What our guests say…

Fiona and family – July 2023
It suited our family of 7 (5 kids aged 0 – 12) perfectly – so much space to enjoy inside the house, and the beautiful garden and of course the pool were perfect for playing in. The property is well situated between Granada and the coast, providing plenty of opportunities to explore the area inland as well as along the coast. We miss it already and would love to visit again. (Sawday’s)

Ryan and family – June 2023
Almond Hill House is my favourite place in the world. When you enter the garden in the morning with the verdant Sierra Nevada to your left and the pool to your right, it is nothing short of transcendental. I would return in a heartbeat. (Sawday’s)

Anne and family – May 2023
Almond Hill House is situated in such a peaceful setting, surrounded by olive groves. The house and surrounding outdoor space is so thoughtfully decorated with beautiful furniture, paintings and pottery curated with such care. We would absolutely recommend it for an amazing holiday. (Sawday’s)

Stephen and family – May 2023
We’ve had a wonderful holiday and will definately be back.

Sian and family – April 2023
It’s been a fantastic week – such a great space you have in an enchanting part of the world.

Emma and family – April 2023
The house was exactly what we needed, it’s just beautiful – we’ll be back!

Graham and Sarah – March 2023
Thank you for the lovely stay, we really enjoyed it. Fabulous accommodation.

Juan and family – February 2023
We had a great few days at the house – it’s one of the best places we’ve ever been to. (Airbnb)

Cindy and friends – January 2023
We had a delightful time at Almond House, which is in a beautiful peaceful spot. Lots of wonderful hiking and cycling in the area.

Rafael and family – December 2022
The house is perfect in every aspect and in a spectacular location. There are many places to visit in the area and walking trails straight from the house. We will definately stay again! (Airbnb)

Lucy and Mike – November 2022
Had a wonderful couple of days – the house has real character and is an oasis of calm with lots of nearby daytrips. We would recommend it as a great getaway for groups as well. (Airbnb)

Erik and Emma – October 2022
Lovely house – everything was good and peaceful. A lot of energy and love has been put into this place. (Airbnb)

Neill and Tracey – September 2022
A little piece of paradise. We could not have asked for a more beautiful and tranquil place. (Sawday’s 5/5)

James and Alice – August 2022
We had such a wonderful stay in your magical house. You’ve thought of everything to make it a comfortable stay which enabled us to relax – and all ages had a lot of fun! (Guestbook)

Gill and Henry – August 2022
Thank you for our stay in your beautiful house – we loved it! The views are stunning and, despite so many little ones, it is beautifully calm and peaceful (Guestbook)

Sarah and family – August 2022
Almond Hill House was possibly the best villa we’ve ever stayed in – perfect in every way for our group of nine. The house was so lovely we had to force ourselves to leave on excursions: snorkling on the coast, up to the nearby mountain villages and over to Granada. Very highly recommended. (TripAdvisor 5/5 – See all our reviews)

Jane and family – July 2022
Fantastic week: The property is in a beautiful location, the views are just stunning. There’s plenty to do in the area, or if you are after a quiet few days, it’s perfect too. (TripAdvisor 5/5)

Jack and family – July 2022
A little piece of heaven. This place is amazing, even with ten of us occupying the place it never felt cramped. It has been a truly unforgettable experience and I will definitely recommend it to others. (TripAdvisor 5/5)

Charlotte and family – June 2022
We rose daily to the sound of orioles warbling musically and nothing was more quintessentially Spanish than the clong-clong of bells as the goats passed by. We nibbled wild cherries on our dramatic Pampaneira hike; and kayaked and snorkeled in clear blue coastal waters, returning to plunge into to the sparkling pool then cooking in the well-equipped kitchen. We slept well on roomy, comfortable beds, cooled by high quality sheets and the old thick walls of the house. It all helped make lifetime memories for our family. (TripAdvisor 5/5)

Ben and family – June 2022
Thanks for fantastic week, everyone had a great time. It was a great space and easily accommodated us all. We would recommend it if planning a family holiday. (Airbnb)

Katy and family – June 2022
We had a fantastic stay. The house is fabulous – really well appointed, beautifully decorated with handmade tiles and lovely touches throughout. All the bedrooms were lovely – we didn’t need to fight over the best one as they’re all ensuite with big beds. The views from the property are breathtaking, and the peace and tranquility unrivalled. We certainly hope to return! (TripAdvisor 5/5)

