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Private pool at theCasita
Night time pool
Living Room
Private entrance and front Terrace
Beautiful night skies
Pool at dusk
Casita Garden
San Juan de Los Terreros
The casita and farmhouse
Eating in the Moroccan room
Partner PT
Air-con gym and fitness studio
Private pool
Gorgeous views
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Taberno, Province of Almeria, Andalucia

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jemmawils...
Velez Rubio, Spain
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“Best holiday EVER!”
Reviewed 31 October 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Wow! This place is absolutely stunning! Peace and tranquillity as standard and the photos really don't do it justice. As gym junkies we also took Paul up on the offer of bespoke personal training which not only toned and focused our workouts, but made the holiday calories almost guilt free! Great hosts and I highly recommend the paella which was delivered to our door in perfect time to celebrate our anniversary. Looking forward to returning next year.

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Management Response
31 Oct 2016
Our pleasure and we have you pencilled in already!
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SGMJBirch
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The perfect place to rest, recuperate and recharge”
Reviewed 16 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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The casita, the pool and the surrounding area are simply stunning, an absolute credit to Paul and Jules. The minute you enter you realise you are in paradise and you know your holiday will be perfect. Paul and Jules are brilliant hosts, they don't intrude at all but offer the comfort of being there if needed, should you decide it's a good idea to break down like we did! This is by far the best accommodation we have ever had, so much so we booked again for next year before we left

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4 Oct 2016
Thank you so much and we are really looking forward too seeing you next year!
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ChrisMell...
Amersham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Heaven, tranquility, rest, relaxation, quiet, peaceful, looked after.”
Reviewed 12 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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What can one say about The Almond House and Casita that hasn't been said already. Well let's try. I stayed a week on a fitness, exercise, training, R&R holiday with Target HP Gym in Amersham who have chosen The Almond House as a base for such holidays. I wasn't disappointed. Paul & Jules, the English owners of ten years, have built a haven of tranquility in one of the most beautiful, rugged and rural parts of Spain. To leave the 'grid' of modern living, whilst staying in touch when I wanted by wifi, was heaven. When I wasn't exercising I read, swam, sunbathed, ate and then repeated everything again in different combinations. We ate all our meals in the main house cooked by Jules and Claire. Jules says she has never had a cooking lesson in her life. Well I wish I had her talents because what she and Claire, who assisted her in the kitchen, served up every lunchtime and evening meal would not have been out of place in any five star, nay Michelin, restaurant. The baked trout was sublime. I stayed in the Casita with my wife and another couple. It is everything every other review says. Nothing wanting, beautiful, homely, clean, rustic traditional Spain. For our stay we were granted the facilities of most of what is Paul's and Jule's home. A stunningly gorgeous family Casa. Being a fitness holiday Paul took us on a different walk with his dogs, Coco and a Ruby, each morning. The scenery is breathtaking. When not exercising, the pool is beautiful, overly large for a Spanish Casa with plenty of sunny and shady sunbathing spots. I think it is a most amazing place built by two wonderful people. I would most certainly come back just for a restful break away from the rat race or even on another fitness holiday. I would thoroughly recommend The Almond House to anyone who either just wants to unwind off the grid or exercise a tad or a lot. Paul has the facilities for whatever you wish to do. One day he even drove our group to the beach. If you do want to go out local villages with shops, bars, restaurants are about ten minutes drive away and the beach and larger towns are about 40 minutes away. You can even get to golf courses. On the car hire front, if you hire one to get to, from and about from a The Almond House, I recommend a jeep or similar. Finally when you stay ask Paul about The Wolf Run !

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Claretsul...
Worksop, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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“Even more beautiful than we remembered”
Reviewed 4 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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This was our second visit to the beautiful Almond House, and yet again it was amazing. Paul and Jules really are fantastic hosts, they cannot do enough for you to make your stay perfect. The directions from our last visit were excellent and so I was able to find my way straight there.

The Casita remains as beautiful as we remembered. You have everything you need, and the addition of the dishwasher was a bonus. The fitness studio has been added to the property and that is great for those who wish to workout.

Knowing Paul is a personal trainer I took the opportunity and booked to have a couple of sessions. They were brilliant, hard work but fun. On our final day Paul even did a circuit that our boys got involved in (aged 15 and 10), they really enjoyed it and Paul has great manner in how he trains.

