The property originally dates back to early 19th Century and was a typical building from the village, making use of the street level for the living quarters and the lower level at the back for cellars, used for storage and for curing hams and charcuterie. The building had been unoccupied for over 40 years and was considered a ruin locally and, interestingly, according to the villagers it has had various names through its life. We purchased the property and the land behind it in 2007 – it amused us that we were congratulated on the purchase in the village before we had actually shook hands on the deal! The project began to take shape although we were faced with a number of challenges and delays when we presented the plans to the department of culture in Huelva. The process was delayed substantially at this stage. However, everything was finally approved and the renovation project commenced in December 2009. We must have had the wettest winter on record that year, as the rain started mid December and didn’t really stop fully until May 2010. We all fully expected to finish the project a couple of months after the official completion date but nothing really ever goes to plan and the stress levels certainly got high towards the end!
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You can find details of our environmentally friendly building including ground source energy and heat pumps to heat and cool the building, provide hot water and also to heat the swimming pool on our Environment and area page.
La Posada de San Marcos has 6 en suite rooms all with large south facing terraces overlooking the dining terrace, garden and swimming pool. 1 room is fully equipped for wheelchair access. 3 rooms are double bedded and the other 3 twin bedded; a double and a twin bedded room can be converted into a private family suite by means of a well placed sliding door. All the bedrooms have under floor heating and cooling systems for the hotter summer months. Each room is unique and is tastefully furnished with antique furniture. Consistent with our policy we provide quality linen and towels to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The rooms are fully insulated with double glazing and sound proofed with lambs´ wool.
The upstairs lounge has a small bar open to guests and a selection of hot drinks is available on a self-serve basis.
For your convenience, we have free WIFI throughout the hotel and for those who do not wish to bring a device on holiday, free of charge internet access is available from one of our own PCs.
We provide breakfasts and evening meals in our dining room downstairs and, subject to the weather, we are more than happy to serve breakfast and dinner al fresco on our upper terrace, boasting lovely views down the valley.
The upstairs bedrooms have a large balcony overlooking the dining terrace and gardens.
From the downstairs rooms guests may walk out from their private terrace onto the dining terrace area and to the garden beyond, where you will find our heated swimming pool. We offer an idyllic place to relax whatever time of day!