Eleanor and Bob – January 2022
We found Almond Hill House to be a fantastic base for some of the classic walks in the area. It was a beautiful place to return to in the late afternoon to sit in the garden, walk in the orchard and watch the sun set. (TripAdvisor 5/5)

Juan and family – December 2021
The house is simply amazing, perfectly prepared for summer and winter – it is very beautiful inside and out. (TripAdvisor 5/5)

Natalie, Will and family – October 2021
A wonderful family adventure. We all had a really lovely time – the house is in a stunning position and a delight inside and out – and the gardens are an absolute pleasure. (TripAdvisor 5/5)

Jo and family – September 2021
We enjoyed a lovely family holiday at this charming and comfortable property. We hope to return soon and recommend highly. (Sawday’s)

Cate and friends – August 2021
What a tranquil, relaxing and happy place to spend the last week. This place – especially the garden in the evenings – is very magical. We will definately be back again. (Guestbook)

Richard and family – July 2021
We had a wonderful stay, the house was everything we expected. I can highly recommend Almond Hill House, especially if you enjoy serene and beautiful surroundings. (TripAdvisor 5/5)

Javier and Blanca – May 2021
A paradise. I know the Alpujarra very well and I can say that it is one of the best houses I have ever stayed.

Immaculada y familia – August 2020
Una de las mejores casas en las que no hemos alojado – muy, muy recomanable!

Emma, Sean and family – August 2020
A fabulous week from start to finish – we would highly recommend a week or two here.

Maria, Jorg and family – Jan 2020
Your artistic, comfortable, super-convenient house made the most perfect setting for a family get-together. Almond Hill House is the best!

AnneMarie and friends – Oct 2019
Wow! We can’t recommend Almond Hill House highly enough.

Siegfried and friends – July 2019
It’s the perfect house for a group in an amazing location. We spent a week mountain biking in the Sierra Nevada.

Anita and friends – June 2019
Quiet, peaceful, relaxing – perfect. We could not have chosen better and our only regret is that we should have booked a longer stay.

Hannah, Rich and family – April 2019
Thank you for a wonderful stay in your glorious place. 

Meredith, Mark and family – December 2018
What a lovely setting for a holiday – it’s so comfy and relaxing and every room has charming details.

Michael and friends – November 2018
A perfect stay in a perfect location – we’ll be back (to go cycling).

Michael, Anne and family – October 2018
This get-together has been long time in the planning and has certainly not disappointed – a wonderful house.

Angela, Charles and family – September 2018
This has been a wonderful family break and such a lovely place to stay – sad to leave.

Simon and family – September 2018
The accommodation is fantastic, comfortable beds, great showers, a fully equipped kitchen and more than enough amenities to keep the most active from being bored.

Amy, Robyn and families – August 2018
Wow – what can we say?! A truly magical, beautiful place – thank you for our wonderful stay.

Beverley and family – August 2018
A lovely, restful holiday. See our 5* TripAdvisor review (opens new window).

SonoYoga, yoga retreat – June 2018
What can I say, it has exceeded our expectations in every way! The house is spacious, calm and comfortable and the outside area is amazing. All the course members were super happy and said it was one of the nicest places they had ever stayed in. Thank you for making our first retreat so special!

Cilla and family – June 2018
There were three generations of us staying, ranging from one to eighty, and we all had a great time. See our 5* TripAdvisor review (opens new window).

Mary Lisa and friends (HCC Cycling Crew) – May 2018
Thank you for an awesome stay – the perfect base for exploring the Sierra Nevada and the little villages.

Jennifer, Peter and family – April 2018
Thank you for one of the most amazing weeks of our lives – Almond Hill House is so very special in every way. It’s been everything we dreamed of, and more! We will remember it with great fondness. See our 5* TripAdvisor review (opens new window).

Lucy and family – March 2018
The house is absolutely wonderful and the garden is beautiful – a stunning spot.
See our 5* TripAdvisor review (opens new window).

Inma, María and friends – January 2018
We were a group of nine friends and left very happy. The house is great with lots of space and independent bedrooms. We went to the white mountain villages, a very special area and we ate at Emilio’s in Salobreña – exquisite food. ¡Saludos de todos! [Translated from Spanish]

Maxime, Sylvie and family – December 2017
Thank you for a lovely stay. Our family enjoyed the area a lot; the walk between the white villages, a trip to beautiful Granada where we enjoyed the best tapas – everything was perfect. We’re looking forward to coming back one day.

