The property is located in Comillas, a coastal town in the western part of Cantabria between Santillana del Mar and San Vicente de la Barquera, 48 km from Santander. Declared a Historic-Artistic Site, it is considered one of the most beautiful and emblematic towns in Cantabria, the Marquis of Comillas was its promoter, founder of the Pontifical University. Without a doubt the location of this property is unbeatable, in one of the best residential areas of Comillas, with marvellous views. Comillas has the mountains and the beach, as well as an enviable architecture.
The main façade is south facing, protecting it from the coastal winds. This property has all four facades facing the four winds.
Comillas is a bomb for the senses. It has everything. From the landscapes of the Cantabrian coast that the whales and their last fishermen travelled along, to a town where destiny arranged the meeting of singular characters – Indian patrons, decadent aristocrats, illustrious people and artists – who gave birth to modernism at the end of the 19th century.
To the right of the Seminario Mayor, at the back of the image, we can see a large walled garden with its stable and dwelling building which was the origin from 1920 of the mansions of Velecío, Sert and Monteflorido, built by the sisters Genara and Benita López y Díaz de Quijano, daughters of Claudio López y López, brother of the first Marquis of Comillas, and which still exist today, owned by their corresponding heirs.
The works of the last decade of the 19th century marked the culmination of the urban transformation linked to the summer holidays of the Marquis’s aristocratic circle. Following in the wake of previous years, holidaymakers continued to arrive in Comillas and residences were built, such as the Sert house, by Olasagasti in the Basque style, or the Monteflorido house, moved from Cos to Comillas and rebuilt under the direction of José Luis Sert, and the Oyambre Golf Course was inaugurated (1924).
The mansion is in need of renovation and updating of the facilities.
This property in Comillas is a safe investment, due to the scarce supply of this type of property. Buying a house in this location means having a reliable real estate asset, which does not suffer from the general market fluctuations that can affect other areas. A safe and sustainable value. A large house with history, in the centre of Comillas, 10 minutes from the beaches most valued by surf lovers and an exclusive location for family holidays.