Finca El Almendrillo
Villa | 10 bedrooms | sleeps 20
Luxurious large group holidays beckon whether multi-generation families looking to entertain the kids or large groups of adults simply looking to mix poolside relaxation with the best sights of classical Spain (Granada, Sevilla, Cordoba - 1 - 2 hrs drive).
Still some weeks available in June and July 2014, excellent value for large family groups at a fantastic time of year to visit Andalucia.
Take advantage of low flight costs in Autumn and book an excellent value week in September / October - reasonable costs mean smaller groups are economic too ! See details below price table ...
The Finca sits in tranquil seclusion surrounded by picturesque olive groves. Indoor and outdoor kitchens and a traditional cobbled courtyard ensure mealtimes to remember. Days are spent lounging by the beautiful private pool or on the many patios, balconies and terraces or enjoying the pool table, table tennis, table football and internet access. The more active in the group may want to explore Andalucia's captivating cities in an easy one hour drive to Malaga on the coast or Granada inland. Closer to home there is walking, mountain-biking, horse-riding and bird-spotting where you will not see another soul all day.
Designed for children and adults alike there is room for everyone in the huge pool.
We are proud of our 100% response rate and guarantee to answer all enquiries within two hours unless late at night. We usually are able to respond within minutes and invite you to send an enquiry and find out for yourself ! We are not best pleased with the misleading response rate which appears on our page.
|Size||Sleeps up to 20, 10 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||A lakeside beach with kayaking is 10km away|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Granada 55 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||10 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 4 En suites and 3 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||3 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (7), Cots (3), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Mike & Emma bought this huge cortijo Farmhouse in 2002 and spent the next two years lovingly restoring it to its full grandeur and adding the modern airy barn conversion - The Casita. In 2004 we welcomed our first summer guests and were bowled over by the response. Eight years on we have made many improvements to the luxury of Finca El Almendrillo.
. The 150 year old Farmhouse consists of:
- seven picturesque pine-beamed bedrooms.
- most can be adapted to twin or double use.
- sofa-beds in two living and walk-through rooms provide extra sleeping space.
- Gran Sala (11 by 7.5 metres) is a cool and ambient woodlined refuge to meet and chat/watch a DVD/use WiFi during the mid-day heat.
The Casita is a sensitive architect-designed barn conversion offering some independence from the rest of the group with
• -three more bedrooms
• -second indoor kitchen
• Altogether the Finca boasts ample space for 20 or even more (contact owner).
|Further details outdoors|
Finca el Almendrillo is an acre and a half (6000 square metres) of rural haven in total privacy surrounded by the whirr of crickets in the picturesque olive groves.
-To the south the famous view of goat pasture and oak forest stretching to the hills of the Sierra de Loja and to the east the majestic Sierra Nevada.
-Traditional central courtyard provides a focus for daily life with its own outdoor kitchen featuring huge barbecue and catering grade cooker (catering arranged on request).
-Two enclosed private gardens.
-Numerous balconies, terraces and shaded spots.
-Massive 17 metre / 55 foot pool (deep and shallow end, roman steps for toddler paddling) adjacent to generous terrace and pergola.
-Pool is gated,fenced and a distance from house to ensure child safety.
-All guests receive detailed information on the area and the Finca to ensure an excellent holiday.
- Welcome food and drink provided.
-Owners contactable by phone in case of difficulty or just a question.
-Network of tradesmen available.
-Finca El Almendrillo is totally solar-powered offering carbon-neutral holiday relaxation.
The Andalucia region
Finca El Almendrillo occupies an almost unique position happily placed equally distant from the Andalucian big three ancient sities (Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla) and the Coast at Malaga (Costa del Sol) and Motril and La Herradura (Costa Tropical). All of these are easily within 90 minutes drive from El Almendrillo, save for Sevilla which will take a little more than 2 hours on the direct A92 motorway.
Within this area Granada Province and it’s neighbours offer an untold wealth of popular destinations (including the magnificent Ronda) and unknown corners of the real Spain, quiet and virtually unseen by tourists in decades – for example upland parts of the romantic Alpujarras.
Throughout the region weather is guaranteed sunny and hot during the summer months.
