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SPACIOUS 10 BEDROOM VILLA, HUGE POOL, STUNNING LOCATION & VIEWS, TOTAL PRIVACY

Mike and Emma

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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SPACIOUS 10 BEDROOM VILLA, HUGE POOL, STUNNING LOCATION & VIEWS, TOTAL PRIVACY

Photos and Description of this 10 bedroom holiday villa in Loja - Finca El Almendrillo

Big Andalucia house, modernised and sensitively refurbished to original grandeur

Stunning renovation of 150 year old Farmhouse with views over the Granada countryside. This is the real thing, a real Cortijo farmhouse (in 6000 square metres of its own land) far from busy roads and offering total seclusion in a central location. No photo tricks with our pool - at 17 x 7 metres it is the biggest you will find, room enough for 20 plus.

Since Mike & Emma bought this huge farmhouse this is their eleventh successful year offering luxury accommodation to families seeking privacy, tranquillity and outdoor fun. Unforgettable holidays beckon whether groups of families looking to entertain the kids or large groups of adults simply wanting to mix poolside relaxation with the best sites of classical Spain (Granada, Cordoba, Malaga 1 hrs drive).

Indoor and outdoor kitchens and the traditional cobbled courtyard ensure mealtimes to remember, with loads of space for playing.

Whole Finca sleeps 20 plus, discount for smaller groups. Please contact Mike & Emma for details.

Here are early reviews, for recent reviews up to last year see the reviews section

Just letting you know we had a fantastic holiday at El Almendrillo. Such a great place with rooms for everyone to wander off in in the midday sun and so well placed for visits around Andalucia.

Thanks again and I'll pass on info for Almendrillo if anyone friends are looking for a fab place for a holiday.

Anne (July 2006)

The facilities are excellent. The interiors are beautiful.

We had a terrific time at Almendrillo, thank you. It is a lovely property

Richard (August 2006)

Just wanted to say thank you. We had a great couple of weeks. So far all

I've got out of the kids is the holiday was 'totally wicked!' High praise indeed!

Karen (Aug 2006)

I just wanted to say we had a fabulous week at the Finca. the accommodation was perfect, the countryside beautiful. We used your Moro cookbooks and had some fabulous meals - will need to try out the London restaurant now.

We all agreed we would love to go back if we ever have the chance again!

Karen (Dec 2006)

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Details for holiday villa The Finca, 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, 7 Bathrooms

The Whole Finca comprises the Farmhouse (7 bedrooms) plus the Casita (3 bedrooms). Together they include 7 shower/WC and 3 kitchens. This luxury Granada farmhouse sits between original courtyard and hillside garden, now sensitively and stylishly restored to its original grandeur. The Farmhouse sleeps 14+ with comfort. Fully equipped kitchen diner plus satellite TV & broadband WiFi. Enjoy balmy nights eating on one of the Farmhouse balconies and tranquil days in one of the many shady spots in the gardens & terraces. The Gran Sala is a stunning cool afternoon or evening room (11m x 7m) on the top floor, and can be adapted to provide extra bed space. The Casita barn conversion is spacious and elegant; sleeps a further 6 in 3 bedrooms. A stylish spiral staircase leads you up to the first floor mezzanine gallery with views over the valley to the South. Downstairs there is the very large (8m x 7m) open plan lounge and kitchen diner. Together 7 bathrooms, 4 of which are ensuite
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Mike and Emma (Owner)
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Speaks French, Spanish, English
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 46 holidaymaker reviews

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Spacious 10 bedroom villa, huge pool, stunning location & views, total privacy
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews
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Spacious 10 bedroom villa, huge pool, stunning location & views, total privacy
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p70481
+44 7711 078448
Loja Granada Province (Costa Tropical)
5

