El Coscojal

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Sleeps: 10 - 12 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4


Recommended Pool Modern
Great Value
Ideal for Kids

Nestled amidst the undulating emerald hills of Cantabria, El Coscojal stands as a testament to architectural grace and natural beauty. This sprawling villa, spanning 5000 square meters, is a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity, inviting guests into a world of refined luxury and tranquil seclusion. Located in the enchanting village of Riotuerto, the villa boasts four spacious bedrooms, each adorned with terracotta floor tiling, vintage furniture, and shutters that open to panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. An office, doubling as a guest room, adds to the villa's versatility, catering to large families or intimate gatherings of friends.

El Coscojal's interior is a symphony of warmth and elegance, featuring exposed stone walls, a cozy fireplace, and a meticulously designed kitchen that caters to culinary enthusiasts. The living spaces, graced with plush sofas, vintage rugs, and sunlit dining areas, create an ambiance of timeless charm. The villa's charm extends outdoors, where manicured gardens come alive with the hues of oak, walnut, and palm trees. A generously sized swimming pool, bordered by a natural limestone terrace, offers a refreshing oasis, while a children's playground, trampoline, sandpit, and climbing structure ensure endless entertainment for younger guests.

Beyond the villa's confines, Cantabria's treasures await exploration. The nearby historic town of Lierganes, adorned with classicist architecture and charming chapels, offers a glimpse into the region's rich heritage. Cyclists and hikers can traverse scenic mountain trails, relishing the lush greenery and breathtaking vistas. Coastal wonders, including dramatic cliffs and pristine beaches, are a short drive away, promising idyllic days by the sea.

El Coscojal is not just a villa; it's a sanctuary where time slows down, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the splendor of Cantabria. Whether indulging in sun-soaked afternoons by the pool, embarking on scenic adventures, or savoring the region's culinary delights, every moment at El Coscojal is a celebration of life's simple pleasures amidst the embrace of Spanish hospitality and natural beauty.

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What you should know…

  • El Coscojal enjoys a huge, beautiful garden which is totally enclosed and very private. The pool is also enclosed for added peace of mind
  • Guests are welcome to use the study which doubles as a bedroom for two guests
  • There is room for a crazy amount of cars so don’t worry if you are a group of friends, all with your own hire car!

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner

The Villa

Nestled within the lush green hills of Cantabria in the charming village of Riotuerto, El Coscojal enjoys beautiful, traditional architecture, a warm and homely ambience, considerable space and a fabulous, landscaped garden and swimming pool.

Lower Ground Floor
- Laundry room with washing machine

Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating, fireplace and access to the garden
- Dining area for 12 people
- Media room with comfortable seating and satellite TV
- Fully-equipped modern kitchen with central island and access to the garden
- Office/guest room for 2 people
- Family bathroom

First Floor
- Bedroom with twin beds (can be pushed together to make a queen size bed) and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and balcony
- Bedroom with two single beds and balcony
- Bedroom with two single beds (this is the kids room: 2 beds of 105 cm and 2 pull-out beds of 90 cm)
- Bathroom
- Shower room

Top Floor
- Open space with comfortable seating and fireplace

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (14 x 7 m) with fencing
- Large patio and garden area
- Outdoor dining
- Various sun loungers
- Garden furniture
- Various parasols
- Outdoor toilet
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Playground
- Parking
- Crib


About the surrounding area of El Coscojal
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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El Coscojal enjoys a fabulous, countryside location close to the popular town of Lierganes. Cantabria offers something for every guest including wonderful beaches, foodie havens, magical mountains, beautiful scenery and charming, ancient villages. You can discover this dreamy, lush region by driving the country roads or perhaps cycling or hiking.

Lierganes enjoys a fascinating history and a charming array of shops, cafes and restaurants. Visitors enjoy delicious meals in the town which is known for its meats, river fish, fresh cheeses and famous pastries. Lierganes is also famous for its legend of the fish-man. The legend has it that around 1650 there lived a couple in the village named Francisco de la Vega and Maria del Casar who had four sons. When the father died, the mother decided to send one son to Bilbao so that he could learn to be a carpenter. Francisco de la Vega Casar lived there until 1674 when he went to swim with friends in Bilbao’s estuary and was taken by the river currents. Five years later, fishermen in the Bay of Cadiz noticed a strange looking creature and others saw the same. Loaves of bread were used to capture this creature with human and fish characteristics. During interrogation the word Lierganes was used and he was taken close to the village and was able to guide himself to the house of Maria del Casar who recognised him as her son Francisco. After nine years of living a somewhat strange life he went swimming in the sea and was never seen again

Close by is the Palace and Museum of Elsedo in Pamanes, is one of Cantabria’s architectural jewels. The palaces dates back to the 18th century and was later restored by an Austrian couple. It is now home to the Museum of Contemporary Art, a fantastic museum brimming with modern sculptures and paintings.

Santander is a wonderful combination of lush green mountain landscapes, dazzling white sandy beaches, elegant mansions and palatial architecture. It carries the echo of its seafaring past. A stroll through the town takes you past the amazing Magdalena Palace, an iconic building location in the highest part of the peninsula. Visitors enjoy delicious cuisine including friend squid, squid with onion and clams. The new part of town is modern and trendy and includes the Botin Centre, designed by the award-winning architect Renzo Piano. Santander enjoys a mini zoo, museums, and the fabulous beaches of El Sardinero, El Camello, Matalenas, La Concha and Los Peligros.

