The Cider House, in green countryside just 3 km from Rodiles beach

Rodiles, Asturias, Northern Spain Property Ref: AT28
  • Doors
    3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 3/5
  • Property Ref: AT28

A great cottage in a special, natural location, combining a pretty countryside setting with close proximity to the sea and one of the best beaches in Asturias: Rodiles is an easy drive down the lane. Sand, sea and surfing for beginners and experts. With shops and restaurants nearby, very relaxing holidays are the norm here. The garden is safe for children and the beach has lifeguards in summer. Sleeps 2 adults plus 3 children.

Booking information for AT28

  • Normal check-in time: 6 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • We don’t consider this property to be toddler-friendly on account of the iron staircase.

Changeover day for AT28

  • The changeover day is Saturday during the main summer season and flexible at other times.

+ Booking information and changeover day for AT28
€N/A
Book it

Or, request a hold


Questions about this property?

Send enquiry

Send Enquiry

Property Ref: AT28

Please let us know your name.
Please let us know your surname.
Please let us know your email address.
Please let us know your country.
Please let us know your phone number. Make sure that no characters are included in this field or it cannot be processed.
Please let us know your message. Make sure that no links are included in your message or it cannot be processed.
Invalid Input
Invalid Input

Summary

A great cottage in a special, natural location, combining a pretty countryside setting with close proximity to the sea and one of the best beaches in Asturias: Rodiles is an easy drive down the lane. Sand, sea and surfing for beginners and experts. With shops and restaurants nearby, very relaxing holidays are the norm here. The garden is safe for children and the beach has lifeguards in summer. Sleeps 2 adults plus 3 children.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    3 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    2 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 3/5

Enjoyment
TV (Spanish channels only); DVD; CD/radio; Barbecue; Terrace furniture for dining; 6 deckchairs.

Self-catering
4-ring vitroceramic hob; Electric oven; Microwave; Coffee maker; Simple kettle; Toaster; Juicer (manual); Blender; Pressure cooker; Dishwasher; Fridge-freezer.

Practicalities
Washing machine; Iron & board; Hairdryer; Central Heating; Pellet-fired heater (living room);Cot, highchair & baby bath on request; All bedding and towels provided (including beach towels).

Layout

Ground floor
Reception room & sitting room; Main lounge; Kitchen/Dining room.

First floor
Bedroom 1: Twin beds (pushed together); Bedroom 2: Twin beds (set apart); Bedroom 3: Single bed; Two bathrooms/WC (shower only, no tub).
All beds are 0.90 m wide and 1.90 m long, except for one smaller bed which is 0.80 m wide.

Exterior
Furnished terrace; Private garden.

Notes on Layout
WC facilities are upstairs on the first floor only.

+ Full facilities detail

Overview

Here is a super rustic holiday cottage for a couple or a small family who want to be right by the coast but in a real house, in a hamlet, with a safe garden and a view.

The beauty of the Asturias coast is that it remains natural and free of the urbanization that afflicts other seafronts in Spain. Here, cows and sheep often graze all the way down to the beach and green countryside predominates over the occasional settlement.

The country coastal lane to the cottage passes through beautifully traditional stone-built hamlets with typical Asturian hórreos (granaries). It’s extremely quiet and you simply park outside.

The house is surprisingly big and offers different spaces to sit and relax, or play, as well as a large, walled garden with a lemon tree.

It’s been in the same family for more than one generation and you can see how it has been restored and improved in lovingly piecemeal fashion over the years.

The ground floor divides into three rooms. The stone walls and original wood ceiling of a furnished reception room extend as far as cushioned, rattan seats arranged by french windows that open to the garden.

It’s a nicely recessed spot to sit back and look out into the low-walled, circular garden, beyond which fields continue with no other neighbour in sight.

The main room is the biggest space of all: a fabulous lounge whose high ceiling reaches into the rafters. The Cider House gets its name from the full-size cider press that occupies a corner of the room. The old apple press is so large you could fit a double bed in it. The flooring is of wood and there’s variable lighting. This supremely quiet room gives you two distinct sitting areas, one by the TV, the other by a huge picture window that looks out onto the garden and countryside, so that the view from the white sofa is all green.

