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Charming Apartments with Great Character and Wonderful Views in Cantabria Villa - La Casuca (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/6)

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment



La Casuca (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/6)

The apartment, a conversion of a farm outbuilding, is fully independent and on 3 floors.

On the ground floor there is a vestibule and a bedroom.

The first floor has a lounge with kitchen, and bathroom.

The lounge has a TV, DVD and table and chairs.

There are lovely mountain views across the tiled roofs.

The apartment, which has central heating, contains many original oak beams, the remaining wood being chestnut and pine, and some exposed original stone walls. It is decorated with delightful oil paintings.

There is a balcony (access from the lounge) with lovely views of the church and the mountains.

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About the property


The apartments are fully independent, spacious, well equipped and furnished to a very high standard. The decoration includes murals based on medieval illustrations. There are excellent views of the Picos mountains. Communal areas include a large pool, gardens and a social room. Tudes is sunny and picturesque and its 30-odd inhabitants can still be seen herding their cattle and sheep through its streets. "A quintessential mountain village with its customs and traditional architecure well preserved in a magnificent natural setting" (in the words of the judges of the Village of the Year competition). There is a delightful tavern (under the same ownership as La Casa). The area is a walker's paradise.

Property Manager
Lucía Ibañez Mier
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 September, 2018

About Lucía Ibañez Mier

La Casa is a former farmstead sensitively restored and adapted to create top quality self-catering accommodation.

Lucía Ibañez Mier purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Lucía Ibañez Mier chose Tudes

The rustic atmosphere and character of the centuries-old property have been preserved with modern amenities added.

What makes this apartment unique

Enclosed within its own wall, it is a village within a village.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"A fantastic fortnight on the mountains and on the beach. It's not often you come somewhere and find that the reality is even better than your expectations but this place certainly was. Thank you for a great stay." Steve, Helen, Harry, Anna and Ed. Henley-on-Tames, Oxfordshire. August 2010

What a beautiful place to stay! Fabulous scenery, mountains, rivers and villages with colourful flowers everywhere. We travelled from Northern Ireland and found the roads a bikers dream! Saw birds of prey, butterflies and deer in the mountains. We will certainly return! Tony and Lucia are lovely hosts and the accommodation is five star. James and Alison. June 2012.

Beautifully decorated and well-equipped apartment, and a pool too! We enjoyed dinner in the garden, the nonchalant chickens in the square, the bar, the walks from the leaflets provided, and two days of hot sun. We hope to return. Peter, Hilary and Mary. October 2012
Feb 2006
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Available Rentals


Booking Notes:
All bookings are to be made direct with the owners.
A 30% deposit is payable at the time of booking, the balance at the end of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
As far as possible we are flexibille on changeover day, and the exact length of stay.
Arrival time: normally not before 14.00.
Departure time: normally 12.00.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Tudes around the Liébana

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a small bath, shower and wash basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - The second bedroom, with large double bed.
    Bedroom 1 - Bedroom with two single beds.
  • Windows looking onto Picos de Europa.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • caving
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: The establishment consists in total of 8 apartments, of 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms. All have central heating (as well as a wood-burning stove in the lounge). The apartments are suitable for children. The availability calendar relates to all the apartments in La Casa de las Chimeneas ie it shows La Casuca as available if it at least one of the five two (or three)-bedroom apartments is unlet; and Arboles as available if at least one of the three one-bedroom apartments is unlet. The water comes straight from a mountain spring. While we like it, and to date no guests have experienced problems with it, you may wish to consider buying bottled water for drinking. You will find an information pack on your arrival which includes details of services in the area and activities, and descriptions showing half a dozen walks that can be done from the village. In July an August we normally allow an overall maximum of 5 people in La Casuca and 4 in Arboles. Pets not allowed. Outside: The communal area of the establishment includes an attractive, curved infinity pool, 13 metres at its longest and 4 metres at its widest, a wooden-roofed entrance with seating beneath, ideal for enjoying a quiet drink, terraced and garden areas (with a table football and other games) and a social room with pool table, large screen TV, DVDs, games, maps, information leaflets, a small library, and free Internet access with WIFI. There are swings in the village square.


