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Casa de Cervera 1, Cantabria and Asturias

Cervera | Ref: CER1 | Bedrooms: 2 | Sleeps: 4

Beautifully restored traditional cottage with stylish interior in hidden, hilltop village.

This large old south facing farmhouse, with majestic views of the Picos de Europa beyond, has been cleverly and carefully converted into two very attractive and comfortable semi-detached cottages.

Stone walls and wooden beams keep a sense of tradition, while the owner, an interior designer, has used her flair to decorate, furnish and equip these properties stylishly and imaginatively.

The two cottages are very similar, each with their own, independent sitting out area, but also with a shared garden.

Casita de Cervera 1 is slightly smaller than 2 and, while centrally heated, does not have a fireplace.

Set up in the refreshingly unspoilt, traditional, "hidden" village of Cervera, in the parish of Cabranes, with a handful of farming neighbours and hens roaming freely, you are tucked in between the Sierra del Sueve, the coast at Villaviciosa and the Picos mountains.

In the heart of cider country and in the area of impressive "Casonas Indianos", though you feel away from it all, at just one kilometre is the quirky village of Torazo with a couple of bars (one a restaurant too) and an excellent bakery; the surrounding villages offer more gastronomic choices, including a wonderful Japanese restaurant!

With gently undulating countryside in the most wooded part of Asturias, the area is immediately inviting for walking and other outdoor activities.

Accommodation Description

From street to covered, paved porch for sitting out. Stable style front door opens into large open plan living room and kitchen with five windows.

Polished oak staircase to the first floor and landing, bathroom and two bedrooms (one double, one twin).

Bedroom Details:1 dble, 1 twin (upstrs).
Bathrooms:1; (1 shwr. unit, W.C. and washbasin (upstrs).)
Beach: 27km
Nearest Shop: Santolaya de Cabranes - 8 kms
Bars/Restaurants: Torazo - 1 km
Nearest Airport: Aviles (80km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (159km)

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Booking Seasons
High Easter; 1 Jul - 31 Aug £830
Low Rest of Year £690
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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Cervera, in the parish of Cabranes, is a delightfully unspoilt, traditional, farming village, tucked away between the Sierra del Sueve and the coast at Villaviciosa and the Picos de Europa.
With just a handful of neighbours and hens roaming freely, it has a remote feel, but although there are no facilities, at just one kilometre (an easy walk), the interesting and picturesque village of Torazo has two bars (one a restaurant too) and an excellent bakery.

Santolaya at eight kilometres has a traditional bar/shop and there and in the surrounding villages there are some very good restaurants, including a Japanese one, Fuente La Lloba in Huentes (eight kilometres).

For all facilities the nearest town is Infiesto at eleven kilometres and a bit further, on the coast, Villaviciosa.

The area, the most wooded in Asturias, with its gently undulating countryside, is great for walking and other outdoor activities and the lovely beaches of Playa Rodiles and Playa La Griega at just half an hour away.

Local Activities

1. Walking and mountain biking galore — Sierra del Sueve and Mirador del Fitu, with fabulous views of the coast, Parque Natural de Redes, Sierra de Pena Mayor and the Picos de Europa.
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 away at Arriondas.
4. Good local restaurants area, including a fantastic Japanese one at Huentes at 8 kms (booking in advance).
5. Several interesting palaces in the vicinity including Palacio del Cutre which is an upmarket restaurant and the romanesque church at Villamayor.
6. Impressive " Casonas Indianos" in the surrounding villages.
6. Visit Aviles, Gijón and Oviedo — three interesting cities, very different in style to each other.
7.Visit Lastres — a fascinating port and town on the "Dinosaur" coast and the Museo Juraisico there.
8.Lovely beaches - Playa de Rodiles and Playa La Griega thirty minutes away.
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, 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

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.