Rustical charm with best views of the irresistible Picos de Europa

Cillorigo, Liebana, Northern Spain Property Ref: AC17
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    2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 2/4
  • Property Ref: AC17

A winsome cottage and just look at those views... The accommodation is uncomplicated, the garden’s very nice, the village authentic and the Liebana setting a natural thrill. This is as real as it gets in one of the best holiday locations of rural Spain. Sleeps 2 plus 2 children.

Booking information for AC17

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 11 am.

  • We don't consider this property to be suitable for toddlers, as very small children could squeeze through the wooden struts of the balcony.

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  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

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Booking information for AC17

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 11 am.

  • We don't consider this property to be suitable for toddlers, as very small children could squeeze through the wooden struts of the balcony.

Changeover day for AC17

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

+ Booking information and changeover day for AC17

Summary

A winsome cottage and just look at those views... The accommodation is uncomplicated, the garden’s very nice, the village authentic and the Liebana setting a natural thrill. This is as real as it gets in one of the best holiday locations of rural Spain. Sleeps 2 plus 2 children.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    2 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    1 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 2/4

Enjoyment

TV (Spanish channels only); Glass-fronted fireplace; Hairdryer; 3G signal (no wired or wireless Internet); Simple garden furniture; All bedding and towels provided (except beach towels, please bring your own).

Self-catering
4-ring vitroceramic hob; Oven; Microwave; Toaster; Kettle; Small coffee maker; Blender; Small fridge & freezer unit.

Practicalities
Washing machine; Iron and board; Parking space for one car.

Layout

All on one floor
Open plan living room / dining room; Kitchen; Bedroom 1: Double bed; Bedroom 2: Twin beds; Bathroom (shower/WC); Access to furnished balcony.

Exterior
Gardens

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Overview

In the abundantly fertile Bedoya Valley, as you enter the bowl of Liebana mountains from the coast, sweet little Trillayo village has a quiet existence, growing vegetables and fruit, keeping hens and not worrying about much at all. It’s a place where old people stop to talk and children play with baby frogs at the fountain.

Were always on the look-out for cottages that are affordable to all pockets while providing an all-round satisfactory experience. This one has real character!

The cottage apartment is ideal for anyone wanting to stay in a real Picos de Europa beauty spot on a modest holiday budget. Why stay at a dull hotel or a campsite when you can self-cater in a whole house with a lovely garden? If you appreciate genuine rusticity, youll find the 200-year old cottage has oodles of charm with its wood floors, solid beams, chunky furniture and viewing balcony.

Its not big and all on one floor so everythings very handy. The kitchen is practical, with all the necessary equipment for meal preparation, and tables for dining inside or outside are just a few steps away.

You have two small bedrooms, a double and a twin, not luxurious but perfectly good. The double-bedded room is more comfortable than the twin, but lacks wardrobe space and the double bed is against one wall.

In the photograph taken from the balcony, you can see why the location is such a draw. Rolling, forested hills all the way to the high Picos mountains. The village in the distance is Colio.

The garden has plenty of vegetation, so it feels somehow private and intimate in spite of being in a village. There are peach trees and flowers, and a vine has grown up over the simple sitting area. You also have a couple of camping-style deckchairs.

Trillayo (population 31) doesnt have any shops, but the caretaker will tell you where to buy local produce such as eggs, potatoes and fruit. Specialities in this Liebana area include cheeses (quesucos), veal and honey.

It's a proper faming community on a small, quiet scale, something you don't often find these days.

Just 5 minutes away is Potes, the hub for La Liebana, where you can do all your shopping, buy souvenirs, connect to internet, and arrange activities at any of the agencies.

The whole area is extraordinarily fertile and beautiful. It’s a truly blessed land, one of the top spots in La Liébana for hiking. The Bedoya Valley, famed among things for its red onions, is a gateway to the high peaks and along the way you will find one of Europe’s most ancient yew forests. The yew trees issue inexplicably from the solid rock.

