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Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
  • House
  • 2 BR
  • Sleeps 6
  • from € 180/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-disiplinary approach to design.

Thoughtfully and meticulously executed, 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

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, firewood provided. 

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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Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Cantabria Villa, Basque Country, Spain | holiday lettings
Info & Rates
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 double bed on an elevated platform (ideal for children)
KitchenFully equipped kitchen
Bathrooms2 En suite bathrooms
Accommodate6 Guests (Or up to 8 guests if 4 are children)
InternetWifi throughout
Pet friendlyNo
RatesRates start at €180 per night double occupancy or €225 per night full occupancy and €1490 per week. See rates table
Minimum Stay2 Nights
ViewGorgeous countryside views
Notes

Passport or ID required during the stay

Check in from 2pm (no later than 10:30pm)

Check out: 11am (if there are no bookings the same day, check out can be arranged until 6pm)

€50 Cleaning fee

Cancellations 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.

Rate Table

Prices are for four people or less occupying two rooms. The maximum capacity is 6 people with a surcharge of €35 p.p.p.n. 20% discount in low and mid seasons if occupied by only 2 people in one room.

Seasonal Dates Nightly Rates Weekly Rates
October to April €225 €1490
 May, June, September €250 €1650
 July, August. €275 €1750

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