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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.

Heavy discount offer in July and August 2017 - see prices for 1 to 8 July, 15 - 22 July and 29 July - 5 August.

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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 August, 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.

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

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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5

Stunning location for our perfect wedding.

  • 5 of 5

We came across Finca El Almendrillo totally by chance, when looking for a wedding venue in Andalusia, instantly falling in love with the place. We just had to have our perfect wedding day in this stunning location. It was everything we had dreamed of and more. Remote, untouched and traditionally Spanish through and through. The Finca certainly gave us that and more.

We first contacted Mike, the owner of the property back in early 2015 asking if our dates were available, which they were.

Having weddings at the Finca before, Mike filled us with confidence from the outset and was on hand for the next 14 months leading up to our stay and wedding day. He helped us organise everything from caterers to the wedding coordinator and everything in-between. Even drinks, food and staff if we required them.

The pain we gave him in the run up to the wedding was intense, but yet never too much trouble for Mike and his team at Almendrillo, who were instrumental in the planning and overall smooth running of our perfect wedding day.

Now onto the property which can only be described as exquisite and unimaginably stunning. It is difficult to describe in words how breathtaking the house and location is. But I will try.

We arrived late at night and were surprised at how out on it's own the Finca was, this was even more perfect than we had imagined. Walking into the courtyard and seeing the beautiful architecture of the huge farmhouse took our breath away, after, sitting with a glass of Rioja, gazing up at the enormity of the stars in the sky. Never had we felt more relaxed than we did right at that moment.

We knew we had made the right choice of location for our two week holiday and wedding day.

Our other 18 guests arrived later that night and were equally blown away by this gorgeous place.

The facilities and bedrooms were equally amazing, we stayed in the main double and my god was it big, the bed was huge and comfy plus the bathroom and shower were great.

But the best surprise was to come when we woke early on Sunday morning and opened our bedroom window. The view across the valley to the distant mountains can only be described as breathtaking. Myself and Jemma (my wife to be) spent at least 30mins fixated on this oil painting. It didn't look real, it was that perfect.

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 not at Almendrillo. We would visit again perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Perfect vacation venue for time with friends

  • 5 of 5

El Almendrillo was exactly what we were looking for to accommodate our group of 16 adults; couples and singles. The farm was located in a lovely and remote area with incredible country quiet and amazing stars at night. There is a bucolic view of patchwork fields below. The property is as described in the listing - or better. The charming and rustic architecture was beautiful but the house didn’t lack any of the modern amenities, dishwasher and clothes washer, included. We visited during a spell of wicked hot weather, but the masonry construction and plentiful fans meant that we were all comfortable while sleeping. The two kitchens, ample bathrooms and so many nooks and crannies meant that we could all be together when we desired, but alone when we needed to have space .The pool and grounds were well maintained and the ping-pong table proved to be a source of great fun. The owner, Mike was so helpful with everything from very detailed directions (which from afar seemed overkill, but once on the road are necessarily detailed), advice on where to buy provisions, where to eat out (love Dracula’s) and even hooking us up with caterers for a special celebration dinner. I’ve been telling folks that this was the best vacation of my life. True story.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

Wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

El Almendrillo was, if anything, better than advertised. Tastefully brought up to date, it retains a traditional feel and accommodated our group of 14 adults perfectly. It is set on a hillside at the very end of a small country road in the middle of a sea of olive groves, and views of the valley below are stunning. Other than the surrounding farms, there are few neighbors so it's peaceful and private. There are several outdoor areas for gathering and eating, including the courtyard where we ate every evening and the large, well maintained pool where we cooled off every afternoon. Granada is not far; Cordoba, Ronda and Malaga are within range too. Even closer, Loja and Iznajar are interesting.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly magical. We stayed for a week with four families. Ten children aged five to fifteen and eight adults. The farmhouse was absolutely perfect for a large group. We drove through the night from Madrid and arrived at dawn (mikes driving instructions were spot on) through the village and up into the hills. The property, the location and the views are simply breathtaking. The rooms were beautifully furnished and the two kitchens were very well equipped and set round the most beautiful courtyard. The pool is stunning and what is absolutely fantastic is the many and varied outdoor seating areas. Infact one day I sat admiring the olive trees for a good hour and didn't see a single other person! A wonderful wonderful stay. Thank you so much

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Loja, Andalusia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 
 
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 - 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
Damage Deposit £500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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