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Ruilobuca farmhouse property fully restored sleeps 6-12

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's2
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms / shower each, sleeps up to 6/12

Ruilobuca farm house has been tastefully restored and is heated by a modern central heating system. The house is Cantabrian Mountain style but fully modernised. Please note that the house can accomodate up to 12 people and is available for rent for only 6 people in north or south house if required. The garden is completely enclosed and secure for kids and the house is baby friendly. A cot and push chair is available on request. The games room has full sized ping-pong table.

Bedrooms all have built-in wardrobes with plenty of storage space, and each bedroom has 3 single beds with quality bedding. Each bedroom has en-suite bathroom or shower room.

The house is ideal for a large family or two groups/friends wanting to live separately and be indepent at the same time being together within the house. The house offers similar living accomodation at each end.

A barn,12 x 6 mts or games room living/dinning room has been recently restored and included in the price. Ideal room for specials events. The house is surrounded by hills and woods, there many lanes for peaceful walks without the need of a car. Tranquility and peaceful countryside, but also offers the most extensive stretches of beach and sand in its coastal area of Oyambre Park, San Vicente de la Barquera and Santillana del Mar are only twenty mins by car from the house and COMILLAS just five mins by car.

Transport to Cantabria from England -

Direct flights from Stansted / Santander with Ryanair. Easy jet from Stansted to Bilbao.

Brittany ferries from Portsmouth/Plymouth to Santander, twice a week departures.

More Details

Carmen Cooper
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Ruiloba in Western coast of Cantabria

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 3 Single Bed
  • 4 en-suite large doubles, 4 rooms with 3 individuals 3 beds in each bedroom. 2 utilities room with WC and basin.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There is a full size tennis table available for guests. Each unit has its own patio. One linen change per week will be provided and changed. (Daily maid services can be provided at local rates). Two Portable barbecues provided. The house has been divided in two units. North one and South one. They can be offered as one whole unit with communicating doors on the ground floor and first floor, offering accommodation for up to 12 people or be rented per unit only. The two units are suitable for a family with friends or older family who want to be together but keep their own Independence during the holidays. The house has two patios. South one is cover and fully furnished, and North one with views and entrance to the gardens and fields. Please see photo. The house has its own main entrance and parking places.


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Ruilobuca farmhouse property fully restored sleeps 6-12
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Perfect family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

What a hidden gem! We rented the whole house for a family holiday - 11 people. There was so much space in the house, with all rooms ensuite and everything clean and well kept. Indoor and outdoor eating areas and a large garden. The house can be split in two separate dwellings for smaller groups.

It is nestled between the mountains and the coast in a collection of small villages. Very peaceful indeed (except for a few mooing cows!). There were a mixture of Spanish tourists and pilgrims to Santiago when we visited giving it that unspoiled feel. Only a few kms from the great beach and small town of Comillas and of plenty of places to explore; Picos mountains, Oyambre golf and enormous beach. We didn't get a chance to see the nearby prehistoric caves or other beaches, and would love to come back to explore more. Richard and Carmen live next door and are wonderful hosts because they have all the knowledge and advice if required, but are not intrusive at all.

Thank you Richard and Carmen, and we can't recommend it enough!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We rented the whole property and enjoyed a truly relaxing stay. The garden was large and peaceful with lovely views and there are various seating areas, including a large 'garden room' which was useful once when the wind blew us away from the outdoor table! Carmen and Richard were excellent hosts, they left us alone but were full of useful information when asked and Richard even dug out a bicycle when he heard my husband likes cycling! The house is simply furnished in a rustic style, the kitchens are perfectly adequate for a holiday stay and the lady who comes every morning in her bread van was most welcome!

Nearby Comillias is very pretty and Oyambre beach is truly beautiful. It's a wonderful area and we really loved it. The property is great for 2 families/parties to share and we would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Lovely house in a beautiful part of Spain

  • 5 of 5

The house is just as described.

It is roomy, peaceful and beautiful with lots of character.

Carmen and Richard are great hosts without being intrusive - they were so kind to us and our 2 girls.

There is heaps to explore once you get to Ruilobuca- beaches, the Picos, Altamira as well as an abundance of charming villages with great restaurants.

I'm sure we'll be back, now we have discovered what a gem Cantabria is!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Winchester, UK

Perfect for a couple of families; private & social

  • 5 of 5

This is a great combination for a couple of families. I stayed here with my husband, parents and sister, with her husband and two daughters, renting both properties, which worked really well.

Having access to two kitchens and all their contents made it really simple for self-catering for 8 people, and great not having to share bathrooms. Everything worked too.

