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Quintes | Ref: QUI1 | Bedrooms: 4 | Sleeps: 8

Spacious architect designed house in extensive grounds near fantastic beach.

This stylish, architect-designed house is set in 2000m2 of fully enclosed grounds in a quiet, pretty corner of the farming village of Quintes, just two kilometres from the lovely cliff-backed, sandy beach of Playa España in central Asturias.

Roomy and comfortable with three bathrooms, furnished and decorated as a family home, it has a pleasant cosy feel to it (not too designer') and is laid out to give all generations their own bit of space.

With interesting paintings and objects d'art throughout, the house has a true character of its own and enjoys some views to the sea and the mountains. A double-sided fireplace in the living room and kitchen as well as central heating, makes it a relaxing place to be in all seasons.

Children, in particular, are well catered for, with football posts in the back garden which is mostly laid to lawn, a ping pong table and a small play / study area on the first floor.
Surrounded by apple orchards in cider country, the village of Quintes has two bar/ restaurants, two bakeries and a small shop provides most of life's necessities.

The lively and interesting seaside city and fishing port of Gijon is just ten kilometres away, as is Villaviciosa with its beautiful estuary, lined with sandy beaches. Historical Oviedo and Aviles and the Picos de Europa mountains are just a little bit further, making a great combination of country, beach and city experiences.

Wi-fi included.

*New for 2019 - a new footpath will be opened leading straight from the house to the beach

Accommodation Description

Automatic front gate opens into the drive and very large garden (at front and back of house). Garage at one side of the house.

Front door into an open plan passage which leads to back garden. Door off this to garage and further door to utility room where washing machine and tumble drier are housed. There is also a W.C. here.

Inner front door into hall with a cupboard, table, chest and hangers for coats.

From this, door to single bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

Door from hall to spacious open plan stylish and light modern kitchen and living room with dining area and sitting area. Door from kitchen onto back garden. French doors from living room onto covered porch, with barbecue and dining furniture, and from there to back garden. Plenty of windows.

From hall up wooden stairs to open plan landing with a sofa, desk and chairs and bookcases. A good place for kids to play!

Passage to one twin bedroom, one triple bedroom and bathroom and master bedroom with en suite bathroom.

Bedroom Details:1 sing (grdflr), 1 twin, 1 triple, 1 dbl (first flr).
Bathrooms:3; (1 ensuite bathroom - shwr. unit, washbasin, W.C., bidet (grdflr). W.C. in utility room (grdflr). Bathroom with bath/shwr, washbasin, W.C. and bidet (upstrs). Ensuite bathroom with shwr. unit, washbasin, W.C. and bidet (upstrs).)
Beach: 2km
Nearest Shop: In village
Bars/Restaurants: In village
Nearest Airport: Aviles (52km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (169km)

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Booking Seasons
High July & August £2190
Mid June; September £1790
Low Rest of Year £1500
This property has the following options
(NB 'short breaks' and 'small party' offers not available in high season)

Self Catering Holiday (min 7 nights)
Small Party (max 4) Holiday (min 7 nights)

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Quintes, a village of five hundred inhabitants, sits on the coastal plain above the lovely cliff backed, sandy beach of Playa Espana, two kilometres down the hill. It is a super beach for surfing, but also for children with rock pools and the Rio Espana running through. Also, the exotic beach bar/restaurant is quite a surprise in these natural surroundings!

Seventeen kilometres from the cider capital, Villaviciosa and twelve from the engaging seaside city and fishing port of Gijon, with Oviedo and Aviles a bit further, it is a great place for combining peaceful countryside with the excitement of city life not to far away.

A farming village, surrounded by apple orchards, it has two bar/restaurants - Castanon (who will do meals to take away) and Casa Kilo, renowned for its fish and seafood. There is a small shop selling basics and two bakeries too, one of them which makes empanadas (savoury pies), great to take on a picnic.

There is a regular bus service from the village to Gijon and other places in Asturias. There are many local paths to stroll down and at nearby Playa de La Nora, there is a marked footpath which takes you to Gijon in two hours.

For golfers, there is a very good municipal golf course La Lorea a five minute drive away.

The main village fiesta takes place on 26th, 27th and 28th July when crowds of all ages flock and camp here to enjoy the music and traditional dancing.

Local Activities

  • Fantastic beaches both to the east and the west- Playa Espana, Playa de la Nora, Playa Rodiles, Playa San Lorenzo and Playa Poniente (Gijon)
  • Golf - golf course La Lorea a five minute drive
  • Watersports - sailing, diving, surfing, fishing.
  • Canoeing and rafting, not far away at Arriondas.
  • Explore the Dinosaur coast and go to the Jurassic museum on way to Lastres.
  • Feast on fish and seafood at the lovely old fishing port of Lastres.
  • Cider bars with tapas in Villaviciosa and surrounding towns and villages.l
  • Visit the Picos de Europa and the Lakes at Covadonga
  • Go up to El Mirador del Fitu just inland from Colunga for the most spectacular views of the coast.
  • Visit the lovely Romanesque church of San Juan de Amandi just south of Villaviciosa and the the C9th church of San Salvador and the Cistercian monastery at Valdedios a bit further south.
  • Day trips to the cities of Gijón, Aviles and Oviedo for culture and shopping.

Getting There

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.
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.

Reviews of this property

Read our clients' independent reviews

"A lovely spacious house with a big well kept garden. Lots of games both indoor and outdoor. The little utility room with its very efficient washing machine was so useful with three small children." (Client 2019)