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Volume 1 • Issue 2

April 2011

Pueblo

Andalucia White Villages Magazine

Medina Sidonia Aromas de Medina

La Vista de Medina

Acampo Abierto


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Medina Sidonia - Population 10,802 Located in the province of Cádiz in the autonomous community of Andalusia, southern Spain. It is considered by some to be the oldest city in Europe, Situated 338 m above sea level, used as a military defense location due to its elevated location. Locals are known as Asidonenses. The city’s name comes from Medina (Arabic for city) and Sidonia (of Sidon), meaning “City of Sidon”.

Medina Sidonia Medina Sidonia Aromas de Medina Calendar of events Services Acampo Abierto Tapas Recipes Property Stats and pricing

Medina-Sidonia was one of Spain’s most important ducal seats in the 15th century; producing an admiral, Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, who led the Spanish Armada against England in 1588. The title of Duque de Medina Sidonia was bestowed upon the family of Guzmán El Bueno for his valiant role in taking the town. The line continues and was led until March 2008 by the controversial socialist, Luisa Isabel Álvarez de Toledo, 20th Duchess of Medina Sidonia (born 1936). 40 Km from Cadiz and 35km from Jerez de la Frontera. It has a population of 10,802 inhabitants. Medina is a historical town and many different civilisations have left their mark there, as can be seen from the various archaeological remains dating back to the end of Neolithic times to be found in the surrounding area.

On the cover: Medina Sidonia from La Vista de Medina courtesy of Tony Editor: Tony Pearse Designer: MrT designs, Alcalá, using Adobe InDesign Information is correct at press time. Magazine is published monthly by the Pueblo team at Calle Sanchez Flores 4, Alcalá de los Gazules, 11180, Cadiz. © 2011 pueblo@alcalagazules.com. All rights reserved. Reproduction in part or whole without permission is prohibited.

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The first to arrive were the Phoenicians who came from the east by sea. They gave the town its first name Sidon, that is the Phoenician root of its actual name, derived from an ancient Lebanese Phoenician town today known as Sayda. The town was developed considerably by the next colonists, the Romans who named it Asido Caesarina. They left significant archaeological remains such as the sewer canals, that can be compared to the hydraulic infrastructures of the most important Roman cities.

MONUMENTS The Sun Gateway: so called because it faces in the direction that the sun rises. The Convent of Jesus, Mary and Joseph: Baroque, 18th century. Very interesting because of its shape and the paintings on the dome.

Visigoths

The main Church: the Church of Santa María la Mayor la Coronada, 16th century, another of Medina ‘s emblems containing an important collection of renaissance and baroque art.

Byzantines

Villa Vieja and Alcázar: The Castle Ruins, Alcázar and Villa Vieja, 13th 15th century, standing on the highest part of the hill. The remains here give an idea of the magnitude of the construction and various walls and towers can still be seen. The Belén Arch: also known as the Arch of the Gypsies. Another of the 16th century city gates.

The Town Hall and Avenue: The town hall was built between the 12th and 14th centuries. The Avenue was a meeting place for the Asidonienses. A Following on were the Visigoths, of whom there is no reference concern- weekly market was established here in the 16th century and bull fights were ing their etymological influence on the town’s name. During these times organised during the town’s festivities. it was the seat of the bishop. A Site of Roman Archaeological remains dating back to 1 BC. It comprises of roman sewers (drains) and some vaults known as “Criptopórticos” After a short occupation by the Byzantines, the Moslems invaded the The Roman Road was Asido Caesarina (Medina Sidonia’s Roman name) town and made it into the capital of the Cora de Saduana (Sidonia), main street. Today it coincides with Álamo street and San Juan Street . It which included a large part of the province. also dates back to the 1st century BC. During the Christian conquest of 1264, the town was taken by the The Pastora Arch: One of the access gates through the wall, also known as troops of Alfonso X. the Salty Gate. Its typically Arab image is a symbol of Medina Sidonia. It In 1445, Juan II granted the Duchy of Medina Sidonia to the House of was built around the 10th century. Guzman and the title in 1472. Moslims

Moors

During the modern era the town continued to grow with the building of many churches and convents. The French occupation of the town in 1810, led to clashes and damage to some of the most important monuments, such as the Church of Santa María la Mayor la Coronada. As well as the panoramic views that can be enjoyed from the town of the Bay and the Cadiz mountains, Medina has other attractions such as its narrow streets with their railed balconies and typically Andalusian patios, interior courtyards left from an ancient culture that still lives on today.

