One of the most impressive properties in the Spain Select villa collection, this breathtaking house is a converted palace, and a truly luxurious option for a group of friends or family looking for the very best accommodation in Asturias. Set in expansive grounds, which include a heated indoor pool-house and private chapel, the house itself is nearly 1000 square metres in size and split over three spacious floors. The ground floor has been designed to comfortably accommodate a large group of guests. Everything from the wide entrance hall with its elegant fireplace to the extremely spacious sitting area and stylish kitchen has been meticulously planned and built in a way that favours open-plan living. The living room features two separate sitting areas, and the fully-equipped kitchen offers guests a more relaxed eating area as an alternative to the more formal and very luxurious dining room. Every room on the ground floor opens out to the expansive grounds that surround the house, and the floor-to-ceiling windows fill the property with light. Five of the bedrooms are situated on the first floor, each one furnished to the very highest standard and with an en-suite bathroom. The impressive master bedroom also boasts its own personal sitting area looking out to the lovely gardens below. Climb the stairs to the top floor, and you will find an impressive chill-out space, complete with spacious living area, home entertainment system with cinema screen, and another bedroom that sleeps four. There is also a laundry and service area, with ironing facilities, a washer and dryer, and the final en-suite bedroom, which was originally used as servant?s quarters. The house is located just five minutes from the charming market town of Villaviciosa, which with only 14,000 inhabitants and its close proximity to the sea is a wonderful base from which to explore the lush green province of Asturias, one of Spain?s hidden gems. The town itself offers visitors a true taste of Asturian life, with its atmospheric old town, Romanesque churches and a number of stunning local beaches just a short drive away. The sweeping Playa de Rodiles, one of the best beaches in the province is just a 15 minute drive away. The countryside surrounding Villaviciosa is famous for its many apple orchards, and the local sidra (cider) produced here is famous throughout Spain for its distinctive fresh taste. Almost impossibly grand and offering a level of luxury that is hard to beat, this stunning converted palace is the perfect option for a large group of friends or family looking to enjoy an extra special holiday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (5)|
|Further details indoors|
Grounds: 5.000 m2 Mainhouse: 950 m2 on three floors Ground floor: entrance to large hall with fireplace, guest toilet and entrance to the large living room with two seperate seating areas, french doors leading out to the garden. Dining room and fully equipped kitchen. First floor: 5 double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Master bedroom has its private living room. Atic: large living room with home cinema. Sixth bedroom with four single beds (0.90m x 2.00m) and one bathroom. Grounds: L-shaped Pool house 100m2 annex to mainhouse with heated swimming pool (6.60m x 10.00m x 1.10m) with jets. Seating area by the pool and bathroom. Chapel and tipical Asturian Oreo on the premises.
Amenities: Air Conditioning, Heated Private Swimming Pool, Satellite Television, TV Projector, DVD Player, Home Cinema System, Music Sound-System, Central Heating, Refrigerator, Fridge, Freezer, Ice Cube Maker, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Dryer, Laundering / Ironing (?Driron FAGOR?), Professional Coffee Maker, Oven, Microwave, Wine Fridge, Outdoor Furniture, Gymnasium.
Included in price
Weekly Maid Service
Not included in price
3% Surcharge for Payments with American Express (No Surcharges for Visa or Mastercard)
With its thick green forests, spectacular national park and wild coastline, the region of Asturias in the far north of Spain remains relatively untouched by mass tourism, giving it an intimacy and magic that is hard to beat. Bordering Cantabria to the east and Galicia to the west, Asturias looks out onto the rugged Bay of Biscay, its coast dotted with endless sandy beaches, secret coves and charming villages. To the north-east is the picture perfect fishing village of Llanes, a popular seaside alternative to the more crowded resorts in the south of Spain. With a pretty town centre, good restaurants and miles of sandy beach, Llanes is a quintessential Asturian village. Further inland is the spectacular Picos de Europa national park which has become increasingly popular with walkers and extreme sports enthusiasts. With its soaring peaks, lush green valleys and abundance of local wildlife, the Picos de Europa is a haven for nature lovers and visitors looking to get away from it all.
The historic town of Cangas de Onis and the breathtaking village of Covadonga, with its wealth of religious monuments and beautiful mountain lakes, are not to be missed by anyone visiting the park. The north of Spain is quite rightly famous for its gastronomy, and Asturias is no exception. Visitors can indulge in local specialties such as the hearty fabada asturiana, the creamy cabrales cheese or the rather potent local cider. Although noted for its rural settlements and natural beauty, the two main cities in the region, Oviedo and Gijon, are well worth a visit. Oviedo is the capital of the Asturian region and has an elegant old centre, as well as a pretty cathedral and ancient monuments located on the outskirts of the city. Cosmopolitan Gijon is one of Spain?s largest shipping ports and offers up a lively cultural and entertainment agenda to visitors. Beautiful, green and utterly unique, the principality of Asturias is one of Spain?s true treasures.