- 4 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- Sleeps 9
Description from the owner
Private family villa located in a quiet cul de sac with spectacular views over the countryside and 13th tee on the San Roque Club gated Golf Resort. This semi detached 3 storey modern house has its own private gated garden with a kidney shaped pool and shady terraces on each floor providing privacy and space to relax.
San Roque Club is a renowned golf location and resort located moments from the AP7/E15 motorway and easily accessible from Malaga, Jerez and Gibraltar airports. The club has a historic members club house with restaurants and bars, communal pool with poolside bar and grill, stables and riding school, tennis and to 18 hole championship ...Read more
Villa - Secure Garden, Heated Pool, nr. Gibraltar
Sotogrande, Andalusia, Spain
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
A gated community with security and clubhouse near to Sotogrande and Gibraltar. A low density 5* location with no building work and an established community on an impressive golf club with 2 18 hole courses. On site facilities include restaurants, riding school, communal pools, hotel and tennis.
Getting to the resort without a car?
We can recommend a minibus company who can transport groups from each airport at reasonable cost. In April this year a minibus from Malaga for 10 people cost 180 Euros each way. Access by coach/bus is possible but takes around 3 hours via Malaga bus station. A cab from Gibraltar border for 4 people costs around 60 Euros. If you arrive without a car the guardian can will arrange a food shop for you. There are sufficient on site resources to stay a few days without a car. To really explore the area and be able to get to beaches with children you will need transport. Taxis have to be booked by phone as there is no on site rank.
The resort is gated with security controlled access. This said, it is a golf club and the setting is a magnet for weddings, celebrations and golf events so the resort has a significant number of external visitors apart from residents and guests so you should consider this when booking. The Suites Hotel on site has a beautiful unheated large pool with a poolside bar and terrace restaurant/grill. Our guests can use this pool which has a life guard in season at a daily cost (20e for a family). The hotel takes separate bookings and like any resort there is evening entertainment in season arranged by the hotel for guests and those staying locally. The resort has tennis and paddle courts and an equestrian center just a few minutes walk away from the house, you can book riding/lessons or join hacks ahead of your trip.
Formerly the home of the Domecq sherry family, The San Roque Club sits on an enviable backdrop surrounded by lush hills and historic cork oak woods. The centrepiece of the club is the magnificent Domecq mansion which oozes character. The club is set within 340 acres of peaceful and natural Andalusian where the ancient Cork Oaks dominate the landscape. San Roque first opened it´s doors in 1991 and quickly became the golf resort of choice in Sotogrande, designed by Dave Thomas the Old Course along with Valderrama and Real Club de Sotogrande became known as the golden triangle of golf. In 1997, during the Ryder Cup held in neighbouring Valderrama, San Roque hosted both the European and American teams and their families and to this day the plaques with the players´ names remain by the door to the suites they occupied. The club continues to welcome elite players from across the globe who come to take advantage of the outstanding conditions before important tournaments. As for amateurs, the two courses offer some of the most beautiful holes they will ever play. It´s not only professionals who enjoy San Roque as thousands of amateurs will testify each year. The courses have been designed so that both low and high handicap players can enjoy them. You can take a run/walk around the courses early morning or at sundown finishing at the club house where you can enjoy a drink overlooking the tees. The resort perimeter road is softly undulating and provides a safe place to cycle for youngsters. Very close to the house is a community communal unheated/supervised pool where children can play ball away from the course.
There is a bus stop outside the resort with regular bus services along the coastal towns and beach areas. The local tourist office in Sotogrande provides an on line service to help you plan your trip if you are not wanting to drive. Please note the distance from the house to the resort entrance and bus stop is 1.2km walking, the supermarket shop is located en route.
