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El Cañuelo - Self-catering houses in Malaga

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El Cañuelo, 29710 Periana, Malaga
Andalusia, Spain

Edward Crawshaw

+55 849 87789767 / +34 628 358995(mobile)

Rambling casas and casitas in a mountain hamlet, with a rustic on-site bar and big shared pool, surrounded by birds, bougainvillea and views

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It's a steep climb through olive groves to reach the hamlet of El Cañuelo. Perched high in the mountains, with clear views to the 25 km-distant Med, it's a wonderfully ramshackle place, and these renovated holiday homes with their higgledy-piggledy terraces merge charmingly into the traditional village; Rafael the goatherd's house is opposite. Not plush, perhaps the place could do with a spruce up, but El Cañuelo is as authentically Andaluz as it gets. Note the rustic on-site bar, run by the ever-obliging Manolo. The locals are encouraged to treat it as their own, and gather to strum guitars and enjoy Manolo's amazing fish soup. The guest houses themselves – TV-free and accommodating up to 34 in three casas, plus six casitas built into the hillside by the pool – are decked with fabulous reclaimed doors and windows, Moorish fixtures and old agrarian artefacts. Kitchen-diners are cosy; Manolo ensures each is stocked with tapas staples. Step outside and you're in a bird-sung world of bougainvillea and sunshine: take to the village trail, explore the nearby markets or drink in the spectacular views.


Features
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
WiFi
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Facilities

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception

Television

Barbecue

Dishwasher

Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included

Oven

Hob

Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby


Local points of interest from Edward Crawshaw:

Local points of interest from
Edward Crawshaw:

  • We are surrounded by gorgeous pueblo blanco, white villages, each one worth a wander around and a stop at the local Bar for a tapa or a lunch, a visit to the local olive oil factory, or just enjoy the fantastic old doorways!
  • The coast with its beaches and lovely seafood restaurants is just 25 minutes drive from El Canuelo. A lovely day out with the pleasure of returning up the mountain to the cooler air of El Canuelo
  • The hot springs of Alhama de Granada are well worth a visit, wander down the side of the river into the pools of hot water, springing out of the font, from deep underground. Take your swim suit and a towel! really lovely late at night under the stars.
  • Just above el Canuelo runs the old railway line, not used since the 50's, along it you can walk, run, cycle or horseback ride taking in the spectacular views whilst enjoying the solitude of the area. In the summer months you'll see groups of bee eaters .
  • For Birdwatchers the Golden Oriole, Hoopoe, Bee Eaters, Eagles, Vultures and Chough being regularly seen. The wild Mountain goats can also be seen at certain times en route to greener pastures, passing the cave of Zafarraya Neanderthal man
  • El Canuelo is a very good base for visiting four great 'must see' places in Southern Spain, Malaga, Seville, Cordoba and Granada. Don't let life slip by without visiting each of them!
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"Choosing to stay at El Canuelo this holiday was undoubtedly one of the best decisions I have ever made. Its utterly beautiful views and casitas astounded me, and I will CERTAINLY be making a booking here again! Just perfect. "

Magnus - Salisbury, United Kingdom

August 2017
"An amazing place so far off the beaten track. Like finding an oasis after a three hour walk! The views were unbelievable and we had a long lazy lunch on the terrace soaking up the sun, the view and the vino. We plan on returning this year. "

Glenda - Howden, United Kingdom

May 2016
"A lovely hideaway high above Lake Vinuela, so stunning views across the valley and down to the sea. You could spend hours just looking out from the balcony of the casitas. Food was excellent (large portions of delicious meat). Our kids (9 and 6) loved playing in the grounds, made great use of the pingpong table and games in the restaurant. Meeting owner Mags was an extra treat! Cold winds when we got there and the casita was a bit chilly, but nothing a lovely fire in the wood burner couldn't solve (next time we know to contact Manolo and ask him to warm it up in advance). "

Jill - Near Edinburgh, United Kingdom

April 2016
"13 of us spent a fantastic long weekend at El Canuelo. The location is extraordinary - very beautiful with amazing views. There is lots to explore. On the Costa del Sol the small towns away from the coast are often over-looked. Comares, Alfarnate and Montefrio are all worth a visit. The accommodation has been renovated with a real artist's eye and it's spacious and comfortable. We cycled (which is amazing round there - recommend Bike2Malaga for bike hire) and were looked after by Mags, Manolo and Ana with great food and good wine. Definitely recommend for couples, families or groups"

Roddy

September 2015
"This bolt hole up the mountains is a magical place to unwind and take in the breathtaking views. For families you have an instant playground safe from traffic and small enough a community to allow children freedom to potter around the casitas making friends, playing ping pong, splashing in the pool or reading or playing cards on the restaurant terrace. Mags is the font of all knowledge who makes everybody feel cherished and whose hospitality will make you want to return. A great spot to unwind and enjoy the best of spain"

