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Almond Reef is a delightfully restored farmhouse providing Bed
and Breakfast in a quiet rural hamlet in the region of
Nestled beneath the craggy cliffs of an ancient fossil reef, are the villages and hamlets of Cariatiz. Our restored Cortijo is situated in the tiny, sleepy hamlet that is Los Josefos. Here our neighbours still bake bread in the traditional domed bread oven and farm almonds like generations before them.
Los Josefos is a short walk from the white painted village square of Los Alias. There you will find a small geological museum, Church and a tiny village school.
The square also serves as the school playground, meeting place and venue of the village’s three day fiesta at the end of August.
Set amongst tranquil almond, olive, orange and lemon trees one of the first things you will notice is the clearness of the air. Almost the only sounds that can be heard are those of the bird song and goats bells.
At Almond Reef, we can offer you all the facilities you require for a relaxing and sociable stay, in a lovely location and in a beautiful and unspoilt area of rural Spain.
Almond Reef all our rooms are elegant but retain the Spanish farmhouse feel and all can be either double or twin. There are seven bedrooms which are mostly en-suite and include:
Almond Reef is a great place to host a party, we have a large outdoor patio area including a covered stone table that can easily sit 12 people along with other seating areas, we have an out door sound system to provide music and we can supply any form of catering from a sit down buffet to one of our fast becoming famous BBQ’s and of course guests can book into Almond Reef for the night to save that “how are we going to get home problem”.
Almond Reef /Reef Cottage can sleep up to 16 people in comfortable well equipped rooms which can be either doubles or twins, guests also have full use of our comfortable lounge (great in the winter around the log fire)
We also have a self contained cottage for guests who wish to cater for themselves or can be opened up as further accommodation to the main house.
Reef Cottage Master bedroom has en-suite shower room, the second bedroom has an adjacent wet room, comfortable lounge and archway to kitchen. Satellite TV and Wi-fi connection. Guests have the use of a barbecue, large sun terrace, beautiful garden and hydrotherapy swim/spa pool, with great views of the surrounding mountains.
Wild Life, Motorcycling, Walking, Cycling, Caving, Golf, Riding, Scuba Diving, Fiestas, Painting, Photography and so much more:-
This is a great base for exploring the rich wildlife, birds and flora of eastern Andalucia.
Because of its rural location and because it is at the foot of the Sierra de Los Filabres many birds and flowers can be seen in the immediate vicinity. There are also a number of diverse habitats to explore on easy day trips. The only true desert in Europe at Tabernas, high mountains of the Sierra Nevada and coastal salt lagoons, steppe and volcanic hills of Cabo de Gata are just a few.
Birds typical of the Mediterranean and southern Europe are plentiful and are joined by rare and specialised species such as Trumpeter Finchs and Dupont’s Lark and Sandgrouse as well as a wealth of migrants in spring and autumn.
The flora in Andalucia is one of the richest in Spain and coupled with quiet roads and many areas of natural habitat and great scenery anyone who enjoys nature, bird-watching, botany and the outdoors will enjoy exploring the area.