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18th century restored watermill set on a river with orchards and forest area

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom over two floors with spacious kitchen living room

Situated in the Picos de Europa National Park, Molino la Fria boasts an extensive garden with fruit trees, terrace, and a play area for children.

This 18th century mill house is spread over two floors, the joint living and kitchen area includes TV, oven, microwave. There is a separate laundry room.

The house has one twin and two double bedrooms, one of them with en suite bathroom. There are three bathrooms in total equipped with a bath tub and hairdryer.

Bullon river runs through the grounds of the mill, creating a small natural pool where bathing is possible in the summer. The property also offers barbecue facilities.

The surrounding area is popular for hiking, cycling, horse riding, rafting, kayaking, as well as other activities.The famous medieval market town of Potes is just ten minutes drive away, the Cantabrian sea coast is approximately twenty five miles away and the capital city Santander is about one and a half hours away by car.

More Details

Property Manager
Gema Doce
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Gema Doce

The mill has been in my family for generations although it was in ruin when I restored it several years ago.

I have a family and my children love it there when on holidays.

I live in Palma de Mallorca and my mother and brother look after the house and guests, my brother Alfonso speaks perfect English and will greet you when you arrive.


Pesaguero Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • ensuite 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting


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18th century restored watermill set on a river with orchards and forest area
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Great location, full of character.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous 5* location alongside a shallow river with a fun swimming hole (a bit chilly in August!). Bedrooms comfortable and lots of character throughout the property. Living space good though kitchen area is small - but fine for simple meals. Tableware could do with updating (cutlery and a few more cereal bowls). A great sense of being away from it all yet only 10 minutes from Potes. The children loved the 'soft archery' set provided and exploring along the river and on the hillside. The access is steep and narrow and turning space limited but you get used to it. Quite tight for a large car.

We really loved our stay. It is quirky, peaceful and the retention of many of the mill's features is interesting. Any 'negatives' here are my honest opinions. It is not a modern property so don't expect everything to be state of the art. It is a great place to unwind in privacy

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An excellent location for visiting the Picos de Europa.

  • 3 of 5

A fantastic location for visiting the Picos de Europa. We loved feeling in the middle of nowhere and yet being ten minutes from the town of Potes with its lovely restaurants and supermarket.

We enjoyed having our own river and mini waterfall, but we found it rather too cold for swimming! We used the local campsite for a swimming pool and had a wonderful afternoon at the Spa de Picos which we stumbled across when walking near the Hotel del Oso Cosgaya.

The bedrooms are well set out and the house facilities are fine although the kitchen is rather limited. We would have liked a bigger oven and dishwasher.

The family are extremely attentive and helpful, even helping us drive our car up the steep driveway upon leaving as our car had overheated!

We greatly enjoyed a relaxing break.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Restored Watermill near Potes

  • 4 of 5

What a cool space. Tucked away down a steep driveway off the small local highway, we might as well have been five miles from the nearest road. No street noise, no disturbances. A very interesting old stone structure, refurbished and able to accommodate five of us very comfortably. The kitchen was small by American standards, but well equipped and fine for our needs for a few days. The kids loved swimming in the swimming hole in the stream that runs right by the house. Potes, about 5 miles away, was filled in late July with visitors from around Spain, but not too many apparent foreigners. The mountains are spectacular, the cable at Fuente De a death-defying experience for those of us not fond of heights, but the walk through the mountains filled with sheep and goats and bulls and cows was so worth the fright! The master bedroom leaked during a rain storm, but it did not fall on the bed and Gemma's mother said they intended to get it fixed soon when a repair person was available.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In een woord geweldig!

  • 5 of 5

Het huis is goed gerenoveerd. De bedden waren uitstekend, de douches wat laag maar verder prima en de keuken klein maar zeker in combinatie met de BBQ buiten ruim voldoende voor ons.

Het huis is binnen wat donker door de dikke muren maar daardoor ook goed koel te houden.

Het terras, de tuin en de rest van het terrein zijn prachtig. Veel bloemen, vlinders, hagedissen, libellen en zelfs een hert gespot op eigen terrein.

De rivier is super leuk om in te spelen en even te zwemmen want het water stroomt goed door en is daardoor schoon maar wel koud.

Onze verhuurders hebben we niet gezien maar wel regelmatig contact gehad via de mail. Ze reageerden steeds snel en hulpvaardig.

De omgeving is prachtig en Potes een gezellige stad.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Zwolle. The Netherlands

Prachtige plek. Comfortabel. Goed uitgangspunt voor wandelingen in de Picos de Europa .

  • 5 of 5

Idyllische ligging in beekdal.

Watermolen museum in de benedenverdieping.

Zeer rustig.

Alles wat nodig is in de keuken en verder is voorhanden.

Centrale verwarming konden we niet gaande krijgen toen het koud was. Open haard gebruikt met zelf gesprokkeld hout. Ruime grondstuk met weiden en watervalletje geven een luxe gevoel.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
130 Kilometres
Santander, Brittany Ferries
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
San Vicente de la Barquera
Car: necessary

Great area for hiking, cycling and nature walks amongst a great variety of other activities. Medieval villages, churches and buildings will no doubt be of interest. You will be spoilt for choice.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.