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Attractive Villa ideal for extended family and friends.

Overview

Ideal for family and friends comfortable Villa and bungalow between Seville and Portugals Algarve. In Andalucia's Province of Huelva known as the Costa de Luz Coast of Light where the local people from all over Spain come for their holidays. During the season June to September the Villa and the bungalow are inclusive in the price.

The property Alcoracejo which includes a Villa and a bungalow is centrally placed for visits to beaches along the lovely Coast of Light, access to at least 7 very good Golf courses, extensive countryside Walking, engaging woodland birdswatching, a network of cycling routes, typical local Spanish Bars and Restaurants, Shops and historical places to visit..... all within 4 tot 40 minutes

We decided that Huelva in Andalucia was the part of Spain we wanted to set up the property for our adventure in our new life. We gave it much thought based on our preference to live with and be part of the Spanish community enjoying their celebrations, fiestas, parties and traditions.

What we didn’t realise was that the Spanish people would take us so readily to their hearts and treat us as part of their families. We are often overwhelmed by their kindness, generosity and thoughtfulness.

Our villa is situated on the Costa de Luz in the province of Huelva Andalucia. It is set in a tranquil woodland area with lovely views in three and a half acres of gardens with its own tennis court and private swimming pool. We also have a bungalow on the land available to let for smaller groups.

Access to Sevilla, Faro and Jerez airports are easy.

The beautiful beaches along the Costa del Luz and the Algarve are within easy reach.

The famous caves of Aracena, the mountains of Picos De Aroche and Donana National Parque are also close.

Sporting and leisure facilities are readily accessible.

The area is very popular and it attracts Spanish families from the towns and cities for weekends and holidays.

Paraje Puente
The name of the woodland is Paraje Puente. It consists of Eucalyptus and a variety of pine trees. The ground cover consists of many species of wild herbs, flowers, ferns and fungi.

The landscape changes colour from golden yellow of sunflowers to deep purple of the olive groves and the texture from carpets of multi coloured spring flowers to the deep greens and browns of the woodland

Throughout the year these changes brings a range of birds, butterflies, insects and animals. Sun rise and sunsets occur almost daily. The sky at night is unbelievably clear and many galaxies can be seen and studied from the terraces.
Weather

The average temperature is from 16 degrees C in January to 32 degrees in July and August easing back to 17 degrees in December. The average number of hours of sunlight per year is 2984 in the Huelva province.
The Villa

The swimming pool
The swimming pool is enclosed and private with lawns all around and views out over the woodland. It is used exclusively by our selves or villa and bungalow guests only.

Cooking facilities
A log oven is situated in the pool area so the more ambitious cooks can experiment with this facility to produce some exotic or traditional dishes. Logs are free of charge.

The covered terrace has a gas BBQ, a small charcoal BBQ and paella cooking facilities.

Inside cooking facilities
The villa kitchen is large and has an electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge freezer, utensils and all necessary equipment for ten people. Gas and Electricity are provided free of charge.

Dining areas
There area choice of eating areas, in the lounge diner, on the adjacent covered terraces or on the two outside terraces.

Bathrooms
There are two bathrooms which contain bath, with shower over, WC, bidet and large mirrors for makeovers! All towels except for beach towels are provided.

The lounge diner is large, 10mtrs x 5mtrs, it has a bed settee for two to sleep comfortably as well as armchairs for a further 8 people.

Sleeping arrangements
There are 4 attractively furnished bedrooms of a good size.
All floors are terracotta tiles throughout the villa and the walls are white making the accommodation typically Spanish.

Services
There is wheelchair access to the villa and to the swimming pool and to some but not all the gardens.
Water is suitable for washing, cleaning teeth and boiling for making drinks. Bottled water is recommended for drinking. The property is serviced with electricity and gas and we have telephone and internet connections which may be used at our discretion..

The gardens
The previous owners had planted many different trees and bushes all around the property much of the gardens need refurbishment, which we are doing gradually. We are rediscovering the trees and bushes and adding more to make the garden interesting and bring it back to its former glory

Things to do on site
Tennis: we have a full size tennis court and rackets are available free of charge.
We have a full size table tennis, boules ,croquet , darts, chess and many other board games as well as a selection of books videos, DVD’s and CD’s.

