For Sun, Sea & Golf
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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Located on the 3rd hole of the El Portil Golf Course and little more than a five minute walk to the beautiful child friendly local sandy beach, this luxury house built on three floors comfortably sleeps six in three double bedrooms. With the fully fitted kitchen, catering should be no problem or eat out at the numerous local tapas bars and restaurants.only 5 min stroll. Within the secure private gardens are the large swimming pool, children’s paddling pool and tennis court.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||El Portil 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Seville or Faro (Portugal) 100 km, Nearest railway: Huelva 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, Private tennis court|
The Costa de la Luz region
THE PROVINCE OF HUELVA is among the least visited areas of Andalucia. Consequently, much of the zone has remained a rural hinterland, where times move slowly and the old customs prevail. Some of the finest nature reserves are here, too, including the ecologically essential Donana National Park, mountainous reaches and pristine beaches, generally frequented by Spaniards rather than tourists. Culturally rich as well, each town and village shelters surprising art treasures and ancient marvels, where you may find yourself the only visitor – a welcome relief after the throngs encountered elsewhere in Andalucia
Huelva, capital of the province, is strategically located between the Rivers Tinto and Odiel. Founded by the Phoenicians, Huelva was at its peak under the Romans – The Provincial Museum conserves remarkable archaeological finds. Taken over by the Arabs and seized from them by Alfonso X in 1257, it was seriously damaged by an earthquake in 1755. Some of the monuments from before the catastrophe still remain, such as the 16th century churches of San Pedro and la Concepcion, and the ancient Mercedarian convent converted into a cathedral in the 18th century. Intensive mining activity at the beginning of the 20th century characterized the urban architecture of some areas with a distinctive hallmark, as can be seen at Casa Colon. Huelva boasts its own El Corte Ingles departmental store on Plaza de Espana, while the area around it and just off Plaza 12 de Octobre constitutes the main shopping district. The open air market is held every Friday on the Recinto Colombino. The city’s other claim to fame is as the starting point when Christopher Columbus set sail from Huelva and on 12th October 1492 landed on one of the Bahamian islands and the discovery of the new world.
DONANA NATIONAL PARK
The vast delta of the Guadalquivir River constitutes one of the worlds most important nature reserves without which birdlife throughout Europe would be seriously compromised. The zone has a fascinating mix of terrains, but can be visited on guided tours only. The largest nature reserve in Europe and southern Spain’s only national park was established in 1969. It covers more than 247,000 acres, including its surrounding buffer zones, and its wide variety of ecosystems, rare fauna and abundance of bird life make it so vital to the environmental stability of Western Europe that it enjoys the status of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. To the untrained eye, it yields up its natural wonders gradually, but a visit to the coastal area of western Andalucia is not complete without taking it in.
A place of Marian Worship and the centre of Whitsun Pilgrimage. The focal point of one of Spain’s largest festivals, the Romeria del Rocio. The four day pilgrimage leading up to Whitsun has dispensation to wind its way through the park. Thousands of people come to honour Nuestra Senora del Rocio, a medieval statue with miraculous powers. A village with sand covered streets, where the residents still customarily get around on horseback – hence the hitching posts and where flamenco is in evidence. The fact that this town resembles an old west frontier out post is no accident. The Spaniards who settled in what are now the States of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona mostly came from this part of Spain and took their archaeological style with them. Of note is the Hermitage or Sanctuary of Nuestra Senora de el Rocio, with architectural grouping of one or two storey houses and the grid based urban layout. El Rocio within the Donana National Park should be included as stop over from a visit to the National Park.
Capital of the sierra, this is an attractive town blessed with fresh air. The oldest town hall in the province offers information about the sierra. The Roman ‘Arunda’, where nature has created this fantastic monumental world of ‘la Gruta de las Maravillas’, a guided tour of these marvellous caves – Spain’s largest – will wind 1,200mtr through beautiful chambers with stalactites and stalagmites of incredible natural coloured formations and names such as the Hut, Organ, cathedral, Quail and Twins. The last room is a notorious crowd pleaser, the Chamber of Buttocks. In addition to the twelve caverns there are also six underground lakes, which create stunning visual effects. The Great Lake lies under a 70mtr vaulted ceiling. History has also left some beautiful marks on the town: the Castle Church raised by the Templaries; the Priory Church of the Assumption, work of one Juan de Herrera, and other 15th and 16th century ecclesiastical monuments. Here in Aracena the cobbled street of Calle Pozo de la Nieve, is lined with souvenir shops with fine embroidery.
