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CHOOSE BETWEEN 2 STONE COTTAGES WITH OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS, ORGANIC SETTIN

Pepe Palacio

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Speaks: english, spanish
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CHOOSE BETWEEN 2 STONE COTTAGES WITH OCEAN AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS, ORGANIC SETTIN

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Valdes Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom cottage, sleeps 2 on organic farm in quiet setting above the coast

Found in Western Asturias between the beautiful fishing ports of Cudillero and Luarca in the coastal hills, El Pajar & Los Balagos are stone cottages ideal for those yearning for a cosy getaway in rural Asturias. The setting is quiet, rural and secluded yet ideally situated for exploring. Lovingly restored you will find everything you need to feel at home. The Atlantic Ocean, Cabo Peñas, the mountains and the farming villages all provide the views that are constant feasts for the eyes. They are stunning. Behind the cottages is the organic herb and vegetable garden to enjoy and explore. Trails lead off the property to the peak above with fantastic panoramic views of the mountains and coast or onto the Camino de Santiago which connects Soto de Luiña with Ballota along the coastal ridge.

El Pajar is all on one floor. It has its own outdoor terrace for dining and garden sitting areas with table and chairs. There is plenty of garden furniture to enable you to find the right spot and posture for relaxing.

Los Balagos, on two floors, with the ocean views has a lovely terrace for dining out and a small shady garden area with table and chairs. Just one note about Los Balagos, the downstairs kitchen ceiling is a bit low and we recommend that anyone over 6'3' or 190cms not choose this cottage.

We do not know how old these cottages are but they are the original dwellings on the farm. Completely renovated we have left the original bread oven in place in the Pajar while installing a more efficient wood burning stove for heat. Los Balagos had a kitchen hut front of it where there is still a stone oven. We have turned this into the 'Resource Center' where there is selection of CDs, DVDs, books, garden furniture, a telescope, BBQ, games, etc. Both cottages have a good feel to them and work well for couples.

Because there are no inside stairs in the Pajar and the shower has no barriers and a built-in bench it is our most comfortable cottage for anyone with physical limitations, although it is not wheelchair accessible.

Enjoy our organic lifestyle. Our linens are washed in natural soaps and sun dried and ironed. The house has features which save on energy and we recycle. Dry organic food items are available for purchase and when overwhelmed with vegetables we are happy to share from our vegetable garden. Flowers and herbs are free and available. We do not own a tractor or heavy farm machinery and there is no traffic whatsoever making for a quiet safe stay. Spend time relaxing while feasting your eyes on the ever-changing views or walk the old paths leading off the property to include the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrim route. You may spend your days exploring the many and varied beaches and villages along the coast or in the spectacular mountains. We are available to help with reservations and are happy to share our knowledge of the area. Quite a bit of information and maps are available in the cottages to include our local guide of favourite beaches, towns, routes and restaurants and fiestas.

More about Western Asturias: There are all kinds of beaches to choose from in Asturias and some of the prettiest are right here. In the area, you'll find horseback riding, walking trails, wildlife viewing, surfing, hunting, fishing, Celtic ruins, museums, sightseeing, shopping, swimming, sailing, snorkeling, canoeing and kayaking. We are available to help you make any arrangements. The large cities of Avilés, Oviedo and Gijon are all less than an hour away by car for night life, museums, the new aquarium, botanical garden, cultural events and shopping. You may also take the narrow gauge coastal train to any of them or in the other direction to Luarca, for example. Asturias, a green and mountainous region, has numerous natural parks all of which are worth a visit. Somiedo, Muniellos, Redes and Picos de Europa offer opportunities for wildlife sighting: mountain goats, deer, brown bears, vultures and other birds of prey, wild boar, etc. The spring offers a profusion of wild flowers from daffodils to orchids.

