|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
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Lovely private self catering 19th century stone house. The only house available in the heart of this picturesque Cantabrian village.
*Voted prettiest village in Cantabria.
Cottage is situated only 1 min walk from the luxurious Spa & Water Temple and only 2 mins drive from Monte El Castillo, the oldest caves in the world.
Two choices of accommodation available - Studio apartment sleeps 2 or the whole cottage including the apartment sleeping up to 6 adults.
Lovingly restored by ourselves to its former glory and carefully decorated with attention to detail, creating an atmosphere of gracious charm and tranquillity.
Being surrounded by nature, its the ideal place to have a rest far from the bustle of big cities.Our aim is to offer our guests special and unforgettable moments in a charming place.....
Locally you'll discover any number of quaint fishing villages and gorgeous sandy beaches, free of crowds.
We are a family of three and originally from Cheshire, England. We're always happy to offer help and advice during your stay whilst, at the same time, respecting your privacy.
In the village of Puente viesgo there are numerous picnic/bbq areas along the river bank.
Only 1 min walk from the house you have the free 5 a-side/basketball pitch.
The whole area is bicycle friendly with plenty of cycle paths leading to the nearby villages of Vargas with its leisure centre (Indoor pool, tennis courts, gym etc..) and Ontaneda which has a great outdoor summer pool and the best ice cream parlour in the whole of Spain!
Please take the time to read our reviews as we try to offer a little more than just a roof over your head.
El Puente forms part of a heritage site in the town of Puente Viesgo, just 28 km from Santander and close to the Pas towns of Santillana del Mar and Carbárceno. It lies in a beautiful nature spot close to the river Pas and the prehistoric caves of Puente Viesgo.
Mount 'El Castillo' in Puente Viesgo is the location of the most significant Palaeolithic heritage site in Europe.
Things to see: 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. Mount 'El Castillo' in Puente Viesgo is the location of the most significant Palaeolithic heritage site in Europe, consisting of the caves of El Castillo, Las Monedas, La Pasiega and Las Chimeneas. A modern interpretation centre provides an enjoyable and educational insight into prehistory. The Cabarceno Nature Reserve, twenty minutes drive from us, is one of Cantabria’s top visitor attractions with its safari park where endangered exotic creatures from five continents roam semi-wild. The park is home to more than 500 species including elephants, leopards, bears and lions.
Cycling In Cantabria: 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 will find traffic free trails suitable for all ages and abilities.
The area is perfect for Hiking and Cycling with plenty of foot and cycle routes. Bicycles available to use free of charge.
Also nearby cycling, surfing, wind-surfing, fishing, swimming, tennis, horse riding.
Why not treat yourself...: Discover the Water Temple: A new spa in space with a large dynamic pool, saunas, baths, contrast baths ... created for you by the Gran Hotel Balneario de Puente Viesgo.
A whole world of feelings and welfare, at your disposal.
No need to be a Hotel guest and only 1 minute walk from the apartment.
Jacuzzi 38 º C
19 º C cold well
Pool 32 º C
Jacuzzi 32 º C
38ºC 38 º C outdoor jacuzzi
Many thanks for the good services and hospitality you gave us. The apartment was very nice and had everything we needed. We have enjoyed the advise for trips, the use of the bikes and our nice talks together. All the best for you in the future with your family, your work and the rent of your holiday home - which we will recommend to others in Holland.
Ben & Yoke
The hosts make you feel totally welcome, and stayed in touch offering suggestions .The house has been lovingly renovated and has everything you could need! We needed a downstairs bedroom so we rented the apartment as well as the house. A great house for someone with a disability. We would recommend it to a family or group of friends.In a country with a shortage of parking spaces this house has a private parking space right in front of it. Amazing! The weather allowed us to have breakfasts and cocktails or dinner on the table on the patio. Across the street is the big 5 star hotel where we treated ourselves to afternoon tea in their lounge, and across from the hotel is their Cafeteria with tables overlooking a great verandah and while having huge portions of fried Calamari ( known in Spain as Rabas) we watched wedding parties down the hill in the Gazebo. The walk along the river on the covered RR tracks offered enjoyable place for evening strolls, and chance to watch the families swim in the various swimming holes created by the river Pas and it's Falls.
Had most enjoyable meals at El Marques, overlooking the river. Fresh fish and the best Pulpo legs ( Octopus) we had in 2 weeks in Spain.
Note** Yes, parking is a problem everywhere but supermarket parking lots! You have to be ready to pay for parking. By US standards it is not expensive, but looking for a parking spot could ruin your visit)
Just a 2 minute drive from the house are the El Castillo Caves . The oldest site of cave drawings in the world! And one of the few caves where you are allowed to visit the actual caves ( with a guide of course). Most of the other caves are resorting to offering a simulation of the cave in order to preserve it. Awe inspiring, comes closest to describing the experience of being in the caves. Like being in a timeless cathedral.
