Cross the charming square to the exquisite Iglesia and climb the belfry tower. From the oldest highest quarter of Medina Sidonia, breathtaking views reach to Cadiz.
Not only does this small hotel have a prized position but its gardens brim with fruit trees. Choose a sunbed in the shade, take a dip in the pool. For food and conversation, the restaurant and bar are a stroll up the hill… breakfast, lunch and dinner are generous and delicious. Get chatting to the locals: they like the restaurant too. As for the apartments, they’re homely and secluded, and are incorporated within the old Arab wall.
Trot down the cobbled hill for cafes and bars on the Plaza de Espana. The whole town is a time capsule, and one you long to explore. If you fancy a day out, the sherry town Jerez is a 30-minute drive – as is wonderful Cadiz.