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La Casa de Manolín, Cantabria and Asturias

Salarzón | Ref: POT7 | Bedrooms: 2 | Sleeps: 4

Stunning views and a dip pool make this a great mountain retreat.

High up in the peaceful mountain village of Salarzón, a beech forest to one side, this semi-detached house has been designed to fit in with its locality and tradition. There are glorious views of the valley and the Picos, enjoyed from the balcony and terrace and from the dip pool.

Ideal for a real escape from urban living and for keen walkers, the house is attractively furnished and well-equipped, to make a cosy and comfortable holiday retreat.

A new addition to the property is an impressive large covered, glass enclosed porch/BBQ area to the side of the house - with a fixed BBQ, electric oven and hob, sink, dining tables and chairs and sofa - the perfect place for al fresco meals.

Accommodation Description

Large covered, glass enclosed porch/BBQ area.
Front door to hall, ground floor bedroom with 1 double bed, bathroom (half-bath/shower).
Upstairs to open-plan living room, with sitting area (wood-burning stove, TV and music centre), dining area and kitchen corner.
French doors open onto small balcony. Up ladder stairs to attic bedroom (2 singles).

NB1 Access is up a steep and narrow lane.
NB2 Dip pool, available in summer months only (please consult).

Reg No. G11210

Bedroom Details:1 dbl; 1 twin
Bathrooms:1; (1 bathroom)
Beach: 45km
Nearest Shop: 7 km
Bars/Restaurants: 7 km
Nearest Airport: Santander (110km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (108km)

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Booking Seasons
High 15 Jul - 31 Aug £860
Mid Easter; 1 Jun - 14 Jul; 1 - 30 Sep £N/A
Low Rest of year £690
Christmas and main public holidays are charged at mid or high season rates.
This property has the following options
(NB 'short breaks' and 'small party' offers not available in high season)

Self Catering Holiday (min 7 nights)

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Right up in the beautiful hills of the Liébana, the picturesque village of Salarzon is notable for its neoclassical church (one of the few such buildings in the region) and the palacio of its builders, the Counts of Cortina – and for breathtaking views of the high Picos.

It is a lovely spot for walkers and nature lovers, and while it feels remote is only 9km from Potes, and a little over an hour to the coast. Tama (7km) has a bar/restaurant and there is a bakery, a bar/shop and supermarket at Ojedo on the way to Potes. A bread van comes to the village.

Local Activities

  • Walking locally and to other villages beyond and to Potes (signposted).
  • Walk the Ruta de Cares from Posada de Valdeon.
  • Birdwatching. From the balcony alone you will be amazed by the variety of species.
  • Horse-riding in nearby Vinon.
  • Fishing in the River Deva (but with a licence).
  • Many outdoor activity companies in Potes.
  • Explore the interesting old town of Potes.
  • Visit the fascinating churches in Piasca and Santa Maria de Lebana and the monastery of Santo Toribio.
  • Take the cable car up to the heights at Fuente De.
  • Sample the gastronomy of the region at many family run restaurants - cocido lebaniego, the local dish, not to be missed!
  • Take a day trip by the San Glorio pass to the city of Leon with its amazing cathedral.

Getting There

The Picos de Europa has excellent access by air and sea:

Stansted to Bilbao with Easyjet or Santander with Ryanair;
Gatwick to Bilbao or Oviedo with Vueling (BA).
Manchester to Bilbao with Easyjet;
Bristol to Bilbao with Easyjet;
Edinburgh to Santander with Ryanair or Bilbao with Easyjet;
Dublin to Santander with Ryanair or Bilbao with Aer Lingus.

NB Flights are not included but we can advise on routes and timetables

Ferries: Plymouth or Portsmouth to Santander or Bilbao – 7 sailings weekly.
We can include the ferry crossings as part of the package

Getting Around

If travelling by air we recommend renting a hire car to make the most out of your visit to the area. If you prefer to use public transport please consult our expert staff for advice on which properties are more suitable.

If coming on the ferry you will use your own vehicle - we recommend that you ensure that insurance and breakdown cover are in place. For full advice on how to prepare the vehicle etc see the Brittany Ferries website

In either case we will provide full instructions to arrive at your holiday accommodation, complete with GPS co-ordinates.

Reviews of this property

Read our clients' independent reviews

"This place is gorgeous!" (Client 2019)

"Enlightening Odyssey In Northern Spain
Two centre, DIY fly drive, of Northern Spain using Casa Cantabricas to source our accommodation..... I have never visited the north west coast of Spain and was persuaded too. What a revelation. Lush, verdant, mountainous and 'alp' like. Simply stunning and a warm, welcoming populace too. Excellent roads and so lightly used. We booked two properties, both fairly remote but in total contrast to each other. One being suited strictly to two while the other slept six with ease. In each case the properties were exactly as described. We will certainly return to the region." (Client 2018)

"We really liked Casa de Manolin with its awesome views and seclusion. Children loved the pool", (Client 2012)

"Lovely rustic house with amazing views", (Client 2010)

"We have had the most wonderful stay here in this most beautiful of places", (Client 2010)

"Another blissfull week here at the Casa de Manolin", (Client 2010)

"We thought the property was excellent with good facilities and an excellent view from the balcony of the mountains and village. We would definitley stay there again", (Client 2009)

"This is a very special place and a lovely house. We hope to return next year", (Client 2008)

"We had a fantastic stay in this lovely house in the most stunning of locations. Breakfasts and suppers on the balcony - memorable barbies and cooling dips in the pool", (Client 2008)

"Fantastic location with lots of wildlife", (Client 2008)

"The property was perfect for us in every way",(Client 2008)

"We had a lovely stay, great location and views, pretty,quiet village and a great position for walking in the Picos. House in a lovely place in the village and well laid out for 4 people", (Client 2008)

"Terrific location and great views", (Client 2006)