Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Casa KIko is a cottage built in 2007with a great garden and parking, located 1 klm from Arriondas (where you can find supermarkets, pharmacy, restaurants, hospital ...), and 16Klm to the beaches (Ribadesesella, Vega, Lastres,LLanes...)in a totally rural setting.With the Sueve mountains behind, and the incredibly beautifull "Picos de Europa"mountain range the center stage!
From Casa Kiko you have walking paths,winding countryroads, and highwayss that will lead you to a wide variety of discoveries:magnificent beaches,staggeringcliffs,narrow mountain passes..etc.!!!You cant beat location!!! .
On the grund floor there is a fully equipped kitchen , one bedroom with twin beds,with its own bathroom with jacuccy , and spacious living room with fireplace and dining area, from you step out to a terrace where you can do barbeques and dine al fresco.Upstairs, the house has one bedroom en suite , with double bed and its own bathroom and onother small bedroom with bunk bed twin
There are a large windows both upstairs and down, so you can constantly enjoy the view.There is NO NOISE from traffic or other construccions.
From this house, you have access to a wide varietyof activities:kayaking by the River Sella , golf(there are two beatiful course in the area:Palacio Rubianes , Berbes and Llanes)horseback riding, hiking, speluking and numerous other adventure sports.Gastronomy is another of the great atractions of Asturias.Arriondas in particular , boats its "Casa Marcial"and "Rincon del Indiano"(two and one Michelin stars, respectivili)and there is also la Terraza de la Casona and a host of other restaurants and bars, where you can taste our cider and Asturian cuisine with its wide offering of plates, from traditional to the innovate.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Vega, , Ribadesella, Arenal de Moris, 15 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Oviedo 110 klm and Santander 125 klm , Bilbao 2., Nearest railway: Oviedo (65 klm), Arriondas(1 klm)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Private fishing lake or river|
The North Spanish Coast region
Asturias lies along the central part of the north coast of Spain, sitting between Galicia to the west, and Cantabria and the Basque country to the east. In spite of being one of the smallest regions in Spain, it contains a wide variety of handscape. The huge mountain range of the Picos de Europa lies a short drive away from the coast in the east, while heading in any direction from the region´s main cities, Gijón and Oviedo, will soon bring you to one of the beatiful nature reserves. The asturian coast is also lined with glorious beaches. Gijón and Oviedo are large, moders Spanish cities of 250.000 inhabitants. Gijón, with a new promenade along its lengthy seafront is now competing with other more established, glamorous ports along the north coast, such as San Sebastian and Santander. It´s a great city for shopping and eating and for strolling along buzzing seafront. Oviedo, although smaller, is the capital of the region and is diminated by its 13th century cathedral, with an irresistible choise of restaurants, cider houses, bars, cafes and chic shops. Asturias has a warm, mild climate. Summers are hot without the searing heat of the south, while the winter months often bring days that are warm enought to eat and drink outside. This range of scenary within a small are makes Asturias an exciting destination for all kinds of travellers. A bracing walk in mountains higher with a stroll around one of the many picturesque fishing towns and villages. Asturians are considered open, friendly and generous by other Spaniards, and you can expect to be very well treated in restaurants and bars.
Picos de Europa National Park
In 1918 the Covadonga Mountain National Park was establishes , now called Los Picos de Europa National Park , with the aim of preserving the rich diversity of the country´s ecosistems .Here in los Picos de Europa, are combined high mountains , deciduous Atlantic forest, a varied ingenious flora, a rich fauna including bears , wolves,rebecos, capercaillies, vultures and eagles.
Also forming a vital part of this landscape are the herdsmen who live in the mountains for many months with their sheep, goats and cattle from whose milk are produced extraordinary cheeses(Cabrales,Gamoneu,Beyos)
Whilst the summits of he Picos de Europa do not exceed three thounsand metres their closeness to the sea result in an abrupt ,steep landscape and the limestone geology gives rise to sheer-sided valleys and gorges (Cares, Sella,Duje, la Hermida...)and some world deepest potholes.
The Limestone Mountains Picos de Europa fall precipitously to the Cantabrian Sea, formin a rugged landscape of cliffs that shelter small, fine sanded beaches and coves.In many of the cliffs can be founded deep sinkholes throuh which the sea expels geysers of water under high pressure in an unforgettable experience..Natural harbours protect the small fishing fleets of villages like Ribadesella, Lastres, LLanes, famous for their well preserved old quarters and their tasty, fresh fish and sea food.
In the vecinity of this villages one can enjoy exciting activities :Horse riding the woods, Trekking , Outdoor pursuits (Caving, Canyoning specialised companies offer a wide variety of activities throuh the year), Fishig and hunting only in season,Mountain biking, Rock climbing, Golf (La Rasa de Berbes, Palacio de Rubianes and LLanes )Descent the River Sella in canoe.
Two rivers , the Cares and the Sella , delimit the extend and personality of the region , as the force of their waters has carved deep canyons and georges into the landscape that gradually give way to wider, forest valleys and plains that lead down to the sea,A rich ecosistem including spcies like otters, herons and cormorants and salmon and trout, the fishing of wich is one of the regions greatest attractions.
From Arriondas to Ribadesella in Augost, the Annual International Descent of the Sella canoeing competition is held, an event that has become an important fixture the internacional spoting calendar.
Arriondas is the closest town to "Casa Palo", shops, supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, health centre,Hospital, police station, railway station and bus stop, can be found. Sunday at Cangas de Onis is the day of the local market when it fills with colour and live as visitors come from the whole region, where you can try the wide range of cheese.
Location and Distances from Casa Palo:Arriondas (riverside town,all services)4klm .
Cangas de Onis (hub for the Picos de Europa) 12mins,Covadonga (Picos de Europa National Park)25mins, POnga (Natural Park)45mins,Fitu look-out point and Sierra del Sueve walks 20mins, Jurassic Museum(dinosaurs) 25 mins, Lastres(fising village) 30mins
Ribadesella (sandy beaches) 20mins