Property Name: Hacienda El Santiscal
Property Address: AVD.EL SANTISCAL,173,173 ARCOS DE LA FRONTERA, , 11630
Property Description: The term "Santiscal" comes from a Roman country villa located in the grounds of the Hacienda that was discovered in the late nineteenth century. The area known comprising a peristyle, a swimming pool, water pipes and various mosaics among which figured the only issue with the representation of Venus and Adonis. The building and pavement indicate extensive use of the villa throughout the Roman empire until the sixth century which accounts for the Visigothic Bulgarico tombstone, found in 1890.
Story has it there was once a knight called Juan de Armario. In 1485, when Ronda was laid to siege by the Christians, he was the first to enter the mine where the moors kept all their supplies and died in the venture. As a reward for his bravery, the King granted the knight's sons five estates at the foot of the Sierra del Santiscal mountain range, where they built what would become the family residence, today called “Hacienda El Santiscal”. This beautiful fortified building has magnificent views to the Lake and its Nature Park thanks to its strategic location.
You can now enjoy it for yourself.
Our countryside property is located in Arcos de la Frontera, a historic city, capital of the Route of the "Pueblos Blancos" of Cádiz (White Villages), near the Nature Park of Grazalema, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
Arcos de la Frontera, declared a Historical Monument in 1962, is one of the prettiest towns in Spain, perched on a high rock from which hung a multitude of white houses together with a medieval castle that is testimony to the magnificent past of this romantic and legendary town which belonged to the Arab court of Medina Sidonia.
Today, Hacienda El Santiscal, is a unique accommodation that has maintained the flavour of yesteryear in its walls with the confort of today, without losing the charm of the old manor houses, as has successfully adapted to the new times in order to become a green hotel. Hotel no suitable for children.
Property Facts: Year of Last Renovation: N/A