El Cortijo de Beatriz

Costa de la Luz

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  • Ground floor:Entrance hall. Living room (fireplace, TV, DVD, CD) with doors to terrace. Kitchen/breakfast room (dishwasher, oven, microwave). Laundry room (washing machine). Cloakroom. Two twin bedrooms. Two bathrooms. Central heating throughout the house.  WiFi.
  • First floor:Principal double bedroom with en suite shower room, separate dressing area and doors to covered terrace.
  • Outside:Spacious lawned grounds. Covered and open terraces. Barbecue.  Enclosed courtyard. Private parking.  
  • Private fenced swimming pool with Roman steps (11m x 5m)

Sweeping lawns, lush established grounds, scenic rural vistas and beautifully presented accommodation come together at this charming country home to create a spacious and characterful retreat in one of the most picturesque areas of this south western corner of Andalucía. Just a 10 minute drive away, via rural lanes, is the stunning hilltop town of Vejer de la Frontera, its dazzling white painted facades forming a striking outline across the hillside upon which it sits, whilst a short distance beyond are the long stretches of golden sands that fringe this pleasingly unspoilt coastline.

Having been used for many years as the owner’s principal residence, this is a property that exudes character, style and the individual charm and detail of a much loved home. Reminiscent of the owner’s native Provence, the chic interior displays a delightful fusion of pretty upholstery, traditional quarry tiled flooring and carefully selected furniture.

It is outside, amidst the wide lawns and colourful foliage, that the charm of Cortijo de Beatriz can be fully appreciated since these impressive grounds stretch out on all sides of the house to provide an expansive area of beautifully mature garden, where gently rolling lawns are dappled with the shade of olive trees and handsome palms.  As is so typical in an area with such strong equestrian traditions, a cobbled courtyard is lined on one side by the stables that would have originally housed the estate's horses.

It may be tempting not to venture away from such impressive grounds but should you feel the need to mingle with the locals, the narrow cobbled streets and ornate squares that criss-cross their way throughout the typical ‘pueblo blanco’ of Vejer de la Frontera are home to all amenities and some excellent restaurants, whilst the sandy beach of El Palmar is just 20 minutes away by car.

When the small party rate is paid, guests will have use of the principal double bedroom with en suite shower room, one twin bedroom and one of the ground floor bathrooms.  The other ground floor twin bedroom and bathroom will be unavailable.

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Great Things to Do Near El Cortijo de Beatriz

Visit Vejer

In recent years a number of fantastic restaurants have popped up in Vejer. All open for a leisurely lunch or romantic evening meal. Sample traditional tapas such as tortilla or jamon or fried sea anemone, cuttlefish meatballs and the famous fresh red tuna (seasonal). There is also a great Moroccan restaurant, French cuisine, numerous Italian restaurants and quirky wine bars.

Enjoy Europe's best beaches

Just a few kilometres from El Cortijo de Beatriz lie the stunning unspoiled beaches of this Atlantic coast, from tiny coves with rockpools to seemingly endless stretches of pine-fringed white sand. Further afield you can find the fantastic sand dunes at Bolonia, Tarifa and Zahara de los Atunes.

Birdwatching

The area around El Cortijo de Beatriz is renowned for its bird life and even those who have never been interested in ornithology before will be intrigued by the variety. Excursions can be organised with a local guide, you won't be disappointed.

A trip across the Bay

Cádiz city is easily reached by car or by train from San Fernando. Once there, explore the historic city centre and then cross the Bay of Cádiz by catamaran for one of El Puerto de Santa María's famous seafood lunches. The view of Cádiz's golden-domed cathedral from the top deck is absolutely stunning, so don't forget your camera!

Visit Local Wineries

There are 'bodegas' in Chiclana, El Puerto de Santa María and Sanlúcar de Barrameda as well as the famous ones of Jerez. Take a tour, learn how the sherry, brandy and vinegars are made, taste the different varieties and buy your favourites in the bodega shops. Some tours include tapas too.

Sporting activities

El Cortijo de Beatriz is ideally situated for lovers of different sports. The house is close to beaches which are paradise for windsurfers and kitesurfers, bicycles can be hired from nearby towns, the stables at the end of the road organises excursions on horseback, there are tennis clubs in the area and several excellent golf courses are within easy driving distance. Walkers, too, are well catered for with some well-planned hiking routes in the area.

Jerez de la Frontera

The home of flamenco, sherry, brandy and horses. Visit this elegant city where churches and palaces nest between orange trees. An impressive bull ring, boutique shops and traditional tapas bars.

Play Golf

Some great courses in the area and all available to non-members. Montenmedio Golf & Country Club and the Fairplay Golf & Spa at Benalup are just 15 mins away by car. Both have excellent facilities.

Cookery school

Try your hand at baking fish in salt or preparing freshly made gazpacho at a local cookery school in Vejer de la Frontera. Day classes and tapas/market tours available

Barbate fish market

Explore the market of this buzzing working town and buy fresh red tuna caught from the Atlantic, juicy prawns and a selection of organic fruit & veg. Finish off with a coffee and a pastry in the square outside.

A Acampo Abierto

Visit the estate of Alvaro Domecq and see how the horses and fighting bulls are bred in their natural habitat. A great morning out for all ages.

Horse Riding

There is a well-known stables 5 mins down the road. You can book an hour’s ride or a daily trek through the beautiful Andalucian countryside.

Visit Cadiz

Cadiz is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Climb the Torre Tavira, stroll around the flower market, shop in the boutiques, sample the fried fish and tapas, visit the fresh food market, have a coffee in the Parador, walk out to one of the castles, relax on La Caleta beach.

Medina Sidonia

This white hilltop town with a beautiful town hall square is famous for its coffee bars and cakes. It was also home to the Duke who led the Spanish Armada. Walk up the hill to the castle and church for unrivalled views across the Bay of Cadiz.

El mercadillo

Visit one of the many flea markets in either Vejer, Barbate or Conil.

Ole Sevilla

Drive or take the bus/train into the capital of Andalucia. Stroll along the river passing the impressive bull ring and Torre del Oro. Ride a horse and carriage around the Parque de Maria Luisa. Shop til you drop or relax in one of the many tapas bars with a cool drink.

Whale watching

Spend the day on a boat in the Straits of Gibraltar watching dolphins and whales close up.

Tren turistico

Catch the turistic train from outside the tourist office. The journey lasts around an hour and is an excellent chance to visit the old and new parts of town without climbing the steep hills yourself!

Nearby

Towns

Benalup Casas Viejas 15 mins
Vejer 15 mins
Medina Sidonia 20 mins
Conil 20 mins
Barbate 20 mins
Jerez 45 mins
Cadiz 45 mins

Beaches

Conil 20 mins
Zahora 20 mins
Los Caños de Meca 20 mins
El Palmar 20 mins
Zahara de los Atunes 30 mins
La Barrosa 35 mins
Tarifa 45 mins

Airports

Jerez 50 mins
Gibraltar 75 mins
Sevilla 90 mins
Malaga 120 mins
Times are approximate

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