Posada Molino del Canto | Bed & Breakfast in Burgos | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Posada Molino del Canto - Bed & Breakfast in Burgos

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Molino del Canto s/n Barrio La Cuesta, 09146 Valle de Zamanzas, Burgos
Castile and León, Spain

Javier Morala & Valvanera Rodríguez

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+34 689 891747(mobile)

A real gem. Splendid bedrooms with sky windows for stargazing, delicious seasonal cooking and a heavenly valley setting...

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A shame to stay only a night. This jewel of a place lies in a primeval Eden-like valley, lapped by the river Ebro. It is a 13th-century millworkers' home restored by young owner Javier, and the simplicity of the façade is reflected inside; all is authentic and exquisite. From the dim little entrance hall – cool for summer, warm for winter – you enter a chunky-beamed, stone-walled sitting room scattered with country furniture, a kilim, a sofa, a crackling fire. Then to bedrooms upstairs, each a splendid surprise: a cosy, delightful sitting room with a sofabed for children, and a double on the gallery above. There are antique wrought-iron beds, large classic wardrobes, white-and-terracotta bathrooms, sky windows to gaze at the stars... and you drift off to the sound of the river. Breakfast is a fine start to the day and the dinners, fresh and seasonal, are memorable. On a promontory down by the river is the watermill, 1,000 years old; the old flint wheels spin into action still when the sluice gate is opened. Spot otters and fish in the river – paradise for birdwatchers too! Exceptional owners, heavenly place.


Features
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
WiFi
Wireless internet access available.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.

Local points of interest from Javier Morala & Valvanera Rodríguez:

Local points of interest from
Javier Morala & Valvanera Rodríguez:

  • Javier and Valvanera can also organise birdwatching tours and routes, see www.mcbirding.com
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Guest feedback
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"A very pleasant well restored sanctuary in the heart of the Ebro valley. Excellent meals and a very helpful host, who can provide details of local walks. Our room was a surprise - downstairs sitting room, upstairs bedroom and bathroom (yes, a real bath to our great joy). Plus a good seating area in the communal dining room, WIFI works well near the kitchen door, and a guided tour of the old mill on offer."
May 2015
"A Christmas like none other. The valley is a world apart and del Canto is a gem on the riverbank. Though rustic on the outside, the posada is a deceptively modern and well designed hideaway. Pressed linen sheets, cozy blankets, invigorating showers, sleeping loft and lower sitting area, light from above; superb peace and comfort with the music of the river and a toasty fireplace. Meals are careful gourmet preparations with local ingredients. Christmas Eve dinner was beyond words. Javier is an experienced and expert birdwatching guide (and chef). Do not miss your chance to learn from him. "
December 2014
"Our first Alisdair Sawday booking and if this is the general standard - WOW. Great rural location, delicious food and most importantly delightful, kindhearted and most interesting hosts. Good walks in wonderful countryside."
September 2013
"We have always used Sawday SPECIAL places to stay. We have stayed in Portugal, Spain, France and the UK. All have been good and a little special but this is, without doubt, the MOST Special. Fantastic food, excellent accommodation, beautiful location, wonderful ambiance. Truly a very special place to stay."
July 2012

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Details

Accommodation:
  • 3 Doubles
  • , 3 Twins
Price:(i) 71 per night

Singles €65. Dinner, B&B €69 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available €19 per person per night.

Booking info:

Meals:(i)

Breakfast €7.50. Tapas-style lunch €5-€10. Dinner, 4 courses, €25. Wine €9-€30. Plus VAT at 8%. Restaurant 9km.

Closed:

Rarely.

Address:

Molino del Canto s/n Barrio La Cuesta, 09146 Valle de Zamanzas, Burgos


Accommodation:(i)
B&B 3 Double rooms
Price: (i) 71 to 71 per night
B&B 3 Twin rooms
Price: (i) 71 to 71 per night

Javier Morala & Valvanera Rodríguez

Visit website

+34 689 891747(mobile)