Family of 4 have a blast
We have just spent two lovely weeks in Nigel and Blashka's fabulous accommodation in Almunecar. We wanted rustic and remote and that's exactly what we got. The drive up the mountain was an experience first time around (!) but we soon became used to it and after a while it became something to look forward to - especially at night where your only guide are your headlights and the incredibly bright stars.
The natural surroundings of the farmhouse make it like no other place we have stayed in before and it felt like we were truly in Spain, as opposed to a holiday resort/town. The beaches are in easy reach and the beach at Cantarrijan was a real delight. The drive up and down the mountains to Granada and back were intimidating and yet humbling at the same time - they are quite something to behold. (The absence of any road or air traffic at the farmhouse is like a breath of fresh air.)
Nigel's house is in a perfect location for those who wish quiet and solitude but who fancy the odd day trip out and about. The house itself is comfortable and well equipped and the pool was a welcome treat at the end of a very hot day!
Regarding Billy The Cat, he is becoming slightly more friendly and craves affection. We fed and watered him every day and he very much enjoys being in the company of people. However, he is still a feral cat and you should be careful not to crowd him. He is a very welcome addition to the farmhouse and like the prior guests, we would implore the next guests to continue to feed him.
Blashka makes the most incredible fig jam and if you are lucky enough you will get to sample this.
Nigel and Blashka's warmth in receiving us as guests was very welcome and we would very much recommend the farmhouse for a holiday. Just to sit outdoors late at night with no lights, a bottle (or three....) of wine, and stare at the stars, the outline of the mountains and listen to nature's voice - is worth every penny. Definitely somewhere that deserves a return trip.
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Vicky......Thanks so much for taking the time and trouble to write this review........Its going to be my featured one as it sums up exactly the essence of a holiday at the house....Totally chilled in a lovely location, and yet in touching distance of many lovely beaches and locations. You are welcome back at any time. Nigel.
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