Villa Slow Cantabria, Spain

designed by Laura Alvarez
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
  • House
  • 2 BR
  • Sleeps 4
  • from € 225 nt
What we like about this property

Since growing up in Basque Country, architect Laura Alvarez has never lost her affinity and affection for the land and the simple country life, and this holiday home in Spain recreates the humble peasant cabins of the past with a refined modern sensibility. We love the beautiful stone and wood craftsmanship, the oversized picture windows that frame the countryside, and the pristine lines and silhouette.   

Description

Once the site of a homestead ruin, this holiday home in Spain’s Basque countryside is a modern version of a peasant’s cabin. Set within the lush Valles Pasiegos Nature Park with stunning views all around, the house was designed by award-winning Spanish architect Laura Alvarez whose work in both residential and commercial installations combines a multi-disciplinary approach to design.

With great thoughtfulness and meticulous execution, Alvarez took the site’s amazing natural beauty into consideration reusing old stone and materials from the shed and the Cantabria region in the construction. 

The building’s features are simple and straightforward but with a refined elegance derived from the contrast of rustic textures and contemporary style. 

The home’s main living spaces are lofty and bright with vaulted wood ceilings, concrete floors and two matching panoramic windows facing opposing views of the landscape. The lounge is arranged around a central fireplace with a large dining area and fully equipped kitchen.  

The two en-suite double bedrooms are mirror images of one another divided by an additional mezzanine sleeping area for two perched in the eaves and private entrances.

On one side of the house is a small patio with expansive views of the valleys and mountains and an outdoor dining area on the opposite side, each accessed by through the oversized glass walls that feature large, exterior barn style doors.

Completely immersed into the countryside with no immediate neighbors, this is a special retreat that allows you ultimate privacy, comfort and beauty. 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

The house has a wooden hot tub which is perfect for year-round relaxation. There is wifi throughout. The house is a passive house with all A+++ electronic devices and LED technology as well as a heat pump, under floor heating and high quality insulation and windows for a minimum heat loss. Kitchen and bath amenities are provided. Firewood (for the fireplace and hot tub) is available on request. There is a washing machine with dryer.

AROUND

The northern reaches of Basque country in Spain are some of the most beautiful and diverse areas of the country. Surrounded by mountains and national parks just an hour from the sea, it’s a quiet and lush network of valleys and rich in natural beauty, culture and gastronomy. The Pas region of the Los Valles Pasiegos is made up of three adjacent valleys and mountain ranges crossed by the three rivers that give them their names: the Pisueña, Pas and Miera Rivers. Cantabria’s coast has a multitude of good beaches and reefs and is a popular surfing destination. The capital city of the Cantabria region and popular summer resort town of Santander is an hour north and sits at the mouth of the bay along La Magdalena peninsula.

Considered the heart and capital of Basque country the industrial port city of Bilbao is just under two hours drive. Most famous for the stunning titanium-clad Frank Gehry–designed Guggenheim Museum, the city has emerged from it’s gritty working class roots into a cultural hub for art, cuisine and commerce.

LOCATION

Cantabria, Spain. Nearest Airport: Bilbao (1.45 hours), Santander (1hr)

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring and Summer are ideal and not as hot as the south, but all of the seasons are beautiful and have something to offer. The house is well equipped with floor heating, fireplace and wood for colder seasons.

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Villa Slow

from 225 to 275 / nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info
Bedrooms2 Bedrooms
Bed TypeRoom 1: 1 Double bed and 2 single beds on an elevated platform (ideal for children). Room 2: 1 Double bed with two independent mattresses and 1 single bed on an elevated platform (ideal for children)
KitchenFully equipped kitchen
Bathrooms2 En suite bathrooms
Accommodate4 Guests (or up to 6 if 2 are children)
InternetWifi throughout
Kid FriendlyFamilies welcome
Pet friendlyOn request
ViewGorgeous countryside views
Rates
Cleaning (One Time)€100
Sec. Deposit€200
Check-In2:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Check-Out11:00 AM
CancellationCancellations received 3 months prior to arrival will be fully refunded. Cancellations of less than 3 months prior to arrival will not receive a refund unless owner is able to rent the home for the same dates.
NotesPassport or ID required during the stay If there are no bookings the same day, check out can be arranged until 6pm.
Season Start Date End Date Nightly Weekly Min Stay
CLOSEDJan 1Feb 28
Additional Guests€35 per person / per night above 4
MarchMar 1Mar 31€225€14905 nights
Additional Guests€35 per person / per night above 4
AprilApr 1Apr 30€225€14905 nights
Additional Guests€35 per person / per night above 4
MayMay 1May 31€250€16505 nights
Additional Guests€35 per person / per night above 4
JuneJun 1Jun 30€250€16505 nights
Additional Guests€35 per person / per night above 4
JulyJul 1Jul 31€275€17505 nights
Additional Guests€35 per person / per night above 4
AugustAug 1Aug 31€275€17505 nights
Additional Guests€35 per person / per night above 4
SeptemberSep 1Sep 30€250€16505 nights
Additional Guests€35 per person / per night above 4
OctoberOct 1Oct 31€225€14905 nights
Additional Guests€35 per person / per night above 4
NovemberNov 1Nov 30€225€14905 nights
Additional Guests€35 per person / per night above 4
DecemberDec 1Dec 31€225€14905 nights
Additional Guests€35 per person / per night above 4
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Reviews

2 Reviews

  • Akihide MIYAZAWA, September 5, 2019

    I was deeply moved!
    There is a fine balance of architect and nature.
    Not only the staying but also the contact of the host was perfect.
    Communicating with her you feel like start to the travel.
    Our travel to Espana from Japan was well done by her quick and polite response.
    I’d like to visit Villa Slow again !!
     

    Akihide MIYAZAWA

    KOBE, JAPAN

  • karina tollman, December 16, 2018

    Very beautiful and comfortable house. The house is set in the most incredible pure landscape. Farm animals walking about freely. Great sunrises viewed from the house.
    Laura is a wonderful host.
    We will definitely be back.

    karina tollman

    tel aviv, israel

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