The most striking thing about this villa is the space – all the rooms are big, the living rooms, the bedrooms, even the kitchen is a decent size. Outside it’s also big – a large balcony which gets the morning sun and big gardens look on to an uninterrupted view of Trebujena town some 20km away, horticultural land on one side and a wind farm on a hilltop on the other. The villa, pool and gardens are very well maintained. And the property’s owners, Malcolm and Jayne Wallis, are both conscientious (when our pool changed from blue to green – harmlessly, as it turned out – they had it sorted within 24 hours) and extremely considerate (allowing us to use their beach towels, table tennis bats and balls and even encouraging us to use their golf clubs).
Sanlucar itself is a lovely, ‘proper’ Spanish town – in 3 weeks, we only heard English spoken on 3 occasions – with narrow streets, lovely old bars and an excellent standard of extremely good value food. The most famous tapas restaurant, Casa Balbino, we found to be totally overrated however. Far better is Taberna Juan on the same square. A car is essential but, for nights out in Sanlucar, a cab home costs a mere €7. Sanlucar also has a long promenade, great for a morning walk or run, and a nice beach, though we preferred nearby Chipiona because it’s better for skim-boarding.
Overall, we thoroughly recommend both the villa and Sanlucar and hope to return to both.
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