Casa Cristobal, Cantabria and AsturiasSantibañez (Cabezón de la Sal) | Ref: SAN1 | Bedrooms: 6 | Sleeps: 11
Perfect accomodation for large families or groups of friends
With six bedrooms, two bathrooms, a generous playroom with table tennis and darts, and a wonderful garden with mountain views, neither you nor the youngsters should surely miss anything during your stay. The living room is bright, open and airy thanks to the large south-facing windows, the open-plan kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher and ample cupboard space, and most of the bedrooms have a TV. Wifi in the whole house and satellite channels in the living room are just extra bonuses.
A blend of wood and brightly coloured walls, rustic-style decór and a cosy fireplace contribute to create an agreeable ambience where you can relax after a busy day sightseeing, shopping or just taking in the beauty of the surroundings.
The market-town of Cabezón de la Sal is only two kilometres away, the motorway just beyond that, and the seaside towns of Comillas and San Vicente de la Barquera are also only 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. River swimming is another activity to enjoy along the Saja river, with a perfect spot just a short walk away. And with a couple of good restaurants, also within walking distance, you can always end the day with some great food and a glass of wine.
Accommodation DescriptionThe property can be accessed through a small garden gate at the back or through an imposing iron gate framed by natural stone pillars, this one being shared with the neighbouring house which is only very rarely occupied. Either way, both paths lead to the main entrance of the house.
From a small south-facing terrace, the main door opens into an open plan living area with a well equipped kitchen to the left, a bathroom and two bedrooms at the far end, and a staircase leading to both the first floor and the basement to the right.
Upstairs, a hall leads to four spacious bedrooms of which two have sloped ceilings and the other two share a lovely balcony. A bathroom is also located on this floor. Lovely views from all rooms.
The basement is divided into a multipurpose room with table tennis, darts and dining equipment, and a garage that allows for storing bicycles, surf boards or other bulky items that you might want to bring over, as Cantabria has a lot to offer for outdoor recreation.
A fully enclosed garden surrounds the property on two sides, with barbecue, pergola, garden furniture and a huge palm tree. Lots of parking options around the house.
NB. Pets are allowed
|Bedroom Details:||2 dbl (140cm and 160cm) on grd floor, 3 dbl 140cm and 1 sgl 90cm on 1st floor|
|Bathrooms:||2; (1 shwr on grdflr, 1 bath on 1st floor)|
|Nearest Shop:||Cabezón de la Sal, 2km|
|Nearest Airport:||Santander (50km)|
|Nearest Ferryport:||Santander (50km)|
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|High||15 Jun - 15 Sept; Easter, Cristmas & local holidays||£1800|
|Low||Rest of year||£1600|
|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)
Church in Santibañez
Santibañez (Cabezón de la Sal)
The coast is only twenty minutes, 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.
Up in the hills nearby, the tiny village of Bustablado (population approximately 60 people) lays on a wonderful fiesta in August, when a delicious chickpea stew is handed out to all comers - take your plates!
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.
Holiday Ideas near Santibañez (Cabezón de la Sal)
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.
Please ask us for advice on ferry crossings, timetables and flexible start dates to fit with the crossings.
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.