A charming guest house (Casa Rural) located at the centre of Vejer de la Frontera’s historical quarter, just a few moments away from one of the prettiest squares in Spain, the Plaza de Espana and just 15 by car to the unspoilt beaches of Costa de la Luz including El Palmar and Los Canos de Meca.
Built in the late eighteenth century, the property is typical of the local architecture with wrought iron balconies looking onto a large flag-stoned courtyard. Whilst executing a meticulous and extensive reform project, under the supervision of an highly qualified architect and a technical engineer, the current owners renovated the building in 2008. Every effort has been to preserve the original character of the property whilst combining elements of a more modern and practical design including some personal additions.
This traditional property is wrapped around an arched central courtyard and dates back to the late 18th century.
Two entrances from the street, currently one entrance is used by the owners as a private entrance and the other is used for guests.
The owner’s private entrance retains original floor tiles and includes a practical storeroom which houses the installed water softener. A polished cement stairwell with skylight leads to the first floor accommodation. The overall configuration has been well thought out to provide guests and owners privacy with private owner access and access to guest accommodation from the owner’s private apartment.
The owner’s apartment area is approx. 115 m2 and includes and open-plan living-dining-kitchen area with toilet and storage area of approx. 50 m2. The living-dining area has French doors with a balcony overlooking the courtyard and oak flooring. There is also a heating system and AC and a wood burning stove. The kitchen breakfast bar and work surfaces are marble. The fully fitted kitchen includes base units, some ceiling to floor wall units, a gas hob, extractor fan, electric oven and integrated fridge freezer. The owner’s apartment also includes a split-level bedroom/bathroom with stair access to an attic room with fitted cupboards. The bedroom and bathroom also boasts a generous sized walk-in shower, built-in toilet, plenty of storage, heated towel rail and a roll top bath as well as traditional ceiling beams and a large window. The attic (ideal as a walk-in dressing room) provides owner private access to the stunning roof terrace with views.
The second independent entrance, currently used for guests, features a traditional entrance “zaguan” on ground floor level. There are two studio guest apartments: a suite and a double bedroom all with en-suite bathrooms.
Located off the “zaguan” entrance is a spacious open-plan suite with two French windows to the street, original ceiling beams, ceiling fan and fitted wardrobe.
There is a kitchenette with fridge, sink and small electric cooker hob. The bathroom includes a walk-in shower enclosed with Tadelakt.
The zaguan entrance leads to the attractive open courtyard with with aljibe well, arches and much sought after “Tarifa” paving stones. Decorated with many plants and plenty of space to relax in the sun or in the shade.
The courtyard leads to the ground floor guest apartment with kitchenette. Traditional ceiling beams and ceiling fan. Open-plan to the bathroom with walk-in shower, towel rail and window to the courtyard.
From the courtyard there is access to a spacious studio or workshop of approx. 50 m2.
Currently set us as a spacious ceramics workshop with toilet, cave. The “workshop” has its own separate license which if desired could be changed to a restaurant license in the future or the workshop could be converted into a large studio apartment (or two smaller apartments). Other possibilities for the workshop area include cooking school, yoga studio, painting school etc.
A passage from the courtyard leads to a small launderette with washing machine and dryer. External watering tap and wood storage area. At the end of the passage which is lined with plant beds there is a stairwell to the first floor guest apartments, to the guest communal areas and to the huge roof top terrace.
Guest communal areas include a breakfast/reading room and kitchenette/bar area. Windows provide an abundance of natural light.
Open-plan with original patterned floor tiles and beams, ceiling fan, electric radiator, 2 French windows to the street, built-in shelving and bathroom with walk-in tadelakt shower.
Original patterned floor tiles and wooden beams, ceiling fan, French window to the street. Off the main area is door access to a shower room with tadelakt enclosure and a separate door leads to the toilet and sink.
Huge rooftop terrace with great views of the countryside, pergolas, outdoor furniture and beautiful rooftop garden. There is access to the roof top terrace from the guest area and from the Owner’s private accommodation.
All the plumbing and electricity was replaced as well as the roof-top terrace and many of the walls on the first floor as part of the owner’s extensive reform project.
Where possible the owners have conserved the original beams, cement floor tiles, paving stones, doors and windows and where not possible other elements have been replaced with reclaimed or locally sourced materials.