Things to do and see
Walking
On one of the many walkways or tracks around particularly during the early fresh morning sunrise is an experience not to be missed. Many Spanish people enjoy this activity so you are not usually alone.
Fishing
You will need to bring you licence with you there is fresh water or sea fishing within 30 mins drive,
Cycling,
We have 2 adult bikes which can be hired for a small fee.
Golf, sailing, horse riding, surfing, boating carting are all available in the area.
Birdwatching is a must. There are so many different birds to see locally and within a 45 minute drive you are spoilt for choice. Bird tours can be arranged through local contacts who are very well informed on the bird population of Huelva province.


Centrally located for easy access to airports, activities and cultural visi
From Faro airport the Villa is one hour and 20 minutes. Follow the directions to Espana and the A49 towards Sevilla. As you pass Huelva take the N435 at the junction of San Juan del Porto/ Trigeros towards Badajos and Trigeros five kilometres past Beas you will find the country road/track to the Villa
From Sevilla airport you follow the signs for Huelva travelling along the A49 towards Portugal you will see the N435 junction. It takes an hour from Sevilla airport..
From Jerez airport follow signs for Sevilla and as you approach Sevilla take the direction to Huelva along the A49 to The N435 Junction. It takes an hour and 45 minutes using the toll road near Jerez.
The possibility of using these airports make it possible to take advantage of the cheap offers available from Easyjet, Ryanair, Monarch, Thompson Fly, etc and flexibility in which airports you fly from.
Shopping
You can shop for anything locally at Beas (10 mins), Valverde del Camino (15 mins), Huelva (25 mins), Sevilla (45 mins) or any of the many towns scattered along the Costa del Luz.. They all have local fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and meat markets on some days of the week. Only Spanish is spoken but it is usually possible to communicate some how!
Markets
All towns have general markets for clothes, shoes, bed linen, towels and many other items. They are on different days in different towns from 10am until two thirty. Shopping generally is from 9 30am until one thirty.
SIESTA
The shops and businesses close until about four thirty then they all open again until between eight and nine o’clock.
The exception is the big Supermacado (supermarkets) they are usually open from nine in the morning until nine or ten at night.
Eating out
This is real Spain so you will need your Spanish phrase book!
The speciality of the area is the famous Iberian pork and jamon. Olives grow in abundance and are served up at every meal. The seafood including salmon, trout, tuna, shark, Dorado, cuttle fish, clams, prawns, mussels, squid, sardines etc can be bought very fresh from the local markets. Most places serve good fish meals.
Breakfast
Early morning until about 12 o’clock the restaurants and bars serve coffee with various toasted bread with different toppings including Olive Oil
It is very cheap and very tasty.
Lunch
From twelve o’clock until about four o’clock bars and restaurants serve their menu de dia or meal of the day, tapas or the full menu. Leave plenty of time to enjoy the food and drink of the area. Meal of the day is usually between 5 and 8 Euros. This includes a glass of beer or wine, a starter, main course and ‘postry’ (sweet/pudding/icecream), bread and olives are also included in many establishments. Vegetarians get by but the Spanish do not have such a wide choice of appropriate foods for them.
Dinner
The Spanish eat dinner late from 9pm onwards. Bars and restaurants are within five minutes drive from the villa. We have tried and tested many and can recommend them to visitors. There are many more in Valverde del Camino and Trigeros that are ten to fifteen minutes away and Niebla about 20 minutes drive. Huelva city is full of bars and restaurants including Chinese so any visitor is spoilt for choice.
Places of interest in the Huelva province such as:-
Valverde del Camino, which is just 12 kilometres up the N435 from our property, is regarded as being in the centre of the province of Huelva. The English settled here in the mid 19th century to mine copper. They set up railways and brought new technology to help the local Spanish people manufacture new shoes and footwear. The shoemaking industry of the Province is concentrated in this town.
Visits to the ‘English House’ and various workshops and craft centres reflect the history of the development of the town and the skills of the local people.
Beas is a smaller town just 5 kilometres in the opposite direction towards Huelva. It has many of its own characteristics including a cooperative that manufactures and sells some of the very best Extra Virgin Olive oil, wines, sherry and other produce.
Fiestas
Every Spanish town in this area celebrates Samana Santa at Easter with breathtaking processions,
Romeria Santa Maria de Espana in June involves a procession of many of the towns people dressed in traditional dress and walking, riding or being carried on carts pulled by horses or tractors making for a destination towards the mountains called Sotiel where they will celebrate for several days and nights eating, drinking, singing and playing guitars.
In August it is a month of festivities with week long parties. In Huelva there is a magnificent festival with all the fun of the fun fair. At Clarines a special place some three Kilometres into the country side from Beas there is a fiesta which lasts for 3 days and nights.
The local bull runs in the town centre have to be seen to be believed. The bulls, or as we suspect in some cases cows with long horns and udders, run up the streets with houses protected by ranch type railings erected by the towns people and into a square that is regarded as a bull ring.
Many local men show their courage by running with the bulls and dodging them in the bull ring. It doesn’t seem to hurt the animals and most people are in party spirit so the atmosphere is electric and very happy.

