This large country villa is typically Spanish with white walls and terracotta floors.Situated on the Costa de la Luz near the city of Huelva and the towns of Gibraleon and Trigueros, it is within easy reach of both Faro and Seville airports.
Villa Sanchez is set in its own 3000 metre grounds with the front full of fruit and olive trees. To the rear is a beautiful 10 x 4 metre pool with an outside shower. The pool is surrounded by a non slip tiled area for sunbathing on the loungers provided, whilst the grass garden is fun to play badminton etc on.
The front terrace is a lovely place to watch the sun setting over the fruit trees, whilst having a relaxing drink. At the back if the sun gets too much you can retire to the terrace with sun awnings to provide that all important shelter and still keep an eye on those in the pool. It is also the perfect spot for al fresco dining, especially when having that all important BBQ.
Although Villa Sanchez is in the country, it is only a 8 minute drive into the lovely town of Gibraleon, with plenty of small shops and a large Mercadona supermarket. There are countless small bars and cafes nearly all of which serve tapas, along with chemists, banks, doctors etc.
On the road to the villa there are 3 small bars who all sell basic provisions and a farm shop selling fruit, veg and meats.
A rich variety of culture and history lies within easy reach
Niebla is one of the most beautiful villages in Spain and is declared to be of official cultural interest. It is about 20 kilometres from our property and is reached via a very lovely cross country drive through rolling fields of olives, sunflowers, vines and other crops. Views are panoramic and you can see for miles (kilometres) as you make this Journey. It has a medieval beer festival at the end of May beginning of June. Castillo de Nieblo Theatre and Dance festival during July and August. It has two kilometres of perimeter walls completely surrounding the town with numerous towers and five main entrances. This is an authentic work of Moorish architecture and in its interior it includes a Christian castle built by the Guzman family. Almost every month there is a festival of music, theatre or dance held in the castle. It is well worth a visit. Huelvas beach Punta Umbria is about 20 minutes away from the bungalow. Punta Umbria has many kilometres of fine sand beaches stretching to the next port of call El Portil. Punta Umbria each year celebrates two open air extravaganza?s to celebrate the sea fishing activities. In March more than 1700 kilos of clams and other seafood are cooked and sold for nominal prices in the Plaza 26 de Abril. In April more than 60,000 people gather in the marques installed in the plaza de Perez Pastor to sample prawns caught off the Huelva coast. The prawns have a special colour and taste when cooked and everyone thoroughly enjoys the experience.This area is surrounded by three protected spaces of national interest and is a magnet for birdwatchers. There are over 200 species identified in the area. There are pine, juniper and savina woods running parallel to the beaches and sea. These often extend down to the beaches giving visitors much needed shade at the hottest times of the year. The Atlantic Ocean washes the shores along the coast of light,Costa de la Luz, as it is known and many visitors do sea fishing, surfing, sailing, boating and para surfing along this coast. El Rompido is another very attractive village along the coast from El Portil, It has many eating establishments, a golf course and sailing, boating and fishing activities in its very pretty area. Past El Rompido there is Cartaya which is expanding rapidly and boasts a water park, carting area and sports complex. Lepe a little further along the coast is the centre for the fruit and strawberry growers of the province. Many varieties of fruit are grown here particularly oranges and lemons. Strawberries are therefore cheap and plentiful and the fresh orange and lemon juice ensures nobody misses their dose of vitamin C. From Huelva to Ayamonte there are a number of very good golf courses. Visitors are welcome and can enjoy some very good rounds of golf on quite challenging courses. Near Ayamonte there is a Green bowling facility with a several all weather rinks and 8 grass rinks. Visitors are welcome. From Ayamonte it is possible to take a cheap ferry ride across to Portugal?s Algarve. There are many shops with bargain prices which provide great temptations to the visitors. Still within a 45 minute journey on the other side of Huelva going east is Parque Nacional de Donana this area is considered to be one of the most important wildlife reserves on the European continent, combining the natural beauty of the area with its wealth of flora and fauna. The park can be visited and there are three visitor centres. Acebuche, La Rocina and Palacio del Acebron. Almonte is the administration centre of the nacional parque area where every year there is a round up of the wild horses and they run through the town for selling the next day at the horse market. This is a great night of celebration and many people visit to see the horses and to party. El Rocio is the place of Marian worship and the centre of the Whitsun pilgrimage. Days in which many thousands of visitors, particularly Spanish people who walk, ride on carts, tractors, horseback and any other means dressed in their dazzling colourful dresses. They travel from many parts of Spain and the rest of the world to pay homeage to the Virgin at the most beautiful church you may see. It is a time again for eating, drinking, singing and dancing and everyone is part of this party atmosphere. Matalascanas is 15 minutes down the road on the coast of light and is a very attractive area although much building is taking place bringing with it Golf and green bowling facilities as well as many other activities along its beautiful beaches. This attracts many visitors and has some very good eating establishments overlooking the beach and the Atlantic Ocean which laps miles and miles of this coast line. This is the furthest distance to drive from the villa about one hour. Along the coast to Mazagon which takes about 15 minutes and this popular and attractive town has a well used harbour with many boats tied up ready to make the trips out to sea. There are again large beach areas with sports facilities such as football and handball and again many very good places to eat and drink. Near to Mathagon are vast areas of strawberry growing and often one or two kilos of the most scrumptious strawberries can be obtained for as little as one to four Euros. This town is just thirty five minutes drive from the villa. Along the coast back towards Huelva city is another area you should not miss. It is La Rabida with its Columbus site. Here there is an exhibition which includes replicas of the three ships that Columbus sailed in to discover America. The exhibition has many exhibits and artefacts described in Spanish and documents that relate to the time and the journey and to the people Columbus met when he arrived in what is now known as the West Indies. Here there is a Botanical garden containing examples of native and Latin-American flora, monastery of La Ribida with its beautiful conserved image of the ?Virgen de los Milagros. And nearby the Birthplace of America, Palos de la Frontera. It is said that La Ribida is the historical destiny of Huelva with the discovery of the new world. A cultural meeting place dating back to the 14th century. Huelva maintains its traditional links with the peoples of America through its famous Columbinas Festival that takes place every July and August. In September is the Festival of La Cinta an exhibition of dressage in the Spanish style with magnificent horses parading up and down the streets along with spectacular ribbon races. In June, July and August are theatre and Street shows of Latin American music, song and dance. Huelva has much to offer in history and culture and some very good shopping areas and markets.
Tranquil rural setting,close to beaches,golf,fishing, set in large gardens with private swimming pool.