Casa Camilla left me with a warm and fuzzy feeling, like I could just sink into one of those sofas, get stuck into a good book and let the hours pass by quite happily surrounded by fruit trees and bird song while the kids splash around in the pool.
- 5 Bedrooms
- 5 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 10
- Light Housekeeping
- Separate guest apartment
Casa Camilla is traditionally styled, cosy and utterly charming. In fact, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you were sneaking off to a quaint cottage deep in the countryside rather than a luxury villa in smart Sotogrande.
It’s the definition of family-friendly, too, sleeping 10 across a main house and a separate annexe, and with a safe, self-contained garden that’s a lush, tranquil oasis.
At a glance
5 en-suite rooms
2 separate accommodations - perfect for families holidaying together
Pretty-as-a-picture country cottage look
Mature, child-friendly gardens
Lovely lagoon-shaped pool
Cosy feel and open fires perfect for off-peak stays
The Sotogrande location - both prestigious and convenient
Tradition & Charm Personified in the Interiors
As you cross the threshold into Casa Camilla, you feel a bit like you’re walking into a charming country cottage rather than a luxury modern villa in the suburbs of Sotogrande. You enter through a lovely, timeworn old wooden door into a gleaming terracotta hallway where walking sticks, hats and handpicked artworks sit alongside dark wooden trunks and antique amphorae.
In the sitting rooms, there are old-fashioned writing desks, slouchy sofas clad in vibrant, rose toile de jouy and intriguing prints of cephalopods and exotic birds on the walls. Adjoining the garden, elaborate chandeliers and areca palms lend a rather grand, colonial feel to a conservatory dining room.
But in spite of all this traditional decor and the pronouncedly cosy feel, it’s a modern house, that’s practical and comfortable first and foremost. The dual accommodation split layout works perfectly, and it more than delivers on the facilities front, from sound systems and strong Wifi to Sky TV and heating and air conditioning throughout, not to mention an open fire in the sitting room for out of season stays.
The five bedrooms are split between the main house and the separate annexe. While those in the annexe have a slightly more modern look, those in the main house are not afraid of introducing bold, decorative elements to the mix. There are dark wood antique dressing tables, deep-rose chintz fabrics, ornithological prints and rich burgundy and cream bed linens against seagrass headboards.
It’s all very charming, all very Spanish and all very homely.
An Uncomplicated Outdoor Space that Lets the Spanish Sun do the Talking
If the interiors at Casa Camilla are elaborate and decorative, on the outside things could hardly be simpler. It takes the raw ingredients of a perfectly relaxing holiday – sunshine, pool, leafy gardens, shady seating areas and outdoor living – and leaves them alone to work their magic.
The gardens are compact but beautifully put together, full of mature plants and wonderfully private feeling. A languid-looking, 8-metre, lagoon-shaped pool sits at their heart lined by pot plants and inviting sun loungers.
The onus here is on simple pleasures. It’s all about providing a space to retreat to and recuperate for a week or two. A space to enjoy the warm sun on your skin followed by a cooling dip. A space to spend long summer evenings together, as a family or group of friends, over dinner and a glass or two of fine wine. A space to sit in the shade of the ivy-clad pergola with just a good book and the sound of bird song for company.
How Casa Camilla works for you
- 5 bedrooms including 2-bedroom apartment annexe
- Space for two families sharing
- 3 sitting rooms including a TV corner in the main house
- Conservatory dining room seating 8
- Open fire perfect for winter stays
- Travel-cot and high chair available
- Summer outdoor living
- 8m kidney-shaped pool with lawned garden
- Free Wifi
- Apple TV/IPTV and Netflix
- Heating, air-con and ceiling fans throughout
- *Fees Apply
A warm and welcoming living space is home to two separate seating areas. The main central living area extends out from around an open fire with toile sofas in striking cream and rose. It opens out to a couple of shaded terraces on both sides, one to the rear garden and pool, and the other to the front garden.
A separate snug corner of the main living space offers two inviting white sofas and a large TV screen.
In addition, there’s a more modern-style living room located upstairs in the separate apartment with seating for six. A mix of creams and teak furniture with bright pops of coloured cushions, it’s got another large TV screen.
The R&R here is provided by the lovely gardens and 8x4m kidney-shaped pool. After a day of relaxing in the sun, the covered terrace and vine-clad pergola seating area are the sociable hearts of the house as the long summer nights set in.
The main dining room is in a garden conservatory with glass walls, a large oval table that seats 8-10 on white cane seats, and a vaguely colonial feel from the oversize palms and views of the leafy, tropical-esque gardens.
There’s a second dining space in the apartment upstairs in the kitchen area seating 4. A second smaller complete kitchen in the apartment annexe contains modern dark wood and cream worktops, an oven, microwave, induction hob, dishwasher and fridge-freezer.
The main kitchen is small but well-equipped and nicely presented with Silestone worktops and a central prep island. There’s a large fridge-freezer and a separate service area and utility room.
A barbecue area in the garden is perfect for whipping up an outdoor feast for the whole family.
Bedroom 1: A spacious dual aspect ground floor bedroom suite with Super-king bed, dressing table and French doors opening out onto the garden. Comes with an en-suite bathroom with bath tub and overhead shower, twin marble vanity with louvre door detail.
