Quinta de Santana
The Marreco House is newly built in the traditional style of the area. Situated above a valley at the far end of a large Quinta, it boasts glorious views of the most beautiful and unspoiled countryside, over vineyards, pear orchards and eucalyptus forest.
There is hardly a sign of civilisation in sight. A private drive leads to the house, passing romantic old gates and olive trees. The house, swimming pool and gardens have been built and decorated with great love for detail. The building is whitewashed in soft ochre that makes it fit in with the local area and gives it an attractive traditional feel. Stone steps from the fenced in lawn behind the building lead you down to the large swimming pool (5m x 10m). Swimmers have a breathtaking view and a sensation of swimming right out into the valley, as the pool overflows on the valley side. Ann's love for pottery, tiles and all things terracotta has resulted in carefully selected and artistically combined fittings and decoration.
So the large, open fireplace in the sitting room is made from one large piece of pink marble. Originally planned to be an artist's studio, the sitting room has a fantastic panoramic view of the valley. From the bedrooms, French windows lead on to the Arab-style tiled terrace where cricket sound can be enjoyed at night with the odd owl's shriek. The two upstairs bedrooms both have French windows opening onto the same terrace. The kitchen is decorated in mouth-watering colours and equipped with all necessary equipment to conjure up meals even on holiday. All rooms have hand-made terra cotta tile floors, simple stucco ceilings, and are painted with natural colours in soft tones. The house is comfortably and practically furnished throughout.
PLEASE NOTE: Bookings are for the whole house on a weekly basis (7 nights). A prepayment is required. Amount upon request.
- Family Friendly Hotels
- Wine Country
- Central heating
- Swimming pool