IT is certainly corny to use location, location, location in a property description, but one exception must surely be this unusual complex in the Axarquia, which has just come up for sale.

There are ten cottages and a restaurant complex, overlooking the reservoir of Lake Viñuela, with its turquoise waters and stunning views.

Cantueso is a holiday destination that has over the last 12 years developed a reputation for its cosy cottages and family friendly facilities.

The Guardian newspaper has listed it in its top ten European self-catering family holiday destinations.

And for those days when mum doesn’t want to cook, there is an on-site restaurant which has been number one on Tripadvisor for many years for Periana, the nearby village.

The landscaped gardens surrounding the cottages are admired for their colourful diversity throughout the year, and visitors love to pick figs, oranges, or a lemon to go in their gin and tonic.

There are also interesting plants and shrubs such as the Coral Tree, Pineapple Guava, Kumquats and of course the ubiquitous olive.

The site has been developed very much with children in mind and all the cottages have individual terraces and the large pool is securely fenced with self-closing gates.

The swing park, football field, mini golf course and trampoline provide lots for active youngsters, and babies and younger children are not forgotten with a host of items available to make travelling families’ lives easier. Not least, having large items such as buggies available can save costly excess baggage fees, and the Cantueso policy of allowing arrival and departure to be on any day, can lead to cheaper air fares.

Make sure to visit our website www.cantueso.net, as it not only describes the cottages and restaurant in great detail, but also has masses of tourist information, excellent photographs and videos of the complex and surrounding area.

There is an associated blog which regularly adds items of current interest, and a live webcam overlooking the lake which attracts thousands of hits each week.

Nearby Periana, which sits at 450m above sea level, is surrounded on three sides by mountains and has lake views to the south.

Just under an hour from Málaga airport it attracts nature lovers, photographers, cyclists and walkers who enjoy the subtropical climate and marvel at the myriad of springtime wildflowers.

In summer there is often a welcome breeze with thermal currents over the lake attracting eagles and other birds of prey.

Although the village only has 3,500 inhabitants they certainly know how to enjoy life, and throughout the year there are many fiestas and events, some which last several days!

In total the site covers about 18,000 sq m and has ample scope for further development and is only for sale due to personal reasons.

For more information contact us at [email protected]

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