The details at Dos Horizontes are subtle (the green and white garden conserving the autochthonous plants and gnarly pines, the white-tiled pool, the thin strip of Costa de la Luz horizon as seen from the terrace, and the carefully selected colour contrasts and mix of old and new in the interiors); but the overall impact is everything but …this is a beach house to knock your socks off! Built in 2015 for a large family and their friends, it is a house that was clearly planned with one thing in mind, enjoyment! From the panoramic roof-top terrace to the domed outdoor living area and to the kitchen that would pamper even the most capricious of chefs, Dos Horizontes is all about pleasure.
Less than 100 metres from the stunning Roche beach, Dos Horizontes is built over 4 floors in a large garden with sea views from 4 of its 7 bedrooms. The spaces are large, the finishings are luxury, and the design….well, design is always a matter of taste, but we think it is beautiful! You enter through a courtyard, a modern take on the traditional Moorish patio, this one with four tall palms and a tiny fountain in the middle. As you pass through the massive glass front door you get a view along the hall to the sitting room and the magnificent outdoor living area beyond. The ground floor contains one of the seven bedrooms and also a TV room with big comfy sofas. But the main living areas are the kitchen/dining area, the sitting room, and the outdoor living area, which connects with the sitting room via sliding glass doors. It is difficult to imagine a more complete kitchen in a beach house: all the appliances you would normally expect, cooking tools of every shape and size, and a wonderful selection of coloured crockery (for formal and less formal meals). At one end of the kitchen you have an eating area with a round table, and beyond that, through a set of glass doors, the covered outdoor dining area, ideally placed for the morning sun.
Off the kitchen/dining area is the large sitting room. Here you will find deep sofas, bookshelves, and an open fire, which form an ideal space for the cooler evenings of spring and autumn. There is underfloor heating and central heating throughout in case you are here during a cold snap! But the marble floors, high ceilings, large windows, and luxurious space of the sitting room make it the perfect living area all year round. Despite all this, it is probably not here that you will spend most of your time; the outdoor living area, which opens off the far end of the sitting room and gives direct access to the pool, is just too tempting! Here, you can adjust the giant electric roller shutters on the three outer walls to generate just the right amount of breeze and shade, lounge under the domed roof on yet another set of comfy sofas or on one of the giant bean bags, and if it does get too warm, you are within rolling distance of the stunning white-tiled pool (watch how it changes colour with the hues of the sky), one of most beautiful private pools we have seen. And beyond, the horizon of the shimmering Atlantic. It is less than 100m down to the beach.
The first floor contains five more bedrooms, four with sea views and all with en suite bathroom and large walk-in shower. The master suite has a specially large bathroom and also a large outdoor shower. Each room is decorated differently, from the more classic main bedroom through to bright colours and interesting modern art in the others.
The roof terrace on the third floor is a show-stopper: a carpet of green pines to the east; the sea to the west; and on a clear day, Morocco on the horizon to the south. This is your evening chill-out zone, the place for a sundowner and from which to enjoy the full glory of a Costa de la Luz sunset, which, depending on the time of year, will be somewhere between the island of Sancti Petri to your right and the lighthouse of Conil to your left.
In the basement, you have the seventh bedroom (again en suite), a playroom with TV, and an additional bathroom.
Like many of the DosXtremos houses, Dos Horizontes is located on the Roche estate. This means you have one of the Costa de la Luz best beaches (and the competition is high!) right on your doorstep. A short walk will take us to the local shop, pharmacy, a couple of bars and restaurants, and childrens’ playground. Roche also has its own tennis and padel courts and five-a-side football pitches. In the summer months, there are several beach bars/restaurants to choose from within walking distance, some of which are now staying open all year. A 5-minute drive will then provide you with a far larger selection of both bars and restaurants. The area offers an endless list of activities, information on which you will find here on our website, our Instagram and on our Facebook page. And if you book with us, we provide you with detailed information on all our recommendations, details on local amenities, and our up-to-date guide to the best of everything! You could spend a wonderful holiday here without a car, and just hire bikes; but, assuming you will have a car, it’s 15 minutes to Conil, 20 minutes to the hill-top village of Vejer, 30 minutes to Cadiz, 40 minutes to Tarifa and Jerez, and 90 minutes to Seville, all of which are well worth visiting.