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Aromas de Medina Turning the corner of the winding road leading up to Medina Sidonia, looming up on the right is a terracotta colored building which would normally look out of place in a traditional white village, however, despite the colour, the buildings size and magnificence gives it an ¨out of the ordinary¨ feel. This is Aromas de Medina, or ¨The Sweet Factory¨ as it is more commonly known. A family business founded 30 years ago by Maria del Carmen Macias Castilian, who with her husband, Jaime Barrios created a company with the aim of making the world aware of the exquisite pastries of Medina Sidonia. These sweets and pastries are all hand made from recipes passed down from generation to generation. The beginnings were humble. Initially the bakery was set up in a room of the family’s house in Santiago. Enthusiasm and effort, along with the reliability of their first customers, made it possible for the brand to grow and as the brand grew, came the need for more workspace. In 1981 when Aromas of Medina opened their first workshop of 200 m2, they realised that there just was not enough space to cope with demand. In 1995 the company moved to new premises (where it is today) with an area over 3000 m2. Currently their sweets have achieved a certain prestige and recognition in the province and further. Today, as in its origins, the company is still struggling to raise awareness of the pastries of Medina Sidonia, and get their products to reach new horizons while maintaining the quality of handicraft production. Aromas has an extensive range of products, grouped into different families according to their characteristics and time of year that they are available. One of these families are the typical sweets of the area can be sampled at any time of year as the famous brown cakes, delicious Amarguillos, piñonates, yolks, ... and of course the famous sweet Asidonense par excellence: The Alfajor. This gingerbread was made in the village for centuries and the changes passed down from father to son, as an estate.

Currently the secrecy of these typical sweets are guarded jealously by the families that produce it, and Aromas de Medina ... The Alfajor of Medina Sidonia is recognized in the European Union and traditional quality product, having obtained the PGI, where the first IGP pastry that is achieved in Spain. Another of our specialties include marzipan. The origin of marzipan is attributed to the Arabic term “matha-ban” meaning “king sitting” as the first known marzipan in Spain had printed this figure, detail awarded to the Arabic-Spanish fusion, because in Islamic culture not allowed, in general, representations of human figures or animals. On the other hand, also Arabic, the word “Mahsa” means the candy made from almonds and other nuts, such as the exquisite sweet, resulting from the mixture of almonds and natural sugars. Visiting the factory. Visit Dates: The factory can be visited during the months of October, November and December. Visiting Times: Morning 10:30 to 13:30, Afternoon 16:30 to 19:30. The factory tour is free, and lasts approximately 1 hour. Shop - Ground Floor. A comprehensive selection of our products, where you can purchase them by weight. Cafeteria - Ground Floor. Self Service Store - Second Floor Over 40 m of shelving where you will find nougat, marzipan, chocolates, biscuits, pastries, chocolates, candies ,.... at your fingertips. Projections Hall - Second Floor Dedicated to the projection of film material and a conference hall. Free Tasting At the end of the visit Free gift for all visitors with a tasting of our products. Exhibition Hall - Second Floor Room available for the organization of exhibitions of paintings, sculpture, photography, etc. Wholesale Store - Annex Building A store dedicated exclusively to professionals, where you can buy all our products. There is ample parking with 170 spaces, surrounded by gardens.

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Calendar of Events in and around Medina

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Services Buses

Hotels

Restaurants

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Finca El Alamo

Lucíe Brossette

Sebastián Zambrano

Sebastian Zambrano and Lucie Brossette offer comprehensive training in the equestrian art of classical and High Schooldressage as also “doma vaquera” (preparing you for the passage of Federal Review, for competitions or to enter into a riding academy as the Academy of equestrian art of Versailles). We have quality of facilities, 2-3 horses for each student, and housing professionals in the world of horses for your goals.

A rider with a very comprehensive training, was born in France. She worked as a pupil of Nuño Oliveira in France, and later at the classical dressage school overseen by Michel Henriquet in Belgium. She qualified as an instructress, (awarded by the french government), in Bazas, S.W. France, while working on the team of olympic three - day event rider, Antoine Shoenower.

