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ZC 46

4 bedrooms, sleeps 8

Rustic farmhouse with real character near Tarifa

This 200 year old farmhouse near Tarifa is an imaginative, yet still authentically rustic holiday home situated between two of Spain's best beaches ...

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Four (two doubles, two twin bedded).

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Private swimming pool

10 m x 5 m; 1.2 m - 2.0 m deep.

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In open countryside, 7 km from Tarifa in La Costa de la Luz region (Province of Cádiz).

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From from 2,050 € to 4,990 € per week.

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Villa Description


Fully restored, this 200 year old farmhouse is now an imaginative place to stay, full of old world character and rustic charm.

This 200 year old farmhouse has been fully restored to create an imaginative, yet still authentically rustic, holiday home. It's full of old world character and charm, a fun place to stay.

And its situation, down the road from Tarifa, overlooking the Natural Park of Alcornocales and just five minutes drive from two of the most beautiful beaches on the Costa de la Luz, makes this a very popular destination.

To one side lies the beach of Bologna, with its fascinating Roman ruins and on the other side of the rocky outcrop (the mountain of San Bartolo) which rises up behind the property is the beach of Tarifa’s Punta Paloma with it’s enormous sand dunes.

Both are renown for their clear blue waters and wide, golden beaches of fine sand. Many people consider them to be the most beautiful beaches in Spain.

Spain's best beaches

Within five minutes you can be on either one of two of the most beautiful beaches anywhere in Spain, Punta Paloma and Bologna.

They are both unspoiled, virgin beaches - there are none of the trappings you will find on a "Marbella-type" beach, no sunloungers to hire or high rise developments rising up behind them.

Just magnificent, high sand dunes, many of them thickly forested with pine - and fantastic views over the wide, sweeping bays to Morocco.

Bring your towel, picnic and sunscreen and you are away!

And these are just two of the fabulous beaches on this wonderfully wild coastline on the southern-most tip of Europe, where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic Ocean, where Africa is so close you almost feel you could touch it.

As famous for bird watching as surfing, there are endless opportunities to explore the rolling countryside and unforgettable seascapes.

Attractive gardens

The lawned gardens of the property comprise more than 5,000 m2 on three different levels with the lovely swimming pool (10 m x 5 m) centre stage.

Located in a small hamlet on the hillside, the farmhouse has a privileged position in the heart of the Natural Park "El Estrecho". From the house and its spacious gardens, the views over the surrounding countryside are splendid. There are glimpses here and there down to the golden sands and deep blue sea as well.

Just a few minutes drive up from the main coastal highway, an unpaved road of 300 metres leads up to the property. By car it's just seven minutes from here to Tarifa, Europe's capital city of sun, fun and surf!

The lawned gardens of the property comprise more than 5,000 square metres on three different levels with the attractive swimming pool (10 m x 5 m) and its huge pool house on the lower level.

With a terracotta floor, beamed ceiling and lovely old, weathered roof tiles, the pool house provides a perfect place to hide away from the midday sun. It also houses a sauna and bathroom and shower facilities.

There are a few houses dotted about, not least another rental property (our ref ZC48, click here for details) which adjoins this one. But privacy is ensured by the two metre high, natural stone wall that completely surrounds the garden.

Along the front and side of the house you’ll find a relaxing 100 m2 verandah with excellent views. With its old terracotta floor tiles and wood-beamed ceiling this is another lovely shady spot to enjoy a barbecue, perhaps, or to dine al fresco.

Spacious and comfortable

The central part of the house has been opened up to provide lots of natural light and to create three spacious living areas on the ground floor.

Inside, the villa is tastefully and comfortably furnished in keeping with its rustic heritage. The central part of the house has been opened up to provide lots of natural light and to create three spacious living areas on the ground floor.

The lower living space has a fireplace, satellite TV, DVD and music equipment with cosy, cushioned bench seating alongside the open fire. But in the main, it is now a splendid kitchen with an impressive central kitchen island, vitro-ceramic hob, electric oven, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave et al.

A wall of windows opens to the dining terrace outside as well as flooding the kitchen with beautiful light and offering lovely views across the gardens.

What was once a little used internal patio at the rear of the kitchen has now been converted into an attractive dining room under a glass roof. You can dine under the twinkling stars here! Like the new kitchen conversion, floors are attractively laid in wood.

Bags of character

One of the bathrooms has been created from the original shepherd's kitchen with its stone bread oven taking centre stage.

The main sitting room is up a couple of steps and includes a white sofa and matching armchairs as well as a couple of other loungers, perfect for some indolent TV watching. Everywhere there are attractive paintings, ceramics and plants to help make you feel at home.

