3 Bedroom (Sleeps 6) Villa in Arnuero

Cantabria Coastal Villa - Santander, Bilbao, Picos Mountains, Amazing Beaches. Fibre Broadband Wi-fi
At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Garden.
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Owner: Ken Baldwin
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  • Property Type: Villa
  • Location: Arnuero
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Minimum nights stay: 4
  • Low season price per night: €120
  • High season price per night: €215
  • Average price per night:€140
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (18 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability



Only Minutes From Many Stunning Beaches, Very Handy For Santander, Bilbao, Picos Mountains, Cabarceno Wildlife Park, Santillana del Mar, Altamira Cave & ​​much more.

* Situated in Castillo-Arnuero, Cantabria
* On the coastal Camino de Santiago pilgrimage path
* This Cantabria Villa is by the beach towns of Noja, Isla, Ajo, Loredo, Somo and Santona and their many outstanding beaches.
* just 50 minutes from Bilbao (Guggenheim) & 20 minutes from Santander city
* Owners live permanently in Cantabria and are nearby should assistance be required (happy to advise on sightseeing, daytrips, restaurants, etc..)

This is a charming, well maintained and well equipped modern semi-detached villa by the Cantabria coast with private garden situated in a quiet village. This is an ideal property for families and couples who will appreciate the spaciousness of the house and garden, the equipment provided especially in the kitchen and garden, and the ease of access to great beaches, sightseeing attractions, shops, restaurants and bars.


* 3 bedrooms
* 2 bathrooms
* Sitting room
* Dining room
* Hallway with coats hangers
* Basement laundry & storage area
* Centrally heated throughout
* Private Garden

Upstairs Features
* 3 bedrooms (2 double and 1 twin room) with ample wardrobe space in each bedroom and bedroom windows double glazed & fitted with roller blinds/ shutters.
* Fully fitted bathroom with bath & overhead shower

Downstairs Features
* Modern kitchen with fridge freezer, oven, electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, range of coffee makers (plunger, Italian stovetop and Nespresso machine), juicer and more. Kitchen window gives on to the outdoor patio.
* Bright, spacious lounge with double glazed french doors, tv, dvd, coffee table, sofa, reclining armchairs, unit with books, tourist information, dvds
* Comfortable dining room off the lounge with dining table, chairs, sideboard.
* Rooms offer views of the mountains and the sea in the distance.
* Bathroom with fully fitted shower cubicle.
* Smoke alarm, gas alarm and a fire extinguisher.

Basement Features
* Fully fitted basement (accessed by stairs from hall) with laundry area and hot/cold running water
* Washing machine
* iron and ironing board
* Spacious storage area with toys and beach gear for guests use.

Garden Features
* Well tended private garden
* Cosy tiled patio
* Garden furniture and loungers
* Pleasant variety of plants and trees

Across from this Cantabria Villa is ample parking and a small plaza with a childrens playground and the village bowling area.

There is the 14th century church of San Pedro just 100 meters from the house which is one of the many important religious sights along the coastal Camino de Santiago.

This is a prime area for watersports especially surfing and wind-surfing and there are many surf schools in the vicinity. Diving is also popular as is canoeing and sailing. It is an excellent area for hiking and hillwalking both in the mountains and along the coast. The house is less than 5 minutes from the Trasmiera Ecopark (Ecopark of Trasmiera) which was the only place in Spain to be awarded the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) award in 2011.

For those interested in cooking, the closeby 2 star Michelin restaurant El Cenador de Amos in Villaverde de Pontones offers 1 and 2 day cookery courses in Spanish. The 1 star Michelin Restaurante La Bicicleta is also close as well as many other nice restaurants.

Coast / Beach
Superb beaches only 5-13 minutes drive or 3kms-18kms. These include Berria, Trengandin, Ris, Isla, Garlic, Langre, Loredo & Somo. This area, called the Trasmiera Coast, is noted for it's long, fine sand beaches. Extremely popular with surfers and watersport enthusiasts. Only slightly further on the beaches of Santander which can be enjoyably accessed by foot-passenger ferry from Somo. And between each of the beaches mentioned are beautiful areas of high & low coast offering lovely walks & stunning scenery.

Trasmiera Ecopark
The Trasmiera Ecopark where our house is located is a member of EDEN (European Destinations of Excellence) which aims to promote sustainable tourism development models across the European Union.

Several supermarkets, butchers, fishmonger, pharmacy, bank and bars located 2kms away in Meruelo. Two taverns and a convenience store are located less than 1km away. Noja center, 3kms away, many shops, bars, pharmacies, several banks and restaurants. Santoña town (population 12000) has an abundance of supermarkets, bars, banks and restaurants. Island is an excellent area for it s small beaches an abundance of restaurants. This is not a remote area. Access to numerous shops, bars and restaurants is very easy.

MEDICAL CENTER In Meruelo (3 minutes from the house) there is a 24hr medical center. There is also a medical center in Noja and 20 minutes away in Laredo there is a hospital.

PETROL The nearest petrol station is 1 minute drive from the house and here they also sell convenience goods and freshly baked bread.

