Villa El Castillo
Villa | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 18
A grand and luxurious, detached villa in Playa Blanca, located in the sought after area of Montana Roja. The villa is ideal for group holidays and quiet get aways. The roof top terrace and south facing balcony enhances the villas panoramic mountain and sea views across to the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura. Set in a large plot surrounded by private, picturesque gardens with the large heated swimming pool, allows you to make the most of those hot sunny days here in Lanzarote. The shops, bars, restaurants and other local amenities are close by, only a 10 min walk, and the nearest beach (at La Mulata commercial centre) is approximately 10 mins walk away. Within 10 mins drive you can visit the word famous Papagayo Beaches, part of a National Park that has been awarded the Biosfere status.
The entire property has been decorated using the most modern materials. Natural light floods into every room through the double doors and large windows.
The main floor consists of a large living and dining area with seating for 9 people. A fully fitted kitchen with all mod cons, dishwasher and washing machine. Three generously sized bedrooms, all with fully fitted wardrobes, two with en-suites and the third with patio doors leading out to the balcony and the use of the main bathroom.
The second of the two kitchen and dining areas can be found on the lower floor of the property, along with another spacious living area, also equipped with tv, cd and dvd players. This floor also has direct access out on to the pool and garden area. The remaining six bedrooms are also situated on this floor, four with king size beds and two with twin beds, idea for children. All bedrooms on this floor have fitted wardrobes and en-suites.
There is a spectacular Sun Terrace attached to this property which overlooks the pool area. With floor to ceiling windows, this room really opens your eyes to further breathtaking views across the island and even as far as the Marina Rubicon, which is situated on the opposite side of Playa Blanca. This space also acts as another ample living space as it is equipped with comfortable seating and yet another tv and dvd.
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 9 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Arrecife Airport - 40 mins drive|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 8 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (12), Double beds (6), Cots (1), Dining seats for 19, Lounge seats for 19|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Canary Islands region
Lanzarote is the most easterly of the Canary Islands and lies just 70 miles off the coast of Saharan Africa. Creating an enviable year round climate that is characterized by extremely low rainfall (on average just six days per year) and temperatures that rarely fall below 20c – even in the winter months.
As a result, the island is a popular holiday destination at all times of the year, attracting over one million visitors from the UK and Ireland annually. Drawn to Lanzarote´s ninety plus beaches, the vast majority of which boast fine golden sand, and the islands unique volcanic landscape.
Philosophers once speculated that Lanzarote was a remnant of the lost continent of Atlantis. In pre-Spanish times Phoenician Traders dubbed it the Purple Island – as a lichen called Orchilla that was used to make purple dye was once grown here in abundance. And during the Middle Ages Lanzarote was often referred to as one of the Fortunate Islands – due to this clement climate.
Today, Lanzarote is best known as the Island of Fire, as a result of the worlds longest ever volcanic eruption - lasting six years from 1730. Which covered around one third of Lanzarote in a layer of lava that today gives parts of Lanzarote the almost primeval appearance of a land that has just been formed – and is often likened to the surface of the moon? Indeed, astronauts training for the Apollo 13 space mission where shown pictures of the Timanfaya volcano park in order to prepare them for their lunar landing.
For such a small island Lanzarote is also big on attractions. Offering visitors much more to enjoy than just beautiful beaches and volcanic vistas alone. Thanks in no small part to the efforts of the island born artist and architect Cesar Manrique. Who not only fought to save Lanzarote from the sort of over development that has blighted other sunspots. But who also created some of the most unique tourist attractions imaginable – such as the Jameos Del Agua, the Mirador Del Rio and his own remarkable residence the Cesar Manrique Foundation which is built into five volcanic bubbles.
As a result, Lanzarote was declared a UNESCO protected biosphere in 1994. The first island in the world to enjoy such status.
Lanzarote also boasts enormous natural beauty and great contrasts in scenery. From the arid lava fields of the Timanfaya National Park in the South, through to the green and verdant Valley of 1,000 Palms in the North. And as the island is so manageably small it is easy to hire a car and discover Lanzarote´s many delights.
Playa Blanca is the most southerly resort in Lanzarote. It is around 37 kilometers from the Island's Capital, Arrecife, and around 34 kilometers from the airport. There is port located just outside of the centre of Playa Blanca, where the Ferry's commute daily to and from Fuerteventura, perfect for a day trip. Awarded on various occasions for its beauty, this peaceful and pleasant spot is the ideal place for the whole family to relax in.
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