Bilbao, the city of the Guggenheim, boasts ground breaking architecture, delicious eateries and a very unique character. It is full of charming streets and bars offering pintxos. There are many famous eateries, including the legendary Cafe Iruna next to the Albia Gardens which opened in 1903. You can cross the Bilbao Estuary and walk along the riverbank, you can take the Artxanda cable car linking the area of Campo Volantin with Mount Artxanda for some amazing city views or visit the art museums. The Zubizuri Bridge was designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava and offers wonderful views of the towers designed by the Japanese architect Isozaki Atea. A stroll along the estuary leads you to the magnificent Guggenheim Museum made from 33,000 titanium sheets and designed by Frank Gehry. The sculptures outside the museum are equally famous including the enormous dog with its steel base and living flowers. The stunning Euskalduna Palace, another jewel of contemporary architecture, hosts exhibitions and shows. Other buildings that you should include in your tour of Bilbao are the Bilbao Town Hall, Begona Basilica, Bilbao Museum of Fine Arts, the colourful Mercado de la Ribera Market, Plaza Neuva Square, the cultural centre Azkuna Zentroa and the Deusto University. If you are there on a Sunday, the lovely Arenal Park hosts a pretty flower market. The area known as ‘the seven streets’ is where you will find the Ribera market amongst the cobblestones. Here you will taste some of the very best pintxos. Another Sunday market takes place in Plaza Nueva. If you have enough time when you are in Bilbao you can take a sailing boat along the Nervion Estuary or make a trip to Portugalete and the Bizkaia Hanging Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage site designed by the architect behind the Eiffel Tower.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Santander Airport

(21 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Port of Santander

(23 km)

Nearest Train Station La Cavada Station

(3 km)

Nearest Village La Cavada

(3 km)

Nearest Town Lierganes

(7 km)

Nearest City Santander

(24 km)

Nearest Restaurant Bar Restaurante Los Cañones de La Cavada

(3 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub La Muralla

(3 km)

Nearest Supermarket Coviran

(3 km)

Nearest Beach Somo Beach

(20 km)

Nearest Golf Ramon Sota Golf Club

(13 km)

Nearest Tennis La Cantabrica Astillero Tennis Club

(17 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

El Coscojal is perfect for a family holiday. There is so much space in the villa and the garden is enormous and totally stunning. As well as the newly restored swimming pool, there is plenty of space for family games. Lovers of mountain and countryside walks enjoy the sensational location of this holiday home.

Santander has plenty of family friendly entertainment. It offers outdoor escalators on many of its hilly streets which helps a lot. To get the best view of Santander, you can take the funicular from the top of Calle Rio de la Pila and enjoy the views of the bay and the mountains. Another excellent viewpoint is the roof of Centro Botin by the waterfront. You have the option here to ride in the ‘singing’ elevator. Children love spotting the amazing street art, one piece by the world renowned artist Okuda on Calle Rio de la Pila. Santander enjoys many parks, perfect for picnics. The best include Jardines de Pereda with its playground and carousel and Parque Las Llamas with its lagoons, trails, play area and cafes. Children also enjoy Palacio Magdalena, the former summer residence of the Spanish Royal family. At the rear of the palace, there are penguins and seals plus there is a large children’s play area. Santander enjoys a number of wonderful beaches including Sardinero which is brilliant for families. Playa de los Peligros and Playa de los Bikinis are also very good and Playa de Matalenas is a popular spot in a protected cove.

The Cabarceno Natural Park is 17 km south of Santander with nearly 2000 acres of nature and more than one hundred different animal species from five continents. The animals live in large enclosures with some allowed to wander the park. It is a lovely day out.

Bilbao offers many attractions to entertain children. The city’s Maritime Museum is popular, housed in an old shipyard and offering many interactive exhibits and large ships to see and climb into. Children enjoy learning how Bilbao turned into an important shipping and fishing city. Dona Casilda Park is one of the best and biggest parks in the city, with wide green spaces, ducks and geese on the lake and beautiful fountains. There are playgrounds and some fairground attractions during holiday periods. It is a great place for a picnic. Riding the Artxanda Funicular is popular. The old mountain railway ferries families up and down the dramatic Artxanda Mountain, high above Bilbao. It is a great experience and the views at the top are amazing. There are several walkways at the top and a few restaurants. Another great way to see the city is to take one of the bilboats that pass many of the major sites on the water. Children love pointing out the famous buildings, especially the dreamy Guggenheim Museum. In the Guggenheim, children are mesmerised by the scale of the artworks and the building. They love the sculptures outside too, especially Jeff Koons’ colour Puppy and Tulips and the giant spider Mamen by Louise Bourgeois. The Basque Museum is very interesting. It is housed in an old 17th century church and college and offers thousands of objects from old fishing equipment to giants that are used during Basque festivals.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €2000 charged to client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 2 pm.
Departure time 12 pm.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pool towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in the rental price.
Minimum stay 5 nights. All other duration on request.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not permitted.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? Not available.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Stag & Hen Do's Allowed? Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs Please be aware that the swimming pool is open from June to September, inclusive.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people: For every additional guest up to 12, it will cost an additional £57 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 19th 2024 - Nov 20th 2025 £4,242 £5,938

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people: For every additional guest up to 12, it will cost an additional €61 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 19th 2024 - Nov 20th 2025 €4,608 €6,450

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people: For every additional guest up to 12, it will cost an additional $66 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 19th 2024 - Nov 20th 2025 $4,984 $6,978

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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