Province Cantabria and Asturias Village La Riera Location Type Village
General Description A traditional Asturian terraced house in a row of three, set in the pretty "barrio" of La Viña, part of the farming village of La Riera, with fields, fruit trees and vegetable patches around and a small river with trout and eels nearby.
The owner has lovingly and beautifully restored this house, maintaining many of its original features to make a very comfortable home from home with great attention to detail. Accommodation is on the ground and first floor, (upper floor empty at present). There is sitting out space at the front and to the side where there is a nicely kept grass field for visitors' use (mostly enclosed, shared with the owners).
Although just four kilometers to the beach and two kilometres to the interesting old town of Colunga, you are in a very peaceful spot here, ideal for keen walkers who will get the best in local advice from the owners, themselves enthusiastic walkers.
Ideal for those who enjoy country life and a traditional seaside holiday – there are plenty of lovely beaches and fishing villages nearby and the mountains rise up just inland. And there's prehistory in plenty, as you are just by the Dinosaur Coast. Accommodation Description Front door opens into sitting room. Leading off from this is the kitchen with a backdoor onto a lane which leads round to an enclosed grass field for clients' use - shared with owners. From the sitting room, up wooden staircase to landing, bathroom, one double bedroom and one twin with a balcony for sitting out.
Reg No. VV565AS
22 Jul - 13 Aug
Easter; 15-21 Jul; 14-31 Aug
1-15 Jul; 1 - 15 Sep
Rest of year
Christmas and main public holidays are charged at mid or high season rates.
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 (4 to 6 nights) Small Party (max 2) Holiday (min 7 nights)
In high and peak season preferred start day is Friday.
High season rate applies at Easter and end of August Maximum Sleeps: 4
Nearest Beach: 4km
Nearest Shop: Colunga - 2 km
Bars/Restaurants: Colunga - 2 km
Nearest Town: Colunga - 2 km
Nearest Swim: Playa Griega - 4 km
Fantastic beaches - Playa La Griega, Playa la Isla...
Watersports - sailing, diving, surfing, fishing.
River fishing (with a licence).
Coastal walks. Beaches with fossilised footprints all along this coast.
Dinosaur museum on way to Lastres.
Feast on fish and seafood at the lovely old fishing port of Lastres.
Cider houses in the local Asturian style.
Visit the Picos de Europa
Go up to El Mirador del Fitu for the most spectacular views of the coast.
Day trips to the cities of Gijón and Oviedo for culture and shopping. Central/partial heating is available: Yes
Fireplace is available: Yes
Heating Description: Wood burning stove and electric radiators
Interior Decor: Decorated in a mix of warm colours. Rustic tiled floors downstairs. Original wooden floors upstairs. Beamed ceilings. Windows in all the rooms.
Furnishings: Many original pieces of furniture belonging to the house - lovingly restored and rustic in style.
Bedroom Details: 1 dbl and 1 twin
Bedroom1: I double (135 cms) and 1 "Z" bed, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables and lamps. French door and two windows.
Bedroom 2: 2 singles (90 cms), fitted wardrobe and wardrobe, bedside table and lamp. French door onto balcony.
Sheets and blankets.
Bathroom Details: 1 bathroom
1 shower unit, W.C., washbasin and bidet. (upstr).
Very nicely tiled. White fittings. Stained glass window onto twin bedroom. Ventilator. Hairdryer. Towels.
Lounge & Entertainment Equipment...
English Books/Games: Yes
Satellite TV: Yes
Notes: Spacious and comfortable. 3 seater sofa and 2 armchairs, seat (2 seater) with comfy cushions. Coffee table, two dressers.
Kitchen & Laundry Equipment...
Oven: Yes Hobs: 4(electric)
Washing Machine: Yes
Washing Line: Yes
Ironing Board: Yes
Notes Rustic style. Practical. Marble style worksurface. Dresser. Stove. Two windows; back door onto country lane at the back and access to the enclosed field for sitting/eating out.
Dining Equipment Dining table, 2 chairs and bench along one wall. Sufficient crockery and cutlery etc.
