Casita La Pipa, Cantabria and AsturiasVillaverde | Ref: AST3 | Bedrooms: 1 | Sleeps: 2
Stylish, cosy cottage with spectacular mountain views.
With spectacular views of the surroundings, it is perched high above the Desfiladero de Sella between the magnificent Picos de Europa and the dramatic Ponga Natural park. A paradise for bird watchers and walkers!
Stylishly decorated and furnished, making the best use of space, it has a comfortable and homely feel, and just sitting out on the porch with a glass of wine in the evening, you will feel a world away from the troubles of the present world.
Although seemingly remote, the nearby neighbouring village has a bar with Wi-Fi, local restaurants are a short drive and the nearest town, Cangas de Onis at thirteen kilometres has most amenities and a great Sunday market. The coast with fantastic beaches and fishing ports is a fifty minute drive.
Dogs are welcome in this property.
Accommodation DescriptionFront gate opens into terrace and covered porch. Front door goes into open plan living room with a kitchen corner.
Up stairs to mezzanine with one double bed and small bathroom.
Reg No AS 946
|Bedroom Details:||1 dble (140 cms) (upstairs).|
|Bathrooms:||1; (Ensuite bathroom with shwr.unit, washbasin and W.C.)|
|Nearest Shop:||18 kms Cangas de Onis|
|Bars/Restaurants:||Bar at 2km at Pen.|
|Nearest Airport:||Aviles (110km)|
|Nearest Ferryport:||Santander (150km)|
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|High||1 Jul - 15 Sep; Easter||£500|
|Low||Rest of year||£N/A|
|Flat rate all year|
This property has the following options
(NB 'short breaks' and 'small party' offers not available in high season)
Self Catering Holiday (min 7 nights)
Short break (3 to 6 nights)
With around thirty inhabitants (more at weekends and in the summer), it is a true farming community, breeding Asturian cattle, tending apple orchards and brewing local cider to celebrate the fiesta of San Antonio in late July.
The bread van comes daily and a mobile shop twice a week and there is a bar with WIFI at Pen at less than two kilometres.
Cangas de Onis with most amenities and a great Sunday market is thirteen kilometres away and the nearest restaurants are at Sellano at nine kilometres.
Fantastic beaches and fishing ports are a fifty minute drive.
2. Bird watching from the house - eagles, vultures, hawks, owls ...
3. Swimming in nearby river.
4. Canoeing in Cangas and Arriondas.
5. Outdoor activities offered by numerous companies in Cangas and Arriondas and in the Desfiladero de Beyos.
6. Discover the unspoilt beauty of Parque Natural de Ponga.
7. Visit the pilgrim shrine of Covadonga and the beautiful lakes of Enol and Encina.
8. Walk the Ruta de Cares.
9. Local gastronomy - many local, family run restaurants, but also two Michelin star restaurants in nearby Arriondas - El Corral del Indiano (one star) and Casa Marcial (two stars).
10. Sunday market at Cangas de Onis.
11. Fantastic beaches and fishing ports a fifty minute drive.
12. The vibrant city of Oviedo and the lively port at Gijon an hour and a half away.
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.