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Three spacious Olmares apartments in the Picos de Europa - Terrace Apartment

Pesaguero, Cantabria, Spain
  • Apartment538 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Olmares apartments in Picos de Europa, Cantabria, Spain

Comfort is the by-word – high quality twin beds, duvets, cotton sheets, soft towels with central heating throughout but cool in summer. Fully equipped kitchen, high pressure shower, heated towel-rails etc. This part of the Liébana Valley remains unspoilt with first rate walking, climbing, bird-watching and wild flowers. The coast with its white sandy beaches is only an hour away through the dramatic Hermida Gorge. Doing nothing is a definite option. We call it “Basieda Disease”.

Owner

Richard Beazley

Member Since 2014
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 04, 2018
About Richard Beazley

We are in our 60s and live in a nearby apartment - there to help but not to intrude!

Richard Beazley purchased this Apartment in 2002

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Twin beds

        Bathrooms

        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

          Location Type

            • Mountain
            • Rural
            • Village

              Theme

                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Tumble Dryer
                        • Washing Machine

                          Kitchen

                            • Coffee Maker
                              cafetiere
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                              with grill
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster

                              Dining

                                • Dining Area

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Books
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library

                                      Outside

                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill

                                          Suitability

                                            • not suitable for children

                                              Attractions

                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • churches
                                                • forests
                                                • pond
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • paragliding

                                                          Notes

                                                            • Notes on accommodation: There is a separate laundry room and drying area. There is also a separate communal sitting room used by all our guests. This beautiful room with picture windows has a mezzanine floor with giant tv. and dvd player with a small library of paperbacks and books for improving your Spanish. On the main floor there is a library of reference books on birds, wildflowers, mushrooms, moths and butterflies etc. together with guide books on walking, biking and maps covering the area. Not suitable for young children. Those over 12 by prior agreement only. Free Wifi is available in the courtyard and in the communal sitting room. Internet access is available free at the local Ayuntamiento (Council building 3Km). more info on olmres.com

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              4 Reviews

                                                              5/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              heaven

                                                              anna t.

                                                              We cannot fault this property - immaculate, comfortable and well equipped. We needed somewhere to unwind and re-charge our batteries, and this was it! Richard and Suzanne where so kind and helpful - the views were stunning, and apart from a couple of walks, we sat and stared! We had a terrace apartment - if you are sensitive to noise, maybe it would be better to request a balcony room, but I think we were probably unlucky in that the folk above us had hob nail boots on most of the time - not the hosts fault AT ALL! A lovely place to stay, and we will definitely return asap.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you and welcome back any time! Hobnail boots - this is a first! However we will add a note in their folder asking people in the balcony apartments not to wear hard soled shoes on the chestnut floors.

                                                              Stunning Mountain Retreat

                                                              SylviaChester

                                                              We loved our stay in this cosy apartment with amazing mountain views. Eagles and vultures flying over and lovely rainbows, cowbells ringing; a very beatifull place

                                                              Richard was a very thoughtfull host. We appreciated the heating after a 9 hour drive from the south. We are looking forward to visiting again as soon as possible.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you Sylvia!

                                                              Hope to see you again soon.

                                                              Lovely getaway in the Picos

                                                              Heiko V.Koeln, Germany

                                                              Olmares apartments are very clean and well furnished. They are located in a small and quiet town. They are owned by very nice British people that live on the premises. They were always accessible to us when we had questions. There is a very nice common room that is open to all people staying at Olmares. There we found an extensive set of recommendations for activities around Olmares. An impressive array of washing machines is available. There are very genuine and Very nice restaurants close to Olmares. Especially we enjoyed the restaurant Abejo in Dos Amantes owned by two brothers.

                                                              There are great walks in the hills around Olmares with spectacular views. We purchased a book describing these walks from the owners of Olmares. We never met another person on the walks and sometimes a compass came in handy to assure us of the correct route. There is no real city close. The closest is Potes, a 20 minutes drive. It is a rather touristish town with souvenir shops. We didn't like it too much except for shopping for food and Internet access. We had looked for a calm and quiet place that offered activities in nature as well as a retreat from daily city life. At Olmares we certainly found that! We definitely plan to come back.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you Heiko - see you again!

