Casa de la Guadesa (COL6)

Casa de la Guadesa
Cantabria and Asturias
La Griega
Location Type


General Description
This special, charming, traditional, sixteenth century, detached, stone, south facing cottage with a large enclosed garden at the side, is certainly a house with a history! It was at one time the original "palace" in the village and was then lived in by the caretakers of the magnificent "palace" across the way.

Recently and very carefully restored, maintaining many of its original features including some tiny medieval like windows, it stands in the very pretty and peaceful hamlet of La Griega with wonderful views of the Sierra del Sueve and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Tastefully furnished and decorated in keeping with the style of the house, it is a great place just to relax and unwind and soak in the atmosphere.

It is in a unique position with the fantastic beach, Playa "La Griega", reached down a country lane and the interesting old town of Colunga both just a fifteen minute walk away. Just a little further afield is the fascinating old town and port of Lastres on the "Dinosaur" coast where you can feast on fishy delights!

A perfect spot for those wanting to combine a traditional seaside holiday with the gentle pace of country life.

NB In summer school holidays owner prefers two-week bookings - minimum 10 nights (Please ask for details)
Accommodation Description
Off a grassy lane at the front of the house to a small, paved, covered patio, the front door opens into a large, open plan living room with a wood burning stove and dining and sitting areas.

Off this, is a twin bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.
Through an archway from the living room to the kitchen with a stable door which opens onto the lane.
Adjoining the main house is the storeroom where the washing machine is housed.

Up wooden stairs from the living room to upstairs which is an open plan loft conversion with high ceilings with a bathroom, double bedroom and living room (these are separated by a low wall and blinds) with doors opening onto a large balcony for sitting out with fantastic views of the Sierra del Sueve.

Booking Seasons
High Easter; 15 July-31 Aug £1500
Mid 1-15 July £1350
Low Rest of Year £930
10 day minimum stay
This property has the following options
(NB 'short breaks' and 'small party' offers not available in high season)
Self Catering Holiday (min 7 nights)

Maximum Sleeps: 4

Nearest Airport: Aviles(80km)

Nearest Ferryport: Santander(135km)

Nearest Beach: 1km

Nearest Shop: 500 metres

Bars/Restaurants: 500 m.

Nearest Town: Colunga 500 metres

Nearest Swim: 1 km.

Local Activities:
1. Beach Playa La Griega – Only 900 m. away - this is a fantastic beach, accessible on foot down a lovely lane. Other great beaches at Lastres or La Isla, are a short drive away.
2.Wander round the delightful town and port at Lastres and the elegant resort of Ribadesella.
3. Visit Oviedo and Gijon — two very interesting cities, very different to each other. The stately architecture of Oviedo contrasts with the port spirit of Gijón.
4. Picos de Europa National Park — 45 minutes drive from the house, this is one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Europe.
5. Walking — Sierra del Sueve and Sierra del Fitu, with fabulous views of the coast and the Picos de Europa.
6. Visit the Museo Jurasico, literally just down the road.
7. Impressive “bufones” in 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.
8. Enjoy the local gastronomy, especially the delicious fish and seafood at the nearby port of Lastres.
9.Visit the impressive caves of Tito Bustillo near Ribadesella.
10. Go canoeing on the nearby Rio Sella. Fireplace is available: Yes

Heating Description:
Wood burning stove and gas butane heaters.

Interior Decor:
Rustic tiled floors downstairs. Wooden floors upstairs. Beamed ceilings. Exposed stone walls. Many original features. Windows in all the rooms, all with their own special views.

Wood furnishings, rustic and elegant in style and in keeping with the house. Comfy soft furnishings.

Bedrooms: 2

Bedroom Details: 1 dbl and 1 twin
Bedroom1: (upstairs): 1 double bed(150 cms), wardrobe (with curtain across), bedside tables and lamps. Two windows.
Bedroom 2: (downstairs) 2 single beds (90 cms), wardrobe (with curtain across), bedside tables and lamp. Ensuite bathroom. Two windows.

Sheets and blankets.

Bathrooms: 2

Bathroom Details:
2 bathrooms
Bathroom 1: Ground-floor. Ensuite. Shower, W.C., washbasin and bidet. Tiled and stone walls.
Bathroom 2: Upstairs. Shower unit, W.C., washbasin and bidet. Tiled floor and walls. Window with lovely view onto countryside.

Towels provided. Hairdryer.

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Lounge & Entertainment Equipment...

TV: Yes

English Books/Games: Yes

Ground floor. Living room with direct access to the lane from the front door. The fireplace divides the room into two areas: in one of them there is a dining table with a bench and two chairs; on the other side there is a sofa and a TV. It’s a light room, with windows on two walls. The smallest window was originally a lookout point.

Upstairs is a loft conversion with high ceilings with a bedroom and a living room, divided by a low wall and blinds. There are two sofas and an armchair, a table and two chairs and a T.V. This room opens onto a sunny, south facing ‘corredor’ ( balcony) with two cane chairs for sitting out.

Kitchen & Laundry Equipment...

Kettle: Yes

Toaster: Yes

Oven: Yes
Hobs: 3(electric)

Fridge+Freezer: Yes

Microwave: Yes

Washing Machine: Yes

Washing Line: Yes

Iron: Yes

Ironing Board: Yes

Dishwasher: Yes

Small, fairly simple, but practical, country style kitchen. Well equipped. Marble style worksurfaces. Ceramic sink. Kitchen table and chairs. Stable door to lane with a lovely view of fields and mountains.

Dining Equipment...

Dining Equipment
Good cutlery, crockery, glasses etc. Plenty of everything. Seating for full capacity in the house.

Outdoor Facilities...

Large garden (700 m2) at side of the house, enclosed by a wall and a hedge. It’s a wonderful place for eating out, for children to play, or just for reading and relaxing. It has lovely views all around.
Garden furniture - table and chairs and sunloungers.

In the lane by the house.


Other Amenities

Beds Ground Floor: Yes

Low Shower Ground Floor: Yes

Car to Door: Yes

Clients Comments...

Lovely property & excellent service.
Property was wonderful in a great location to explore the Dinosaur Coast of Northern Spain.
Service & communication with Casas Cantabricas was excellent from the start. Only issue was the directions to the property were just slightly inaccurate which caused us a stressful end to our very long, tiring journey to the property but this was a minor problem.
The owner was lovely & helpful and her house was one of the best equipped & well-provisioned we've ever stayed in. Would book another property with this company.
(Client 2019)

"The location of the property was perfect and the interior was beautifully furnished. Good linen and bathrooms"
(Client 2019)

"It was a nice little house.... The coast is lovely in this area and the fresh fish is amazing. "
(Client 2019)

"Beautifully renovated Asturian house in an excellent location for fabulous beaches and walks in the mountains.
We had a very peaceful and relaxing time and found the local people very friendly though my Spanish wasn't quite up to good conversation!"
(Client 2016)

"Relaxing holiday. Beautiful setting.
We had a great week in Asturias. The Casa that we stayed in was a really old village house, beautifully restored and well equipped.
The village, Colunga, had everything that one needed and was within walking distance of the Casa. The beach, also walking distance was lovely.
Asturias is known as Green Spain/Costa Verde and it wouldn't be so without some rain which we had a day of but also lovely sunshine though not TOO hot which suited us.
There are beautiful villages, beaches and mountains all within easy reach and plenty of history in the area - cave paintings, dinosaur footprints and old towns.
Overall, something for everyone" (Client 2016)

"The holiday was a revelation. We shall certainly return to Asturias and with your company", (Client 2014)

Prices are subject to change, please call 01223 328721 to confirm
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