Cottage in Cartes, Cantabria, Spain - Peaceful Location, Between the Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Judith Buijvoets Ankone
- english, french, german, spanish, dutch
About Judith Buijvoets Ankone
Originally we are from Holland. My husband and I fell in love with this beautifull region of northern Spain and decided to live there permantly. We purchased the property in 2001 and we are very hapy here with our 2 children who had 1 and 3 years of age when we went to Spain. We live within the property, at the other side of the house. We´re always happy to offer help and advice during your stay, whilst at the same time, respecting your privacy. We hope you will enjoy Cantabria just as much as we do.
Judith Buijvoets Ankone purchased this Cottage in 2001
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The property was a perfect size for our family
The property is well away from any traffuc and has wonderful views of the surrounding hills and trees. There is a lovely outdoor area, where enjoyed evening games wjth our family. There are no shops nearby, so ensure you have what you need. Inside is quite basic from a furniture point of view, but all cooking things you need, and a good shower. We would stay again.
Beautiful blissful stay
Fantastic location for Cantabria and Asturias's national parks, coast and mountains. Well equipped cosy, comfortable holiday let with stunning views. Tucked away in a peaceful, secluded valley surrounded by beautiful countryside but close enough to local amenities for food shopping and Autovia for sightseeing and daytrips. A private wing of their beautiful homestead complete with sheep and chickens, Judith and Martin couldn't do enough to make us feel comfortable. Thanks for the Lego for our four year old. Great for kids ( big field to run around in and pool (in season) Very memorable and happy family stay.
Very Very Nice
Judith was a great host and provided a very clean cosy apartment we only spent 3 nights but they were very enjoyable. Would highly recommend
Pros: amazing rural setting, complete with cows, sheep, donkeys and chickens. The owner was efficient and responsive throughout. She very kindly made a phone call for us as our Spanish was not good enough. A good center from which to see many wonderful sites. Small but adequate kitchen, ditto bathroom. Comfortable beds.
Cons: very steep, narrow stairs to bedrooms - would not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues. The rental shares paper-thin walls with the owners and another rental unit - which meant that we were at the mercy of their schedules and habits, although this was apparently not an issue for previous reviewers.
Thank you for your review and for highlighting some features of the cottage you liked less. I apologize for the noises from my other rental that you experienced. Although there are no thin walls in the building, your stay coincided with a family with an extremely vocal little child, sometimes crying at night or very early in the morning. I completely understand how this must have bothered you. I am really sorry and I will do my very best to avoid this from happening in the future.
It is clearly stated on the website that this rental is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. A photograph of the stairs that leads to the bedrooms is displayed in the gallery. It is indeed quite steep, although not too wide, with handrails on both sides for good gripp, and well illuminated.
Thanks again for your feedback, I was very nice having you as my guests.
Quiet retreat in the mountains
Comfortable villa with beautiful views of the mountains around. Eagles flying overhead, yet still quick to get into Torrelavega for supermarkets etc. and less than 30 minutes to beautiful sandy beaches (Oyambre was our favourite). Good for surfing, hiking and cycling (if you like cycling on very hilly roads!). Great welcoming hosts, always there if you need them but not intrusive. The villa sits within several acres of land with a few sheep and horses around to keep the grass down - the kids loved feeding them. There's even some woods accessible just across the lower field if you want to explore further.
Prachtige locatie.mooie uitzichten.vriendelijk onthaal
Heel rustig gelegen. Mooie uitzichten. Vriendelijk onthaal. Goed uitgerust huisje. Aangenaam verblijf
Bar/Restaurant: ´Mesón San Cipriano´ at 500 meters, walking distance. Traditional spanish cuisine, tapas. This is also the point from where the beautiful walks into the Ibio moutain range start.
Special interest holidays:
The Peaks of Europe with it´s snow clad peaks, beautiful forests, abundant wild flowers and tumbling waterfalls make this a naturalist's paradise. The Picos is home to over 70 mammal species including lynx, wolves and bears. It is ideal for bird-watchers with over 176 bird species including hawks, kites and eagles and 155 species of butterfly.
Many gorgeous sandy beaches to enjoy, for example La Concha´de Suances at 25 min. drive, a shell formed beach ideal for swimming and sun bathing.
Another Suances beach is Los Locos, more natural and famous for it's big waves, ideal for surfers. There is also the natural park of Liencres, a beautiful dune reserve with stunning beaches and pine tree woods, for long walks on the beach.
Cars can be hired at Bilbao or Santander airports or you can bring your own car on the ferries from Portsmouth or Plymouth.
The house is located in a quiet and natural surrounding, at 1km from the village of San Miguel de Cohicillos. The town Cartes, at 5km, is worth visiting for it´s beautiful medieval ´Camino Real´ connecting it to the even so beautifully village of Riocorvo. Santillana del Mar is at 15 min. Colourful fishing villages as Comillas, San Vicente de la Barquera at 25 min. Santander at 30min. Potes and ´Los Picos de Europa´ and Bilbao and he Guggenheim museum at one hours drive. Close to Cabárceno.
A delightful rustic cottage set in the foothills of the Ibio mountain range but only 20 minutes from the Atlantic beaches. Ideal for those who just want to escape to an idyllic location and relax or those who are looking for adventure.
The northern Spanish province of Cantabria forms a large part of the area known as Green Spain, a region far removed from the frenetic activity of Spain's southern resorts. It is easy to imagine that you are in an entirely different country. This is a traditional, still largely undiscovered Spain where countryside and coast combine to reward visitors with a truly unforgettable experience.
To wander the network of cobbled streets of medieval towns like Santillana del Mar or Potes has often been likened to entering a living museum. There's absolutely no doubt that Santillana is one of the most perfectly preserved medieval villages anywhere in Spain. All around us you'll find some of the most spectacularly beautiful countryside imaginable.
All along the Cantabrian coastline you'll also discover any number of gorgeous sandy beaches blissfully free of crowds.
The property is ideally located to explore the breathtaking natural beauty of the Northern coast of Spain.
If you like fish and seafood then San Vicente de la Barquera is the place for you. A lovely small fishing town with a castle on a hill, and a really long sandy beach. Loads of great fish restaurants. The proximity to the coast influences many aspects of life from the painted fishing boats in San Vicente and Llanes harbour to the range of local seafood available in restaurants and local shops. But you can also escape to the mountains, losing yourself on twisting mountain roads and discovering tiny remote village.