Bedroom 2: A ground floor bedroom with a King-size/160cm bed and French doors out to the garden. Its older-style bathroom has yellow tiles, a single vanity and a bath with overhead shower.
Bedroom 3: A ground floor blue and white, French cottage-style, dual aspect bedroom with doors out to the garden. The bed can be Super-king or twin with twin headboards. Comes with an en-suite, small shower room and single vanity.
Bedroom 4: Bedroom 1 in the apartment has twin beds and a mellow straw and green colour palette. Comes with a small modern en-suite bathroom with a bath tub, overhead shower and single vanity.
Bedroom 5: Bedroom 2 in the apartment has a King-size bed with Mallorcan fabrics in duck-egg blue. A spacious room, it has French doors leading out to a large wrap-around terrace with sun chairs. Comes with a lovely modern marble bathroom with a full-size bath tub and twin vanity.
Your rental includes a complete clean and linen change once a week plus additional light housekeeping in 1 or 2 visits during the week. Additional housekeeping hours can be booked and paid for in advance to cover things like after-dinner clearing up or personal laundry, and we can also source live-in maids if required.
A villa pre-stocking service is available at this villa.* Please ask our Guest Experience Team for more information.
The LVC Guest Experience
This property has local Villa Manager offering dedicated concierge services to assist you personally with anything you require before and during your stay.
When you book a villa with The Luxury Villa Collection, our Guest Experience Team can also help you with all your holiday arrangements to ensure a smooth stay.
Casa Camilla gives access to some amazing experiences in and around Cadiz, Gibraltar and the Costa del Sol. From white village tours to world-class golf, gourmet delights to equestrian events and Polo, we work closely with the best local suppliers to help make your stay extra special.
Explore the cities of Andalucia with a personal guide from your villa. Enjoy a selection of day tours or bespoke itineraries all with a door to door service in air-conditioned vehicles.
A perfect choice for a first-time stay in Sotogrande is a day out with a Mini-Moke hire and picnic, an escorted Mr Henderson’s Railway Walking Tour or White Villages Tour where you can get to know the secret inland beauty of Cadiz province towards Ronda. Alternatively, jump in the car and head along the coast for magnificent Tarifa and Bolonia beach.
Why we love it
Wow what a villa! Our son even asked if we in the right place!
So spacious and comfortable for our party of 6 adults and 4 children. So well equipped with every need catered for. And the children loved the pool and the carefully manicured grass on which to play ball games.
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Casa Camilla - a real home from home. And thanks again to Rebecca for all her help in organising our special family holiday.
With its two standalone accommodations, each with their own separate entrances, Casa Camilla is absolutely ideal for a couple of families sharing, or grownup siblings with their spouses, kids and a set of parents.
The child-friendly credentials don’t stop there, though. There are also gated wraparound gardens, a private, child-friendly pool that’s conveniently close to the outdoor living area to allow for close parental supervision, and immaculately kept grass lawns that are perfect for little bare feet.
This is a true Spanish cottage with some lovely character features; antique dressing tables, open fires and a reclaimed cottage door, lush country-style gardens with a tropical finish, fruit trees and palms.
Enjoy the local area
Casa Camilla is conveniently located in Sotogrande Bajo (lower), on the coast side of the A7, just a short drive from all the holiday essentials such as the Sotogrande Equine centre, the lovely beaches, the famous Sotogrande Marina and the various prestigious golf clubs that this impressive gated community has to offer.
The privately owned Sotogrande estate is the destination of choice for discerning guests looking for an exclusive & private setting away from the madding crowd.
Here you are still on the Costa del Sol yet enjoying the Atlantic climate and lifestyle of Cadiz province. Life here is low-key but high-quality, with luxury beach clubs and a yachting marina, refreshingly few commercial developments and unspoiled virgin beaches lined with sand dunes where the Mediterranean meets the Atlantic.
Here in Sotogrande the air is vibrant and clean, landscapes are green and insanely beautiful, perfect for hosting the world’s best Golf and Equestrian sports which take place each year.
You are a short drive from the Marina, Trocadero beach club and with easy access to world class La Reserva Golf and Valderrama Golf. Santa Maria Polo Club is just around the corner, where the summer months let you rub shoulders with the British Royalty and the world’s horse-loving elite.
Only half an hour away you can visit Gibraltar with great shopping, fascinating history and a fantastic music festival which takes place in early September.
For the non-golfers in your group, the luxury Elysium spa is a short drive away from your villa.
The nightlife of Marbella & Estepona, & beachlife at Tarifa & Costa de la Luz are less than an hour away for a different kind of night scene, while Tangier in northern Morocco is a mere 45 minute ferry from Tarifa – book one of our guides to show you the best of it with a door-to-door service!
Dining out can take place in the restaurants of the marina, or in the village centres of Pueblo Nuevo and Guadiaro. Or you might head to one of the chiringuitos along the beaches at either side of Sotogrande for a taste of fresh fish and a cool glass of Tinto del Verano.
For a more Spanish vibe head inland a short distance to explore the delightful white village of Jimena de la Frontera or the castle fortress town of Castellar de la Frontera which punctuate the walking route along Mr Henderson’s Railway to Ronda (we have some excellent guides if you’d like to explore).
Sotogrande is just 30 minutes from Gibraltar & around 1 hour from Malaga airport.