A bunch of 6 ageing cyclists set upon conquering the surrounding mountains thoroughly enjoyed returning to the calmness of Almond Hill House nestled among olive plantings with views of the surrounding peaks. A room for each with great showers and comfortable beds. Refreshing pool after a day in the saddle. Well organised kitchen outside table in the afternoon sun. Washing machine for cycling gear! Great local restaurants. What more could we need!! Sarah & Matt are well organised and attentive hosts. Can recommend strongly
My family and I had the most amazing time at Almond Hill House this summer. The setting really needs to be seen to be believed. The ancient farmhouse sits surrounded by olive groves and fig trees and lemon trees. From your sun bed, you have a vision of clear blue sky, warm Andalusian sun and the green, green mountains opposite. But it’s still a short drive or slightly longer walk to the charming, nearby town of Orgiva. The house itself is enormous and beautifully done up. There are books and paintings everywhere but also all the modern conveniences you might need. The pool is safe, clean and huge – our kids pretty much lived in it for the break. The great thing about the house is it puts you in the middle of a rural idyll that is still completely accessible by foot/car. Orgiva itself has a magical air to it and you might bump into many a new age traveller there. All in all, I would rate this vacation a 10/10. I have already booked for next summer.
We were a family group of 8 with ages ranging from 11 to 57 years old. Almond Hill House provided the ideal accommodation for us all and Matt and Sarah had put a great deal of thought into making our stay as comfortable as possible. Homemade bread and their own delicious olive oil and home grown vegetables were in the kitchen on our arrival. They were also nearby if help was needed and we enjoyed getting to know them over a drink one evening.
We had a fantastic time making full use of the pool, the table tennis table and barbecue and we all slept well due to the good quality beds and very quiet air conditioning in the bedrooms ( it was exceptionally hot during our time there ).
The location of the house made it possible to easily visit the beach, a water park and the Alhambra which we did and thoroughly enjoyed.
Almond Hill House is definitely somewhere we would consider returning to in the future.
Our family group spanned three generations, the youngest being 6 months old. The house worked really well, especially the outside space. The pool was a good size and wonderfully clean (and secure). There was plenty of space to eat and relax out of doors. Inside was clean and cool. the owners live nearby and were very helpful.
What a gem. A beautiful authentic Spanish villa in the heart of Sierra. As you wind the roads from Granada Airport [highly recommended so easy] the views are stunning and you automatically start to relax. on arrival we were met by Sara & Matt the owners, who introduced us to our home for 2 weeks and that's how it felt; homemade bread and olive oil welcomed us and each room had a welcome toiletry gift.
The villa was tastefully decorated and furnished with spacious bedrooms, plenty of outside sitting places and a fantastic pool.
The pool was a great size and the children had a ball and prizing them out was the biggest challenge.
A fantastic villa in a great location with plenty to do and see in the area - and missing it so much.
We have just had a second visit to this beautiful part of Spain and stayed for a week at Almond hill house, a revisit- which was bliss.
So much thought and attention has clearly gone into making the house so comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.
Matt and Sarah are very welcoming, on hand to assist with any need you may have, but remain subtly in the background for you to enjoy your stay.
We were a group of three couples who stayed at the Almond Hill House for a week in June. The owners Matt and Sarah are lovely people who welcomed us on arrival with homemade bread, cookies and a bottle of olive oil. Sarah had even picked fresh flowers for us. The house has a modern and fully equipped kitchen and each double bedroom had air conditioning and a very nice bathroom. The property is truly lovely with many little seating areas that provide privacy if you need to some quiet time. We made lemonade from fresh lemons picked from the lemon tree. There were many almond and olive trees as well.
The private pool looks out to a gorgeous view of the mountains. We enjoyed the great outdoor living area and appreciated the large table for eating dinner in the garden. Matt and Sarah gave us tips about interesting places to explore in the area and we were able to fill the week with time for visiting and time to relax around pool. There is a path in the back of the pool that leads into the town of Orgiva. Matt and Sarah have a book with tips on what local villages and beaches to visit. We would recommend a trip to the beach and also the village of Pampaneira.
I would highly recommend a stay at the "Almond Hill House" an we would like to thank Matt and Sarah for taking such good care of us. I would love to return.