Around and about
Northern Spain is a hidden gem - quiet roads, tranquil villages, breathtaking mountains and deep wooded valleys. Bustling towns are scattered across the region where you can chat with locals, relax in the bars and restaurants, hunt for gourmet specialities in traditional delicatessens or find all your needs at the large supermarkets.
Casa Tres Pozos is in the village of Cebolleros within the Merindad de Cuesta Urria, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The village is at the heart of a wide valley bordered by the Tesla mountain range to the south and Cantabrian mountains to the west and north. Situated at 6o0m above sea level 'the Merindades' enjoy long, hot summers and robust winters with beautiful snow falls. If you're looking for authentic Spain, you will find it here.
Head to the Reinosa ski resort in under an hour for a fun afternoon out or spend a weekend at the major Pyrenees ski resorts less than 3 hours away.
The area is criss-crossed with walking and cycling trails including some of the 'Grandes Recorridos' and pilgrim routes - including the Camino de Santiago - taking in Spain's 'silent villages', picturesque towns and stunning scenery. Local restaurants and Casa Rurales offer welcome respite to walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
Closer to home, the local area boasts many rivers, lakes and reservoirs - including the mighty Ebro - with many idyllic locations for fishing, kayaking, boating and swimming
Eating and drinking
The world famous Rioja and Riberio de Duero wine districts are both within easy striking distance from Casa Tres Pozos. Plus, this area is famed for its Gastro cuisine with three of Spain's seven Michelin 3 star restaurants located in San Sebastian!
Local restaurants and bars provide a huge range of home cooked, very reasonably priced meals with regional delicacies such as morcilla, chorizo, tortilla and bean stews.
Access to Casa Tres Pozos
You're spoilt for choice for international transport links with all of the following ports and airports within easy reach:
Bilbao port and airport: 1 hour 15 mins
Santander port and airport: 1 hour 15 mins
Vitoria airport: 1 hour 15 mins
Burgos airport & AVE train station: 1 hour 30 mins
San Sebastian airport: 2 hours 30 mins
French border: 2 hours 30 mins
Madrid: 3 hours 30 mins
A 10 minute drive on empty roads brings you to Medina de Pomar, the nearest town for day-to-day shopping and supplies.. With 5 supermarkets and a wide range of bakeries, fruit and vegetable shops, butchers and fishmongers you can enjoy strolling through the old and new barrios catching up with friends. The town also has six banks and virtually any other shop you may need! A local market travels the region visiting Medina de Pomar on Thursdays and Trespederne (10 minutes from Casa Tres Pozos) on Sundays.
A modern and helpful medical centre together with dentists, opticians, and other health professionals are all in the town. The local hospital is only 20 minutes from the house at Villacayo. Medina de Pomar also provides primary and secondary schools, social clubs, sports centres, swimming pools, a golf course and, of course, a local football club to support!