Casa Cedro: an absolute gem!
Submitted: July 27, 2011
Stayed: May 2011
Casa Cedro exceeded by far the commendations of friends and is even more beautiful than the photographs, which cannot convey its fabulous location adjacent to a very quiet golf course, nor the airiness and spaciousness of the villa, both inside and out.
I would guess the villa must be less than two years old and the furnishings, equipment, accommodation and good-sized swimming pool are all perfect. I cannot recall our ever wanting for or needing anything: whether kitchen utensils, guide books, DVDs or CDs of Spanish guitar music, everything just seemed to be there.
We visited Casa Cedro as a group of three couples for a short break at the end of May and enjoyed sensational weather throughout. The villa is located in El Portil, in a very unspoilt corner of Spain, about an hour or so by car from Faro Airport and roughly the same from Sevilla, which is well-worth visiting and to savour. As is El Rocio, a quirky liitle town with sandy streets on the edge of the wonderful Donana National Park which is brilliant for wildlife, particularly birds.
We also explored more locally from the villa where there are some great trails through the pine woods, as well as along the very sheltered sandy beach to the nearby very Spanish village/town of El Rompido.
In El Portil, within walking distance of Casa Cedro, are several small bars and restaurants, as well as grocery stores for basic needs, and there is a choice of major supermarkets a short drive away. Whilst we ate out on several occasions, we also enjoyed some historic BBQs on the patio, overlooking the golf course, as the sun was setting, where the only sounds to be heard were the gentle clink of the ice cubes in the gin and tonic glasses, the sizzle of the Doradas grilling on the BBQ and the twittering of a family of swallows nesting under the eaves: totally unforgettable!
It is a truly magical and restful place, but in addition to the recommendations highlighted, I could imagine Casa Cedro being a great base for a group of golfing chums, or probably for twitchers, like me, who want to visit the wonderful Donana NP for birdwatching.
I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 4/5
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