Finca El Almendrillo
About the home
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).
Already sold out for July and August 2013. Take advantage of low flight costs in Spring and book an excellent value week in April or May - 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.
For those travelling in the spring and autumn the Finca offers log fires, wood burning stoves and central heating to give you all the comfort of home in the exotic surrounds of Andalucia.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 20, 10 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||A lakeside beach with kayaking is 10km away|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
|Luxuries:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool / Snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, 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:||Sofabeds (3), Single beds (6), Double beds (7), Cots (3), Dining seating for 20, Lounge seating for 12|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / 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.
Special booking conditions:
-Deposit payable to secure.
-Returnable damage deposit against accidental damage beyond normal wear and tear.
-Smokers are welcome to smoke on the many outside terraces.
The Andalucia / Granada Province 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.
The Granada area
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 !
How to get there
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Granada or Malaga airport. Approximate driving time 1 hr (Granada) 1 hr 10 mins (Malaga).
Make an easy and economic choice from Easyjet, Monarch, Ryanair, Flybe and many others. For the best choice of flights check out www.skyscanner.net. There are numerous cheap car hire options at both airports, including www.crowncarhire.com, www.connectcarrental.com and online car rental with www.holidayautos.co.uk.
For those travelling with small children there are a number of stop off points on the road from Malaga airport to Finca el Almendrillo in the event that children need a break or get hungry.
The first good service station with nice food is around 30 minutes north of Malaga on the A45. Here you will find tapas and some very yummy snacks. The second good service station with a cafe and restaurant is on the A92(M) at Trabuco, this is around 45 minutes from the airport. Shortly after this service station, around 10 minutes, you will leave the motorway and can find several very good restaurants at Salinas, although at this point you are quite close to the Finca.
Activities near Granada
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
09 Oct 2012
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.
02 Oct 2012
The setting is spectacular - the lovely old farm complex is set on a promitory with endless views of the olive grove and grain field filled valley to the distant mountains. There was plenty of space... more
27 Sep 2012
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!
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|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|20 Apr 13||26 Apr 13||£ 1650||-||-||1 Week|
|18 May 13||24 May 13||£ 1750||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Jun 13||28 Jun 13||£ 1750||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||6 Sep 13||£ 1750||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Sep 13||21 Sep 13||£ 1650||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 14|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|20 Apr 13||26 Apr 13||£ 1750||-||-||1 Week|
|18 May 13||24 May 13||£ 1850||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Jun 13||28 Jun 13||£ 1850||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||6 Sep 13||£ 1850||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Sep 13||21 Sep 13||£ 1750||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 20|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|20 Apr 13||27 Apr 13||£ 1850||-||-||1 Week|
|27 Apr 13||18 May 13||£ 2250||-||-||1 Week|
|18 May 13||25 May 13||£ 1950||-||-||1 Week|
|25 May 13||22 Jun 13||£ 2750||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 1950||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 3500||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 1950||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Sep 13||14 Sep 13||£ 2250||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Sep 13||21 Sep 13||£ 1850||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 2250||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Sep 13||5 Oct 13||£ 1750||-||-||1 Week|
|5 Oct 13||19 Oct 13||£ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|19 Oct 13||27 Oct 13||£ 1750||-||-||1 Week|
|5 Apr 14||24 May 14||£ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|24 May 14||5 Jul 14||£ 2750||-||-||1 Week|
|5 Jul 14||30 Aug 14||£ 3500||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Aug 14||27 Sep 14||£ 2250||-||-||1 Week|
|27 Sep 14||1 Nov 14||£ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Sorry ! Already sold out July and August 2013. Offers available for smaller groups during April to May 2013 - very reasonable prices. For example a group of ten in beautiful early May costs just 30 pounds per person per night. Factor in cheap off-peak flight prices and the beautiful Andalucian Spring sunshine beckons..................Discount for two week bookings. All prices includes cleaning, welcome food and drink, bed linen and towels. For longer bookings price also includes mid-stay clean and change of bed linen and towels. For further details please contact Mike & Emma, we are always happy to help.Enquire now
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