The perfect location

Explore beautiful mountain villages, the beaches of the Costa Tropical and Granada with the magnificent Alhambra all within an easy hour’s drive.


The roads vary from excellent to tracks, but the majority are new and very good! The tracks are obvious and therefore easy to avoid. Driving is a pleasure as the motorways are excellent and have stunning views.


Órgiva is about a 20-minute walk or 8 minute drive away and bursts with bars and shops, including a fishmonger and many health food and eco shops.


On Thursday mornings pick up fresh local produce at the market and enjoy local artisans showing their crafts. Enjoy a meal at the several good eateries – including Moroccan, Italian and, of course, Spanish.

The white villages

Stunning views, a chocolate factory, hikes, jamón and home-spun rugs – it’s a short drive (or bus ride) to the white villages of Pampaneira, Bubión and Capileira.


Venture further to Trevélez and the ‘Gerald Brenan’ village of Yegen. A joyous journey whichever route you take.


The town, famous for its mineral water, is a 12-minute drive by car (or bus). Visit the renowned mineral water spa, ruins of a Moorish castle – plus the water and honey museums.


Fill up at one of the many fountains along the streets and in plazas.

Walking, horse riding, skiing and more

There are lots of activities for children and adults alike, all nearby to Almond Hill House. It could be a stroll around 1000-year-old olive trees or something more challenging higher up the mountains!


In little over 35 minutes you could be swimming in the Mediterranean Sea at Salobreña with its seafood restaurants – chiringuitos.


La Herradura, Almuñécar (castle, aqueduct and Phoenician fish salting factory) and Nerja (famous for its caves) are a little further on.


The magical city of Granada, famous for the Alhambra, is a must for any holiday. Allow a full day – it is wonderful. You have to book in advance, taking your ticket and your passport.


Granada is easy to get to by bus or car, has many good tapas bars and is bustling with cultural city life.

Málaga, Córdoba and more

Head further afield to Córdoba and the magnificent Mezquita, or Málaga for the Alcazaba, Picasso museum and bustling markets.


Venture east to Almería, the Tabernas Desert and Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park.