processions of local fiestas pass directly in front of the house, providing a great place to watch the festivities. Perched on top of a limestone cliff, Arcos de la Frontera is one of the most striking villages in Spain. Its whitewashed houses and stone churches wind upwards into the old town, stopping abruptly as the sheer cliff face dramatically plunges down to the valley of the river Guadalete below. Arcos has some of the most spectacular fiestas running throughout the year, a traditional Spanish experience: flamenco, sherry, tapas and long warm evenings. There is also a nearby golf course, and lake where you can sail.
Renovated 17th Century Townhouse, With Patio And Roof Terrace
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- 8 Nov 2018
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Beautiful well appointed house in a picturesque town
Our party consisted of Mum, Dad, Granny and 2 teenage kids. Weather was very hot but house had a lovely airy feel with high ceilings and good aircon throughout. Arcos is a great place as a base for exploring this beautiful region and within an hour or so of Seville, Cadiz & some fantastic beaches. The local beach at the lake is good for swimming but not within walking distance. You would need to be both competent and confident to navigate the streets in the old town by car! Parking near the river and in the ring road car park is free but expect a 10-15min walk up to the house! Great cafe's and bars all around the old town with very reasonable prices. If you were planning to stay longer than 4 days then i would recommend you hire a car and plan trips to surrounding areas as Arcos itself has limitations on activities especially for kids. We had a wonderful time here and would highly recommend it.
Two nights in Arcos
Beautiful, luxurious place with lots of room, gorgeous lighting, and a lovely rooftop deck.
Stylish and comfortable stay in cliff top town
Beautiful place, very clean, comfortable, amazing high ceilings and architectural details. Our stay was easy going and the town is fun to explore, with gorgeous views 'miradors', at every turn. Would definitely recommend staying here. We were a group of 6 and we had plenty of space.
This is an amazing truly authentic house which will enhance your stay in this fantastic village
This house is beautiful and has been very tastefully renovated. The house has a lovely feel and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in it and would recommend this accommodation for a lovely reading break. Arcos village is a favourite of ours and we have now been 4 times. This is a place you must visit. Lovely tapas bars in the old town and an a azing church. Arcos is truly stunning.
Interesting property in old town ,very convenient for restaurants and 95 c little bus to shops
More attention to cleaning required ,property a little jaded and needs some decoration.Arcos great centre for visiting Jerez Cadiz and Sierra Grazelema by cheap public transport
A slice of real spain I would recommend this property
Firstly the support in booking the property through Mark was first class, he couldn't have tried harder to answer any questions we had.
8 of us stayed in the property February 2017 and we visited a number of landmarks in the area not to mention a great deal of eating with wine and sherry drinking.
A lovely house sympathetically restored with all requirements for the 8 of us. Essentials such as hot water was in plentiful supply and because it was so early in the year the open fire was a nice addition when we returned late at night. Beds nice and comfortable.
Plenty of bars and restaurants within easy walking distance although the house is in a quiet part of town. Small convenience store within 50yards discreetly placed between the properties.
Its all a bit frantic when you drive up to the house first time....but take it easy, park and unload the car and all will be well. The welcome from the cleaner went all according to plan.
Nice outside terrace on the roof that would be great in the summer.
The local people are fantastic. We became friends with a few bar / restaurant owners, but you have to avoid the tourist traps as they are more pricy than the traditional eateries. That said it was a fantastic experience and I would stay again.
Parking is a slight issue, there are places in town but we parked in the main free area down in the new town and walked up. I didn't kill us and was an interesting start and finish to the day. A slice of real Spain with easy access to tourist areas. I would recommend this property.
The Costa de la Luz is 30 minutes by car 200 miles of unspoilt coast line and shimmering white beaches. There are plenty of tranquil spots along the coast between Puerto de Santa Maria and Tarifa. You can always find good seafood and tapas restaurants too up and down the coast.
The closest airport is Jerez La Parra a 30 minute drive door to door. Ryanair fly direct from Stansted regularly. Hiring a car is recommended if you want to visit the surrounding area. You can also fly to Madrid from Stansted and take a connecting flight to Jerez on Ryanair or other airlines. Otherwise flying direct to Seville, about an hour’s drive to Arcos, is also convenient.
A 20 minute drive from Arcos, you will find Jerez de la Frontera—renowned for its sherry and brandy production, as well as its fine horses and Flamenco. Other Pueblos Blancos within an hour's drive include Medina Sidonia, Vejer de la Frontera, Olvera and Grazalema. Further East, passing through the Sierra de Grazalema - a 50,000 hectare protected natural park - is the town of Ronda, the birthplace of modern bull fighting and a favourite of Hemmingway.
Arcos was declared a national historic-artistic monument in 1962 in recognition of its exceptional architecture and impressive location. The old town is a tangled labyrinth of cobbled streets and alleys that lead up to the churches of Santa Maria de la Asuncion and San Pedro. From the square at the top, there are spectacular views of the Andalusian countryside.
The old town—where the house is located—is a maze of narrow streets, lined with a mix of Gothic-Mudejar, Jewish and Renaissance architecture. Patios and courtyards hide inside every doorway, and echoes of the Moorish presence here recall ancient times.
The village sits in the heart of a national park in the Andalusian countryside, and in the surrounding area there is much to explore. Arcos de la Frontera offers tranquility, history, architecture, stunning views, and a rich example of Spanish culture.
Nearby Jerez dates back to Moorish times and has a charming old town and palm lined squares. Visit the bodegas to sample the local sherry—Osborne, Gonzalez Byass, Pedro Domecq and Sandeman. Jerez has been a centre of viniculture since wine-making was introduced to Spain by the Phoenicians in 1100 BC.
Andalusian horses have attracted admiration since ancient times. You can witness the pride of this tradition at the Real Escuela del Arte Ecuestre, the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, which is located in a magnificent 19th century mansion designed by the architect of the Paris Opera.
Jerez is also famous for Flamenco, and the flameco festival of Jerez at the end of February is one of the most important in the world. Dating back to when Jerez was part of the Caliphate of Córdoba, the Arabian Baths are also worth a visit.
Other major cities nearby include Seville (60 mins by car) and Cadiz (30 mins).
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