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Country House with Private Pool and Country Views



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
Andalucian style Country House in Arcos de la Frontera, Cadiz Province, Spain - Rural Location, Surrounded By Gardens And Olive Groves

Finca Mascaharina is a beautiful private country house surrounded by gardens and terraces, and set amongst ancient olive, almond and fruit trees. From the large private pool and the covered tower, there are wonderful views across the valley and to the sunset behind the white village of Arcos de la Frontera. The house has been lovingly restored in a typical Andalucian style with large open plan kitchen & dining room, and large reception. The main house has 2 bedrooms and a bathroom and in the adjoining annex there are 2 further bedrooms and a bathroom. There is an open fire and a wood burner for cosy winter evenings, Bose music system, and wireless internet. This is a great base from which to explore Andalucía; the mountains, (Sierra de Grazalema National Park-30 minutes) the wonderful Atlantic Coast, (50 minutes), 5 minutes from the Arcos village and International Golf Course. Jerez Airport (25 minutes). There are also good flight connections to Seville, Cadiz and Malaga.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for allowing us the pleasure of a week in the lovely Mascharina. We had an absolutely perfect time - so peaceful, a very special place. Those sunsets from the tower are just breathtaking, and Arcos is a lovely, authentic, gentle town. We would so love to return please! Eleanor.

We're all so looking forward to getting out there again. Last year we stayed in two different villas but not a patch on yours - we have a wall hanging here made from a photo of your view. Rachel

We had a wonderful time at Mascaharina - truly wonderful. I would genuinely like to visit again as you have created a wonderful space. Very special, so many thanks. Jody
Sep 2010
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


A beautiful house in a fabulous setting

  • 5 of 5

Rory and Carmina have a beautiful home near Arcos and it felt great to feel so much at home there. There are also lots of generous homely touches like well-stocked cupboards and some food and wine (and beer!) in the fridge to tide us over the Saturday night we arrived. The tower is a work of genius, with perfect views of sunset over Arcos and even the odd glimpse of the elusive Hoopoe. A really top-end place to stay, thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We love this place!

  • 5 of 5

We’ve stayed at Rory’s home now for two consecutive summers and it is just perfect in every way. It is in an idyllic location and totally private but yet really convenient for trips out to Jerez, Seville and the beach. The house is very rustic and immaculately clean and the kitchen is really well equipped – my other half is a real ‘foodie’ so we’ve had some fantastic meals out on the terrace under the shade of the pergola. The separate annexe was great for our teens to have their own space away from us and they made great use of the hammock in the shade. The pool area and gardens are beautifully maintained and the view from the tower (with a G&T!) is spectacular, across to the hill town of Arcos, particularly as the sun sets. Already looking forward to our next visit!

Rachel, David, Jemima & Toby

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Horse riding and walking.


The beautiful Atlantic beaches - the Costa de la Luz, are approx 50 minutes drive away and have good facilities and plenty of cafes and bars.

60 mins drive to La Barrosa ideal for windsurfing and other water sports. Arcos also has a lake within 5 mins drive of the hous which has facilities for sailing, canooing and fishing.


Jerez Airport - 25 minutes

Seville Airport – 1 hour

Malaga Airport - 2 hours

Gibraltar airports - 75 minutes

The use of a car is required to visit the area. In Jerez airport you can find reasonably priced rental car companies.


The beautiful old white Village of Arcos de la Frontera - 5 minutes drive.

Jerez - 30 minutes away.

Cadiz - 40 minutes drive.

Sevilla - 1 hour drive.

Nearest Beaches - Cadiz, Chicana. 50 minutes away.

Puerto de Santa Maria - 40 minutes drive.

Donana National Park - 40 minutes away (boat trip available).

Sierra de Grazalema National Park - 30 minutes away.

Further Details:

The centre of Arcos and the surrounding streets are full of taverns, excellent tapas bars and restaurants where one can savour local dishes and, especially, local wine. There are plenty of shops, local markets, banks etc. You can find concerts and all forms of entertainment and of course Flamenco Shows. The Lago de Arcos (Arcos Lake) is a good place for water sports, such as, rowing, dinghy sailing, windsurfing and motor boating. Fishing enthusiasts have one of the best facilities and throughout the year there are many regional and national competitions. The wonderful colourful, historic, and cultural cities of Cadiz and Seville are a must to visit. Also you can participate in activities such as visits to the white villages, sherry bodegas, a round of golf, and bike rides through the "Via Verde".


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Aug 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Dec 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
50% deposit is required to make the reservation and the remaining balance payable on arrival, along with a refundable security deposit of £250 is required when entering the house, it will be returned after the facilities are checked. Payment can be made in euros or sterling, via cheque, bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the normal changeover day. Arrival time generally from 3pm and departure 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in pounds.
Discount for longer bookings are available.
Discounts for fewer people, ie 1 couple, is negotiable.
Please contact for more details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 19-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Stereo

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • mountain climbing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to Master Bedroom, recently renovated with bath and walk in shower, WC, marble vanitory unit with hair Dryer (Bathroom is shared with Bedroom 2). The second bathroom is shared between bedrooms 3 and 4, with a shower and WC.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7/8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom. There is air conditioning in the master Bedroom Bedroom 2 with single bed. Bedroom 3 in separate annex with double bed. Bedroom 4 in separate annex with double bed and single bed.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: This province is a favourite destination for sun-seeking travelers with an average of over 320 days of sun a year. There is a gardener who takes care of the plants and lawn. The house is suitable for children; we provide cot, high chair, etc. The pool area and the tower have gates now as we have small kids, though they must be always supervised. There are steps going down from the terrace to the pool area and to the tower. Well behaved pets are allowed. Outside: 4 hectare country property with Private pool (9m x 5m) and hammocks set amongst lawns and mature trees. Tower with seating for 10 and amazing views of the sunset. For leisurely lunches and dinners there is a terrace with a large rustic large table under the shade of a vine covered pergola & surrounded by gardens with flowering trees, creeping ivy and bright bougainvillas. Barbecue. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board, iron, clothes airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. There is no extra cost for cleaning (once a week) and a gardener. Other: Large kitchen dining room with antique table for 12. Open fire. Many terraces for shade and sun.

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