The Townhouse

The Townhouse is on two levels with a roof top terrace on the third.  There are three bedrooms, a bathroom and showerroom, Open plan sitting/dining area  and well equipped kitchen with fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher. It is very comfortably furnished.  There is a patio area off the kitchen.  There is also a large fenced patio to the front of the property with table and chairs for private al fresco eating, that is if you don't want to use the  roof terrace.  We also have a great communal pool which is entered using a  pass.  It's the sort of decent sized pool that you can actually swim in.   It's open from 10am until 6 pm 7 days a week. Although La Noria is a recently built area this gives it the great advantage of being quiet and not having the parking problems that the old part of  town has,  yet it is still only 10 minutes stroll to the centre of town.  We have private underground parking although we have never used it as we always just  park in the quiet street beside the house.  The house does not look into other houses but into the Feria, an open area of ground used for the annual fair, which is in March or April.  Costa de la Luz is a fabulous area.  The town itself is very Spanish - a typical hill top settlement but there are lots of great places to eat in and lots of lovely little shops.  We have several fish mongers, butchers and fruit shops within 5 minutes of our door plus a little supermarket.  Its 7km to the beach - not at all like the Costa del Sol beaches; much quieter, even in August, and it is mostly Spanish people who use it.  There is a very bohemian feel to the area.  There are lots places to visit nearby.  Cadiz is not far and Seville is about 1.5 - 2hours drive. Jerez is about 45 mins, and Tarifa 30 minutes.   If you have any queries or would like any further information please do not hesitate to give me a ring.


Regards
Lynne Stephen

                                                                          
Information

Costa de la Luz

The Costa de la Luz or coast of light is the coastal area of Andalucia which stretches from Gibraltar to Cadiz.  It is nothing like its neighbour the Costa del Sol and nowhere near as busy or built up. Left unspoilt by mass tourism  there are many golden beaches stretching for miles with little or no development but all are easily accessible. They are popular with wind-surfers, kite surfers, surfers and families, indeed Tarifa is the kite and windsurfing capital of Europe.  The towns and villages have retained their cultural heritage and are a pleasure to visit.  The Atlantic Ocean officially begins at Tarifa and the  cooler air sweeping in off the Atlantic helps to reduce the temperature in summer making the climate more enjoyable.  As it is the southernmost part of Europe the weather can be  fine even in the depths of winter so the Costa de la Luz attracts visitors all year round for  either short or long stays. The area easily has enough attractions to fill a two week holiday and you could keep yourself busy for a month.


Vejer de la Frontera

The beautiful hilltop town of Vejer is situated about five miles inland just off the main road which runs from Tarifa to Cadiz.  It is one of Andalucia’s white villages or pueblo blancas and has been described as one of the most beautiful in Spain.  The population of around 10,000 is small enough to limit the numbers of visitors staying there but big enough to sustain many local services.  The old town is a substantial size and has numerous sites  but the best way to experience it is to just wander around and discover the attractions by chance.  In fact the main attraction of Vejer is the narrow streets and whitewashed houses themselves but add shops, views, cafes and restaurants to the mix and you can see why it makes a really good base.  During the last five years Vejer seems to have become a popular haunt of artists which has given rise to an increasing number of galleries, jewellers and craft shops. Restaurants include Spanish, Italian, Moroccan, and French  with many  tapas and café bars  in the streets, squares and terraces.  On a practical note there is a supermarket, banks, fruit shops, fishmongers, butchers, dvd rental along with clothes and sports shops etc.


The Townhouse

The house was completed to a high standard in April 2007 and is situated approx ten minutes walk from the centre of Vejer ( but is closer to the supermarket and bakers etc.).  It has three bedrooms, lounge/eating area, fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms, front and rear patio and a large rooftop terrace with open outlook.  There is a gym, internet café and a handy small shop within a two minute walk.

