House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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 25 km|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Asturias (Oviedo) 70 km, Nearest railway: Infiesto 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, 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 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.
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.