JABUGO & CUMBRES MAYORES
The “home of ham” gastronomy of the area is of the highest quality with the universally renowned cured hams produces Spain’s most famous, known as jamon iberico, Serrano and pata negra, named after the black pigs that forage in the Sierra de Aracena. and the extraordinary wide range of spicy sausages.
THE MINES OF RIO TINTO
are the first of its kind in Spain and one of the principal touristic cultural parks at national level. Here are the oldest working mines in the world they are The Mines of the Rio Tinto. The visitor is able to go back 5000 years in mining history and at the same time witness at first hand a working mine in action. The gradual stripping away of the rich ore has left a weird moonscape shot through coloured fissures. Visitors are numerous and varied: The Mining Museum, first museum on the Iberian Peninsular dedicated to the history of mining and metallurgy. Corta Atalaya, one of the largest working opencast mines in Europe.
El ROMPIDO & EL PORTIL
Beautiful typical fishing village belonging to the township of Cartaya, is of great agricultural importance, there exists various nautical centres with mooring places within the natural port of Ria del Piedras. El Portil, The beautiful sandy beaches with pine forest backdrops and a lagoon surrounded by abundant vegetation with an important wealth of aquatic birds, it is a protected natural environment.
From the mouth of the river Guadiana to that of the river Guadalquivir the Atlantic coast of the Province of Huelva is steeped in history and legend, stretching out in wide beaches of white sand backed by green pinewoods. AYAMONTE; situated at the mouth of the river Guadiana possessing an important fishing port and pleasant square of restaurants and tapas bars overlooking the harbour. This traditional Spanish town’s notable monuments include the 15th century Parish Church of El Salvador, the 16th century Church of Nuestra Senora de las Angustias and the convents of San Francisco and Santa Clara. ISLA CRISTINA, a seafaring town where visitors can enjoy fantastic sunshine on its beautiful beaches. Game fishing can be practised in the Carreras estuary, beach or open sea. It also has a yachting harbour. Considered a great delicacy and priced accordingly, raw wind – cured tuna (mojama) is an acquired taste. Isla Cristina is the main centre of production, but it can be bought in the Mercado del Carmen in Huelva City. ISLANTILLA, a modern tourist complex with sports facilities, maritime promenade, shopping centre, parks and leisure areas. It also includes a golf course. LA ANTILLA, endowed with good tourist infrastructure and facilities, it also has a nudist beach. EL ROMPIDO, this beautiful typical fishing village belonging to the township of Cartaya, is of great agricultural importance, there exists various nautical centres with mooring places within the natural port of Ria del Piedras. EL PORTIL, excellent child friendly sandy beaches with a backdrop of sand dunes and pine trees as well a a lagoon surrounded by abundant vegetation and an important wealth of aquatic birds, it is a protected natural environment. It also includes a golf course. PUNTA UMBRIA; is one of the principal tourist centres of the coast. Possessing a small port and sailing club, all kinds of aquatic and nautical sports can be practised at its beaches. THE MARSHES OF THE ODIEL This natural locality of 7,100 hectares is situated at the mouth of the River Odiel, between the city of Huelva and Punta Umbria. In its interior are found the integral reserves of Las Marismas del Burro and La Isla de Enmedio, renowned for the high level of conservation of their ecosystems and the presence of important colonies of herons, spoonbills, flamingos and storks. The marshes declared as a Biospheric Reserve, serves as an ideal setting for the implantation of numerous scientific activities, educational, recreational, fishing, tourism, etc. Always bearing in mind the conservation of its environment and the preservation of its species.
An outdoor sport like golf also has many excellent facilities at its disposal in the Huelva Province. Along the coastal area we find the golf courses of Isla Canela, Islantilla, El rompido, Bellavista, Matalascanas and Nuevo Portil. In the interior at the Rio Tinto Mines there is the historic country club Corta Atalaya where golf was played for the first time in Spain at the end of the 19th century,
In general the whole coast of the Province of Huelva is perfect for the practise of sailing. The long seafaring tradition coupled with the nature of its waters at any time of the year have made sailing a customary sport on these shores. The main ones being the yachting harbour of Mazagon, yachting harbour of Isla Cristina, Huelva Maritime Club, Punta Umbria Sailing Club and the Rio Piedras Sailing Club.
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30 Oct 2013
"Wonderful townhouse in a top location. Perfect for families"
Recommended 100% for those looking for a truly spanish holiday destination. Miles and miles of undeveloped and very beautiful beaches. Perfect house to base oneself in to enjoy all the costa de la luz has to offer
Thank you for your review, I am so please you had an enjoyable time at Casa 52 and sincerely hope we can welcome you again in the future.
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