Jules also offers massages, so the wife treated herself and says it was truly relaxing. Another skill Jules has is the ability to cook glorious food. You can either eat in the Moroccan Room in the main house or you can order from another menu which will be delivered for you to eat in the comfort of the casita. All these details are in the welcome brochure in the casita. We had the food delivered to us to eat in the casita and can highly recommend the Paella and the Thai green chicken curry.

The private pool area remains superb, and having visited a friends villa whilst out in Spain, this is a larger pool than you would get in the vast majority of places. There are inflatables for those with children, and plenty of sunbeds around the pool which more than catered for the day our friends visited with their two children.

The nearest beaches are no more than 40 minutes drive away and there is plenty of information available for day trips. There are also menus for takeaways in nearby Albox. If there is anything else you need you only have to ask and they will tell you.

This was the first time we have ever returned to a holiday location and will certainly go again in the near future. You have no choice but to relax and unwind, but you are not too far away from civilisation to feel isolated. many an afternoon was spent wandering around collecting almonds and fresh figs from the trees, and oh my god the figs are so nice!

Yet again Paul and Jules proved to be the most gracious of hosts. I would highly recommend this location to anyone. Thanks guys xx

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Liked best: The privacy of the pool area
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
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LivingYog...
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
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“The perfect venue for a 'Living Yoga Holiday'!”
Reviewed 26 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013

We are a yoga holiday business based in the UK and having stayed at the Almond House in February to check that it was going to be right for our group we certainly weren't disappointed! Everything was exceptional, from the day we arrived with the warmest of welcomes from our hosts, Paul, Jules and Claire to the day of departure when we certainly didn't want to leave this Andalucian oasis! Some of the group stayed in the lovely 'cassita' the cottage next to the main house - they loved it! The beautiful rooms were all tastefully decorated with super comfortable beds with the back entrance leading to a covered seating area where you could sit with a book when the sun became too much! From here it led to our yoga studio for the week. A beautiful purpose built yoga (or fitness) space with the most amazing acoustics for our chanting sessions in the morning! We had 2 yoga classes a day as well as workshops.
Some of us stayed in the main house - again so beautifully decorated, this is where we had our meals, breakfast and lunch outside the front of the house and dinner in the dining room. The meals were exceptional, top class restaurants couldn't have done better!
Our afternoons were spent lazily by the pool or having a massage with Christina, our wonderful therapist! We indulged in aromatherapy, swedish massage, indian head massage, reiki, the list goes on!
On our day out to the Alhambra and Granada (about 2 hours drive away) Jules and Claire put together a picnic feast! We indulged on Spanish tortilla, Russian salad, pasta salads (gluten free for the gluten intolerant), quinoa salads, fruit...we certainly weren't hungry by the time we finished!
We can highly recommend this place not only for other yoga teachers and their groups but also for regular travellers who simply want a break away from the hustle and bustle of life to be looked and cared after as if part of the Almond House family!
Thank you Paul, Jules and Claire for a magical stay. We will definitely be back be next year. Please book us in for the same week!

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Liked best: The tranquility and peacefulness
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
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Karen J
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Thank you for a fabulous week where the warm welcome matched the professional service and attention to detail.”
Reviewed 23 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013

Paul and Jules were amazing hosts. Their attention to detail was impressive but balanced by a respect for privacy. The welcome was warm and matched the professional catering. The taster training session I have with Paul was inspiring and left me wishing I had another week for this. The location is magical, the stars were beautiful and atmosphere renewing.

I had a fabulous time, thank you.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: single bed
Travelling group: Other
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Deborah G
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Accommodation, food, service, amenities - all of the highest standard”
Reviewed 21 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013

What a superb location for a holiday. Beautifully restored spanish property with an idyllic setting. The bedrooms were of a very high standard with lovely bathroom facilities.
Every room tastefully decorated but homely and inviting. The couple running this facility could not do enough for us with every whim catered for.......food allergies, dislikes likes etc. Fresh water and delicious picnic put in the car for our day out to Grenada.
The standard of meals was exceptional. Jules Ross who owns the property with her husband is a great cook and took every care to make meal times special.
Pool beautifully laid out with plants and shade everywhere.
Lovely fitness studio...all fresh wood and french doors. Can't recommend this one highly enough.

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Liked best: The food and level of service
Liked least: Pool was cool
Travelling group: Other
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Recommended for:
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