New house for 2017! A central courtyard, while very traditional in Andalusia, is quite hard to find in beach houses. But Casa Leticia has one; in fact, it pretty much ticks all the boxes for those looking for something authentic on the Costa de la Luz: the beach within 100m; the patio interior (complete with palm tree); traditional floor tiles and brickwork; large airy rooms; and plenty of sun and shade.
All the rooms, except the main bedroom suite, are on the ground floor, built around the central courtyard, meaning they are bathed in a lovely soft light all day. The courtyard also makes a wonderful peaceful sitting area, with its numerous pot plants and shady palm. The large sitting room runs down one side, the open fire making one end cozy on winter nights, and the covered dining terrace opening off the larger “summer end”. There is also a very nice dining room running down one of the other sides of the courtyard and connecting with the kitchen, which, although traditional, has everything you will need. The other two sides of the courtyard contain four of the bedrooms and 2 of the bathrooms, as well as the large entrance hall and the staircase to the first floor. The main suite on the first floor has a private terrace from which you get a glimpse of the sea (there is no real sea view, but it is perfect for sitting at night and listening to the waves!) The overall feeling at Casa Leticia is of space and comfort: no over-furnishing, carefully chosen pastels, beds and sofas of an excellent quality; and bedrooms and bathrooms that are generous (many houses of this size have a couple more bedrooms crammed in!); and on top there is a choice of communal areas, should you need a bit of space to yourself!
It is a similar story outside. The main terrace has a covered area for eating, and around the corner a comfortable sitting area, the pool being visible from both. There is then another outdoor eating area by the built-in BBQ, under the shade of the pines. The garden has been recently re-planted and is very well cared for. And the green-tiled pool adds to the lush atmosphere.
The location is virtually unbeatable: it is just 100m back from the northern end of the Roche beach and the famous beach bar/restaurant (this one is open June-September, but it is just a 10-minute walk down the beach to another one that is open all year); it is a short stroll (400m) to the local shop, pharmacy, playground, and Roche’s two bars, and only 200m further to the tennis and padel courts. Within a five-minute drive, there is a choice of good local restaurants. You could holiday here without a car; but you would be missing Conil-de-la-Frontera (10 minutes), the hilltop village of Vejer-de-la-Frontera (20 minutes), Cadiz (30 minutes), Tarifa and Jerez (both 40 minutes), and Seville (90 minutes)!