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Charming Apartments with Great Character and Wonderful Views in Cantabria Villa - La Casuca (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/6)

Tudes, Cantabria, Spain
  • Apartment645 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

8 Apartments in Tudes, Liébana, Picos de Europa, Cantabria, Northern Spain - Quiet, Pretty Mountain Village, An hour from Coast

The apartments are fully independent, spacious, well equipped and furnished to a very high standard. The decoration includes murals based on medieval illustrations. There are excellent views of the Picos mountains. Communal areas include a large pool, gardens and a social room. Tudes is sunny and picturesque and its 30-odd inhabitants can still be seen herding their cattle and sheep through its streets. "A quintessential mountain village with its customs and traditional architecure well preserved in a magnificent natural setting" (in the words of the judges of the Village of the Year competition). There is a delightful tavern (under the same ownership as La Casa). The area is a walker's paradise.

Property Manager

Lucía Ibañez Mier

Member Since 2006
Response time:
within a few days
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 21, 2018
About Lucía Ibañez Mier

La Casa is a former farmstead sensitively restored and adapted to create top quality self-catering accommodation.

Lucía Ibañez Mier purchased this Apartment in 2003

Why Lucía Ibañez Mier chose Tudes

The rustic atmosphere and character of the centuries-old property have been preserved with modern amenities added.

What makes this Apartment unique

Enclosed within its own wall, it is a village within a village.


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        Bedroom with two single beds.
      • Bedroom 2
        The second bedroom, with large double bed.
      • Windows looking onto Picos de Europa.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • The bathroom has a small bath, shower and wash basin.

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Near The Ocean
        • Rural
        • Village


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Linens Provided
                • Fireplace
                • Heating
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Hair Dryer
                • Living Room
                • Parking
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine
                • Wood Stove


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Kitchen
                      Kitchen appliances include washing machine, dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, fridge, kettle and toaster.
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Pantry Items
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Child's Highchair
                        • Dining
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 4 people


                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                            • Pool Table
                            • Television
                            • Toys
                            • Video Library


                                • Balcony
                                • Deck / Patio
                                • Lawn / Garden

                                  Pool / Spa

                                    • Communal Pool
                                    • Outdoor Pool


                                        • playground
                                        • autumn foliage
                                        • churches
                                        • forests
                                        • museums
                                        • caves
                                        • rain forests
                                        • recreation center
                                        • restaurants
                                        • ruins
                                        • waterfalls

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • bird watching
                                            • eco tourism
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • outlet shopping
                                            • paddle boating
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • Babysitter
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • laundromat
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • mountaineering
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • ice skating
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                    • equestrian events
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • ski lift privileges
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • spelunking
                                                    • whitewater rafting


                                                        • Notes on accommodation: The establishment consists in total of 8 apartments, of 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms. All have central heating (as well as a wood-burning stove in the lounge). The apartments are suitable for children. The availability calendar relates to all the apartments in La Casa de las Chimeneas ie it shows La Casuca as available if it at least one of the five two (or three)-bedroom apartments is unlet; and Arboles as available if at least one of the three one-bedroom apartments is unlet. The water comes straight from a mountain spring. While we like it, and to date no guests have experienced problems with it, you may wish to consider buying bottled water for drinking. You will find an information pack on your arrival which includes details of services in the area and activities, and descriptions showing half a dozen walks that can be done from the village. In July an August we normally allow an overall maximum of 5 people in La Casuca and 4 in Arboles. Pets not allowed. Outside: The communal area of the establishment includes an attractive, curved infinity pool, 13 metres at its longest and 4 metres at its widest, a wooden-roofed entrance with seating beneath, ideal for enjoying a quiet drink, terraced and garden areas (with a table football and other games) and a social room with pool table, large screen TV, DVDs, games, maps, information leaflets, a small library, and free Internet access with WIFI. There are swings in the village square.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          2 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          So peaceful

                                                          Susan M.Dalkeith

                                                          This was just perfect for us. Peaceful except for distant cow bells and fantastic views across the Picos. Our accommodation was ideal, comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen and a terrace to sit and read on. A welcome bottle of wine. Lots of walks from the village itself. Potes is a lovely little town and we were there during some sort of fiesta. Supermarkets for all foodstuffs and plently of choice for eating out. The taberna in Tudes was convenient for a drink and meal.

                                                          Uma estadia para recordar por boas razões...

                                                          Pedro N.

                                                          Uma casa muito simpática bastante bem equipada e com uma localização deslumbrante.

                                                          A realidade é ainda melhor do que as fotografias.

                                                          Acordar num local destes é algo que não se esquece.

                                                          Uma experiência que se pode recomendar.

                                                          Apenas um reparo. Na divulgação no site HomeAway, por onde fiz a marcação, seria útil colocar nas fotografias a correspondência com a respectiva casa.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Querido Pedro,

                                                          Ha sido un verdadero placer pasar estos días contigo y tu maravillosa familia.

                                                          Esperamos volveros a tener con nosotros en un futuro.

                                                          Muchas gracias y un saludo

                                                          Lucía Ibáñez Mier


                                                          Tudes, Cantabria, Spain

                                                          Coast/Beach: Tudes is 25 miles from the Cantabrian coast, where there are many good, sandy beaches. The journey by car takes about an hour. Travel: Airports: Santander (70 miles, 1 1/2 hours by car). There are Ryanair flights to and from Stansted. Asturias (Oviedo) (85 miles, 1 3/4 hours by car). Easyjet flights to and from Stansted. Bilbao (130 miles. 2 1/2 hours by car). Easyjet, BA and Iberia flights. Ferries: There are Plymouth-Santander and Portsmouth-Bilbao crossings. You can reach Tudes by bus (from Santander) and taxi (from Potes) but a car is recommended. Distances: Tudes is 6 miles (10 minutes by car) from Potes, the main market town and centre of local life. It is 8 miles from the Santa Toribio Monastry (where the largest surviving piece of Christ's cross is held), 10 miles from La Hermida Gorge and 20 miles from the Fuente De cable car. Further Details: In our bar acroass the road - La Taberna del Ingles - you can have breakfast lunch or dinner (in the form of light meals or snacks), play pool or darts, visit the centuries-old kitchen preserved as a mini museum - as well, of course, as having a drink! The nearest shops and restaurants are in Potes and La Vega (both a 10 minute drive). There is a full range of services (including supermarkets, banks etc) in Potes. For those who wish to do more than just relax and sample the local cuisine there are many activities available including: - going up the Fuente De cable car - walking (with a number of lovely walks that can be done from Tudes itself; we provide descriptions). - visiting nearby villages (there are over 50 delightful villages and hamlets in the valleys and lower mountain slopes, which still live predominantly from farming). - birdwatching (there is a great wealth of bird life, and also of wild animals and wild flowers). - horse-riding. - cycling. - mountaineering. - canoeing. - hang-gliding. - quads and 4 x 4 - visiting the coast


                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Booking Notes: All bookings are to be made direct with the owners. A 30% deposit is payable at the time of booking, the balance at the end of the holiday. Changeover Day: As far as possible we are flexibille on changeover day, and the exact length of stay. Arrival time: normally not before 14.00. Departure time: normally 12.00.

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                                                          For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                          Property # 8010465 3339698