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

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

´La Ardilla´ Cottage in Cartes, Cantabria, Spain - Rustic cosy cottage in an idyllic and peaceful location with lovely view

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. 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:
7 September, 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

Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Santander Parayas
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Mesón ´San Cipriano´
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Santander
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
San Vicente de la Barquera - Liencres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Torrelavega
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A67/A8
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Mesón ´San Cipriano´
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Picos de Europa - Alto Campoo
Nearest Beach
22 Kilometres
Suances - La Concha
Car: recommended

Bar/Restaurant: Mesón ´San Cipriano´at a small walking distance of 500 metres. Traditional spanish cuisine, tapas. This is from where the beautiful walking routes into the Ibio mountain range start. 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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cartes in Western coast of Cantabria

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • •Full bathroom (separate) : Toilet, Shower, cabinet, bath towels included.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • 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. R 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), barbecue, Swimming pool, Orchard , Garden, Stream, Forest / woods, views Garden table, Garden chairs, Sun recliner, Table-tennis table. All bath towels and bed linen included. Bar/restraurant at 500 metres. Other: The second bedroom is on another level and accessed by stairs, all the rest of the apartment is on one single level.

Reviews

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La Ardilla, Cottage In Rolling Hills, Close To The Atlantic Ocean
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5

Very quiet and comfortable. Great value too.

  • 5 of 5

We had very nice and accomodating owners who were living in the same building and always available to help. The property is located in a very beutiful valey away from it all so a car is escencial. A lot of oportunities for things to do easily reachable by car. A lot of shoping in a short driving distance too. Very convenient bakery/cafe near buy (5 minutes drive, loved it). Unfortunately the weather was not perfect during our stay but it was merely the ownly downside I could think off. Would be happy to stay there again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Brilliant accommodation and hospitality.....highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We had the privilege to spend a most amazing 16 days in this wonderful location. Despite variable weather from heavy rain and thunderstorms to hot sunny days if we were not in the delightful garden, we could be found sitting on the balcony enjoying the silence of the countryside which was only broken by bird song and the gentle sound of the bells on cows and sheep in fields nearby.

Taking meals at our delightful garden table added to the overall experience of a relaxing holiday.

We can highly recommend this unique spot which despite it's apparent isolation is ideally situated for trips to the many and varied beaches along the stunning coastline of Northern Spain. Alternatively, there is an assortment of traditional Spanish towns and villages to visit and,of course, the breath taking Picos mountains and unspoiled Valle de Carriega and Miera. Judith, our host, was very charming and helpful....and our daily visit from her Whippet, Piglet was a delight for us all especially our dog, Harvey a Tibetan Terrier! All in all a very comfortable and dog friendly location for "a get away from it all" holiday. Thank you Judith for your ability to always be on hand but never intrusive!

We shall return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing in Cantabria

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place for a great holiday! A place to get up late, then tootle off to visit some of the amazing places, then have a great lunch using that marvelous custom of Spanish cuisine: the Menu del Dia, and then back to relax in the garden, or in front of a log fre!

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cartes, Cantabria

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
low season
7 Sep 2017 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£211
for 4 nights
From
£53
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£264
for 4 nights
From
£66
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£299
for 4 nights
From
£75
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
low season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
£211
for 4 nights
From
£53
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£53
for 1 night
From
£53
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £8.8 per person per night

Booking Notes:
We ask our guests a deposit of 25% of the total price of their stay, payable by bank transfer or PayPal.
The remainder can be paid preferably in cash during your stay at the cottage, or if you prefer, it can be transferred by bank or PayPal before your arrival.


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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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