A traditional Spanish villa situated in the beautiful rural Spanish countryside of Pinar de la Franceses offering the true taste Spanish life.
is situated in the beautiful rural Spanish countryside of Andalusia close to Chiclana and the ancient town of Cadiz and only 25 minutes away from the vast spectacular beaches of Costa de Luz. It offers the ideal respite from the "busy commercialised Costas of Spain" and an opportunity to savour a real Spanish lifestyle in the residential area of Pinar de la Franceses.
With its spacious 4 bedrooms
large lounge, 2 bathrooms (one ensuite), kitchen, 2 large Nayas (covered seating areas) and 10m X 4m swimming pool, it offers the ideal location for that relaxing holiday.
The villa sleeps up to 8 people. There are 2 large double bedrooms (one with ensuite) and 2 large twin bedrooms. All of the bedrooms have ample storage and fans.
The main bathroom comprises of a bath (with shower), toilet, bidet & hand basin. The ensuite (off one of the double bedrooms) has a toilet, bidet, hand basin and large shower area.
The basic kitchen comprises of a gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave and all the usual utensils you would expect. There is also a small dining table. Outside is a utility room with a washing machine, additional sink and clothes line.
The spacious lounge comprises of both a 2 and 3 seater settee. It has a real log fireplace for those cooler winter evenings (electric heaters are also provided) - although with the glorious Andalusian weather these will definitely not be required in the summer months. There is a portable television (Spanish channels only) with built in DVD player and a selection of DVDs. There is also a CD player and a selection of books and games.
Set within large mature gardens
the villa offers 2 large Nayas (one to the front and one to the side) both equipped with tables and chairs and both offering shade and the ideal place for that evening meal (it is the custom to eat outside in this part of Spain). The Costa de la Luz is renowned for its glorious weather and to help you keep cool there is a 10m X 4m swimming pool complete with patio furniture. There is also an outside shower area to help cool off in the hot summer sun and a staircase to the roof top terrace offering wonderful views across the surrounding countryside - as far as Cadiz can be seen. There is ample off road parking. A car is essential in this rural area.
There is a bar within a 10 minute walk. A large hypermarket stocking everything from clothes and electrical items to fresh fish and vegetables is just a 5 minute drive . A number of restaurants can be found either in Chiclana, about 10 minutes drive, or at the more modern resort of Nova Sancti Petri which can be reached in about 20 minutes. This is also the home of the renowned and recently built "Nova Sancti Petri" Golf course. Alternatively, the ancient town of Cadiz (the oldest city in western Europe) offers numerous restaurants to cater for all tastes and can be reached in about a 25 minute drive.
The closest (and in our opinion the best) beach is the 8 mile long beach at La Barrosa again about a 25 minute drive. Here can be found some very good restaurants, with many having magnificent sea views out to the Atlantic.
Philip and Marie, thanks very much for an enjoyable stay at your lovely villa. The children had a great time in the swimming pool and the villa was well equipped. Nice quiet location. Arrival instructions, key collection and welcome very good. I would like to commend Alan for his help.
All-in-all the villa was splendid and we had a really great time. Would be happy to recommend.
Sue from Nottingham
Stayed 26 Jul 2009
We had a wonderful holiday, the villa and pool were great, clean and tidy.
We had perfect weather so couldnt ask for more.
adnane from dhahran
Stayed 16 Jul 2006
the villa was fantastic, the pool was clean and more than what we expected, from booking to locking them gates behind us we were looked after and found the whole holiday great, this was our first visit to andalucia and found it to be beautiful, from the moment we arrived we thought it charming, the villa itself was so well kept and clean, you felt a little cheeky being there at all, it is so homely, you expect the owners walking in and asking why are you in our home, then you realise its all ours for the week and that is a great feeling, truly great value for money and we all want to visit villa ampola again soon, as for recommending it we have mixed feelings, you feel you have found a gem and want to keep it all for yourself, (only joking) we would recommend it to all.
The villa was everything the website described, and more besides. We found it to be clean, comfortable, welcoming and an ideal base for our holiday. The good sized pool was wonderful for relaxation, and we enjoyed unbroken sunshine throughout our stay. The proximity of the comprehensive motorway system (within 5 minutes) meant that we were able to explore the region easily, including whale and dolphin watching from Tarifa, a day in Gibraltar, visits to Jerez, Cadiz and other local towns as well as the many accessible beaches. The hypermarket, a few minutes away, made self catering easy, and we ate out at some excellent local restaurants. Flying to Jerez and picking up a hire car was straightforward too. Many thanks - this was a wonderful holiday!
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5 star - really tranquil setting. We were only about 5 mins away from the busy motorway linking us to all beaches and towns but we never once heard any noise. Such a nice part of the world and still very very spanish which was fantastic. We will definately be returning. The pool was fab and the only clouds we saw all two weeks were the ones when we landed back in Birmingham! The villa had a massive selec tion of CDs and DVDs which kept the children quiet in the evenings and had lots of games/floats for the pool.
All in all, a fantastic holiday was had by all and the villa was very welcoming, very very clean and had everything you would need (home from home)!.