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A Country House Holiday in the Alpujarras

CASA DE ALMENDRAS is a newly renovated traditional ALPUJARRAN cortijo set in beautiful semi-tropical gardens with a private pool and stunning views of the SIERRA NEVADA mountains. Located just outside Orgiva, the house is a great base to explore the mountains and unspoilt white villages whilst the Mediterranean beaches of the Costa Tropical and the city of Granada, home to the iconic Alhambra Palace, are only a short drive away. Avoid booking fees by booking through our favoured portal (Spain Holiday) here.


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CASA DE ALMENDRAS has been lovingly restored and was finally completed in March 2015, 18 months after we began. Chestnut beams, white washed walls and hand-made terracotta floors provide an authentic Alpujarran experience, whilst the additions of air-con, a well equipped kitchen plus wireless internet provide those vital 21st century touches that make for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday. Avoid Booking Fees by booking through our favoured portal – Spain Holiday.

THE PROPERTY is south facing, with stunning views of the SIERRA LUJAR mountains to the front and the SIERRA NEVADA to the rear. As late as April you can sit in the sun next to a tree dripping with lemons and in the distance see the snow-capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada. A place of extremes, in the spring you can SKI on the slopes near to the city of GRANADA and be back to swim in the pool in the afternoon (though we have yet to try it!).

THE CORTIJO is in a rural and private location but is not isolated. If your tire of sunning yourself by the pool a 10-minute stroll will take you into the bustling market town of ORGIVA where you can find a good choice of banks, supermarkets and restaurants.

THE BIG OUTDOORS is for the taking with lots to do on the doorstep from the best mountain WALKING, CYCLING, and HORSE RIDING trials in Andalucía. Daredevils can even try their hand at para gliding. We can put you in touch with the best local guides and businesses.

TAKE THE CAR and a short drive will take you over 4500 ft up to the breath-taking white mountain villages of BUBION AND CAPILIERA, browse the shops for locally made handicrafts and eat on terraces at restaurants with views to die for. In the opposite direction explore the beaches and coves of the COSTA TROPICAL, where you can feast on the locals favourite dish of barbequed sardines and swim and snorkel in clear Mediterranean waters. For SHOPPING and CULTURE (and great tapas) visit GRANADA a 40 minute drive west of the house to the most enchanting of the regions cities, with it’s narrow winding streets, relaxed café culture and the iconic Alhambra Palace.