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Cliff cottage with Africa view, marvellous gardens, WiFi and pool

Property Ref: RD34
€ 460 to € 690 per week convert prices to | GB£ | US$ | AUS$ | CAN$
Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1
Location: Nr Tarifa, Costa de Luz, Andalucia
secluded • views of ocean & Africa • shared 12 m pool • gardens • Tarifa beaches 20 mins
A quiet and sunny garden villa on the southern tip of Spain with dramatic views over the Strait of Gibraltar to Africa. Sleeps 2.

Full property description & Rustical Review

Your holiday accommodation is set in massive, secluded gardens high above the coast and overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar near Tarifa.

The view of Africa an the Rif Mountains is quite extraordinary.

Here you can enjoy a peaceful pool holiday, watching the ships go by, discover Tarifa’s beaches, home to some of Europe’s best windsurfing and kitesurfing, ride a horse along the beach, go out on one of the whale or dolphin-watching boats, explore the coast line to visit Gibraltar, Cadiz, Roman Baelo Claudia and the long golden sands of the Atlantic.

It is one of three small, sunny cottages (see also RD33 & RD35) offering simple charm, private outdoor garden space to rest on sunbeds, and sharing more beautiful, huge gardens and a correspondingly grand swimming pool.

You'd be sharing with up to 2 more couples (and no children), so it's a place for peaceful, restful holidays.

The pool has a spectacular view of the sea across to Morocco which is as close as it looks: just 15 kilometres of sea plied by ocean-going liners and merchant ships.

To get here you come off the coastal highway and drive down a long (3 km) but well-maintained track through pretty groves of cork oak, passing occasional cows, to a private, secluded estate with masses of gardens.

You park directly outside and walk round to the garden entrance of your winsome, bungalow-style holiday home.

RD34 is a one-bedroomed villa facing and giving directly onto the lawns and flower gardens and leading down to the swimming pool high above the sea. It neighbours one other cottage and their pretty, shaded terraces are screened off from each other by a high hedge.

Our favourite spot in this sweet little casita is at the table by the large windows looking out onto the gardens. These let in plenty of sunlight, emphasizing the smooth red floor tiles and deep pink walls and making for a cheerful atmosphere inside. You also have a large sofa and comfy armchair.

There’s a small but properly equipped kitchen: eating in here or on your furnished terrace is really very cosy and many guests alternate between catering for themselves and going out to restaurants in the area (Moroccan, French, Mexican, Italian and traditional Spanish). Bear in mind that if you intend to eat out, you’ll need to drive back along the track to the highway.

You're secluded but not cut off here, thanks to a satllite WiFi internet for keeping in touch. It's a fast connection for all normal browsing, although please note that the configuration doesn't allow for streaming.

The bedroom has a double bed. There’s a ceiling fan here and another portable fan for the living area. There’s a complete bathroom.

French windows open to the gardens and a glass-paned door to your terrace.

The gardens and pool may be shared by guests if one or other of the two other small cottages are occupied, but the gardens are so extensive that you can feel very much in your own space if intimacy is your first consideration.

One area of the vast lawn extending from the cottage terrace all the way down to the pool is private to your cottage to all intents and purposes, and there are quiet, shaded spots under trees or the pergola where you can be on your own.

The cool green, mosaic-tiled, infinity pool (12 m x 4 m) is positioned at the foot of the gardens, where it has an enormously impressive view over the sea. You can sit in the shaded garden pergola with cold drinks and lap up the Andalusian lifestyle.

The sea and the sandy beaches at Tarifa and up the coast towards Cadiz are the prime attraction at this southernmost tip of sunny Andalucia.

Tarifa’s also the place to go out on a boat to look for whales or dolphins. On these trips it’s quite something just on its own to find yourself midway between Spain and Morocco; the white villages on either side look alike at this distance. You can also take the fast ferry (just 35 minutes) from Tarifa to Morocco and enjoy a day out in Tangiers.

