House in Potes, Picos de Europa, Cantabria, Spain - Quiet And Sunny One Hour From The Beaches Of The Cantabrian Coast
La casa el Álamo: is a detached house with terrace recently built in 2010 very sunny and quiet in Argüébanes village just 4 Km from Potes where there are all amenities,supermarkets,banks,restaurants, etc.
Located in a privileged setting between mountains and river walks in the shadow of the Eastern Massif of Picos de Europa National Park,with spectacular panoramic views.
The house is a starting point for many lovely walks that lead to the stunning peaks. The walks offer spectacular flora and fauna. There are many possibilities for hiking,horseback riding, excursions in 4 Wheel drive vehicles , botany and ornithology.
Top Traveller Review
Quiet escape from the hustle of the Picos
About the Owner
The owner of the house is Goyo native and knowledgeable about the area, livestock and lives next to .The house offering personalized services to customes will personally welcome them upon arrival can advise on places to eat,visit and so on.On arrival you have a local information pack and maid services for free that is made before arrival at your accommdation.
Guestbook comments from the owner
*Natalia 07/July/2010-qualification may 5-5.
The wonderful place is very comfortable home to the last details everything is thought of. The owner "Goyo" gave a lot of attention to us. We stayed with our three children and liked the house and the river that is next door.It´s a tiny town and very friendly neighbors.
*Perfect-Marc,August 2010-qualification 5
We were about 10 days in August and loved the house. It is a few kilometers from Potes in a sunny quiet village in the Picos de Europa and the mountains. Both the exterior and interior of the house is very nice. "Goyo" the owner and his family treated us very well.We were 3 adults and two children. We would come again.
4.4 based on 27 holidaymaker reviews
Lovely quiet rural location
We had a lovely stay at the property. The house is traditional in style and had plenty space for us (2 adults and 2 children) and would be suitable for 4 adults plus a child. We ate on the patio with lovely views around. There is good walking from the house and if you had the stamina the paths lead up to the mountains behind. Food shops etc are in Potes which is a short drive away and has lots of nice places to eat out. This is a good location for exploring the Picos de Europa. The owner is local and lives next door.
Quiet escape from the hustle of the Picos
We had a great time. Goyo and his brother were fantastic hosts, who treated us to potatos and tomatos from their garden. The house is super small but had everything we needed. The village is very quite and was a welcome escape from the masses of tourists in Potes and around the Picos de Europa.
Fabulous little property , beautiful setting
This property (which I must say received its 2 key status while we were there) is just great, small but all you could need for a great holiday. Goyo and Jose the owners are very friendly and by the end of our stay we were feeling like part of the village community. Goyo took some of our party walking in the local area, a thoroughly enjoyable day. Nothing to much trouble for them,
What a serring
Goyo was there welcoming us, with an umbrella in the pouring rain. Goyo showed us around and explained how everything worked, with a very large smile. Fresh produce appeared from his garden.
The access and parking is quite difficult if you have a large car. The house was very clean, and the kitchen had most things needed for a self catering holiday. I feel the house is better suited for two people, and it would be difficult with children, very little outside space, and if you had mobility difficulties, it would be a non runner. The WiFi was very good, a bonus when you want to look at weather etc.
The area is wonderful, so scenic, and the birds and wild flowers we saw, made this a very special holiday. The cable car is definitely worth a visit, but only go on the walk, if you are an experienced walker or a mountain goat!
We would come back to this area again.
Very small yet lovely location
We could not stay in this place due to the fresh painting and staining. The pictures do not truly represent how small the place really is. It is very small and we suggest you ask how many square meters/feet it is to see if it is suitable for you. That said, the owner was a very nice man and extremely helpful in finding us alternative accommodations on the Sunday that we arrived. It is also a lovely location.
