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Finca El Almendrillo

from £300 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5

35 reviews

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Beautiful huge house in its own private gardens

Villa / 10 bedrooms / sleeps 20

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Villa / 10 bedrooms / sleeps 20

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

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).

Now taking early bookings for Spring, Summer and Autumn 2016

Still two weeks available July 2015. Also September 2015 excellent value for large family groups at a fantastic time of year to visit Andalucia - please enquire about late prices.

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 !

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)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Granada 55 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated)
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, Double beds (7), Single beds (6), Cots (3), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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. Ten 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.

Further details

-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.

Granada

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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6 Aug 2013

5/5

"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.

30 Jul 2013

5/5

"Absolutely amazing place to stay!"

Finca El Almendrillo is just fabulous. Our group (ten adults and seven children) couldn’t have been happier here. It’s in the middle of the most beautiful countryside where you really feel like you’ve escaped and can relax immediately. So many bedrooms, doubles, singles, adjoining family rooms, ensuite shower rooms, cots and highchairs – perfect for large groups. Plus so many areas to hang out, play pool and table tennis, the children can play on scooters and bikes, chill on the hammock… and not to forget the pool… HUGE! There’s a cupboard full of toys too – we took some down to the pool area and the kids sat in the shaded area while the adults played ‘lilo wars’… Handy loo and shower down beside the pool too – and plenty of sun loungers! The cobbled area with the bbq is fantastic – table is large enough to fit everyone. We’d move round to the other terrace about 9pm when the view was extra special – honestly, bring a good camera as you want to capture this view! The owner, Mike, was very helpful, as was Andy and also Ken – who we used for an airport transfer for one of the families. The rest of us hired cars – Mike’s directions to the house were spot on, as was his advice on where to shop and when. I helped with the supermarket shop on the first day and didn’t leave the house until we were on our way to the airport to return home. And I can safely say I didn’t want to leave. A week just wasn’t long enough. I would recommend this place to anyone – even the simple things like good, white linen on the beds, plenty of towels for everyone, a utility room, fans in all the rooms (much nicer than air conditioning), two fridges in the kitchen, and a very reasonable masseuse, oh and not to forget caterers, that will come to the house (!!) make it the type of place you’d want to return to. Book this place while you can!

28 Jun 2013

5/5

"The perfect place for a celebration"

In the 2 weeks we were at Finca el Almendrillo we had 60 guests each of whom stayed 4 nights and, without exception, they thought it was the most wonderful venue. We were all amazed by the staggering view, the rural peace and quiet, the comfortable accommodation, the impressive pool and the numerous interesting places to visit within reasonable reach. Mostly we were able to dine out in the delightful courtyard (with Spanish cuisine provided by the excellent caterers laid on for us by the owners, Mike and Emma) and on cooler evenings we were all able to eat in the Casita in front of a roaring fire.The large number of toys were also a great help in keeping the children happy when it was too cool or too sunny to be outside. We would have found the whole experience incredibly daunting without the very personal help given to us by Mike & Emma who went out of their way to give us every assistance before, during and after our stay. We can thoroughly recommend a stay at Finca el Almendrillo.

9 Oct 2012

5/5

"Perfect for family and friends"

The Finca is situated in the middle of the beautiful Andalucian countryside without any immediate neighbours, offering great privacy. It is remote and idyllic, accessed by a narrow country road that climbs the hill overlooking the local town and takes you through farms and olive groves and despite its rustic nature, was easily navigated by our very basic hired people carrier! We holidayed in the Finca with another family and the owner couldn’t have been more helpful in preparing for a great stay. We bombarded Mike before our departure with endless requests about cots, high chairs etc. and no request was too much for him. The attentive service before departure was matched by a very Warm welcome on arrival- a fridge with the essentials and the vast house set out as requested. The property itself was beautifully situated with ample space for the 12 of us (with plenty of space for more) with seemingly endless numbers of bedrooms to choose from. There is a beautiful open courtyard where we could all have dinner al fresco and upon request Mike had arranged for local chefs to come in and cook for us for a couple of the nights. The food and the setting were wonderful. The courtyard doubled up as a playground for the 5 children (and adults) who could entertain themselves for hours. There were huge numbers of distractions- a pool table, table tennis table, table football, Wi-Fi and of course the enormous swimming pool to keep us all entertained. The pool was the largest pool we had seen for such a holiday and had a wonderful almost 270 degree view of the beautiful tree covered hills surrounding the house. In short, we spent a wonderful week at the Finca all aided by great hosts who made the stay special and go without a hitch. We would thoroughly recommend this as a holiday destination- whether your family are young or old. I hope you enjoy yourselves as much as we did.

27 Sep 2012

5/5

"Excellent holiday house and pool, so much to offer and suitable for all ages."

We had the most wonderful holiday at the farmhouse, four families including 10 children.  There was plenty to do including tree climbing, scooters, bikes, table football, table tennis, chess and of course swimming in the wonderful, large swimming pool.  Our group have been holidaying together for over 10 years in many different properties and this is definitely one of the best houses and swimming pools! We also had the luxury of enjoying the Olympics on the tv in the evenings!.  For older children, teenagers and adults the free wifi was also a must!!  The house is clean and tidy and each bedroom is a good size.  The bathrooms are lovely with spacious showers and rustic tiling.  The central courtyard area is perfect for eating and drinking in the evenings and the outside kitchen is a great asset. There is a good local supermarket and a great bar serving wonderful coffee ! The owners have always been on hand when we needed to speak / email them and their manager was very friendly and helpful. He even let the children have a play in the water sprinklers! We will be returning next year and have already booked up!