People staying here spend a lot of time out of doors. The owner has created extensive, colourful gardens with secret corners reminiscent of English landscaping. There are peach and fig trees, roses, clematis and agapanthus, with a special emphasis on scented plants. You can sit by a fountain in the shade of a Peruvian pepper tree or walk the springy lawn down past palms, cypress and jacaranda to the swimming pool.

Birdwatchers will appreciate the bird guide book left in the cottage for guests to spot and learn about the dozens of birds that inhabit or migrate the Strait of Gibraltar, including storks, grey herons, vultures and eagles.

There are sunloungers to laze on (each cottage has its own and there are more by the pool), and a hammock is hung out as soon as the fair weather arrives in early spring.

The English-speaking Spanish owner (and her friendly dogs) live on site in independent accommodation.

Facilities

Self-catering
2-ring vitroceramic hob; Small electric oven; Kettle; Coffee maker; Toaster; Fridge freezer.

Practicalities
Shared use of washing machine and tumble dryer in laundry area; Iron & board; Hairdryer; Cot & highchair on request; Overhad and portable fans; Central heating; All linen, including pool towels; Parking space by cottage.

Enjoyment
Satellite WiFi internet (for all normal browsing, although not streaming); TV (Spanish channels only); CD/radio; Shared use of extensive gardens and large swimming pool (12 m x 4 m, 0.5 – 1.80 m deep, with steps) and pergola; Sunloungers; Barbecue.

Distribution

All on ground floor (47 m²)
Open plan living room-dining room-kitchen with; Bedroom 1: Double bed (1.60 m x 2.00 m) with complete en suite bathroom (shower over full bathtub, WC, bidet).

Exterior
Private, furnished patio with night lighting and barbecue; Shared gardens & swimming pool; Private parking.

 

Changeover day for RD34

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility

Booking information for RD34

  • Normal check-in time: 3 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10:30 am.
  • Access to the property is via a 3 km track in good condition and suitable for any car with normal clearance, but low-slung sports cars are not advised.
  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.
  • The owner lives in independent accommodation at the property.

Prices for Property Ref. RD34

Rustical Travel's prices are in euros and fully inclusive. No hidden costs, no surcharges.
Sleeps 2 adults
From ToPrice per week
01 July 2014 30 September 2014 €690
01 October 2014 31 December 2014 €460

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Available Booked Dates on hold Changeover days

Changeover day for RD34

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility

Booking information for RD34

  • Normal check-in time: 3 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10:30 am.
  • Access to the property is via a 3 km track in good condition and suitable for any car with normal clearance, but low-slung sports cars are not advised.
  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.
  • The owner lives in independent accommodation at the property.

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Gardens, pool and view of Africa
Gardens, pool and view of Africa
RD34 is the garden cottage on the right
RD34 is the garden cottage on the right
12 m x 4 m pool
12 m x 4 m pool
Garden cottage
Garden cottage
Bedroom
Bedroom
Kite surfers at Tarifa beach
Kite surfers at Tarifa beach
Pond Area
Pond Area
Pergola area
Pergola area
Living room
Living room
Living room / Kitchen
Living room / Kitchen
Bathroom
Bathroom
Shower
Shower
Private porch
Private porch
Private porch
Private porch
Garden view and kitchen corner
Garden view and kitchen corner
Garden view
Garden view
Flower garden
Flower garden
Garden detail
Garden detail
View
View
Arriving
Arriving
Cork oak forest above the estate
Cork oak forest above the estate
RD34
RD34

Setting

Coastal hillside

Location

At the end of a 3 km track from Pelayo. The track is in good condition with a few small dips for drainage and suitable for any car with normal clearance.

Pelayo (roadside village for simple shopping and café-bars, restaurant, bank, pharmacy) 3 km along good track
Tarifa (beaches, boat trips, Tangiers ferry, all facilities, including hypermarkets) 20 mins
Gibraltar Airport 45 mins
Costa de la Luz Atlantic beaches and Roman ruins 45 mins
Jerez Airport 1 hr 15 mins
Malaga Airport 1 hr 50 mins
Cadiz 1 hr 30 mins
Seville Airport 2 hrs 15 mins
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