La AlmuñaWelcome to La Almuna

We offer a 4 bedroom farmhouse and a 4 bedroom guest house rental property situated on a private estate in an idyllic environment in the Serrania de Ronda. La Almuña has panoramic views to Gibraltar and Africa. Built beside an ancient trail once used by fish merchants and smugglers travelling from the coast, the farmhouse is only ten minutes away from the picturesque white villages of Jimena de la Frontera and Gaucin.

 

FarmlandLa Almuña is surrounded by luxuriant gardens which roll down to the fertile fields of the working farm. There are cobbled courtyards scented with jasmine, orange blossom and other flowers in season and plenty of dogs to greet you upon your arrival.  From the swimming pool you can look down on horses grazing peacefully in the meadow below.

Sotogrande is nearby with its marina, deep sea fishing, polo fields and night life, as well as unparalleled golf courses.  Tarifa is a short distance away with wind & kite surfing, (80 km to the coast); Morocco is a quick drive to the coast followed by a 30 minute ferry ride away; Marbella, Seville, and Ronda are also close La Almuña.

La Almuña is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday as well as an ideal location for running corporate courses and retreats for groups large and small away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  Host your wedding, reception, anniversary, or hen and stag parties while taking in the picturesque landscapes. Enjoy your honeymoon in an idyllic rural setting with the calming sounds of birds chirping and the refreshing scents of wild herbs wafting through the property.

The Main House and the Guest House have been recently refurbished in 2011 and offer all of the comforts of a home away from home with a lived-in country ambiance. Diana lives on the farm and can arrange a chef to cook delicious breakfasts and other meals upon request using fresh ingredients from the farm and its vegetable gardens.

The Main House

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Shower room & 1 full bathroom

Located on the second floor of the rustic Spanish farmhouse, the Master Bedroom offers a double bed with antique furniture accents and panoramic views to the cliffs of Gibraltar and Morocco. There is electric panel heating, but no air conditioning.  The upstairs bathroom has a large shower and is shared with the second upstairs bedroom. The second bedroom also offers a double bed and amazing views of the working farm below the main house.

Each bedroom offers a standard wardrobe for clothing and select rooms have bureaus and additional storage facilities.  Each room is fitted with standard electrical sockets.

On the ground floor of the main house there are two bedrooms, each with a double bed. The second guest bedroom on the first floor has an original door leading to the small garden near the working stables. Open this treasure in the evenings to have the scents of lavender and citrus groves fill the room. There is a shared full bathroom on the first floor. This bathroom offers a bathtub and standing shower facilities.

The Guest House

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3  Bathrooms

The Guest House, situated a few steps away from the Main House across the cobblestone courtyard, has four guest bedrooms. Three of the bedrooms offer double beds, while an upstairs room offers 2 single beds. The guest house offers three bathrooms with standing shower facilities.

All linens for both the Main House and the Guest House are provided.  There are also two hair dryers on site.

There is a separate utility room with washing machine and separate tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.  This is located near the stables and Guest House.

Interior Amenities

The lounge, located in the Main House, is replete with stone floors and exposed wood beams. This room provides a large wood burning fireplace with two large sofas and three over-stuffed armchairs for plenty of seating. There are two sets of double doors granting access to the mountain-top terrace, as well as breathtaking views.

We offer a wide selection of classic novels, as well as modern fiction, for your reading pleasure set amongst recently restored antique furniture and family heirlooms. You can relax by the fire with a good book and a glass of wine while watching the sunset across the Andalucían hilltops in the distance.

A DVD and CD player are available in the lounge area, along with WiFi.

Kitchen and Dining Areas

The large dining room seats 10 comfortably with a working wood burning fireplace well situated for dinner party ambiance. Cobblestone flooring and exposed wood beams give this rustic room charm and character.

The conservatory, located off of the open-plan kitchen, has space for seating 20+ dinner guests. This room offers lounge seating and tropical plants with views to the African hills. Depending upon the season, this room can be used as an interior room or opened up and used as an extension of the terrace.

We have hosted a 125 person wedding dinner utilising the outdoor terrace and conservatory.  Kindly notify us at the time of booking if arrangements are needed for seating a large number of guests during your stay.

The open-plan kitchen has a recently updated larder with a large freezer. There is a standard American refrigerator with freezer, 4 burner gas-stove and a detached, in-wall oven. There is a double sink with a newly purchased dishwasher nearby for easy clean-up.  All cookware, dishes, and utensils are provided.

There are numerous power sockets situated along the counter top and the kitchen is designed for entertaining guests in the dining room and conservatory while keeping an eye on your meal preparation.

The BBQ area is just off of the conservatory on the large stone terrace.

Other:

  • Cleaner is available two times per week and additionally with an extra service charge
  • Linen, towels, and pool towels are available
  • Linen and towels changed once per week
  • Food and Drink not included
  • B&B available upon request with additional charge
  • Kettle, toaster, and high-chair are available

Exterior Amenities

Swimming PoolA winding, dirt drive leads to La Almuña’s circular drive with private parking for up to 10 vehicles.  Almond, citrus, and flowering trees adorn the drive and lead to the cobblestone courtyard. The courtyard provides privacy between both the Main House and the Guest House.

After stepping through a classic, pueblo-style archway, you can make your way across the stables, (which are currently in use), to the outdoor swimming pool.  The swimming pool offers majestic views of the Andalucían countryside, along with sun-loungers for reading or sun bathing and a cabana for those well-deserved afternoon cocktails.

(Please note that the swimming pool is not fenced in and does not have an alarm.)

Walking around the Main House you will find a large, stone terrace with plenty of outdoor seating and a BBQ area. You can arrange the seating to be in the plethora of shaded areas or in the sun to get a bit of the Spanish sun on your face.  The extensive citrus groves and working farm can be seen from the terrace.

Other:

  • There is a gardener who oversees the property and pool and may be on duty during your stay
  • Outdoor lighting is available on the terrace
  • There is no outdoor lighting around the pool area