The house is a part of the buildings that were once an ancient stately home complex, dating back to 1856. It has been restored in order to improve the accommodation facilities but still preserves the original structure and materials. We are located in Cigüenza, a village with a population of only 120 people, surrounded by the mountains of La Tesla and La Canaleja and by the River Nela, engulfed in peace and tranquillity. The house has one peculiar aspect, as in all the Moorish style houses, which is that the main facade faces the inside, towards the courtyard of the house, and not towards the outside, the access road, which would be the normal construction in this area.
The village is only 1.5 km from Villarcayo, the capital of the Las Merindades (4500 inhabitants); in the very centre of Las Merindades district, which enables us to visit all the different sights of the area easily and without having to travel long distances.
Winter arrives and it brings with it the cold, rain and snow. The days are shorter and we find it more difficult to venture outside. But the rain and snow bring water to our rivers, and the many waterfalls found in the area are then in full splendour and offer us a wonderful picture, which can only be experienced at this time of year. We will also be able to enjoy the snow in the nearby Lunada ski resort, only 25 km away. It is small but ideal for complete families and the unexperienced. And later, after dinner, a lovely chat in front of the cosy fireplace or the heating while the wintry weather beats away outside.