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El Sueno
Bude, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Our best holiday yet!”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

We stayed at El Sueno - Alcornoque. Loved it. Tranquil and safe for children. Great pool which is gated and away but near to acommodation. Well suited for families and supplied all the necessaries for toddlers, ie. changing mat, step, booster seat, bed guards etc. Very good size and well equiped. Very helpful having a washing machine in there too.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

My husband, myself and our 7 mth old twins stated in Alcornoque for a week in September 2012. It was peaceful, private & oh so relaxing. The house itself was perfect for our needs - unfussy & child friendly with a beautiful shaded garden for the babies to explore. The owners also provided 2 high chairs & cots, change mats, baby bath...making our holiday a lot easier. There are lovely views from the property & we really enjoyed relaxing in the garden or the BBQ area. The pool was lovely, only a short walk away from the cottage but fenced off, so again, perfect for families. The property is very remote & as we were out of season the nearest store & restaurant were closed. This was a little disappointing but didn't spoil our stay. Nearby Vejer is beautiful with lots a great restaurants & tapas bars. Highly recommend staying at El Sueno.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

We stayed 10 days in the Almendra casita, which is a generous sized studio big enough for 2 adults and a baby. The casita was lovely - high ceilings and lots of light, plus all mod cons a fully equipped kitchen if, like us, you want to try making some tapas. Having a laundry room on site just a short walk was so useful, too.

We breakfasted al fresco and spent every night sat out on our porch having a barbecue (it's warm enough outside in the evening, even in late October). Bliss.

If you wanted, you could just laze around in El Sueno's gorgeous gardens enjoying the clean pool, the herb garden and the citrus trees, but I'd recommend hiring a car and using it as a base for day tripping around the south coast of Spain. You can easily get to Gibraltar or Cadiz, or get the ferry over to Tangier, Morocco. The closest town, Vejer de la Frontera is very picturesque - all whitewashed villas and pebbles streets with great views. Well worth spending an afternoon getting lost in the old town. The immediate surroundings of 'El Soto' where El Sueno is situated aren't much to shout about and the road is pretty bumpy, but once you're inside the gates it really is a haven.

The site manager Chus was so friendly and helpful and will go out of his way to make sure you have everything you need.

You will encounter a lot of insects, ants and mosquitoes in this part of the country, so come prepared. If you aren't fond of dogs and cats then El Sueno may not be for you - we were regularly visited on our porch by the gorgeous rescue cat which lives on site as well as Chus's beautiful friendly dog. But there are also many less well behaved dogs living outside in El Soto which could be offputting to some.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Wonderful week long Stay in the Mimosa casita. Stunning location with wonderful sunsets. It is the sort of location where you just enjoy returning to and enjoying the Casita and al fresco dining area with stunning views. . Was very pleasantly surprised at the amount of quality of restaurants in the locality and documented very well in the information pack . My girls are already planning our return for 2 weeks next year!!! Thank you to Sean & Tanya And of course Chus for such a relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Bath
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

A fabulous week in Pimienta. The house and grounds have everything you could wish for for a family trip - our children are 3 and 4 - and the excellent beach and restaurant guide made sure that each day was enjoyed to the full.

Couldn't recommend it more - we'll be back

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Kent, England
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

We stayed in Pimienta with our 2 young children and had the most wonderful 2 weeks in this well-equipped, comfortable 3 bed cottage. We found the owners and the local manager so welcoming and helpful. We were really lucky with the weather so could spend a lot of time relaxing on the terrace and by the pool, the children also loved exploring the playground and the rest of the peaceful gardens. They were also really well catered for in the casita - with all the equipment you really don't want to lug with you (potties, plastic cutlery etc) provided, along with a selection of toys. We found El Sueno really conveniently situated for outings too (we live in quite a rural part of England so the driving was not a problem for us at all and we really enjoyed exploring this relatively unspoilt area). We found lovely, almost deserted beaches, Zahora being our favourite, and enjoyed shopping for fish at local markets, especially Barbate. We also made the most of the lovely babysitter recommended by the owners and ate at 3 really wonderful restaurants locally, El Jardin del Califa and la Vera Cruz in Vejer and Patria not too far away. We could not have asked for a more relaxing escape from our daily lives and can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed a week in the smallest studio. We had a great time! It has just everything that we wished for. It is a simple casita, but it has a very complete fully equiped kitchen, free wifi, a good bbq and a large shared pool. This all for a very reasonable price.

Then the location. After travelling around the Pueblos blancos, Granada, Cordoba and Sevilla, we found this a very peacefull escape and still there are many daytrips to make. There are nearby cities such as Jerez and Cadiz, the town Vejer de la Fonterra is beautiful and romantic, and there is a great beach, which is not over crowded.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: El Sueno
Address: Lugar Soto 64, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cadiz > Vejer de la Frontera
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Vejer de la Frontera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming self-catering holiday rentals offering guests a beautifully renovated Cortijo (country farmhouse)with four en-suite bedrooms and a private infinity pool & four traditional country Casitas (cottages) with 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms sharing a second swimming pool. Full of character and comfortably furnished for year-round rental, nestled in a peaceful, private 8-acre ecological estate within a Natural Park. Just minutes from miles of golden beaches, wonderful restaurants, shops & markets and 'white village' of Vejer - with day trips to Seville, Cadiz & Morocco. 500m walking distance to Dehesa Montenmedio & Sunshine Tour. Listed with Alistair Sawdays & Responsible Travel. Catering & cookery courses available. ... more   less 

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