From the lounge, an iron staircase (unsuitable for toddlers) goes up to the first floor bedrooms and bathrooms, from where another, more manageable, wooden staircase descends to the kitchen.

Going up one flight of stairs and down another gives the cottage a pleasantly circular arrangement.

Both bathrooms have showers. One has adjustable showerhead height and a large basin. The other has blue mosaic tiling, a rain shower and two wash basins. To access the second bathroom, you pass through a doorway with low clearance, tall people would need to mind their head.

The kitchen is a nicely plastered and tiled room. It has a marble top work surface and all you need for self-catering. At the far end, a large dining table is set round with low stools, rather than chairs with backs.

You can also dine outside in the garden, of course, where terrace furniture has a sunshade, if required.

The garden is one big lawn, and more lush, green, farming countryside spreads out beyond it.

There’s only one other house down the lane and a tractor might go by, but to all intents and purposes you’re very private here. The neighbouring building is a store house belonging to the same owner as the cottage and not occupied.

Although there are other attractions in the area, your local beach of Rodiles is the main and obvious draw here.

Most people come a long way to to visit Rodiles beach. When you stay at the Cider House, you need only to trundle down the lane as far as the beach and park by a eucalyptus grove.

Rodiles is the first in our guide to the best beaches in Asturias (find link below). Its one kilometre of golden sand, flanked by cliffs and pine woods, is well-kept and popular with families and surfers. From 21 June to 20 September, there’s a lifeguard. There’s a boardwalk, beach showers, and cheap parking.

Similarly convenient for Cottage AT28 are a local shop with a butcher’s counter and restaurants, 1 km from the cottage: walking distance, really.

At 15 minutes, you have Villaviciosa, a large town with all shopping and other facilities such as internet.

At 20 minutes you have seaside Lastres. This is the "Dinosaur Coast": children will love the chance to see fossilized dinosaur footprints set in rock right by La Griega beach at Lastres, and there’s a Jurassic Museum above the beach on the hills.

At 45 minutes, Arriondas is the top mountain spot for kayaking or rafting down the River Sella. In less than an hour you are at Cangas de Onis, the main hub for Picos de Europa.

+ Full description

Photos

Copyright © Rustical Travel. All rights protected. + See all 55 photos

Location

Setting

Green countryside that runs down to the beach and close to a large estuary.

Location

On the edge of a tiny hamlet close to the sea.

Selorio 1 km
Restaurants, grocery shopping
Rodiles 3 km
Large sandy beach
Villaviciosa 15 mins
All facilities
Lastres 20 mins
Fishing village, Jurassic Museum
Gijon 30 mins
Busy coastal town
Oviedo 40 mins
Historical town
Arriondas 45 mins
River rafting & kayaks
Cangas de Onis 1 hr
Hub for Picos de Europa
airport Nearest Airports
Asturias (OVD) 1 hr
Santander & Ferry 1 hr 40 mins
Bilbao (BIO) & Ferry 2 hrs 40 mins

Prices

Rustical Travel charges Euros. All prices are fully inclusive, no hidden costs, no surcharges.

Booking information for AT28

  • Normal check-in time: 6 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  • We don’t consider this property to be toddler-friendly on account of the iron staircase.

Changeover day for AT28

  • The changeover day is Saturday during the main summer season and flexible at other times.

+ Booking information and changeover day for AT28

Availability

Available
Unavailable
Dates on hold

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
Book it

Or, request a hold

YOUR REVIEWS

Hannah | August | 2016

beautiful house, spacious and cosy. we had a very good week staying here. nice big garden. we missed a map with information about nearest supermarket etc., this would have been handy."

