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San Cipriano, Lovely Cottage with Nice Views in Beautiful Surroundings.

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Cartes, Cantabria, Spain - Peaceful Location, Between the Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.

San Cipriano is a complete and individual apartment in a charming country house. The San Cipriano cottage has it´s own access and fenced grounds. The house is completely private, set on its own very large plot of over 7 acres of land with a small stream and enjoys lovely views. The property is ideally located to explore the breathtaking natural beauty of the Northern coast of Spain. This house provides an increasingly rare opportunity to experience unspoilt rural Spain. It is ideal for the independent-minded traveller who enjoys the natural world and is looking for something a little bit different.

Judith Buijvoets Ankone
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

About Judith Buijvoets Ankone

Originally we are from Holland. My husband and I fell in love with this beautifull region of northern Spain and decided to live there permantly. We purchased the property in 2001 and we are very hapy here with our 2 children who had 1 and 3 years of age when we went to Spain.

We live within the property, at the other side of the house. We´re always happy to offer help and advice during your stay, whilst at the same time, respecting your privacy. We hope you will enjoy Cantabria just as much as we do.

Judith Buijvoets Ankone purchased this cottage in 2001

Guestbook comments from the owner

Die Fotos und die Beschreibungen im Inserat haben sich mehr als bestätigt. Das Cottage bietet Ruhe und einen wunderschönen Ausblick. Selbst bei Regenwetter konnten wir trocken und gemütlich auf der Terrasse sitzen. Die Wohnung ist sehr liebevoll eingerichtet und hat eine gemütliche Atmosphäre. Mit Fragen und Anliegen konnten wir jeder Zeit zu unseren Vermietern gehen und wir wurden sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit beraten. In der näheren Umgebung konnten wir viele Ausflüge machen: Strände, nette Orte und Städtchen und auch Wandergebiete sind gut mit dem Auto zu erreichen. Es war ein Urlaub, den wir gerne wiederholen möchten, auch weil Kinder dort viel Platz haben, sich zu beschäftigen und zu bewegen. Danke für die schöne Zeit.
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Cartes around the Besaya Valley

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Separate toilet with bidet.
  • Bathroom with shower, separate toilet and integrated shower-bidet. Bath towels included.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two cozy and comfortable bedrooms on the single level. Both with queen-size beds (150 x 200 cm) (Beds cannot be separated into single beds)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Warm and inviting apartment, in a charming rustic country house set in a truly picturesque location offering fantastic views over the rural countryside and mountains, peace and tranquility. Private pool for guests available from may to september. The cottage is attached to the main house but accessed independently and completely private. To guarantee our guests comfort, there is a max. of 4 sleeps. Free WiFi. This is a non-smoking cottage. Pets are welcome but please check with the owner before bringing. Outside: Easy to access, parking on your doorstep, the use of a car is recommended. Very nice veranda/porch en suite, windows all around that can be completely opened. Terracy, table with four chairs, barbecue, badminton table and swimming pool. The porch and terrace are very pleasant areas, surrounded by farmland, forests and with mountain views. Sit there and feel yourself surrounded by nature in this gorgeous landscape of green rolling hills. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen and towels are provided. Other: Veranda en-suite, with dining-table, windows all around, can be completely opened to enjoy the views.


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San Cipriano, Lovely Cottage with Nice Views in Beautiful Surroundings.
average rating of 4.677419 based on 35 reviews

The property was a perfect size for our family

  • 4 of 5

The property is well away from any traffuc and has wonderful views of the surrounding hills and trees. There is a lovely outdoor area, where enjoyed evening games wjth our family. There are no shops nearby, so ensure you have what you need. Inside is quite basic from a furniture point of view, but all cooking things you need, and a good shower. We would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful blissful stay

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location for Cantabria and Asturias's national parks, coast and mountains. Well equipped cosy, comfortable holiday let with stunning views. Tucked away in a peaceful, secluded valley surrounded by beautiful countryside but close enough to local amenities for food shopping and Autovia for sightseeing and daytrips. A private wing of their beautiful homestead complete with sheep and chickens, Judith and Martin couldn't do enough to make us feel comfortable. Thanks for the Lego for our four year old. Great for kids ( big field to run around in and pool (in season) Very memorable and happy family stay.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

Judith was a great host and provided a very clean cosy apartment we only spent 3 nights but they were very enjoyable. Would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

Pros: amazing rural setting, complete with cows, sheep, donkeys and chickens. The owner was efficient and responsive throughout. She very kindly made a phone call for us as our Spanish was not good enough. A good center from which to see many wonderful sites. Small but adequate kitchen, ditto bathroom. Comfortable beds.

