Stylish contemporary apartment in 18th century palace (lot id: 5551)
|Arrive:||3 Nov 2012|
|Depart:||10 Nov 2012|
|Location:||Costa de la Luz, Spain|
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This stylish contemporary duplex-apartment is on the first floor, housed in a 18th century palace typical of this period for the merchants of Jerez. Due to the south-West facing aspect of the apartment the light is fantastic, with the sunsets giving a different colour display each evening.
The building is inside the ancient town walls, a short distance from the flamenco museum and the cultural centre "Sala Companía" which is housed in a church. The location is very central with most attraction no more that 5 mins. away.
One enters the building through a colonnaded courtyard up a grand marble staircase.
The main bathroom is fitted with WC, large double bath, sink (Philppe Starck for Duravit; ) and heated towel rail.
The galley kitchen is fully equipped with plenty of saucepans, cookery utensils and all that you may want to use to make those fantastic meals, using produce bought in the great covered market. a hive of activity every morning with a wide variety of foods fresh from the surrounding farms and the nearby Atlantic.
The open plan dining room has a library, a day bed and seating for six. The large high ceiling living room with two leather sofas and puff to relax; flat screen TV with DVD player and DVD's, I-pod docking station, WiFi and plenty of information about the area.
The upstairs master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and king size double bed which can be converted into two singles. This bedroom has another small library, a further writing desk and fantastic views over the Jerez rooftops and the cathedral in the distance. The en suite-bathroom is fitted with sink, Hydro shower column, WC and a heated towel rail.
The views to the cathedral are particularly magical at night when the building is lit.
The 2nd. Bedroom is off the living room, with a double bed and a large wardrobe, a work desk, printer and fast 12Mb Wifi internet access available 24hrs.
The apartment has A/C supplying hot or cold air. Included is the private parking space in the underground garage next door.
Jerez is a quintessential, traditional Spanish town, steeped in history and almost undiscovered by the hoards that visit its better known neighbors such as Sevilla and Cádiz.
World famous for its wine industry, this ancient walled city has prospered thanks to the sherry that has been produces here for centuries. The towns many sherry bodegas still offer wine tastings, tours and entertainment.
Jerez provides some stunning architecture with its wide array of historical churches and magnificent palaces, many of which have been beautifully restored.
Back to the sherry... Jerez de la Frontera is the home of sherry and one of the three towns in Andalucia which make up the 'Sherry Triangle'. After reading Heston Blumenthal's article "The Hungry Traveller's Guide to Jerez" a couple of years ago, Jerez had been on my hit list of places to visit and it didn't disappoint. Most tourists seem only to visit Jerez for a day, or two at the most, but we were there for a little over a week (which seemed to amuse the man in the tourist office). Before we arrived we had great plans of a trip to Cadiz on the train and hiring a car to visit Cordoba and some of the typical Andalucian 'white villages' but when it came to it we ended up spending the whole week in Jerez...From the Ginger-Gourmet Blog. 2009/04
Jerez is also known as the cradle of flamenco because many of the most famous flamenco performers were born here. The areas of Santiago and San Miguel, each within a few minutes walk of the apartment, are the origin of some of the greatest figures in the world of flamenco, and where the purest flamenco can be found. Jerez offers more than a dozen Peñas Flamencas (flamenco clubs) for live music, and the Centro Andaluz de Flamenco is on the same street as the apartment.
The Jerez festive calendar starts the flamenco festival:
one of the most important in the world, with two weeks of phenomenal music and dance from internationally renowned performers.
Jerez is a hidden treasure full of charm, very much off the beaten track and quintessential spanish. It is also a gateway to places like Sevilla, Cadiz, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and the Costa de la Luz. A very relaxed atmosphere with a "feel good" factor throughout. A place to relax, recharge and just wonder around and soak it all in!
|Room information||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5|
|Onsite facilities||This is a retreat from exploring all what's on offer in the surrounding area. Jerez has a wonderful "Hamman", great bodegas, outdoor restaurants- many with live music, great tapas bars and night clubs. Long sandy beaches are a 20 mins. away, you could visit a different beach each day and always come back to a lively town with much to offer for all tastes.|
|Holiday themes||City break, Beach, Away from it all, Sight-seeing, Romantic, Golf|
|Suitable for||Families, Long term rentals|