The Old School House & Orchard
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
"The Old School House" is a beautifully renovated village schoolhouse, located amongst the rolling green hills of Asturias in northern Spain. Nestled in a tranquil small valley, above the very popular village of Espinaredo (Famed for rural architecture) "The Old School House" will provide a perfect central, yet tranquil introduction to this often overlooked part of Espana.
Relax in the secluded 2 acre orchard, on the banks of your own crystal clear mountain river, or use the house as a perfect location for enviable holiday combinations such as: Mountain walking, white sandy beaches, bird watching, surfing, kayaking, fishing, skiing, quadding,mountain biking, or shopping/sightseeing in charming places such as Gijon, Oviedo, Picos De Europa, Covadonga etc. The area is full of rural charm,stunning sights, outstanding cities with an enviable culture and is home to many historical pieces of architecture, not to mention an irresistible choice of restaurants, muesums, cider bars, cafes and chic shops. All this is now easy to reach using Brittany Ferries, RyanAir or EasyJet...you'll love it!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ribadesella 20 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Asturias/Oviedo 50 km, Nearest railway: Infiesto 8 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
This house has been beautifully renovated, and the superb quality of the furnishings reflect its exquisite surroundings. With 3 bedrooms, the property sleeps 4 to 6 people in comfort, although we prefer to let to 4 people. Full C/H, and radiators throughout, triple glazed windows, a spiral staircase, wooden and tiled floors and wooden shutters on all windows, the house is cosy and warm in any weather. The lounge/dining area is open plan with a gorgeous leather "L" shaped seating area in front of a ornamental stone fireplace.
The fully equipped kitchen area has all the day to day essentials that any aspiring cook could need, and with a weekly fresh produce market in the local village on Mondays, creating a feast of local fare should be the least of your worries!! 3 bedrooms are located at the top of the ornate spiral staircase, two doubles and one twin, all with lovely views, and the main bedroom with its own balcony. The house also has 2 shower rooms, one upstairs and one downstairs.
**The house is equipped with a washing machine and tumble dryer in a seperate annexe. If you will need to use either of these items during your stay, please advise us in advance (On booking) so that a key for the annexe can be left for you.**
** The house is equipped with SKY FREEVIEW which includes all the major UK channels. Movies and Sport are NOT included**
|Further details outdoors|
The property has a delightful gently sloping garden/orchard of approx 2 acres, which leads down to a small bubbling mountain river. The garden has plenty of solar lights for summer evenings. Sunbeds, outside eating area,etc are provided, as are a number of outdoor games for the younger visitors i.e. Swing ball, badminton etc etc. The hills around the house are often full of wandering deer, ponies, cows, red squirrels and Pine Martens.
Smoking is only allowed on the balcony area upstairs and in the external areas outside the property. The house is strictly "no smoking" internally.
The house is registered/inspected by The Asturian Tourist Board as a Casa De Aldea, and all prices include 8% Spanish tax.
Fur unsere Deutsche gaste, wir sprechen flussig Deutsch. Buchungen aus Deutschland sind wilkommen.
All rentals except by prior arrangement with the house owners, run from Saturday afternoon to the following Saturday morning (7 Nights).
Guests are requested not to arrive at the property earlier than 4pm on the first day of their stay, and they are kindly requested to vacate the house no later than 10am on their day of departure. This allows the house and contents to be cleaned and refreshed for the arrival of our next guests.