                                                              Ferienaufenthalt in Basieda

                                                              Jutta H.

                                                              Wir verbrachten eine Woche in der Ferienwohnung in Basieda, genossen die Ruhe inmitten einer herrlichen Landschaft. Der Blick von der Terrasse auf die umliegenden Berge war traumhaft schön; die Ferienwohnung selbst geräumig, gut gepflegt und komfortabel. Im Aufentshaltsraum stand den Gästen jede Menge gut sortiertes Informationsmaterial zur Verfügung und auch der Eigentümer stand uns jeder Zeit mit Rat und Tat zur Seite. Die Angaben im Online-inserat waren absolut verlässlich, wir waren in keinster Weise enttäuscht und können die Unterkunft bedenkenlos weiterempfehlen.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you Jutta and Heiner

                                                              Location

                                                              Pesaguero, Cantabria, Spain

                                                              Olmares in Basieda is ideally situated in the Liébana Valley between the National Parks of the Picos de Europa and Fuentes Carrionas in the Cordillera Cantabrica and is just an hour from some great beaches. For shopping Potes is 15km away. The Liébana Valley: The wildlife and flowers here are varied and wonderful. The local walks from your doorstep are excellent. There are several restaurants close by and the locals are friendly – always ready to help and advise. The Picos de Europa National Park: is justly famous for its natural beauty though it has become somewhat crowded in the season. Activities include birdwatching (the wallcreeper in particular), walking, climbing, horseriding, canoeing, canyon ascending and lots more. Fuente De with its cable car ascent is famous. The mountains are high – Torre de Cerredo is the highest at 2,648m. Fuentes Carrionas: part of the Cordillera Cantabrica are much more of a back to nature experience. This Park is not nearly as commercialized and as a result has a special subtle attractiveness. The scenery is more open, the walking a little easier and the wildlife and flowers equally, if not more, wonderful. Because it’s quieter bears roam the high places at peace with the world. The highest Peak is Peña Prieta at 2,575m. Peter Walker, the well-known environmentalist, has written an inspiring guide including this region – ‘Walking in the Cordillera Cantabrica’ . The Sea: There are 2 roads from the Liébana Valley to the sea. The usual one through the dramatic Hermida Gorge is a little shorter but much busier than the Polaciones road. The Polaciones road takes you through some spectacular scenery and ancient villages of historical interest. Basieda is about half way between the 2 routes. Touring: There are many wonderful drives with Basieda as the convenient centre base. Take the West to León and Asturias. The East to the Meseta with its Romanesque churches (the largest concentration in all Europe – details in our communal ‘salon’) and on to historic Burgos. Or take in the Roman ruins close to Aguilar de Campoo, some golden orioles and a very good restaurant for lunch! Further South drive through villages skirting the mountains and then home by the famous reservoir at Riaño. Take a picnic or eat in any of the great restaurants on your route. We can give you a travel account number which will give you a discount of 20% when booking a Brittany Ferries crossing to Santander or Bilbao.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Damage Deposit
                                                              $74
                                                              Tax Rate
                                                              10%

                                                              Booking Notes: We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm the booking and the balance is payable on arrival. In the event of cancellation less than 8 weeks before your stay the deposit is not refundable. Changeover Day: Changeover day is flexible and we can give you a travel account number which will give you a discount of 20% when booking a Brittany Ferries crossing to Santander or Bilbao. (25% until 31/10/2014) Notes on prices: Prices are for the apartment and not per person. Also your stay with us can normally start on any day of the week to allow you to take advantage of cheaper mid-week airfares. There is a refundable deposit of €60 for the small apartments and €120 for the 2 bedroom apartment against breakages or extra cleaning.

                                                              $95avg/night
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                                                              For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                              Property # 8143449 3442673

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