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Lake Vinuela, Spain - A Place in the Sun

2021 / Lake Vinuela, Spain Danni Menzies on 22 September 2021

Lake Vinuela, Spain Danni Menzies

When Paul asked his wife Tracy what she wanted for her 50th birthday, she replied ‘a house’, so now with the help of Danni Menzies, the couple are hunting around the villages of Lake Vinuela in southern Spain for their dream holiday home. They’re looking for a 3-bedroom villa with a pool for their whole family to enjoy, and for their ideal budget of £150,000 Danni has found 5 fantastic options, but will any turn out to be the perfect present for them both?

Lake Vinuela

About the area

A three and a half hour flight to Malaga airport and less than an hours drive takes you to Lake Vinuela. Lake Vinuela is a man-made reservoir, which is used to provide water to the area, but is also a haven for sailing, canoeing and swimming. It is surrounded by picnic areas, some with barbecues. Swimming and non-motorised water sports are also permitted here. Set with the mountain La Maroma as the backdrop, which stands 2000 metres tall, the picturesque, tranquil countryside here is dotted with traditional Spanish hamlets and villages, such as La Vinuela, where the lake took its name, and hundreds of olive groves. This area has something for everyone looking to escape from it all. 

Property 1

Three-bed villa in Vinuela

Property 1 Three-bed villa in Vinuela

The first property is a three-bed detached villa. The entrance to this house is on the first floor where there are two good sized double bedrooms and a bathroom. Downstairs is the living area, a large lounge diner, a separate kitchen, the third double bedroom - and another bathroom. There's also a huge garden on this level with an irrigated vegetable patch, a covered patio, a BBQ area and a private pool. It also has a garage/garden shed, and has solar panels fitted to the side of the house. The property is less than a five minute walk to local bars and restaurants. Visit the estate agent's website here.

Valued at £163,793 at the time of filming.

 

Property 2

Three-bed house in Benamargosa

Property 2 Three-bed house in Benamargosa

This three-bed, two-bath house also has a guest annexe. The garden that comes with this property is absolutely huge, with lawn, olive trees and terraces to soak up the sun. In the main building there’s a dining room, a lounge with a cast iron wood burning stove, a separate fully fitted kitchen/ diner, a master bedroom and a large shower room. In the second building is a large double bedroom, with a kitchenette and another shower room - and a wooden guest annex houses the third bedroom. Find out more here.

Valued at £128,448 at the time of filming.

Property 3

Three-bed villa in Vinuela

Property 3 Three-bed villa in Vinuela

This property, Villa Portavaude, is located on the popular development of Cortijo Romero in the small village of Puente Don Manuel. It has an elevated position, and a huge terrace and a roof top solarium all with incredible countryside views – and a private pool. Inside is a large lounge- diner, which is open to the kitchen at the far end. Each of the three double bedrooms has an en suite bathroom. Visit the estate agent's website here.

Valued at £146,551 at the time of filming.

Property 4

Four-bed villa in Periana

Property 4 Four-bed villa in Periana

For our next property we’re heading a little further from Vinuela to Periana, 8 miles away, and set up higher up in the hills. The village has plenty of bars and restaurants and lots going on. This property has a huge garden and pool surrounded by mature fruit trees, and enjoys amazing views. There’s an open plan kitchen lounge diner, with a breakfast bar separating the areas. There’s a main bedroom and three further bedrooms, with one currently used as a dining room - and a bathroom. See more from the estate agent here.

Valued at £150,862 at the time of filming.

Property 5

Three-bed villa in Alcaucin

Property 5 Three-bed villa in Alcaucin

This gated property has a driveway and its own car port. It has a huge outside space – the garden wraps all the way around to a fabulous swimming pool at the back. There are great views of the mountains (Zafarraya Pass and Mount Maroma) too. Inside, the main living space is at the top of the house. The entrance hall leads into a bright, spacious lounge. There’s a separate kitchen, with a breakfast bar and a dining area, which makes the most of the views. There’s also a double bedroom and a bathroom. On the ground floor there’s the master bedroom with an en suite - and the third double room with another en suite. Visit the estate agent's website here.

Valued at £171,551 at the time of filming.

Hot property

Six-bed villa in Axarquia

Hot property Six-bed villa in Axarquia

This six-bedroom six-bathroom villa is in the heart of the countryside, with panoramic views from the gardens and pool. The living space is quite unique, with absolutely huge vaulted ceilings. The property was designed by the owner himself, a famous dutch writer and music producer. Find out more here.

Valued at £1,512,605 at the time of filming.