Andalucia rental registration: VFT/CA/01630. Visit Andalucia over Christmas and New Year, or come visit in spring and enjoy the Easter festivities in the villages along this coast. Chiclana's summer feria runs from 10 - 14 June.
This lovely apartment is situated on the top floor of a two-storey block, and enjoys spectacular views over the landscaped gardens, swimming pools and pine forest. Tastefully furnished throughout in contemporary style, this apartment offers two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with twin beds. Both bedrooms are equipped with fitted wardrobes, fans and portable electric heaters, and there are air-conditioning units in the lounge and main bedroom. For your added security, there is a wall safe in the main bedroom. There is also a cot and chair-bed available, giving sleeping capacity for five plus an infant.
The fully-fitted kitchen is equipped with built-in oven and ceramic hob, large fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave as well as all necessary kitchenware. The lounge/diner has a large comfortable L-shaped sofa, where you can relax and watch TV (satellite UK channels), DVDs or listen to your favourite music on the CD/radio. Internet access is available for a small charge. The dining table is extendible and seats six people, and there is ample storage space in cabinets for personal belongings. The modern bathroom boasts a full bath with shower, bidet and WC. A hair-dryer is available for guests' convenience. There are also beach chairs, beach umbrella, body boards and a small barbecue on the balcony for the use of guests.
Aldea del Coto is a luxury development, which benefits from well-maintained communal gardens, a total of four swimming pools (two are for children), security gates, secure underground parking, and a park with children's play area.
There is a small commercial centre by the Aldea del Coto complex where you can find two tapas bars/restaurants, internet cafe, hairdresser, newsagent, small grocery store, surf shop, DVD and video hire shop. Otherwise you are within about 10 minutes walk of the best choice of bars, restaurants and shopping located down by the beach area.
The most striking attraction of this apartment is its proximity to the stunning Playa La Barrosa. This stunning beach extends for some 8km, lapped by the Atlantic Ocean, and is considered to be one of the best beaches in Andalucia, if not the whole of Spain. It has been awarded Blue Flag status every year since the award was created. The main beachfront promenade of La Barrosa has an excellent selection of restaurants, bars and tourist facilities and the Aldea del Coto complex is very well placed to take advantage of the many restaurants and bars around the Playa La Barrosa area.
Further along the beach, in front of the luxury hotels and residential developments of Novo Sancti Petri, La Barrosa beach is backed by beautiful dunes, cliffs and pine forests.
There are many opportunities to participate in sporting activities in the area. Novo Sancti Petri is the closest golf course, although there are four in total in Chiclana. The area is well equipped for horse-riding, tennis and watersports, including sailing, wind and kite-surfing, and paragliding. For those who enjoy motor sports, the racing circuit at Jerez is a popular venue for motorcycle races, and in the past has hosted F1 and European Grand Prix. It remains a popular venue for F1 tests.
Each year there are many festivals to enjoy in the Cadiz area, chief of which is probably the Carnaval which takes place at the start of Lent, usually February. This is an excellent time to visit the area, and people come from all over Spain to enjoy the party. Likewise the Easter processions in all the Andalucian towns are spectacular. And of course every town has its own feria, which means a week of celebration, drinking the local sherry and generally having a good time. Chiclana’s feria is normally held around the feast of San Antonio (13 June). However, by far the biggest feria takes place in Seville, normally two weeks after Easter
The Costa de la Luz or “Coast of Light” is so-called because of its translucent skies and dazzling golden sand. Located on the Atlantic in the south-west of Andalucia, the Costa de la Luz stretches from the southernmost tip of Spain at Tarifa, as far as the Portuguese border. Here you will find hilltop villages, virtually unchanged for centuries, the world-famous sherry and brandy bodegas in Jerez, fabulous unspoilt beaches… In short REAL SPAIN.
This part of the coastline has also avoided the high-rise development seen in many other areas of Spain. This apartment is available all year round, and the area enjoys good weather even during the winter months so making it an ideal destination for golfing holidays.
Novo Sancti Petri is the closest golf course, although there are four in total in Chiclana; Novo Sancti Petri (36 holes), Campano (9 holes), Golf Melia Sancti Petri (18 holes) and Lomas de Sancti Petri (18 holes). Of course there are several others located nearby, notably Dehesa Montenmedio, Sotogrande, Valderrama.
This apartment makes an ideal base for exploring the many attractions of Andalucia. The beautiful city of Seville is within easy reach, as is Jerez, the home of sherry. Cadiz, which claims to be the oldest city in Europe is fascinating, and you can even take the 30 minute hydrofoil trip to Morocco.
The area is also rich in history, and a visit to the Roman ruins at Baelo Claudia is very rewarding. Also the famous Cape Trafalgar is within a very short drive.
Please note that the pool season is currently mid-June to mid-September, outside of these times the communal pool is officially closed.
Please note that for rentals of less than 7 days there is a surcharge of £80 to cover the cost of cleaning/laundry.