Many holiday-makers at El Almendrillo never leave the Finca ! But if after a few days’ poolside relaxation (and an idyllic, safe environment for young and old) you feel the need to get out and about , 10 minutes drive from El Almendrillo there is the village of Fuente del Conde with supermarket and Los Pajaritos bar and restaurant. En route you will pass through beautiful countryside seeing (with luck) baby goats, sheep, hoopoes and peacocks.
Further afield we can help you organise horse-riding for novices or fully-experienced (or both together), tennis or point you in the right direction for unforgettable views on a day’s walk or mountain-bike trip to the spectacular limestone crags of Torcal and the amazing Wolf Park.
Within 15 minutes drive there are four restaurants which we are happy to recommend giving a variety of local cuisine – traditional and modern. In the nearby white town of Iznajar there are bars, restaurants and a 9th century Moorish citadel to explore. Further afield (30 mins drive) the towns of Loja and Archidona offer real Spain, shopping and a pleasant, relaxed café society.
All guests receive an email giving useful information about their future holiday and on arrival at Finca El Almendrillo you will find an up-to-date file giving suggestions of outings (water-parks, zoo) near and far. We are happy to respond to queries and questions from the moment you click on us to the last day of your holiday !
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25 Aug 2014
Our family of 14 stayed at Finca Almendrillo in June. The villa is extremely spacious with lovely terraces and grounds and a beautiful pool. It was so lovely to sit out on a lunchtime or evening after… More
18 Aug 2014
"Beautiful house with great pool and amazing views"
We travelled the first week in August in a group of 18 - four families with children ranging from 11 to 19. We have holidayed together many times in the UK and abroad, and the general consensus was t… More
26 Jul 2014
"Beautiful, serene time had by all at Almendrillo"
We were a group of 13 adults, 3 kids and 2 babies visiting Almendrillo in mid June and had the most amazing serene time. It was a real treat to get away from the hustle and bustle in this traditional … More
8 Jul 2014
"AMAZING PLACE PERFECT FOR PRIVATE GROUP HOLIDAYS"
This was our second trip back to Finca el Almendrillo in a few years – and both occasions marked very special holidays for us and our family and friends. Every single guest has remarked on what a wo… More
13 Nov 2013
"Amazing and special week at Finca el Almendrillo"
We had the most amazing time at Finca el Almendrillo. We stayed there for the last week of October, using it for a family get together as well as our wedding. The farmhouse was ideal for both. We had … More
25 Oct 2013
This villa far exceeded our expectations, it was set in the most beautiful location and had everything that we needed for a week off work! I travelled with 14 of my friends and we are definitely think… More
23 Sep 2013
We stayed at El Almendrillo from 7-14th September 2013. From the moment we booked to when we left, Mikes (the owner) help was invaluable. The Finca is just stunning with the individual bedroom to the … More
20 Sep 2013
"Amazing week in an amazing place"
We stayed at the Finca for a week in August 2013 to celebrate our collective 30th birthdays. I'm sure I speak for the whole group when I say the Finca well exceed our expectations, it was beautif… More
19 Aug 2013
"Once again we enjoyed charming luxurious Almendrillo"
Four years ago, in June 2009, we spent a lovely week at Almendrillo with my husband's family. The charming Farmhouse was excellent for a large family of three generations to spend time together w… More
6 Aug 2013
"A fantastic villa perfect for large groups with children."
Mike the owner was a pleasure to deal with and couldn't do enough to help us, especially as we had a large party (7 couples with 10 children between us!). The villa was fantastic with several spacious bedrooms with ensuite. It was a nice mix of traditional Spanish with modern facilities. The kitchen was very well equipped and the outdoor space was fabulous. When the children went to bed, the adults sat in a different outdoor spot around the house each night. The swimming pool was huge and the children (and adults!) just loved it. They practically lived in it for the week! And the poolside area was perfect for relaxing in the sun, with plenty of sunbeds and also a canopy area for those wishing some shade. The views from the house were spectacular as it had an elevated position overlooking the exquisite Spanish countryside, it was breathtaking. We walked in to the local village a few times, which took about 20 minutes. There was a goat farm half way down which the children loved. The village had a small but well stocked supermarket and a nice restaurant/bar. All in all we had a really fantastic holiday and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this villa to large parties with children.
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