10 Sep 2012

5/5

"perfect family holiday"

We have just returned from this beautiful villa and it is one of the most special places I have ever stayed. I travelled with my extended family, old and young and everyone had an amazing time. It has the most perfect setting, the view from the terrace is simply stunning and the sunsets are spectacular. I traveled with a large family group and the FInca more than accomadated everyone in comfort. We had 12 in our party but the Finca could easily of fit more.The Finca itself has been renovated tastefully, keeping the original features while adding modern comforts. The owner Mike was more than helpful and arranged a number of delicious catered dinners. He is also very knowledgable on the local area and helped us plan a few day trips to local towns. I would recommend this villa to anyone, I have not a bad word to say about it. We had the most perfect family holiday.

8 Sep 2012

5/5

"Top place for families"

We had a fantastic time here. The house is home to Mike and his family for most of the year, and it certainly has the lived in feel as opposed to a holiday rental feel. There are loads of bikes, a table tennis table and plenty of sun loungers hammocks just where you want to find them (ie away from everyone else). There is also, in case you hadn't noticed, a huge swimming pool. It is absolutely perfect, with 180 views onto the olive-covered valley below. The rooms are great and the showers are fantastic. The central courtyard has the long trestle-table, and many evenings were spent dining under the stars till all hours. Mike the owner is incredibly efficient in the booking process, answering every query promptly and generally making it all pain-free. His directions to the house are a masterpiece - we got their first time. We would definitely recommend El Almedrillo.

4 Sep 2012

5/5

"Excellent Group Holiday Venue"

We went with a group of 20, which consisted of four families each with 3 children from babies up to teenagers. There was so much room for everyone I never felt cluttered or in any ones way. All families had two or three bedrooms (all of good size and most with bathrooms). There are two kitchens and good indoor eating spaces if it's too hot outside. The property is old and quirky with thick walls and lots of interesting features e.g. traditional doors and beams. Outside is also great. Lots of room for everyone to explore. Numerous areas for sitting to either enjoy the views, relax on the hammocks or play table tennis. It also feels extremely safe with no scary drops etc that you have to keep an eye on. The best part of course is the huge pool which was enjoyed by everyone. There are lots of seating spaces and good shade for the middle of the day. (Also has a toilet next to the pool). The views are fantastic and you get a great feeling of remoteness with just the occasional tractor going past. To get to the house you have to drive quite a way off the main road along some small tracks which is a bit of an adventure the first time you do it, but the excellent directions made sure no one got lost. We had a great week and I wish we could have stayed longer - exceeded my expectations.

29 Aug 2012

5/5

"Fantastic House and Grounds"

We went with a group of 20, which consisted of four families each with 3 children from babies up to teenagers. There was so much room for everyone I never felt cluttered or in any ones way. All families had two or three bedrooms (all of good size and most with bathrooms). There are two kitchens and good indoor eating spaces if it's too hot outside. The property is old and quirky with thick walls and lots of interesting features e.g. traditional doors and beams. Outside is also great. Lots of room for everyone to explore. Numerous areas for sitting to either enjoy the views, relax on the hammocks or play table tennis. It also feels extremely safe with no scary drops etc that you have to keep an eye on. The best part of course is the huge pool which was enjoyed by everyone. There are lots of seating spaces and good shade for the middle of the day. (Also has a toilet next to the pool). The views are fantastic and you get a great feeling of remoteness with just the occasional tractor going past. To get to the house you have to drive quite a way off the main road along some small tracks which is a bit of an adventure the first time you do it, but the excellent directions made sure no one got lost. We had a great week and I wish we could have stayed longer - exceeded my expectations.

28 Aug 2012

5/5

"Stunning location, property and ground - 100% reconmended!"

We go on holiday with a large group of friends every two years. There are 4 families all with 3 children, so a grand total of 8 adults and 12 children whose ages range from a 9 month old baby to a 12 year old. This was around the 4th or 5th place we had stayed in as a group and everyone agreed this one was by far the best! The Finca is set in an amazing location with stunning views over the unspoilt countryside in large and interesting grounds which are safe and secure for the young ones and lots of interesting places to explore and relax for the older children and adults. The properties were both full of character, yet obviously carefully restored with loads of Spanish charm, but also with many modern luxuries such as many ensuites. The views from the some of the bedroom windows are amazing, whilst the top floor of the farmhouse is a great space with wooden floors, comfy sofa's and a great balcony looking out at the mountains in the distance and olive groves. Both kitchens were a great size and perfect for preparing food and eating. Outside the pool was a massive hit with the children and adults. It was a really good size and had a nice shaded area and plenty of sun loungers and even an outdoor toilet and shower. The provision of beach towels as part of the linen pack for each bed was a great help too meaning we didn't have to bring heavy towels in our luggage. Having arranged a number of holidays for our group I always feel you can get a good indication of how good somewhere is likely to be from the responses you get prior to a booking and the help provided and Mike was excellent from the initial query through to when we are actually staying at the property. The information in the property was also really good with a folder of useful information and places to go. Mike even arranged for catering in advance for our group with a local chef he knew where we pre-ordered meals for two nights and had some great food cooked and served for our group. This was a big hit with the adults and is highly recommended - they even did the washing up!! The directions to the property was also worth a mention as 3 of the families in our group arrived late at night in the dark and made it straight to the house without any drama due to the amazingly detailed and helpful directions helping with the journey up the hill to finca. Overall, I cannot recommend the property enough - stunning location, great property, grounds and facilities for a relaxing holiday.

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