Near Cadiz/ Jerex- Canos de Meca; 800 yds to beach
sleeps up to: 4 + 1
It is quite a surprise to find a thatched cottage in southern Spain, but on entering this charming little property, the advantages of the architecture are soon appreciated: the high thatched ceilings keep the interior cool in the summer and equally warm in the winter.
The house is situated in a residential area along a fairly narrow sandy lane and is surrounded by a large area of lawn which is completely hedged, and is a mere eight minutes’ walk down a path to an unspoilt beach of fine sand. At the end of the bay stands the lighthouse of Cape Trafalgar.
From the side of the house, french doors lead from the covered terrace into an attractive, open-plan living and dining room which is furnished with hand-painted chairs and an antique sofa with cushions. The owner is a fabric designer and the hand-embroidered cushions, curtains and duvet covers are her own work.
The floor is of terracotta tiles and the thatched roof has been left exposed showing the lovely bamboo structure beneath. Although compact, the height of the pitched ceiling creates an airy and spacious atmosphere. The hall leads from the living room, past a small utility room, to the little kitchen with marble worktop. There are two twin bedrooms (also with bamboo ceiling), both with antique wardrobes, and a fully tiled bathroom. The covered terrace is ideal for alfresco dining.
The water supply here is from a private well, and it is therefore necessary to drink bottled water only (which we would recommend you do anyway in Spain).
Ground Floor: hall; open-plan living/dining room with french windows to terrace; kitchen; 2 bedrooms: 2 twins (one with beds pushed together); bathroom (bath/shower over, WC); washroom/WC; utility room. Garden and terrace.
• Washing machine. Wooden cot. Garden furniture.
Location: 800m to basic provisions, shop, bars/restaurants, beach. 4 km W of Caños de Meca (simple shopping, bars, restaurants). 13 km W of Barbate (all facilities). 11/2 hrs to Gibraltar (all facilities, airport). 31/2 hrs to Málaga
(all facilities, airport).
Sleeps up to
4 + 1
Within walking distance of
typical pricing (per week)
March 20, 2008
May 1, 2008
Pricing for all other times of year on request. Prices are subject to change; call us to confirm current pricing.