A lovely village house in need of updating
A really lovely traditional village house with beautiful views down the valley, conveniently close to Potes and other villages for walking and birdwatching. The low rating is due to concrete electricity and phone pylons right outside the house not being shown in the photo and need for general updating. We had not been left any sheets on the bed, just shown where to find a blanket if needed, The towels were very old and tired, and need replacing, as do the chiped mugs and cutlery in the kitchen. We had lovely weather and ate outside on the terrace each evening. Inside there is only a breakfast bar that seats 2 (the cottage sleeps 5) which could be a problem in wet or cold weather. We have stayed in this area before and chose the property for its rural location and panoramic views, slightly spoilt by the pylons. Updating and perhaps brightening the interior would allow the owner to add considerably more to the weekly rental price. Basically a lovely property, reasonable value for money, in of modernisation.
From the Owner
“The house was an old cattle farm was acquired in 2005.Located in the small town of just 50 in habitants Argüébanes.Opened in 2010, very sunny and quiet in the mountains,valles,between two rivers in turn nestled vicinity of the Eastern Massif Picos de Europa surroun ded by paths and walkways.Close to the most emblematic and most interesting tourist area Liébana. Being a totally independent house offers absolute privacy. Were the reasons that somehow led me to change the use of the building and turn in into a brand new holiday home, respecting all the charm of the architecture of the area Tradiccional using original materials wod, stone to make it a holiday home all conformity, security,privacy and excellent views your holiday home in the Picos de Europa.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Liébana is a region in which the traditions and religions are reflected in its many festivals.
At one hour from the house across the gorge of La Hermida are the beaches of Cantabria and Asturias.
The coast of San Vicente de la Barquera offers several miles of beaches where you can enjoy the extensive sands of optimal water conditions and the different services offered.
Airports and ports:
The house is located 100km (one hour) to Santander capital and airport.
Ryanair flights to and from Stansted and Liverpool.
Asturias(Oviedo) 120 Km (one hour) Easyjet,Iberia and BA.
There are Plymouth-Santander and Bilbao -Portsmouth boat crossings.
There is car rental at the airports. I recommend using the car for easy access to the house and its surroundings but there is a bus from Santander to Potes and there are taxis in Potes.
The house is located near most prominent landmarks and Liébana tourist attractions.
*At 4 km from Potes market town with a tourist focus. At 20 Km from the Fuente Dé cable car
*At 5km from St.Toribio de Liébana
*At 5Km of the Interpretation Centre of the National Park Picos de Europa
*At 100Km from Santander and Nature Park Cabarceno
*At 50Km from the caves of Santillana and Soplao.
In the market town of Potes there is a market on Mondays and shops with local produce. There are four supermarkets in town and a good medical centre.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
15 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
*Available to rent all year round.
*All bookings are with the owner.
*To book just a 10% deposit of the total rent will be made by bank transfer or PayPal.
Arrival Time: usually not before 16.00 hours.
Check out: normally at 11:00 hours.
There is flexibility in these times.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for whole house are including V.A.T cleaning services,electricity and water
From July 15 to August 31 reservations should normally be for a minimum of one week
- Available arrival
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- children welcome
- autumn foliage
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- whitewater rafting
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- With shower and a thermostat tap and hairdryer. It is on the ground floor.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are two bedrooms on the first floor. In one room there is a double bed of 1,35 and in the other room there is a double bed of 1,20 and a mezzanine with a single bed of 90,TV in both rooms.
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Notes on accommodation: The house is sunny and quiet offering total privacy. It has electric central heating.The water comes directly from the mountain. I personally use it. My clients have had no problems with it. There are occasional checks of the water by the municipal authorities. A free cot is available upon request and a portable barbecue. There is easy access to paved public parking near the house. There is free wifi in the house. Outside: The house has a raised terrace in the sunny front with a table,chairs and umbrela. It is ideal for eating in the company of the Picos de Europa and the mountains which are very close. Both the terrace and the balcony are surrounded by an ironwork fence and flowers. The house has easy access to the surrounding roads. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning at the beginning and end of the rental is included in the price as well as bed linen and towels. Electricity and wáter are also included in the price. Other: Unique and practical furniture is handcrafted by the owner with original timbers. The ground floor has unusual tiles and there is chestnut flooring in the rooms.The house has double glazing and there are shutters.