Known as ‘Chano’ was born into the bosom of a traditional equestrian family in Jerez de la Frontera, presided over by his father who was noted for his talent in training horses in high - school dressage. Sebastian was able to assimilate all his father’s knowledge and so become an incomparable horseman, as recognised by all fellow professionals. He was one of the best ‘rejoneadores’ (mounted bullfighter) and has prepared countless horses in classical and ‘vaquera’ dressage. He lives for horses. He loves them, understands them, and brings out the best in every one.

Riding Classes We give riding classes in all disciplines at all levels. We speak French, Spanish and English Prices: 1h30 private class - 50€ 10 classes forfait - 420€ We are located in South-west Andalucia, on the edge of the Nature Reserve “Los Alcornocales”, where the fighting bulls and the famous Spanish Pure bred horses can be found, within sight on the “Sierra de Cadiz”. The scenery surrounding the El Alamo Finca is a perfect setting to enjoy long rides out. Call us to arrange a date and time.

LUCIE BROSSETTE Apartado de correos 154 11178 Paterna de Rivera Cádiz Tel. (0034) 956 233 102 Sebastián - (0034) 609 631 025 Lucíe - (0034) 615 648 261 l.elalamo@yahoo.es http://caballoselalamo.com


Roof Terrace view from the restaurant La Vista de Medina

Gary and Kirsty Biston have over 40 years experience working in the travel and hospitality industry. They met whilst working for Simply Travel, and as former Directors were instrumental in the setting up of Simpson Travel – a specialist in villa and hotel holidays in Andalucía, Mallorca, Corsica, Italy, Sicily, Morocco and the Greek Islands. Gary originally trained as a chef, before moving into hotel management and the travel industry. Kirsty studied and worked in the Dominican Republic; between them they have lived and/or worked in Austria, France, Greece, Morocco, Colombia, Spain and her islands. In 2004 they moved to Spain where their daughter Lily was born in Málaga and two years later their son Oliver, was born in Jerez. They now live in Medina Sidonia where their 2 eldest children are at the local schools and new baby, Sofia, will be following suit in a couple of years. In addition to managing their boutique guesthouse Casa de Medina and their stylish villa Casa Lucia, Gary is hands on with Andalucía Hideways, whilst Kirsty also runs her own property management company called Andaluz Properties. In their (limited) spare time they continue to enjoy travelling – and have just come back from Morocco. There latest venture is La Vista de Medina, a Casa Rural with 5 suites, 2 swimming pools and restaurant - in the historic quarter of Medina Sidonia with enviable panoramic views. They opened the restaurant in May 2010, and a month later started receiving their first residents guests in their attractive suites - the rounded off the summer by hosting a wedding for 100 guests who flew in from all over the UK and even New York to enjoy the sleepy delights of Medina Sidonia and the Costa de la Luz.

Having worked in a variety of positions, in many European countries and Latin America, for both mass market and specialist operators - Gary and Kirsty have a well rounded background. They have travelled extensively, initially as single people, then as a couple and now as a family – and work hard to understand and thus exceed the varying needs of their clients It comes natural to them to try that little more, to offer better than the rest - examples being Casa de Medina which has received rave reviews since opening its doors in 2005 - with some guests returning 5 times, whilst Casa Lucia is fully booked until October 2011 with enquiries already being made for 2012 and they are already welcoming back repeat clientele in La Vista de Medina, barely in its second year of operation. The Guardian - Friday 1 April 2011 - Alastair Sawday The name says it all: the views are enticing. They reach over Medina’s rooftops, the glorious spire of Iglesia Mayor and the pale-patchwork countryside, all the way to the shimmering beaches of Costa de Luz (a 25-minute drive). Drink them in from the terrace’s free-form pool (with plunge pool for children), amid the warm scents of mimosa, oranges and lemons. Owners Gary and Kirsty, travel industry experts both, live next door and love this area of Spain. Contemporary-style suites, spread over two levels around and above the pool, are neat, spotless and a good size: white walls, tiled floors, colourful throws in cosy bedrooms, a bright modern sofa, a kitchenette for a simple supper should you fancy eating in. However, the restaurant terrace at the top is quite something – those views! – and the food a modern take on Andalucian favourites. It’s so relaxing you could stay put all day. A pity though to miss the Alcornocales National Park, rich with walking trails and wildlife (especially birds), and the famous white villages, especially Véjer.


