The ‘terrace’ apartment has a bedroom with comfortable twin beds, duvets, extra pillows and blankets. The bathroom has bath, pressure shower, heated towel rail and soft towels. The living area has a well equipped kitchen, a dining area and sitting room area with a polished chestnut floor giving a ‘home’ feeling. There is a comfortable sofa and armchair, coffee table, reading lamps, bookcase and TV with Sky News and Spanish channels. The entire front wall of the sitting room is of glass – windows and french doors leading onto the terrace. The substantial terrace with garden furniture runs the full width of the apartment. It’s perfect for eating out, relaxing, bird-watching and enjoying the magnificent view. You can also access the gardens from your terrace. The entire apartment is centrally heated. The apartment is for 2 people – either friends or a couple but is not suitable for children.
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.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
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
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 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.
(4 traveller reviews)
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.
Stunning Mountain Retreat
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.
Lovely getaway in the Picos
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.
Ferienaufenthalt in Basieda
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.
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
The Picos de Europa mountains are a paradise for walking and climbing with magnificent flora and fauna.
Bird watching, wild flowers and butterflies
The coast with its white sandy beaches is only an hour away by car through the dramatic Hermida Gorge.
Basieda is a remote hamlet built into the mountainside 15km from Potes in the Picos de Europa. The Picos de Europa are the most impressive part of the Cordillera de Cantabrica mountain range of the North of Spain. Basieda can be reached by ferry to Santander or Bilbao, by flights to Bilbao, Santander or Madrid or by road through France.
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.
Nearest Airport : Santander (also Bilbao 236) at 120 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry : Santander (also Bilbao 236) at 120 Kilometres
Nearest Train : Santander at 120 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway : Unquera at 51 Kilometres
Nearest Beach : Pechón at 51 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub : La Viñona at 1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant : La Viñona at 1.5 Kilometres
Towels Provided & Linens Provided
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Microwave ...
- Pantry Items
- Dining Area
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- autumn foliage
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- 50 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Twin beds
- Max. occupancy: 2
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- not suitable for children
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- 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).