An artist’s country casa
Artist-owned and decorated, Casa Cascada (property ref – 15800) is a new luxury country villa near the Andalucían village of Villanueva de la Concepción. With a private, walled pool area and two large ensuite bedrooms, the property is well equipped for friends looking to get away. Spacious throughout, the villa has terraces, an open-plan kitchen and glorious views of El Torcal Nature Reserve, with its impressive limestone rock formations, rolling landscapes and walking trails. Situated 30 minutes’ drive from the coast, Seville, Granada and Cordoba are also all within day-trip distance of Casa Cascada.
A week’s stay in 2013 costs from €1,350/approx £1,074 or £269 pp (four guests). Flights (Malaga) extra.
A Mallorcan mansion
Set on a hill, overlooking its extensive estate – complete with olive groves, its own forest of pine trees, orange trees and a vegetable garden – Mansión Sa Capella (property ref – 15756) is an impressive and grand villa. Built in 1850, the property has room for 13 guests, with seven bedrooms, a private pool and spacious outdoor terraces. A short drive from the beach, on the north of the island, the property is close to the rural village of Santa Margalida which is known for its charming handicrafts. The interior is comfortable and smartly furnished, and a separate guesthouse (sleeps six) can be rented out in addition to the main house.
A week’s stay in 2013 costs from €2,800/approx £2,233 or £172 pp (13 guests). The guesthouse can be rented out for the week from €700/approx £562 or £93 pp (six guests). Flights (Palma de Mallorca) extra.
Scandi-design in Spain
With white-washed walls and a smart, chic and spotless interior, Casa Blanca (property ref – 15767) lives up to its name both inside and out. Newly-built and designed by a Danish architect, the villa has large glass-fronted sections which overlook the private pool and Jacuzzi, and beyond to the Mediterranean. Eco-friendly – with solar water heating – the villa also has mountain bikes for guests to explore the surrounding Andalucían countryside. Casa Blanca’s private setting – amongst olive groves 20 minutes’ drive north of Almunecar – makes it a peaceful retreat, and guests will arrive to a complimentary bottle of Calvente wine made locally in Jete.
A week’s stay in 2013 costs from €1,400/approx £1,112 or £185 pp (six guests). Flights (Malaga) extra.
An apartment with a view
For unbeatable cathedral views – a real one-off – head to Seville and stay at the Puerta Cathedral Suites (property ref – 14666). The five modern suites – each with two spacious bedrooms and each occupying a different floor of the building – share a communal roof-top terrace which is ideal for sunbathing, relaxing or enjoying a post-sightseeing drink. Admire views of the impressive Gothic cathedral – one of the largest in the world and almost within reach – without having to leave your bed and, based on Avenida de la Constitución, you’re in the perfect spot for other city sightseeing, too. The bright and airy apartments also benefit from maid service, and Spanish and Flamenco guitar classes can be arranged – as can babysitting.
A week’s stay in 2013 costs from €1,827/approx £1,450 or £362 pp (four guests) or £241 pp (six guests – using a sofa bed). Shorter stays available and a free transfer is included for stays which are five nights or longer. Flights (Seville) extra.
Hilltop country estate for all the family
Set on a hill-top with views of the surrounding Catalonian countryside, Piso Ballard (property ref – 13875) is a spacious apartment within Massia Ferreras - a spacious country house estate near Berguedà, which is perfect for families. All ages will be delighted by the panoramic sun terrace with sun loungers, large private pool, an eight-hole mini golf course, table tennis and football at the villa, plus the games room with toys for younger children – saving the need to lug any of the usual paraphernalia with you. Children can also help to feed the hens and geese and make friends with the owners’ lambs. Inside, the décor is modern and stylish with three en-suite bedrooms and a swish kitchen-cum-
A week’s stay in 2013 costs from €1,250/approx £1,011 or £169 pp (six sharing). Flights (Barcelona) extra.
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