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Casa Espinaredo, Cantabria and Asturias

Espinaredo | Ref: ESP1 | Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 6

Traditional, comfortable, country house in picturesque village of many horreos!

This 200 year old, semi-detached farmhouse, in a quiet corner of the interesting old village of Espinaredo with its thirty ancient horreos (grain stores) and the Rio Espinaredo running through, has been carefully restored and renovated, maintaining many of its original features, to create an atmospheric and characterful holiday home.

Tastefully furnished and decorated in keeping with the style of the house, it is cosy and inviting, the two fireplaces, one in the attic bedroom, adding an extra touch of charm. Its well equipped, country style kitchen with a pantry, also gives a traditional feeling to the house.

Though there is no garden, there is a large balcony running across the front of the house, from which you can relax and take in the magical view across fields, rooftops and the mountains beyond. The covered porch at the entrance to the house opens onto a quiet lane where you can safely let children play.

It is a great place for keen walkers with wonderful walking routes directly from the village (the owners can advise on these and other outdoor activities) and canoeing on the Rio Sella is just thirty five minutes away and the coast and fabulous beaches at Ribadesella, under an hour.

There is a wonderful old meson in the village serving tasty, typical dishes of the region, and Infiesto with a good range of cider bars, restaurants and shops is a short drive.

Accommodation Description

Off lane to covered porch and stable style front door which opens into open plan living room with dining area in one corner and sitting area with open fireplace in the other. From living room into country style kitchen with a sliding window onto the dining area. Off kitchen to pantry/utility room.

From the living room up wood staircase to landing and bathroom and separate cloakroom and two bedrooms (two twins), one with french doors onto good sized balcony.

Up further wood staircase to third bedroom in the attic (double)
with ensuite bathroom with shower unit and sitting area with fireplace.

NB Owners prefer Saturday start day during the summer school holidays (July 13 - Aug 31).

Reg No. CA867.AS

Bedroom Details:1 twin, 1 twin (first flr) and 1 double (attic flr).
Bathrooms:2; (1 bathroom (bath/shwr.,bidet and washbasin), 1 cloakroom ( W.C. and washbasin). (first flr). 1 ensuite bathroom ( Shower unit, W.C. and washbasin). (attic flr).)
Beach: 37km
Nearest Shop: 7km
Bars/Restaurants: In village - a short walk
Nearest Airport: Aviles (89km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (153km)

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Booking Seasons
Peak 15 Jul - 31 Aug; Easter £1100
High 1-15 Jul; 1-30 Sept; local bank holidays £1040
Mid SPECIAL OFFER: May - June £850
Low Rest of Year £910
This property has the following options
(NB 'short breaks' and 'small party' offers not available in high season)

Self Catering Holiday (min 7 nights)

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Peaceful and picturesque, in a seemingly hidden valley surrounded by hills and mountains and ancient forests with the bubbling Rio Espinaredo running through, Espinaredo, is a unique village in the fact that it houses the most horreos and paneras (horreos and bread stores) in the whole of Asturias.

Thirty in all, some of them dating back to the sixteenth century and some inscribed with mystical and magical characters, probably of Celtic origin, to keep evil elements at bay, they give a special charm to to the place.

Seven kilometres inland from the old fashioned town (in a good sense!) of Infiesto with all facilities, the village has a truly typical meson in the main square where drinks and traditional meals are served. Though there is no shop, bread and other mobile vans visit regularly.

There are some wonderful walking routes into the hills and mountains from the village, off the main tourist tracks, but they naturally attract keen walkers, making the village quite a lively place in the summer months.

Local Activities

1. Walking and mountain biking directly from the village and beyond, Sierra del Sueve and Mirador del Fitu, with fabulous views of the coast, the Picos de Europa and the natural parks of Redes and Ponga.
2. Picos de Europa National Park - a short drive from the house, this is one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Europe.
3. Canoeing and rafting not far way.
4. Fishing in the Rio Espinaredo.
4. Good restaurants/cider bars in the local area.
5. Several interesting palaces in the vicinity including Palacio del Cutre which is an upmarket restaurant and the romanesque church at Villamayor.
6. Visit Gijón and Oviedo — two fantastic cities, very different in style to each other. The stately architecture of Oviedo contracts with the port spirit of Gijón.
7.Visit Lastres — a fascinating port and town on the "Dinosaur" coast and the Museo Juraisico there.
8.Lovely beaches at Lastres and Ribadesella.
9. Impressive “bufones” in Pría, east of Ribadesella — observe at first-hand the amazing strength of the sea: the waves shoot up from the underground caves and go out through holes made thousands of years ago.

Getting There

The Picos de Europa 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.
We can include the ferry crossings as part of the package

Getting Around

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.