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Spacious 10 bedroom villa, huge pool, stunning location & views, total privacy

People20
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms7
Space 6,996 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa near Loja, Granada, Andalucia within easy reach of Granada & Malaga.

10 BEDROOMS / 7 BATHROOMS / 3 KITCHENS: FINCA EL ALMENDRILLO is a fully modernised and stunning renovation of a 150 year old Farmhouse with fantastic views of olive, almond and fig groves over the Granada countryside. The huge private garden also features a large gated swimming pool – at 17 x 7 metres it is the biggest you will find.

Accommodation at Almendrillo consists of the historic Farmhouse and attached barn conversion, The Casita.

Large groups of up to 20 are welcome to rent The Whole Finca (Farmhouse plus Casita). Smaller groups of up to 14 or less might prefer The Farmhouse only. Any group renting the Farmhouse only should rest assured that The Casita will be empty.

THE FARMHOUSE - can sleep 14 in total comfort.

* 6/7 bedrooms and 6 shower rooms, 4 ensuite.

* All the mod cons; comfortable beds, power showers, wifi, Spanish tv, as well as solar panels to minimise your holiday carbon footprint.

* Well equipped modern Andalucian kitchen

* Spacious living areas with wood-burning stove and large wooden dining table

* GOOD WIFI including the bedrooms

The CASITA: Spacious barn conversion - 3 bedrooms, 1 shower room and a kitchen, offers groups and families extra facilities, space and privacy.

* Comfortable beds, power showers, as well as solar panels to minimise your holiday carbon footprint.

* Andalucian kitchen

* Spacious living area with wood-burning stove and large wooden dining table

* If your group exceeds 14 you will need to book The Casita as well as The Farmhouse, to sleep 20 people comfortably. The Casita has a separate entrance but can be connected internally to The Farmhouse, giving a little bit more privacy if required.

Smaller groups have booked the whole Finca (The Farmhouse and The Casita) in the past and have thoroughly enjoyed having this vast space to roam around and enjoy.

TWO ACRES OF GROUNDS:

* Landscaped gardens, almond and olive groves and fruit trees.

* Large (17 x 7 metre) gated pool with mountain views

* Plenty of terrace space for table tennis, table football, hammocks, yoga and games

* Lots of shady places and terraces – with al fresco dining

* Pick fresh fruit in season from our cherry, fig, pomegranate, quince and almond trees

* Each terrace has tables for dining

* Garden Furniture includes comfortable sofas and coffee tables

AREA:

* Village shop has all the basics, close by are local markets and supermarkets offer fresh fish, meat and a wide selection of Spanish wines

* The village bar is fun and friendly with free tapas and a good menu. The restaurants in the area are very good offering a range of prices and indoor and outdoor seating

* Explore the Moorish village of Iznajar - a 15 minute drive or the ancient cities of Granada and Cordoba

* In under an hour you can be swimming in the Mediterranean

* Granada and the Alhambra are unmissable – Arab baths, cobbled streets and a 9th Century Palace! just 55 minutes away

ACTIVITIES:

* Walking – use maps and guidebooks provided or professional local guides

* Professional cycling and mountain biking - there are bikes at the Finca but specialist bikes can be delivered to the house and/or hire professional guides

* Horse riding – off the beaten track with views to the Mediterranean

CHILDREN'S PARADISE:

* Surrounded by nature, wide open spaces with swallows and geckos, cherry trees and hammocks - it's a child's paradise

*Trees to climb and away from busy roads

* Stroll to the village with the children past Francisco's Farm where you'll find peacocks, goats, pigs and turkeys and fresh goat´s cheese and milk for sale!

* Gated pool and lawned garden

BEDROOMS:

All with ventilation fan

Farmhouse Main Double en-suite

Farmhouse Main Twin

Farmhouse Yellow en suite

Farmhouse Blue en suite

Farmhouse Downstairs Corner en suite

Farmhouse upstairs Corner

Farmhouse writers

Gran Sala bedroom

Casita Twin

Casita double

BABIES and infants aged under 2 - Two cots, two high-chairs and baby monitor are available at no extra cost.

