Almond Hill House

Las Barreras, Granada

Unwind in a stunning garden, in a lovely pool among fruit and olive groves; walk to Orgiva’s market, tapas bars and restaurants


12 beds


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 14


The feel is peaceful but not too remote in this drowsy hamlet where chickens range free, goats with bells on trot by and kind, unobtrusive owners next door share the fruits of their orchard and impressive veg garden, and will even do a shop for your arrival.

Friends and families love the easy higgle of rooms around the small, glass-roofed patio and spilling out into the lovely garden with its bouncy lawn and choice of shady and sunny places to sit/snooze/sample local mountain cheeses and hams. There are games and space galore for kids – the pool is safely gated – and the light, woody Olive Hut is a perfect retreat, for yoga, painting, and ping-pong.

With walks on hand, and buses, to white villages and local shops and eateries, you can give the car a rest… or be in Granada in less than an hour or eating seafood at a beach bar in just over half.

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We think you'll love

  • The owners’ particularly warm, thoughtful hospitality
  • The well-planted and tended garden, and the Olive Hut
  • The relaxed, good vibes of the whole place
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You should know

  • The living room is on the small side for a large group of adults
  • The last kilometre approach road is narrow - arriving in daylight makes navigation easier


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 4 nights. Short breaks available. Smaller groups rental in low season.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £200
Weekly price
from £1400
Damage deposit
1 House for 14
From £20012 beds6 bedrooms


You will get the warmest welcome of owners Sarah and Matt. The minute you set foot in the house it just feels good. Fresh flowers picked from the garden await you in the living room and in all the bedrooms. You will find a homemade bread on the kitchen counter, all proof of the thoughtfulness of the owners. Everything is there to make the most of your holidays. This is a house you'll simply love!

Bernadette, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Captivating all year round – riding, bike hire, hiking and snowshoeing can be arranged. There are buses to the white villages of Pampaneira, Bubion and Capileira, and walks from the door: to Orgiva (2k away). Here you'll find a Thursday market, bars, shops (including a fishmonger) and recommended places to eat. A three-hour hike takes you to Lanjaron (a 12-minute drive), known for its mineral water, honey and Moorish castle ruins..

Local points of interest from Sarah & Matt

  • Rural yet near town, the property is a great base from which to explore the area. From the famous white villages (25 mins), the spa town of Lanjarón (15 mins), Granada (55 mins) or the beaches of the Costa Tropical (35 mins) there's so much to discover.
  • Enjoy gentle rambles straight from the house through olive, almond and citrus groves; across streams and along quiet country lanes and goat tracks. Nature surrounds you.
  • For the more adventurous there are mountain hikes (guided or self-guided), world-class cycling, horse riding off the beaten track, and skiing in the Sierra Nevada.
  • Discover the delightful 'pueblos blancos' and stunning views from Pampaneira, Bubión and Capileira with their unique Moorish past; further on, Treveléz – Spain's highest village, famous for its jamón. Visit vineyards and try the delicious wine.
  • Magical Granada is less than an hour away with its narrow streets and shady plazas; the historic Albaicín and the must-see Alhambra. We'll share our inside knowledge of great tapas bars and quirky cafes to ensure you have a great day in this amazing city.
  • Take advantage of the 'free tapa with a drink' tradition and enjoy good local restaurants – including traditional Alpujarran and authentic Moroccan dishes (many within walking distance). The nearest bar is a 10-minute walk up the lane.


Sarah & Matt

Leaving London & Dublin, Matt & Sarah followed their dreams to make this beautiful area of the Alpujarras their home, carefully renovating the former farmhouse, now Almond Hill House, and their own house next door. Matt is a keen gardener, musician and writer, Sarah enjoys printmaking; both are learning how to get the best from their olive and almond groves and from their vegetable garden. They simply love it here - their aim is that guests do too.