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Picos de Europa, luxury self-catering apartments and house providing spacious accomodation amd breathtaking views. In Cantabria, North Spain
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Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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Mountain view
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English, Spanish
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marthedupre wrote a review Oct 2017
Bourges, France1 contribution1 helpful vote
We spent 2 weeks last august in Olmares place. Firstly we had a warm and friendly welcome by Richard as well as a great attention of our needs during our stay. We occupied 2 different apartments and both were well furnished and cosy. We felt like home. Everything is organized for the well-being of the guests. In the communal salon, we have access to a lot of maps, books about walking, visits, flowers, birds… Everyday, the weather forecast is updated. As mentioned in internet site, all apartments have a very nice view on the beautiful mountains and we enjoyed the quiet and peaceful place. There is a lot to visit around or to have a good rest. We recommend this place.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Response from Elingles1, Owner at Apartamentos Olmares
Responded 4 Oct 2017
thank you so much Marthe and Thierry. It was an equal pleasure for us to have you here. Abrazos Richard
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airheart_ash wrote a review Apr 2017
Pewsey, United Kingdom148 contributions82 helpful votes
We have been coming here since 2011 and it's where we go when we need nature to restore us. There is piece and quiet (no children allowed), souring views to feed the soul, fresh mountain air to breath while walking and bird-watching, or just listen to the cows and their bells resonate around the peaceful valley. Spring is the best time to come. We like that it is self-contained so we can cook our own meals then watch a DVD or read a book in the library, or drive into Potes for a meal. The kitchen does, however, need a good knife but we take our own now.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Response from Elingles1, Owner at Apartamentos Olmares
Responded 19 Apr 2017
Thank you Airheart_Ash. This year you will find a good knife - and so will all our other customers!
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NomadicTraveller7 wrote a review Jul 2016
Fuerteventura10081 contributions791 helpful votes
We have slightly mixed feelings after staying for a week. We loved the views, however as someone has said it would have been nice if there had been somewhere to sit outside in the sun in the late afternoon or evening as it was quite cool for some of the time we were there even in June. We even needed heating one afternoon. The apartment was nice, however the kitchen could have been better equipped. We have stayed in a number of Spanish as well as British owned apartments on this trip and the Spanish owned ones were generally much better equipped. Given its remoteness, the cooking facilities could have been better. There was only a very small frying pan and a medium sized pot. Both were not non-stick, which was a bit of a pain. The cafetiere plunger did not work
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Response from Elingles1, Owner at Apartamentos Olmares
Responded 14 Sep 2016
Some other guests told us about the faulty cafetiere and we have replaced it - sorry about that! There is one local restaurant at 1.5K and 2 more local ones which are so remote that driving with a drink is quite safe. Thank you very much for the thoughtful review.
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kevinwilliams2016 wrote a review Jun 2016
Settle, United Kingdom5 contributions6 helpful votes
The views, the location, the owners and their son Rufus (with his excellent barbecue lighting skills and willingness to tell the story of Olmares) - all took our breath away. We will remember this experience for ever. Just go and see for yourselves.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Response from Elingles1, Owner at Apartamentos Olmares
Responded 28 Jun 2016
Thank you Kevin - so happy good memories will linger
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Siouxsie54 wrote a review Jun 2016
Solihull, United Kingdom343 contributions166 helpful votes
Husband and I had the 2-bedroom apartment. Lovely hosts in Richard and Suzanne, outdoor eating space, an amazing and ever-changing view depending on the weather, friendly neighbours in the other apartments, peace and quiet, bird-song, cow bells, unspoilt area, close to Potes for shopping, walks, churches, Los Picos... I could wax lyrical about the charms of the area for walking and bird watching but you'll have to come here to appreciate it for yourselves.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Response from Elingles1, Owner at Apartamentos Olmares
Responded 28 Jun 2016
Thank you Siouxsie54 - we enjoyed having you here
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Artazania wrote a review Sep 2015
Saint-Lizier, France2 contributions1 helpful vote
Eleven of us from France, UK and Zimbabwe comfortably ensconsed in the manor house with two more in one of the apartments and this was the recipe for a wonderful, memorable visit to Olmares thanks to Richard and Suzanne Beazley: Take 13 completely different well seasoned friends Throw them into a perfect setting, preferably a large house in the Picos de Europa, Add copious quantities of regional wine, excellent conversation, a smidgen of singing, a good dollop of wit, gallons of laughter and a good pinch of repartee. Mix well and keep for a week. Top with plenty of exercise and service with delicious cheese and…..wine.
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Date of stay: September 2015
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Response from Elingles1, Propietario at Apartamentos Olmares
Responded 24 Sep 2015
Wonderful gifts: your visit, your friends and now this lyrical report. So happy you had a good time. Thank you Jane!
