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Casa Aroa, Cantabria

Helgueras | Ref: HEL1 | Bedrooms: 2 | Sleeps: 4

Stylish stone cottage in peaceful village near spectacular beaches.

This cosy, detached, stone cottage with a fully enclosed sun-trap patio, stands up a lane with a sprinkling of other houses in the peaceful farming village of Helgueras, a short drive from some of Cantabria's best beaches.

Its interior has been stylishly modernised whilst maintaining its charm and original features. Stone walls and high beamed ceilings blend perfectly with large glass windows and doors which bring in the sunshine and light that make even the gloomiest day a bright one.

Comfortably and attractively furnished and very well equipped, its enthusiastic young owners have put all their care and attention into making it a special holiday home.

With views of the surrounding hills and lush valleys, you are ideally placed here - on the Cantabrian/Asturian border, not only are you just a ten minute drive to spectacular beaches, but are also at the gateway to the magnificent Picos de Europa and all that they have to offer.

N.B. The property has WIFI, a cot is available and pets are welcomed (local charge).

Accommodation Description

Glass front door from lane opens into semi open-plan living room and kitchen (kitchen is two steps down and separated from dining and sitting areas by a partial wall). Cloakroom.

Glass door from living room/kitchen onto fully enclosed patio with dining and sitting areas and brick-built BBQ. Steps up from here up to gate opening onto lane.

Wooden stairs from living room/kitchen to first floor and landing. Off this two double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms.

One bedroom has a open roofed terrace with a table and two chairs, leading off from it.

Bedroom Details:1dble (135 cms), 1 dble (150 cms) both with ensuite bathrooms.
Bathrooms:3; (1 cloakroom (grd. flr.), 1 ensuite bathroom (Shower unit, W.C. and washbasin). 1 ensuite bathroom (shower unit, W.C. and washbasin) (first floor).)
Beach: 8km
Nearest Shop: 5km - Unquera
Bars/Restaurants: One bar in village. Restaurants in Unquera at 5 kms.
Nearest Airport: Santander (72km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (74km)

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Booking Seasons
High 1 Jul - 16 Sept; Easter, Christmas & local holidays £1190
Low Rest of year £750
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)

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Helgueras, a sleepy, little farming village, tucked into gentle rolling hills, is on the border of Cantabria and Asturias, sharing their fascinating cultures. Just inland from the coast at the beautiful promontory of Pechon with its spectacular, unspoilt beaches and the stunning Playa La Franca going west into Asturias, you are also at the gateway to the Picos de Europa, reached by the awesome Hermida gorge.

On your way to the Cares Gorge too, one of the most popular trekking routes in Northern Spain, the delightful seaside towns of San Vicente de La Barquera, Comillas and Llanes make easy outings.

The village has a small bar, but for shopping and a good selection of restaurants, Unquera, at five kilometres, provides all that you need, including a lively weekly market by the River Deva and several companies offering outdoor activities.

Local Activities

  • Lovely beaches within a short drive.
  • Walking routes nearby, including a circular route of 14kms "La Ruta de Los Colores" in La Sierra de Cuera.
  • Walk La Ruta de Cares.
  • Visit the Picos de Europa.
  • Fishing (trout and salmon with a licence) in the Rio Deva and Rio Cares.
  • Horse riding at nearby Unquera.
  • Canoeing and other water sports on the Rio Deva.
  • Visit Panes, Llanes, San Vicente de La Barquera, Comillas..
  • Local gastronomy - a good choice of local restaurants, offering tasty mountain fare and fresh fish and seafood.
  • Holiday Ideas near Helgueras

    Altamira & cave paintings
    Altamira & cave paintings
    El Soplao Cave - the 'Cathedral'
    El Soplao Cave - the 'Cathedral'
    Día de Cantabria
    Día de Cantabria
    El Mozucu fiesta, Cantabria
    El Mozucu fiesta, Cantabria

    Getting There

    Western coastal Cantabria 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.