And dont miss the astonishingly thousand year-old chestnut trees of El Habario between Pendes and Cabañes.

There are walks from the cottage itself and a short drive will bring you to an endless array of hiking opportunities. It’s well worth getting your bearings at the Visitors Centre in Tama 2 km away, which is much more impressive than you might imagine, and near to here is Casa Fofi, a restaurant we highly recommend that’s always busy and has very tasty dishes.

The Lebeña spa, 15 minutes away, has the warmest natural springs in Cantabria. From here, there’s a good walk to a nearby small lake.

This area has a warmer, sunnier climate than most of Northern Spain, so you have a good chance of holidays with walks in dry weather. There's plenty to do and explore and you'll be able to read all about it in the detailed Liebana Guide we send you before you travel.

In less than an hour you can be on the beach at lovely seaside town of San Vicente de la Barquera, or continue to the huge sand dunes of Oyambre.

The drive from the ferry or airport at Santander is 1 hour 15 minutes. Add another hour if you're arriving at Bilbao or Asturias Airport.

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Location

Setting

Unspoilt valley in Liebana region. Eastern Picos de Europa.

Location

In Trillayo village, Valley of Bedoya, 10 min from Potes.

Tama 2 km
Good restaurant, Visitor´s Centre
Large supermarket 3 km
 
Potes 10 min
Market town, most facilities
Fuente De 35 min
Cable car up to Picos
Cantabrian coast 45 min
 
Oyambre Natural Park 1 hr
Beautiful beaches
airport Nearest Airports
Santander (SDR) & Ferry 1 hr 25 min
Bilbao (BIO) & Ferry 2 hrs 25 min
Asturias (OVD) 2 hrs 10 min

Prices

Rustical Travel charges Euros. All prices are fully inclusive, no hidden costs, no surcharges.

Sleeps 2 plus 2 children 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -4
01 May 201601/05/2016 30 Jun 201630/06/2016
€450
01 Jul 201601/07/2016 31 Aug 201631/08/2016
€510
01 Sep 201601/09/2016 16 Oct 201616/10/2016
€450

Booking information for AC17

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 11 am.

  • We don't consider this property to be suitable for toddlers, as very small children could squeeze through the wooden struts of the balcony.

Changeover day for AC17

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

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YOUR REVIEWS

Michael | September | 2015

Lovely rustic building with fabulous views of the mountain range and within easy access of Potes and various walks. Very tranquil environment and a must for anyone who wants to recharge their batteries"

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Teresa | August | 2015

We have just come back from Trillayo, Cantabria after staying in one of your properties. We wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU because we have had a wonderful holiday. We stayed in property AC17, your photos on your web site were amazing but when we got there the scenery and simple beauty of the house took our breath away. The owners were fabulous and between their limited English and our even more limited Spanish we got by, but everything in the property was perfectly organised so our questions were more curiosities about what we were experiencing (like what's the name of the horse living in the stable beneath our accommodation, why was the loud music playing from the van ~ it was the fish seller letting everyone know he was there, like an British ice-cream van). Your travel information was very useful to us and every step of the organisation simple and hassle free. Many thanks again from some very happy customers.

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Robert & Sarah | August | 2015

We stayed here in August 2015, so me my wife and our two kids. This was our first ever time to Northern Spain and first time using Rustical Travel, both impressed us and we are already thinking about returning next year. The cottage was exactly as we expected, with loads of rustic charm and the view from the balcony was superb. When the kids finally got to sleep each evening we enjoyed just sitting with a glass of vino tinto starring at the amazing view. The owner was lovely and spoke very little English which was great as I'm trying to learn Spanish anyway :) But to summarize we had a great time and would recommend both Northern Spain and Rustical travel. Almost forgot, one thing to improve the holiday for others could be a small map showing from the road as it enters the village and the route up to the cottage. The roads in the village are small and it was tricky to find, although that was all part of the fun. Thanks"

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Catherine | July | 2015

We had a lovely time at the Trillayo property. It is exactly as described and we were most comfortable during our weeks stay. It was wonderful having the views to wake up to and some amazing walks on our doorstep. We were very warmly welcomed by the owners and various members of the family, including a visiting son who was able to translate for us as our Spanish is not as good as it should be. At the end of our stay we were delighted to be given a bottle of wine by (we think) an aunt who said it was made using her own grapes. It you would be kind enough to pass on our thanks to the owners and the family and to say how much we enjoyed our stay and the gift of the lovely wine, we would be very grateful. We would highly recommend your company and hope to use your services again very soon."

