The Magic Of Spain at El Almendrillo
Where do you find a place in southern Spain that will comfortably accommodate six couples privately?
From our initial research there are not many! How fortunate we were to find El Almondrillo! This modernized, original estate home is located at the end of an interesting twisting lane a few kilometrers from the excellent highways.
We were warmly welcomed by a charming knowledgeable off site manager who was most helpful and thorough regarding the house and the wonders of the area. For any issue she was but a call or short trip away. We also enjoyed some absoluteley delicious in house meals meticulously prepared by an area couple with extensive cooking skills!
The views are simply outstanding! From the well furnished patios, you experince an absoluteley spectacular view across the olive grove covered valley and hills as far as the eye can see. Enjoy your morning coffee as the sun comes over the mountains. Have lunch and afternoon cocktails around the stunning pool or south facing recessed patio again with uninterupted vistas. Then, in time, enjoy dinner under the stars and the fading colours of the setting sun. The well equipped BBQ area off the fully enclosed large courtyard makes meal preparation a most pleasant experience for those so inclined.
All needs are provided. Le Almendrillo was spotlessly clean with comfortable beds and all amenities. The modern bathrooms, showers and laundry facilities were well used by all after our long days and hikes around area trails.
Anyone for pool, ping pong, cards… along with a second floor TV room with an outdoor patio over looking the valley? The isolated spaces enables one to easily slip away for a quiet read, Wi Fi exchange or a welcome siesta.
The small local village, a short drive away is charming. It has a small store for general needs. There is also a lively restaurant/ bar with great food and a most enthusiastic owner.
Our goal was make trips to the numerous historic and cultural sites within an hour and a half or so driving. El Almendrillo is ideally located to access the rich cultural history of the white villages, and must see cities like Cordoba, Seville etc. The spectacular south coast and return to the quiet “hominess” of Almendrillo are lasting memories!
El Almendrillo is a “go to” place! You, I know will love it too !
A wonderful holiday in an amazing place
We were a group of 4 families with 8 adults and 10 children (aged 9-14) and stayed at the Finca Almendrillo for a wonderful week in August.
The setting was amazing on the top of a hill overlooking the olive groves and was very private with plenty of spaces for everyone to be together or to find a quiet spot if desired. We had good communication from Mike before the trip who provided us with details on how to find the Finca, things to do and advice regarding shopping which was much appreciated.
The large pool was fantastic. We spent hours each day playing games in the water, relaxing in the many seating areas around the property and spotting shooting stars at night.
We loved it there so much that we didn’t leave often although did manage trips to the lake at Iznajar for pedalo fun, to Granada and to the local Antonio’s taverna for a meal and drinks one night. We ate in every other night all coming together in the courtyard and made good use of the outdoor kitchen and barbeque.
All in all we would definitely recommend Finca Almendrillo as a wonderful holiday destination.
Beautiful Finca el Almendrillo
Finca el Almendrillo is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to.
Set in the middle of the Granada mountains- it has everything you need for the most perfect holiday. The views are just amazing, something from a postcard! The villa itself is gorgeous, so clean and well looked after. We were so lucky to have our wedding at Finca el Almendrillo and it truly attributed to it being such a magical day! The courtyard is perfect for a wedding or any party in fact.
If you need a peaceful, tranquil and beautiful holiday that is suitable for all ages then I would 100% recommend this villa. Without a doubt we will be going back to stay! It is a place that will remain close to our hearts forever.
Stunning family venue for holiday and wedding
First off Finca el Almendrillo is amazing!
We have just returned from our second trip there and from our wedding which we held there in June. It is the most beautiful venue, the views are mesmerising and the huge pool kept the kids (and adults entertained all week). We had envisaged doing lots of day trips but nobody wanted to leave the Finca. For kids they had the pool, lots of space to run about and a whole room of toys to entertain them when they wanted to get out of the sun and play in the shade for a bit.
For the parents it was the first holiday (with young kids) that we felt really relaxed. The whole place is so secure that you could let the kids just run around and be out of your sight because you knew it was so safe. It is fully equipped for children and everything has been thought of from cots to baby baths to bikes. We pre-ordered our drinks before we arrived there so we already had all the soft drinks, coffee, milk, water and wine at the Finca which was brilliant as we didn’t need to pack up our cars with it all. There is also an option to order kegs of beer which we did and I think safe to say was one of the favourite things of the week for everyone. It meant you could go and pour yourself a cold beer at any time and it was hugely popular especially when we had some very hot days!
As a wedding venue it was perfect, we had a small, laid back wedding but the views, beautiful courtyard and the open space meant that the kids could run about, the babies could sleep under the huge tree and the adults could enjoy their sangria in the Spanish sunshine. We had exceptional caterers Wherever Next to come in and cater for the wedding who will also come in and cater for evenings if you fancied treating yourself one night. They also suggested a local Spanish guitarist and flamenco dancer who came in and got everyone, adults and children alike up dancing which was lots of fun! It really was such a special day and the venue made it extra special. When it was time to leave, we had tears from children (and a few grown men!) we just had the most fantastic time and were very sad to go. Even before we left we had decided to come back next year and so we have just booked again.
It is so perfect for families that I can see us coming back years to come and maybe one time we will actually get round to leaving the Finca to explore the local area! If you are hesitating about booking this venue, just book it! You will not be disappointed it is wonderful and you will love it. From babies to grandparents it is equipped for everyone and you will have a brilliant holiday.