2 bed hamlet cottage with garden near beaches and Picos in Asturias

Picos de Europa, Asturias, Northern Spain Property Ref: AT10
  • Doors
    2 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 4
  • Property Ref: AT10

An inviting holiday home with a lawned garden, within very easy reach of the best of Picos de Europa and clean, sandy beaches. Sleeps 4.

Booking information for AT10

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  •  The reduced price for 2 people gives you the use of one bedroom only; the other bedroom then remains closed and unused.

Changeover day for AT10

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

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Booking information for AT10

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  •  The reduced price for 2 people gives you the use of one bedroom only; the other bedroom then remains closed and unused.

Changeover day for AT10

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

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Summary

An inviting holiday home with a lawned garden, within very easy reach of the best of Picos de Europa and clean, sandy beaches. Sleeps 4.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    2 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    2.5 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 4

Enjoyment
TV (Spanish channels only); HiFi; Barbecue; Exterior table, sunshade and chairs.

Self-catering
4-ring vitroceramic hob; Oven; Microwave; Small fridge freezer; Italian coffee-maker; Kettle; Toaster; Juicer; Blender.

Practicalities
Central heating; Hairdryer; Cot & Highchair (on request); All bedding and towels provided (except for outdoor/ beach use: please bring your own); Parking space 20 m away.

Extras
Free clothes washing service.

Layout

Ground floor
Garden entrance to open plan living room-dining-kitchen; WC.

First floor
Bedroom 1: Double bed with en suite shower room/WC; Bedroom 2: Twin beds with en suite shower room/WC.

Exterior
Paved terrace; Large, enclosed lawned garden, planted round with flowers.

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Overview

In 15 minutes you can be at the seaside or heading into the Picos mountains: an outstanding location.

It makes the holiday cottage ideal for anyone who wants to have the best of both worlds for a holiday in Asturias.

Nicely tucked away towards the countryside end of a very small village, it’s great for days out and great to come home to, with a large garden to sit out in.

There are a few quiet neighbours, so we wouldn’t call the property entirely private, but you don’t feel overlooked here and the locals are very respectful of privacy.

The house’s atmosphere is remarkably agreeable and we liked the natural illumination coming through its many-windowed frontage. Furnishings are of very good calibre and the overall decoration scores high on taste.

The cottage accommodates four people comfortably, although it's popular with couples coming on their own, too.

We found the house maintains very satisfactory standards without trying to be inappropriately plush. You have the warmth of wooden floors underfoot and high ceilings give a sense of plenty of space.

We might have preferred a larger fridge-freezer, but the kitchen is otherwise correctly equipped. There are a few nice touches such as an old marble sink, and nighttime lighting has been thought about, with a reading lamp provided in the lounge.

There's no washing machine but the Spanish owners provide a free clothes washing service: simply arrange a washing day with the caretaker.

This is a genuine holiday home for people who want to enjoy natural Asturias; a nice house with a lovely garden in a very convenient situation. You feel part of the village.

The garden has some 130 m² of flat lawn and it's enclosed, so safe for children. There’s outdoor furniture for meals outside and a small barbecue.

The proximity to the coast means you enjoy a maritime climate here. The garden is more reminiscent of Spain’s semi-tropical south, planted with not only hydrangeas but also bougainvillea, an orange tree and other exotica. One corner of the garden, especially, is an inviting spot to take a book and read.

You will certainly want to spend the larger part of your time here out of doors.

The house itself is in a valley where the Picos begin to rise and you will see the mountains just about everywhere you go.

From the front door there are simple walks, the shortest of which takes you to the village restaurant. This is such a good place to eat out that you might think twice about bothering to cook on this holiday. If all you want is a glass of something, you’ll be welcome to simply make yourselves at home here.

For eating in, all shopping needs are catered for by Unquera 5 minutes away. A baker's van comes to the village daily and a market produce truck once a week.

Quick access to the N-621 coast-mountains road means that in 25 minutes you are in Cabrales, right in the heart of the magnificent Picos de Europa National Park. You can’t go wrong here: the trails are natural treasures.

And 20 minutes in the other direction present you with a choice of Asturias beaches, Franca and Buelna being highly recommended (see photos).

The holiday opportunities are plentiful and we’ll send you ideas and tips before you travel, so that you can start planning days out. They include recommendations for walks, a beach guide and a light railway along the coast.

The cottage is less than an hour's drive from the ferry terminal and airport at Santander.

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Location

Setting

Valley countryside half way between the coast and Picos de Europa.

Location

On the edge of a small village with one (good) bar-restaurant.

