Casa Espinaredo, Cantabria and AsturiasEspinaredo | Ref: ESP1 | Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 6
Traditional, comfortable, country house in picturesque village of many horreos!
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 DescriptionOff 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).)|
|Bars/Restaurants:||In village - a short walk|
|Nearest Airport:||Aviles (89km)|
|Nearest Ferryport:||Santander (153km)|
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|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)
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.
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.
The Picos de Europa has excellent access by air and sea:
Stansted, Dublin or Edinburgh to Santander with Ryanair;
Stansted to Bilbao or Asturias with Easyjet;
Heathrow to Bilbao with British Airways.
Gatwick to Bilbao with Vueling (not daily).
Gatwick to Asturias with Vueling (not daily)
Heathrow to Asturias with BA (not daily)
Bristol to Bilbao with Easyjet (not daily).
NB Flights are not included but we can advise on routes and timetables
Ferries: Plymouth or Portsmouth to Santander or Bilbao – 5 sailings weekly.
We can include the ferry crossings as part of the package
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.