Summary:

Central for access to mountains. coast, walking, cycling, fishing, golf. A haven for relaxing and enjoying the local countryside and woodlands with private swimming pool and tennis court.

Facilities

Property type: Villa

Room details

Bedrooms:

4 bedrooms, sleeps 8

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 3: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 4: 1 Double bed

Additional beds:
1 double sofa bed located in Lounge, 1 cot
Seats:
Room for 8 in the dining area
Room for 8 in the living area
Bathrooms:
2 bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet (WI-FI)
Radio
TV Languages in English, Local
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Central heating
Open fire
Household:
Clothes drier
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Dishwasher
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Private
Other:
Balcony or terrace
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Parking
Patio heating
Private garden
Tennis court
Extra information (The Villa Alcoracejo is set in three and a half acres. It is private and only for the use of the renters. The owners also live on site in an adjacent bungalow. The lounge/dining room is big enough for eight persons to relax or for dining comfortably. A sofa bed in lounge to enable 8 people to stay If your party includes children it is possible to accommodate 10 persons.)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Restricted mobility (Rooms accessible with wheelchair, including bathrooms. Access into property has ramps. Large rooms will accommodate wheelchair. Nearby access to smooth tracks for wheelchair/walks in countryside locations including at beaches all available by short drives. Any special facilities can be negotiated to be provided when required.)
Pets (Pets can be accommodated in very nice large brick built kennels in an enclosed in a secure area specially for your pets.)

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Cycling
Fishing
Golf
Horse Riding
Sailling
Sports Center
Water Skiing
Walking
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Local Food Market
Museum
Night Club
Shopping
Theatre
Theme Park
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

Last updated 17.11.2013


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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
1st October 2014 to 31st May 2015 5
30th September 2015 to 31st October 2015 5

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Early Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking made more than x days/weeks/months before arrival Discount
1st January to 30th June 90 Days 5%
1st January to 31st December 180 Days 10%
1st September to 31st December 90 Days 5%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 4 Weeks 25%
1st January to 31st December 3 Weeks 20%
1st January to 31st December 2 Weeks 15%

Extras

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Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 45km
  • Nearest bar: 5km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Faro Airport: 80km
  • Jerez Airport: 105km
  • Sierra De Aracena Y Picos De Aroche: 35km
  • Donana National Parque: 45km

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The villa was more then ample for our family of five, it is very well equiped everything you could possibly need to make you feel at home was there - even a cat to stroke. Absolutely breathtaking scenery and above all no noise, sitting out on the balcony you can see for miles, perfect peace and quiet, tranquility. Our hosts made themselves scarce and privacy was the key, but if you needed anything they were there to help, nothing was too much trouble. 'Chill out' was the best way to describe our stay here, in the local towns there are plenty of restaurants and bars if you want them a short drive away. Lovely hosts, cant praise them enough for making our holiday special. definately going back again for some more of the same, perfect.
3 other reviews
The bungalow was well equipped and suited all our needs very well. Swimming pool and facilities excellent - loved the shady terraces. We particularly liked Aracena and Ayamonte and the boat trip across to Portugal. Excellent weather for a late holiday - sunshine every day dawn to dusk.
Thanks for a great break, very relaxing. Loved the pool, the table tennis, BBQ. Very quiet and peaceful just what we needed. M R & A M London.
Excellent accommodation and facilities especially the beautiful setting and very welcome pool. Fantastic views from the bungalow + exotic birdlife! Very good centre for the coast plus the mountains and easy access to Sevilla and Huelva. Much of interest to visit in the sourrounding area. Dave and Mo made us very welcomeindeed and were extremely helpful with information regarding the local + locality. A unique holiday in the 'Real' Spain. J & D A Letchworth Herts.

Owner

About the owner
Mo Ashby is a retired headteacher and David is a retired engineer. Living perminently in this lovely area for over 5 years.
Owner score 850
Calendar updated: a year ago
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Located in: Spain
Joined: June 2005