CASA DE ALMENDRAS is a 95 m2 traditional Alpujrran cortijo, built in the centuries old Berber style of flat roof, round chimney pots and an abundance of chestnut beams. All the rooms have spectacular mountain views of the Sierra Lujar and open onto a shady terrace of orange and olive trees.
The house is SIMPLY DECORATED throughout with white washed walls and handmade terracotta floors and wall tiles. The furniture is simple, stylish and comfortable. The LIGHTING is on dimmer switches throughout the house, with Moroccan shades to create a calming ambience.
THE LIVING ROOM is a large open plan space with a dining and seating area. Double doors, overhung, by an olive tree lead out onto a large terrace, which is perfect for dining in the summer months. The living room has a TV/DVD/IPOD Dock and plenty of games and books.
THE KITCHEN is separated from the living room by a breakfast bar so the cook of the house doesn’t feel left out.
THE BEDROOOMS – B/R 1 has a king-size bed, B/R 2 has a daybed and can be used when siblings or friends want their own room, B/R 3 has two single beds. There are two double wardrobes plus a chest of drawers in each room. The bed linen is 100% cotton with light summer duvets and stylish throws.
We limit the number of guests to a maximum of four, as there is one bathroom in the house, which has a bath, shower, bidet and toilet.
THE GARDENS are over 2000 m2 have been beautifully landscaped with internal dry stonewalls and an abundance of orange, lemon and olive trees. Help yourself to seasonal fruit – we recommend freshly squeezed orange juice for breakfast or early evening, a refreshing gin and tonic, with plenty of ripe lemon.
The garden is gated and fenced for privacy with a large parking area
If you’re in need of serious relaxation it’s easy to while away the hours. There are several large SUN AND SHADE TERRACES of over 150 m2 with comfortable seating areas and sun loungers. And when it’s time to cool off there’s a 6 by 4 meter swimming pool filled with fresh mountain spring water.
* Please note the pool area is not fenced and there is no shallow end.
In addition to the kitchen there’s a UTILITY/LAUNDRY room near the pool area with a washing machine and a second large fridge for drinks and ice, along with a barbecue for el fresco dining.
The terrace outside the house is the main dining area in the summer. Orange trees provide plenty of shade or use the umbrellas provided. The terrace is lit and on dimmer switches to create the right ambience and there’s solar lighting for pathways. The swimming pool is also lit for evening swims – though do remember to turn this light off as the insects it attracts may ruin your morning swim!
What we Offer
· Free Wifi
· TV/DVD/IPOD DOCK
· Kitchen – Dishwasher, hob, oven, fridge, freezer compartment, kettle, microwave, juicer, blender
· Bed linen and towels (and beach towels) provided.
· Air-con (hot and cold) in the living room, the bedrooms have fans.
· Radiators in the bedrooms.
· Mosquito nets at the windows
· Wood burning stove with wood supplied.
· Hairdryer provided.
· Iron and washing machine/laundry room.
· Mobile massage therapist (guests to book).
· 150 m2 of terraces
· 4 Sun loungers, sofa, benches and dining area.
· 6 x 4m swimming pool – cleaned twice a week.
· Laundry and utility room with washing machine and large fridge/freezer.