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

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Nov-2016
´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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch

18 Reviews

4.7
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Viroflay
5

A great stay in Cantabria

  • 5 of 5

A very great cottage in the nature but close to beaches and touristic toxn, confortable with all you need .Judith is a very nice owner and she speaks french so it is easy to have lots of conversation. The swimming pool was very clean and our daughters appreciate it

A french family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Charming, traditional, well appointed cottage in stunning setting

  • 5 of 5

We had the most perfect week here. A family of 4 with children aged 11 and 13. The cottage is absolutely beautiful; sitting snugly in gorgeous countryside between a swathe of eucalyptus forest, rolling green fields and huge hills covered in gorse, broom and pine trees. We were lucky enough to experience the views in cloud, light drizzle and glorious sunshine and each was fantastic. It is a very special spot.

The annex we stayed in was really well thought out. The living space is generous with comfortable, homely seating, a nice table and chairs with the view from the window right there as you ate breakfast or whatever. The kitchen is great - modern hob (no oven but really who needs one on holiday?) and other appliances including washing machine and a brilliant range of crockery, cutlery, pans etc. You could tell here, and throughout the house that Judith and her family have really thought about how to make guests feel at home. There are plenty of storage spaces and surfaces for things. We were really impressed.

Outside, the pool and swing, table tennis table, balcony, garden furniture and lovely lawn and driveway made for a perfect spot in which to relax at any time of the day. Judith recommended a local walk up the large hill by the house and it was worth it...incredible views and strong smells of pine and eucalyptus. You can hear the sound of cow bells almost everywhere in that area and this just adds to the charm.

Judith and her family were friendly and really helpful. She gave us tips on what to see nearby. We canoed, hiked, strolled, hired bikes, swam in rivers and hit the incredible beaches and pretty historical towns. We really didn't want to leave. Definitely read up about specific walks in Cantabria and Asturias if you go though as there is masses to see and do in all weathers. Buy a couple of books if you can or download a few to take with you. There's WiFi at the house which is pretty good but better to come with stuff saved on screen or printed out. Good maps are also a must as it's such a beautiful area, with very little traffic, if you're driving, the back roads are wonderful if you can navigate them. The food and the people are great - fixed price menus at under 12 euros a head including wine and beer, fantastic seafood at pretty much every little lamppost made us realise how royally ripped off we are in other European hot spots. But staying at this cottage made the week even more enjoyable. Thank u!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Location

Activity and Interests

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

Availability

Rental rates

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Low Season
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£50
for 1 night
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£50
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£126
for 2 nights
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£63
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£214
for 3 nights
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£71
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£50
for 1 night
From
£50
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

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

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

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
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • surfing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 90 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • •Full bathroom (separate) : Toilet, Shower, cabinet, bath towels included.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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.

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