COMMENTS – CASA DE LAS HIGUERAS
10 -24 September 2017 - Mr and Mrs L, Oxon
Idyllic villa in lovely Conil - so much to do and see or within close proximity. Just overall enjoyed the peace and calm of your garden and pool and being able to simply relax! Thank you.
1 - 10 October - Mr and Mrs S, Cornwall
This is our third visit to Philippa and Peter's villa and it has, once again, exceeded our expectations. We so love the peace and tranquility and unspoilt surrounding areas. We visited Vejer, Conil, Cadiz and had a fantastic evening of flamenco dancing in Jerez. The villa is kept to its usual high standard and thank you both again for sharing your home with us.
7 August 2016 - M & K H and T & C D Hertfordshire UK
Fantastic Villa. Wonderful Welcome Pack. Everything we needed for our two week stay (self-catering). We loved Conil and Tarifa. Visited Highly recommend whale-watching trip. Gibraltar and Tangier. Highlight was seeing Orca whales in the Gibraltar Straits. Lovely time had by all.
August-September 2016 - The B family from Kent.
A delightful villa in a super location. Liked the Welcome Pack, cleaning and general spec. Very quiet, away from the crowds and peacefully traditional. Lovely trips to Tarifa (Orca watching), Cadiz old town, Vejer, Medina Sidonia, Jerez and Seville. All interesting and beautiful in their own ways. Special (fabulous and expensive) meal at Aponiente in El Puerto de Santa Maria, (Michelin* restaurant) - so worthwhile. Nothing amiss in the villa. Overall, a lovely place. Thank you.
FROM 9 APRIL 2006 – OCTOBER 2015
4 - 11 July 2015 - C Family, Edinburgh Scotland.
A beautiful setting! Magnificent pool and garden – all the fig trees and colour give it a real sense of beauty and peace. Well equipped kitchen and we loved the Moorish influences in the villa. The pool was just the right temperature for us! Intermittent TV and WIFI was an annoyance.............. Local recommendations were very good!
11 - 25 July 2015 A Family Vienna Austria
This was our first visit to the Costa de la Luz. It was great to stay in this magnificent house – we fell in love with it, and the beautiful pool. Everything was perfect around this place. We want to thank Philippa and Peter for keeping this wonderful place as it is. It was one of the most beautiful holidays we ever spent.
16 – 30 August 2015 L Family Bristol
We were all impressed with the villa. The garden and pool in particular deserve more emphasis on your web page. Whilst we were pleased with the indoor space, we were blown away with the “essentials” so thoughtfully provided. A great attention to detail that exceeded our expectation. Please extend our thanks to the cleaners who were friendly and unobtrusive.
A great place for exploring Andalucia.
Recommendations for improving the villa even further would include - Wifi works when it wants to….
In summary, thank you for a great holiday. We are all leaving relaxed and would recommend Casa de la Higueras.
27 September - 7 October 2015 R Family Gargilesse France
Thank you Peter and Philippa for the use of your lovely villa. We have had a lovely stay here and I fallen in love with this part of Spain. The pool has been a wonderful daily treat and sitting in your garden or on the roof terrace has been a regular feature of our day. The weather has been very kind so we have been able to be out and about in glorious weather.
Highlights? So many. Vejer, Cadiz, tapas in Jerez, the beach, the sunsets and the total relaxation. The villa is perfect – homely with all mod cons.
I love all (nearly all) your pictures in the house. Unusual for a holiday home.
Makes it special.
Drawbacks? 10 days is not enough time here. There is so much to do!
19th-26th July 2014 C & C B West Kirkby, Wirral, England
Thanks to you we have had a lovely relaxing family holiday. The weather has been perfect which always helps but your thoughtfulness in providing such a generous ‘welcome pack’ and all the towels, as well as hairdryer make it so much easier to just land and jump straight into holiday, especially with weight restrictions on Ryanair. We loved the pool and the garden and eating outside as well as the local pizza place and fish restaurant. We spent a lovely afternoon in Vejer and went back to sample the delights of El Jardin de Califa. We also spent a very pleasant afternoon on the local beach. Fresh bread and milk brought to us each day was a huge bonus and the ceiling fans were a godsend!
