Renovated 17th Century Townhouse, With Patio And Roof Terrace
- English, French, Spanish
Max guests: 8
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We (4 adults and 2 teenagers) have just returned from a long weekend in Arcos which was just not long enough to fully appreciate this amazing house. We loved how this house has been renovated retaining and emphasising so many unique features whilst feeling luxurious with the high spec fittings, 3 fab showers, comfortable beds, quality towels and bedding and all kitchen amenities. As we stayed in January we made more use of the living area with real fire rather than the stunning courtyard and roof Terrace, people used to walk past the windows and then double back to peer in as inside the house is just stunning. Just a short walk away from the main square and variety of tapas restaurants, we enjoyed all of them and as 2 of our party are vegetarian they commented that there was plenty of choice. We didn't find parking a problem as found space on street lower down and walked up, we did brave driving the car up to unload and it is quite tricky to navigate. In the summer we would take up the owners suggestion of using underground parking and catching minibus which drops you off almost opposite house. We visited Cadiz and Jerez and would definitely return to explore other places if possible staying here!
Meticulously renovated house in old town
Spacious house combining ancient (arches) and modern esthetics (light fixtures). Beautiful floors and original (?) wooden window shutters. Comfy beds, well-lit, cozy fireplace and with eclectic library. Kitchen was a bit disorganized for serious cooking.
A truly beautiful house in a truly beautiful location. Spacious enough to easily accommodate three couples. If you can handle the circular staircase (see picture), you should also be able to handle the hike up from the underground car park or, a little further, from the free lot on the edge of town.
Lovely, cosy place also in winter.
Really nicely renovated with big rooms and large kitchen and cosy fireplace. The town is lovely as well, but if you are not a strong walker and need your car right outside your door this is not your place.
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.
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).