Come and discover the riders and horses performing andalusian dressage and the fighting bulls in the andalucian countryside. Season 2011 is from 18th March until October Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday , except Easter Friday Performances at 11.30 a.m. Prices inc VAT Adults € 18 Children from 3 to 11 € 9 Ticket office opens at 10.30 a.m. Please be punctual Parking is 700 meters from the grandstand. Enjoy a walk through the countryside to the grandstand. It is recommended you wear appropriate footwear. The Five Senses See the natural beauty of the estate,

the different stages in the life of the fighting bulls, horses, oxen, cows and other animals in the fighting bulls’ environment. Hear the bird song, the bellowing of the bulls, the neighing of the horses, the sound of the cowbells… and the quiet of the countryside, the Andalusian pastures. Smell the aromas of damp earth and dry grasses. Feel the caress of the wind on your skin. Taste Enjoy a glass of fino with friends.

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Learning to draw and paint had always been high on my Things-to-do-when-I-retire list. I’d done a few water colours years ago and enjoyed art at school, but never managed to find the time to fit it into a busy working life. You need time and you need space: time to think, doodle, touch and retouch; space to get all the gear out, make a mess and leave it overnight without it getting in other people’s way. Those were my excuses, anyway. When we retired and moved to Alcalá in 2008, I had all the time and space I needed and - I could hardly believe my luck!! - an English couple, Andy and Helen, had just opened an art school about two hundred yards from our house. I signed up for a weekly 2-hour class which Andy runs for people who live locally. There were five of us, a nice sociable number but small enough to enable plenty of one-to-one attention. We started off with a still life, then a couple of life drawings, some lessons on perspective (drawing the interlocking white boxes of an Andalucian hill-town has to be a challenge for anybody!) and a few sessions on specific topics like skies, trees and water. In one lesson we were given photos ripped from magazines to copy, and I still have a rather curious drawing of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall holding a chicken (free-range of course).

For “homework” over Christmas I was given a bunch of red carnations and roses to paint in a bold style against a black background. God, how I sweated over those carnations! But going back next term, Andy showed me how to look at a small area through a cardboard rectangle and just paint the coloured shapes I could see in the rectangle. Stop thinking carnation, start thinking crimson triangles! Once I got the hang of actually painting what I could see, and not what I thought it ought to look like, it all began to fall into place. All through the winter I was spending entire days in my room painting - birds, animals and my favourite subject, Alcalá itself. I feel very privileged to live in such a picturesque place.

So, if you’re looking for a new hobby why not sign up for a few sessions? You really don’t have to worry about whether you’re “good” enough. Like any skill, painting and drawing can be taught and learned. Andy’s relaxed and constructive teaching method is perfect for bringing out the best in people and helping them develop confidence in their own style, whatever that is; there is no right and wrong. It’s all about learning how to look and then copy what you see; this is a technique you can learn, not a genetic attribute. We used a mixture of pencil, charcoal and acrylic paints; I The Art Centre also offers residential courses, workshops and had never used the latter before, and needed a bit of help to one-to-one tutoring. Residential guests get en-suite rooms off abandon the water-colour techniques I had tried so hard to the main studio area, plus Helen’s splendid home cooking. master in my youth. But after a couple of sessions, and after The Centre is just a minute’s walk from the Plaza Alameda, seeing Andy’s own works in acrylics, I realised that this was where the Alcalainos sit out on a summer evening eating the ideal medium for me. They are very forgiving so you can caracoles and playing dominoes while house-martins swoop paint over your mistakes, they are much cheaper than oils overhead. In the other direction, the roof terrace offers an (and don’t take days to dry), and you can paint on anything unbroken view of El Picacho and the Parque Nacional de los from MDF to wallpaper. Alcornocales. The ever-changing colours and textures of the Once we had learned basic drawing techniques, we were asked forests and mountains are inspirational for both artists and to bring in examples of paintings we liked. We were then photographers. given objects to paint in that style. More information on Painting in Spain


Everybody loves tapas. Delicious little snacks often served with an ice cold fino, the original tapas were the slices of bread or meat which fino drinkers in Andalusian taverns used to cover their glasses between sips. This was meant to prevent fruit flies from hovering over the sweet sherry