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La Casuca (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/6)
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 4 reviews

So peaceful

  • 4 of 5

This was just perfect for us. Peaceful except for distant cow bells and fantastic views across the Picos. Our accommodation was ideal, comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen and a terrace to sit and read on. A welcome bottle of wine. Lots of walks from the village itself. Potes is a lovely little town and we were there during some sort of fiesta. Supermarkets for all foodstuffs and plently of choice for eating out. The taberna in Tudes was convenient for a drink and meal.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excelente alojamento para quem viaja em família e quer aproveitar a montanha. A vista para os Picos é fabulosa, as casas muito acolhedoras e bem decoradas.

O melhor espaço que aluguei pelo o HomeAway até à data.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Obrigado, Teresa. Nós também gostamos muito da sua visita. Você tem uma família adorável e com a alegria deles, eles iluminaram esta casa. Esperamos vê-lo em breve e por favor, fique mais tempo agora. Atenciosamente: Lucía Ibáñez Mier.
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Uma estadia para recordar por boas razões...

  • 4 of 5

Uma casa muito simpática bastante bem equipada e com uma localização deslumbrante.

A realidade é ainda melhor do que as fotografias.

Acordar num local destes é algo que não se esquece.

Uma experiência que se pode recomendar.

Apenas um reparo. Na divulgação no site HomeAway, por onde fiz a marcação, seria útil colocar nas fotografias a correspondência com a respectiva casa.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Querido Pedro, Ha sido un verdadero placer pasar estos días contigo y tu maravillosa familia. Esperamos volveros a tener con nosotros en un futuro. Muchas gracias y un saludo Lucía Ibáñez Mier
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
La Taberna del Inglés
Nearest Ferry
95 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
95 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
North Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
La Taberna del Inglés
Nearest Ski
10 Kilometres
Fuente Dé
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Tudes is 25 miles from the Cantabrian coast, where there are many good, sandy beaches. The journey by car takes about an hour.



Santander (70 miles, 1 1/2 hours by car). There are Ryanair flights to and from Stansted.

Asturias (Oviedo) (85 miles, 1 3/4 hours by car). Easyjet flights to and from Stansted.

Bilbao (130 miles. 2 1/2 hours by car). Easyjet, BA and Iberia flights.

Ferries: There are Plymouth-Santander and Portsmouth-Bilbao crossings.

You can reach Tudes by bus (from Santander) and taxi (from Potes) but a car is recommended.


Tudes is 6 miles (10 minutes by car) from Potes, the main market town and centre of local life.

It is 8 miles from the Santa Toribio Monastry (where the largest surviving piece of Christ's cross is held), 10 miles from La Hermida Gorge and 20 miles from the Fuente De cable car.

Further Details:

In our bar acroass the road - La Taberna del Ingles - you can have breakfast lunch or dinner (in the form of light meals or snacks), play pool or darts, visit the centuries-old kitchen preserved as a mini museum - as well, of course, as having a drink!

The nearest shops and restaurants are in Potes and La Vega (both a 10 minute drive). There is a full range of services (including supermarkets, banks etc) in Potes.

For those who wish to do more than just relax and sample the local cuisine there are many activities available including:

- going up the Fuente De cable car

- walking (with a number of lovely walks that can be done from Tudes itself; we provide descriptions).

- visiting nearby villages (there are over 50 delightful villages and hamlets in the valleys and lower mountain slopes, which still live predominantly from farming).

- birdwatching (there is a great wealth of bird life, and also of wild animals and wild flowers).

- horse-riding.

- cycling.

- mountaineering.

- canoeing.

- hang-gliding.

- quads and 4 x 4

- visiting the coast


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