Grounds

Arriving at the end of the drive, with the orchard falling away to your right, and the mountains in front of you, that's when your holiday starts for real.

There are two acres of grounds with a garden, olive terracing and orchard for you to explore and enjoy.

Grounds Layout

The property is situated at the end of a gravel drive, there are no passers by apart from the goat herd now and again!

 

The cortijo is nestled in two acres of sunny and shaded areas to sit and read, chat or snooze, secluded and private.

 

There is ample parking along the drive shaded by olive trees or in front of the cortijo. 

view of orchard and seats

Main Terrace

The main terrace is covered by a beautiful Wisteria, providing shade throughout the day and all year round. With a wide view across the garden towards the pool, olive terraces and surrounding mountains it feels surrounded by greenery and dipped in nature. 

 

Relax on comfy sofas with loads of cushions covered with fabrics sourced from our adventures in India. Gather everyone around the large solid wood table for food and chatter.

 

Accessed from the guest house or garden via ramp.

Wisteria covered terrace with large table and seating area
Detail of outside dining table with parasol and blue and white bowls

Garden & Pergola

The lawned garden provides a tranquil place to relax in the sunshine or in the shade of ancient olive trees. There is room enough to run around, or even play a game of vintage skittles. 

 

The Pergola is another shaded area where you can sit and absorb tranquil rural life, or cook outdoors, with the majestic mountain views, on the new gas Weber barbecue.

Pergola with gas bbq and mountain views
pergola detail
view over lawned garden

Pool Terrace

The pool terrace is gated and can be completely shut off from the garden. It is the responsibility of all adults to keep this gate locked and to supervise children.

 

There is a timed fresh water shower and wooden drying ‘ladder’ for wet towels. The spacious pool terrace has plenty of sunny spots (being south facing), as well as, lots of places with shade. It’s completely secluded with mountain views from every view point.

 

The large pool (10m x 5m & 1.10 – 1.75m deep) is fresh water, heated by the sun only and maintained regularly. Perfect for cooling down on a hot summer’s day or taking a cold plunge in the cooler months. 

pool terrace with sunbeds
detail of blue chairs in shaded area by pool
pool area with shade, sun beds and table and chairs
pool shower with mountain views
children playing in orchard

Grounds & Orchard

 Two acres of garden, terracing and orchard are here for you to explore and enjoy. Almonds, Apricots, Avocados, Figs, Grapes, Kumquats, Lemons, Limes, Mandarins, Olives and Pomegranates grow here and you are welcome to pick the fruit. All we ask is please do not pick unripe fruit or more than you are going to use – leave it growing for others. 
 
On site we have an alberca – a store for mountain water used for the agriculture on our land. On the day the water arrives, through the levadas, the overflow cascades into the orchard giving the fruit trees a welcome soaking. Quite exciting!
close up of oranges
flowing water in orchard
lemons with view over orchard

Accessibility

Disabled or less-mobile guests.

Almond Hill House is accessible to most wheelchair users or those who find steps difficult with these features:

 

Ramp from terrace to main house

Kitchen, living room, store, utility and WC on one level

Wide doors and gates (with a few exceptions)

Ample parking right up to entrance of property

 

Note that some users of self-propelled wheelchairs may need assistance on the ramp. Unfortunately, there are no bed-hoists and the property is not suitable for guests using large mobility scooters.

Olive Bedroom

ACCESSIBILITY ROOM

DOUBLE OR TWIN

Olive is a step-free bedroom (16sqm) with a step-free wet room shower with grab-bar (5 sqm). There is also a grab-bar next to the WC.

 

Entrance and bathroom doors are 80cm wide with no thresholds. The bedroom is four metres from the parking area. The house is ten metres across the main terrace.

 

Access into the house is via a concrete ramp leading via the store, to the kitchen and living room areas.

accessibility wet-room OLIVE bedroom
accessibility - dark doors with white walls

Blind and visually-impaired guests

The heart of Almond Hill House – its kitchen, living area, library and utility room – is on one level, so familiarising yourself with the property is easy.

 

Generally, there is good lighting and colour contrasts within the property – eg white walls and dark wood doors.

 

On arrival, we are happy to spend time showing you around the property and also make any adjustments that would improve your stay, such as removing excess chairs and plant pots.

Accessibility whilst out

Órgiva has an accessible supermarket Consum plus several bars and restaurants including El LimoneroEl Viejo Molino and Puerta Nazari. In nearby Lanjarón there’s El Asador Parque.

 

The beaches at Almuñecar at Salobreña have good access right to the front including to the beach restaurants such as El Peñon in Salobreña.

 

There is a 24-hour medical centre in Órgiva.

wheelchair access at beach
Path to swimming pool

Want to know more?

Like most old, Spanish properties, there are some steps in and around the place, but most areas are accessible.

 

If you would like to know more about accessibility at Almond Hill House, please contact us or download the floorplan.