- Town House
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 4
- Reception rooms: 1
- Property size: 500 sqm
- Land size: 200 sqm
- Year built: pre 1000
Ancient and unique
Great potential for tourism business
Town centre location
Ideal for artists and writers
Close to the Jerez airport
30 minutes from the coast
Close to the Arcos lake
Thick stone walls
A unique Spanish 'Palacete' (mansion house), 5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms, 500 square metres (5.381,955 square feet) built from solid sandstone blocks, the house comprises 5 floors which include a basement/cellar, and rooftop terrace with spectacular panoramic views.
According to local history it was built by the Romans over a thousand years ago, then occupied and modified by the Arabs, becoming part of the monastery in more recent history.
Now fully updated and ready to live in, it has many amenities while retaining its "Al Andaluz" charm.
Located in the centre of the medieval town of Arcos de la Frontera, it is one of the best kept secrets in the area, and could also have potential as a hotel or apartments for rent. This truly is a one of a kind property. I will definitely miss my beautiful home, but I'm forced to move back to the UK for family health reasons.
The main entrance is through large ancient blue coloured oak doors which open onto on a spacious reception area. To the left a large double guest bedroom and to the right a state of the art kitchen with large double fridge freezer, modern induction hob, dishwasher, large oven and high quality ceramic tops.
Ahead of the main entrance are two impressive hand made moorish brass doors leading onto the interior patio with an automatically remote opening glass roof and attractive Moroccan lamp.
To the left of the patio is a separate formal dining room including locally sourced antique furniture. To the right of the patio there is another large oak door leading to a full guest bathroom with bathtub tucked beneath the stairs built directly in the rocks. Following on past the bathroom is the cellar which is currently used as storage/workshop and could easily be turned into a massage or chill-out area.
Inside the cellar is a trapdoor leading into the basement with separate entrance onto the street.
Moving back to the patio there are decorative hand painted Arabic doors leading back into the kitchen which also has a convenient pantry.
The far end of the kitchen leads to second guest bedroom with shower and sink (currently being used as a laundry).
Stairs that could easily be imagined in a castle or a Hollywood film set lead from the patio to the the first floor.
The first floor used to be 6 bedrooms but has been transformed into one large open plan bedroom with four-poster bed, full on suite bathroom, reading area and TV area with electric reclining King-size sofa bed.
The second floor has another very large open space double bedroom with a double sofa bed at the opposite end. It also has a full bathroom with shower and a unique small guest kitchen sink and electric cooker hidden inside an antique cupboard.
All the floors (above ground level) have incredible views of Lake Arcos and the Sierra de Cádiz, but the best view is definitely from the roof terrace which leads on from the second floor bedroom on fully restored wooden stairs.
I'm unable to show the house for the time being due to the corona travel restrictions in place. However I would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have if you send me a private message.