Liz, Stewart and family – October 2017
Thank you for the most wonderful week, it was just perfect. The house has beautiful touches with a feeling of spaciousness. A great location to explore Granada, for spectacular horse riding in the Sierra Nevada…or just to hang out.

Ross, Paul and friends – October 2017
Moorhouse Marauders cycling group: Loved the place, the local restaurants and weather. We left wanting more and are enriched from the experience. See our 5* TripAdvisor review (opens new window).

Alizon, Paul and friends – October 2017
Lovely house, very well-equipped and spacious for our group of cyclists – we found the area stunning!

Katherine, James and family – September 2017
We have had a wonderful two weeks – we will miss the peace and tranquility.

James, Mary-Rose and family – August 2017
All our group had a wonderful time – the best place we have every stayed.

Josie and family – August 2017
Thank you for a lovely family holiday – all ages from 7 months to 60+ had a wonderful time. It was a great base for visits to Lanjarón, Pampaneira, Granada and the beach.

Jane, Jo and families – July 2017
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 See our 5* TripAdvisor review (opens new window).

Anne and family – July 2017
The view from our bedroom has to be one of the best views in Andalusia, looking out on the amazing Sierra Nevada. The location is so tranquil that by the next morning we were already feeling totally relaxed. See our 5* TripAdvisor review (opens new window).

Vanessa, Steve and family – June 2017
A fantastic family holiday thoroughly enjoyed by all – Almond Hill House was ideal for all our needs. Highly recommended.

Andrew, Catherine, Jody and friends – June 2017
I don’t think we were prepared for how fabulous Almond Hill House turned out to be! Everything wonderful from the charming rooms to the unexpected goat herds over the pool wall. A piece of heaven overseas. See our 5* TripAdvisor review (opens new window).

Michael, Cath and family – May 2017
Thank you for a wonderful relaxing week. What a beautiful house – so well-equipped and comfortable. The pool has been brilliant for both children and adults. This holiday has been very special for all of us.

Emma, Kevin and friends – May 2017
Absolutely fantastic week here – such an amazing place and location. The surrounding area is just stunning; snow capped mountains to white villages and laid back beaches. All in all a fantastic holiday and we hope to return soon.

Ariadne, Joppe family and friends – May 2017
We’ve enjoyed your beautiful house and garden. The place is so nice we barely went out! So we must come back to see more of this area.

Sara, Jo and family – April 2017
We had a wonderful ten days over Easter – the weather was perfect. The pool is gated so perfect for children. We had a super time and can thoroughly recommend it!

David and family – April 2017
We have rented many houses over the last two decades and this is one of the best. We have enjoyed ourselves enormously. See our 5* TripAdvisor review (opens new window).

Camilla and family – April 2017
Thank you for a wonderful stay – all feeling very relaxed after a great week. We will recommend Almond Hill House.

Lynsey and friends – March 2017
As seven enthusiastic cyclists we were not disappointed with Almond Hill House and the beautiful area. We can recommend cycling to Trevelez and Salobreña on the coast…perfect! The pool was also perfect for cooling off after a long day in the saddle. Local produce (from the grounds) of lemons, olive oil and pickle were amazing.

Marielle, Philippe and family – December 2016
Thank you again for our beautiful family reunion we had.

Phil, Amy and families – October 2016
Thank you – you have made our holiday – it’s been a treat to stay here.

Lyndon, Katherine and friends – October 2016
The house is gorgeous – the decor, facilities, views and location. We had two days of walking from the house to Lanjarón and from Capileira to the adandoned village – both with spectacular views and wonderful mountains and wonderful flora and fauna. Coming at this time of year, the weather was perfect for walking. We’re sorry to be leaving! See our 5* TripAdvisor review (opens new window).

Lars and friends – September 2016
First time cyclists in the Sierra Nevada. One route was crossing Cerro Camacho descending to Castell de Ferro – perfect beach for a swin and lunch. After days of cycling it has been really enjoyable with the pool and garden. Almond Hill House has been the perfect holiday location for us.

Ginny, Jacky, Gill and friends – September 2016
Almond Hill House provided a perfect relaxing environment to sit, talk, drink, swim, read and have a wonderful holiday. Our days were spent fruitfully providing excellent evening meals from local ingredients – the fish in Orgiva market was lovely – fresh and local. We foraged for wild figs, almonds, small tangerines and wild herbs. Our stay has been really memorable. See our 5* TripAdvisor review (opens new window).

