Villaverde de Pontones is a village located 15 minutes from the city of Santander and 45 from Bilbao. Both city airports offer many and cheap flights with Ryanair, Easy Jet and Iberia. There are frequent Brittany ferry connections with the UK on a weekly basis. Cantabria is most known for its great possibilities concerning ‘active holidays’: Climbing, surfing, sailing, swimming, paragliding, golf, horse-riding…, and it has consolidated as a very popular holiday spot for Spaniards. The village is lively and maintains the charming rural image with its 350 inhabitants. The ‘El Cenador de Amós’ is a Michelin-awarded restaurant, rated in the top six in Spain and organizes a lot of beautiful wedding parties. There is a supermarket, bakery, bars, bank, playgrounds, church, pharmacy, etc.
The house is located away from the ‘main street’ image and instead surrounded by the spectacular views of the local regional mountains, aged and established forestry, monasteries, a small creek and animals enjoying the green hills. The interior of the house is functional, bright and perfect for children. At the same time the fantastic views from every room, decorative chimney and the choice of warm materials give the house a cozy and homely feeling. The large spacious living room and integrated kitchen are in harmony to the natural beauty of the area and with an open porch leading directly to the outside garden; the functional space of the house and the local beauty of the area are brought together.
We are a Spanish-Danish family with three children who has always tried to live in both countries at the same time. With help from a very good architect we made the house with all our love, effort and best experiences from Denmark and Spain. Since we are now living in Denmark most of the year, we offer other families the opportunity to enjoy the house meanwhile. We speak and write English, Spanish, Danish/Swedish/Norwegian and some Italian, French, German and Portuguese. Please feel free to ask and we will prepare your stay the best we can!