El Antiguo Juzgado

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The prettiest street in the village.
El Antiguo Juzgado is on the right.

El Antiguo Juzgado (The Old Courthouse) is one of the distinguishing landmarks of Jimena de la Frontera, sitting right next to the main Plaza, and adjacent to the car park. The house offers the discerning visitor a unique opportunity to feel and share the history of Jimena through this most distinctive of buildings.

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One of four views from the Moorish watch tower.

Built in 1738 on three levels, complete with the original Moorish lookout tower,  at one time or another it has served as the village’s jail, town hall, and/or police station. It is also believed to have been part of a convent or nunnery, which would account for its cloistered courtyard –  certainly a house with a history.

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One of five self-contained, en-suite apartments

In its present guise, El Antiguo Juzgado comprises four self-contained two room, en-suite apartments and a twin en-suite room downstairs. All apartments have a kitchen area and the centre apartment has its own balcony. Each also contains a sofa bed for a child.

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El Antiguo Juzgado sleeps 10 to 12 people and is ideal for three or four couples, one or two families or a group of friends who would like a shared holiday.

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Off the central patio is the spacious salon/music room with wood-burning stove,  sofas,  grand piano,  and CD cabinet and hi-fi system. This is probably the most exquisite room in the house with original vaulted 18th century ceilings.

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Linked to this is the smaller and cosy television/library room fully equipped with Video/DVD/ TV facilities. What was once the chapel now functions as an office with full broadband connection;  it also houses an upright piano, drum kit, guitar and various other instruments.

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The central patio contains tables for outside dining and the original well, (lit up at night) from which water is drawn. 

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The communal kitchen overlooks the central patio and is fully equipped including a wood burning stove.

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The large double doors from Calle San Sebastián open into a vestibule with a separate staircase for two of the apartments.

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Then there’s the magnificent secluded pool, in its own courtyard, plus barbecue facilities and bar.

El Antiguo Juzgado is a family home offering a warm welcome to Jimena with a range of equipment that can be borrowed to enhance your holiday, ranging from buckets and spades and paddling pools for children, to a complete climbing kit for the fit and adventurous. There are various sizes of tents, sleeping bags and other camping gear if you want a night on the beach. There are also four Yoga mats, a blow up children’s’ boat, as well as a two-man adult canoe with paddles. The Mediterranean coast is forty minutes away and the Atlantic one hour fifteen minutes, both affording magnificent beaches.

Monica and Peter Becko are both musicians who love Spain, their home and the outdoors. The environs of Jimena offer walking, climbing, bird-watching, river-swimming, trekking and horse-riding besides wonderful restaurants all within walking distance of the house, which lives on the only pedestrianized street in the village. A warm welcome awaits you…

EL ANTIGUO JUZGADO

Calle San Sebastián,

Landline: (+34) 956 641 243

Mobile / Cell: (+34) 646 559 063

E-mail: becko@operamail.com

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La Fábrica de Bombas

‘The Bomb Factory’ is a name that hardly conjures up a sense of peace and tranquility. But that’s only because this beautiful house was originally built, in 1779, as an artillery factory making cannons and cannon balls (never ‘bombs’!) that were used in Spanish America and during the Siege of Gibraltar. It’s very different now.

From the entrance courtyard

The main house sleeps six, the Ground Floor West Wing has room for four and the First Floor West Wing, for another four.

L. Main House outside dining area R. Main House inner courtyard

L. Main House pool and gardens – R. West Wing pool and gardens

The Main House has spacious gardens and a safe swimming pool, while the West Wing has a secluded walled garden and a large oval swimming pool. There are a total of 3 barbecue areas, for dining together or separately. Lots of options to suit your needs.

Accomodation is flexible. Tell us what you need and we’ll do our best. All apartments are self-catering, all have bathrooms, some en suite, some not.

There are indoor and outdoor living- and dining-room facilities in or connected to all our apartments. Kitchens and bathrooms are provided with all you could possibly need for the break you need.

A bird watcher’s paradise

L. Golden Oriole; M. Crag Martin; R. Rainbow Bee Eater

Above are only three of the many species of birds practically outside your window. Take a walk along our river and see Blue Rock Thrushes, Herons, Booted and Short-tailed Eagles, among many others. Lounge by the pool and watch Griffin Vultures soaring above the craggy landscape.

Take a walk, wherever you like

We can supply maps for you to explore many beautiful spots in the area – or arrange for a guided tour. Treks are often signposted, however, with little pottery signs, as above. Nature is at the doorstep: wild flowers, lizards, terrapins, butterflies, geckos, you name it and its probably waiting for you.

Railway up the mountains

One of the things we highly recommend is a train journey up the mountains. The trip to Ronda is a must: straight there for a visit to a fascinating town, or stop off at any number of little villages on the way, have a short walk, a leisurely lunch at a variety of excellent spots – and catch thee next train back. Easy and relaxing.

Riding into the countryside

A marvellous way to se the countryside. We can arrange for up to five people to be taken on rides around the area. Riding experience is not essential. Most rides are two hours or more, and cost €16 per person, per hour.


FROM OCTOBER 1, 2010 TO 31 MARCH, 2011

The longer you stay the more affordable it becomes.
20% discount for children under 12

West Wing First Floor Apartment

2 persons    3 days.    €200.00
2 persons    5 days.    €275.00
2 persons    7 days    €350.00

West Wing Ground Floor Apartment

4 persons    3 days.    €350.00
4 persons    5 days.    €400.00
4 persons    7 days    €450.00

Main House

6 persons    3 days.    €400.00
6 persons    5 days.    €450.00
6 persons    7 days    €500.00

West Wing Ground and First Floor

8 persons    3 days.    €450.00
8 persons    5 days.    €575.00
8 persons    7 days    €700.00

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Phone: (+34) 956 640 512

E-mail: dinah@spainsouth.com


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Posada La Casa Grande

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This big old house was once a patio de vecinos, where several families lived in rooms or apartments overlooking two courtyards. It was carefully recovered from neglect and restored in the 1980s and 90s, and recently updated into a village bed & breakfast where comfort and detail go hand in hand. (The photographic story of its renovation is interesting.)

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The bar (above) is for the exclusive use of guests and is the ideal spot for a drink before setting out to explore this lovely Spanish pueblo, well within walking distance of shops, restaurants and a living non-touristy white village, yet very close to the great outdoors. There is always something to see and do here; for the more active, there are walks with views that can take your breath away (take a look at all the information available on this site). Riding, cycling, visiting towns and cities at varying distances, fiestas and ferias aplenty everywhere around (Jimena even has its own International Music Festival in early July).

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Rooms with single or double beds (extra accommodation for children is available, of course), and apartments for up to 12 get booked up fast, specially over weekends.

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There are lots of corners and nooks and crannies to explore here, too. A quiet reading room at the very top of the building, a vine-covered table for a refreshing glass, a warming fireplace for those chilly winter nights – these are just some of the many things this establishment has to offer, and good reasons for your wanting to come back for a holiday or a simple break from the daily grind. (Prices are very reasonable, so you won’t break the bank even in these tricky times…)BANNER AD

Calle Fuentenueva, 42

Jimena de la Frontera

Tel. (+34) 956 641 120 or mobile (+34) 637 553 173

Website: www.posadalacasagrande.es

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