Your accommodation is in a new but traditional Andalucian cortijo (farmhouse) named El Cazador (The Hunter), set high upon a promontory within the 11 acres of Finca Los Tigres, a stone’s throw away from Hípica Aguamarga’s stables. It is a stunning, spacious and luxurious villa, with an enticing mix of the modern and the traditional. It has a pool of 13m x 3.5m and terraces on 3 sides of the house. El Cazador, a 3-bedroom, TV room, 2- bathroom whitewashed cortijo, can comfortably accommodate 6 people in its 144 sq.m. It is an enticing mix of the traditional and the modern, with terracotta tiles on the floors, slate terraces and underfloor solar/gas heating. Every effort has been made to render the house ecologically friendly, using double glazing and double walls with insulation to keep out the heat in summer and lock it in during the winter. We even placed the windows in accordance with the angle of the sun rays to allow more light in winter and less in summer.
Finca in Agua Amarga, Nr, Carboneras, Almeria - Total Seclusion, 5 mins to beach
Dr Antonia Riley
- english, french, german, spanish, dutch
About Dr Antonia Riley
My husband and I regularly travel the world and between the two of us we have been in a few hotels and private houses! This has given us a bit of experience when we started our Finca in Agua Amarga, in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park, Andalucia, Spain. We want to present you, our guests, with a solid, safe yet exciting holiday. We do not want you to have to worry about extra charges, or bringing towels and facecloths, or having to go shopping the minute you arrive. The Finca provides you with all that. That's how we would like it: that's what you get! Welcome! Henry and Antonia Riley Finca Los Tigres
Dr Antonia Riley purchased this Villa in 1999
Why Dr Antonia Riley chose Níjar
We found this Finca, situated in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park, some 16 years ago in a dilapidated state. With the help of our dedicated Spanish team (architect, solicitor and builders) we created our dream house in Agua Amarga. The fact they spoke no English only made us more determined to learn Spanish! There were no dramas, only opportunities: Because we are in the natural park, building was even more restricted. It took 7 years and many set-backs but the Finca is now complete, with solar power, eco-walls and original vegetation. You can meet us on and we will be happy to welcome you in our part of the fascinating world of the Cabo de Gata. Henry and Antonia Riley
What makes this Villa unique
Finca los Tigres is Far from the Concrete Jungle. The main wow factor is the stunning views combined wih the audible silence. Our guests all comment on the views and the silence, which is enhanced by the muted sounds of birds, cicadas and other little critters. The sunsets are spectacular because guests can sit on the terrace and not see anything but nature between them and the setting sun. The pool shimmers in the twilight. Some horses whinney in the distance. Life is good.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
very idyllic and rural
Perfect location for two over-worked people to find balance and recovery :-). We enjoyed the silence and the nature around the finca. Hiking, mountain biking and riding (Hipica Agua Amarga) can be done directly from the Finca. The landscape is fantastic!
The Finca Los Tigres is also a perfect point from which to plan one-day trips. (For example Granada/ Alhambra 2h one way by car) .
The distance to the next bigger city Almeria is perfect (30 min by car). Shopping for you daily needs can be done in the supermarket in Carboneras (15 min by car).
We have been already 2 times in Finca Los Tigres and for sure will come back again!
Thank you so much for your lovely review of our Finca. It is great to hear from our returning guests because they will let us know what is good and what can be improved! You are always very welcome: we look forward to seeing you again at the Finca!
Superb accomodation in stunning scenery!
We arrived late after a long journey and we were surprised by a wonderful basket full of first necessities for breakfast next morning, very thoughtful! The local manager was very hospitable and made us familiar with the premises. The accomodation is impeccable clean and the kitchen and bathroom are supplied with everything you need. After a good nights rest in luxurious beds we enjoyed our breakfast on one the terraces with stunning views over the valley with horses grazing their own breakfast! Although the accomodation is self catering , our stay felt as if we were staying in a 4* hotel because of the complete and luxurious decor and the wonderful private infinity pool.
We'd love to return and we'd surely recommend this accomodation to everyone!
Dear Mrs Muhring, thank you so much for your kind words! When you return we will do our very best to top your previous experience!
Dr A Riley
FInca los tigres
Serenity in the sunshine
Finca los Tigres did exactly what it said on the web site. It was clean, spacious,traditionally modern (if that is not a contradiction) , well maintained and very comfortable. Everything worked and was where it should have been. The service was excellent, with everything explained. It's position on a knoll means that it enjoys good views to sea in the distance, enjoys a pleasant breeze and is wonderfully is quiet and serene . The various terraces with different aspects meant that there was always somewhere sheltered to sit and the pool was warm and welcoming. It was great to be able to sit and look down on the horses and to see the wild birds
The nearest big town of Carbonaras, with its market, bars, restaurants and splendid beaches is a absolute Spanish delight and we loved Agua Amarga for its simplicity, warm welcome, nice beach and good food.
I cannot recommend the Finca and its location more highly
Dear Mr and Mrs Cox,
Thank you so much for your splendid review of our Finca. We are very happy that you found our place to your liking and we hope to welcome you back on many more occasions!
Many thanks and kind regards,
Dr Antonia Riley
Finca los Tigres
Great house in wonderful setting
This is a roomy, calm, comfortable house which is very well equipped (and with Wolfgang on hand for emergencies or advice). The pool is deep enough to proper swimming and the outlook from the verandah is superb - rugged hills rolling over to the sea. The nearest seaside village of Agua Amarga is a quick hop by car though we often walked. It has quirky shops and simple restaurants. We loved walking from the house to a couple of deserted coves with brilliant swimming. Further afield, the hills and villages of Cabo de Gato are a delight. We shall return!
Special interest holidays:
Finca Los Tigres is affiliated with our neighbour's stables called Hipica Aguamarga. We provide riding for the entire family. Our horses will take you to the beach or the nearby villages. Or maybe you would like a lesson in the Picadero. Your children would love our small but sturdy and very friendly ponies, and if you like to muck in, Martha would be most grateful for your help!
The Finca is 5 mins drive from Aguamarga Beach. Sailing opportunities abound for visitors of all experience, whether just for fun or if you are looking for something more ‘intense’. It is possible to hire motor boats, catamarans and Hobie Cats in Agua Amarga. Further away by horse, boat or or 4x4 are Plomo, Enmedio and Playa del Muertos beaches, the latter requires a hike of 20 mins.
Nearest airport: Almeria Airport (LEI), 45 mins by car
Further away: Granada (2 hours), Murcia (2 hours), Alicante (4 hours) and Malaga (5 hours)
A car is essential in Agua Amarga because there is no public transport.
Agua Amarga: 5 mins by car.
Carboneras (market town): 10 mins by car.
Almeria: 45 mins by car.
All amenities can be found in Carboneras, our local market town. The market is on Thursday, from 0900-1300 hours.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Upon booking, 20% of the price as a deposit. Euro 200 in cash, refundable, upon arrival, as damage deposit. Final payment 1 month before arrival. Changeover Day: Flexibile changeover day. Flexible arrival and departure times. Notes on prices: Prices remain the same for the 2014-15 season!!! Low: £710 Mid: £910 High: £1380 (summer and Christmas