The four bedrooms and four bathrooms are designed in a similar rustic style, with either terracotta or wooden floors, beamed ceilings and outside views through wood-framed, double glazed windows.

One is upstairs and has a half open-plan design, creating a lovely feeling of space as it half opens to the lounge room below. Perhaps even more of an architectural curiosity is the equally half-open bathroom alongside! Not everyone's cup of tea but certainly an imaginative piece of creative design …

Another feature is found in another bathroom, this one created from the original shepherd's kitchen with its stone bread oven taking centre stage. It's lovely.

Sun, fun and surf

On the southernmost point of Spain, Tarifa looks directly across the Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco, just 14 kilometres away.

Antique beds (one specially imported from Indonesia) and lots of other interesting curios and furnishings all add to the quality of the house. There are two double bedrooms and two twin bedded rooms.

They all have either en-suite bathrooms or private access to one alongside.

This is a house of real character which has been subject to a make-over entirely in keeping with its old and rustic style. Add the splendid pool and attractive gardens and one is tempted to stay put right here.

But there's so much to do elsewhere, too. There's mile upon mile of unspoilt beaches on the Costa de la Luz. Duty free shopping, the caves and history of Gibraltar are 45 minutes away, as is Morocco. Fast ferries cross regularly from Tarifa, and a day trip to Tangiers will take you to a different world.

There are wonderfully scenic drives to the historic towns of Ronda, Jerez, Cádiz and Sevilla. Golf, riding, walking, good restaurants et al.

And, of course, there's Tarifa, a fun little town, now a mecca for wind and kite surfers but still retaining its small town character and rich history. It's position at the southern tip of Europe, the point that not only separates Europe from Africa but also the Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean gives it a unique micro climate. It is always mild here but, remember, it can also be windy ...

Along with windsurfing and diving, kite surfing is now extremely popular here and it isn't unusual to see 250 kites in the sea and on the beach in summer … an amazing sight. There are many nature related activities to enjoy too, such as horse riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, bird watching, trekking and whale watching.

Always lively and entertaining, there's something special about Tarifa.

Villa Details

The Villa in Detail

All the facts and features about this villa


Ground Floor

  • Open-plan lower living room / kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Second living room
  • 3 bedrooms :
    • 1 double with a bathroom alongside
    • 1 twin bedded with a bathroom alongside
    • 1 twin bedded with en-suite shower room
  • Shaded verandah terrace (furnished)
  • Gardens and grounds

First Floor

  • 1 double bedroom which is semi-open plan
  • Semi-open plan bathroom alongside




  • Satellite TV (some channels in English; also German, French etc) in both the kitchen and in the living room
  • DVD
  • CD / Tape / Radio
  • Books
  • WiFi Internet (bring your own device)


  • Open fireplace in the kitchen
  • Electric radiators in all rooms
  • Double glazed windows
  • Washing Machine, Iron & board
  • All linen is provided (including pool towels)
  • Cot & Highchair available (on request)


  • Electric oven
  • Ceramic hob (4 rings)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge / freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster, Juicer, Coffee pot
  • Cooking utensils, Cutlery, Crockery


  • Filtered swimming pool (10 m x 5 m, 1.2 m - 2.0 m deep). The pool can be fenced off (and gated) on request
  • Pool terrace
  • Pool house with shower, W.C. and sauna
  • Pool lighting
  • Sun beds
  • Outdoor dining and garden furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking



Weather permitting, the swimming pool will be open throughout the year (although, because it's not heated, the normal swimming season is from mid April to September, inclusive)

Rentals for this property normally run from Sunday to Sunday



A load of firewood is included in the price

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Prices and Seasons

ZC 46

2023 Season Dates Week Fortnight
1st January to 31st March 2,050 € 4,100 €
01st April to 22nd April 3,990 € 7,980 €
23rd April to 30th June 2,850 € 5,700 €
1st July to 31st July 3,990 € 7,980 €
1st August to 31st August 4,990 € 9,980 €
1st September to 31st September 3,990 € 7,980 €
1st October to 31st October 2,850 € 5,700 €
1st November to 22nd December 2,050 € 4,100 €
Christmas and New Year 3,990 € 7,980 €

ZC 46

2024 Season Dates Week Fortnight
Prices Pending --- ---

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A 600 Euro security deposit is required on each booking. This is held against your credit or debit card and will be cancelled one week after your holiday, subject to any reductions for breakages or damage. See Terms and Conditions for full details.

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In open countryside, 7 minutes drive from Tarifa (all facilities) in La Costa de la Luz region (Province of Cádiz)


In a small rural hamlet, accessed by a 300 m unpaved track (easily negotiable in an ordinary car), 3 km from beaches; 7 minutes from Tarifa (all facilities) in La Costa de la Luz region (Province of Cádiz).