Hopefully we will be back. Oh and last but not least, plenty of dolphins and pilot whales to be seen on our boat trip from Tarifa.
5th – 19th July 2014 The B family, London
Once again a delightful holiday, very hot with sunshine every day. We made full use of the pool and made visits to the local beaches. All very sunburnt by the end of the holiday. Ceiling fans in bedrooms much appreciated.
A. B – I had a LOVELY time at the villa doing lots of swimming in the pool and at the beach and reading!!! The garden is very big with lots of comfortable sun beds! Thank you for letting us stay.
7 June 2014 A & C B Chelmsford, Essex
Wish we had a lovely villa like this!
7 June 2014 –C & R E Chelmsford, Essex
Thank you for our stay in your villa. What more can I say than I echo the comments already written in this book. What a lovely surprise with the Welcome Pack to greet us when we arrived late in the evening. The garden is beautiful. Love the fig trees!
20 October 2013 – B & S S Cornwall
'Thank you once again for sharing your home with us, we have had a really relaxing week with wonderful weather & beautiful sunsets on the beach!
We have got to know Conil & enjoyed the beach & restaurants there. We walked the entire length of the beach at Roche & back - it was worth it!
We hired bikes & the bike ride from Conil to Trafalgar was just right, a couple of hills. Afternoons were spent in the spacious garden & pool. Just right!’
1-15 September – P & R T Hampshire, England
‘We’ve had a super holiday & enjoyed all the comforts of ‘Las Higueras’. It was fun discovering ‘Spanish Spain’ – visits to Cadiz & Jerez included. It was brilliant having Sebastian deliver croissants & rolls too every day for our late breakfast!'
25 August–1 September – The N Family and the P Family, Kent, England
‘Fantastic holiday. Very relaxing in beautiful surroundings – surpassed all expectations! Would love to return. Still so much to explore in the local area.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful villa’
12-26 July 2013 – The B Family, London
‘Another great holiday with nearly total sunshine. We made the most of the garden & pool & our favourite local restaurants’….. Thank you Philippa & Peter for the loan of your villa. We would love to return!’
‘We made some trips, all successfully. Gibraltar is an easy drive. Seville is one & half hours & the Horse Show in Jerez is only 45 minutes away, which all the family enjoyed. The pool was extremely well used, with underwater ‘charades’ a highlight! Rebecca’
‘The pool was excellent – I spent most of my time in it!’ Amalie (aged 10)
5-12 July 2013 – The D Family,Surrey
‘Another excellent week at ‘Casa de Las Higueras’. Gardens & pool very well kept & the villa well appointed. A relaxing stay in a delightful area. Certainly hope that our third visit is not our last visit!!!
29 June – 6 July 2013 – 2 families, Paris, France
‘We have spent 8 days of calm & peaceful holidays at this beautiful house. With a beautiful environment where there is a pretty & very spacious garden. We have profited from the big swimming pool, the figs & the good weather.
The kitchen covers every need & the dish washer is precious! A big plus!
As for the bedrooms – comfortable mattresses and pretty decorations.’
15-29 September 2012 – The B Family, London, England
‘A delightful villa, with great garden & very good pool. By far the best equipped house ever stayed in…..
We returned this year for our third visit to the Conil area – wonderful sea bathing (with caution) on La Barrosa beach, & good sunbathing by the pool in the afternoons. Thank you for a great stay. We hope to return’.
26 August 2012 – The D Family, Bucks
‘This is our second visit to ‘Las Higueras’ & we have had another wonderful holiday. We have enjoyed lazing around the pool in the mornings & visiting the beaches in the afternoon, often staying to enjoy the sunset. El Palmar & the beach at the end of Roche, with Bar Luis, have been the boys’ favoured spots for ‘boogie boarding’ & playing in the sea.
We had another successful trip whale watching in Tarifa & saw dolphins as well as pilot whales this time.
The villa, gardener & cleaners are all lovely. We are returning to England relaxed, brown & with very happy memories – thank you!’
