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Pretty cottage with lovely garden and pool. Great location. Wifi. Sleeps 4

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


About the property

Los Almendros, sleeps 4, Fantastic pool (4m x 8m) and garden in Niguelas, Lecrin Valley, Wifi

Los Almendros is a lovely cottage with a large garden and private pool (4m x 8m). Located just on the edge of Niguelas, a charming village in the beautiful Lecrin Valley.

The accommodation is made up one double bedroom and one twin. The dining/ living room is open plan and runs the length of the property. There is direct access from the living area to the garden through French doors. The living area is equipped with TV, DVD and a stereo. The kitchen is very well equipped and the bathroom has recently been renovated.

The mature garden is made up of areas of lawn and terrace surrounding the 4m x 8m swimming pool. Grape vines and almond and fruit trees provide shade. There is a barbecue and outside seating for dining al fresco.

Air conditioning which makes Los Almendros comfortable in the heat of the summer. Along with a woodburning stove and electric radiators, the air-con also provides heating in the cooler winter months.

Situated between Granada and the Costa Tropical and with excellent road links, everything the area has to offer can easily be reached by car. The beaches of Costa Tropical (30 minutes), Granada with the Alhambra Palace (15 minutes) and Sierra Nevada ski resort (55 minutes). Wifi internet connection.

More Details
Registration Number : VTAR/GR/00335

Adam Hayes
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Adam Hayes

I have lived full time in Nigüelas since 1994, but have been coming here for holidays since 1982. We sold our first little holiday home and bought Los Almendros in 1996. The house was originally the village post office. There were outbuildings for animals and even an outside kitchen and lavatory! After a complete renovation, we lived in the house for a couple of years. Around this time I started working as an artist blacksmith. I set up my first forge where the pool is today- the garden gates were made there! After outgrowing the workshop we knocked down the remaining outbuildings and put in the swimming pool. We have been letting out Los Almendros as a holiday rental ever since.

My wife Hermy is a professional musician and sings in rock and pop bands all over the country. She is also a vocal coach in two music schools.

We have a 14-year-old son, Isaac.

Adam Hayes purchased this cottage in 1996


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Nigüelas in Valle de Lecrín

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Large modern bathroom with separate shower and bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Please request travel cot when booking
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed. Bedroom 2 has two single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: There air conditioning in the kitchen/living room and bedrooms which makes it very comfortable in the heat of the summer and radiators and a woodburning stove for the cooler winter months. Outside: Lovely mature garden with lawned and patio areas. Shade is provided by grape vines and fig and almond trees. Good sized private swimming pool (8m x 4m) with loungers and adirondack chairs. Barbecue and table and chairs for al fresco dining, Utility Room: Iron, ironing board Towels / Linen / Linen and towels are provided. All the beds have duvets for the winter months.


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Pretty cottage with lovely garden and pool. Great location. Wifi. Sleeps 4
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Holiday House

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect.

For us, the house ticked all the boxes, good size, well equipped and very comfortable. The garden and pool were fantastic, a lovely and private area with plenty of space.

The location is great, close to Granada and the Sierra Nevada, and surrounded by beautiful countryside, towns and villages - a lot to do and see.

Would fully recommend staying here, and hope to return again soon.

Jane & Paul

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the fantastic review!. We hope to see you again soon! Adam y Hermy
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

A real home from home in the foot hills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Best equipped house we have stayed in - every little detail thought of which made things special. Very clean and comfortable.

A warm welcome from Adam, also offering snippets of information and places to see in the area.

Ideally situated for exploring the Granada region - one day in a ski resort making snowmen in -2c, the next day on the beach in 24c.

Highly recommended

Darren & Dave

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fantastic review, thank you Darren and Dave! We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay in Nigüelas. Hasta la proxima!! Un saludo, Adam y Hermy
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Charming cottage in a beautiful village

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly lovely time during our stay at Los Almendros.

The cottage was charming. We loved the traditional Spanish elements such as the curtains, screens, wooden shutters all set of beautifully by Adam's iron wrought work.

The garden was our a little oasis and we all enjoyed the lovely pool.

The cottage was clean and well presented and provided everything we needed for our stay. If there is one thing to improve the cottage it would be putting air con in the bedrooms as the nights were pretty warm even with fans and windows open!

Niguelas is a lovely traditional Andalusian village which was exactly what we wanted. There is a lovely church and square with local shops a few bars and restaurants, all low key. We would especially recommend 'La Tasca'. Plus a big Mercadona supermarket a 5min drive away.

The local people were very friendly and we all felt welcome and safe during our stay.