The North Spanish Coast region
Use the house as a perfect location with Asturias for enviable eco holiday combinations such as: Mountain walking in the hills/Picos or from the house!..you'll discover so many amazing views.. enjoy perfect white sandy beaches,marinas and coves all along the coast, all in easy distance..Ribadesella, La Vega, Llanes, Villiavisiosa. Gijon...great surfing. Bird watching is really popular..with some delightful spottings.. owls, hawks and kingfishers. Kayaking on the river Sella is world renouned and suitable for all levels. Fishing, mountain biking, bike hire,quadding, horseriding, skiing on the doorstep. Sightseeing/ shopping in charming places such as Gijon, Oviedo, Picos De Europa, Covadonga, Cangas De Onis etc. a must! The area is full of rural charm, absolutely beautiful with amazing people and sights not to be missed. Food is spectacular, well priced and highly recommended. Asturias is home to many historical pieces of pre Romanesque architecture, Cathedrals, Muesums, Art Galleries and Churches, not to mention an irresistible choice of restaurants, cider bars, cafes and chic shops (Gijon, Oviedo and Bilbao). Of course, its fine to relax in the comforts of the house too!
All this is now easy to reach using Brittany Ferries, RyanAir or EasyJet. The best info on the area can be found at telegraphdotcodotuk/asturias or visitasturiasdotcodotuk.
Just a stroll down the leafy lane to the pretty village of Espinaredo, with some of the best preserved HORREOS or barns in Spain, the little bar also serves a very pleasant tapas. 5km beyond you will find the outstanding restaurant La Vega (Lo De Pelayo), situated on the left just before you meet the main Infiesto road. With its wonderful menu bristling with freshly caught and grilled local fish, venison or wild boar, this is a restaurant not to miss. Make sure you try the spider crab when in season!! An superb 3 course evening meal with drinks and coffee will cost you around 20euros pp. 2 km further on lies the bustling local town of Infiesto, which offers everything from delicious home made pastries, to supermarkets, to kayak hire. The weekly farmers market takes place in the main square on Mondays. Infiesto has banks, a post office, a chemist, a police station, a petrol station, 2 train stations ( Oviedo every 35mins only 5 Euros) plus a medical centre, vets practice and a dentist etc. Good choice of shops, cafes and restaurants. For real precise area info (ie. what to do, what's on etc) log onto visitasturiasdotcodotuk.
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21 Oct 2013
We loved the setting of the house so peaceful. Within a short drive you could be in the lovely village of Infiesto. This holiday really felt like the Spanish experience lovely local Spanish people w… More
20 Sep 2013
"Wonderful trip to Asturias"
We returned yesterday from a wonderful trip to Asturias. The house is beautiful and the surroundings idyllic. I can speak some Spanish, though am not so confident as I am in French and Italian, but … More
5 Aug 2013
"Fabulous house in beautiful setting"
We spent a glorious week at the Old School House, exploring both the Cantabrian coast (which offers excellent beaches, rocky coves, body boarding), the Picos de Europa, and intriguing towns (Ribadesel… More
25 Jul 2013
"Lovingly renovated house with beautiful natural garden in truly isolated rural location"
The property is a real away from it all treat. The house was beautifully restored and equipped. The children loved the orchard, dipping in the stream and having horses and cows as neighbours. A car is… More
2 Oct 2012
"A wonderful holiday in a beautiful place."
We booked the Old School House in Asturias so we could enjoy a holiday in a beautiful place away from the traditional Spanish holiday spots. We had an absolutely brilliant week - the weather was great… More
17 Aug 2012
"A great escape"
A well maintained, clean property in a quiet location, with stunning scenery, about 7km from nearest town. Fully equipped inside, and secluded orchard/garden for relaxing on the garden furniture with… More
21 Jan 2012
"An absolute gem in a perfect location"
The Old School House is a real gem; an attractive, cosy house in a beautiful location. There are a few good rental properties in this part of Spain but this one is really special: far enough away to be in splendid isolation but close enough to be convenient for shops, restaurants etc. Well stocked with linen and towels, the kitchen is also very well equipped for cooking for nights in by the fire in front of the dvd. The owners are extremely helpful and informative. We arrived to find a new year bottle of bubbly welcoming us. This was our second stay and we are already booked in for a third. Highly recommended.
It was our pleasure to have you as guests, we are so pleased that you have rebooked too. Thank you for taking the time to review our little hideaway in N Spain.
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