Our fully renovated farmhouse is over 100 years old and is situated in a quiet rural position on the unspoilt coastline of Cantabria. We sit on over 13 acres and the grounds have been landscaped to provide plenty of space to relax and enjoy the uninterrupted views of the Cantabrian Sea and surrounding countryside.
We are within walking distance is the medieval town of Santillana del Mar and the Altamira National Museum which is considered to be one of Europe's leading museums of prehistory. Locally you'll also discover any number of colourful fishing villages and gorgeous sandy beaches blissfully free of crowds.
To keep the kids entertained we've an area set aside from the house for ball games. There's also a trampoline, table tennis table and a basketball hoop. We also have boogie boards, buckets and spades and sun umbrellas for the beach.
We're a family of four and originally from Berkshire, England. We also live within the property and we're always happy to offer help and advice during your stay whilst, at the same time, respecting your privacy. Please take the time to read our reviews as we try to offer more than just a roof over your head.
The spectacular Picos de Europa (Peaks of Europe) mountain range, to the south west of us, is one of the best places in Spain for hiking, climbing and various other outdoor pursuits. For those more interested in history and culture Cantabria is a treasure trove of medieval villages, ancient monuments, grandiose architectural gems and well-preserved prehistoric cave paintings. One of the region’s most precious assets is the Altamira Cave where huge multi-coloured paintings dating back 15,000 years adorn the ceiling. These days access to the cave is severely restricted but you can see a recreation of the paintings at the Altamira National Museum which is only a 15 minute walk from us. Forty five minutes drive from us is the Cabarceno Nature Reserve which is one of Cantabria’s top visitor attractions. Here you'll find all sorts of endangered and exotic creatures from five continents roaming semi-wild. The park is home to more than 500 species including elephants, leopards, bears and lions.
Whatever your level, beginner or expert, Cantabria offers a wide range of either on-road or off-road cycling. For those in search of steep trails and wild off-road routes the Picos de Europa mountain range is only an hour away. Local to us you'll find traffic free trails suitable for all ages and abilities. We can provide a safe place for your bike, cleaning facilities, general tools and, for adventurous couples, a Cannondale mountain bike tandem to explore with.
For those wishing to improve their Spanish language we can organise private tuition for all ages. If you’re considering a more permanent move to Cantabria we can provide advice about such things as residency, employment, property purchase and health care. We can also help by providing introductions to local English speaking builders, architects, estate agents, independent solicitors and council representatives. Please feel free to phone for more details.