More Details

Details for El Pajar/Balagos Cottages 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

El Pajar is all on one floor and furnished with a mix of antique and new pieces with Persian rugs on the floors. It has an open-plan living/dining room with a new wood burning stove and the original bread oven still intact. The well-equipped corner kitchen is tiled in blue and white and is easy to work in. The bedroom invites with its queen size bed and freshly ironed sheets. The bathroom is off the bedroom and a writing table is by the bedroom window for those inspired by the view. There is a small terrace with a table and chairs at the entrance and another table and chairs in a garden area through the hedge to the side. The organic vegetable and herb garden is behind the cottage and is open to explore. The views from El Pajar are of the mountains with an ocean view through the trees to the left. Los Balagos, next door has the ocean view from both floors. The kitchen is self contained down the outsde stairs and the bedroom and sitting area are upstairs. A loft for a child or friend.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pepe Palacio (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

We instantly felt at home in this lovingly restored farmhouse and its surrounds. I would recommend La Cumbre to couples of any age, families with kids, singles looking to spoil themselves – anyone who dreams of a rural retreat. The house is sunny, spotless and very well-equipped. The bedrooms are large with just-right touches; the kitchen, bath and living room equally charming and full of everything you could possibly need plus some. There is no artifice, just well-thought out comfort and ease. With three other rental properties on the farm, La Cumbre retains privacy although we enjoyed camaraderie with the other guests. Did I mention the gorgeous views? The farm, Pico Los Rozos, sits atop a hill and invites exploration, bringing hours of delight to adults and kids alike. Breakfasting on fresh eggs and homemade bread on the patio overlooking the valley; walking the old trails with Lex the happiest dog on the planet; feeding the chickens and gathering herbs; delving into the Resource Center’s ample assortment of books, music, games and toys; savoring a glass of the local red as the sun sets across the mountains – you are surrounded at all times by utter peace and incomparable natural beauty. Just down the hill are shops and cantinas, while unspoiled beaches and busy little towns are minutes away. Somewhere nearby, every day, is a farmers market for fresh vegetables, artesianal cheese, local meats and people-watching entertainment. The new motorway is so close you can make an easy daytrip to anywhere in Galicia or Asturias, and there is so much to see! Best of all are Lynn and Pepe, unobtrusive but always ready to provide recommendations (the house has a book-ful), directions, easy conversation and whatever you might need for your home away from home. From the first warm email to the welcome package of wine, bread, eggs and flowers, to the goodbye hugs, they are the most gracious and thoughtful of hosts and among the finest people we know. Living in the mountains has its realities: the driveway is exhilaratingly steep and sometimes the farm is enveloped in a cooling cloud. A city pied-a-terre La Cumbre is not. But if you want to awaken to the fragrance of meadow and woods, stretch out under sun-dried sheets and go to the window overlooking a green tapestry tumbling to the ocean, and ponder the day’s rich possibilities to the sound of distant cowbells – go to La Cumbre. I know we’ll be back.
Jun 2013
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Reviews

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5

Cottage de charme avec excellent accueil

  • 5 of 5
Nous sommes partis avec regrets de notre location au Pico Los Rosos.
Nous avons apprécié notre logement qui était fort agréable et d'une excellente propreté.
Le service de Lynn est "top",tout est fait pour favoriser un bon séjour, nous avons apprécié sa gentillesse, son sourire, ainsi que ceux de Pepe.
Nous avons apprécié également les liens avec les autres locataires. Les différents logements sont bien séparés, mais il est facile de nouer contact.
Nous avons déjà recommandé l'adresse à des amis.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Great base for exploring Western Asturias

