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Beautiful 17th C villa-manor house, minutes to beaches, near Comillas - Palacio

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Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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chateau / country house
Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Valdáliga Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

The 'Palacio de Hualle'. Wonderful gardens, views, close to restaurants

Beautiful, large 17thC villa-manor house, very comfortable and elegant, recently fully renovated to provide an unforgettable summer holiday rental on the green northern coast of Spain. The estate includes a vast park and gardens and a lovely little chapel. The big, beautifully decorated living room with fireplace and the dining room for twelve will provide the perfect setting for a gathering of family or friends. There are five spacious bedrooms as well as a study, TV room, small dining and several terraces, balconies and patios to enjoy the lovely views of green hills and fields with horses grazing nearby. A stream flows at the edge of the property where locals sometimes fish trout. This secluded village has one tiny café to try local sherry and “Serrano” ham, yet shops and restaurants with excellent seafood and meats and are less than 1km.away. Beautiful beaches are a 10 min drive away as are picturesque villages. Hike on ancient Roman Road in nearby hills, climb in Picos mountains.

Opera at Palacio de Hualle:

Opera Palacio de Hualle (Noches Líricas del Palacio de Hualle) will be held for the fifth season August 10 and 11, 2012. A beautiful concert in the covered patio of the Palacio, followed by a reception with a cocktail buffet and wines and sherry sponsored by Gonzalez Byass, producers of Tío Pepe pale dry sherry. Opera Palacio de Hualle is part of the Santander International Festival, one of the oldest and most prestigious summer festivals in Spain. The upcoming concert will be dedicated to baroque French opera. Four singers and five players will perform arias and pieces by composers such as Lully, Rameau, and Charpentier. The stonework of the tower and arches of the 17th C Palacio de Hualle serve as a beautiful backdrop for this exceptional and exclusive evening that celebrates early opera, Cantabrian countryside while opening to the public this beautiful manor house.

The Palacio de Hualle has been featured in various country house and decorator magazines.

Located in tiny village of Hualle: Note about the location: Actually not in Cabezon de la Sal, as the headline notes, but in a neighborhood of Treceño, Hualle. Hualle is a hamlet of about 25 traditional village houses. It is extremely peaceful. Nonetheless, well stocked shops are within walking distance.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Margaret Jova
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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October 16, 2016
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based on 10 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

A magical multi generation family retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful and charming and expansive house that was perfect for our three generations to stay for a week. The pictures accurately represent how well maintained and well appointed the house and grounds are. We found the place even more magical than we thought it could be. Multiple outdoor spaces to lounge about. Horses on the property to watch.

Every room has a comfortable chair, beautiful art, beds with lovely linens, and lots of space in the house in general.

What made it most special for us was Mari. She was there from the beginning with a smile and lots of spanish(it was good practice for us).

She cooked a delicious meal for us when we first arrived. And sorted babysitting on another evening.

We organised a special dinner one night. And while Margaret had kindly sourced and organised having a chef come in, we realised that Mari would make us a wonderful meal and it would be more relaxed. The whole thing was delicious. We found pasteleria de pedro in cabezon de la sal for scrumptious postre for the dinner.

We also found a three piece musical group who played a small concert for us. everything was really reasonable.

There is a little lane to walk about 1k in pretty woods to get to the next village. Or you can walk the road. The village is full of happy and helpful people, and you can walk to the town of treceno (along the highway) where you could get what you needed - a coffee, good bread, a supermarket, and an ATM.

Hualle is tucked away. It is mountainous and rural.

We drove to Comillas (15-20 minutes) multiple times. It's really easy.

We found awesome surf lessons on la playa de luana with Jose, right outside of cobreces.

We had a delicious meal at Marinero in San Vicente de baquero.

We went to an adventure park right beyond cabezon de la sal on an "off day" and the kids loved the ropes course.

Thanks Margaret for a truly magical week. We hope we will be back soon!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great place for a family stay

  • 5 of 5

Together with our three children we spent one week in the Gatehouse and really enjoyed it. The owners and neighbours are really friendly and helpful. Our children loved to play in the courtyard and to visit the neighbours.

The house is a great place for a family stay and there a lots of things to do in the surroundings (beaches, mountains, villages, mines, blacksmiths).

The best however were the rehearsals of the "Noches Liricas" which will be unforgettable for our daughter... :-)

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Great place for a family stay

  • 5 of 5

Together with our three children we spent one week in the Gatehouse and really enjoyed it. The owners and neighbours are really friendly and helpful. Our children loved to play in the courtyard and to visit the neighbours.

The house is a great place for a family stay and there a lots of things to do in the surroundings (beaches, mountains, villages, mines, blacksmiths).