Andrew, Judith and family – September 2016
It’s been an idyllic retreat and exactly what we were hoping for. We all loved the house, garden and pool, it has been a wonderful place to relax. We especially enjoyed the privacy and comfort of the completely separate suites. Our best excursion was a guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife which was superb and worth every penny. Both are absolutely enchanting. We had supper in the Parador at the heart of the Alhambra looking out over magnificent gardens. See our 5* TripAdvisor review (opens new window).

Lucy, Mark and family – August 2016
We do not normally return to the same place, as life is too short, but we had a wonderful stay and would be very keen to visit again. See our 5* TripAdvisor review (opens new window).

Cara, Mike and family – August 2016
We all had a wonderful time in your lovely home, the weather has been fabulous. A memorable holiday for all of us.

Dominic, Chlöe and families – August 2016
Thank you for a wonderful stay at your beautiful house.

Richard, Cindy and family – July 2016
What a wonderful base this is for a holiday – something to treasure for everyone. The old farmhouse is just like a Tardis and absorbed our five families perfectly. Thank you so much for such a special place – it really is quite difficult to leave!

David, Katia and family – July 2016
We truly enjoyed this holiday – not only the lovely and tastefully decorated house but also the great location – and views from the garden will always stay in our memories. We had a great time hiking, running and biking – and lazying around the pool.

Daniele and family – June 2016
We had a wonderful stay – really enjoyed exploring the local area and especially liked visiting the towns described in the Visitors’ book. The children absolutely loved the pool. Thank you for the homemade bread and extra special touches that made the visit perfect! Owners Direct review below.

Jude and family – June 2016
We’ve had a fabulous week in your lovely house. Many thanks again – it’s been wonderful.

Annie and Rod – June 2016
We had a fantastic week in this perfect rural retreat. Walked through olive and citrus groves down to the river and over to Lanjaron which has a fantastic setting – the terrace at Hotel España feels like something out of a Hemingway novel. We love Spain but this is definitely one of the loveliest places we have stayed. A special week!

Chris and Lucy, friends and family – May 2016
Spent three wonderful weeks at Almond Hill House. We had a great time, the place is so spacious that even with nine of us at one time it still did not feel crowded. All the facilities are first class. A wonderful time – first holiday in Spain – we’ll be back. TripAdvisor review

Sheena, Nicky, Clara and families – May 2016
Where do we begin? From start to finish you have made our holiday one we will never forget! Your wonderful welcome and thoughtful gestures of fresh flowers and home made olive oil made us feel right at home. The house was just perfect for us. The kids loved the ‘yoga hut’ and the olive and lemon groves. We all loved our trip along the goat track into town. The house is so perfecly located for day trips for tapas and ice creams. If we had one regret it would be that we didn’t avail of your suggestion to book the chef to cook here in the house for us sooner. We had the most wonderful evening enjoying their fantastic food (and their company!). It was a really memorable evening which we will always remember. The whole week has been awesome. The kids loved it, the adults loved it.

Graham, Sue, Chloe, Poppy and family – April 2016
We will definitely recommend you and tell our friends about your lovely oasis. TripAdvisor review below.

Sophie, Andrew, Rebecca, Robin and families – April 2016
We have had a really lovely stay, thank you – the house is delightful. Our final evening sat by the wood burner, listening to the final calls of the birds as the sun goes down. We’ve had a lovely and lively time – all ten of us spanning ages from 4 to 68. Highlights were of course the Alhambra but surprises included the caves at Nerja, the white villages and a very productive ceramics class. A real treat having fresh lemonade and also orange juice from the stall down the road. A beautiful setting and one we’d all love to return to. Great olive oil too!

Mark, Hilary and family – March 2016
Fantastic holiday, we have had a lovely time. Lemonade made with fresh lemons on the trees. We met goats and their herder on the goat trail, the kids went swimming – even in March! It was wonderful exploring the local villages and cosy nights in playing board games in front of the fire. And wonderful tapas, we will be back.

Lisa, Olle and family – January 2016
Thank you – a truly ‘Grand Design’. Don’t miss the Alhambra; driving to Pampaneira and going for a hike to Bubión (have lunch at Ruta del Mulhacén); Restaurant Flor de Limonero and Baraka – but most of all, enjoying the garden at Almond Hill House. Lovely!

Melanie, Duncan and family – October 2015
Thank you for a lovely couple of weeks at beautiful Almond Hill House. The house and gardens are a perfect base for our multi-generational holiday – ages 75-5. Very peaceful and beautiful views. The children loved to collect the almonds which were made into a lovely birthday cake in the very well-equiped kitchen. Granada was lovely as ever. A lovely holiday at a beautiful place. We hope to return.

