Travelling as a large group is always fraught with issues; you end up paying over the odds for extremely average properties. However, Finca Del Alamo is a veritable haven for the price. Lots of living and dining space, gorgeous decor, fresh lemons, olives and almonds within the grounds, shaded table tennis area and the surrounding towns are a ceramicists’ heaven. The beaches within a 30 minute drive are stunning and I’d highly recommend a visit to Fort Bravo in Tabernas. BEST DAY EVER if you like an authentic wild west/shoot-em-up experience. Bar el Pipa in Nijar serves the best granizados around.
For any budding footballers, the astroturfed grounds in Nijar (5 minute drive from the house) is the best we’ve seen anywhere and it’s free. Beware of kids who want to play in the heat…..heat exhaustion is not a pleasant ailment. Late afternoon is perfect and there is a swimming pool on site too.
The caretaker lives discreetly on-site in separate quarters. The pool is more geared to adults but the beaches more than compensate for water-crazy kids. All very minor points. If you like affordable, far from the madding crowd, eco-grandeur in a remote but beautiful setting, the Finca is the place to be.