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Casa Las Arenas, Cantabria and Asturias

Santillana del Mar | Ref: SDM1 | Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 6

Elegance and tranquillity on the outskirts of Santillana del Mar, a short drive from the beach.

Set in a quiet and private location, offering lovely views of both the surrounding meadows and the medieval town of Santillana del Mar, this charming country house has been built over several years through consistent, high-quality work, using re-claimed materials from old Cantabrian buildings, giving it a genuine character and style.

The 135m2 house has been designed over three levels with a bedroom, bathroom and open plan sitting-room / kitchen / diner on the ground floor, two bedrooms and a multi-purpose atrium upstairs, and a fully equipped wine cellar in the basement, all together offering the perfect blend of rustic comfort and cosiness.

The property occupies an enclosed plot of 8.000 m2, nearly half of which laid to well kept gardens with fruit trees and lawns. There is also a large porch for eating and relaxing, and hidden in a corner, underneath a huge chestnut tree, a hammock for enjoying a siesta.

Santillana, with its famous Altamira caves, medieval Colegiata and even a zoo for the kids, is just a stone’s throw away and you are perfectly placed to explore coastal Cantabria. Suances, Comillas and San Vicente de la Barquera are within easy reach as is Santander, and the lovely beaches are just a short drive away.

*New for 2018

Accommodation Description

Entrance is from the porch direct into the living room with an open kitchen to the right and the living area to the left. Tiled floors, wooden windows and nicely furnished in a country house style that matches the woodwork and the warm-coloured walls. From the living room a door leads to the bathroom equipped with a shower unit. A second door gives access to a bedroom with a double bed (135cm) and a wooden wardrobe. Kitchen is well equipped with ceramic hob and washing machine.

Upstairs to a small lounge with a chill-out area and through to two bedrooms, one with a double bed (135cm, open plan) and the other with two single beds (2 x 90cm). All rooms are painted in warm colours and have plenty of light coming in the windows. Wooden floors.

Downstairs a large wine cellar rather unique and decorated in a style that reminds you of Gaudi's works, with table, chairs and a dart board. The owners leave a fridge full of ice cold beers waiting for the guests on their arrival and a fine selection of wine (to be enjoyed on a replacement basis).

Outside a lawned garden surrounds the property, including a driveway and parking area to the right and a shed and a huge chestnut tree to the left. Plenty of fruit trees, and depending on the time of the year, even a vegetable garden.

Bedroom Details:1 dbl 135cm on ground floor, 1 dbl 135cm and 1 twin 90cm on first floor
Bathrooms:1; (1 shwr on grdflr)
Beach: 5km
Nearest Shop: In village
Bars/Restaurants: In village
Nearest Airport: Santander (30km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (30km)

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Booking Seasons
High July, August & Easter £1490
Low Rest of year £1400
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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Santillana del Mar

Santillana del Mar, about seven kms from the sea, is a beautiful village of grand old mansions, each with its coat-of-arms, and traditional farmhouses. It is justly popular with visitors as a cultural centre: there are two museums and often exhibitions of more than local interest while the wonderful Romanesque Collegiate Church holds concerts. It also has some very good pottery shops as well as stalls selling the local milk and cake (sobaos), and trinkets, and has a good choice of cafes and restaurants. In summer it is busy – but even then, the local farmers continue about their business, so that cows and carts mix with the camera-carrying tourists.

Getting There

Coastal Cantabria & Asturias region 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.