5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 10 Sleeps
Jan and Greg Simmons
- english, spanish, A little German
About Jan and Greg Simmons
We are an English family and we moved to Chiclana 10 years ago. We love it here because it is really Spanish and the children have truley become emerged in the Spanish way of life.
Why Jan and Greg Simmons chose Chiclana de la Frontera
We chose this area to live because it is really Spanish and not the usual cheap resorts that you get on the Costa cel Sol. Here there is a real tradition of flamenco and the area has kept its Spanish feel. We had the Villa built especially for holidays and it is perfectly suited to large families or groups of friends. It is situated in a rural area which is far enough from the beach to be relaxing and away from the noise but yet only 5 minutes by car. Two minutes down the road are several major supermarkets and a lovely restaurant within walking distance.
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Clean roomy good designed villa pool good and always in sun nice furniture close to all amenities beds comfortable bathrooms handy nice set up..
Very warm and friendly welcome from the owners on arrival, Greg & Jan, helpful an informative about the area. The villa was exactly as advertised and for us a perfect location for our needs, close to the beach (Barossa, 10min drive), easy access back to Jerez for the MotoGP. Slightly remote in terms of nightlife/party scene, but for us it was perfect as we were there to relax and enjoy the villa with MotoGp at the end of our stay. Very traditional Spanish area, not a lot/barely any English speaking locals, so be prepared to polish up on your Spanish before you go. Property was clean and well maintained, albeit a little dated. However, it was not advertised as a 'luxury villa' so we were not disappointed at all, it had a very "home from home" feel and we were very happy during our stay. It was also very well equipped in the kitchen and had plenty of spare towels/blankets etc....Greg and Jan also kindly put up a stair gate, cot and highchair for us, which was extremely helpful as we had a baby with us. Excellent space inside and out, lovely private garden area with plenty of sun and shaded areas and the pool was fantastic, the kids barely got out the whole 10 days we were there. Overall a lovely villa/area and we would definitely recommend and go back again.
We made a trip to Cadiz one day, it was beautiful, although VERY busy even out of season, so go early and stay for the day. The beach there was quite dirty with lots of rubbish/glass around, so be careful, although plenty to see outside of the beach.
Thank you for the review. Very informative for future guests.
A bit surprised at your remarks about the beach?
La Barrosa has a blue flag and is renowned as one of the top beaches in Europe. It is super family friendly with plenty of bins for rubbish, so I assume you must have gone somewhere off the beaten track?
Thanks once again for your visit and comments.
3 families take a summer break
Lovely holiday had by all in Chiclana.
We were really pleasantly surprised by how Spanish the area is - 99% - so don't expect English speaking to be the norm. Good food and drink locally is plentiful and cheap with sea food exceptionally good value. However best to get quickly into the Spanish timekeeping - stay up late, eat late (9pm or after) and generally take things at a relaxed pace or you will be on your own. Local beaches are a 10 min drive and fab . Parking can be challenging but once you know the area and get your timing right (12ish for Barosa beach) then it's fine. The villa itself hasn't really got anything much around it so a car is essential. Supermarkets plentiful , local and open late. Cadiz is lovely and 30 mins away. Also recommend Jerez and Tarifa (whale and dolphin watching great)
The villa is spacious and most importantly has a great pool and outside area which we enjoyed immensely. Thoughtful planting in the garden gives shade or sun all day as you wish. We played lots of table tennis and boule, all provided.
Inside the house is nice with aircon everywhere. However a couple of things to note. The third double bedroom is very small - wondered by not bunks or singles. Also the showers can only be used in isolation - you get hot or cold if anyone else is in. Other than that everything was fine, broadband and TV great with English sports channels as a bonus.
5* holiday, only reason giving 4* is that it's not a luxurious as some. However it is superb value for money. Jan and Gregg are extremely pleasant, accommodating and helpful with any issues we had.
Thanks guys for a comprehensive review.
We enjoyed your company and glad that you had a great time.
Sorry you didn't think that the villa was as luxurious as other villas but we don't advertise as such and we do try to make sure that our guests have everything needed for a good holiday.
Large well equiped villa with perfect pool and garden; lovely region
What a fabulous area - we'll come back. Apart from Jan and Greg, everyone else we came into contact with or overheard in the region was Spanish.
The villa is large (photos don't do it justice) and a great kitchen with space for many hands to help. The pool and the garden were fantastic. Room for games; plenty of shade for early morning Pilates and mid-afternoon exercises for the young adults. The table tennis table was a huge hit and the pool was big enough for leisurely swimming and lots of games.
Inside the house is nice and cool with aircon everywhere. The showers were not great - a bit difficult to control and water pressure an issue but in the scheme of things entirely manageable.
Good TV - we were able to have 10 person world cup football binges.
Car needed to get around but everywhere worth visiting: Barossa beach, Sancti Petri, Cadiz, Jerez, Conil de la Frontera were all great but our favorites were: Vejer de la Frontera for evening sunset and lovely food and Los Canos de Meca (enterprising young men selling mojitos on the beach, swimming out to rocky outcrops, relaxed ex hippy beach area with cool bar/DJ/ dinner overlooking the sea).
A perfect location for a holiday of 4 adults, 4 young adults and 2 teenagers.
Really big thank you to Jan and Greg who made sure everything was perfect (including finding a boat that was big enough to take us all out fishing)
Thank you so much guy.
Superb and private holiday villa.
This is a fabulous villa with south facing garden and pool. Smashing barbecue area as well as a great kitchen. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Jan and Greg were great at giving us any information we needed and couldn't have been any more helpful.
The sun-trap garden and pool are completely private and not overlooked. There was useful beach equipment available and the ping pong table was the surprise hit of the holiday.
Gorgeous villa in beautiful part of Spain
Had an amazing holiday at the villa. The house was very clean and garden was well maintained with a good mixture of shady areas and sunny patches. The outdoor eating areas were great with 2 different places to eat outside and plenty of room for the 8 of us. The owners were exceptionally welcoming and helpful. We needed medical help during the holiday and Greg and Jan helped us sort this. Plenty of places to explore by car from the villa and the nearby beaches were fantastic especially for rock pooling! I think we'll be back!
Thank you so much Alex.
So pleased we could help out with your spotty problem.......
Hopefully we will see you all again sometime.