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Casa Cristobal, Cantabria and Asturias

Santibañez (Cabezón de la Sal) | Ref: SAN1 | Bedrooms: 6 | Sleeps: 11

Perfect accomodation for large families or groups of friends

If you fancy a holiday in Green Spain with your family or friends, in a rural setting within easy reach of all amenities, then Casa Cristobal offers the perfect base from where to explore this lush, mountainous region, famous for its beaches, caves, gastronomy and unique natural attractions.

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 Description

The 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
Sleeps:11
Bathrooms:2; (1 shwr on grdflr, 1 bath on 1st floor)
Beach: 15km
Nearest Shop: Cabezón de la Sal, 2km
Bars/Restaurants: Carrejo, 800m
Nearest Airport: Santander (50km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (50km)

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Booking Seasons
High 15 Jun - 15 Sept; Easter, Cristmas & local holidays £1750
Low Rest of year £1530
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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Church in Santibañez
Church in Santibañez

Santibañez (Cabezón de la Sal)

The rural village of Santibañez is set in a quiet location with amazing views. Nearby you will find many tracks to explore the surrounding area, a great spot for river swimming and a couple of good restaurants.

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.

Local Activities

  • River swimming along the Saja river.
  • 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 Santibañez (Cabezón de la Sal)

    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.
    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.