Province Cantabria and Asturias Village Arguebanes Location Type Village
General Description Originally a grainstore, hence its name "El Granero", this compact, homely and cosy, detached, stone cottage was converted into a holiday home by its farming owner a few years ago.
Cleverly making the best use of space and quality local materials, his skill of carpentry and his artistic eye, create a truly country feel to the property.
Set on a lane in the upper part of the pretty farming village of Arguebanes with other houses around, the view across fields to woods and the mountains beyond from its small south facing patio are a pure delight.
Backed by the magnificent peaks of the Macizo Oriental of the Picos de Europa with its verdant valleys and crystal clear rivers and streams, you are excellently placed for walking and exploring the surrounding area.
Though totally surrounded by nature, the lovely old market town of Potes with all facilities is just five kilometres away.
N.B. There are two concrete electricity posts by the house, though they do not spoil your view.
*New for 2018
Accommodation Description Outside front steps up to small south facing, fully enclosed paved patio with lovely view of fields and mountains.
From this stable style door opens into open plan living room. Through arch from this to country style kitchen.
From living room to bathroom.
Up wooden stairs to tiny landing and door to small balcony with magnificent views of the Picos.
Off landing to two bedrooms (one double and one small double with mezzanine with single bed).
Easter; 15 Jul - 31 Aug
1 Jun - 14 Jul; 1-15 Sep
Rest of year
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)
Maximum Sleeps: 4
Nearest Beach: 45km
Nearest Shop: 5 kms - Potes
Bars/Restaurants: 5 kms - Potes
Nearest Town: Potes - 5 kms
Nearest Swim: Municipal swimming pool in Potes - 5 kms
Walking locally - There are a variety of wonderful walks that start from the village.
Walk the Ruta de Cares from Posada de Valdeon.
Horse-riding - Centro Ecuestre Aravalle in Vinon, near Tama - the other side of Potes.
Fishing in the River Deva (but with a licence).
Swimming in the River Deva at Camaleno.
Many outdoor activity companies in Potes offering all sorts of activities.
Sample the local tipple "orujo" at Bodega Sierra del Oso In Ojedo (off the road before Potes).
Explore the interesting old town of Potes.
Visit the fascinating churches in Piasca and Santa Maria de Lebana and the monastery of Santo Toribio.
Take the cable car up to the heights at Fuente De and enjoy the walks at the top.
Sample the gastronomy of the region at many family run restaurants - cocido lebaniego, the local dish, not to be missed!
Get a taste for the local cheeses - track down the many local villages that make their own - Lon, Pido, Baro, Pendes..
Take a day trip by the San Glorio pass to the city of Leon with its amazing cathedral. Central/partial heating is available: Yes
Fireplace is available: Yes
Heating Description: Electric wall radiators. Wood burning stove in the living room.
Interior Decor: Decorated in different pastel shades blending in well with the woodwork. Beamed ceilings.Rustic tiled floors downstairs. Wooden floors upstairs. Attractive traditional touches. Much of the woodwork made by the owner. Windows in all the rooms.
Furnishings: Country style furniture appropriate to the style of the cottage.
Bedroom Details: 1 dble, 1 small dble, 1 sing.
Bedroom 1: One double bed (135 cms). Bedside tables and wall lamps and mirror. Built in cupboard. T.V.Two windows and skylight. Sloping beamed ceiling.
Bedroom 2:One small double bed (120 cms). Bedside table and wall lamp. Built in cupboard. T.V. Ladder to small mezzanine with one single mattress (90 cms). Two windows and skylight. Sloping beamed ceiling.
Sheets and blankets.
Bathroom Details: 1 shwr. unit, W.C. and washbasin (grdflr.)
Bathroom on ground floor. Shower unit, W.C. and washbasin. Electric towel rail. Tiled throughout. White fittings. Hairdryer.
Lounge & Entertainment Equipment...
English Books/Games: Yes
Notes: Sofa and armchair and table. T.V. and wood burning stove.
Kitchen & Laundry Equipment...
Fridgefreezer (Icebox): Yes
Washing Machine: Yes
Washing Line: Yes
Ironing Board: Yes
Notes Attractive country style kitchen. Compact and practical with marble style worksurface, cupboards and shelving. Very nicely and well equipped, although there is no oven. The microwave, however, has a grill.
Wooden table and stools.
Dining Equipment Plenty of glasses,cutlery and crockery for capacity. Tastefully equipped.
Garden Small, south facing, enclosed patio with table and chairs for sitting and eating out. Great view across fields to hills.
Portable BBQ on request.
Parking In street across the lane.
Low Shower Ground Floor: Yes
Car to Door: Yes
"Excellent, one week in the Picos" (Client 2019)
"Very friendly owners. Very welcoming and gave us some nice presents." (Client 2018)
"A relaxing holiday - well-organised company and friendly owners. One week in Picos mountains," (Client 2018)
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