Ground Floor
Lounge Spacious with two sofas (pullout double bed if required), full length double windows, dining table with six chairs, satellite T. V. with most U.K. channels.
Shower room with toilet and sink.
KitchenFully equipped,  good sized, many units, ample work surfaces, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and door to rear patio.
Spacious Front Patio

First Floor
Master bedroom.King-sized bed.  Large double wardrobe with shelves and top cupboards.  Two bedside tables with lamps.  Mirror.  Full-length sliding windows.
Bedroom TwoTwo single beds with two chests of drawers.
Bedroom ThreeTwo single beds, side table and wardrobe.
BathroomBath, shower, sink, toilet and bidet.
Second floorDoor to large rooftop terrace with open views over the Feria (area reserved for Easter Fair )
to the old windmills of Vejer.


The property benefits from air-conditioning and heating.  It operates with a top up card the first of which is free and others can be purchased whilst in Vejer.  Although it does get hot in August there is often a cooling breeze and air-con is not always necessary.
ParkingThere is a private underground car park to the rear with a reserved space but lots of space at the front too.  This is a major asset in Vejer where parking can be a complete nightmare.
The property is part of a quiet development on the outskirts of town but is ideally situated.  There is an internet café and shop just along the road and everywhere in Vejer is walkable.

There is  a large residents communal pool scheduled to be ready in spring 2008 only a one minute walk and will be available free of charge.

Attractions

There are many attractions and numerous nearby towns  which are  possible to visit  on a day trip.
Cadiz-Fabulous old town with many squares, markets and good shopping. 30 miles
Seville-Alcazar, Cathedral and many other  sights too numerous to describe here. 95 miles. You can catch a train from Cadiz.
Jerez-Famous for Sherry and horses it is worth visiting a sherry bodega.  Also  has international motorcycling circuit.  50 miles
Gibraltar-Apes, Marks and Spencers etc. Best to drive there, park then cross the border and get the double decker bus into town. Take pounds or Euros.  55 miles.
Tarifa-Famous windsurfing centre and a great place to just wander around the old walled city.  Shop for some of the coolest sports gear around.  35 miles.
Tangiers in Morrocco-Fast ferry from Tarifa takes only 35 minutes.
Ronda-Roman bridge and bullring beautifully situated on high cliff. You can take the wonderfully scenic train from Algeciras.  82 miles.
Medina Sidonia and Arcos-both gorgeous white villages.
Bahia Sur-Large indoor modern shopping mall with Zara, El Corte Ingles, Mango etc.20 miles.

Beaches
All along the coast.  Nearest to Vejer ( and one of the best ) is El Parmar but worth visiting are others such as Bolonia with its high dunes and Roman ruins, Trafalgar scene of the famous battle and for kite surfing, Tarifa for windsurfing, Zahara de los Atunes or any of them for just whiling away time.  Most are wide with very gentle slopes to the sea and many have a few bars or cafes handy.
Sport
There are National parks nearby for walking, hiking and bird watching.  Horse riding is popular as is golf -both at Montenmedia only five miles from Vejer  There are whale watching boat trips and loads of other things to do.  Large theme park in Seville for kids and teenagers ( not to  mention adults ).  There is really something for everyone in this area.
Booking20% deposit required.  Balance due 4 weeks in advance.

Travel
There are four airports within a two hour drive.  The easiest way from Scotland is probably direct to Malaga and then to drive. 
Malaga Airport is on the southern outskirts of the city and adjacent to the motorway which takes you all the way to Algeciras.  You then stay on the same route all the way to Vejer. Easyjet, Flyglobespan and lots of national carriers. 126 miles
Jerez 50 miles.  Ryanair and Monarch.
Gibraltar60 miles  BA, Monarch, Iberia etc.
Seville100 miles  Ryanair
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The Townhouse

The Townhouse

Front Patio

Front Patio

Living/Dining Area

Living/Dining Area

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Trafalgar Beach

Trafalgar Beach

Rooftop Terrace

Rooftop Terrace

Pool

Pool

Kitchen

Kitchen

Twin Bedroom

Twin Bedroom

Dining/Living Area

Dining/Living Area

Interior

Interior

Pool

Pool

Plaza Espagne

Plaza Espagne

Old Town Street

Old Town Street

Vejer Town

Vejer Town

Local Water Sports

Local Water Sports

Approach to Vejer

Approach to Vejer

Street to Old Town

Street to Old Town

View from Old Town

View from Old Town

Local Water Sports

Local Water Sports

See Video of Vejer
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