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Casa Ibio 1, Cantabria and Asturias

Herrera de Ibio | Ref: IBI1 | Bedrooms: 4 | Sleeps: 8

Totally renovated stone house in quaint village, ideal for relaxing

This spacious, fully renovated farmhouse with lovely views over the countryside and lots of authentic elements such as wooden beams and a fireplace, is set in an idyllic rural location yet is a great base for exploring within easy reach of all the major attractions.

On three floors with a total of four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a large living and dining room, this charming property has all the typical features you would expect to find in a traditional Cantabrian house: a small front courtyard, a balcony along the front, all in a fine mixture of stone and oak, as well as a gallery-window attached to the first floor. Furnishings are rustic and modern in style including three large sofas in the living room. All first floor bedrooms have access to either the balcony or the gallery.

Just a few metres from the front courtyard, with a separate entrance across the street, is a quaint covered patio and a lawned garden with table, chairs and barbecue, ideal for outdoor meals, sunbathing and relaxing. There is also enough space to park a car within the grounds.

The market-town of Cabezón de la Sal is just nearby, the coastal motorway just beyond that and Comillas and the sea a short drive away, so there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to holiday activities. Whether you prefer the beach or the mountains, the quiet tranquillity of the villages or the lively pace of the city, it surely won’t be far away. And with a trendy and very popular gastrobar just around the corner you can always end the day with some great food and a glass of wine.

As part of the same building, but with its own entrance and garden, in what used to be the old stable and barn, is another holiday home for up to 4 people, which combined with Casa Ibio 1 gives a total capacity of 13 people.

Accommodation Description

From a small gated courtyard, the front door opens into the living and dining room, with the kitchen and downstairs bathroom at the far end, and a wooden staircase to the right. A large open fireplace is located to the left. The kitchen is fully equipped with all modern conveniences. The living room has three sofas and a large dining table with seating capacity for 6 people. Plenty of windows allow for abundance of natural light and lovely rural views.

The staircase leads up to the first floor where three bedrooms are found, two with double beds and one with a single bed. All bedrooms have access to either a balcony or a wooden gallery. There is also a bathroom to be shared between the bedrooms. Wooden windows in all rooms with views of the village and surrounding countryside.

Up another flight of stairs, the top floor is one big open space being used as a bedroom, with open beams and four single beds.

Across the street, there is a fully enclosed patio and barbecue area with direct access to a garden with table and chairs.


Bedroom Details:1 dbl 150cm, 1 dbl 135cm and 1 sgl 90cm on 1st floor, 4 sgl 90cm on top floor
Sleeps:8
Bathrooms:2; (1 bath on grdflr, 1 shwr on 1st floor)
Beach: 20km
Nearest Shop: Villanueva de la Peña 3km
Bars/Restaurants: In the village, Casa María
Nearest Airport: Santander (45km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (45km)

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Booking Seasons
High 15 July - 31 Aug; Easter £1190
Low Rest of year £1090
Christmas and main public holidays are charged at mid or high season rates.
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)

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Herrera de Ibio

Herrera de Ibio is a pretty farming village, a network of little lanes with some grand old manor houses in between the farmhouses, set among fields and near hills. It nestles around its church, and amenities include a gastrobar, a children's playground and an outdoor basketball court.

The coast is less than half an hour away, so this is a good location for those wishing to combine beach days with rural living; it is also well located for exploring Cantabria to the East and West, and for driving up in to the Picos de Europa.

The Cabuérniga Valley heading inland from the village, is dotted with delightful stone-built villages and has a suprising variety of restaurants. Ruente has four alone, and further into the valley we recommend La Central in Barcenillas where they specialise in wood-oven roasts, Casa Lucas in Correpoco or El Puente in the pretty village of Carmona.

Cabezón de la Sal is the nearest town for shopping and all amenities. It holds a farmers' market every Saturday in the morning until lunchtime.

On the second Sunday of August, Cabezón de la Sal hosts the Día de Cantabria - the biggest local festival, with a display of local music, dancing and costumes as well as a parade and a large market throughout the day. It is an excellent way to experience Cantabrian culture.

Local Activities

  • 18 hole golf course at Santa Marina, La Revilla -18km. near San Vicente de La Barquera. Also golf course on Oyambre beach.
  • Tennis courts and indoor swimming pool at Cabezón de la Sal 7 km.
  • Fantastic beaches of Comillas and Oyambre, 20 minute drive.
  • Picos de Europa - an hour's drive.
  • Comillas, Santillana del Mar and the replica of the Altamira caves, San Vicente de la Barquera all within an easy drive.
  • The lovely town of Cabezón de la Sal at 7km with a great Saturday morning market.
  • Visit the fantastic caves at El Soplao.
  • Valle de Cabuerniga, a nature reserve with some wonderful domestic architecture within very easy reach.
  • Holiday Ideas near Herrera de Ibio

    Fishing in Asturias
    Fishing in Asturias
    Comillas
    Comillas
    San Vicente de la Barquera
    San Vicente de la Barquera
    Santillana del Mar
    Santillana del Mar
    Cabarceno wildlife park
    Cabarceno wildlife park
    Santillana Zoo
    Santillana Zoo
    Easter surf
    Easter surf
    Bilbao - Surf & the City
    Bilbao - Surf & the City
    Bilbao
    Bilbao
    Santander
    Santander
    Oviedo
    Oviedo
    Potes
    Potes
    Llanes
    Llanes
    Picos de Europa
    Picos de Europa
    Carmona
    Carmona
    Cabezon de la Sal
    Cabezon de la Sal
    Barcena Mayor
    Barcena Mayor
    Beaches of Western Cantabria
    Beaches of Western Cantabria
    Rambling in coastal Cantabria
    Rambling in coastal Cantabria
    Castro Urdiales
    Castro Urdiales
    National Park of Somiedo
    National Park of Somiedo
    Asturian cider houses
    Asturian cider houses
    La Ruta del Cares
    La Ruta del Cares
    Lagos de Covadonga
    Lagos de Covadonga
    Lastres
    Lastres
    Beaches of Western Asturias
    Beaches of Western Asturias
    Valle del Pas
    Valle del Pas
    Prellezo beach
    Prellezo beach
    Comillas beach
    Comillas beach
    Cudillero
    Cudillero
    Luarca
    Luarca
    Cowboy Country!
    Cowboy Country!
    Valles de Asón y Miera
    Valles de Asón y Miera
    East Cantabria coast
    East Cantabria coast
    Canoe the Sella and Deva
    Canoe the Sella and Deva
    Oysters galore in San Vicente
    Oysters galore in San Vicente
    Cobreces beach
    Cobreces beach
    Playa de Ajo
    Playa de Ajo
    Beaches of the Dinosaur Coast
    Beaches of the Dinosaur Coast
    Oyambre beach
    Oyambre beach
    The Spanish Cornwall?
    The Spanish Cornwall?

    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.