Villa Mercedes Bed & Breakfast Rociana
Official Contact Details - Villa MercedesPhone: (0034) 959506037
The position of the property is in Andalusia, (Real Spain) close to the Portuguese border, but just half an hour from Seville, and in turn half an hour from the wonderful beaches of Matalascanas.
- Price from 40 EUR / Day
- 2 bedrooms
Last updated: 01/24/2006
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Being very close to the Donana Nation Park, it is a must for bird watchers especially during the migratory season.
Beautiful sunrises and sunsets occur almost daily. The sky at night is unbelievably clear and many galaxies can be seen and studied from the terrace.
Walking on one of the many tracks particularly during the early fresh morning sunrise is an experience not to be missed. Many Spanish people enjoy this activity so you are not usually alone. The average temperature is from 16 degrees C in January to 32 degrees in July and August easing back to 17 degrees in December. The average number of hours of sunlight per year is 2984 in the Huelva province. The days are long and sunny and light until quite late.
The swimming pool is 6 metres by 4 metres. There is a shower adjacent to the pool for use before going into the pool. The terrace has a gas barbeque, with tables and chairs providing an area for snacking, resting, reading and sunloungers and parasols or sunshades are provided for soaking up the sun.
There is wheelchair access to the accommodation. And a swimming pool which can be used at the user's risk. No responsibility can be accepted by the owners for use of any of the facilities on site.
Centrally located for easy access to airports, activities and cultural visits.
From Faro airport the property is one hour and 20 minutes
It takes 45 mins from Seville airport subject to traffic density.
From Jerez it takes an hour and 30 minutes using the toll road near Jerez.
The possibility of using these airports make the options for using the most cost effective airlines and to take advantage of the cheap offers and there are many of these such as Easyjet, Ryanair, Monarch, Thompson Fly, etc and flexibility in which airports you fly from.
You can shop for anything locally at Bollullos (5 mins), Rociana (5 mins), Seville (30 mins) or any town scattered along the Costa del Luz as they are only up to 45 minutes driving away. They all have local fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and meat markets most days of the week and these are generally cheap with the best and most fresh products. It is an experience to go and browse these markets and get what you want to buy. Usually only Spanish is spoken but you always get what you want as the traders are all eager to serve you. All towns have general markets for clothes, shoes, bed linen, towels and many other items. The markets are on different days in different towns and villages and are from early morning to about two thirty. Shopping generally is from 10 am in the morning to about one thirty. The shops and businesses close until about four thirty then they all open again until between eight and nine o'clock. The exception is the big Supermacado (supermarkets) they are usually open from nine in the morning until nine or ten at night.
From early morning until about 12 o'clock the restaurants and bars serve various toasted bread with different toppings of your choice. This is usually accompanied by coffee or sometimes tea of one type or another. It is very cheap and very tasty.
From twelve o'clock until about four o'clock bars and restaurants are serving their meal of the day, tapas or the full menu. Leave plenty of time to enjoy the food and drink of the area. It is generally quite cheap. Meal of the day is usually between 5 and 8 Euros, which includes a drink of your choice, a starter, main course and sweet, bread and olives are also included in many establishments. The choice of menu of the day is down to the establishment so choice is limited. Vegetarians get by but the Spanish do not have such a wide choice of appropriate foods for them.
There are bars and restaurants within five minutes drive from the property. There are many more in Niebla about 10 minutes drive. Huelva city is full of bars and restaurants so any visitor is spoilt for choice.
A holiday at the Villa can include any activity as the facilities are either on site or within forty five minutes drive, or relaxing in the pool area, visit historic places of interest, or bird watching.
A rich variety of culture history activities lies within very easy reach.
