Corvera de Asturias House Rental Photos and Description
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 8
Casa Roxa is a beautifully and completely renovated Asturian village farmhouse complete with its own 'horreo' (elevated grainbarn) and a large, semi-enclosed garden with views of the ocean. Its quiet location on the ocean edge of the village of Ballota offers a private site to relax and enjoy walks down to the coastline or through the fields. The house is on two floors. Downstairs is the open kitchen, dining area and large living room with a large, beautiful fireplace as well as a full bathroom. Upstairs is the second bathroom and 4 bedrooms, with beautiful views of the village, countryside and the sea. The fireplace in the living room heats the entire house incredibly well. The kitchen is well equipped and sunny. The stone paved outside patio offers a lovely setting for dining out and the sitting area under the horreo is perfect for staying out of the rain or sun. Ballota’s beach is an open pebble and rocky one with some sandy spots which never has very many people. A 15 minute drive away are numerous sandy beaches with parking, snackbars and lifeguards.
Casa Roxa and Ballota: Casa Roxa has been lovingly restored and decorated. Begoña the owner is an artist and her work is found throughout the house. The large garden is enclosed by a low stone wall and has fruit and flowering trees and bushes. There is plenty of room to play. This year Pascual & Begoña have a cheese factory and are happy to have you try their raw milk artisanal cheese provided for you upon your arrival.
Ballota is a small, neighbourly coastal town. The town enjoyed a building boom at the turn of the 19th century with splendid examples of local architecture both by local farmers and returning emigrants from the Americas. Today it is still small and quiet with dairy farms and corn fields. The beach in Ballota is a mix of sand, pebbles and stone with marvellous tidal pools. Rarely are there many people there. It is about a 2 Km walk from the house. Beautiful sandy beaches are found just a 10 minute drive away in either direction
Oviedo and Gijon: Oviedo, the beautiful cathedral capital of Asturias, and Gijon, the lively beach city on the coast, are both worth a visit for their museums, cultural events, historical centres and shopping. Both are just under an hour by car. Avilés, a smaller city, is only a 40 minute drive for shopping and its pretty historic centre. The narrow gauge train, FEVE, which travels along the coast and stops in Ballota can take you west to Luarca or beyond although at a much more leisurely pace. Leaving the car behind offers a stress free day for the driver. The train travels through countryside not seen from the motorway and adds local flavour to your visit. Train schedules are provided in the house. To go to Oviedo for the day you must travel to Cudillero or San Esteban de Pravia.
Western Asturias: Western Asturias is growing in popularity as it is now easily accessible along the new coastal motorway. With Easyjet and Vueling into Asturias (OVD) and RyanAir to Santander as well as ferry service from England to Santander and Bilbao this part of Spain is now being discovered as one of the still unspoilt areas of Northern Spain. The climate along the ocean is temperate offering pleasant summer temperatures and mild winters. The natural parks of Muniellos and Somiedo are closer at hand than the famous Picos de Europa. They offer unique experiences. Somiedo is home to the largest brown bear population in Asturias as well as vultures, eagles, wolves and other mountain fauna coexisting with the summer grazing of cattle in and around quaint thatched hamlets. Muniellos, an ancient oak forest, a Bioshere Reserve is for the serious nature lover and is only available through prior reservation. We are happy to help you with that. Discover the beauty of Asturias without the crowds!
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible