• 5 Bedrooms 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms 4 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10+2 Sleeps 10+2
  • Games Room & Baby Equipment Games Room & Baby Equipment
  • Fenced Pool Fenced Pool
  • Light Housekeeping Light Housekeeping
  • Treadmill Treadmill

A unique villa oozing charm, history, culture and sheer good taste.

La Medina is a chic and modern property which mixes the owners stylish Northern European taste with beautiful touches from Asia.

At a glance

House layout is perfect for 2 families each with own space


Free Wifi, Multi-media entertainment system, music & video, and all-in-one printer available for your use.


Luxury touches; Philip Stark, Le Corbusier, Stokke, etc


Outdoor kitchen with Weber gas BBQ


New relaxing roof terrace with stunning views over the whitewashed rooftops


Gated non-chlorine swimming pool, kind to skin and perfect for children


Kids “Den” with book library, games, Wii & sofa bed


Just minutes to walk to restaurants, cafes and tapas bars in the old town – our guests can enjoy a FREE TAPAS WALK with the owner to get to know the village.


Welcome to La Medina

Luxurious interiors infused with the history of Andalusia with sleek European finish

La Medina is a chic and stylish 4/5 bedroom villa with an amazing location, right in the heart of the ancient town of Medina Sidonia. The house itself is built in two halves around a central courtyard patio and comes with free WiFi, a child-friendly pool & games room.

This one-of-a-kind villa oozes charm, history, culture, and sheer good taste. It is a beautifully restored property which is entwined within the original walls of the oldest city in Europe; once home to 4 different families, the house was reconfigured and given a new lease of life by its owners; the result is a chic and modern villa which blends stylish Northern European taste with beautiful touches from Asia, and yet somehow remains true to its origins as a Andalucian village home, right within the old city ramparts in this stunning town

This beautiful villa is perfect for two families, and is a stylish contemporary property in a completely unique setting – you can still see the medieval city walls around the garden.

The house is fitted with under-floor cooling and heating systems so avoids the need for air conditioning, but for extra comfort there are ceiling fans and solar-blinds to keep the sun off the house during the daytime.

A private walled garden, presided over by the ancient castle and church spire

Ancient walls surround the villa, complete with old tunnels that run beneath the castle of Medina Sidonia.

History was never more evident than at La Medina; the delightful family garden is built right into the ancient city walls and you can even still see the remains of an old tunnel that used to connect the house with the castle which sits above the town.

The garden is fully enclosed and private, making it a perfect space for children. Child safety fencing and lockable gates surround the pool, and most of the garden is lawned so its ideal for small children to play happily while being easily visible from the living room. A smaller raised section of garden has a sand pit and there is a small patio next to the house which is great for the children to enjoy the ride-on toys that are provided.

The pool has a chemical-free system which is kind on the skin, and a pool cover helps to keep the water warmer in the shoulder months May and September.

The shady pergola provides the perfect setting to enjoy a fabulous meal with friends, looking out to the beautiful church lit up above the house. It is fully equipped with a new outdoor kitchen; a professional gas barbecue, sink, fridge a fabulous teak dining suite and even a sumptuous day bed for pure holiday heaven!

If you enjoy a sprinkling of culture with your holiday then you are within easy walking distance of restaurants, tapas bars and cafes dotted around the narrow cobbled streets and village squares in one of the most beautiful towns of southern Spain. Beach lovers will be spoilt for choice too, for you are just half an hour from some of the most emblematic beaches of southern Spain; welcome to the Cadiz coastline of fine white sand and turquoise blue shores.

How La Medina works for you

Facilities

  • Villa with 2 interconnected halves; main house with master suite, guest suite and ground floor suite; studio apartment with two bedrooms
  • Modern galley kitchen fitted with top of the range appliances
  • Owner on call offering a local concierge service
  • Free Wifi and printer available for your use
  • Multi-media entertainment system, music & video
  • Two living rooms, furnished with Philip Stark, Le Corbusier, Stokke, etc
  • Outdoor kitchen with Weber gas BBQ and shaded pergola
  • Adult-only roof terrace with stunning views over the village and countryside to the sea
  • Gated non-chlorine swimming pool with cover to keep water warm
  • A wide selection of toys & games
  • Full range of baby equipment perfect for nursing mums
  • Entertainment “Den” with book library, Wii & sofa bed
  • Short walk to restaurants, cafes and tapas bars in the old town
  • Guests of The Luxury Villa Collection can enjoy a FREE TAPAS WALK with the owner

HOUSEKEEPING INCLUDED

At La Medina you will have a light daily clean (weekdays) as well as a full linen change and clean every 7 days, and they also attend the pool and garden. Additional hours, personal laundry and babysitting may be requested, payable direct.

