Undiscovered Spain



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Undiscovered by tourists that is!

The house is in a kind of settlement, called El Canillo, on the Atlantic coast, between Tarifa and Cadiz. It is way off the main road, between the fishing port of Barbate, and the small seaside village of Zahara de los Atunes.

Only 200 metres from the sea, with waves but no currents and eight kms of flat, empty sandy beach. Safe for swimming and unbeatable for walks along the beach.

The immediate area
The immediate area is very Spanish with little English spoken, no tourism and no development or organised activities. Barbate (3 kms away) is a fascinating, down to earth, unsophisticated, fishing town with authentic Spanish food and the best fish and seafood you will ever taste, caught daily (weather permitting). Zahara de los Atunes, (7 kms away) on the other hand is a rather upmarket resort with smart restaurants, beaches (with loungers etc) and beach bars. You need a car! There is no bus to Barbate or Zahara from the house. But there is a restaurant and bar close by.

However, not far away are quite different scenarios: Canos de Meca, colonised by hippies; wild Trafalgar beaches; Vejer de la Frontera, a white town at the top of a hill; Conil and El Palmar with organised water sports activities;  Cadiz, Jerez, Gibraltar, even Seville, all within a couple of hours’ drive. Bars and restaurants are myriad in the area and of every different variety; and there are numerous wonderful beaches, coves, rocks and cliff or woodland walks, a short drive away. There are riding schools and sailing or fishing trips. Morocco is an hour away and easy to get to, even for a day.

The House
The house is on one floor with a roof terrace.
Four bedrooms; can sleep seven (but be warned, the loo is in the bathroom!)
Washing machine, cooker, fridge, microwave
Bath, shower, bidet
Music system (CD, DVD, radio, cassette player)
Spanish TV
Hair dryer and iron
Bed linen, towels etc and loads of books!