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3 bedrooms, roof terraces, sunsets, fully equipped, wifi, in the historic centre
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, wardrobe and bedside tables. Bedroom 2 with double bed, bedside table, cupboard and balcony. Bedroom 3 with two single beds ideal for children.
- Bookings at this property are non-refundable.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter:
Special interest holidays:
Romeria del Rocio 12th, 13th 14th May. Feria de la Manzanilla - 21st - 25th May. Horse Races on the Beach 9th, 10th & 11th August and 23, 24 and 25 August. Feria of Tapas - 31 October - 4 November. Dates change so should be checked.
Language tuition and courses available
The Essential Hundred Spanish words Guide provided.
The 6km Sanlucar beach is a 15 min walk (via the Calzada) if you don't stop at one of the 2 squares on the way, or at the market, or at one of the Manzanilla bodegas. Chipiona (15 mins by bus), 10 mins by car has a stunning beach and great swimming (our favourite). Rota offers miles of undeveloped beach, and the two beaches in Cadiz are excellent for swimming (If you like waves, the one on the left of the cathedral is for you. Careful of the current on the outside of the fortress).
Ryanair fly twice daily to Jerez, a half hour taxi ride away. Car rental is an option; otherwise Manolo can pick you up (?35 well spent). Seville is an option - 1? hour drive, or a 2 hr bus journey. Malaga and Faro are also options with car hire. From Madrid the Ave train to Seville takes 2? hours, where you can catch a connection to Jerez. There is a very good (and cheaper) Renfe train that takes you all the way to Jerez. You will find the excellent local bus timetables in the house.
Bus journey times approx, so by car subtract accordingly - Jerez 35 mins. Chipiona 15 mins. Puerto Sta Maria 35 mins. Cadiz 1 hr. Rota 35 mins. Arcos de la Frontera 50 mins. Cadiz by car is only 30 mins away. Otherwise, further afield, Tarifa is about 100 mins, and Bolonia beach (one of the world's most beautiful beaches, with a view of Africa across the strait) is 90 mins. The ancient hill town of Vejer de la Frontera is 60 mins drive.
Every July and August there are the famous horse races on the beach. Semana Santa (Easter)involves the whole town, as does the Feria (May)- a week long party, during which all the women in the town spend the whole week dressed in Flamenco dresses. El Rocio pilgrimage is probably the most important local event. Recently, the nearby 12th century castle of Guzman el Bueno has opened its battlements to the public. The historic bull ring is busy from April to September, as is the extraordinary Plaza de Toros in Puerto Sta Maria. Located at the estuary-Bajo de Guia- of the Rio Guadalquivir, and facing the Coto Do?ana National Park, are many of the finest fish restaurants in town (we recommend Bigote and Joselito). The park is a must see, and daily boat trips (3 hours) leave from the pier. It is worth visiting the Ice Museum before embarking on an excursion. Lynx still live here, as well as wild boar and the richest collection of bird life in Europe. We have a book in the house giving as much information about the town and the area as we have discovered - local shops, farmacias, bars, restaurants, tennis courts, bank opening/closing times etc. You will also find advice on where to go in the market to buy particular fish and food, and suggestions on how to cook it. We recommend bodega visits and where to refill your manzanilla bottle from the barrel, when to catch the high tide, where to rent bicycles, and how to enrol on a Spanish course or join a Flamenco dance class. Although there is a lot to do here, and something for everyone (the teenagers will love the shopping! And the town is totally safe for children), it is pleasant just to potter around the Barrio Alto, past the aromatic bodegas and chiming campaniles, down into the Plaza Cabildo for the evening paseo, and back up to the Palacio de Medina Sidonia for a quiet read and a chilled glass of manzanilla in the garden. Above all, you will find yourself experiencing a place that has retained its true Andaluz character.
- english, french, spanish
I live in Prague and Ireland, and I come to Sanlucar de Barrameda whenever I can.
Piers purchased this house in 2001
Why Piers chose Sanlucar de Barrameda
It is eccentric, imperfect, at times infuriating, peaceful, exciting, atmospheric, ship-like, and even though it doesn't have a pool, it is utterly perfect, in my view! The neighbourhood has a lot to do with that.
What makes this house unique