A contemporary B&B in a historic townhouse in Vejer de la Frontera, close to Spain's Costa de la Luz. Stay 7 nights, pay for 5 on selected dates
A 1750 house, an 11th-century well, 21st-century lipstick and pearls. Colette and Glen spent a couple of years renovating their home and they’ve done it with flair: it’s funky, cosy and lived-in, making it a very relaxing B&B in which to stay.
You get whitewashed walls, fanned-brick arches, ancient terracotta-tiled floors and mind-your-head doorways. Candles flicker around the well in the central courtyard, flamenco music drifts through the house. Beamed ceilings and old shutters come in a smart blue grey.
Light falls in through a courtyard open to the sky and nicely uncluttered interiors bring a sense of calm. The 5 rooms are a feast for the senses.
Two are huge, one has a small balcony, all are furnished with colour and style. Head up to the roof terrace and chill in the shade on Moroccan rugs or gaze over town and look down to the coast (the beach is a fifteen-minute drive).
Leather armchairs, a wood-burner and loads of books wait in the sitting room. As for Vejer, it’s a beautifully-preserved ancient hilltop town, one of the loveliest you’ll find.
CasaCinco in Vejer de la Frontera, Andalucia is a boutique B&B with 5 rooms, with doubles costing from €80 for bed and breakfast.