Town house Sanlucar de Barrameda
I was invited to visit an impressive house in Sanlucar de Barrameda. The house was rebuilt and decorated in 2009 by Ramon Castellanos, a Spanish architect who studied in Stockholm and who is partly living and working in Asia. Walking through the house, you notice directly Scandinavian and Asian influences.
Ramon uses natural Asian materials like bambu, rattan and beautiful shells from which he makes lamps.
This he combines with elements of Spanish architecture.
The result is an unique exotic mixture where you feel inmediately a zen-like atmosphere.
Being in the house is an experience for all your senses.
The smell of the natural products, the relaxing energy, the mixture of art, design and cultures, the sound of the birds and the silence.
It is a special place. I was lucky enough to spend some time in this beautiful house, making pictures during the day and by night when the house is bathing in the warm almost light pink colour of the huge shell lamps that illuminate the paintings, the wooden art sculptures, the patio with its table and chairs made of old fishing boats from Indonesia. Behind every piece of furniture or decoration, is a story. And I love stories!
I could have stayed for much more time but had to go, with a fulfilled feeling though and full of inspiration.
Maybe you think that this type of house is beyond your league.
Well, the good thing is, there is room for 10 persons!
So if you are planning to go on holidays with a group of friends or family, it becomes really affordable.
If you want to stay long term, that is possible as well because the house is also for sale!
Ramon is a renowned architect who designed and decorated this unique Andalusian townhouse.
Stylish & Spacious
The house is divided into three levels
Lounge open plan study, access to two terraces at different heights, with magnificent views
Three large bedrooms, each with own bathroom
Fully equipped kitchen
A lounge dining room with lots of light and access to a beautiful patio
Patio with a kois pond
450 m² built area
Air conditioning / heating
3 parking spaces
The house consists of 5 bedrooms
1 queensize bed
2 seperate beds (each for 1 person)
1 one person bed
1 queensize bed
Tarifs for 10 persons
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Ramon applies the same price throughout the year.
There are offers though. So send us an email to check offers.
Barrio Alta District, Sanlucar de Barrameda
This fusion house is located in the historic town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, at the highest point of the Barrio Alto District which gives the best views of the city, the sea and the Coto Doñana. It is at walking distance to city center (5 minutes) and to the local beach (15 minutes).
Sanlúcar de Barrrameda is situated on the left of the mouth of the River Guadalquivir and opposite Doñana, the origins of the first settlement came about because of the building of a Phoenician temple dedicated to Astarté. This stately town – declared a Historic Ensemble- has an urban design characterised by being divided into two great nuclei: the Barrio Alto and the Barrio Bajo. The Barrio Alto is the historic centre with the town’s monuments, narrow streets, white house fronts and aristocratic palaces such as the Palace of Orleáns y Borbón (beside the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad) or the Renaissance Palacio Ducal de Medina Sidonia. Nearby, we can find the Arquillo or Rota Gate, the remains of the Medieval walls, the Santiago Castle (15th century), the Las Descalzas Convent and Nuestra Señora de la O Church. Going down the Cuesta Belén towards the Barrio Bajo, there is the Auditorio de la Merced, and the 15th century ‘Covachas’ -the best example of Gothic architecture in the town– which decorate one of the façades of the Dukes Palace. The Plaza de San Roque is the site of the wonderful atmosphere of the Market Place, full colour and local flavour, with its stall-holders singing the praises of their products at the tops of their voices. On the way to the Church of Santo Domingo (16th century), we find the Church of San Jorge and the Regina Coeli Convent. In the opposite direction, there is the Church of El Carmen and the Capuchin Convent.
To have tapas in Sanlúcar, nothing beats the Plaza Cabildo or Bajo de Guía, the fishing district flooded with restaurants to try the famous prawns, fried fish and seafood stews.
From his pedestal leaves the Ship “Real Fernando”, which makes the journey down the river to its mouth for Doñana.
The coastline of Sanlúcar has 6 km beaches, the most representative beaches are Bajo de Guía, La Calzada, Las Piletas and La Jara, and on the opposite side of the Guadalquivir river, on the edge of the Doñana National Park, La Playa del Coto. In Doñana also interlock the natural sites of the Pinewoods of the Algaida and marshes and Salinas de Bonanza.
In his beaches take place the famous horse racing (International Tourist Interest).
La Manzanilla Wine
The genuine microclimate of the town is essential to the ageing of manzanilla –the most representative of the local wines – which is included in the Designation of Origin Jerez-Xeres-Sherry. It is a dry wine, suitable as an aperitif, with a beautiful pale golden colour, which is aged in white oak barrels in the wineries in the town centre known as the ‘cathedrals of wine’. These blend perfectly with the urban design of Sanlúcar, primarily in the Barrio Alto, where the Barbadillo Manzanilla Museum is also to be found.
Sanlúcar de Barrameda is a 20-minute drive to Jerez de la Frontera, with airport and TGV, 30 minutes from Puerto Santamaría and 45 minutes from Cadiz city.
Most beautiful house in Barrio Alto
This is a most beautiful house in the Barrio Alto, the old part of Sanlucar, built by a well-known Spanish designer. The photos on airbnb tell the truth: it’s a lovely space finished off with natural materials and with loads of light. There was plenty of room for eight of us and a great view over Sanlucar from a terrace at the top. Ramon’s housekeeper came every day and was charming and helpful. The Barrio Alto is very different from the busy town centre below — calm and local, but with great local restaurants and bars. Ask Ramon to tell you where they are.
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