DRIVING TIMES FROM THE HOUSE

* White Village – Iznajar 15-20 minutes

* Beaches – 35 minutes

* Granada and the Alhambra -– 55 minutes

* Málaga – 60 minutes

* GRANADA AIRPORT - 55 minutes (BA flies London City to Granada direct)

* MÁLAGA AIRPORT - 60 minutes (most airlines fly to Málaga from all over Europe)

GETTING AROUND

* A car is recommended –

* A 20/25 minute walk to village

ACCESSIBILITY

* Finca el Almendrillo has a number of small steps to access ground floor areas, shower rooms and showers

* Furniture can be moved on request

* Shower chair available on request

POOL

* The pool is gated

* There is a large pergola providing shade

* There are 14 sun loungers

* The pool has passive solar heating, increasing the temperature, but this can't be guaranteed.

* The pool is open year-round, but most suitable for swimming between May and October.

BOOKING ENQUIRIES

Please let us know a little bit about your party when making enquiries, including numbers of adults and children.

More Details

Owner
Mike and Emma
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2017

About Mike and Emma

Hola, our names are Mike and Emma. In 2002 we saw the magnificent but neglected Finca El Almendrillo and decided to buy. After two years building and refurbishment we opened for our first Summer letting and were amazed by the response !

Mike and Emma purchased this villa in 2002

Why Mike and Emma chose Granada Province (Costa Tropical)

We were knocked out when we saw the size, secluded rural location and above all the tranquility of Finca El Almendrillo. During our first week´s stay the only sounds we heard were the song of birds and planes far far above in the clear blue sky. We knew that we could create a luxurious holiday environment. Two years building and one 17 metre (55 foot) pool later we believe we have done so.

What makes this villa unique

We were knocked out when we saw the size, secluded rural location and above all the tranquility of Finca El Almendrillo. During our first week´s stay the only sounds we heard were the song of birds and planes far far above in the clear blue sky. We knew that we could create a luxurious holiday environment. Two years building and one 17 metre (55 foot) pool later we believe we have done so.

Location

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

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Loja in Granada

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6996 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Sand Pit
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 14 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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5

Fabulous property in amazing location!!!

  • 5 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!!! 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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
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5

Marvellous villa

  • 5 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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Fantastic holiday

  • 5 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!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Absolutely perfect for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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5

An amazing house and an amazing holiday

  • 5 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

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

Totally amazing holiday from start to finish!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with a large group of 20 people for two weeks, which in normal circumstances would start to grate on any normal person. But in reality, at the Finca, there were so many different places to get away and be on your own if you needed to that this was just not the case. Upon first arriving we were totally blown away by how beautiful and peaceful the finca and its surroundings were. Everyone in the party was so chilled out for our whole stay, it was just perfect.

Even the children never got bored, they always had something to keep them occupied, from table tennis to swimming in the full size pool overlooking the valley, playing pool or just relaxing with the many books at the finca. I've never seen our kids more relaxed. The whole family were just at ease.

Another bonus was where the Finca was located. The area is just beautiful, we spent numerous days down at the beach on the huge blue lake at Iznajar. With pedal boats, canoes, drinks and the most comfortable sunbeds. The kids loved it here and we would definitely recommend a visit to the cafe on the lake, the food is great value for money and traditionally Spanish, plus tastes amazing. Also in Iznajar town there is an English bar called bar Verde, which we stumbled across when having a drive out. We had our last meal out as a group, the food was amazing and they really looked after us.

Another invaluable thing was the information pack left in the finca by the team, this told us where the supermarkets were, where to eat out, how to walk to the bar in the village. Which was one fun experience through the olive groves, even though we were very hot and bothered when we got there. The cold beer and great free tapas put on by Antonio was well worth the walk.

We would definitely return to this breathtaking place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Loja, Andalusia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2017
30 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
2018
28 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 
 
2018
5 May 2018 - 11 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
2018
12 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 7 nights
£2,750
 
 
2018
19 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
for 7 nights
£2,950
 
 
2018
14 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,000
for 7 nights
£4,000
 
 
August 2018 sold out - sorry !
29 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,000
for 7 nights
£4,000
 
 
2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
for 7 nights
£2,950
 
 
2018
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

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