El Cancho Tarifa
Two contemporary pre – fab beach houses perfectly positioned at just 250 metres, as the crow flies , from one of the best beaches in Europe, yet at the same time very secluded - a place of real tranquillity - due to their location within the Natural Alcornocales Park. The attractions of Tarifa town are 3km away, once a Moorish stronghold the town retains these influences, but is now better known for its international ambience and world famous wind and kite surfing.
The property ‘El Cancho’ - so named for the razor-ridge outcrops that run through its 1-hectare plot - the houses are staggered down its grassy hillside and nestle in an amphitheatre of rock topped with jagged pinnacles and native pine forest. Positioned high-above the well-known Hurricane Hotel, El Cancho, offers possibly the best view in the area, out to the Straits - where the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea meet - and with the minarets of Tangiers twinkling only 14km away.
While the houses may be new builds, this is a real back to nature experience, with real eco-friendly ideals. Solar panels (photovoltaic) provide electricity for lighting and power, whilst gas heats water directly from the mountain spring. The building’s passive solar design makes the most of winter sun, and shades the rooms in the height of the summer. We are wholly dependent on natural energies, so currently without sunshine you may find yourself without power. However what we can promise is a limitless supply of tea lights and twinkling stars!
This is a rare opportunity to experience forward-looking living in a blissful setting where the local farmer still herds his goats around the hillside. To add to the adventure parking is 30 to 100 metres from the houses; over a small bridge and running stream, and then a short, stunning walk down to the houses.
Spring brings a wash of wild flowers, while stretches of deserted beaches can be found even in the height of summer and sun is never a problem!