  • 5 of 5
This proved to be a stunning spot to stay and an exceptionally well-appointed cottage; very thoughtfully accessorized and organised. Be aware that it's a tricky and steep climb from the road, however...but you get used to it. Lovely views over stunning countryside, hills, mountains though we didn't realise you could see the sea till the day before we left due to murky and mysterious sea frets! The coast is stunning, but you need to be prepared to do some leg-work, preferably some walking, to find the best. If you do, you will be rewarded with some stunning scenery, beautiful, clean beaches...and have them pretty much to yourselves. The whole area puts me in mind of Prembrokeshire in Wales; bit like Cornwall, but without the crowds and better weather than either. We also explored inland a few times and had a particularly stunning walk in the Somiedo Natural Park. This unspoiled area had amazing thatched shepherds huts in the mountains as well as bears, eagles and vultures! I especially liked the road signs with 'beware of the bear' symbols! Lynn, the owner, considerately provides maps and information on a range of activities, by the way, which saved an awful lot of time and effort trying to do everything one selves....especially if one doesn't speak a lot of Spanish.
Lynn and Pepe were great hosts, very helpful and friendly; we loved the vegetables, eggs and communal conviviality of the whole arrangement. We liked the fact that we were right at the hub of things and could meet/chat with just about everyone from the interns to the other guests....not to mention Lex, the resident friendly hound who just LOVES a walk with you. If you prefer more solitude then choose El Balcon which is gorgeous but a little more expensive.
We also loved the food in the area, especially going out to local small restaurants or cafes for lunch; very good value, very authentically Asturian but you have to realise that you don't HAVE to eat or drink everything! If you do you'll put on at least two stone! Very common to provide 3 courses, bread, dessert, water, wine for about 10 Euros all in on the Set Menu.....and the helpings are often BIG.
So, a really wonderful experience all round and one that we couldn't recommend highly enough....we would love to go back ourselves some day.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Idyllic - perfect relaxation

  • 5 of 5
El Balcon is the perfect place to de-stress. It has exceptional views of the hills down to the coast. It is far from any traffic noise, the only sounds the tinkling of cow bells and the humming of the bees. The cottage itself is absolutely charming and very comfortable, with a quaint upstairs balcony and a pleasant outside sitting or dining area. Comfortable deckchairs are provided for the relaxing reading which occupied much of our time, either in the shade of a tree, in the sunshine or on the terrace. There are lovely walks straight from the door, with spectacular views and the chance to stroll along part of the famous Camino pilgrim route. If you can drag yourself away from the relaxation of El Balcon, there are plenty of places to visit, including the seaside town of Cudillero and the beautiful Silencio beach. We also took the local train to the harbour town of Luarca. But mostly we were content to stay at El Balcon. Big thanks to Lynn and Pepe for a warm and friendly welcome and the chance to sample their home-grown produce and recycle our food to the chickens. If there were 6 stars we would give them!
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
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5

Kleines Paradies :-)

  • 5 of 5
Wir haben zwei Wochen in dieser Oase der Ruhe fernab jeglicher Hektik verbracht. Das kleine Häuschen mit wunderbarem Blick auf das Meer hat alles, was man für einen erholsamen Urlaub benötigt. Es ist liebevoll eingerichtet, so dass man sich von Anfang an wohl fühlt. Lynn und Pepe sind nette und hilfsbereite Gastgeber und die Landschaft in der Region ist atemberaubend schön. Wir kommen gerne wieder! :-)
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
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El Paja, Los Rozos

  • 5 of 5
El Paja is situated in a wonderfully quiet, peaceful and lush part of northern Spain, and although it`s up in the hills with panoramic views, there are some great beaches only a10-15 minute drive way.

The property contained everything listed in the description. It was straight forward in layout, clean, tidy, and well looked after.

Lynn and Pepe were terrific hosts - both helpfull and discreet, nobley assisted by Lex the most friendly, charismatic and endearing dog you will ever meet. The free range chickens visiting in the evening gve it an added country home feeling.

Asturias is still wonderfully rural and unspoilt by industry or tourism. It`s not called Green Spain for nothing - as one would expect some damp days along the westerly coast of Britain, expect some here, but when we went in June the rain was warm - however, when the sun comes out - wow!

There are plenty of things to do and places to see either by car or (if ones feeling energetic), by foot as even the ancient pilgrims way to Santiago de Compostla passes near by.

