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Historic palace with spa and pool near the Asón river, Cantabria and Asturias

Ruesga | Ref: HRUE1 | Bedrooms: 15

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Built in 1610 by the renowned architect Diego de Sisniega this magnificent palace set the trend for the design of noble houses throughout Cantabria in that opulent period.
Recently renovated to a high standard, preserving all the grandeur of the 17th century, the Palace is elegantly decorated with stone walls and delightful antique furniture as well as some original 19th century frescoes.
The rooms have been decorated and furnished in a sympathetic style, emulating the opulence of the original owners yet with all the comfort of contemporary
Located in the stunning, unspoilt Alto Asón valley, surrounded by lush forests and with the Collados del Asón Natural Park just nearby this is the ideal rural getaway yet at the same time offers the chance to visit the lively, cultural cities of Santander and Bilbao or discover the fantastic beaches of eastern Cantabria.
The hotel has a restaurant serving all meals, an extensive walled garden with outdoor swimming pool and modern spa facilities with free jacuzzi and sauna.

Accommodation Description

The hotel has 15 individually decorated rooms. These include doubles (some superiors), suite with jacuzzi and garden views, family suite and family bungalows.

Standard double rooms: offer street views and has all kinds of amenities; Plasma Screen TV, hairdryer, air conditioning, wifi and a bed of 2x2m.

Superior double rooms: offer a living room and are carefully decorated with all the equipment and amenitites that your stay deserves: Plasma Screen TV, hairdryer, air conditioning, wifi and a bed of 2x2m.

Suite with jacuzzi for max. 2 guests in a roofed attic of the house with wooden ceilings, bathroom, TV and minibar.

Family suite on the first floor with Glass walls in the living room with views to the Garden. It has a sofa bed so it could accommodate up to 4 people. Full bathroom, television and minibar.

Tower family suite: Located in the towers of the building with a duplex distribution, a main bathroom and the living room on the first floor and the main bedroom on the highest floor on the top of the tower. It offers hairdryer, WIFI, TV and minibar.

Family bungalows: Very spacious rooms (60m2) by the garden of the hotel, which consist of a main bedroom, a main living room, a terrace at the entrance, full bathroom with shower and whirlpool as well as minibar and TV.

Facilities

Outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers.
Sauna.
Ample gardens and grounds with various sitting out areas.
Terrace and sun terrace.
Living room with an open fireplace, sofas and breakfast/dining area.
Library and entertaining room.
Air conditioning.
Heating.
Room service.
24-hour front desk.
Parking within the grounds.
Free WIFI

Restaurant

The Palace's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and evening meals offering traditional food from the region (open to public)

You will find other options in the nearby villages.



Bedrooms:15
Beach: 30km
Nearest Shop: In the village
Bars/Restaurants: In hotel and nearby in the villages
Nearest Airport: Santander (64km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (68km)

Ruesga

Centred around the hamlet of Valle just west of Ramales de la Victoria, Ruesga is a peaceful, rural spot, well located to explore the stunning valleys of Asón and Soba yet near enough to the coast to enjoy days at the beach.

Santander and Bilbao, each with it's own exciting gastronomic and cultural scene, are within easy reach and Burgos, just two hours away, makes for an interesting excursion into Spain's historic interior.

Local Activities

  • Prehistoric caves of Cullavera and Covalanas with their impressive paintings.
  • Explore the natural park of Los Collados del Asón either by car, on foot or by bike. There are over 4,000 caves here.
  • Visit the source of the Río Gándara and the viewpoint of Las Cascadas del Gándara at the village of La Gándara and the source of the Río Asón.
  • The Sanctuary of La Bien Aparecida, patron of Cantabria, in Hoz de Marón, near Ampuero.
  • Drive over the dramatic Puerto de la Sía to interesting old Espinosa de los Monteros and Burgos beyond.
  • Visit the only square bullring in Spain at Rasines & watch the running of the bulls at the beginning of September in Ampuero.
  • Trout fishing (with a licence) in the Rio Gándara and Rio Asón.
  • Enjoy the simple, but hearty local gastronomy. Trout, salmon, pork products, veal, baby lamb and kid, wild mushrooms and cheeses a speciality.
  • Visit Santander, Bilbao and the Guggenheim - all within an hour.
  • Coastal towns and beaches of Laredo and Santoña. (with the best anchovies in Spain). Good weekly market there on Saturdays.
  • Canoe on the river Asón.

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Getting There

Coastal Cantabria & Asturias region has excellent access by air and sea:

Flights:
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. Ireland to North Spain - 2 sailings a week.

Please ask us for advice on ferry crossings, timetables and flexible start dates to fit with the crossings.

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

"A wonderful country house hotel
A great country house hotel. Service superb but not overdone. The restaurant for dinner is a treat especially the imaginative starters. Extensive breakfast covers all tastes and diets."
(Client 2019)