Country house inland from the coast set in a private location close to a traditional white village with beautiful views .
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About caroline ruth
We live in Oxford in the UK but the property managers , and our friends , Caroline & Malcolm live in the village of Sedella so they arrange the bookings and are there to meet the guests on arrival . Our family really enjoy staying at Casa Almendros whenever we can so that we can recharge our batteries and enjoy the peace an quiet of the area .
caroline ruth purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why caroline ruth chose Sedella
We bought land with views of a beautiful, secluded valley, the mountains and the sea. We love this area because it is still unspoilt, still very Spanish, away from the crowds in beautiful countryside and yet near enough to the coast for a day out as well as day trips to Granada , Malaga , Cordoba & Sevilla .
What makes this Cottage unique
Fabulous views. Peace and tranquility but the village and its bars and restaurants only 20 minutes away on foot. Friendliness of the local Spanish people. Sun, (of course), good walking routes from the doorstep. A relaxed way of life. Our perfect day is a stroll into the village for the market and coffee in the bar, chatting with Spanish friends on the way and then back to the house for lunch and a swim.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Peace, quiet and restful stay
This was our second stay at Casa Almendros. Caroline and Malcolm looked after us very well before during and after our visit - thanks. The house is equipped with all that is needed and has the feel of a home rather than a rental. It's nice to bits and pieces available in the kitchen and larder when you forget them at the supermercado! We were blessed with fantastic weather and did not stray much further than the 3 local villages. The views and sounds out over the campos are delightful - particularly in the evening.
Thank's for your kind review , we are so pleased that you enjoyed Casa Almendros again , you are welcome back anytime !!
The most beautiful house in a wonderful location!
Casa Almendros is THE most wonderful house, the photos really cannot do it justice, it’s absolutely beautiful. We’ve stayed in several houses in Andalusia & this is without doubt the most beautifully looked after, perfectly designed house we’ve had the pleasure of staying in. It’s immaculately clean & furnished with everything you need for a perfect holiday. Everything is super well organised & just so well thought out! The house could easily accommodate a family of four, and two couples could stay without feeling on top of each other as both bedrooms have separate exits to the beautiful terraces & garden. I honestly could go on & on!
We arrived during some very warm weather & were immediately struck by how cool the house was inside (although it has a lovely fire if it gets chilly!). The house is set into the hillside, with lovely terraced areas and beautiful views of mountains, wildflowers & the sea. Sedella village is within walking distance & we spent a lot of time just walking in the countryside around the house. It’s extremely peaceful although doesn’t feel at all isolated, which is a very rare thing to find. It’s really a lovely part of the world & we visited several villages, none of which were more than half an hour’s drive. We especially loved Competa, it’s definitely worth a visit.
Caroline & Malcolm, who look after the house, were so kind & welcoming, as well as fantastically brilliant at looking after that house - thank you again to both of you.
I honestly cannot think of any reason why anyone wouldn’t love this house, if I haven’t made it clear already (!) we loved it. In fact I recommend you stop searching for the perfect place right now & book Casa Almendros immediately - you won’t be disappointed I promise.
A beautiful house in a lovely location
Casa Almendros is a beautiful house, obviously a cherished home and not just a holiday let. It is well furnished and well equipped and is spotlessly clean. Caroline is very helpful, always quick to respond and nothing is too much trouble.
Lovely holiday cottage.
This is a very well presented and well equipped property in a beautiful setting and is ideal for a holiday for anyone wanting to spend time in a quiet location with lovely views. This is real Spain - listening to the bells of the goat herds passing the cottage and watching the world go by from the terrace. Malcolm and Caroline were great - they have years of local knowledge and were always on hand to help with any problems.
Many thanks for your kind review ! It was a pleasure to meet you , we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Almendros and that it lived up to your expectations . You are welcome back anytime !
Sunny regards ,
Caroline and Malcolm
Feel good oasis in the mountains near the sea
Casa Almendros in Sedella is a very lovely and peaceful place up in the mountains. You need a car, because the casa is located in the countryside at the foot of the Sierra Tejeda.