Good Asturian restaurant 50 metres
 
Unquera 5 minutes
Most facilities and railway station
Good beaches 15 mins
 
Cabrales villages 20 mins
Picos de Europa´s heart
Liebana region 25 mins
Superb walking area
San Vicente 20 mins
Pretty fishing town
Santander 50 mins
 
airport Nearest Airports
Santander (SDR) & Ferry 50 mins
Bilbao (BIO) & Ferry 1 hr 45 mins
Asturias (OVD) 2 hrs

Prices

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Sleeps up to 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-4
07 Jan 201707/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
€600
€790
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
€1,020
€1,020
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
€600
€790
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
€1,070
€1,070
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
€790
€790
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 06 Jan 201806/01/2018
€1,020
€1,020
Sleeps up to 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-4
07 Jan 201707/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
€600
€790
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
€1,020
€1,020
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
€600
€790
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
€1,070
€1,070
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
€790
€790
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 06 Jan 201806/01/2018
€1,020
€1,020
Sleeps up to 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-4
07 Jan 201707/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
£519
£684
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
£883
£883
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
£519
£684
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
£926
£926
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
£684
£684
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 06 Jan 201806/01/2018
£883
£883
Sleeps up to 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-4
07 Jan 201707/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
$584
$768
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
$992
$992
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
$584
$768
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
$1,041
$1,041
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
$768
$768
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 06 Jan 201806/01/2018
$992
$992
Sleeps up to 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-4
07 Jan 201707/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
AU$874
AU$1,150
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
AU$1,485
AU$1,485
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
AU$874
AU$1,150
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
AU$1,558
AU$1,558
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
AU$1,150
AU$1,150
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 06 Jan 201806/01/2018
AU$1,485
AU$1,485
Sleeps up to 4 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-4
07 Jan 201707/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
CAD$1,316
CAD$1,733
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
CAD$2,237
CAD$2,237
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 23 Jun 201723/06/2017
CAD$1,316
CAD$1,733
24 Jun 201724/06/2017 25 Aug 201725/08/2017
CAD$2,347
CAD$2,347
26 Aug 201726/08/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
CAD$1,733
CAD$1,733
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 06 Jan 201806/01/2018
CAD$2,237
CAD$2,237

Booking information for AT10

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  •  The reduced price for 2 people gives you the use of one bedroom only; the other bedroom then remains closed and unused.

Changeover day for AT10

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

+ Booking information and changeover day for AT10

Booking information for AT10

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am.

  •  The reduced price for 2 people gives you the use of one bedroom only; the other bedroom then remains closed and unused.

Changeover day for AT10

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

+ Booking information and changeover day for AT10

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YOUR REVIEWS

Kate | August | 2016

We enjoyed a pleasant week in Asturias, and found the cottage cosy and comfortable set in a quiet hamlet. We felt somewhat overlooked at times , and felt we could not make too much noise however with two teenagers this was difficult at times and I think we bemused the locals at times .Sitting out in the garden was very pleasant with a nice barbeque and we managed some peaceful strolls around the village. Overall we found the cottage a convenient base to explore the lovely coastal beaches and interesting villages and countryside. We would recommend visiting Colombes which has an excellent Tourist information base. The Europa de Pico information centre is also worth visiting as its free We enjoyed a morning kayaking on the TIna Ria and saw plenty of wildlife to enthrall such as Kingfishers and vultures. We found the village restaurant was a life line with the Wi Fi however this was restricted to between 2100 and 2300 hours . The restaurant fare was a bit disappointing and did not cater well for vegetarians"

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Karen | July | 2016

A very nice property, just as described. The neat, well-maintained garden was appreciated. The two bathrooms and three toilets was a bonus and the kitchen was adequate for cooking simple meals. A proper cafetière would have helped a lot as the one available only made one mug at a time. Flies were a bit of a nuisance, but that's hardly the fault of property owner. The village is a quiet spot with no facilities beyond a very good restaurant just a few strides away, however, you are only just off the main road, so it's quick to get to Unquera or Panes for shopping, cash points etc. There is a station in Unquera which we thought might be useful for day trips, but in reality the service is very limited - we drove to Cabezon del Sal to pick up the train to Santander. Beaches are relatively near to the property, but parking at the most popular ones was a nightmare in the height of the summer. You need to get up early or seek out a more secluded spot. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, our host was helpful without being intrusive, and the washing service was a nice extra. People considering this property need to bear in mind that there in no wi-fi in the house (but there is in the restaurant), and you are right in the heart of the village with neighbours very close by, so if you are looking for isolation, this is not for you."

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Jean | August | 2015

We had a lovely holiday. The cottage was very comfortable in a lovely quiet hamlet, with very nice riverside walk and José was very helpful. Information provided by Rustical Travel was very useful, beach no more than 15 mins drive away and easy access to mountains and walks. Would definitely go back."

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Ruth | August | 2015

This was an excellent base to explore the area. We loved the quiet location and the interior of the house. A larger kettle would be useful I would suggest that some new garden chairs would be a good idea as one of them is in a state of disrepair and unsafe. Ruth Black"

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Lindsey | July | 2015

Lovely house in very quiet hamlet. Great beds, very clean and nice touches with the handmade soaps and fresh flowers. Would recommend to those who don't need the amenities of a village."

