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Apartamentos Torices 2, Cantabria and Asturias

Torices | Ref: TOC2 | Bedrooms: 1 | Sleeps: 2

Spacious rural apartment with shared pool in mountain village.

This handsome, traditional stone, country house has been divided into six spacious apartments (the owner occupies one of them). Set in large, well maintained, enclosed grounds, with a shared, fenced off swimming pool, it is in the pretty farming village of Torices, high up in the hills. In a slightly elevated position, it commands spectacular views of the mountains beyond.

The comfortable apartments are practical and functional and apart from central heating they have afireplace for chillier evenings.

Individually designed, they all have their own entrance and own sitting out space and there is plenty of room in the grounds for all. There is a private parking area and two fixed barbeques under cover for al fresco meals.

A variety of wonderful walks start directly from the village and all kinds of other activities - riding, quads, paintball, fishing, mountain climbing are on offer in the area.

Though the village has no amenities, there is a good local restaurant and excellent bakery at six kilometres, and the lively market town of Potes, is eleven kilometres.

Apartamento Torices 2 is on the first floor of the house off a wide balcony shared with Apartamento Torices 3. It is reached by steps from the main patio and garden or from the lane.
It is at the far end of the balcony with splendid views of the mountains.

NB_The owners donīt accept pets.

Accommodation Description

From balcony front door opens into open plan living room and kitchen. Up three steps to bathroom. Up wooden stairs to bedroom (one double).

Licence no: H.4865

Bedroom Details:1 dble (135 cms)
Bathrooms:1; (1 shwr unit, W.C. and washbasin.)
Beach: 50km
Nearest Shop: 10 kms - Ojedo
Bars/Restaurants: 6 kms - Venta de Vieda
Nearest Airport: Santander (114km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (114km)

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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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Torices is an attractive, simple farming village about eleven kilometres south of Potes (for all shopping). It is set on the beautiful wooded slopes of the Sierra de Peņa Sagra, with dramatic views to the peaks.

Reached by a winding road (4 kms) it is a very rural, peaceful spot, good for walking straight from your doorstep. It does not have any facilities, but Vieda at six kms, has a good country restaurant and an excellent bakery and Puente Asnil at four kms has a bar/shop with basics and another wonderful bakery.

Local Activities

  • A variety of wonderful walks starting from the village.
  • Walk the Ruta de Cares from Posada de Valdeon.
  • Birdwatching. From the garden alone you will be amazed by the variety of species.
  • Horse-riding in nearby Vinon.
  • Fishing in the River Deva (but with a licence).
  • Many outdoor activity companies in Potes, offering quads, climbing, cross country ski-ing etc..
  • Explore the interesting old town of Potes.
  • Visit the fascinating churches in Piasca and Santa Maria de Lebena 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.