It no longer smells of baking bread in this beautiful inn, except for at breakfast time, but it smells of garden and one can hear the sound of the river. The hotel we are staying in was the bakery which supplied bread to most of the lower valleys of el Pas. Erected in 1850 the building has the old carriage entrance giving onto the main street of the village, and one can enjoy the large garden which after a steep walk through a small wood of bamboo ends down by the water. There is a bench down below on the beautiful river bank, where one can spend some time. Its seven bedrooms and the great library living room are flooded with whiteness, light, happiness, beams, dawn as well, not to lose a ray of light coming through. Maria and Alejandro have created their family space by the hotel, and their personal care is an added value of this House. Breakfast is served in the dining room, a cozy space in ochre giving on to the garden through a big window. It is one of those welcoming hotels where one is so comfortable one feels like doing nothing.
There is an ample room, with adapted bathroom, on the ground floor. Signage in Brail and relief in various places around the hotel, also in the rooms, to help people with low vision or blind. Except for the way down to the river bank, the garden and the common areas in the hotel are convenient for wheel chairs. Should you need, for your comfort, a room adapted to reduced vision or mobility please say so when making your reservation.
At the hotel, salmon fishing, free bicycles to scour the green way of the Pas, swimming pool five minute walk away. Cantabric means sea and mountain: ski in Alto Campoo, mountain climbing and trekking in the Cantabric mountain range. Various beaches 15 km away. Four golf courses in the vicinity. Boat tour to Santander.
The Cabárceno Natural Park is specially indicated if you travel with children. Quaint villages like Santillana del Mar. Escapes to the country, to the Picos de Europa. Monte Castillo is a surprising cave.
- Cantabria 2012. Jesús de Castro. Anaya Touring.
- Aeroguía del litoral de Cantabria y Asturias. Various authors. Editorial Planeta, S.A., 1997. 25,5€
- Cantabria 2012. Escapadas. Paco Nadal. Aguilar, 2012. 10€.
The hotel only serves breakfasts, but these are very complete, with orange juice, jam and cheese from the area, homemade sponge cake, jam and toast…….Various restaurants and inns nearby.
Sponge cakes “Sobaos pasiegos” cheese, cold cuts. Santoña anchovies.
Santander 37 km
Bilbao 104 km
Madrid 437 km
Renedo de Piégalos. Line C1 Santander-Reinosa and 15 minutes by taxi.
Bus from Santander to Vargas and 5 minutes by taxi. ALSA phone nº 942 354 600
Bus Madrid Santander with stop in Vargas(5h45´) and 5 minutes by taxi. ALSA phone nº 942 354 600.
BRITTANY FERRY´S SANTANDER, phone nº 942 360 611
TAXI IN PUENTE VIESGO (10 min), phone nº 609 518 379