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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Encinas Reales, Spain your home away from home

The name Encinas Reales means “Royal Oak” and refers to the ancient oaks which still surround this area. Long ago Queen Isabel the Catholic rested beneath one of the oaks and it became known as the royal oak. The town of Encinas Reales has a lovely centre with graceful architecture and stunning churches. With around 2,500 residents it has all visitors need with small local shops, bars and restaurants and great scenery in the surrounding area.

Things to Do in Encinas Reales, Andalusia

Self catering holiday rentals in Encinas Reales are ideally located for enjoying this lovely area of unspoilt Spain. If you are visiting in late April the local festival of “binding the devil” has some unusual traditions. Locals traditionally eat outdoors on a picnic in the fields with a hard boiled egg and bread made into the shape of a figurine. The celebrations include beer tasting, paella contests and cultural entertainment. A stroll around the local town will show the Chapel of Calvary, one of the finest 17th century Baroque churches in the area. The beautiful local landscape can be enjoyed with walks beside the River Genil or Anzur where fishing is popular. Lucena Natural Park is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, hunting and other outdoor pursuits.

Places to Visit Around Encinas Reales, Andalusia

A day out from your holiday home in Encinas Reales should include a visit to Las Tables which has Roman remains. Using the new motorway which runs close to Encinas Reales, many classic cities are within easy reach. The coastal beaches and city of Malaga provide a pleasant day out just 45 minutes away. Cordoba with its UNESCO listed Old Town set beside the Guadalquivir River is a similar distance away. Granada’s Alhambra Moorish Fortress and Gardens are about an hour’s drive or visit the beautiful city of Seville (Sevilla) 176 km to the west. It has a splendid cathedral, the Torre del Oro and the Alcazar which was formerly a Moorish palace. The city also has some world-class museums and galleries.

Weather in Encinas Reales, Andalusia

Holiday rental homes in Andalusia enjoy hot dry summers with average temperatures reaching 30°C (86°F) in August and almost zero rainfall. In the winter season there is more chance of a shower. Daytime highs average 17-21°C (63-70°F) in winter. The shoulder seasons of March-June and September-November are very pleasant for enjoying outdoor activities in the area.

Travel to Encinas Reales, Andalusia

The nearest airport to Encinas holiday rentals is Malaga (AGP) Airport which is about 87 km away. This busy airport is served by Aer Lingus, British Airways, BmiBaby, easyJet, Flybe, Jet2, Monarch, Thomas Cook and Ryanair which all offer competitively priced flights daily. A hire car is essential to reach Encinas Reales and explore the surrounding area and driving is easy along the new highways.

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                                                                                                      Couldn't have picked a more idelic place

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                                                                                                      Great people great place . I just want to stay forevermore
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                                                                                                      Fabulous property in amazing location!!!

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                                                                                                      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!!! Ofnce 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.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017