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La Ardilla, Cottage In Rolling Hills, Close To The Atlantic Ocean

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

´La Ardilla´ Cottage in Cartes, Cantabria, Spain - Rustic & Cosy Cottage In An Idyllic And Peaceful Location With Lovely Views

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. Easy to access, parking on your doorstep, the use of a car is recommended. Surrounded by farmland, forests and with mountain views. Feel yourself surrounded by nature in this gorgeous landscape of green rolling hills. The property is completely private, set on its own very large plot of over 7 acres of land with a small stream and enjoys lovely views. Ideal for those who just want to escape to an idyllic location and relax or those who are looking for adventure. The property is located in a quiet and natural surrounding, at 1 km from the village of San Miguel de Cohicillos. The town Cartes, at 5km, is worth visiting for its beautiful medieval ´Camino Real´ connecting it to the even so beautifully village of Riocorvo.


Owner
Judith Buijvoets Ankone
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2017

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

Amenities

Cartes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: This property sleeps a maximum of 4 people The Master bedroom has a Queen-size bed. The second bedroom has 2 single beds. The master bedroom is on one single level with the bathroom, the other bedroom is accessed by stairs. A cot is available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Warm and inviting apartment, in a charming rustic country house set in a truly picturesque location offering fantastic views over the rural countryside and mountains, peace and tranquillity. Attached to the main house but accessed independently. Swimming pool available from may to september. Free WiFi. To guarantee our guests comfort, there is a max. of 4 sleeps. This is a non-smoking cottage. Pets are welcome but please check with the owner before bringing. Outside: Easy to access, parking on your doorstep, the use of a car is recommended. Terrace, table with four chairs, barbecue and badminton table. The balcony and terrace are very pleasant areas, surrounded by farmland, forests and with mountain views. Sit there and feel yourself surrounded by nature in this gorgeous landscape of green rolling hills. Balcony, Pergola , Lawn , Terrace (covered), Swimming pool, Orchard , Garden, Stream, Forest / woods, views Garden table, Garden chairs, Sun recliner, Table-tennis table. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bath towels and bed linen included. Other: The second bedroom is on another level and accessed by stairs, all the rest of the apartment is on one single level.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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La Ardilla, Cottage In Rolling Hills, Close To The Atlantic Ocean
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews
5

A beautiful place with nice hosts

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying in the cottage. It is a very pretty cottage in a beautiful part of Spain. It's very green and less expensive. The owners were very sensible and kind too. We cooked every evening. Perhaps we should have brought aprons and a peeler and grater. There are a lot of nice places and a few good supermarkets one can visit easily by car.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Quiet and Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I, and our two dogs, stayed at Judith and Martin’s “San Cipriano” cottage for two nights in March. The accommodation is reflected accurately in the pictures and description provided. The unit was very clean, appointed with all that we required, the bed was comfortable, the shower worked well and was spacious, and there was plenty of hot water. The house grew from the restoration of ruins and shows particularly fine woodwork and craftsmanship.

The location is very quiet and scenic. The inside and outside spaces, including the enclosed yard for guests (and particularly their dogs), are well thought out and provided us with plenty of room. The covered outdoor eating area and car park are very convenient when it rains.

While the location is best suited for those traveling by a car, a wide variety of interesting sites and activities can be found within a short distance. There are plenty of informational brochures and maps of the local area in the unit.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corvallis, Oregon, USA
5

Wonderful home in the country of Northern Spain

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this home in the countryside of Northern Spain, south of Santander. It was really great to be in a rural location, especially one in such a scenic spot. The home had a very comfortable feeling with antiques and beautiful art work by the owner's father on the walls. Comfortable living and dining area and good beds. The kitchen was small but had everything we needed. Judith was so kind and welcoming offering eggs and chestnuts from her garden. Also making arrangements for a tour to the caves for us. We felt like we were in a real home with real warmth and real people. I wish I could see them again. We even made friends with their dogs. I will have great memories of our stay here. Judith also offered great advice on places to visit. Picos of Europe and many coastal towns with wonderful old towns to visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

An appartment, which is part of the owners' home. Rustic and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

A lovely holiday home with an owner that was friendly and helpful. Judith went out of her way to make our stay as pleasant as possible. The property was clean and comfortable with the antique furniture giving it a rural farmhouse feel. We loved sitting on the balcony watching the sun rise over the mountains or having a leisurely lunch in the garden under the shade of the The kitchen was limited to a gas hob and microwave ( so no oven) but this did not really make any difference to us. Our only disappointment was the hard beds.

We enjoyed going into Cartes to the bank, baker or for coffee (although no longer any food store there unfortunately) and this was approximately 20minutes down a winding road.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely welcome and a great place to relax and explore Spain's northern coast

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant stay at La Ardilla - Judith and her family were very welcoming and the accommodation was inviting, relaxing and well appointed. The location is great for exploring the local hills and the coastal towns and beaches. Good links to major roads made travel further afield easy too. Supermarkets are within a drive of 15 minutes or so. On site, the private garden, trampoline and the shared pool and table tennis table meant that our two boys genuinely enjoyed being at La Ardilla as much as the time we spent on the beaches! The sounds in the garden range from wind in the trees to donkeys braying in the valley and cattle bells on the hills all around. Would love to return sometime (sooner rather than later we hope) - thanks so much Judith & family!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nottingham
5

Stunning Location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week's stay, we noticed the house as soon as we turned onto the track, set back in stunning acres and breathtaking views.

Judith was an excellent host we only saw her when needed too which wasn't often. The shared pool was a welcome delight after a hard day at one of the many beautiful beaches.

Truly stunning would recommend to one and all... Our only gripe was the weather but even so sharing a glass it wine overlooking the views while feeding the ponies an apple took our mind off the rain!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Santander Parayas
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Cartes/Riocorvo
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Santander
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
San Vicente de la Barquera - Liencres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Torrelavega
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A67/A8
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Cartes/Riocorvo
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Picos de Europa - Alto Campoo
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Suances - La Concha
Car: recommended

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.

Coast/Beach:

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. The property is ideally located to explore the breathtaking natural beauty of the Northern coast of Spain.

Travel:

Cars can be hired at Bilbao or Santander airports or you can bring your own car on the Ferry to Santander, Bilbao or Asturias.

Distances:

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.

Further Details:

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 villages.

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Rates & Availability

Cartes Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2016 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$65
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$82
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$93
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$65
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We ask our guests a deposit of 25% of the total price of their stay, payable by bank transfer or PayPal.
The balance due can be paid in person once you arrived at the cottage, or if you prefer, it can be transferred by bank or PayPal before your arrival.
For payments of the entire balance through PayPal, please add a 3,4%.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible as well as the number of nights you would like to stay. Only in July and August, and if the days coincide with departures and arrivals then guests are asked to vacate the property by 11am and new guests to enter after 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices are in Euro, per night. (not per person) Max. 4 sleeps.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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