Gillian, family and friends – October 2015
TripAdvisor review below.

Malte, Sophie, friends and family – September 2015
Beautiful view and garden, fantastic hacienda and pool. Everything has been perfect and very relaxing (except the mountain biking, which is world class). Hasta la Vista – we hope!

The Burnetts and co – September 2015
Lovely, much-needed week relaxing and exploring the area. We can highly-recommend a much-tested ‘sangria-by-the-pool’ formula. Lovely hosts and nothing left wanting. TripAdvisor review below.

Ange, Paul and family – August 2015
The whole family had a wonderful time and we can’t wait to return. Almond Hill House is the best holiday location ever! TripAdvisor review below.

Molly, Dave, Ben, Martina and friends – August 2015
We’ve had a wonderful time at Almond Hill House. Your hospitality, the swimming pool and the BBQ have all helped us have a great time.

Piet, Heidi, family and friends – August 2015
It is an amazing house with a great swimming pool. We have enjoyed the different cosy terraces and little shady corners around the house. It was a pleasure meeting with great hosts who gave us an immediate feeling of being welcome. We loved the whole area; the mountains and the lovely beaches. We have been climbing and the next day enjoyed the beaches for scuba diving and sunbathing. We have been twice to Granada; a great city with amazing history. It was a great holiday – thanks for the hospitality: the cookies, grapes and bread.

Judy, Anthony, family and friends – July 2015
One fantastic holiday for us all, the most delightful place we have ever stayed in. We’ve had a fantastic time here; the property and grounds exceeded our expectations, it has been just the most beautiful location to relax and have fun – either side of the Granada wedding!

Sara, Sophie, Charlie and friends – July 2015
A fabulous place to stay. The attention to detail with all those little extras made it special. Beautiful views, very comfortable and loved the pool area. We have had a very happy week together with lots of great outings to the surrounding area. Pueblos blancos very pretty – great evening spent eating delicious tapas. Perfect family holiday – everything we could have wished for and more, fallen in love with the area, hope to come back – thank you! ps: comfy beds such a treat.

Elizabeth, Paul, family and friends – July 2015
We have had a wonderful holiday here at Almond Hill House. The house itself has been a real pleasure to stay in and the surrounding area is spectacular. We have had some great walks with the children while grandparents relaxed with books and coffees in the village cafes. The highlight for us parents has been that the children absolutely loved their holiday.

Melinda, Keith and family – June 2015
Thank you so much for your beautiful house, Our family has enjoyed this week tremendously and a lot of it has been due to having a fantastic place to call home for a week and your extraordinary hospitality. So many special touches: the homemade jams and bread, stocking the refrigerator upon our arrival, info about the area, use of toys, towels and umbrellas for the beach made this a great holiday. We loved exploring Las Alpujarras and all of your suggestions worked out great. The walk down the mountain through the villages was a real highlight, but we also enjoyed a day trip to the beach, the Taha villages (with a side-trip to a lovely waterfall on the way past Pitres) and Órgiva itself. The kids totally loved your pool and the visits from your kitties. A wonderful and memorable vacation.

Steve, Helen, family and friends – June 2015
What a wonderful house you have here – full of charm and character. Perfect for all the family with some excellent details: sun umbrellas, extra towels, swimming pool toys, and board games. Thank you for the olive oil, free rein of your fruit trees and the local advice. We loved the local towns and trips to los pueblos blancos and Trevélez. A real find was La Junta de los Rios near Otívar – a gorge with beautiful pools and waterfalls. A fabulous holiday!

Becky, Kate and family – May 2015
It really was a magical week – and so relaxing. Thank you so much for our wonderful stay – we returned to London wishing so much that we could have stayed longer. Almond Hill House is so beautiful and had everything (& more) that we needed. The gated pool was so useful as we could relax knowing Martha and Tate were safe. We really hope we can come back next year as there’s so many amazing bits we didn’t get to visit. I’ll be recommending your house to any friends in need of the perfect relaxing holiday.

Lis and family – May 2015
A lovely house enjoyed by adults and children alike. The securely gated pool, high chairs, cots and baby alarm were greatly appreciated – as was your unobtrusive help when needed, your delicious olive oil, oranges and lemons. For me (the main cook) the big, well-equipped kitchen was a real bonus. We loved this house and its grounds – it’s just as described on the informative website.

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