La Casa Grande

Arcos de la Frontera, Cádiz

Around the central, colonnaded patio, find eclectic, bohemian interiors, bringing colour, warmth and comfort. Views are wonderful


9 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


La Casa Grande nudges right up to the very edge of wonderful old Arcos – spectacular. At night, from its roof terrace, you gaze onto two floodlit churches and mile after mile of surrounding plain. The house is almost 300 years old and many of its features have survived to tell the tale. In true Andaluz style, a central, colonnaded, plant-filled patio is the axis around which the house turns; vaulted rooms lead off to all sides, nooks and crannies appear at every turn. A cosy lounge doubles up as a library with thousands of books – some of them written by delightful, elegant Elena. The decoration of the house reflects her eclectic, bohemian taste: tiles from Morocco, blankets from Grazalema, a Deco writing table topped by a designer lamp, wickerwork and watercolours and a poem for each room. Music gently plays. Guest bedrooms (one with a door-free bathroom, two below street level but with balconies and views) are full of antiquey bits and pieces, with double glazing to protect you from night-time hum. Then wake to breakfast on that unforgettable terrace. One of our favourites.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
1pm -10pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights (29-30 March & 3-6 May).
7 January - 31 January.
Breakfast €10. Small tapas menu in evening. Restaurant 3-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €74
Singles €59 (low season only). Extra bed available in suites, €15 per night. Cot available.
2 Suites for 4
From €110
5 Twin/doubles
From €74


What a place! A 'spot on' Sawday's recommendation. Tucked away in the narrow, cobbled streets of Arcos (park where Elena tells you to park..!) our suite had fantastic views down the cliffs, and the amazing roof terrace is perfect for watching the sunset. Wonderfully fresh and delicious breakfast, unobtrusive service, a glass of Fino on arrival...and a great tip on where to watch authentic live Flamenco singing. We loved it and want to come back in the winter when we can light the stove and get stuck into the library. Sincere thanks to Elena and her team.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Elena Posa Farrás

  • Before Christmas, previous Saturday to Christmas, the Old Town of Arcos became Bethlehem and the neighbours dressed up and recreate the birth of Jesus. Streets are iluminated with torches and the atmosphere is magical. Our hotel is at heart of the Old Town
  • At the end of Fedruary approximately Carnival is celebrated in Arcos and most of the villages of the area. Dress up and enjoy this celebration with locals!
  • The town of Arcos celebrates a well known Holy Week, Semana Santa. There are processions every day. Floats carried by the "costaleros" who parade Virgins and Christs figures through the narrow streets. Candles and incense go together with the procession.
  • Resurrection Day is celebrated with the running of the bulls through enclosed streets. If you prefer not to run, just watch and enjoy from the fences.
  • August 5th is Virgen de las Nieves Day celebration and the patron saint day. The closest weekend to this day there is a flamenco show on the Cabildo Square. Come and enjoy!
  • At the end of September we celebrate the Feria (fair). You can enjoy of sherry wine and watching horses through the area of the fair. Women are dressed up with the typical dress. Olé!