21-28 July 2012 – The H Family, Poole, Dorset
‘Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely house. We’ve had a very relaxing & peaceful week. We managed to drag ourselves to the beach a couple of times – we preferred Fuente de Gallo & the beach bar there. This is our second visit to the area, there is so much to do – a trip to Cadiz is always worthwhile. We also visited Sanlucar de Barrameda – a quirky town
but well worth the visit especially for the Manzanilla! Local restaurants were good –
especially La Fontanilla but do book to get a terrace seat for the sunset! Thanks again & for the ‘Welcome Pack’
7-14 July 2012 – The D Family, Surrey
‘Our second visit & very enjoyable. Well equipped house. Delightful gardens & excellent pool. The house if very well situated. Highlight, as last year, visiting
Vejer de la Frontera, well worth the drive. Gardens & the ‘Casa’ are very well maintained & a credit to the gardener. An excellent holiday in a really good house & gardens & setting’.
9-23 June 2012- The E Family, Worcestershire
‘This is our second visit to ‘Casa de Las Higueras’ & still think it is one of the best houses
we have rented on the Continent in over 30 years of European travel. The house is very well equipped &, like previous occupants, we delight in the garden & the pool. We very much like being in this unspoilt area of Spain where you really are amongst Spaniards & therefore enjoying some of the true essence of Spain. Thank you for letting us share your lovely home’.
30 September–7 October 2011 The M & P H, Kent
‘Thank you very much for a very enjoyable week in ‘Casa de Las Higueras’. What a beautiful garden & pool – much appreciated. Accommodation very comfortable. We love the beaches & surrounding countryside’.
4-16 September 2011 – The B Family, St Albans, Herts
‘A wonderful stay had by all. House gorgeous – well equipped, homely & comfy. (George has enjoyed The Jungle Book – several times!). Garden fab – out there every day & night as we’ve had wonderful weather. Enjoyed the beaches & coves nearby as well as great restaurants. Surrounding area stunningly beautiful. All in all a real find! ‘Welcome Pack’ much appreciated’.
23-30 July 2011 – The C Family, Norfolk
‘We have had a lovely week, villa is perfect, very relaxing, everything we needed, especially enjoyed the pool. Weather has been perfect, with a pleasant breeze. Thank you’
16-23 July 2011 – Nunez y familia, Madrid, Spain
‘Ever since I was a child I have known Conil & its surroundings – the best beaches in Spain
are in Cadiz. Out of all the villas we have stayed in, ‘Casa de Las Higueras’ has been one of the
best. A very attractive & tranquil villa where you lack nothing’.
9 July 2011 – S, Sevenoaks, Kent
‘We enjoyed a very pleasant week here loving the pool & spoilt by the luxury of a beautiful garden….. You are definitely welcomed into someone’s home rather than a property for letting, as is exemplified by the generous ‘Welcome Pack’, access to every facility – including the drinks cupboard (which has been generously replenished as a result!) & the ‘turn-around’ staff who all sing its praises. Good value for money!
Costa de la Luz is one part of the Spanish coast that retains its national identity & Conil is a great spot’.
5-12 July 2011 – The M Family, Holland
‘Enjoyed the beautiful garden & pool & lovely weather’.
25 June 2011 – The D Family, Surrey
4-18 June 2011 – The E Family and friends,Worcestershire
‘We have had a superb holiday in this tranquil & well-appointed property.
We very much enjoyed our excursions in & around the area (El Palmar, Trafalgar, Vejer, Jerez & Cadiz). Food-wise we loved the ‘tapas & raciones’ at Bar Tasca Juan in Conil & experienced a wonderful sunset at Casa Francisco in El Palmar. We hope to be back – the sooner the better!’
PS Starting with the Welcome Pack the owner’s spirit of generosity is self evident’.
16-23 April 2011 – The S Family, Cambridge, UK
‘A really lovely house, so well equipped & with a great ambience. Like others we really appreciated (& enjoyed) the spectacular ‘Welcome Pack’. We all really enjoyed ourselves. There is so much to see in the area – the walk around Cape Trafalgar was particularly memorable.
Great food – we ate twice at the restaurant at the end of the road & were very impressed – can’t understand why it is not in the Michelin Guide!'