CONCIERGE SERVICES

When you book a villa with The Luxury Villa Collection, our Guest Experience Team will be on hand to help with all your holiday arrangements to ensure a smooth stay.

Our ‘Little Black Book’ of destination experts, who live locally and are all pre-approved, is at your disposal to help enhance your stay with us

The owner of La Medina is also on hand during your stay for a more hands-on approach. We can cover all manner of things from restaurant reservations, shopping errands, personal assistance at the shops, as well as arranging children’s nannies, golf, excursions, chefs and so on. Please do ask for anything you need and we will do our best to assist.

EXPERIENCES

La Medina is within reach of a whole range of amazing experiences in Cadiz to add to your travel memories. From exciting family adventures to world-class beaches, gourmet delights to cultural tours, 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 is the Spanish Cookery Tour of Vejer de la Frontera, where you can get to know the secret corners of this original pueblo blanco.

Your villa owner will also be happy to show you around the village when you arrive so you can get to know the best places for a tapa and glass of Fino!

A TASTE OF SPAIN

If you would like us to pre-stock the fridge with a selection of food and wine, please do ask us for details.

If you fancy a night off, why not book one of our team of chefs to come and fire up the BBQ or whip up a poolside Paella.

GETTING AROUND

To help you get the very best from your stay at this villa, our Concierge is happy to assist with transfers, car hire, chauffeurs or shuttles during your stay.

The property itself is quirky and unique; the main entrance from the street takes you into a cool interior patio on the ground floor, typical of this style of house. From this open-air patio, stairs lead up through an antique door giving way to the garden and surprisingly modern interior of the house. A central hallway connects the living space, master bedrooms and garden.

The sitting room is spacious and bright with wall-to-wall picture windows showing off original Philip Stark furniture & decor. The house enjoys chic northern European flair dotted with Chinese antiques and original Asian paintings and calligraphy, and yet it remains faithful to the heritage of this ancient town. Children will find a play corner full of goodies sure to keep them entertained, and a Stokke’s Tripp Trapp high chair for safety. Adults will find sumptuous comfort on the Italian Moroso sofa designed by famous Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola.

Foodies and holiday chefs will be well looked after, for the kitchen is small but beautifully formed. You will find top quality fitted units, hygienic grey Silestone worktops, Le Creuset cookware and mod-cons including a top of the range multi-functional oven and Kenwood chef, professional coffee machine & mill.

Downstairs is a further utility room washer & dryer plus storage area for toys & games, and baby equipment. There are stunning views from the kitchen window over the town and as far beyond as the eye can see, but if you prefer someone else to take care of the cooking then a local private chef can come and whip you up a Spanish feast, BBQ or an elegant tapa or two.

A multimedia den brings this historical property firmly into the 21st century. The den is beneath the sitting room just off the interior patio, and hosts a state of the art multi-media centre containing hundreds of movies and songs for guests to enjoy. These can also be streamed into the sitting room and full instructions are given. There is also a Wii, Wii-fit balance board, games, books & a DVD library, as well as a selection of toys, games, beach equipment and baby equipment. An additional sofa bed in the den is available on request.

The villa is built around a central patio, with 4 bedrooms, a kids day bed and space for cots and an additional sofa bed on request:

Bedrooms 1 & 2: are located together on first floor of main house with a family bathroom and en-suite shower room

Bedroom 3: is located downstairs off the patio with own shower room

Bedroom 4: is an interconnecting family apartment with a master bedroom and adjoining children’s sleeping area and shower with sofa bed for children.

Kids “Den”: with a sofa bed is also available for additional sleeping space for older children

Sleeping 10 people in 4 comfortable bedrooms, the typical Andalucian layout of the house around a central patio means that two families can share this property in comfort, each with their own private areas for sleeping and relaxing, and sharing a spacious living area.

Children will be delighted by the range of toys, games and gadgets on offer, both indoors and out. Some bedrooms also have space for an additional bed for a child or a cot, please ask us for details.

