- Hoopoe Cottage is a self-catering guest house in our own large garden, that also has an 8mx4m, swimming water pool for the use of our guests. The pool is also used by our family. The property is in a quiet location at the end of a country lane, set between the two natural parks of the Marismas of Barbate and the pine forest called Las Breñas, which stretches all the way to the seaside village of Los Caños de Mecca, near to Cape Trafalgar. The cottage is open plan and has a kitchen area and a large shower room off the main living area.
There is TV, DVD and ipod/iphoneCD stereo/radio player (that charges the battery). We have a wifi, so if you wish to bring a laptop or other device for internet use, please do so. Furnishings are modern and very comfortable and there is a wood burning stove and electric panel heaters for cooler evenings in winter. The cottage has air-conditioning.
The cottage is situated in a quiet lane at La Oliva, midway between the Port of Barbate and Vejer de la Frontera.Wonderful long sandy beaches are only 5 minutes away. The area is superb for walking, with a lot of routes, protected from the sun in the shade of Stone and Umbrella Pine.
Barbate has a large vibrant local market which is open 5 days a week from 0900-1400. The selection of fresh fish at the market is wonderful. There are several large supermarkets including two Supersol, Mercadona, Dia and a Lidl supermarket. There are numerous excellent restaurants in the area - too many to describe here...
Cadiz is one hours drive, as is Gibraltar and Seville 90 minutes to the north. Tarifa is 35 minutes south-east on the N340 road.