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Fabulous property in amazing location!!!
5 out of 5

Our party of 14 old school friends have enjoyed holidays together for a number of years and so fantastic was last year at El Almendrillo that there was a unanimous vote for a return visit, the first time this has ever happened! On arrival some were heard to say we are home!!!

Once again the lovely house and grounds exceeded our expectations. In fact we all felt it to be even better than last year. Situated up high with the most amazing views all around and so many places to sit including the hammock!! The swimming pool is just the best!!

A full sized pool with really bright clear clean water and so well maintained. There are plenty of comfortable sun loungers and a covered area for shade. Having a poolside shower and toilet was so convenient – not having to pop back to the house! Toni and team had done a brilliant cleaning job ready for our arrival and the house looked great. The two interior large and airy kitchens are well equipped with large pots and pans and everything else one might need. In addition this house has an amazing outside kitchen with hob, oven and BBQ. Fantastic for cooking outside especially as the very coveted chilled beer barrel was situated in that area! Indeed thanks to Sian for arranging the beer kegs, various wines and water. This made it so much easier for us to plan our food shopping in the various food markets in nearby villages and the good supermarkets within a 30min drive. We used Mercadona in Rute.

Another great thing about El Almendrillo is the variety of bedrooms and bathrooms which makes it so easy to allocate rooms to the right people in a large party. Also the property has plenty of places where you can go and sit if you want some privacy, to read or just enjoy the views. The house stays lovely and cool as it has really thick walls and windows that you shutter during the day. Very comfortable for sleeping. Down the hill in the village you will get an excellent gin and tonic at Antonio’s, good food and friendly service. We have to mention the view from the balcony at sunset, absolutely amazing. As the sun goes down the stars start to wink into place and when completely dark the sight of the Milky Way will simply take your breath away, there is absolute darkness, all you can see are stars and the odd shooting star!!!

We had a brilliant week and would fully recommend this beautiful property for large groups.

Wainers N

 

Fantastic holiday
5 out of 5

We visited Finca in June 2017 and we had an amazing time. We were 14 adults and 6 kids.

The house was amazing. All the rooms were completely different so we spent a bit of time after we arrived having a nose in all the rooms. I ended up in a beautiful room overlooking the courtyard and it had a beautiful small balcony outside.. stunning! The views from the house were breathtaking both by day and night . The pool was massive and we spent hours everyday in there with the kids. We had plenty to keep us occupied each day and visited Antonios Bar down to the road a few times. I could not recommend this house enough. It was an amazing and peaceful break away from it all! We hope to go back in the future!!

Gina M

 

Finca el Almendrillo is the perfect place to stay for large groups.

The accommodation is extremely spacious and the kitchen and bathroom facilities are well equipped to cope with a large number of guests.

The pool is very large, and has plenty of space around it for people to spend the day relaxing. There are a lot of amazing places to sit, including a wonderful first floor terrace. All of these spaces afford a good view of the amazing landscape that lies to the south of the Finca. The view is truly awesome, and the buildings and grounds catch the light throughout the day and into the evening. In addition to the outer spaces, the Finca includes a central courtyard which is perfect for group dining. There is an adjacent BBQ area which made cooking in bulk extremely easy.

You can walk into the village of Fuente del Conde, which has a small shop for essential supplies, and a really nice bar which serves good tapas. 15 minutes drive away is the town of Iznajar which is situated high up overlooking a large lake. We spent a really good day here swimming in the lake and eating in the town afterwards. Malaga & Granada are within an hour’s drive. Other towns with large supermarkets can be visited on the way back from these places.

Mike & Emma were extremely communicative and friendly throughout the booking process. They were also very responsive when we needed to contact them during our stay. I would 100% recommend the Finca and my group fully intends to make a return visit.

Abraham W

 

An amazing house and an amazing holiday
5 out of 5

This place is truly wonderful in every way.

There were only 8 of us staying here for the week so we had plenty of space and bedrooms but I can easily see how 20+ people would also have plenty of room.

The description of the property is spot on but it is still breathtaking when you first arrive, if anything it is better than the photos. All the facilities work perfectly, it is all spotlessly clean, the kitchen equipment is excellent, I can’t think of 1 thing that was missing.

There are so many beautiful places to sit and I think we used them all at some point every day. The pool is fantastic, we used it every day apart from the day we went to Granada and the palace, the views, the areas of sun and shade, the loungers – everything is perfect.

We didn’t really leave the house much apart from our day in Granada although we did some shopping in Iznajar and went to the lake which was very lovely but very windy so we all decided to head back to the pool.

We ate at Antonio’s in the village 3 times which we all loved especially his gin and tonics, it is very good value and a lively atmosphere with very friendly staff. One night we ordered 2 taxis to get us back to the house but thereafter we drove back.

We had booked Ian and Diana form wherevernext to cook a meal 1 night, it was so good we asked them to come back another night. I really can’t recommend them highly enough, their food is sublime and they are great company. Sitting on the terrace with the wonderful views while they bought out plate after plate of the most delicious canapes was truly magical. We then moved round to the big table in the courtyard for mains and desert which were equally stunning.

Mike, the owner, and Sian are a pleasure to deal with, very helpful, very prompt, excellent customer service.
We really hope to return 1 day as it was certainly one of our best holidays and we have been holidaying together for 30 years now, it will be a very hard act to follow. I recommend it wholeheartedly.

Thanks Mike

Michelle H

 

Lovely stay in the Finca
5 out of 5

The property is incredible.

It is a beautifully done up old farmhouse with lots of quirky old features. The pool is huge and has a beautiful view out over the mountains. You feel completely away from the world (though is close enough to all your basic amenities, and just a short drive from the nearest village) – it is a wonderfully peaceful place. Our hosts were so helpful before and during the trip, sending advice on all sorts of issues – from where to eat and places to visit to tips on which supermarkets best catered to specific dietary requirements. We didn’t want to leave this place – I don’t think I’ve ever had a more relaxing holiday.

Kate H

 

Marvellous villa
5 out of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Almendrillo.

The views over the valley from the property were simply stunning. The villa was well appointed, beautifully decorated and contained more than enough room for our group of nine. We particularly liked the choice of outdoor areas in which to relax and to dine. The pool is an excellent size also. I would 100% recommend this villa.

Ashleigh H