Character Andalucian Townhouse close to Gibraltar

Character Andalucian Townhouse close to Gibraltar


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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
4 Bathrooms

About our home

Situated in the beautiful old town of San Roque with amazing views of Gibraltar and Morocco our house is one of a kind. If you are looking for a genuine Andalucian experience you won´t be disappointed. The house which is about 150 years old has a lot of character with gorgeous Andalucian tiles and Arabic influences. There is a delightful patio with a swimming pool and an amazing roof terrace with fantastic views. We have 3 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms two of which have sofa beds. The house is located in a quiet square with a 5 mins walk to the town´s best tapas bars and restaurants. Gibraltar is only a 15 mins drive and some of the best beaches in Southern Spain are located close by in Sotogrande, the Costa Del Sol and the stunning Costa Del Luz. Kite surfing capitol Tarifa is located only 40 minutes away.

The house is not suitable for very young children as being an old house there are some steep stairs. However, older children will enjoy the pool and the town of San Roque has some great parks and squares. We also have a very old cat Tomate, He is 16 years old and very affectionate.


More about us

  1. My name is Carmen and I was born in England but my father is Spanish and was from the local area. My husband Jon is English and we have lived and worked near Gibraltar for over 20 years. We have 2 boys Lucas and Ruben aged 16 years and 11 years of age who were born in Spain

  2. Jon works in Gibraltar and heads up a Sports Trading team. I run our new holiday let business and work for a local charity.

  3. We love the typical Andalucian white-washed houses and our house reflects this style with it´s decorative tiles and central patio and well. There are also heavy influences from our neighbouring country Morocco.

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Where is it?


We are situated in San Roque Old Town. It is a quiet square with cobbled streets and a short 5 mins walk from good and reasonably priced tapas bars, bars and cafes. San Roque has a feel of going back in time and people are friendly and welcoming. If you are looking for a taste of the real Spain this is the location.

The local Tourist Office is located 5 mins away. Also close by is Manolo´s local corner shop. Located 10 mins on foot is a large supermarket which also specialises in food for people with gluten and lactose intolerance.

Buzzy restaurants
Don Benitos with it´s stunning open patio is located in the Church Square. For people who are celiac there are several options in the town including an excellent pizzeria Vesuvios
Cool bars
The Caracol is located 2 mins away and draws an interesting crowd. The owner Fran is a musician and speaks fluent English. The decoration in the bar is unique and must be seen. On Saturday afternoons the Caracol often hosts live music.
Cozy cafés
Nonos Moveran is situated in the Church Square 5 mins from the house.
Retail therapy
Gibraltar is only 15 mins away but there are large shopping malls in nearby Algeciras as well as Marbella and Puerta Banus.
Bit of culture
Visit the Roman site of Carteya and the nearby white villages of Castellar or Jimena de La Frontera. There are also free guided tours of the old town of San Roque. Swim in the Roman Baths in Manilva,
Walks in the park
There are some great parks for kids in the new town as well as a stunning forest Pinar Del Rey
Spot of exercise
There is a leisure centre in the town with a gym and pool. There is a walking, running, cycling circuit. around the town. Choose to walk the outskirts of the town or to the forest. and back.
Day tripping
Gibraltar, Tarifa, Marbella, Malaga, Sevilla, Aquapark at Algeciras, Zoo at Castellar, Nearby white villages, day trips to Morocco, Ronda

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