Since we were renting both houses, we also had access to the whole garden area, lovely for eating all our meals together outside with a fantastic view. We also had access to the barn, which would have been useful if we had had to eat undercover.

I could see it working well for a smaller group renting a single property - my recommendation would be to rent the north half because it has the best view.

Parking space was ample for the two cars we had and would accommodate more if needed.

The restaurant at El Barrio de la Iglesia is walkable - about 15 minutes -and worth the walk if you fancy a night off cooking and not driving. There are a couple of useful supermarkets in Comillas, and a couple of great ladies deliver bread each morning by van to the door.

The beach in Comillas is definitely worth a visit, but the really special one is Oyambra, one of the best beaches I've been to, surf at one end with easy access to some restaurants for lunch, and a safe tranquil channel for swimming at the other. The Picos are also unmissable, particularly the cable car at Fuente De; Santilla del Mar is another lovely place to visit.

Carmen is a great host, available and responsive but in no way intrusive.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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A wonderful summer holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were two families and rent both parts of the house. It was great there. We had enough rooms and we loved to stay in Ruilobuca. There was a big kitchen which was best equipped, a washing maschine and a beautiful garden. Everthing was clean and we missed nothing. The owners Carmen and Richard were very friendly and helpful. They always gave us useful information about restaurants, sightseeing - trips, beaches .... We often went to the sea or hiked in the mountains. There were nice places to vistit very near (Comillas, Santander). The weather was fine and we enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Madrid, Spain

A perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely three weeks last summer at Ruilobuca. As we are a family of six, we rented the full house, and we found it extremely roomy and comfortable. Our kids loved the stonewalled bedrooms and the wooden ceilings. For them, it was like a magic house. The house has a beautiful garden with lovely views. It feels like in the middle of nowhere, so calm and quiet, but still we were a mere ten minutes away drive from the historic village of Comillas. Weather was generally sunny and good so we mostly stayed outside, and there was also a big porch for family meals and a barbecue.

The property is very well equipped and very well situated to see the area, mountains and beaches. Carmen and Richard were very helpful and were always ready to answer questions about local attractions. Comillas and Santillana del Mar (a beautiful village from the Middle Ages) are a must, but we also visited San Vicente de la Barquera and the Cueva del Soplado (a cave with amazing stalactites). We also went to the beautiful city of Santander, which is an hour away by the highway.

We had a perfect holiday at Ruilobuca and we will definitely be going back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
1 restaurant and a bar in El Barrio de la Iglesia,
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Oyambre playa
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Cabezon de la Sal/Santander
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Cabezon de la Sal
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
El Barrio de la Iglesia
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Comillas 5 minutes by car
Car: necessary

Ruilobuca is part of Ruiloba distric. The village is a very quiet hamlet and part or rural Spain, is where one can still feel back to simpler days. Surrounded by the most historic and elegant cities of the Northern Coast, COMILLAS is about two miles from the house. July and August is a busy market town with nationals holiday makers. Little shops, antiques, bars, restaurants and magnificent buildings, and of course a lovely beach. SANTILLANA DEL MAR has its famous CAVES and buildings. Santander is about 30 minutes from the house. OYAMBRE PARK has a magnificent silver sand and green dunes spreading over kilometres of coast. LA RUTA DEL CARES in Asturias, is another energetic walk of 25 kms go and back in one go!!

LOS PICOS DE EUROPA is about 40 minutes by car from the house and is famous for its walks and gastronomy.

WALKS AND GASTRONOMY are the most popular activities in the area. Menus of three courses are available from 7 Euros every where!

Other Activities: A full size tennis table and bikes are available in the house. Painting activities are most welcome and suitable, just to learn or practice.

Golf: Campo de Golf Santa Marina, 18 holes, in San Vicente de la Barquera, (twenty minutes from our house), was created in 2001 by Severiano Ballesteros. It is famous amongst nationals and foreign players.

A coastal 9 holes golf course in Oyambre Park is only 15 minutes from the house.

Please contact us for more information.

Ski: Alto Campoo is about an hour from our house, and near REINOSA/NESTARES.

Its altitude is about 1.650 mts. with 18 slopes, 4 green, 6 blues, 8 red. Services like creche, tuition courses for adult and children; rental equipment ; restaurants and cafes are available.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Ruiloba, Cantabria

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £223.05

Please apply for price when a large group is interested in renting.

Barn/Games room, 10x5m is included in the price. Linen bed change once a week.
please note that a 100Euros per extra added guest after the booking is fixed will be charged...

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Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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