2-9 April 2011 - The Ts + guest, Surrey, England
‘Thank you for a lovely week in your beautiful villa by the sea! The house is so cosy & comfortable, some thoughtfully placed spots in the garden for enjoying the outdoors. Weather was glorious by the end of the week – such a shame it’s time to go… The ‘Welcome Pack’ was gratefully enjoyed….
We made trips to Cadiz, Vejer de la Frontera, Jerez Zoo & the sherry tour of Tio Pepe! … Few English - one of the best things about the area as it is such a far cry from the tourist traps of the Costa del Sol. Many thanks
1-9 October 2010 – S & B S, Cornwall
‘We have had a wonderful week staying in your tranquil home. Everything has been catered for – one cannot have a more relaxing time.
The garden & pool in particular gives an air of peaceful bliss. The weather has been perfect with cloudless blue skies & beautiful sunsets on the beach.
Thank you both for all you thoughtfulness in making our stay so effortless.
We shall return!’
6-20 September 2010 – L G & friends, Brighton, Sussex
‘Once again I’ve had a wonderful stay at your lovely villa. The very thoughtful ‘Welcome Pack’ you provide is so welcome on arrival. Mostly the weather has been superb with one spectacular storm which freshened everything up in the garden. Thank you for you generosity, Philippa – it’s good to encounter someone with ‘soul!’
5 September 2010 – The F Family, London
The most relaxing holiday in recent years – our two sons (7 & 6 years) in their element. Great local beaches & friendly people – wonderful weather & delighted with the house.
PS Cleaning staff Paqui & Luisa very helpful & charming’.
17-31 July 2010 – The C Family, Kent
‘Lovely villa & wonderful pool. Most impressed with the generous ‘Welcome Pack’.
We enjoyed trips to Vejer, the Gonzalez Byass Bodega in Jerez & Medina Sidonia’
20-27 March 2010 – J & M P, Cornwall
‘We have had an excellent week much enjoying your generosity & sharing your family house. Loved the pool & being able to sit out in various parts of the garden! Very many thanks’.
28 September – 7 October 2009, RL, LG & MJ, Brighton
‘It was so nice to arrive at Las Higueras & find such an attractive & comfortable holiday home. We loved the care & attention to detail – with every need catered for. ‘Thank you’ for the ‘Welcome Pack’ – again, so thoughtful. We hope to return – perhaps for longer next time.
Thank you so much - my holiday has been made perfect by staying in your wonderful Casa & all the care & love you put into your guests’ arrival’.
5-19th September 2009 – B & A E, Suffolk
‘After a tiring & busy year we needed a rest & thankfully found that. We like this region a great deal – ‘far from the madding crowd’. Vejer is a favourite place as well as El Palmar. The market in Conil is good for fish, veg & meat…..Back to Suffolk now, revived & refreshed, no phones or media for the week – grand! Here’s to our next visit to La Frontera’!
22-29 August 2009 – The G Family, Buckinghamshire, UK
‘The villa exceeded our expectations – lots of ‘oohs & ahs’ when we arrived!
It is superbly kitted out inside with attention to detail & the pool & gardens are delightful. The welcome food was much appreciated & having pool & beach towels here is a great plus, as is the washing machine. The beds were comfortable too.
We made full use of the barbecue – so lucky to have a week of superb weather.
We ate outside every day which has been most pleasant. All in all we’ve had a superb week.
15-22 August 2009 – The J Family, Kent, UK
‘Lovely relaxing week in the villa. Very good weather! Enjoyed listening to & watching the owls in the evening. Sad the week has come to an end!!’
22-31 July 2009 – The F Family, Madrid/Guildford, Surrey
‘The villa, garden & pool were all delightful & lived up to our expectations. A lot
of thought had gone into making our holiday a memorable one. I especially liked the free welcome food & drink, also the beach towels were an added bonus.
The helpful notes on the fridge were great & made the settling-in process very easy. The general condition & décor were of a very high standard & made our stay very comfortable.
Thank you for making our final holiday in Spain such a memorable one!’
