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Here you’ll find more about what life is like at Finca Gran Cerros 365 days a year!

It may not be Pulitzer prize-winning stuff, but you can read about how we spend our time in this lovely part of Andalusia; our on-going quest for perfect cookies, how we’re learning to try to make the most of seasonal produce and how we came to be the proud owners of a second dog and two cats…

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Homemade Granola

Homemade granola recipe anyone? It’s quick and easy to make and so much nicer than shop-bought!

Now Open to International Guests

Updated 23 June 2020: International guests can now travel to Spain with no quarantine requirements imposed

Álora Awarded for Culture & History

The Andalusian Government has designated Álora a town of special interest

Homemade Hot Sauce

We’ve been scouring the internet for a ‘Nandos’ hot sauce replica recipe – and we’ve only gone and found one!

Outdoor Kitchen & Bar

This winter was a busy one! We closed to guests to renovate our final apartment and to upgrade the outdoor kitchen & bar. It’s been a labour of love, but is now guest-ready!

Whole Orange Cake

A deliciously moist Spanish cake made with whole oranges and yoghurt!

A New Life in the Sun

Channel 4’s ‘A New Life in the Sun’ filmed with us throughout the Summer of 2019

Welcoming Gracie

This week, we welcomed another permanent member to the Finca Gran Cerros household when Gracie joined the family

Better Than a Hug?

The recipe for these soft, chewy, chocolate chip cookies is very simple and it’s almost impossible to make a bad batch!

Attempting Grape Jam

It’s that happy time of year again when the vines here at Finca Gran Cerros are bursting with grapes.

Four Wheeled Fun

I was a lucky chap this birthday – a four hour Quadlander Treks tour of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable!