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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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.
30 Jul 2013
"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
"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
"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.
2 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 f… More
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