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Cantueso - 1-Bedroom Cottage

Andalucia Region, Spain

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The Owner / Manager

Sander Klomp

Member since Feb 2016
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:39 minutes
  • Availability Updated:22 days 12 hours

BFB's Overview.

It’s almost too good to be true but enjoying a slice of real Spain doesn’t come much easier with a tiny baby or wandering toddler to worry about than at Cantueso. This pretty pueblo of family-friendly cottages surrounding a pool, play area and well-regarded restuarant is tucked into the hills north east of Malaga, less than an hour from the airport and with breathtaking 360° views that are well worth the drive.

The cluster of Casas Rurales has been carefully thought out to provide plenty of peace and privacy for parents to relax, but also have the opportunity to meet other people at the pool, in the play areas and at a superb Mediterranean restaurant. Families actually have 18,000 square metres of grounds to explore, where children can play endless rounds of mini golf or boules, and have fun on swings, a slide, see saw, trampoline, trikes and playing field. At the centre of Cantueso is a 12m x 6m swimming pool which is fenced and gated for the safety of straying toddlers and has an extended shallow end of just half a metre depth, with easy access for children. The pool has a ‘soft’ saltwater filter system which avoids the need for nasty chemicals and is much nicer for sensitive swimmers and splashers.

When mum or dad can’t muster the energy to cook, the onsite restaurant comes to the rescue with its excellent food and bar menus set within a traditional Spanish Finca. There are gob-smacking views over Lake Vinuela from its dining terraces and both adults and children's meals are made up of fresh local produce and seasonal dishes to capture but including trusty kids favourites such as chicken nuggets, pasta, croquetas and ice creams. Any of the dishes can be prepared as takeaways to tuck into back at the cottage.

The friendly owners have young children themselves and are well aware of safety concerns with tots in tow. All of the cottages have been rigorously vetted to meet the standards of the Child Accident Prevention Trust. All the essential baby safety gear is provided, as well as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and the private terraces at the front of each cottage have been enclosed for parental peace of mind. Whilst being well geared up for children, the cottages have been recently decorated and furnished in a way that blends traditional with modern. There are cosy wood burners in the living rooms and dual function air con can be switched to cool for the summer or heating in cooler months, making Cantuseo a great spot for a short, sunshine break in Spring and autumn as well as summer. Wi-Fi is available and toys are provided to suit all ages.

Accommodation overview
Cantueso comprises 4 x 1-bedroom cottages (1 double room), 6 x 2-bedroom cottages (1 double and 1 twin room) and 2 x 2-bedroom apartments above the restaurant (1 double and 1 twin room). There is space for a cot in all the double bedrooms and some of the twin rooms, with 9 travel cots available as well as extra children’s beds if required. The cottages have a family bathroom, with a bath and overhead shower.

The living/dining rooms are cosy and comfortable, with a log burner, sofa, TV with some English channels, radio and Wi Fi. The kitchenette has an oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle etc and there is a washing machine, ironing board and iron in a separate, shared laundry room. To enjoy the views and relax in the sunshine, each cottage has an enclosed, terracotta tiled patio, draped in bright Bougainvillea, with a dining table and BBQ.

Location Information

?Cantueso has a stunning panoramic position in the hills of Andalucia, approximately 1 hour north east of Malaga. The pretty and peaceful little town of Periana is only 1.5kms away, with many bars, restaurants, shops and essential amenities, including a pharmacy and doctor. The town is renowned for its olive oil, known as Periana Gold and it’s possible to see how it’s made at the local co-operative. The Wednesday market in Periana also has stalls piled high with other locally grown produce including peaches, oranges, lemons, avocados and pomegranates.

For a ‘big shop’, there are large supermarkets and other stores at the shopping complex near Torre del Mar (25 mins) and this can easily be combined with a day on the town’s good sandy beaches. Also close to the shopping complex is the highly recommended Aquavelis Waterpark (open June to September) with two large pools and a children’s pool, wave machine, superfast slides, chutes and inflatable rapid runs.

Heading east along the coast is the popular holiday town of Nerja (50 mins) and, with so many restaurants bars and shops, it’s hard to believe this was once a sleepy fishing village! Families can take a stroll along the Balcon de Europa promenade that juts out into the sea or pay a visit to Nerja’s famous cave system nearby, which stretches 5kms underground and has many atmospheric concerts going on throughout the year.

Cantueso offers opportunities for spectacular walking and cycling and the owners will happily provide more details and maps of trails to suit all ages and abilities. Just a short drive away, El Torcal is an especially interesting place for families to explore, with weird and wonderful limestone formations that look a bit like giant animals and towers of huge boulders piled up on top of each other.

Families will almost certainly land in Malaga but, just an hour away, this major city also makes an interesting day out, with its historic palaces and cathedrals, Moorish fortresses, fabulous shopping and top restaurants. A little further afield, no visit to Andalucia is really complete without a trip to the beautiful Moorish capital of Granada (1hr 30) with its awesome Alhambra Palace brooding over the whole city.

Nearest medical services: Medical centre in Periana; A&E in Torre del Mar (25 mins)

Getting here: The major holiday airport of Malaga is 1 hour away, with lots of flights available from airports across the UK.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 11:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 11:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 11:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Discount Notes

Who owns this place?

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Fast Facts

Sleeps 2 + infant in 1 x double bedroom.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Malaga airport is just under an hours drive away.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Torre del Mar is a 30 minute drive away.

Any Pool

Securely fenced, unheated, “soft-water” pool, (12 x 6 m). Shallow end (0.5m depth) with easy-access steps for children.

Indoor Play Area

There is a communal play room.

Private Chef

Chef services are available in winter months.

Babysitting

Babysitter (English -speaking) available in village.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Travel cots, . highchairs, babybath, baby monitor, steriliser, potty, stairgates, bed guard, socket covers, plastic plates and cutlery, booster seat, potty, changing mat, non-slip bath mat, child's loo seat, night light, bouncy chair. Mountain buggy available for hire: 25 euros per week.

Indoor Toys

Bath toys, kids books, lots of general toys, U-rated kids DVDs)

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Meals can be ordered from restaurant to be left in the cottages ready to reheat on arrival. Takeaway option also available from restaurant.

Outdoor Toys

Swings, slide, see-saw, trampoline, sand table, mini golf, play room, table tennis, table football, trikes and bicycles for younger children.

Onsite Restaurant

Restaurant (open late March – end October). Chef service available during winter months.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are provided.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Each cottage has a fenced terrace and there are communal unfenced gardens.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Complimentary Wi-Fi in the restaurant and cottages.

Golf

Caleta, near Torre del Mar (25 minutes away).

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple cots and highchairs are available.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

Log burner in the lounge.

Reviews

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  • The photos undersell the location; we had a private (not overlooked) terrace with brilliant mountain views. Lots of baby bits available to help make the trip go smoothly. Accommodation itself is simple but sufficient. Hire car is essential for exploring; loads of pram-friendly hill walks (for sturdy pram that can handle a dirt road!)

The photos undersell the location; we had a private (not overlooked) terrace with brilliant mountain views. Lots of baby bits available to help make the trip go smoothly. Accommodation itself is simple but sufficient. Hire car is essential for exploring; loads of pram-friendly hill walks (for sturdy pram that can handle a dirt road!)

Parent Rated*

4/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 2 guests.



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