Garden Rough grass enclosed field across the way. Shared with owners. Barbecue under the orange tree. Garden furniture.
Parking In the drive.
"Excellent. Amazing owners - very friendly. The accommodation had everything we needed and the location was excellent for travelling around Asturias." (Client 2019)
"Excellent. Owners were really helpful and friendly. Bonus was the free fresh vegetables from the garden" (Client 2019)
"Absolutely fantastic. Both hosts, Nino and Marisol were more than brilliant. They made us feel really welcome and you could clearly see they loved their house and loved having people to stay. We were given fresh vegetables and even bread each day. They even bought our daughter a gift when we left. If you want a really quirky, eccentric and relaxing house with hosts who really want you there then I would recommend you visit." (Client 2019)
"Our hosts Marisol and Saturnino were very welcoming and generous. They made our stay relaxing and a true taste of life in rural Spain." (client 2017)
"Just a short message to let you know how much we enjoyed La Quintana. Our hosts were very sweet (and patient with my terrible Spanish) and bent over backwards to make our stay memorable. The house was in a perfect location - quiet yet 10 mins from town, beach and motorway and with space for the kids to run around in the "area recreativa". Our hosts were really generous with food from their small-holding - the most delicious runner beans and lots of other produce which was in season. I'd recommend this property for a family, perhaps not with children under 4 given steep steps, looking for something near the beach - there was lots to do in the area. The local beach (playa la Griega) was immaculate, lovely sand, well patrolled and super for the kids to jump in the waves and try out body-boarding.
Asturias was a brilliant place for a holiday and we're already recommending it to all sorts of friends and colleagues", (Client 2016)
"This was probably the nicest house we have stayed in with Casas Cantabricas. Amazing location very close to beaches and services but quiet and rural. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. The decor and quality of the house was the most surprising thing and we were very impressed by the quality of the finish", (Client 2015)
"We had a great time in Asturias. Nino and Marisol were a delight. Thank you very much for your help with our holiday", (Client 2014)
"La Quintana is a beautiful example of an Asturian country house. It is very well cared for by its owners. We were made to feel very welcome and the owners are so thoughtful and kind we would be happy to return", (Client 2014)
"The owners were wonderful. They gave us lots of help and advice on the area. They also left fresh fruit and vegetables from their garden. The house was cozy and in a beautiful and peaceful spot but close to Colunga for shopping/beaches etc.", (Client 2014)
"The house was great and the owners very friendly and helpful", (Client 2014)
"The key holder couple were lovely", (Client 2013)
"La Quintana was fabulous - a beautiful house helped greatly by the friendly neighbours", (Client 2013)
"I have had a fantastic time staying in your property, I feel very relaxed and welcome when I am here", (Client 2013)
"Thank you for a lovely few days in a gorgeous cottage, the owners were lovely", (Client 2013)
"We have had a lovely week here at La Quintana. A lovely house with everything we could need. We have been well looked after by our lovely hosts and will be back again in the future", (Client 2013)
"This is the best house we have stayed in. It had all the equipment needed, was very comfortable. The owners were incredibly friendly. It is also a great place to be based to visit the coast and picos", (Client 2011)
"The owners were kindness itself and could not have done more to ensure we had a really great time", (Client 2011)
"Nino and Marisol made us feel so at home we didn't want to leave. La Quintana is one of the most welcoming, comfortable properties we have ever rented at home or abroad", (Client 2011)
"Nino and Marisol are the most hospitable and generous owners that we have encountered in our many years of holidaying in self catering accommodation", (Client 2011)
"We've had a lovely time here at La Quintana. The house had everything we needed. Enjoyed canoeing, cycling, body boarding, some breathtaking views and the fresh produce shared by the owners. All in all a lovely holiday - Asturias is stunning", (Client 2009)
"Many thanks to Nino and Marisol for their generosity in attending to our every need; the oranges and veg, and arranging horse riding for us. Spoilt for choice as regards beaches," Client 2009
"Casas Cantabricas were excellent. The property was super", (Client 2009)
"Lovely peaceful location and delightful owner next door", (Client 2009)
"Had a really good holiday-so helpful-great. Would go again thanks, (Client 2008)
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