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El Molino de San Luis, Los Barrios, Nr. Tarifa - Sleeps 10


In A Nutshell

Sleeps 10 / 12
6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
Swimming pool
Ideal for families – large garden, children’s trampoline, swing and slide, table tennis and a fenced private swimming pool 9x6m.
Farm Activities
No RTA: VTAR/CA/00991


About the Property

A fabulous old grain mill that dates back to before the 16th century that has been lovingly restored into a wonderful family home with character and charm. The buildings unique character has been emphasised in its re-design, combining traditional with contemporary; a glass window in the floor downstairs sheds light on how the mill functioned and clever lighting highlights the columns and the archways stonework. Other original features from its milling past have also been preserved, its metre-thick walls and flag stone tiles, which help to ensure that El Molino is wonderfully cool even at the height of summer.

This stunning property is in a truly inspirational setting on a private organic cattle and cork estate (1000 acres) within the Parque Natural de los Alcornocales, yet at just a short drive from the famous beaches of the Costa de la Luz (& Tarifa) and their magnificent wild oceanic scenery with Morocco as the backdrop!

The downstairs is of a large open-plan design with vaulted ceilings that encompass the state-of-the-art modern kitchen with its enormous silestone work surface and breakfast bar. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with enough to satisy even the most accomplished cook; its six-hob range cooker and American style fridge/freezer/ice-machine make this an ideal setting to capitalise on some of the fantastic local produce (Algeciras market is a one-off, with the best in Mediterranean and Atlantic fish in the area, not to mention the plethora of Moroccan delicacies) or even for trying the home grown organic beef! Beyond the kitchen is the dining area and where better to feast than off the wild olive dining table. The sitting room’s focus is the huge log fireplace, with its plump sofas, chaise long and large brown leather arm chair.

Downstairs there is one double bedroom ensuite with its own Moroccan- style wet room. The other bedrooms are all upstairs – the master bedroom is the largest of the bedrooms, with a super kingsize bed; in August one needs only reach out the window to pick some of the delicious figs from the tree! The other bedrooms include one smaller double bedroom, a twin children’s bedroom, two single children’s bedroom (one with a desk bunk), all with splendid wooden beamed high-ceilings complete with roof fan. There are two bathrooms upstairs; the ‘white’ bathroom has been decorated with Tarifa beach shells and has a large bath, twin antique sinks and a walk in shower. The second bathroom has a bath/shower and is ideal for the children.

The garden is out the back of the house on the entreplanta, it looks as though it goes on for as far as the eye can see, as the lush lawn tumbles away into the farms pastures where the long- horned Retinto red cattle graze and the storks nest and clack. The rear terrace was enlarged for 2016, with natural shade from the fig and judas tree the large banquet style wooden table and benches are the ideal spot for entertaining. There is also now an outdoor kitchen with cupboards with cutlery, plates and glasses, sink for washing up, dishwasher and fridge. Cooking can be done on the industrial size stainless steel Weber barbecue and gas hob!

The garden is very child friendly with a huge sand pit area for the children, a hammock in the wild olive tree, a trampoline (14ft new for 2018, in ground by the swimming pool), table tennis table and basketball hoop. There is also a climbing frame with slide, two swings and a trapeze. (Toys can be left for guests use on request).

Spanish country living can be experienced first hand, tucked away here deep in the countryside, yet at just 20km from the nearest airport and 3,5km to the nearest town. There is plenty to do both on the farm and nearby. The farm boasts stunning walks that include a visit to its own Moorish thirteenth century look out tower, fishing in the reservoir, feeding the chickens and the horses. There are excellent opportunites for bird watching as the farm sits below the bird migration route to and from Africa. Tarifa and the beaches of the Costa de la Luz are a 20km drive with endless opportunities for watersports. Sotogrande also 20km away has plenty of activites on offer, including polo, sailing, tennis and not to mention golf – there are 25 quality golf courses close by too.


Price Includes

Bed and bath linen
Beach towels
End cleaning on departure


This is a private home and only available for rent in the months of July, August and September (Saturday entry/exit)
In June, September, Christmas and Easter we request minimum two week stays

2.750€ for up to 10 guests

Extra charge for 11th and 12th guest (30€ a night per extra guest)

Minimum stay is one week
Saturday Arrival: from 4pm
Saturday Departure: from 10am

End Cleaning

End Cleaning is 250€. However, in all cases you are responsible for keeping the property and all its contents in the same state of cleanliness, repair and condition as at the commencement of the holiday. The owner reserves the right to make deductions from the security deposit for any extra cleaning, over the number of hours committed to departure cleaning.

In Detail

All bed linen, bath and beach towels are provided
Bedrooms: Sleeps 10 (Bedroom 1 Downstairs: Double bed ensuite; Bedroom 2 Upstairs: Double bed; Bedroom 3 single bed; Bedroom 4: Single bed; Bedroom 5: Twin beds (with two truckle single beds to sleep up to 4); Bedroom 6: Double bed)
Kitchen Breakfast bar to seat 4
Dining room table with seating for 12
Garden Table Shaded Terrace to seat 12
Pool seating for 8
Shaded area by the pool with sofa
6 Sun Loungers available
Countryside views within the Natural Cork Forest
Cots and cot bedding available on request
Additional beds available on request, at an extra charge of 50E per night per guest
Dishwasher, Supplementary large fridge and freezer
Utility room with washer and dryer
Hammock and sun loungers
2 TV’s and DVD,  Apple TV, freesat
Computer and printer/scanner/copier with Satellite Broadband Internet
Bluetooth Speakers for IPod or MP3 player
Private swimming pool 9x6m
Large rear terrace with outdoor kitchen includes dishwasher and fridge, plates, cutlery and glasses
Weber Industrial BBQ
14ft trampoline sunk in-ground by the swimming pool

Extras: Cleaning & cooking can be arranged on request at additional cost
Gardener and Pool Maintenance and Cleaning
Pets: On request
Collection of Keys: By arrangement

Booking Conditions
50% non-refundable deposit to be paid when confirming the booking. The remaining 50% should be paid by bank transfer 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Security Deposit: 600€ in CASH refundable on departure if the house is left as it has been found (includes breakagesand cleaning)

Please Note
The majority of Tarifa Beach Houses are private homes, the information on the www.tarifabeachhouse.com website is intended as a guide only. We cannot accept responsibility for any inaccurate, misleading or incomplete information about any property and its facilities or services. Property owners have the right to change decoration as they choose.

Guest Reviews

‘I just wanted to write to say a big thank you to you and Ben for the great time we had staying at Molino de San Luis for the last two weeks. We were really sad to leave adults and children had a fantastic time.

The children were delighted with all the toys that you so kindly left for us to use at the house, not to mention the swings, trampoline and the swimming pool! The information about the local area was really useful in deciding which beach to visit each day and where to have lunch and dinner. We were spoiled for choice in deciding what to do each day and my husband even got addicted to wind surfing!

Thanks for organising the eco basket for us at and for the very kind gifts of wine and the most delicious honey that you left for us. We all had a really relaxing time in your beautiful house and it was one of the most enjoyable holidays we’ve had in a long time.’

Guest One 


“What a wonderful home you have! We have had a truly memorable stay. Happy family with both the windsurfers and lazy teenagers well catered for.

Thank you for our tour of the estates too, we have been inspired and our farming plans have taken on whole new dimensions!”

Guest Two 



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