From the house, we could drive 20 minutes to visit nearby beaches , at Camillas ( where you can see the first house designed by Gaudi, ) or a bit longer at St, Vincente de la Barquera. For a wonderful day trip go to Santander. Take the Hop on Hop Off bus to learn about and see the playground of the Spanish Royals, see the wonderful architecture of this elegant city, spend time on their beach, take a short ferry ride to Pedrenas to have lunch of grilled gloriously fresh fish from one of the two restaurants just across from the ferry dock. We visited Guggenheim in Bilbao, 1hour+ drive , on good higways with great views.
Lovely location for our family holiday with a wide variety of things to do nearby. For example caves, lovely beaches, pretty towns, wildlife park, cycle path to outdoor pool and high ropes course. We booked some canoeing and climbing activities in the Picos de Europa mountains which are about 80 mins away. There is a spa pool in the hotel opposite which is really nice but expensive. Helpful and friendly hosts. House was nice. We brought kids bikes with us and used the two adult bikes that were free to use with the property. Bikes need a bit of maintenance but were usable.
We were met by Andy and Denise on arrival at their delightful former farm house in the hill village of Puente Viesgo, about half an hours drive south of Santander. The green Cantabrian hills (mountains) which surround the little village are truly stunning.
The cottage a former farm house, is very well equipped in fact we can't think of a single item we could have reasonably asked for. A family of up to six would feel quite comfortable in the three bedrooms and as we were a party of just two it was quite luxurious.
Andy and Denise gave us a run down on some of the best places to visit and to eat. It was a really nice thing to do as we were able to benefit from their 10 plus years in the area... It also probably saved us several hours of planning. During the week we worked through the list Andy gave us but didn't manage to do much more than half of it but hey there is always the next time.
All too quickly our week was over but it was one we will long remember and to the question would we go back our answer is yes, yes, yes.
We have just returned from a fabulous stay at Andy and Denise’s beautiful
house in Puente Viesgo. As a family of five we are not always easy to
accommodate however there was ample room for us here such that we each had
our own space with some left over. The house looks traditional but has all
of the modern comforts such as wifi, TV and DVD, microwave... It is
spacious, clean and comfortable. There is a lovely outdoor patio area as
well as a balcony off the master bedroom. We enjoyed meals outside at the
house when not eating out in various establishments nearby. Cantabria is
Spain’s breadbasket; meat, fish, dairy, fruit and veg are all of a great
quality and taste real. Food preparation is often simple but given the
quality of the ingredients is all that is needed. Prices are very
competitive such that the five of us could all have a three course meal
with bread and wine for 50 euros, which at the current exchange rate is
less than £35. There is a lot to do nearby; the Cave of El Castillo in
Puente Viesgo is a great experience and much better than the famous
Altamira ones nearby. Bikes at the house as well as extras rented from the
hotel across the street meant that we could cycle to the village of
Ontaneida and have a dip in the pool before going on to sample the cheese
ice-cream (which merited a return visit!). The river walk in Puente Viesgo
itself is stunning and the river was teeming with fish. Beaches are too
numerous to mention but the ones that stood out were the beaches west of
Liencres (Playa de Valdearenas) and Oyambre, East of San Vicente de la
Barquera (also worth a visit). Returning to the house in the evening was
always a pleasure- lovely views, comfy sofas, wine in the fridge... we’ll
be back! I can’t recommend it highly enough
Thanks so much for a wonderful stay. The cottage was spacious, clean and comfortable with a lovely garden. Our hosts Andy and Denise were welcoming, hospitable and always available to deal with any queries or offer advice on the surrounding area. This part of Cantabria has loads of amazing beaches, great countryside and interesting places to visit - we could have done with longer than a week!
Great house and in the mornings the balcony with its view just invited us to linger.
The nearby nature is simply outstanding and the people ever so friendly.
Food and wine in abundance, great value for money.
Highly recommend this for a stay in "non typical" Spain.
The tiny autonomous region of Cantabria in northern Spain is one of the Iberian Peninsula’s hidden jewels and largely overlooked by the mass market tourist industry. Most British holidaymakers arriving by ferry at the Cantabrian capital of Santander only catch a glimpse of this gorgeous region through the car window as they pass through en route to one of the coasts. The Cantabrian climate supports a breath taking array of landscapes ranging from spectacular mountains bedecked with flower-filled meadows to lush green valleys and dense forests which provide a safe haven for some of the country’s few remaining wild wolves and bears. There are plenty superb sandy beaches which never suffer the over-crowding of Spain’s eastern and southern coastlines, hidden coves and pretty fishing villages to be found along the Cantabrian coastline. Fresh seafood is prominent on local menus and there are some exceptional dining spots to be found locally.
Golf: Golf - Abra de Pas (Mogro) only 20 min. away.
Green fee for Adult (non member)
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May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
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