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Siete Balcones is managed by Bryony and Wanda, ceramic artists.
85 - 130/night
Suitable for up to 2 people

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Siete Balcones roof terrace - Siete Balcones, in Andalucia, Spain
— Bryony: “We are in the heart of the historic quarter of Vejer de la Frontera on a small cobblestone street. It’s really one of the most beautiful villages in Andalucia.”
Interview By:

— How would you describe Siete Balcones in a nutshell?

Bryony: “There’s an expression in Spanish — estár a tus anchas — which means to be completely at ease and to have free rein of the place. That’s the feeling we want to give people, that they’re in their own house. Every detail is taken care of.”
Siete Balcones roof terrace - Siete Balcones, in Andalucia, Spain
— Siete Balcones roof terrace

— What was your inspiration to open a small Bed and Breakfast in Andalucia?

Bryony: “We were living in Madrid for many years and came to visit the village 15 years ago and fell in love with it and this area of Andalucia. We’ve always had the desire to open a B&B, opening up our house to people. We’re also ceramic artists, so we can combine that with our ceramic workshop as well.”
Siete Balcones lounge area - Siete Balcones, in Andalucia, Spain
— Siete Balcones lounge area

— What’s the history of the house?

Bryony: “The house was built around the end of the 18th century after the earthquake which affected a number of houses in the Medieval quarter. Before it became a Bed and Breakfast, it was the village schoolteacher’s house for many years and there are people our age who remember playing in the courtyard as children.

When we came to see the house, it had been neglected for a long time, and we had to pretty much redo the entire roof and a lot of the walls on the first floor. It took us almost two years to renovate it. We would shop at reclaimed material yards to find the same kind of materials that were traditionally used in the house, trying to respect the original essence.”
 - Siete Balcones, in Andalucia, Spain

— Please tell us about the interior design of the Bed and Breakfast.

Bryony: “We have a great passion for mid-century modern furniture, and in our travels we’ve been picking up different pieces. We restored a lot of the furniture as well as putting a lot of our own hand-crafted ceramics into the house. The tiles, basins and the lamps were all done by us, as were the plates, bowls and the like.

It was important to us to respect the original feeling of the house, but we’ve inroduced some more contemprary elements at Siete Balcones such as a modern staircase leading up to the roof which complement the old.”
Andalusian coast and beach - Siete Balcones, in Andalucia, Spain
— Andalusian coast and beach

— How would you describe the atmosphere at Siete Balcones?

Bryony: “When guests arrive, we give them a warm welcome and make sure they have everything they need. We really just let them enjoy the house, as if we are almost handing it over to them. We don’t fuss over them but are always there if they need us.

Many people aren’t keen on making small talk with people they don’t know first thing in the morning, so breakfast is very relaxed and guests can find their own space in the house to have breakfast or to sit back and have a glass of wine in the evenings. Most people head up to the rooftop terrace.”
Room 1 - Siete Balcones, in Andalucia, Spain
— Room 1

— Please tell us a little bit about Bed and Breakfast’s rooms and services.

Bryony: “The two rooms on the ground floor of the B&B have a little kitchenette, and there’s another one upstairs where guests will find their breakfast as well as a selection of drinks. We also have someone on hand to make coffee or cook up eggs if wanted.

As for the rooms, I’m very keen on Room 3. It’s a very light room on the first floor. Rooms 1 and 3 are the largest rooms and are in high demand. They even have their own sitting area. All of the rooms are slightly different in the sense that the ground floor rooms have a more traditional feel to them and the first floor is slightly more modern.”
 - Siete Balcones, in Andalucia, Spain
 
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