+ Read more
Lucy | July | 2016

The Cider House was just lovely, as was the owner Elena. The property is clearly a much loved home so comes extremely well equipped; surf boards in the outbuilding, deck chairs etc, plenty of crockery and cooking equipment. It was exactly as described too, quiet and peaceful with 2 fantastic restaurants in Selorio within walking distance, recommended by Elena. Rodilles beach, 5 minutes by car, was stunning .. a 'Cornish' style expansive of white sand and surf, just wonderful. We would highly recommended this property to others and Rustical Travel, particularly the travel directions with photos that were excellent. Many thanks, Lucy Phillips"

+ Read more
Helen | June | 2016

We like independent holidays, exploring and living in the local community. The Cider House was perfect. It is well-situated, close to major roads for driving out to some fabulous beaches and towns. Though when sat in the back garden - which was something between a field and an orchard and wonderfully sunny, you would never know you were so close to roads. Roads in Asturias are very good, very quiet and very easy to drive. This property is a short drive from El Beron, from where you can get a Feve or Renfvtrain to just about anywhere in this exquisite region - only limitation is the time you have, but you can go as far as you like. Asturias is the land that time forgot; it is unhurried, heart-stoppingly stunning landscape, lovely warm and welcoming people who do not speak English, but who welcome you all the same. In the restaurants under the trees in nearby Solerou, we had a fabulous evening with the locals, who were keen to teach us how to drink the regional tipple - sidra - in the traditional way. And The Cider House itself... Rustic but elegant at the same time. Extremely comfortable, lovely furnishings, wonderful decor, lighting and architectural touches. A delight to spend time in. We are missing starting our day our on the patio, just gazing into those hills, across to the apple orchards while listening to the surround sound birdsong and watching a whole host of different birds bimbling about our 'garden', looking for food. One of the best holidays we've had. 

+ Read more
Maria | July | 2015

We had a fabulous holiday. The Cider House is a charming old Spanish house full of character and lots of indoor and outdoor space. It is ideal if you like surfing as it is just a few minutes’ drive from Rodiles beach (which had good surf for most of the 2 weeks we were there). There are a couple of small shops and two restaurants within walking distance. It is easy to buy everything you need including fresh bread. The food in the closest restaurant was fab but be prepared to eat late (9 pm). It was easy to get to the motorway to explore further afield"

+ Read more
Cheryl | July | 2015

The villa was absolutely stunning. Lovely big beds, comfy couches, beautiful garden. It was bliss. The kitchen was well kitted out, everything you could need."

+ Read more
Mark | August | 2014

The house was in a lovely peaceful location and felt like a typical rustic Spanish house with lots of space. The kids liked the garden space when we were not out exploring or at the beach. The house was well equiped for a family holiday. The weather was a little uncertain and we struggled to operate the heating, a wood burner stove would be a welcome addition"

Rustical Update

It is very rare that heating is required in summer in this area, as it is usually warm or hottish; there is currently no wood burner at this property.

+ Read more
Peter | July | 2014

We enjoyed our holiday in Rodiles very much. The house is very charming, well equiped and cosy."

+ Read more
+ See all reviews

We use simple cookies to optimize your experience of using this website. By continuing to use the site, you agree to our use of cookies. Use of this website is subject to our Privacy & Data Protection Policy.

OK

Rustical Travel Privacy & Data Protection Policy

We are very conscious and respectful of your right to privacy.

In order to process your booking and to ensure that your holiday arrangements run smoothly and meet your requirements, we must, of course, use the information you provide such as name, contact details, special requirements etc. But we take full responsibility for ensuring that proper security measures are in place to protect your information.

We must pass the information on to the relevant suppliers of your holiday arrangements such as property managers, keyholder-caretakers and related service providers. The information may also be supplied to public authorities such as customs/immigration if required by them, in accordance with the law.

If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, we cannot administer your booking or arrange the holiday. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons.

We will not pass on any personal information to any individual or organization not responsible for part of your holiday arrangements. This also applies to any sensitive information that you provide, such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/religious requirements.

We don’t like spam ourselves and we restrict our own promotional mailings to two typically non-aggressive instances:

  1. When a new user actively requests that we send details of special offers, or similar.
  2. Occasional promotional mailings to former clients that they can opt out of at any time.

Otherwise, we never use your  personal information for any purpose other than arranging your holiday booking.

You are entitled to a copy of your information held by us. If you would like to see this, please ask us. (We may make a small charge for providing this to you).
Your data controller is: Rustical Travel

If you need personal assistance, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Use of cookies

Like most businesses these days, we use cookies to track the number of browser visits to our website and help us learn from visitor behaviour. Our analysis of this information does not identify you as the user so that your privacy is safeguarded.