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Casa Los Bufones, Cantabria and Asturias

Ovio | Ref: OVI1 | Bedrooms: 4 | Sleeps: 7

Spacious farmhouse with sea and mountain views near Llanes and Ribadesella

This 100 year old, detached farmhouse is located in a quiet neighbourhood with easy access to some of the many great beaches spread along the Eastern Asturian Coast, offering stunning sea and mountain views from almost every corner.

The interior of the house is spacious and functional, retaining many of its original features and displaying loads of old furniture and antiques, contributing to create a characterful and inviting holiday home.

A well equipped country style kitchen with traditional white tiles and an old cooking stove, and a charming reading room on the first floor, add to the appeal.

Outside, a garden, mainly lawn and a few flower beds, allows you to relax and enjoy the views. A large sun terrace on the first floor offers spectacular views of the Picos de Europa mountains and even the Naranjo de Bulnes, one of the most emblematic peaks in Spain. The courtyard at the entrance to the property is a safe place for the children to play. There is also a garage for one car.

Set in a scenic coastal area with wonderful walking routes and plenty of activites to keep your family busy during your stay: visiting the Tito Bustillo Cave in Ribadesella or the Dinosaur Museum in Colunga, taking the funicular up to Bulnes, or just enjoying the hustle and bustle of the popular cider bars which are found in abundance throughout Asturias. On stormy days the natural sea geysers (Los Bufones) are a must, there are plenty to choose from, some can even be seen - and heard - from the house.

*New for 2018

Accommodation Description

From the courtyard, the front door opens into a large entrance hall with a wooden staircase leading up to the first floor. From the hall into the kitchen (fully equipped), futher into a living room with dining table for 8 people, a small TV and 4 comfortable armchairs. The bathroom is accessed directly from the entrance hall through a small room, with washing machine and a shower unit. From the living room a door leads through into the garden, mainly lawn and with lovely sea views.

Upstairs a spacious hallway gives access to four bedrooms, one with a single bed (90cm) and three twins (4x105cm and 2x90cm). One of the bedrooms has a small TV and access to a sun terrace with mountain views. On this floor there is also a nice reading room. The only bathroom here features a bathtub and spectacular sea views.

All rooms except the bathrooms, have floating laminated floors, and the walls are mainly painted in light colours. The furnishing is very traditional and rather unique, with lots of wood and a variety of paintings on the walls. The country style kitchen is functional and equipped with all modern conveniences (no dishwasher though).

Bedroom Details:3 twins (4x105cm, 2x90cm), 1 sing (90cm)
Bathrooms:2; (1 shwr on grdflr, 1 shwr/bath on 1st floor)
Beach: 1km
Nearest Shop: Nueva de Llanes, 2km
Bars/Restaurants: Playa Cuevas del Mar 1km or Nueva de Llanes
Nearest Airport: Santander (105km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (105km)

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Booking Seasons
High Easter; 1 Jul - 31 Aug £1390
Low Rest of Year £980
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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Playa Cuevas del Mar, near Ovio
Playa Cuevas del Mar, near Ovio


Ovio is a small village located in a rural setting between the Cantabrian Sea and the Picos de Europa mountains, very well situated and with easy access to some of the area's great beaches The nearest bars and restaurants are in neighbouring Nueva.

Local Activities

1. Beaches galore! The nearest is the stunning Playa de Cuevas de Mar within walking distance, a favourite with rock-climbers with a cool little 'chirringuito' bar - but there are plenty more just nearby.
2. Tito Bustillo caves with pre-historic paintings at Ribadesella.
3. Pitch and putt golf course at one kilometre.
4. Horse-riding at 5 kms.
5. Local gastronomy - great fish and seafood at nearby Niembro.
6. The "Bufones at Pria - Impressive “bufones” at Pría, near Llanes — observe at first-hand the strength of the sea: the waves shoot up from underground caves and come out through holes made thousands of years ago.
7. Easy access to the Picos de Europa - you can be there in just twenty minutes.
8. The Lakes of Enol and Encina and the pilgrimage shrine of Covadonga are just 25 kms away.
9. Canoeing on the Rio Sella.
10. Great walking along the well-marked coastal routes.

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.