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Luxury Country Retreat Casa La Siesta, Spain

Set in two acres of grounds with magnificent views, Casa La Siesta is a luxury boutique hotel located just minutes from historic Vejer de la Frontera, Andalucia, Spain.

The luxury hotel has been restored and extended by British owners Lee and Amelia Thornley who have been careful to only use reclaimed architectural materials, combining wrought iron balustrades, decorative stone arches and red stone flagging from Cordoba. They have preserved all the original features at the same time as utilising sustainable energy technology.

The seven-bedroom retreat has been designed to allow views of the surrounding countryside to flood into each room. Each has its own private terrace, air-conditioning, under floor heating and a unique decorative style.  Emperor or King sized beds are made up with fine Egyptian cotton.

The bathrooms are rustic luxury and indicative of the owners’ commitment to work with the best local craftspeople.  Shower-rooms are plastered in the hand-polished work of a specialist trained in the art of Moroccan ‘tadalakt’.  High pressure rain showers, roll-top baths and grooming products by REN complete the bathing experience.

A unique feature is the hotel’s kitchen garden which supplies fresh produce to the restaurant.  Guests can dine fireside on cooler nights or alfresco in the courtyard in summer. Breakfast is delivered to ‘favourite spots’ and ‘help yourself’ fruit and refreshments are included and always available.  This bijou bodega stocks many wines from Spain’s small independent producers; guests are welcome and are free to sample wines to choose with dinner. What’s more the hotel offers a free shuttle service into nearby Vejer so that guests can explore the other local dining options.

B&B from €180, for reservations contact Casa la Siesta directly on, 00 34 618 152 951 or book online at

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September 28, 2011 | Andalucia Spain Travel | View comments

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