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Jemma | July | 2015

We really loved our stay here and spent many happy & relaxing times enjoying lunch or dinner in the little garden and enjoying the amazing views of the mountains on the balcony over coffee, beer or wine. My two small children (5 and 8) enjoyed playing in the garden in the small paddling pool we had brought with us which was great on some of the really hot days. It's a small cottage but perfectly formed with a well equipped kitchen and cosy bedrooms. It's a quick drive (maybe 10 minutes if I remember right) to the lovely town of Potes for supermarket, restaurants etc - Rustical Travel recommendations were spot on. The village the cottage is in is very quiet (we slept in every morning!) and there is a lovely walk you can do straight from the house to the neighbouring villages which I would recommend. You've also got lots of day trip possibilities as it's so well located. Thank you Rustical Travel - another enjoyable holiday in Spain."

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Ian | June | 2015

A wonderfully situated small rural property with stunning views of the eastern Picos de Europa. This 400 year old cottage has been sympathetically maintained to retain its authentic character whilst providing the modern facilities that you need for your holiday. The cottage felt private despite the friendly owners living next door and the village is quiet and peaceful at all times. Conveniently situated for visiting Potes and the neighbouring Picos attractions the cottage provides a perfect base for exploring further afield or just for relaxing and soaking in the views on the balcony or in the garden."

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Sue | September | 2014

Our time in this beautiful holiday cottage was heaven,peace and such a vista the mountains always changing. Fantastic for walking. The peach trees in the garden a bonus. Thanks to the owners for making us so welcome even though we speak no Spanish at all,thanks also to rustical cottages for all their helpful e-mails. We will certainly use them again.Great Holiday."

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Hilary | August | 2014

Had a lovely holiday in beautiful Cantabria.......the cottage (AC17) was just as you said it would be, your directions were very useful, all the information you sent beforehand also very helpful.........if asked to fill in a “How-did-we-do” questionnaire on Rustical Travel, would give you 10/10..... best wishes."

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Mike | August | 2014

My wife and I stayed at property reference AC17 for one week. We simply wish to say that the property, both house and garden, and its location, were all absolutely wonderful, as were all of the people we met in the village, in particular, the lady I presume to be the owner. Rustical Travel's website and the travel and local information you provided could not be better: a truly professional service. Many thanks."

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Tividor | July | 2014

First of all we are very happy with the staff of the rustical travel agency. The communication was very fast, clear and helpfull. And when we wanted to stay one day longer it was quickly arranged. We had a very good time in the house. The surroundings are beautifull and there is a lot to see and do. We also liked the town of Potes. The house was fine. We stayed there with 3 people. Because of the thick walls it stayed cool. If there would be a new frying pan everything is perfect."

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Janet | June | 2014

Our holiday property was just as described, very rustic, simple but adequate. The owners were very friendly and helpful although our understanding of spoken Spanish was tested. and our dictionary came in handy. The view from the balcony was breathtaking. Thank you also for the website that is so easy to navigate and your excellent organization with regard to booking and arrival timing not forgetting the wonderfully clear directions. Regards J. Robertson"

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Janet | September | 2013

Our lack of Spanish meant that we could not pass on our proper appreciation to the owners when we left AC17 at the end of September. Please convey to them how much we liked the cottage and their warm welcome. The cottage is a real gem and although quite small is absolutely ideal for 2 people. We also found your company extemely efficient with easy booking and very helpful directions and guides. Please let us know if you would like a further review for other potential guests."

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