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El Nido, Cantabria and Asturias

Barago | Ref: POT20 | Bedrooms: 2 | Sleeps: 4

Traditional country cottage in the Picos mountains.

El Nido is a charmingly rustic, single storey, south facing, stone cottage set in its large enclosed grounds with wonderful views of the fields and mountains beyond. A perfect place to relax and unwind and for children to play safely!

In a delightful little corner with other houses around, in the lovely traditional farming village of Barago, which has amazing dramatic peaks as a backdrop and spectacular views of the Picos de Europa in the forefront.

Carefully and tastefully renovated with high beamed ceilings, and traditional touches, though fairly simple, it is quite roomy and provides most modern comforts.

You are spoilt for walking and cycling routes directly from the doorstep and though the village has no facilities except for the daily bread van, the municipality's "capital", La Vega de Liebana at four kilometres has three bars and restaurants, a shop, a bank and chemist's and a municipal swimming pool.

A little further, in the opposite direction, up a very winding road,are the picturesque villages of Cucayo and Dobres with a couple of bars and restaurants too and great opportunities for hiking.

*New for 2018

Accommodation Description

Front gate opens into large, fully enclosed grounds, laid to grass. Covered porch with a bench. Shed across the way where the boiler is housed.

From this, front door opens into spacious open plan living room with a high ceiling and open fireplace. Through an arch into the fitted kitchen.

From living room to the bathroom and two bedrooms (one double/one twin).

Reg. no: H-S 1312

Bedroom Details:1 dble, 1 twin (grdflr).
Bathrooms:1; (Small bath/shwr., W.C., bidet and washbasin.)
Beach: 53km
Nearest Shop: 4km - La Vega de Liebana
Bars/Restaurants: 4 km - La Vega de Liebana
Nearest Airport: Santander (118km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (119km)

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Booking Seasons
High 15 Jul - 31 Aug £650
Mid 1-14 Jul; 1-15 Sep £600
Low Rest of year £550
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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The small farming village of Barago nestles comfortably in a beautiful valley backed by dramatic peaks and with spectacular views of the Picos de Europa. Lying between these and the Montana Palentina, an area rich in oak and beech forests with their amazing flora and fauna, it offers excellent opportunities for walking and cycling.

Though it has no facilities, a bread van visits daily and at four kilometres is La Vega de Liebana, the "capital" of the area with three bars/restaurants, a shop, a bank, a chemist's and a Tourist Office and a municipal swimming pool.

Six kilometres above the village, up a vertiginous road and two tunnels, lie the stunningly picturesque villages of Cucayo and Dobres, with the peaks of Lezna and Bistruey towering above. There are two bars/restaurants here too.

Local Activities

  • Walking and cycling in the immediate area.
  • Walk the Ruta de Cares from Posada de Valdeon.
  • Birdwatching. From the garden alone you will be amazed by the variety of species.
  • 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.