The Spaniards will leave their homes as evening descends to spend a night out with friends. They meet first at tapas bars, where they may bar hop, eating and drinking different tapas before they settle into their restaurant for the evening. It is assumed that the tapa originated with Spanish king Alfonso X, the Wise. He was ill and was advised to take small snacks between meals with some wine. Once recovered from the disease, the wise king ordered that all the inns had to provide something to eat when serving wine. The word tapa means lid, the association with appetizers is thought to have come from the old habit of placing a slice of bread or a piece of ham on top of one's wine glass, perhaps to keep out insects. This edible lid was the precursor of modern-day tapas. They are of Arab descent when, the serving of alcohol was forbidden except with food. This explanation does not make too much sense because the Islamic prohibition against alcohol was total. On the other hand, Muslims were drinking wine over the ages in spite of the prohibition as we know from the centuries of delightful poetry in Arabic about the glories and virtues of wine. Tapas, in general are not meant to replace dinner.

Originally, tapas were small plates of food that were given to customers without charge, but soon restaurants and bars came to charge for the food. Tapas are always foods served at eating establishments. Eating tapas is part of the Spanish culture, the tradition of stimulating the appetite with friends while drinking an aperitif (or two) mainly fino (a dry, white sherry served ice cold). Tapas can be grouped into three main categories, according to how easy they are to eat: cosas de picar, pinchos, and cazuelas. Cosas de picar (meaning “things to nibble”) basically refer to finger food, the most famous being the olive - THE mediterranean finger food. If a utensil is required to eat the food, the tapa is called pinchos. Cazuelas (little dishes) are tapas that usually come in sauce, for example, albóndigas (meatballs) or shrimp fried in garlic. All regions of Spain have tapas, although Catalonians have not traditionally eaten tapas and do so now only because of the unification of modern Spain. The Catalans were gastronomically closer to the French and Italians than to the Spanish. The Basques call their tapas pintxos from the Spanish word pinchar, to prick because they were once always served with toothpicks to pick them up. In the tapas bars of the white villages of Spain, and indeed the cities, it is difficult to convey the exuberant liveliness of a bar because they are not just about drinking wine and fine sherry and not just about eating little foods. A tapas bar is more a window into the Spanish soul and the Spanish gastronomic mentality. These are places where people of all classes will congregate. Children are welcome. Tradition has it that the art of tapas had its beginning in Andalusia, Seville, some say. El Gallo Azul in Jerez town center, every tapa here is a piece of art and not that expensive, 2.50 a go, the location is perfect, never a dull moment with shoppers and businessmen rushing by in the busy main street. Right in the heart of things, this tapas bar and café can be found in an unmistakably round brick building dating from the early 1900s which is opposite the famous Jerez market and at the end of the main shopping street. There’s a good restaurant on the first floor, but the greatest pleasure here is to have a fino and try some of the superb tapas from the narrow little bar inside. Very popular with the tourists and locals alike, it is always busy, but try the tapas there and you will know why

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Albóndigas - Spanish meatballs

Chorizo and Tomato Salad

Serves 4 as a tapas dish (makes 12 small meatballs) Olive oil A small bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, peeled, 1 finely chopped, 1 finely sliced 250g minced beef or pork, the best quality. 1 large egg yolk 25g fine breadcrumbs Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 small dried chilli 2 large ripe tomatoes 1 lemon Spanish extra virgin olive oil

