If you are looking for a bit of design, space, and plenty of light, and you also want to be close to the beach, then this is probably the house for you. From Villa Africa, it is less than a 400m walk to the beach in Roche, 100m to the local shop and bar, and a few more meters to the tennis courts and other sports facilities. The location is ideal for both families and couples, as is the house: a little bit of luxury by the sea!
Clean lines, large windows, and a small internal garden, make this quite an unusual beach house for this area, and certainly set it apart from the more traditional properties we have in our collection. There is loads of light, yet the clever design keeps the direct sun away and also any unwelcome “levante” wind. It is a low-maintenance house, and it also has most of the creature comforts and technology that you would want in your own home. This is beachcombing in comfort!
The accommodation is all on one floor, with the front door opening onto a large open living space and the covered terrace and pool beyond. Marble floors, a large white leather sofa, and an old wooden table provide a combination of textures that are cool in the summer yet surprisingly cozy during the colder months. The main sitting area has glass down both sides: on one, the little internal palm garden; and on the other, the terrace and pool. Like the house itself, the terrace is simple yet comfortable and oozing with style: a giant wicker sofa with soft creamy cushions combines with large Moroccan puffs and a modern low table. It makes for a wonderfully relaxing corner, which becomes even more magical at night when the giant white pots and the far side of the pool illuminate!
The kitchen is state-of-the-art, and has everything you will need. The main bedroom wing contains three of the bedrooms, and the fourth (along with the bathroom 3) is on the other side of the entrance hall. The main suite has a large double bed, and a luxurious walk-in shower. And, again, there is an interesting combination of textures, with imitation skins on the floor, a large cork-framed mirror, and an unusual bathroom wall. It makes for a very special suite; you won’t want to get up too early! The two twin bedrooms are separated by the second bathroom (also with walk-in shower), which is accessed independently from each. And the fourth bedroom has a single bed, with an optional extra.
The small garden is extremely well kept, and there is some good lawn space for running around. Outside the kitchen and utility room, there is a back terrace, complete with an outside shower for sandy feet!
A walk of about 100m 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.