Niebla is one of the most beautiful villages in Spain and is declared to be of official cultural interest. It is about 7 kilometres from our property and is reached via a very lovely cross country drive through rolling fields of olives, sunflowers, vines and other crops. Views are panoramic and you can see for miles (kilometres) as you make this Journey. It has a medieval beer festival at the end of May beginning of June. Castillo de Nieblo Theatre and Dance festival during July and August. It has two kilometres of perimeter walls completely surrounding the town with numerous towers and five main entrances. This is an authentic work of Moorish architecture and in its interior it includes a Christian castle built by the Guzman family. Almost every month there is a festival of music, theatre or dance held in the castle. It is well worth a visit.
Still within a 20 minute drive is Parque National de Donana this area is considered to be one of the most important wildlife reserves on the European continent, combining the natural beauty of the area with its wealth of flora and fauna. The park can be visited and there are three visitor centres. Acebuche, La Rocina and Palacio Del Acebron.
Almonte is the administration centre of the national parque area where every year there is a round up of the wild horses and they run through the town for selling the next day at the horse market. This is a great night of celebration and many people visit to see the horses and to party.
El Rocio is a place of worship and the centre of the Whitsun pilgrimage. Days in which many thousands of visitors, particularly Spanish people who walk, ride on carts, tractors, horseback and any other means dressed in their dazzling colourful dresses. They travel from many parts of Spain and the rest of the world to pay homage to the Virgin at the most beautiful church you may see. It is a time again for eating, drinking, singing and dancing and everyone is part of this party atmosphere.
Matalascanas is 15 minutes down the road from El Rocio on the coast of light and is a very attractive area although much building is taking place bringing with it Golf and green bowling facilities as well as many other activities along its beautiful beaches. This attracts many visitors and has some very good eating establishments overlooking the beach and the Atlantic Ocean as laps miles and miles of this coast line. This is the furthest distance to drive from the Finca about 30 minutes.
Along the coast to Mathagon which takes about 15 minutes and this popular and attractive town has a well used harbour with many boats tied up ready to make the trips out to sea. There are again large beach areas with sports facilities such as football and handball and again many very good places to eat and drink. This town is just thirty five minutes drive from the Villa.
Along the coast back towards Huelva city is another area you should not miss. It is La Rabida with its Columbus site. Here there is an exhibition which includes replicas of the three ships that Columbus sailed in to discover America. The exhibition has many exhibits and artefacts described in Spanish and documents that relate to the time and the journey and to the people Columbus met when he arrived in what is now known as the West Indies. Here there is a Botanical garden containing examples of native and Latin-American flora, monastery of La Ribida with its beautiful conserved image of the Virgen de los Milagros. And nearby the Birthplace of America, Palos de la Frontera. It is said that La Ribida is the historical destiny of Huelva with the discovery of the new world. A cultural meeting place dating back to the 14th century.
Huelva maintains its traditional links with the peoples of America through its famous Columbinas Festival that takes place every July and August. In September is the Festival of La Cinta an exhibition of dressage in the Spanish style with magnificent horses parading up and down the streets along with spectacular ribbon races. In June, July and August are theatre and Street show of Latin American music, song and dance. Huelva has much to offer in history and culture and some very good shopping areas and markets.
Seville's Cathedral, the third largest in the world, Giralda, the minaret of the old Moorish mosque, today the tower of the cathedral, is this city's landmark. And of course a visit to the Tapas bars is perhaps a must. Sightseeing buses and river cruises, combined with the shopping, make it an interesting day (or even two) out.
Prices & deals
- Lowest Daily Price:
- 40 EUR
- Highest Daily Price:
- 40 EUR
- Lowest Weekly Price:
- 240 EUR
- Highest Weekly Price:
- 280 EUR
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- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
Location & area
From Seville airport take the E1/A49 about 30 minutes from Seville, Look for the junction (53) Rociana and Villarrasa.
As you go up the exit ramp turn to the right towards Villarrasa, then about 600 mtr on your right hand side look for a large white tank, and turn into the gate.
If you have a problem please phone 959506037.
- Correos No 64, 21720, Rociana, Spain
- Accommodation located in:
- bird watching, countryside, near cultural interest, near fishing area, near historical interest, near restaurants & bars, near shopping area, rural!
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