The house is very private and you have stunning views around. The typical white little old Spanish Village Sedalla is lovely. You can walk to it in about 10-15 minutes. There you find small traditional restaurants and bars. In little shops you get all the basics you need to prepare nice meals at the casa. If you want to visit the bigger Village Competa, another nice typical Spanish Village, you reach it after 2o minutes driving on good roads with wonderful views.
Casa Almendros is a cultivated property. The generous terrace, the plants all around and the pool area invite for staying, repose and to have fun. The house is very affectionate and furnished tastefully in the traditional Spanish style. It is generously equipped and everything exists in good quality, so that one feels fast very well. There is also a good access to Wifi.
The housekeepers Caroline and Malcolm are very kind and friendly and always there, if help or advice is necessary.
We have spent here wonderful and unforgettable holidays in October and have recovered excellently. The weather is excellent. Everybody who can enjoy the marvellous nature, the views, the footpaths and the rest in the mountains is in good hands here in Casa Almendros. Here one can switch off from the outside world, summon energy and feel fine.
Dear Barbara and family ,
Thank you for your lovely review ! We are so glad that you enjoyed your holidays at Casa Almendros and hope to see you again one day !
Caroline and Malcolm
Beautiful family suitable home with a lovely pool in remote mountain area
A beautifully decorated and well maintained villa in a private setting. Large, well equipped living space and gorgeous outside area, with a private pool, BBQ and ample seating for al fresco dinners over looking the mountain views. We had a fantastic stay. Our two young children were able to run freely and enjoy the pool whilst we relaxed. A bit remote but would highly recommend this place for quiet family time set away from the busy areas. A car is essential to get through the winding mountain roads for food and supplies. Nerja caves about an hours drive away were spectacular and highly worth a visit. The managers met us on arrival to settle us in and were friendly and helpful. Absolutely lovely family holiday!!!
Thanks so much for your nice review of Casa Almendros ! We are glad that you were able to relax and recharge your batteries whilst the kids had fun in the pool ! You are welcome back anytime .
Kind regards Caroline and Malcolm
Torre del Mar is the nearest resort, about 45 minutes away. This is an attractive resort, popular with Spanish families, with a well planned beach-front with plenty of chiringuitos for food and drink. Nerja is a more well known resort, with many renowned bays and famous caves and is about an hours drive away.
Malaga airport is about an hour and a quarters drive away (50 miles) and Granada about one and three quarter hours. Both are serviced by budget airlines. Use of a car essential.
The nearest villages are Sedella, 20 minutes walk and Salares 5 minutes' drive. Both have shops, bars and restaurants, doctor's surgeries and pharmacies.
The more well known white village of Competa is 30 minutes away. Competa has a greater range of restaurants, bars, shops and banks and petrol station.
There is a riding stables around 20 min drive in one of the neighbouring villages .
This area of east of Malaga is known as the Axarquia and is full of many delightful towns and villages to visit and fabulous scenic drives either inland to "hidden Spain" or along the Mediterranean coast.
The walking opportunities are outstanding and maps and walking routes are provided. The best time to walk is Spring or Autumn.
A 30 minute drive down the mountain is the lovely historic town of Velez-Malaga with its moorish ruined fort surrounded by the ancient Arab quarter.
For those with more modern interests, 1 mile away in Torre del Mar, is the El Engenio centre, a shopping centre with hypermarket for food, shops for fashion, jewellery, cinemas and bowling. There is also an aquatic park - Aquavelis. Torre's sea front is particularly lively at night during the summer with Spanish families and tourists enjoying the warm nights, There is usually live music of some kind on the beach in the summer months . late night shopping and restaurants and bars. Lovers of sea-food are well catered for.
Nerja, 50 minutes way to the east, once a Spanish fishing village is now an attractive bustling resort. Nerja is popular with British and other northern Europeans and has a wide range of bars and restaurants. There are a number of attractive coves and beaches, shops and boutiques.
Th famous caves of Nerja are well worth a visit !
Malaga city, about an hour's drive away, has a thriving night-life, ancient monuments and museums and the famous Picasso Museum. Granada with the magnificent Alhambra Palace is about two hours away. Cordoba and its famous Mezquita is two and a half hours away and is quite possible for a day excursion.
If you visit this area for a week there is so much to do and see you will wish you had stayed for a fortnight.
The visitors' information in the house provides information many of these activities, on bars and restaurants, shopping, excursions, beaches and walks.