Spain

This is the Arbuthnott stronghold from where the majority of their holidays take place, centred on their home of Almuña.

This part of southern Spain, in the region of Andalucía, is an area of unimaginable beauty along with chilled Fino and Jamon Iberico. There is an extraordinary diversity of landscape with limestone mountains, cork forests, olive groves and open farmland which in spring is ablaze with the colours of a thousand wild flowers.

Ancient white villages, teeming with life and seemingly unchanged for centuries, are chiselled into the hillsides.  Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and Visigoths have all left their mark and all around are castles of the Moorish/Christian frontier that existed for over 200 years until the end of the 15th century.

The climate is one of the special assets of Andalucía. From mid-May to early October there is little likelihood of rain and for the rest of the year a 75% chance of lovely weather. Sunshine, gentle breezes and a pleasing temperature are ideal for all the out-door activities at Almuña.