Dreamlike house in a stunning location

  • 5 out of 5
We were a group of 16, including, five teenagers and a few younger children. The road from Malaga airport was quite dramatic, and, as we, eventually, turned off the dusty track that led, it seemed, to the edge of nowhere: had we wandered astray?
Imagine our surprise, then, as we parked our car outside a broad wooden archway and then, under stabbing heat, pushed the heavy door open into a sheltered courtyard that offered immediate shade, tranquility and the chance to recharge our batteries.
The two weeks that we spent in Almendrillo were among the most restful I can remember. The kids soon colonised the extensive first floor and turned it into their own bedroom cum hippy commune, with sleeping bags draped across all occupiable space. The adults had ample bedrooms and lovely, spacious, white-washed bathrooms in which some might have wanted to pass a good part of the morning.
The generously equipped kitchen allowed those of us who enjoyed cooking to plan elaborate meals, and the nearest shop was an easy 5-minute drive away, along almost empty roads. If we were going out for the day, we would usually drop into the Cooperativo de Consumo in Fuente del Conde on the way back, where there would always be ample, locally-sourced delights, whether for carnivores or vegetarians.
The Mercadona in Loja and Archidona are 25 minutes away, but the roads are as clear as the sky.
Some of us had come to this part of Andalucia to sight-see; others to paint the beautiful scenery of the distant slopes and the endless orchards, heaving with fruit. We found that, with two hired cars, we could accomplish all our daily needs without hour-long house meetings. Soon there were parties driving off to Granada to 'do' the Alhambra, or searching for an aqua-park a little nearer to home. We enjoyed wandering around small towns which either repaid a whole day's detour where we could spend a morning before retiring to the ever-more welcome shade and quiet of El Almendrillo. One of us brought a junior cricket set, and we enjoyed devising different batting pitches. The table-tennis table received a thorough work-out,
Those of us who liked to chance our arm at speaking Spanish enjoyed a 'charla' with the ever-helpful Andres when he came to do the gardening or check the chlorine levels in the scintillatingly blue, clear swimming pool. He was also an absolute font of useful information about goings-on in the locality.
Mike and Emma have sculpted an amazing, lush, elegant living space out
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious 10 bedroom villa, huge pool, stunning location & views, total privacy
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Loja Granada Province (Costa Tropical)
Shropshire
5

Beautiful villa

  • 5 out of 5
Our family of 14 stayed at Finca Almendrillo in June. The villa is extremely spacious with lovely terraces and grounds and a beautiful pool. It was so lovely to sit out on a lunchtime or evening after putting the children to bed, at luchtime we would sit on the terrace at the back admiring the views and on an evening we would sit and eat in the courtyard in the middle. There was a bedroom for everyone and plenty of bathrooms. Mike was on hand to answer any queries and popped in to make sure all was OK. The pool is very large and the kids loved it, it was a bit nippy at the start of the week but had warmed up a bit by the end. We had the caterers in twice during our stay and I can thoroughly recommend them they were superb. Also, we ate at the local village restaurant and we all thought this was excellent too. We all had a fabulous holiday, it is a beautiful villa and perfect for big family or group getaways.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious 10 bedroom villa, huge pool, stunning location & views, total privacy
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p70481
+44 7711 078448
Loja Granada Province (Costa Tropical)
5

Beautiful property in amazing location

  • 5 out of 5
We travelled the first week in August in a group of 18 - four families with children ranging from 11 to 19. We have holidayed together many times in the UK and abroad, and the general consensus was that this was the best property we had ever stayed in.
From the moment we booked it with Mike there were clear instructions about what we needed to do, and when. The directions from Malaga airport were very clear (keep the faith as you climb that hill!) and the property was everything the photos had led us to believe.
Andres, based in the nearby village, was on hand in the event of any probelmes (there weren't but he contacted us to check everything was ok). We pre-ordered alcohol and soft drinks from him which were there when we arrived - very welcome! The big fridge in the courtyard is a superb touch and it kept the drinks lovely and cold in very high temperatures.
Everything was very clean and it was great not to have to bring towels - separate ones were provided for the pool. There was a folder of local activities but, apart from a few trips to swim at the large lake at Iznajar about 20 minutes away, we really didn't move far as we had fantastic weather and the pool was superb and the views from the house were stunning.
Although we were a large group, there was always a quiet spot you could find to relax in the shade and read a book and have a siesta (or in my case, a mid morning nap after my daily lengths in the pool).
We ate most of our meals in the courtyard and made a lot of use of the barbecue and outside kitchen. The teenagers loved the dishwasher as it meant they didn't need to wash up. There were plenty of fridge and freezer storage space, meaning we didn't need to go to the supermarket every day.
All in all, a fantastic holiday in a beautiful house - we would love to return.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Spacious 10 bedroom villa, huge pool, stunning location & views, total privacy
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Loja Granada Province (Costa Tropical)
5

Beautiful, serene time had by all at Almendrillo

  • 5 out of 5
We were a group of 13 adults, 3 kids and 2 babies visiting Almendrillo in mid June and had the most amazing serene time. It was a real treat to get away from the hustle and bustle in this traditional style accommodation with views that took our breath away. Mike was very helpful in making sure we had everything we needed and was a phone call away when the need arose.

