Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
With its spacious rooms, covered terraces and tranquil garden, Villa Flora is a beautiful place to unwind. For a quiet snooze, there is a hammock beside the terrace. A snooker table sits in the inner courtyard. And a charming gazebo overlooks the private heated pool, an ideal spot for children to sit in the shade, or perfectly placed to watch the sun go down before lighting the barbecue.
For the more active, both golf and horse-riding are within a minute's walk on the San Roque resort, or catamaran sailing nearby from Sotogrande beach. In the area, there are many good restaurants — two within just 400m on the resort, or a short drive away. In fact, nothing is far away, and that adds greatly to the charm of this part of Andalucia: it is incredibly relaxing.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Alcaidesa 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gibraltar 16 km, Nearest railway: San Roque 10 km|
|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||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
A modern, fitted kitchen / breakfast room is useful for feeding young children before bedtime. Otherwise, there are dining tables for 8/10 in both the living room and on the outdoor terrace.
The sitting room has three big, comfy sofas and bookshelves with books, games, DVDs and a few CDs.
All double beds are very comfortable and king-sized, splitting to 3' singles if required.
Clothes washing is simple, with an automatic washing machine in the kitchen, a dedicated outdoor drying area and a tumbler dryer in a utility room.
We provide separate pool / beach towels, asking only that they are left washed for the next guests.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a delightful, fully walled inner courtyard just outside the inner front door with a 7' slate-bed pool table. There are also broad, covered terraces on two sides of the house. A barbecue is located just outside the kitchen.
All the bedrooms have either a private balcony, terrace or roof terrace.
The professionally designed, one-acre garden is largely laid to lovely soft lawns, with borders of lavender and many trees — cork oak, oranges, lemons, pomegranite and olive trees. The heated, outdoor swimming pool is PRIVATE.
For further guest reviews, please see our website www.golfvillasanroque.com
To make a booking, please:—
* Contact us to double-check the villa is vacant for your holiday dates — although changeover day is commonly Saturday, we are pretty flexible at most times of the year
* Confirm your booking by paying a 25% deposit as a booking fee. Please either pay by a cheque made payable to 'N. Tomkins' and send to: Ockwell Staith, Dunally Park, Shepperton, Middx, TW17 8LJ UK. Or, if you prefer, you can pay by direct bank transfer: please contact us for our bank details.
* 8 weeks prior to your arrival date, please pay the outstanding balance plus refundable deposit of £500 (which is returned in full within 14 days of the end of your rental period, subject to inspection of the villa).
You will receive written confirmation of your booking and all monies receive as paid. Finally, a week prior to your departure, we will send you details of where to find the villa's keys, along with directions.
* Should guests need to cancel for any reason, we will endeavour to re-let the property (obviously the more notice, the easier this is). If successful, then we will repay what you have paid, less a 20% management charge (to cover costs of additional advertising) and any reduction in rental charge caused by late availability offers.
* Villa Flora is fully insured, but we must emphasise that guests should arrange their own travel insurance to cover for illness, their possessions and the unforeseen.
The Costa del Sol region
The San Roque Club is situated in the majestic foothills of the Sierra Bermeja and offers the peaceful and languorous beauty associated with Andalucian culture and elegance. These qualities are reflected in the clubhouse and in the hotel buildings complex that is built around a beautiful old sherry bodega.
Inland lie the ancient towns of Castellar, Jimena & Ronda, whilst to the south is the majestic Rock of Gibraltar which, with its unusual cultural and historical heritage, offers a duty-free haven for shoppers, and fascinating day trips watching dolphins, observing the apes or visiting St Michael’s Caves. 40 minutes to the west is the long, sandy beach of Tarifa, a mecca for wind and kite surfers alike.
The San Roque Club comprises two championship golf courses which — home in 2005 to the Spanish Open, and often to the European PGA Tour final qualifying school — offer challenging golf for amateurs of all handicaps. Fast greens and daredevil drives are eclipsed only by the panoramic views of distant mountains, the sea, a deep gorge, or the area’s spectacular forest of ancient cork oak trees which are the very symbol of the club itself. The Par-72 Old Course, designed by Dave Thomas, is a tight, testing challenge in amongst mature trees and stealthily placed water features. The New Course, opened by Seve Ballesteros in 2003, offers wider fairways but more demanding greens.
Within a quarter hour drive, there are five more golf courses and the beaches of Alcaidesa or Sotogrande with its international, Hobie catamaran sailing school. Beaches are within a few miles, ranging from small coves to broad stretches with panoramic views of Gibraltar to the west, or Estepona to the east.
Restaurants and bars are a five minute walk away, ranging from local Spanish / Mediterranean cuisine to the resort's celebrated Japanese restaurant. Then, in the nearby village of Pueblo Nuevo, there is an excellent Argentinian restaurant, whilst the coastal towns of Torreguardiaro, Sotogrande and La Linea have a choice of seafood restaurants. Sotogrande offers bars, clubs and restaurants as do Marbella (45 minutes away) and Puerto Banus (30 minutes).
Opposite the villa is an Equestrian Centre, now the base for a number of topflight polo ponies and international dressage horses. It also provides lessons for beginner's, adult and child alike, and local hacks for more experienced riders.
The well-stocked Supercor supermarket is ten minutes away on the outskirts of Pueblo Nuevo. There are many retail outlets in nearby Estepona, Puerto Duquesa or Puerto Banus.