This week's top three One Off Places in Spain
El Tejar is the highest house in a quiet village near Ronda with panoramic views of the beautiful Grazalema mountains. The four bedroom house, which has featured in several design magazines, is decorated in ethnic Andalusian style but has every creature comfort including daily home help, sat TV and fast internet access with desk top iMac and wifi.
There are a number of shaded terraces surrounding the house with a spectacular lozenge-shaped pool sculpted into the hillside. The owner of El Tejar is the author of 'Walking in Andalucía' and can provide walkers with a full week of walking itineraries in the area.
From £1090 per week (min 5 nights).
Castell de Celra is a seven bedroom castle listed on Spain's register of historic monuments and over 1000 years old. It is located just outside a small, quiet village in Spain’s north-eastern region of Catalunya, midway between Barcelona and the French border, and 30 minutes from the Mediterranean’s magnificent Costa Brava.
Once the home of the Bishop of Barcelona, it has now been lovingly restored and offers luxurious accommodation and panoramic views in a delightful countryside setting. Inside, a vaulted dining room, wine cellar, art gallery and medieval tower. Outside, pool, terraces and mountain views.
From £3955 per week (min 7 nights).
Once an old bar with joining apartments, Casa Minerva has been beautifully converted into a 5 star villa with four bedrooms, a private swimming pool, a fabulous roof terrace and sensational views of the beach just 20 metres away. Inside, the house has been furnished in a shabby chic style, with open plan living spaces and all the sumptuous home comforts you could ask for.
Outside you will find terraces, sofas and a garden leading down to what is surely the most magnificent beach along the Ria de Muros y Noia coastline. This villa oozes a stylish yet relaxed ambience. From £225 per night (min 3 nights).