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Posada de Rosa, Cantabria and Asturias

Cigüenza | Ref: CIG1 | Bedrooms: 4 | Sleeps: 8

Fabulous country house set in a lush valley famous for its lemon trees

Situated in the small village of Cigüenza, in a quiet rural location, the house is just a short drive away from the beaches and medieval Santillana del Mar & Modernista Comillas.

The large central staircase is just one of the impressive features of this roomy holiday home where everything is taken care of down to the last detail. A lovely country kitchen with all the modern appliances, a cosy and very spacious living room with a fine variety of sofas and armchairs to relax in, a huge garden for the kids to play in, and a covered terrace for eating and chilling out after a busy sightseeing day.

Upstairs there are four large ensuite bedrooms to choose from, all decorated in the same tasteful style as the rest of the house, with a fine blend of elegant antiques that enhance the inherent character of the property.

A large garden surrounded by stone walls offers plenty of rest areas and magnificent views of the village and its monumental St. Martin Church. The only noise here is the gentle flow of the nearby river and the occasional sounds of dogs barking and bells tolling.

Ideal for those who are looking for a private and quiet retreat, but want to be within easy reach of some of Cantabria's most popular attractions such as the fishing villages of Comillas and San Vicente de la Barquera, the famous Altamira Caves and the fantastic beaches of Oyambre Natural Park.

*New for 2018

Accommodation Description

The house is accessed from a large porch into a hall with kitchen, bathroom and laundry room to one side and the living and dining room to the other. An impressive staircase leads up to the first floor where the bedrooms are situated around an open hallway, all ensuite and with lovely views of the garden and/or surrounding countryside.

The kitchen is well fitted with a large wooden dining table at the far end and a spacious cooking area with solid wood cabinets and marble worktops at the entrance to the room. Two crockery cabinets, check-patterned tiles and a variety of wooden shelves add to the country-style charm that characterises the whole property. The living and dining room is particularly well-presented, with a fine selection of sofas and armchairs to relax in, a huge flatscreen TV, and yet a another lovely dining table for 8 people.

Outside, a large fully enclosed garden area with fruit trees, lawn and established shrubs surround the property to three sides. Private parking within the grounds at the back of the house. Sun loungers, barbecue and bicycles are also available for guest use.


Bedroom Details:3 dbl. 150cm, 1 twin 105cm, all on first floor
Sleeps:8
Bathrooms:5; (1 shwr/bath on grdflr, 4 shwr/bath ensuite on 1st floor)
Beach: 7km
Nearest Shop: Novales, 1,5km
Bars/Restaurants: In the village, La Ceña, 1km
Nearest Airport: Santander (42km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (42km)

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Booking Seasons
High All year £1250
Flat rate all year
Options:
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)

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Cóbreces beach near Cigüenza
Cóbreces beach near Cigüenza

Cigüenza

Cigüenza is a small village with a fine barroque church, set right on Northern Way of the famous pilgrim route to Santiago. The Camino, as it is now known worldwide, has become more and more popular in the last decades, and during a stay here you might well understand why. With a lush vegetation dominated by hundres of lemon trees and the rural charm of the surrounding countryside, Cigüenza is truly a pleasant surprise.

A short walk away is Novales, a very pretty farming village set in a lovely wooded valley, with a stream running through. It has a network of attractive little lanes and some wonderful traditional architecture.

It is a cheerful, friendly place with a shop, bars, good family restaurants, bank, pharmacy and doctor's surgery. There is also a small market on Tuesday mornings.

Local Activities

  • Excellent beaches nearby - Cóbreces, Comillas, Oyambre.
  • Good gentle walking in the village and around.
  • Visit nearby Comillas, Santillana del Mar, San Vicente de la Barquera.
  • Visit the replica of the Altamira Caves at Santillana del Mar.
  • Visit Las Cuevas de Soplao.
  • Visit Santander and a bit further afield the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao.
  • Saturday market at Cabezón de la Sal.

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.
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.