Province Cantabria and Asturias Village Camarmeña Location Type Village
General Description Perched high above the dramatic gorge of the Rio Cares, in the tiny hamlet of Camarmena, this traditional, solid stone, detached house has been attractively restored and divided into two roomy, comfortable apartments.
Surrounded by craggy peaks with the river running below, they command the most spectacular and stunning views of the Picos de Europa, including the unique "Naranjo de Bulnes".
The well equipped apartments, on the ground and first floors, each with their own entrance, are functional and practical and discreetly decorated and furnished, in keeping with their superb mountain setting. The Apartamento Abajo has an enclosed terrace going along the front of the house, pleasant for sitting and eating out.
They share a parking area in front of the house and a small garden with fruit trees and a covered BBQ area at the side.
Though remote in feel with just a handful of other houses around, there is a friendly village bar and a simple, country restaurant on your doorstep.
At one and a half kilometres in Poncebos, down the winding road, there are a couple more bars/restaurants, the start of the famous walk "La Ruta de Cares" and the funicular de Bulnes. For supplies, the busy village of Arenas de Cabrales, a fifteen minute drive, should have all that you need and wonderful beaches are under an hour away.
The properties have WIFI. Accommodation Description Shared parking area in front of house. Enclosed terrace with a bench and chairs and small table. From this stable style front door opens into open plan living room and fully fitted kitchen at the far end, separated from the living area by an "American" bar.
Off this two bedrooms (one double and one triple) and bathroom.
Steps down from parking area to shared, small, sloping fenced off garden with fruit trees with a BBQ area with a covered porch with a dining table and benches.
Licence no: AR0494
July, August & Easter
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)
Maximum Sleeps: 5
Nearest Beach: 37km
Nearest Shop: 8 km - Arenas de Cabrales
Bars/Restaurants: In village - a very short walk
Nearest Town: 8 km - Arenas de Cabrales
Nearest Swim: River Cares
Walk the Ruta de Cares from Poncebos to Cain and back (24kms)
Take the funicular up to Bulnes (the start of the ascent of Naranjo de Bulnes) and walk back down following the Canal del Tejo.
Discover the villages of Sotres and Tresviso (famous for its cheese) beyond Bulnes.
Walk the beautiful "Senda del Rio Casano" with its amazing vegetation of oaks and ancient chestnut trees.This starts at the village of La Molina west of Arenas de Cabrales.
Go up to the mirador in the village to get the best view of the "Naranjo de Bulnes".
Visit the Museo del Queso Cabrales (the cheese museum) on the road to Arenas de Cabrales.
Have a day out on the coast at Llanes and its fantastic beaches.
Visit the shrine at Covadonga and the lakes of Enol and Ercina.
The "Bufones at Pria - Impressive blowholes 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.
Stock up at the wonderful Sunday market in Cangas de Onis.
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). Central/partial heating is available: Yes
Heating Description: Electric wall radiators
Interior Decor: Painted white. Rustic tiled floors throughout. Windows in all rooms.
Furnishings: Traditional and comfortable country style furniture, blending well with the decoration.
Bedroom Details: 1 dble, 1 triple.
Bedroom 1 : On ground floor. One double bed (150 cms), bedside tables and lamps and fitted wardrobe. Two windows.
Bedroom 2: On ground floor. Three single beds (90 cms), bedside tables and lamps and fitted wardrobe. Window.
Sheets and blankets.
Bathroom Details: Bath/shwr, W.C. and washbasin (grdfr)
The bathroom has a medium sized bath with a shower overhead, W.C. and washbasin. Fully tiled. White fittings. Small window.
Towels are provided, but not beach towels.
Lounge & Entertainment Equipment...
Notes: The living room has a three seater sofa and a two seater sofa, a round table and three chairs and a flat screen T.V.
There is a folding dining table and stools in the kitchen.
Large wooden dining table and benches in shared BBQ area.
Kitchen & Laundry Equipment...
Oven: Yes Hobs: 4(electric)
Washing Machine: Yes
Washing Line: Yes
Ironing Board: Yes
Notes Fully fitted kitchen. Wooden wall and base units. Marble style worksurface. Stainless steel sink. Electric coffee maker.
Dining Equipment Well equipped.
Garden Enclosed terrace going along the front of the house.
Small, sloping garden with fruit trees. Covered BBQ area with large wooden dining table and benches, fixed BBQ and oven and sink. (N.B. The garden and the BBQ area are shared with the first floor apartment). They are fenced off and are reached by stone steps from the shared parking area. The steps could be tricky for those less stable on their feet.
Parking In the paved area in front of the house. This is shared with the first floor apartment.
Other Amenities Fine
Beds Ground Floor: Yes
Car to Door: Yes
Other Accommodation: The owner rents out the first floor apartment in the same building.
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