Cons: very steep, narrow stairs to bedrooms - would not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues. The rental shares paper-thin walls with the owners and another rental unit - which meant that we were at the mercy of their schedules and habits, although this was apparently not an issue for previous reviewers.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, Thank you for your review and for highlighting some features of the cottage you liked less. I apologize for the noises from my other rental that you experienced. Although there are no thin walls in the building, your stay coincided with a family with an extremely vocal little child, sometimes crying at night or very early in the morning. I completely understand how this must have bothered you. I am really sorry and I will do my very best to avoid this from happening in the future. It is clearly stated on the website that this rental is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. A photograph of the stairs that leads to the bedrooms is displayed in the gallery. It is indeed quite steep, although not too wide, with handrails on both sides for good gripp, and well illuminated. Thanks again for your feedback, I was very nice having you as my guests.
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Quiet retreat in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable villa with beautiful views of the mountains around. Eagles flying overhead, yet still quick to get into Torrelavega for supermarkets etc. and less than 30 minutes to beautiful sandy beaches (Oyambre was our favourite). Good for surfing, hiking and cycling (if you like cycling on very hilly roads!). Great welcoming hosts, always there if you need them but not intrusive. The villa sits within several acres of land with a few sheep and horses around to keep the grass down - the kids loved feeding them. There's even some woods accessible just across the lower field if you want to explore further.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prachtige locatie.mooie uitzichten.vriendelijk onthaal

  • 4 of 5

Heel rustig gelegen. Mooie uitzichten. Vriendelijk onthaal. Goed uitgerust huisje. Aangenaam verblijf

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Santander - Parayas
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Mesón ´San Cipriano´
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Liencres/San Vicente de la Barquera
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A67 A8
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
´Mesón San Cipriano´
Nearest Beach
22 Kilometres
Suances - La Concha
Car: recommended

Bar/Restaurant: ´Mesón San Cipriano´ at 500 meters, walking distance. Traditional spanish cuisine, tapas. This is also the point from where the beautiful walks into the Ibio moutain range start.

Special interest holidays:

The Peaks of Europe with it´s snow clad peaks, beautiful forests, abundant wild flowers and tumbling waterfalls make this a naturalist's paradise. The Picos is home to over 70 mammal species including lynx, wolves and bears. It is ideal for bird-watchers with over 176 bird species including hawks, kites and eagles and 155 species of butterfly.


Many gorgeous sandy beaches to enjoy, for example La Concha´de Suances at 25 min. drive, a shell formed beach ideal for swimming and sun bathing.

Another Suances beach is Los Locos, more natural and famous for it's big waves, ideal for surfers. There is also the natural park of Liencres, a beautiful dune reserve with stunning beaches and pine tree woods, for long walks on the beach.


Cars can be hired at Bilbao or Santander airports or you can bring your own car on the ferries from Portsmouth or Plymouth.


The house is located in a quiet and natural surrounding, at 1km from the village of San Miguel de Cohicillos. The town Cartes, at 5km, is worth visiting for it´s beautiful medieval ´Camino Real´ connecting it to the even so beautifully village of Riocorvo. Santillana del Mar is at 15 min. Colourful fishing villages as Comillas, San Vicente de la Barquera at 25 min. Santander at 30min. Potes and ´Los Picos de Europa´ and Bilbao and he Guggenheim museum at one hours drive. Close to Cabárceno.

Further Details:

A delightful rustic cottage set in the foothills of the Ibio mountain range but only 20 minutes from the Atlantic beaches. Ideal for those who just want to escape to an idyllic location and relax or those who are looking for adventure.

The northern Spanish province of Cantabria forms a large part of the area known as Green Spain, a region far removed from the frenetic activity of Spain's southern resorts. It is easy to imagine that you are in an entirely different country. This is a traditional, still largely undiscovered Spain where countryside and coast combine to reward visitors with a truly unforgettable experience.

To wander the network of cobbled streets of medieval towns like Santillana del Mar or Potes has often been likened to entering a living museum. There's absolutely no doubt that Santillana is one of the most perfectly preserved medieval villages anywhere in Spain. All around us you'll find some of the most spectacularly beautiful countryside imaginable.

All along the Cantabrian coastline you'll also discover any number of gorgeous sandy beaches blissfully free of crowds.

The property is ideally located to explore the breathtaking natural beauty of the Northern coast of Spain.

If you like fish and seafood then San Vicente de la Barquera is the place for you. A lovely small fishing town with a castle on a hill, and a really long sandy beach. Loads of great fish restaurants. The proximity to the coast influences many aspects of life from the painted fishing boats in San Vicente and Llanes harbour to the range of local seafood available in restaurants and local shops. But you can also escape to the mountains, losing yourself on twisting mountain roads and discovering tiny remote village.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Cartes,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
september 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Low season 2018/19
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
july 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
august 2019
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
september 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
low season 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 30 Jun 2020
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We ask our guests a deposit of 25% of the total price of their stay, payable by bank transfer or with creditcard online.
We appreciate the remainder to be payed cash once you arrived at the cottage, or any day during your stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible as well as the number of nights you would like to stay. Only in high season, or in case the days coincide with departures and arrivals, guests are asked to vacate the property by 11am and new guests to enter after 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices are in euros, per night, for the complete cottage. (not per person) Max. 4 sleeps.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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