POOLS In both Noja & Santona there is sports center with a 25 meter covered pool. In Meruelo there is an outdoor pool open in the summer only.

MARKETS In Noja there is a market every Wednesday and in Santona every Saturday.

Bike hire, several spas, tennis, horse and camel riding and golf all available locally.

There is a regular shuttle ferry across the bay from Somo & Pedrena to Santander. This is a 15 minute drive away and it is a very nice alternative to driving into Santander city which would take 25 minutes.

The Cabarceno Wildlife Reserve, 30 minutes drive, is a great day out for kids and adults.

Magnificent beaches and reserves, walking and cycling trails, Camino de Santiago, kids playgrounds, shops, restaurants and bars all within a short distance as is Santander city (25 minutes), Bilbao (50 minutes), Cabarceno Wildlife Park (25 minutes), Santillana de Mar & Altamira Cave (35 minutes) and more. Foodies will be interested to discover small local wineries such as Bodegas Vidular and Sel D'Aiz. Artisanal craft beer producers such as Dougalls and Cierva as well as excellent seasonal and locally grown produce.


* Less than 1 hour drive to Bilbao and the Guggenheim Museum
* Located on the Coastal Pilgrimage Trail Santiago
* 90 minutes drive to the Picos de Europe mountains
* 1hr 45min drive to La Rioja wine region
* Less than 2 hours drive to San Sebastian - gourmet capital of Spain
* 2hrs 15mins drive to France (Biarritz, St Jean de Luz)
* 2hrs 30mins drive Pamplona (running of the bulls)
* Less than 4 hours drive to the Pyrenees
* Just over 4 hours drive to Bordeaux
* 4hrs 30 mins drive to Portugal
* 4hrs 30mins drive to Madrid
* 5 hours drive to Santiago de Compostela

18 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Holiday in September 2019

By Derrek O. on 16-Sep-2019

My family enjoyed our week in this house. We had great weather and the house was clean and comfortable.

5 of of 5

Lovely well equipped home in stunning area of Spain within easy reach of gorgeous beaches

By ANN C. on 03-Sep-2018

The house was very well equipped,clean and easily accessible to the coast and mountains of the region. It’s situated in a small, quiet village next to a school and playground with some ambient noise during the day from holiday clubs but otherwise very peaceful and we were out most of the days so didn’t affect us.Easy parking. Easy access to supermarkets and markets within 2-3 kms. Ken has some great suggestions for local activities,restaurants and bars in his info booklet and was very helpful in arranging some of our activities when our Spanish / the systems didn’t allow us to do it. We loved the beaches in the area- both surf-type and swimming beaches and did some lovely walks with great views. The caves at Monte Castillo were well worth a visit but bear in mind the tours are done mostly in Spanish with minimal translation offered for non Spanish speakers which limits your interpretation but still worth a visit as mostly the caves speak for themselves. The region serves mainly Spanish tourists and as a result English isn’t commonly spoken/ written in restaurants which was very refreshing and made us try out our very limited Spanish but added to the experience. Overall a fabulous holiday in a very comfortable house, great host and only 25 minutes from the ferry either end of the holiday so no long drives . Would definitely recommend this place and would love to come back sometime soon.

5 of of 5

A well equipped house near beautiful beaches

By Helen E on 01-Aug-2018

We really enjoyed our first visit to Spain. The house is clean and spacious with a well equipped kitchen and is conveniently located for exploring the area, being close to several beautiful beaches and countryside walks. Ken and Belen were really helpful, booking a restaurant for our son's birthday, offering useful suggestions for activities and immediately sorting out the wifi when it wasn't working. Our teenage children particularly enjoyed surfing at Loredo and we had several tasty meals at local restaurants. It's worth noting that not many locals speak English, so we did struggle a bit with translating menus! The weather was quite overcast for much of our stay, but it was comfortably warm. It seems to be an area of high humidity and the dehumidifier in the house was definitely needed. We would recommend this property as a great base for exploring this part of Northern Spain.

5 of of 5


01/01/2022 - 31/05/2022 Rates based on 4 pax. Extra pax: 5€ pp pn 145 euros per night. Min. stay 3 nts
Easter 14 - 18/04/2022 Rates based on 4 pax 220 euros per night. Min. stay 3 nts
01/06/2021 - 30/06/2021 Rates based on 4 pax. Extra pax: 10€ pp pn 180 euros per night. Min. stay 3 nts
01/07/2022 - 31/08/2022 Rates based on up to 6 pax. 1540 euros per week. Min. stay 7nts
01/09/2022 - 23/12/2022 Rates based on 4 pax. Extra pax: 10€ pp pn 200 euros per night. Min. stay 5 nts
24/12/2022- 31/12/2022 Rates based on 4 pax. Extra pax: 5€ pp pn 220 euros per night. Min. stay 3 nts
Breakages Deposit Fully Refundable with no breakages 400 euros



Children Welcome


Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Living Room
Ironing Board
Video Library
Music Library


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Sports activities
Tourist attractions