Set in beautiful part of Andalucia that I’d not visited before, Almendrillo ticked A LOT of boxes. The wonderful courtyard with outside kitchen was used most nights. The amazing swimming pool was a great size. We had total privacy in a peaceful setting with no neighbours heard all week. The weather was great and although hot everyday the traditional style building with thick walls and smallish windows with shutters ensured we were not too hot at night (a real surprise). It was hard to tear ourselves away from the terrace which had a beautiful panoramic view of the mountains in the distance.

The kids loved feeding the friendly chickens and of course the swimming pool was a big hit. There were some great day trips within easy driving distance. A big lake near Iznajar (15mins), Granada was only an hour away. Some spectacular walks in Sierra Nevada (highly recommend Los Cahorros just outside Monachil), the circular route through the Gorge, over rope bridges and picking cherries off trees on route… spectacular!! There is also El Torcal national park which some of our group visited.

The local bar/restaurant Los Pajaritos was a 15 min stroll away, great drinks and food and showed World Cup games which was excellent (drinks were a lot better than the results tho!)

I don’t usually write reviews but thought I’d share our experience as the photos don’t do it justice. Just writing this has brought back happy memories and planning to go back in the near future. Thanks Mike!
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious 10 bedroom villa, huge pool, stunning location & views, total privacy
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p70481
+44 7711 078448
Loja Granada Province (Costa Tropical)
5

Amazing place perfect for private group holidays

  • 5 out of 5
This was our second trip back to Finca el Almendrillo in a few years – and both occasions marked very special holidays for us and our family and friends. Every single guest has remarked on what a wonderful and special place Finca el Almendrillo really is.
We returned to an improved, updated version of what we already thought was perfect. The gasps from our children and guests as we all arrived to the Finca will forever be one of my lasting memories, the beautiful views and stunning surroundings really are breath taking.
The vast expanse of Farmhouse and Casita was perfect for accommodating all of our guests’ needs and desires. The bedrooms are clean, simple and comfortable with cupboards and drawer space for clothes, fresh towels for both pool and bathrooms (always a plus not to have to pack more!) and most with modern ensuite bathrooms attached.
The outdoor BBQ and kitchen was a big hit for our BBQ cook offs along with alfresco dinning in the courtyard. The large swimming pool was perfect for the baking hot days and great for adults and kids alike. We left the Finca only for food supplies! There is plenty of indoor and outdoor space to cater for large group fun or solitary quiet moments to escape the crowd.
We had an amazing meal of traditional Tapas and Paella followed by delicious dessert cooked by a team of local chefs at the Finca (recommended and organised by Mike the owner) - on both holidays to mark special occasions, which really did exceed all expectations.

Mike (the owner) is without doubt the biggest asset to the venue. He is diligent, attentive, helpful and went above and beyond his role to ensure we were looked after and had a brilliant time.
We would definitely recommend Finca el Almendrillo to anyone who wants a fabulous Spanish holiday with stunning views and total privacy in a rural setting but with all the modern touches you need to enjoy and kick back. This place is amazing and will forever be on our top destination list!
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Spacious 10 bedroom villa, huge pool, stunning location & views, total privacy
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p70481
+44 7711 078448
Loja Granada Province (Costa Tropical)
5