Véjer de la Frontera (all facilities) 40 mins.

Cádiz 1¼ hrs; Jerez 1½ hrs; Sanlúcar de Barrameda 1¾ hrs.

Costa del Sol beaches 45 mins; Gibraltar 1 hr; Marbella 1½ hrs; Málaga 2 hrs; Ronda 2¼ hrs.

Sevilla 2¼ hrs; Granada 3½ hrs; Córdoba 3½ hrs.

Nearest Airports

Gibraltar 1 hr; Jerez 1½ hrs; Malaga 2 hrs; Sevilla 2¼ hrs.

See our Links Page for web sites of airlines traveling to Andalucia from the UK.

Around and About

This is an excellent base from which to explore this delightful and very beautiful part of Andalucía.


  • From here you are superbly placed to head for the wonderful Atlantic coast on the Costa de la Luz, just minutes away with beaches to choose from in every direction. The beaches are simply fantastic; a mix of long, sandy stretches and secluded, rocky coves - and there's mile upon mile upon mile of them, down the coast to Tarifa and north as far as the Portuguese border.
  • There is sun and sand galore, but there are also cliffs and coves, salt mashes, swamps and estuaries. It’s a region which includes the amazing wetlands of the Parque Nacional de Doñana, as well as two of only three towns who are allowed to call their wine “sherry”, Sanlucar de Barrameda and Puerto de Santa María (the other one is Jerez). Inland you will find wild sierras, fertile countryside, pastures of fighting bulls, world renowned vineyards and hidden villages where time passes slowly by.
  • Tarifa, on the southernmost point of Spain looks directly across the Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco. Africa is so close you feel that you can almost touch it! Tarifa has a small-town, friendly atmosphere and a buzzing night time social scene, popular with the windsurfers and kitesurfers who come here from all over the world.
  • For birdwatchers it is a jewel, being on the main migration route between the two continents. If that's not your thing, maybe a bit of whale and dolphin watching instead?
  • A taste of Morocco perhaps? You can whiz across on the high speed catamaran from Tarifa (35 minutes) or by ferry from Algeciras. So you can be exploring the local souks in just a few hours! Fascinating and colourful, it really is a different world.
  • 40 minutes away, heading north, is the small fortress town of Véjer de la Frontera, which rises up almost 200 metres above sea level and offers panoramic views for miles around.
  • A dazzle of sugar-cube houses high on its dramatic ridge, this is the crown jewel of Spain's pueblos blancos, the whitest of all of Andalucía's white villages! There's lots of history and lots of pretty, flower filled courtyards and small plazas too. But it's not just a museum piece, there's a lively, fun atmosphere and some excellent boutique hotels, bars and restaurants.
  • Cádiz (1¼ hours) continues to evoke the romance, intrigue and mystery of centuries of trade (some legal, some not so) between Europe, Africa and the Americas.
  • Sevilla takes 2¼ hours. It is impossible not to be captivated by its exuberant atmosphere: stylish, confident, ancient and proud, yet also convivial, intimate and fun-loving. If you don't know what alegría means, Sevilla is the place to learn!
  • One of Europe's most important wetland reserves and bird sanctuaries, the Doñana National Park, is a popular attraction for nature lovers (a one hour drive beyond Sevilla). Its enormous variety of bird species include everything from flamingos to imperial eagles.
  • Lovely old Ronda, and the delightful little pueblos around and about - Gaucín, Casares, Genalguacil - in the majestic mountain scenery of the Serranía de Ronda are a couple of hours drive away.
  • Then there's Portugal, a different world away, yet only a three hour trip from here. It's enchanting, beguiling and so, so different from Spain.
  • Córdoba and Granada are both a little further, just over 3 hours drive.


  • There's the wonderful natural beauty of the Alcornocales National Park for great walking. You can loose yourselves in a marvellous world of forests, moors and lakes here. A bird watchers paradise too, no doubt you will be accompanied by ravens, golden orioles or huge buzzards soaring high overhead.
  • There are excellent golf courses nearby, fabulous bird watching, hiking and biking in the forests. Gallop on horseback, windsurf or just sunbathe and swim on the endless, white beaches of the Costa de la Luz.
  • On the coast there’s every beach pursuit imaginable, from sailing and windsurfing, diving and snorkelling to whale and dolphin watching.

The Area

Costa de la Luz

Spain's south Atlantic coast, mile upon mile of awesome sandy beaches and sparkling light, as memorable as any in Southern Europe …
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On the southernmost point of Spain, Tarifa looks directly across the Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco, just 14 kilometres away …
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