13 September 2008 – The J Family Kent
‘We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here, making the most of the pool, garden & beaches – all lovely. Trips to Cadiz, Sevilla, Tarifa & Puerto de Santa Maria with bodega were all good. Enjoyed the sunset at El Timon restaurant.
Welcome Pack, directions & advice re car hire were all greatly appreciated.
We depart as a happy, brown & refreshed family!’
12 August 2008 – S Family, Suffolk, UK
‘We had a really wonderful holiday here at ‘Las Higueras’. The weather was absolutely wonderful & the house was one of the nicest we have ever stayed in.
Cadiz & Seville are well worth a visit and, if you can face a 4.5 hour drive, the
Alhambra Palace, near Granada is absolutely incredible’
10-24 July 2008 – Family L, Voorschoten, Holland **
‘We enjoyed staying in Casa de Las Higueras! The cosy house, beautiful garden and the swimming pool made it a holiday to remember. We loved the local food and the beautiful cities (especially Vejer).
What a lovely couple the gardener & his wife!’
21-29 June 2008 – S & N K, Lincs
‘Lovely well-equipped house & super garden & pool’.
17-19th May 2008 - B Family, York
‘A thoroughly enjoyable holiday. A great house (very well equipped kitchen!) and fantastic
garden & pool which was very much enjoyed by our children (7,5 & 1 years).
We found Cala del Aceite beach and didn’t move from there as it had everything we wanted. Overall a great holiday’.
1-29 November 2007 L & M T, Colchester, UK
‘We have had a terrific month here. The weather has been particularly kind to us – just one day (our last Saturday here) when the sun didn’t shine.
The villa was everything we were hoping for and ‘the icing on the cake’ was the lovely garden which we made full use of. We echo the view of previous clients that we felt at home and always looked forward to returning after a trip out’.
1 September 2007 D-S, Madrid, Spain
‘We had a lovely time. We have travelled the world but this is the best equipped house we have come across. It has the feel of a loved family house and we all felt so comfortable here’
21 July–3 August 2007 - Family van U, Nederlands
‘When we arrived it felt like coming home. Everything was there – towels, bbq, beautiful garden and food hamper. Complete kitchen etc.
We enjoyed Andalucia very much! Nice swimming, pool and beaches and beautiful cities. Thanks for a wonderful a wonderful two weeks holiday’.
8 -20 July 2007 -B Family Wiltshire, England
‘Wonderful house, wonderful weather every day. Virtually the only English around. Excellent restaurants, Cadiz was worth a visit. With many thanks’.
6th July 2007 – H Family, Essex
‘We had a lovely week here in your beautiful villa. Very homely and beautifully equipped. We have had great weather and enjoyed the beaches and the pool…We thoroughly enjoyed the horse show in Jerez – spectacular. Thank you so much’.
23 – 30 October 2006 - R & C R Harrow, England
‘Thanks for a lovely stay in your beautiful villa…..Delightful area which we enjoyed exploring and to which we hope to return in the not too far distant future!’
7-21 October 2006 – Mr & Mrs G and friends, Wilts, England
‘Thank your giving us the opportunity to spend our holiday in your lovely home.
We have felt very much ‘at home’ and really made full use of the beautiful pool…. We love to come to Conil and hopefully it may be possible to come back to Las Higueras.’……..Once
again, many thanks’.
19 August – 3 September 2006 – The W Family, London, England
‘We have had a wonderful time here, the house is very well equipped and it felt like home. Local restaurant good, also the fruit/general store on the road from Roche excellent for most things… Loved Cadiz and the Royal School of Riding at Jerez. Medina Sidonia well worth a visit… Many thanks – we hope to be back’.
4-18 August 2006 – M & C K Bedford, England & Netherlands
‘We are sad to be leaving this morning. We have had a lovely restful 2 weeks here in Las Higueras. We have absolutely enjoyed relaxing in the tranquil gardens of the villa, by the
pool. It is a perfect place to base your holiday in Andalucia. We would recommend it to
The photos on the website do not do justice as it was much more beautiful and welcoming
than we had imagined!!
We have fallen in love with the area and, if we returned some day we would definitely
consider another stay at Las Higueras’.