A bright, eclectic house filled with beautiful things. Original handmade tiles, heavy carved doors, Moorish screens, colourful Moroccan furniture – you’d never guess it was built in 2000. Gaze out to sea from the lookout tower, cool off in the triangular pool, lounge on the upstairs terrace or the leafy garden.
You’re in a residential area of smart holiday homes, a short stroll to the beach (150m). Nip to Conil (10km) for supplies and eating out, stock up on fresh fish at the Abastos market, open every morning Monday-Saturday. Seaside Barbate is teeming with good places to eat, check out the hippy haven, Los Caños de Meca, head inland to flamboyant Seville or relaxed Jerez.
Cook in the decent-sized kitchen, recently revamped, or barbecue outside. Bedrooms are on each floor, twin/doubles downstairs, larger suites up – one has its own sitting room, the other access to the terrace, both have fireplaces for out-of-season stays.