Amazing place perfect for private group holidays

  • 5 out of 5
This was our second trip back to Finca el Almendrillo in a few years – and both occasions marked very special holidays for us and our family and friends. Every single guest has remarked on what a wonderful and special place Finca el Almendrillo really is.
We returned to an improved, updated version of what we already thought was perfect. The gasps from our children and guests as we all arrived to the Finca will forever be one of my lasting memories, the beautiful views and stunning surroundings really are breath taking.
The vast expanse of Farmhouse and Casita was perfect for accommodating all of our guests’ needs and desires. The bedrooms are clean, simple and comfortable with cupboards and drawer space for clothes, fresh towels for both pool and bathrooms (always a plus not to have to pack more!) and most with modern ensuite bathrooms attached.
The outdoor BBQ and kitchen was a big hit for our BBQ cook offs along with alfresco dinning in the courtyard. The large swimming pool was perfect for the baking hot days and great for adults and kids alike. We left the Finca only for food supplies! There is plenty of indoor and outdoor space to cater for large group fun or solitary quiet moments to escape the crowd.
We had an amazing meal of traditional Tapas and Paella followed by delicious dessert cooked by a team of local chefs at the Finca (recommended and organised by Mike the owner) - on both holidays to mark special occasions, which really did exceed all expectations.

Mike (the owner) is without doubt the biggest asset to the venue. He is diligent, attentive, helpful and went above and beyond his role to ensure we were looked after and had a brilliant time.
We would definitely recommend Finca el Almendrillo to anyone who wants a fabulous Spanish holiday with stunning views and total privacy in a rural setting but with all the modern touches you need to enjoy and kick back. This place is amazing and will forever be on our top destination list!
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Granada and Malaga
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Loja
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A92
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Malaga
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Antonio´s
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Antequera
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Antonio´s
Car: recommended

Many holiday-makers at El Almendrillo never leave the Finca ! But if after a few days' relaxation you need to get out and about, 10 minutes through beautiful countryside from the Finca there is the village of Fuente del Conde with bar/restaurant and a supermarket. A variety of local restaurants within 15 mins drive. Nearest big towns are picturesque Iznajar and bustling Antequera (more bars, restaurants and night-life here). Almendrillo is uniquely placed within an hour and a quarter of Granada and Cordoba, and the beaches of Malaga and Motril. Slightly further away lie Sevilla and Ronda, or to the east the romantic Alpujarras

Close to home there is horse-riding for all ages and abilities, walking in the Torcal national park, Wolf Park, further afield water-park attractions, marine parks, a zoo.

At Almendrillo you can take one of our mountain bikes to visit local farms for baby goats, sheep, peacocks or see hoopoes, eagles and other Spanish wild birds.

Other Activities: mountain biking, pool, table tennis, table football, painting, drawing

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Loja, Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Rate 3
30 Aug 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 
 
Rate 4
27 Sep 2014 - 8 Nov 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
2015
2 May 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 7 nights
£2,750
 
 
2015
20 Jun 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 7 nights
£2,750
 
 
2015
27 Jun 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 7 nights
£2,750
 
 
2015
4 Jul 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£3,500
for 7 nights
£3,500
 
 
2015
5 Sep 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 
 
2015
26 Sep 2015 - 1 Nov 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Still some free weeks left in June and July 2014 ! Plus we are offering low prices for Autumn 2014 which means Finca el Almendrillo is great value even if your group is less than our capacity.

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Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Loja in Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Sunbed
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ensuite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ensuite
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Each shower room consists of shower, sink and WC. Four shower rooms are ensuite. Four showers have luxury large walk-in cubicle.
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , singles can be provided if required
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , singles can be provided if required
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 10 - 1 Double Bed
  • Sleeps 20 adults and children using beds. 3 cots / cribs are available so the capacity is greater if you have children under 3. Additionally three sofabeds can be used in living rooms or moved into bedrooms. Total capacity is therefore described as '20 plus' If you are unclear about the layout and number of the bedrooms please do not hesitate to enquire and we will provide floor plans and full list of all 14 main rooms and their possible uses Linen and towels are provided. For guests staying for two weeks or more there will be a mid-stay clean and change of linen and towels.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Sand Pit
  • Binoculars
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Bicycles
  • Barbecue
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 14 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Luxury Granada farmhouse - Finca El Almendrillo is offered as The Farmhouse only (7 bedrooms) or the Whole Finca (10 bedrooms). Either is with exclusive use of the very large 17 metre (55 ft) pool and all garden and terraces. Prices given are for the Whole Finca. If your group is 14 or less please enquire about discounted price for the Farmhouse only. If you are interested in having meals provided either regularly or for a one-off feast please contact us and we will be happy to arrange. Likewise daily help with cleaning, washing-up etc. .
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