La Casa Blanca
About the home
La Casa Blanca is set in a beautiful and tranquil hilltop setting that is virtually traffic free. There are gorgeous walks through woods and valleys direct from the house. The area is a veritable paradise for nature lovers and the trails also showcase traditional Asturian architecture and a culture that is largely untouched by modern life.
Also, as a base for exploring the many attractions of coast and mountains that Asturias has to offer, La Casa Blanca is ideally situated. The famous Rodiles beach is 30 mins from the house, with tens of other beaches & coves all within 45 mins. Likewise, Cangas de Onis, the 'Gateway to the Picos' is at 45 mins.
La Casa Blanca provides spacious, well-equipped accommodation internally and a large garden with bbq, garden furniture, table tennis table and organic fruit & veg in season - perfect for kids to play in, adults to relax in or dining al fresco.
There is a fully equipped children's play park 100m from the house.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Rodiles, 25km|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
A Sony Playstation 2 with a selection of games is also supplied.
Satellite tv with BBC, ITV and English radio stations.
A selection of dvds, cds and books are available for your use at the property.
A wide selection of local information is provided at the property - including walking guides, detailed maps, information on climbing, surfing and many local attractions.
Further details outdoors:
There is a brickbuilt barbecue in the garden.
There is an outdoor table tennis table.
We can hire surfboards with soft surf racks for your car.
Bodyboards also available for hire.
Bicycles available for hire.
There is a fully equipped children's play park in the village, 150m from the house, with swings, slide, see-saw, trampoline etc
The North Spanish Coast / Asturias Province region
Asturias, on Spain's Green Coast or 'Costa Verde', remains a hidden gem, unsullied by the excesses of mass tourism and ripe for exploration by the traveller in search of a holiday off the beaten track. This is a region of dramatic beauty, from the stunning limestone coastline to the breathtaking magnificence of the Picos de Europa mountain range.
Asturias does not suffer the harsh lack of water that much of the rest of Spain does - it is verdant and green thanks to a more temperate climate. It is still a thousand or so miles south of the UK though and thus generally a few degrees warmer than the south of England.
Whatever you are looking for from your holiday, Asturias has lots to offer you. If you are the active type, there is plenty to exercise you - be it walking, horse-riding, climbing, canyoning or surfing. For nature lovers there are birds of prey circling the mountain skies and an abundant flora and fauna. For those simply seeking relaxation there is a tranquility to the countryside that transports you back in time.
The Villaviciosa / Cabranes area
Cabranes is a rural county of rolling valleys peppered with traditional Asturian villages with their horreos (wooden stilted granarys) and 'huertas' (veg allotments) - a living lesson in olden farming methods! There are many beautiful walks with an abundance of flora and fauna to be spotted.
The county town of Santa Eulalia is famed for its Rice Pudding Festival at the beginning of May but most weekends there is a fiesta of some description in one of the local villages, be it in celebration of San Juan or of local cuisine.
From here you are well-positioned to explore the many beaches of the Asturian coast (30mins to Rodiles) or equally to head to Cangas de Onis (35 mins) gateway to the Picos and base for all kinds of adventure activities - canoeing, climbing etc.
The town of Villaviciosa is a bustling market town (20mins from La Casa Blanca) on an enviromentally protected river estuary. It has many bars, restaurants and of course the famous sidrerias (cider is the regional drink and a very special ritual!)
It is on this estuary that the famous beach of Rodiles is to be found - famous both for surfing and beauty.
For cultural events, nights out and shopping the capital of Asturias, Oviedo (55mins) and the beautiful coastal city of Gijon (45mins) are within easy reach.
How to get there
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Easyjet fly from London Stansted to Asturias airport (Oviedo) - an hours drive from La Casa Blanca.
Ryanair fly from London Stansted and Liverpool Airports to Santander - under 2 hours drive from La Casa Blanca.
Ryanair also fly direct from Dublin to Santander - under 2 hours drive.
Aer Lingus fly direct from Dublin to Bilbao - 3 hours drive.
P&O Ferries sail from Portsmouth to Bilbao.
Brittany Ferries sail from Plymouth to Santander.
Car rental is available through Avis, Europcar, Hertz or Atesa at the airports.
Activities near Villaviciosa
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
24 Oct 2011
We've been to stay at La Casa Blanca 3 times now (2008-2010). We're all looking forward to heading back in summer 2012. The property is wonderfully secluded so children can be allowed free rein; it's also quite a simple establishment in terms of the amenities which again is great with young children - you don't need to worry about them breaking too many things. Both the owners and the other villagers are very welcoming which makes it really feel like a home from home - the owner's pets are an optional extra which our kids loved! The nearest beach is only 35 mins drive away and it's wonderful (very clean with nice amenities too).
22 Oct 2011
20 minutes drive into the foothills of the Asturian mountains you find yourself in the middle of a true Spain - a small and very rural village and a fabulous rustic house on three levels.
Ritchie and Mary could not have been more welcoming and helpful and the house was quiet and comfortable with all the amenities you could need. A hermetically-sealed villa it isn't, but it has character, views, location and charm. Not to be missed if you like authentic Spanish living.
We would recommend trips to Rodiles beach, to the Mountain lakes and Llanes on the coast - as well as a dozen other amazing sights in this quiet part of the country. If you haven't yet tried Green Spain, you won't go far wrong if you start here.
10 Oct 2011
This is the second time we have visited this delightful house and once again we had a terrific time. The location is quite simply stunning with views of forests and mountains all around. Dinners outside in the garden were a particular delight and the peace of the surroundings is only disturbed by the gentle sound of cowbells and the occasional 'ola' from the very friendly neighbours. The house, which is nicely appointed and very well maintained, makes a great base for exploring the mountains and coastline of Asturias and is a 20 minute drive from the fabulous beach of Rodiles. Richie and Mary are wonderful hosts and have a wealth of local knowledge - their friendly advice and help with how to get the most out of this lovely part of Spain has made both of our holidays in this area very memorable indeed.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
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|Winter||6 Oct 10||2 Apr 11||£ 295||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||2 Apr 11||2 Jul 11||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||2 Jul 11||1 Oct 11||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|16 Nov 11||2 Apr 12||£ 295||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Apr 12||2 Jul 12||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Jul 12||15 Jul 12||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|15 Jul 12||1 Oct 12||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Oct 12||30 Nov 12||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|9 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|High||29 Jun 13||15 Sep 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid||15 Sep 13||27 Oct 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
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