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SCCLondon wrote a review Sep 2015
London24 contributions28 helpful votes
The beauty of this place is the untouched surroundings; in fact the owners had something to do with the preservation of the area, personally invested in bringing back wildlife and bringing tourists to appreciate it. The well appointed rooms are fitted with good quality kitchens and bathrooms, no more and no less than you need and great value for money. If what you love is the outdoors, beautiful views, long walks, rustic barbecues, good food and good wine, this is your place. I have brought a great many great friends here and all agree that this is a secret gem in the mountains. We are even planning to rent out the whole place for a significant celebration. No wonder the times voted it one of its top fifty European villas!
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Date of stay: September 2015
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wildatheart78 wrote a review Sep 2015
Paris, France51 contributions41 helpful votes
I'm a big fan of old character places and love the mountains; this place however was something of a disappointment. While full of character and with amazing views, little appears to have been altered in the owner's 25 years of ownership. The bathrooms and kitchen are very dated, and the bedrooms and lounge sparsely furnished. Although supposedly sleeping 14, some of the bedrooms are hardly viable and one of the bathrooms is simply not fit for purpose. With some serious investment the place could be wonderful, as it stands it feels very tired.
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Date of stay: August 2015
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Response from Elingles1, Propietario at Apartamentos Olmares
Responded 17 Sep 2015
Thank you for your comments and suggestions. We have always felt a duty to ‘alter’ as little as possible over the years so as to respect 300 years of history. In fact the house’s simplicity is its traditional beauty and our local friends often remark how it’s rare to find similarly preserved examples in the Valley. This un-spoilt charm is something we are proud to retain and, we are told, is part of the reason many of our guests and friends come back year after year. Maintaining and preserving the building and its patina of age is very time consuming and costly. Nonetheless we work hard to retain our competitive pricing. We always want our guests to have a great time and the old house may not be for everyone. If you are unhappy during your stay we are always around and will do our utmost to help. For example if you prefer accommodation with a more contemporary feel and mod-cons we could have explored the possibility of transferring your group to our apartments next door. To address some of your other points:- 1)The bathroom which you photographed is one that we treasure in its original form. What isn’t clear from your picture is the high cistern tank with its steel pull-chain. We have scheduled the bathroom itself for renovation this winter but intend to retain its original features as we rather treasure it as the only bathroom in the house when we bought it 25 years ago. 2) We never want to miss-sell so we are careful not to market the manor house for any more than “sleeping” 14. (We have had groups of 14 that reported having had a great time. For which please refer to other posts). Our website states “This large, spacious, self-catering, rental sleeps 6-8 people very comfortably - we prefer small groups - although it can sleep up to 14 people”. We also always ensure that we personally contact larger parties prior to taking any booking to make sure they are clear of the situation before confirmation. 3) The “bedroom” which you have photographed is in fact referred to as a “utility room with bed” on our website. This is an extra room which would only need to be used by groups of 14 and again they are always advised of this prior to booking. In fact it is actually a traditional sleeping alcove! 4) One of our great pleasures is to close the Olmares house over Christmas so that we can cook and have our Christmas dinner with our extended family, with everything cooked in the open plan kitchen there! While we have never felt anything amiss from the kitchen’s utility (nor received reports of anything being so) we take on board your comments, for which we thank you, and intend to refresh and replace some of the utensils for next year.
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TheAdmiralLondon wrote a review Jul 2015
London487 contributions132 helpful votes
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We spent a marvellous week here at the end of June. We had been originally attracted by the view up the valley on the Olmares website and the view from our ground floor apartment was almost as good! The complex is made up of the original very large farmhouse which can host I believe up to 12 people, plus four apartments sleeping two each and one four. Our apartment was well appointed with everything you would need, and nothing you didn't. There's a communal room full of comfy chairs etc and loads and loads of books on the local area, wildlife and walking, we used this the identify the numerous birds we came across including the magnificent Griffin Vultures. There are a number of rules, but these ensure that everyone's visit is enjoyable, such as no smoking, no music or TV
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Date of stay: June 2015
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Response from Elingles1, Owner at Apartamentos Olmares
Responded 28 Jul 2015
Thank you very much (Graham?) Hope to see you again!
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Juliet H wrote a review Jul 2014
Lavenham, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
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This is a beautiful old and unspoilt, characterful manor house, away from main roads in a little village, with lots of space for our large group of 12 (family plus our daughters' 20-something year old friends). We walked daily in the most beautiful countryside with flowers everywhere (and hardly saw another walker) using the excellent Sunflower 'Walking the Picos de Europa' little guidebook and another '10 circular walks in Picos de Europa' - these proved essential, saved a lot of planning, took you to amazing places and we found the local maps give you little idea of how long something might take and there are so many tracks that aren't evident on the maps that we definitely would have got lost! We shopped in nearby Potes (15 minutes) and cooked every night in the kitchen or
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Date of stay: July 2014
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