Overall, we found the property compact, comfortable, relaxing and would love to return again sometime.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
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Lovely Hideaway

  • 5 of 5
After a friendly and enthusiastic welcome from Lynn Pepe and Lex, we settled into El Balcon. We found it to be as pretty as in the pictures, with fabulous views and total peace.
The only thing we could fault was the weather, as we were unfortunate to arrive during the bad weather being experienced by the whole of europe. Thank goodness for the lovely log fire and ample supply of logs, which turned El Balcon into a cosy romantic hideaway.
We also enjoyed Lynn's organic herbs ,eggs and vegetables as we both enjoy cooking and the kitchen along with the rest of the cottage is very well equipped.
It is a beautiful area, the coast is very rugged with beautiful coves, sandy beaches and during our visit fabulous crashing waves. We loved Aviles, Cudillero and Oviedo amongst others and would definitely recommend both El Balcon and the area.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Asturias Airport (OVD)
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Novellana, Exit 441
Nearest Ferry
240 Kilometres
Santander
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Luarca
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Novellana (FEVE Narrow Guage Train)
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Novellana Exit 441 on the New A-8
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Novellana
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Parque de Invierno, Pajares
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
San Pedro Beach and Silencio Beach
Car: necessary

Easily accessible via the Cantabrican Motorway A-8 in Western Asturias. While close you can neither see nor hear the motorway. Enter 43.540993,-6.282704 on Google map to find us. Stay home and enjoy our peaceful setting or in just 10 minutes find yourself choosing a beach or a restaurant. In 20 minutes you can visit the fishing ports of Cudillero or Luarca, both offering a variety of places to eat and shop. Go inland and see the more traditional areas where dairy farming is still a way of life. Throughout the summer every town has its festival dedicated to its patron saint with live bands, children's activities and competitions. Market days are not to be missed in certain towns and the flea markets in Gijon and Oviedo on Sundays can be fun. In the area, you'll find horseback riding, walking trails, wildlife viewing, hunting, fishing, Celtic ruins, museums, sightseeing, shopping, swimming, snorkelling, surfing, canoeing and kayaking. Boat tours leave out of Cudillero. We will help you make any arrangements.

Other Activities: Canoes and Kayaks

Golf: Luarca has a 9 hole golf course 20 minutes away by car.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €385 Per week

Valdes Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May-June
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€385
 
 
July
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€455
 
 
August
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€500
 
 
September-October
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€385
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes El Pajar and Los Balagos are the same price. The availability calendar reflects when both are booked. Please inquire as to the availability.
NB: Los Balagos kitchen has a low ceiling and anyone over 6'3' or '191 cms will find it impossibly low.
Our private road up the hill is steep and mostly unpaved. It takes some practice but is manageable and we guarantee that it is worth the effort.
A 20% deposit is required to confirm your reservation. This deposit is non-refundable in case of cancellation unless we are able to re-rent the entire cancelled period, in which case we will be happy to refund your deposit.
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Amenities

Amenities

Valdes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Pajar: En-suite bathroom with a shower only. Brightly tiled in yellow and white with sunny windows, wooden floor and ceiling. Los Balagos: En-suite bathroom with small bathtub and shower above. Tiled in dark blue and white. Bath and beach towels provided. Hairdryer Provided. The water in the house is well water, tested, untreated and wonderful. No need to buy bottled water. Electric space heater in bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Loft bed
  • Both cottages offer an en-suite bath and queen size double bed. The cotton linens washed in natural soaps and ironed will make you feel warm and special. High exposed beam ceiling. Bedside tables with lamps give you the light you need to read.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Regional info, local tips and maps provided as well as a welcome pack to get you started. Walk on the old trails that lead from the property to include the famous 'Camino de Santiago'. Small terrace on front of house for dining and sitting out area off to the side. Organic herb, flower and vegetable garden are behind the cottage.

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