Niguelas was well placed to visit places of interest. In about 5 mins you are on a very good motorway taking you to Granada in 25mins and in about 30mins in the opposite direction to the coast. We visited the Las Alpujarras region, Granada and the Alhambra, A beautiful village in the mountains called Montefrio (note church, & fortress only open 11 til 2pm!) as well as the coast. There is lots of info in the cottage to help you decide where to visit, there really is so much to see but some days it is hard to drag yourself away from the pool!

Thank you Adam and Hermy for a lovely holiday, we appreciated that you were there to help if needed but were never intrusive.

We would definitely book your cottage again in the future.


Kathryn, Ian, James and Madeleline. x

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kathryn and Ian, Thank you very much for such a great write up! We’re very glad that you enjoyed the house and the area. We’ll definitely consider air-con for the bedrooms. Nigüelas is quite high (940m) it normally freshens up at night, but we’re having an exceptionally hot summer this year……! We hope to see you soon! Un saludo Adam y Hermy
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Peace in the Valley

  • 5 of 5

Situated in the magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountains and nestled at the top of the unspoilt and tranquil village of Nigüelas in the Lecrin Valley, this traditional cottage was just perfect.

Set in a lovely garden of grape vines, almond and fig trees with a small but ideal pool, you really do feel like you have your own little piece of heaven. Owners Adam and Hermy were very attentive pre arrival and once arrived, just enough and not too much – exactly as you would wish.

The village is so accessible, a mere 1 hr 40 drive from Malaga airport and only 20 minutes away from Granada. We particularly enjoyed our days at La Herradura (horseshoe beach on the coast), Pampaneira, Bubión and Capileira. The villages all cling to the steep slope sides and are packed with lovely handicraft shops situated amongst lovely whitewashed stone buildings - the views are really quite stunning.

There is so much to do in this region - walking, cycling, horse-riding, days at the beach, lazy days at the pool, village trips, Alhambra… whatever takes your fancy but please do get out as a fantastic region.

Perfect week and just wished we had booked longer.

Thanks again Adam and Hermy

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Heel comfortabel met kinderen en ideaal gelegen voor rust en dagtrips

  • 4 of 5

De woning is prachtig gelegen in het rustige en weinig toeristische dorp Nigüelas. De afgesloten tuin biedt veel rust en ruimte voor spelende kinderen. Het huis is compleet en van alle gemakken voorzien. Vanuit het huis zijn de tapas bars in het doel, het strand, Granada een natuur eenvoudig en snel te bereiken met de auto. We hebben fantastisch genoten.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Santa Clara Golf, Otura
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Granada - Motril A-44
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
La Tasca, Nigüelas
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Niguelas is a traditional village with shops, bars and two restaurants. Set just below the Sierra Nevada mountains and on the edge of the Lecrin Valley make it ideal for walkers. The pan-European GR7 walking route runs close by. Nigúelas has a strong musical tradition and there are events throughout the year. Niguelas is the highest village in the lovely Lecrin Valley. The rest of the valley is made up mainly of pretty white villages surrounded by olive, almond and citrus groves. A beautiful area - perfect for a drive, a walk or a spot of lunch!


Airports. Granada airport - Easyjet have recently started flights from Gatwick and Manchester. The airport is small and car hire options might be more limited, but it's only 30 minutes away. Malaga Airport is 1.5 hours away by car, and Almeria is 2 hours drive.

Although there is a good bus service to Niguelas and nearby Durcal, car hire is strongly recommended to allow you to explore all the area has to offer.


Travel times by car.

Costa Tropical, 30 minutes.

Granada and the Alhambra, 25 minutes.

Ski resort, 55 minutes.

Further Details:

Granada is a beautiful city with a rich cultural heritage from its Moorish past. A vibrant city with many squares and narrow lanes with shops, tapas bars and restaurants.

No visit to Granada is complete without seeing the Alhambra Palace and the Generalife gardens. The monument is extremely popular at any time of year so we recommend you book well in advance.

The Alpujarra - a unique mountainous region south of Granada. The Moors persisted here longer than anywhere else in Spain. This is reflected in the small white villages made up of flat-roofed houses. Villages in the high Alpujarra (Pampaneira, Capilieira, etc) are particularly worth a visit. Trevelez, one of the highest villages in Spain is famous for its ham.

La Laguna de Padul - La Ruta del Mamut (the mammoth route) is a series of walks in and around the wetlands. There are wooden walkways and hides for observing the waterfowl.

The area is ideal for walkers and naturalists as there is a great variety of wildlife - higher in the Sierra Nevada wild boar and Spanish Ibex can be seen.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Cost of logs and electricity is extra
Booking deposit 50% Please note that payment by PayPal is subject to their transaction fees.
Balance to be paid on arrival.

Los Almendros has been officially registered as a holiday rental house with the government of Andalucia. Vivienda Turistica Alojamiento Rural Nº VTAR/GR/00335

For more details please get in touch.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day is Sunday but we can be flexible in out of high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.