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The large house, known locally as La Casona, occupies prime position in the mountain hamlet of Basieda in the Picos de Europa. Basieda is in the Liébana Valley 15km from the market town Potes, which is the main jumping-off point for exploring the Picos de Europa in Cantabria. 

The Olmares house was both a farmhouse and villa built by the famous de Monasterio family over 200 years ago.

It's a beautiful example of the local traditional style - built with thick walls of local stone, huge hand-hewn beams and wide stairways of oak from the ancient forests of the Picos de Europa. The house is imbued with character and has been renovated to preserve it's original charm as much as possible.


This large, spacious, self-catering, rental sleeps 6-8 people very comfortably - we prefer small groups - although it can sleep up to 14 people. An ideal holiday home for rent all year round.  

The house is perfectly situated at the front of the village with a spectacular view across the valley below and to the hills rising steeply to the high mountains beyond.


The area around is very beautiful with first rate bird-watching, wild flowers and lovely places for walking, trail running, hiking and mountain biking.


The self-contained garden, is completely secluded and therefore a good sunbathing spot and perfect for al fresco dining. There is also a large custom built BBQ in the courtyard with plenty of good wood from the mountains for grilling some meat from the butcher in town.



- Sleeps 6-8 pax - (Max 14) 

- Free Wifi

- Fully equipped kitchen

- Custom built BBQ

- Private garden 

- Beautiful wilderness walks

- Library with books and games

- Bluetooth speaker

- Smart TV

Get a feel for the interior of this historic home, a uniquely well preserved traditional mansion in the Liebana valley.


The Manor House contains a beautiful flag stone courtyard with BBQ and a lovingly cared for private garden.


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