Casa Marypaz 2, Cantabria and AsturiasDebodes | Ref: DEB2 | Bedrooms: 4 | Sleeps: 8
Traditional stone house set in an idyllic location on the edge of the Picos de Europa mountains
As soon as you walk in the door you can feel how the owners have cared for every detail. It has been lovingly restored and boasts an array of original features combined with the cosy comforts of modern living. There is a covered terrace at the front, where a nicely kept unfenced garden allows you to enjoy the tranquility and peace of the surrounding countryside.
Although just a 20 minutes' drive to the beach and eight kilometres to the popular town of Posada, you are in a very peaceful spot here, ideal for keen walkers who will find a variety of scenic routes including a two kilometre long walk through a private forest. The Cares Gorge, one of the star attractions of the Picos de Europa, is just half an hour’s drive and the Lagos de Covadonga within easy reach.
Ideal for those who enjoy country life, but want to be within easy reach of the lovely beaches and fishing villages nearby. And should you be hungry at your arrival, then you can always satisfy your hunger with some of the homemade cake and jam (and if the hens are up for it, even some eggs) that will be waiting for you.
*New for 2018
Accommodation DescriptionFrom the garden and the covered terrace the front door leads into an open plan living room, kitchen and living area with dining table for 8 people, two 3 seater sofas and two armchairs, a traditional fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen with solid wooden cabinets and granite countertops.
A double ensuite bedroom (135cm) is found behind the kitchen, and underneath the staircase a small bathroom with washing machine, toilet and washbasin. All rooms have open chestnut beams, ceramic tiled floors, and stone walls combined with nice smooth walls painted in vivid colours. Plenty of natural light coming in through the windows. Furnishing is traditional, with wooden tables and chairs and lots of blankets, pictures, ornaments and decorations around.
A large wooden staircase leads up to the hallway where 3 double bedroooms are found, two with double beds (135cm) and one with two single beds (105cm), all with ensuite bathrooms with shower units and hair dryers. Two bedrooms give access to a south faced balcony with views of the valley and mountains, the third bedroom to a rear garden. Bedroom floors are finished with wood flooring, bathroom floors are tiled.
Outside there is a large garden and a shady porch with garden furniture, barbecue and a washbasin convenient for cleaning off the sand before entering the house. The covered terrace that gives access to the property has tables and chairs for outdoor dining and relaxing.
The property is part of an old farm, once owned by a rich Cuban family, comprising a couple of other houses, including the home of the owners, two traditional horreos (raised grain stores), a chapel and a woodland with a 2km long walking trail. The gardens are not fenced off and partly shared with any guests staying in another property nearby (area with swings and basketball hoop located at a convenient distance from the house). A parking area is located adjacent to the house.
|Bedroom Details:||1 dbl 135cm on ground floor, 2 dbl 135cm and 1 twin 105cm on first floor|
|Bathrooms:||5; (1 shwr and 1 WC on grdflr, 3 shwr ensuite on 1st floor)|
|Nearest Shop:||Puente Nuevo, 2km|
|Bars/Restaurants:||El Picu Salgar, 1km|
|Nearest Airport:||Santander (105km)|
|Nearest Ferryport:||Santander (110km)|
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|High||Jul 16 - Aug 31; Easter||£1860|
|Low||Rest of Year||£1450|
This property has the following options
(NB 'short breaks' and 'small party' offers not available in high season)
Self Catering Holiday (min 7 nights)
Small Party (max 6) Holiday (min 7 nights)
Small Party (max 4) Holiday (min 7 nights)
Surrounded by mountains and woodlands with rivers running through, a bread van comes daily, but there are no other facilities. However there is a nice bar/ restaurant at one kilometre, another a little further and a good little supermarket at three kilometres. The market town of Posada is a ten minute drive and the busy seaside resort of Llanes, twenty.
There are lovely local walks through forests and not far off is a walk up to the summit of Alto de Tornerilla where you get stupendous views of the whole panorama.
For keen walkers, it is under half an hour to the start of the Ruta de Cares and not much more to the Lagos de Covadonga.
The superb, sandy beaches at Barro and Niembru are just fifteen minutes by car.
2. Walking in the immediate area and in the Picos de Europa - there are many signed routes.
4. Walk the Ruta de Cares - half an hour away.
5. The Lakes of Enol and Encina and the pilgrimage shrine of Covadonga.
6.The "Bufones at Pria - Impressive “bufones” at Pría, near Llanes — observe at first-hand the strength of the sea: the waves shoot up from underground caves and come out through holes made thousands of years ago.
7. The Caves of Tito Bustillo at nearby Ribadesella.
8. Canoeing on the Rio Sella.
9. Local gastronomy - from fabada to great fish and seafood!
10. Fishing (trout and salmon) in the Rio Cares.
Holiday Ideas near Debodes
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. Ireland to North Spain - 2 sailings a week.
We can include the ferry crossings as part of the package
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.