The best however were the rehearsals of the "Noches Liricas" which will be unforgettable for our daughter... :-)

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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9 days at Hualle

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped ,comfortable, clean, individual and original in a beautiful area. Friendly owner and locals. We found much to do within quite a small radius . We loved the sound of cockerels, the horse and donkeys together with cowbells and all the local animals

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Time seems to stand still in Hualle

  • 5 of 5

The Gatehouse is a nicely converted barn with two spacious bedrooms and enough living area for our family of four to rattle around in harmoniously. It is tastefully furnished with an adequately appointed kitchen where we could prepare breakfast and light meals. There are plenty of good and well-priced restaurants within a short drive so cooking was not high on the agenda during our stay. The small outside terrace adjoins the entrance to the main manor house but is private enough to sit and enjoy the sunshine, the sound of cow bells and the peace of the village. We were warmly welcomed by Mari the housekeeper who showed us around the house and left us with the keys to make ourselves at home. Although we did not need her during our stay, she lives close by in case of questions or an emergency. The house has a lovely outlook from both sides; one looking over the field of horse and donkeys and to the fields and mountains beyond. The village is tiny and quiet but only a 10 min walk to a good grocery shop and butchers. We enjoyed being 10 mins drive to several beautiful beaches and near to great sightseeing in all directions: Soplao Caves, Altamira Caves, Comillas, Santillana, San Vicente and the mountains. It was hard to believe we were only 45 mins from Santander Airport; when we headed back home after a fortnight, we felt as if we'd been in Hualle for months.

We had a fantastic time here. Time to learn some spanish so we can immerse ourselves further next time.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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This house is everything it appears to be and more

  • 5 of 5

This is a case where the house is even nicer than it appears from the photos. We had 3 generations – grandmother, parents, young adults and children – and the house and surrounding area had something for everyone.

The various outside spaces are wonderful for relaxing, reading, eating meals, and playing ball. The huge salon on the 2nd floor was our space for playing games in the evening. The house was well-equipped with all the appliances and kitchen equipment you need for taking care of a large extended family. Having the services of the housekeeper Mari was a real luxury (and she is a lovely person also).

We loved the region also. You can walk to shops, and the beach is a short drive away. Going a bit further, you can visit the Picos de Europa and many lovely villages in day trips.

We have rented homes in many places. This was definitely the nicest place we have ever stayed in.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Autovia del Cantabrico
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The beautiful beaches Oyambre and Gerra (great surfing!) are a 10 min drive away as are the picturesque villages Comillas, San Vicente de la Barquera and Santillana. You may hike on the ancient Roman Road in nearby green hills , climb in nearby Picos de Europa mountains, kayak or fish in Sella or Deva rivers. Browse the markets for the freshest produce, local cheeses and cured hams, sausages. There are wonderful little restaurants in the region noted for the excellent seafood and meats. Explore prehistoric caves with wall paintings. The young people will love the superb aquarium in Santander or the nearby safari park. There is a wonderful golf course in Santa Marina and in Oyambre. The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is just over an hour away. Or just relax and sip a local sherry in the little cafe in our own village, Hualle.

Ryan Air has regular flights to Santander airport from the United Kingdom.

Other Activities: Kayaking, explore prehistoric caves

Golf: The Real Club de Golf de Oyambre. It is the first golf course created in Spain, in the late 19th C. It was created for the use by the King of Spain, Alfonso XII, and his entourage, who spent some holidays in the area. It is a 9 hole course, right next to the sea, but very pretty. Rental of equipment is available.


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Valdáliga Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct-Dec 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas and New year
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
January-April 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
October-December 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Security deposit required. Rates include a daily housekeeper (Monday- Friday) for 3 hours. Meals can be arranged. Requests for stays shorter than one week will be considered, and rates adjusted accordingly. Upon acceptance of reservation, a deposit of 30%-50% is required. Full payment is required one month before arrival and occupation of the house. Consult special rates provided to couples.

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Valdáliga Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Blue Room - 2 twin/ single
    Corner room - 2 twin/ single
    Façade Room - 1 double
    Garden view Room - 2 twin/ single
    Top Floor Room - 2 twin/ single
    Top floor TV-studio - 2 twin/ single
    Summer guesthouse - 2 twin/ single , Only in summer. Best for young people.
  • All the bedrooms are spacious, with plenty of natural light and are beautifully decorated. The bedrooms have generous closet and drawer space. They all sleep two persons per room. There is a baby cot-crib at the house.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Mari, the housekeeper lives close by and will come in daily for three hours, Monday - Friday, to keep the house running smoothly. This housekeeping service is included in the rental fee. She will tidy up, clean the rooms and can help with laundry. She is very helpful and can also answer inquiries about shopping and restaurants. If you would like Mari to come in for additional time and prepare an evening meal, you may arrange with her directly. Mari is a fabulous cook and can propose many local dishes such as the Cazuela Marinera (seafood casserole), Veal or Chicken Stew , Spanish Tortilla and various other dishes.

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