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Penny | June | 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this cottage which was very peaceful but located in easy reach of Unquera for shopping. The house was well equipped and spacious with good bathrooms/showers and plenty of hot water, even heating for a couple of days when the weather was cooler. Although there is no washing machine the lady who came in to clean washed whatever was left out for her and put it to dry on the terrace. Lighting was good , we did not miss TV (Spanish channels only) but enjoyed the CD player. We really enjoyed the garden and deck area and lovely warm evenings . The cottage is well situated for exploration of the coast which at its nearest point at la Franca is about 10 minutes away. Also the Picos mountains are relatively close once the the Hermida Gorge is negotiated. The owner who returns to the village every weekend and speaks little English is most helpful and keen to point out the places of interest ( we managed to get by in French!) Being used to British Ordnance Survey maps we found some maps of the Picos a bit confusing. We would have no hesitation in recommending either the cottage or the area. we were very impressed by the beauty of Northern Spain, its excellent roads, its cleanliness and its friendly people. One small tip. If you lock yourself out (as we did once ) there is another key holder in the village ."

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Nick | May | 2015

Hi there, house AT10 was perfect. We loved everything about it, beautiful house and garden with all we needed and Jose was very helpful and attentive. The position was idyllic in the lovely village with striking countryside and views and complete peace. Wonderful holiday home and caring hospitality. First my wife is disabled so arriving somewhere new can be a bit of a gamble but the house was just as expected very easy access to the house and decking outside, a downstairs loo and everything very accessible. The kitchen has all that is needed and adjacent to the table and chairs which was fine for us and across from this a lovely spacious lounge with comfortable furniture and big windows to get all the great views all around. Upstairs the main bedroom was a very good size with magnificent floor to ceiling windows. The bed was solid and comfortable and for us the en-suite bathroom was perfect. There is ample storage and overall we were very happy with our accommodation. Outside was a very open decking area with BBQ which we found perfect for relaxing in the sun and evening BBQ's. The village restaurant is a wonderful extra here, we only went once as they were not fully open while we were there. However our one and only visit was really good, the food excellent and mine host was the icing on the cake. All in all we had a wonderful stay and are seriously thinking about coming back next year, not something we normally do as we like to see different places but you never know? Thanks once again and please pass on our thanks to Jose. Nick and Cath."

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David | September | 2014

This was our first time visiting this region of Spain. The cottage was ideally situated between the coast and the mountains for ease of access by car. On the few occasions that it rained, we had plenty of warning as to which direction to head. There is so much more to explore that we are sure we will return to this area. We very much appreciated the incredibly comprehensive information supplied about the cottage and the surrounding area. We very impressed with the attention to detail and its accuracy. Our only [very, very minor] complaint was that we were not aware that all the shops would be closed in Cantabria on our last day [15 September] catching the ferry from Santander. We had intended to take home some delicious meat and cheese. Of all holiday rental companies,we have used in the past, we have found Rustical Travel to be the most straightforward and truthful. The cottage was exactly as described. Thankyou."

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Martin | August | 2014

Very peaceful location. Well positioned for exploring mountains and the coast (by car). Great property and garden - we loved it"

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Peter | July | 2014

We enjoyed our time in the house and were welcomed by Jose on arrival. Having 2 bathrooms was a key feature for us (two couples). I suggest that the house needs a proper kettle. The one provided was tiny (as found in hotel bedrooms) and took too long (but slower) to boil. The house also needs a proper cafetier. The only system provided for making coffee would make perhaps two small cups - we needed 4 large cups! Otherwise the house was reasonably well furnished. We enjoyed the hamlet and ate royally with local dishes at the restaurant (almost) next door. The Picos - as ever- were stunning."

Rustical Update

The owner's promised update of kitchen equipment will include a better kettle and coffee maker.

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Trevor | July | 2014

The house was lovely in a nice sleepy village. Jose the key holder was very friendly and helpful and could not do enough for us. Our only negative comment would be that the kitchen could do with a few move utensils but that is only a very minor comment."

Rustical Update

The owner has heard the calls for better kitchen equipment and is going to improve it.

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Valerie | July | 2014

This is a lovely cottage, tasteful and well rennovated. Better than it looks in the pictures. A few improvements could be made to the kitchen tools, crockery and utensils - we ended up buying a sink plug and bowl and barbeque tools because non were provided for example. Also a fly trap or two as they were really swarming everywhere. Otherwise a great place to stay provided you have a car."

Rustical Update

The owner has agreed to update and improve the kitchen equipment at the villa.

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David | June | 2014

the cottage was in a perfect location. Easy to explore the mountains and the beaches. Directions to the cottage were spot on - it must be the first time in 30 years we have driven to a holiday cottage and not got lost and had a argument! Jose was very welcoming and we felt at home straight away. As you recommend the La Sauceda is a lovely restaurant - Ramon is a wonderful host and the food was excellent. We went most nights. The menu is excellent and very good value. The only disappointment was England and Spain being knocked out of the World Cup so early! We will be booking another cottage with you soon."

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Ros | July | 2013

Just a quick email to say we had a lovely holiday in Spain, loved the property (AT10) and found the holiday information you forwarded very helpful - we followed up a number of your recommendations - thank you. Our only suggestion would be for there to be a kettle provided at the cottage - we like our cups of tea!"

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