Jo - Frome, United Kingdom

August 2015
"Fabulous place, stunning views, good food, very friendly and helpful staff in the bar. Mags is very sociable and made us feel at home. We really enjoyed ourselves and will hope to go back soon"
July 2015
"A wonderful place to stay. Great views in a tranquil setting. The food in the bar is very good too. "
May 2015
"I have visited El Canuelo many times over 10 years with my family. Every single time I arrive the view takes my breath away. My 'happy place' when rammed into a commuter tube is to picture myself having a 'clara' on the bar terrace, watching children play on the lawns and in the pool, looking down through the valley past Vinuela lake to the sea beyond and catching up with fellow guests. Many of whom return for years as we do, creating a lovely village atmosphere that is as inclusive as you choose it to be. It is a wonderful part of our lives, and is even more lovely in Spring or Autumn!"
August 2014
"We have stayed at El Canuelo many times - since discovering it as a couple before we had kids. We've been back almost every year and we look forward to a warm welcome from Mags and everyone there each time. Our children love the pool area - it's relaxing and the food is fantastic. As you drive up the hill to El canal you literally feel any worries just drift away. I have honestly say I have never felt so relaxed as spending an afternoon by the pool at El Canuelo overlooking the lake in the distance. It's the perfect rest - quiet with amazing views and great company too. "
August 2014
"There is a lovely calm atmosphere in this mini-village with its own bar, yummy food and a pleasant swimming pool. The accommodation is quaint and homely, and suitable for families or groups of all sizes. Its not far from Malaga airport, nor crystal clear beaches if you wanted to take a day trip. I had a wonderful relaxing trip, thank you Mags!"
August 2014
"My wife and other friends and members of our family have visited and stayed at El Canuelo regularly over very many years. El Canuelo is a small hamlet of traditional Spanish Houses and casitas which were built or restored by the present owners some twenty years ago. If you are looking for a taste of rural southern Spain this is the place for you. Set around a swimming pool with a Disney style appearance and amazing views to the coast where on a clear day it is possible to just see north Africa. Adjacent is a bar and restaurant. Approximately one hour from Malaga airport. Car is essential."
July 2014
"Rural Spain at its best.Wonderful views ,nice swimming pool. Lots of scope to explore Andalucia from here. .Food excellent and good local wine. "
July 2014
"El Canuelo is very special, both in its superb location and its relaxed atmosphere that makes you feel totally at ease from the moment you arrive. Mags hosts and runs the place with natural charm, and nothing is too much trouble for Manolo as he efficiently serves up delicious local food. I have been back many times and never tire of the extraordinary view from the bar and dining terrace, so perfect with a glass of chilled white wine and a plate of tapas!!"
July 2014
"We've been to El Canuelo so many times over the past 20 years that I've lost count. Each return trip provides a spectacular view down the valley and across the reservoir to Africa (on a clear day), generous hospitality and a convivial atmosphere. But there's more to the magic of Canuelo; the light shifting from gentle in the spring to a whispering summer haze, the locals, the sudden appearance of a goat, some spontaneous flamenco in the bar, happy laughter coming from adventuring children. So relaxing and, always, full of precious memories to take home."
June 2014
"I have stayed at El Canuelo a couple of times over the summer months. The village is absolutely beautiful and serene - it is set up in the hills with gorgeous views over the Spanish countryside - and has a wonderfully chilled out, traditional vibe. The casitas, pool and bar offer a very simple and relaxed environment to unwind and spend time with friends and family, but if you're seeking diversion there are also a number of options for trips to nearby towns (including Malaga) and beaches galore. Mags and her family are the best hosts. I've no doubt I'll return!"
August 2013

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Details

Accommodation:
  • 7 Houses for 2 - 5
Price:(i) £350 to£860 per week

Extra beds available in all casitas.

Booking info:

You can arrive and leave on any day of the week. Please contact Edward for rates for longer stays.

Meals:(i)

Restaurants 4km.

Closed:

Never.

Address:

El Cañuelo, 29710 Periana, Malaga


Accommodation:(i)
Self-catering Casa Pepa (self-catering)
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Details
House ~ 1 double; 1 twin (en suite); 1 bathroom
Price: (i) £ 460 to £ 860 per week
Self-catering Casita Amarilla (self-catering)
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Details
House ~ 1 double, 1 twin; 1 bathroom
Price: (i) £ 420 to £ 800 per week
Self-catering Casita Felipe (self-catering)
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Details
House ~ 1 triple, 1 twin; 1 bathroom
Price: (i) £ 420 to £ 800 per week
Self-catering Casita Cabrero (self-catering)
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Details
House ~ 1 double, 1 bunk room for 2; 1 bathroom
Price: (i) £ 370 to £ 740 per week
Self-catering Casita Campestre (self-catering)
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Details
House ~ 1 double; 1 bathroom
Price: (i) £ 350 to £ 685 per week
Self-catering Casita Vista del Pantano (self-catering)
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Details
House ~ 1 twin; 1 bathroom
Price: (i) £ 350 to £ 685 per week
Self-catering Casita Estalagmita (self-catering)
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Details
House ~ 1 double, 1 twin; 1 bathrooom
Price: (i) £ 420 to £ 800 per week

Edward Crawshaw

+55 849 87789767 / +34 628 358995(mobile)