Collections featuring this villa

The Family Collection

This villa is perfectly suited to a small family with parents, grandparents, and young children. Its small size and communal amenities make it an excellent choice for families travelling with young children, or even for 2 families to stay together: there’s no large unprotected pool to worry about since the pool fence has that all under control, while the children’s toys and games inside offer hours of entertainment in between trips to the beach.

La Medina villa Cadiz family villa rental

Enjoy the local area

From white villages to endless beaches; Cadiz is the best kept secret in southern Spain

The historical white village of Media Sidonia is dotted with quaint cafes just a few minutes walk away, while the nearest beach at El Palmar is one of the best in Spain.

At this villa in Medina Sidonia you are within easy walking distance of restaurants, tapas bars and cafes dotted around the narrow cobbled streets. You can visit the ancient village squares in one of the most beautiful towns of southern Spain. A complimentary private guided tapas tour of the village can be arranged with the owner for you to get to know the village.

Beach lovers will also be spoilt for choice, for you are just half an hour from the Cadiz coastline of fine white sand and turquoise blue shores. Its hard to beat the endless stretched of fine sand in Conil, such as El Palmar, while some of the most child friendly beaches can be found in Chiclana de la Frontera. There you will find a promenade dotted with play areas and beach bars or “chiringuitos” . Don’t forget the bucket & spade!

Its an easy day trip to Gibraltar, just over an hour down the road – this British colony is home to the Barbary Apes which can be seen on an amazing mini bus tour of the rock and you can also combine it with a Dolphin spotting trip out into the straits too

 

Provincial city Jerez de la Frontera, home to the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, some of the worlds most famous Sherry Bodegas and is where Flamenco originated. The Fería de Mayo takes place in early May and is the most important celebration of the year when the Jerezanos turn out in force to celebrate their beloved horses, flamenco and sherry until the early hours of the morning. Jerez is also home to a small zoo, again making the city a great day out for all

For culture visit Cadiz, the oldest, continually inhabited city in Spain and possibly of western Europe. Sitting at the end of a narrow isthmus, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Cádiz is understandably worth a least a day of your holiday time – with something for everyone to enjoy. The narrow streets connect into splendid plazas, sub-tropical gardens and a magnificent cathedral, Cádiz has several splendid beaches including La Caleta which served as the set for Cuban scenes in the James Bond movie – Die Another Day. In February, the city vibrates as it hosts one of the world’s greatest carnivals

Other days out might include Tarifa, within an hours drive. It is the wind and kite-surfing capital of Europe, where Africa meets Europe and the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean. This slightly bohemian port town bustles with the tanned and trendy enjoying the often brisk winds in the day and the laid-back nightlife once the sun has set. Popular with the children are the dolphin and whale watching boat trips, with all proceeds going towards the research and preservation of marine mammals. For a cultural twist, Tarifa is less than 45mins by hydrofoil from Tangiers – a popular daytrip for those wishing to sample the Moroccan hospitality.

Baelo Claudia is an ancient Roman town situated on the Costa de la Luz, some 15km north of Tarifa, next to the town of Bolonia and the beautiful beach. Its history lies in the trade routes serving Europe and North Africa – the town’s strategic position on the coast near the Straits of Gibraltar made it a crucial stopping-off point between the two continents. The ruins of Baelo Claudia, with its impressive temple, forum and basilica, and especially the large fish-salting factory, show how important the town was

Seville, the stunningly beautiful capital of Andalucía and arguably one of the most picturesque cities in Spain, Seville is the ‘must see’ at least once during your stay. Seville captures the true ‘spirit of Spain’ and is a wonderful mixture of Roman, Muslim and Spanish architecture. The Alcazar for example, is a beautiful series of Moorish palaces, courtyards and gardens which rival the Alhambra in Granada whilst Seville’s Gothic cathedral, is the largest in Spain and retains the minaret of the mosque which it replaced. Seville is within an hour and half drive.

Arcos de la Frontera is one of Andalusía’s most dramatically positioned pueblos blancos, straddling a rocky limestone ridge, its whitewashed houses and stone castle walls stop abruptly as the sheer cliff face plunges down to the fertile valley of the Rio Guadalete below. Justifiably popular with international visitors, the myriad of cobbled streets are some of the narrowest in Andalusía – not for the faint hearted!

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