Casa de la Guadesa, Cantabria and AsturiasLa Griega | Ref: COL6 | Bedrooms: 2 | Sleeps: 4
Stylishly restored historic cottage. Walk to lovely beach and small town.
Recently and very carefully restored, maintaining many of its original features including some tiny medieval like windows, it stands in the very pretty and peaceful hamlet of La Griega with wonderful views of the Sierra del Sueve and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Tastefully furnished and decorated in keeping with the style of the house, it is a great place just to relax and unwind and soak in the atmosphere.
It is in a unique position with the fantastic beach, Playa "La Griega", reached down a country lane and the interesting old town of Colunga both just a fifteen minute walk away. Just a little further afield is the fascinating old town and port of Lastres on the "Dinosaur" coast where you can feast on fishy delights!
A perfect spot for those wanting to combine a traditional seaside holiday with the gentle pace of country life.
NB In summer school holidays owner prefers two-week bookings starting either on the 1st or 15th of the month. Please ask for details)
Accommodation DescriptionOff a grassy lane at the front of the house to a small, paved, covered patio, the front door opens into a large, open plan living room with a wood burning stove and dining and sitting areas.
Off this, is a twin bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.
Through an archway from the living room to the kitchen with a stable door which opens onto the lane.
Adjoining the main house is the storeroom where the washing machine is housed.
Up wooden stairs from the living room to upstairs which is an open plan loft conversion with high ceilings with a bathroom, double bedroom and living room (these are separated by a low wall and blinds) with doors opening onto a large balcony for sitting out with fantastic views of the Sierra del Sueve.
|Bedroom Details:||1 dbl and 1 twin|
|Bathrooms:||2; (2 bathrooms)|
|Nearest Shop:||500 metres|
|Nearest Airport:||Aviles (80km)|
|Nearest Ferryport:||Santander (135km)|
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|Low||Rest of Year||£850|
Christmas and main public holidays are charged at mid or high season rates.
This property has the following options
(NB 'short breaks' and 'small party' offers not available in high season)
Self Catering Holiday (min 7 nights)
Playa Griega, a short walk from San Juan de Duz
Though there are no facilities here, bread vans come daily and Colunga should have all that you need, including a weekly market on Thursdays.
It is ideally situated for visiting the fascinating port and town of Lastres, the cider town of Villaviciosa, the elegant resort of Ribadesella and not far away are the cities of Oviedo and Gijón, both great for shopping and for culture.
2.Wander round the delightful town and port at Lastres and the elegant resort of Ribadesella.
3. Visit Oviedo and Gijon — two very interesting cities, very different to each other. The stately architecture of Oviedo contrasts with the port spirit of Gijón.
4. Picos de Europa National Park — 45 minutes drive from the house, this is one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Europe.
5. Walking — Sierra del Sueve and Sierra del Fitu, with fabulous views of the coast and the Picos de Europa.
6. Visit the Museo Jurasico, literally just down the road.
7. Impressive “bufones” in Pría, near Llanes — observe at first-hand the strength of the sea: the waves shoot up from underground caves and come out through holes made thousands of years ago.
8. Enjoy the local gastronomy, especially the delicious fish and seafood at the nearby port of Lastres.
9.Visit the impressive caves of Tito Bustillo near Ribadesella.
10. Go canoeing on the nearby Rio Sella.
Holiday Ideas near La Griega
Coastal Cantabria & Asturias region has excellent access by air and sea:
Stansted to Bilbao with Easyjet or Santander with Ryanair;
Gatwick to Bilbao or Oviedo with Vueling (BA).
Manchester to Bilbao with Easyjet;
Bristol to Bilbao with Easyjet;
Edinburgh to Santander with Ryanair or Bilbao with Easyjet;
Dublin to Santander with Ryanair or Bilbao with Aer Lingus.
NB Flights are not included but we can advise on routes and timetables
Ferries: Plymouth or Portsmouth to Santander or Bilbao – 7 sailings weekly. Ireland to North Spain - 2 sailings a week.
Please ask us for advice on ferry crossings, timetables and flexible start dates to fit with the crossings.
If travelling by air we recommend renting a hire car to make the most out of your visit to the area. If you prefer to use public transport please consult our expert staff for advice on which properties are more suitable.
If coming on the ferry you will use your own vehicle - we recommend that you ensure that insurance and breakdown cover are in place. For full advice on how to prepare the vehicle etc see the Brittany Ferries website
In either case we will provide full instructions to arrive at your holiday accommodation, complete with GPS co-ordinates.
Reviews of this property
Lovely property & excellent service.
Property was wonderful in a great location to explore the Dinosaur Coast of Northern Spain.
Service & communication with Casas Cantabricas was excellent from the start. Only issue was the directions to the property were just slightly inaccurate which caused us a stressful end to our very long, tiring journey to the property but this was a minor problem.
The owner was lovely & helpful and her house was one of the best equipped & well-provisioned we've ever stayed in. Would book another property with this company.
"The location of the property was perfect and the interior was beautifully furnished. Good linen and bathrooms"
"It was a nice little house.... The coast is lovely in this area and the fresh fish is amazing. "
"Beautifully renovated Asturian house in an excellent location for fabulous beaches and walks in the mountains.
We had a very peaceful and relaxing time and found the local people very friendly though my Spanish wasn't quite up to good conversation!"
"Relaxing holiday. Beautiful setting.
We had a great week in Asturias. The Casa that we stayed in was a really old village house, beautifully restored and well equipped.
The village, Colunga, had everything that one needed and was within walking distance of the Casa. The beach, also walking distance was lovely.
Asturias is known as Green Spain/Costa Verde and it wouldn't be so without some rain which we had a day of but also lovely sunshine though not TOO hot which suited us.
There are beautiful villages, beaches and mountains all within easy reach and plenty of history in the area - cave paintings, dinosaur footprints and old towns.
Overall, something for everyone" (Client 2016)
"The holiday was a revelation. We shall certainly return to Asturias and with your company", (Client 2014)