then crumble in the dried chilli and use your clean hands to really get in there and scrunch everything up until well mixed. Roll the mixture into about 12 bite-sized balls, lay them on an oiled baking tray, cover with cling film and pop into the fridge to firm up for half an hour. Although putting them into the fridge helps them hold their shape, I’ll often skip this step and take my chances. They may break up a little, but it’s not the end of the world and they’ll still taste delicious. When the meatballs are ready get them out of the fridge. Prick the tomato a few times with a small sharp knife, then drop it into a bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave for 30 seconds or so, then use tongs to fish it out. Once it’s cool enough to handle, peel and discard the skin, squeeze out the seeds and finely chop the flesh. Put a pan on a high heat and add a lug of good olive oil. Add the meatballs and move them around for about 8 minutes, or until they are brown all over. Add the remaining chopped onion and the sliced garlic to the pan, fry for a couple of minutes, then add the chopped tomato and lemon. Shaking and stirring, simmer for around 5 minutes, or until everything Heat a lug of olive oil in a frying pan on looks beautiful and the onions are soft a medium heat. Finely slice the parsley and cooked through. Halve your lemon stalks and add them to the pan with half and squeeze the juice from one half into your finely chopped onion. Fry the onion the pan. gently for a few minutes, and once it starts Very finely chop a teaspoon’s worth of to soften, add the chopped garlic. Fry for a lemon from the remaining half and add few more minutes, until the onion is com- it to the pan. pletely softened, then put it into a large Move everything to a serving dish, mixing bowl and leave to cool completely. season with salt and pepper, drizzle over Once your onion has cooled, add the some extra virgin olive oil and scatter minced meat, egg yolk and breadcrumbs over the rest of the parsley leaves. to the bowl. Roughly chop most of your parsley leaves and add to the bowl. Season well with salt and pepper,

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Chorizo and Tomato Salad

1 chorizo sausage (raw), sliced roughly and the skin removed 12 cherry tomatoes, quartered 2 big spanish spring onions, finely chopped Fresh ground pepper Sea salt Olive oil white wine vinegar Fresh flat-leaved parsley, ripped up 2 cloves garlic, mashed

Cook the chorizo in a glug of olive oil, you want them to be nice and crispy… once they’re ready, tilt the pan so the chorizo and oil are all on one side of the pan – cook the sliced garlic in the oil. Once the garlic starts to produce its wonderful aroma, it’s ready.

While the chorizo is cooking, prepare the tomato salad with some olive oil, salt, pepper and white wine vinegar or sherry vinegar …toss in the spring onions and parsley. Mix the cooked chorizo and garlic (and some of the flavour-packed oil) into the tomato salad and you’re ready

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Art exhibition in Alcalá de los Gazules A display of works by the members of Alcornocales Art School. At the Cultural center behind the indoor market, Click to see map here. Opening night Monday 18th April at 8pmTuesday 19th April until 24th April - 11.30 13.30 and 6.30 - 8.30 (except Good Friday)

Andalucian white villages mountain bike tour Los Alcornocales Natural Park, Jimena de la Frontera; with it’s impressive castle, the Pileta cave, Ronda & the Tajo gorge and Arcos de la Frontera.

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Renovated Country House, near Ortigueira, in the province of A Coruña, Galicia, North West Spain Professionally renovated (2007/8) large (2 floors of 90m² each) stone country house situated in a peaceful hamlet close to the attractive coastal town of Ortigueria. The house has been completely re-built retaining only the original, re-pointed stone walls. A new slate roof has been fitted together with beams, flooring, double glazed tilt and turn windows and external stable style doors. The plumbing, electrical, water and sewage systems have all been replaced. The accommodation comprises; hall, large sitting room/dining room (38 m²), fully fitted dining kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, two further generous double bedrooms, large landing /sitting area, four piece family bathroom and a large loft. A wood pellet burning stove is fitted in the sitting room and thermostatically controlled electric wall mounted radiators are fitted in all the other rooms. Telephone, internet via satellite (Astra 2 Connect), Canal+ and TDT tv/radio systems are also fitted. The house is traditional in appearance from the outside, the interior is a mixture of old and contemporary styles. Natural materials (wood, slate and stone) have been used in much of the house with priority given to making it modern and comfortable. Additionally, there is a small house containing a traditional Galician bread oven situated opposite the main house. It is in a poor state but could be renovated into a fabulous holiday home. It has a footprint of about 40m² which could accommodate 1½ floors. Land totalling approximately 1500m² laid mostly to lawn with an imaginatively landscaped front garden utilising natural materials salvaged from the original house. It features two slate patios both with magnificent views over the valley.