You can drive or taxi into Sotogrande its 10 minutes from the house, the marina and beach areas offer splendid views, good cuisine and relaxation. The Sotogrande Marina is in keeping with the luxury feel of the surrounding area. This is a world class marina with all the amenities you might expect. In addition to showers and sauna facilities for those mooring at the port, there is a gymnasium, a marine supply store and a heliport. Inquire at the port to find out more about the impressive sailing club and also to charter a sailboat, yacht or other vessel. Jet ski rental services and paragliding are also available as this popular sport is taking over the area. The atmosphere at the Sotogrande port is laid back and down to earth with the nearby shore tastefully lined with exclusive condominiums and a whole range of restaurants, bars and shops to browse through. On weekends this small commercial area is bustling with visitors who come to enjoy the restaurants or simply have a drink and visit shops and outdoor markets.
San Roque Town/Carteia
Rural tourism is very popular in the San Roque area, which includes one of the most beautiful forests in Europe, Pinar del Rey, with its many types of indigenous flora and fauna. In the area of San Roque there are outstanding birdwatching opportunities in the Campo de Gibraltar.
The village of San Roque, with its steep narrow streets and whitewashed houses has maintained a quintessential Andalucian flavour and is a delight to visit. The well tended little balconies and wrought iron work grilled windows burst with the colour of well tended plants. There is plenty to do within the village of San Roque, with many historical monuments and points of interest, as well as museums and churches, to say nothing of the wonderful local bars and restaurants to keep you going along the way. Steeped in history and tradition, you will see a piece of real Andalucia. Why not begin with a visit to the San Roque bullring, which was built in 1853 and is the fourth oldest in Andalucia. From the station in San Roque you can take a train ride to Ronda, this provides a breathtaking view of the countryside as the train climbs the Sierra Bermeja. The town hall runs free weekly tours of nearby roman remains at Carteia and the town and evening tapas tours around the authentic restaurants in the area.
An easy day out it can be accessed by local bus from outside the resort gate. You can also drive and park then walk across and take the open top bus tour from the border. There are dolphin watching and boat tours from the marina and interesting historic tours of the Rock and famous monkeys. Tax free shopping, BHS, M&S;, Morrisons and pubs make this a home from home. You pay in GBP and need your passport to cross the border. It's a good day out for the family.
40 minutes drive away onhte motorway North of Cadiz is the so-called sherry triangle, its corners marked by three towns sprinkled with producers of sherry and brandy whose bodegas (wine cellars) can be visited. Jerez de la Frontera is renowned for its sherry, as well as having a longstanding equestrian tradition and a claim to being the home of flamenco.
A port at the mouth of the Guadalquivir river, Sanlúcar de Barrameda is also famous for its bodegas where you can sample its acclaimed manzanilla, a dry sherry. You can access the Doñana National Park from Sanlúcar via boat. A popular destination for city dwellers from Cadiz and Seville, the third town in the triangle is El Puerto de Santa María, which has a smattering of fine mansions as evidence of its wealth in the 18th century and some superb seafood restaurants and bars.
The inland pueblos blancos (white towns) are well known for their unique beauty and spectacular settings - invariably hilltop locations, with the whitewashed houses huddled around a ruined castle. Although the most famous of the white towns is Ronda, in Malaga province, Cadiz province can claim many for its own. Often the names of these pueblos blancos in Cadiz are testament to the towns´ significant past as settlements built to defend the respective territories of the Christians and the Muslims; the frequently seen suffix "de la frontera" of a white town place name refers to its historical border position. You can drive to the most significant towns within 25-50 minutes, each takes around a day to explore. IN hte heat of the summer sun a day wandering the streets and finding a viewing point for a nice lunch provides respite from the sunburn! These towns are located high up in the hills with wonderful viewing along the road and you need your sits about you to remain safe on the road. Some guests elect to stay over for a night and explore a couple of places during their stay we have some excellent notes in our manual which we supply before you come if you wish to plan a trip and somewhere to eat.
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Beach or lakeside relaxation
Last updated on February 24, 2014
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- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Housekeeping Optional
- Central heating
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- A/C or climate control
- Alarm Clock
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Ceiling Fans
Phone / Internet
- Wireless Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Mountain Views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stereo or CD player
- Satellite or cable TV
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - yes