PRICE: €235,000 For further details and lots more pictures Contact ruddsteven@gmail.com 981 417 342


Property for Sale

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B&B for sale in Alcalá de los Gazules 7 beds, 7 baths, 500m2

Huge town house in the center of the village, 50 meters from bars and restaurants, Ground floor, owners 1 bed self contained apartment with kitchen, 1 guest double bedroom, en-suite, reception desk. First floor: 4 double, en-suite, air conditioned bedrooms, 1 single en-suite, utility rooms. Second floor: Huge fully fitted kitchen, dining area for 10, TV lounge with Sky, Large sunny and shaded roof terrace with additional dining table for 8, ample seating. Email us for more photos. antiguafonda@yahoo.com 0034 956 420 648 or 0034 645 834 399

€499,000

Alcalá de los Gazules town house

€130,000 (including quality furniture/furnishings)

Two bedroom property has been completely modernized to a very high standard, including a fully appointed kitchen, has a roof terrace which offers tremendous views. The property is located over three floors; the main entrance gives access to a hallway leading to single bedroom and shower; first floor, a dining area and fully equipped kitchen, with a hallway leading to a second shower room and double bedroom; top floor contains a sitting room of with access to a stunning roof terrace having views of both the town and the countryside beyond. Complete electrical installation / rewire New plumbing system & boiler, Air conditioning (split), Small off road (entrance) courtyard, New traditional design windows & doors (interior & exterior)… European/German carpenter Sleeps 5 / 6… which include bedrooms & double sofa bed (living room) Newly restored property standing near the top of the historic part of the town contact for more details: info@pueblomagazine.com

Town house Medina Sidonia with Pool €168,328 Immaculate condition, well presented, newly built to high standards, spacious and stylish accommodation, full of character, many special features, quality residence, new development, traditional features. Location - near transport, outskirts of town, close to town, quiet location, close to shops, close to golf, sought after area, exclusive development, prestigious area, close to all amenities, close to schools, close to medical facilities, residential area, traditional village, inland, close to airport, close to restaurants Rooms - lounge dining area, lounge Kitchen - open plan kitchen Bathroom - shower room, fitted bathroom, separate WC Utilities - electricity, water, telephone possible, internet possible Garden - community garden, easily maintained gardens, garden Outside - various terraces, covered terrace, roof terrace Parking - street parking Pool - communal pool Security - electronic entry system Other - fitted wardrobes, good rental potential, double glazing, good road access, very good access, unfurnished, disabled access, full escritura Views - garden & pool views, countryside views

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Property for Sale

To view more details, click on the image to take you to an estate agent website Chiclana De La Frontera Villa for sale

4 beds 3 baths 130 m2 built 700 m2 plot size Pool € 195,000

Quality - good condition, well presented, spacious accommodation, many special features, traditional features. Location - outskirts of town, close to town, quiet location, close to the sea, close to shops, popular urbanisation, residential area, traditional village, coastal, close to airport, close to restaurants Rooms - lounge dining area. Buildings - separate guest accommodation Kitchen - luxury kitchen. Bathroom - en suite bathroom, fitted bathroom Heating - air conditioning, heating, fireplace Utilities - electricity, well water Garden - easily maintained gardens Outside - various terraces, level plot Parking - driveway Pool - private pool Other - satellite tv, fitted wardrobes, good rental potential, double glazing, furnished Views - garden & pool views

Algeciras Town house for sale

5 beds, 3 baths, 250 m2 built 20 m2 plot size € 240,000

Townhouse - Terraced, Algeciras, Costa del Sol. 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Built 250 m², Terrace 40 m², Garden/Plot 20 m². Beachfront, Beachside, Close To Port, Close To Shops, Close To Town. Orientation : East, South, West. Condition : Excellent. Views : Sea, Panoramic. Features : Fitted Wardrobes, Private Terrace, Marble Flooring. Furniture : Fully Furnished. Kitchen : Fully Fitted. Garden : Private. Parking : Private.

Chiclana De La Frontera Villa for sale

3 beds 2 baths 100 m2 built 550 m2 plot size Pool € 180,000

Quality - good condition, many special features Location - outskirts of town, quiet location, close to the sea, close to shops, close to port, close to golf, close to river, close to schools, coastal, close to restaurants Rooms - lounge dining area, store room Kitchen - luxury kitchen Bathroom - en suite shower room, fitted bathroom Heating - air conditioning, central heating, wood burner Utilities - electricity, well water, telephone, adsl Garden - easily maintained gardens Outside - covered terrace, patio, level plot Parking - driveway Pool - private pool, heated pool Other - satellite tv, fitted wardrobes, good road access Views - garden & pool views

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