Piloña House Rental Photos and Description
3 bedroom house sleeps 4/6 in stunning tranquil valley location
'The Old School House' is a beautifully renovated village schoolhouse, located amongst the green hills of Asturias in N Spain, with its own sunny secluded orchard and brook
Nestled in a small valley, above the village of Espinaredo (Famed for rural architecture), the property provides a perfect location for all Asturias has to offer.
Relax in the private 2 acre orchard, on the banks of your own crystal clear stream or use the house as a perfect location for enviable holiday combinations: Hill walking, sandy beaches, bird watching, surfing, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, or sightseeing, shopping in places such as Gijon, Oviedo, Picos De Europa, Covadonga.
The area is home to stunning countryside, amazing cities,coast & mountains, historical architecture, an irresistible choice of restaurants, cider bars, cafes and chic shops in Oviedo/Gijon All this is so easy to reach using Brittany Ferries, RyanAir or EasyJet. THE HOUSE IS FULLY REGISTERED WITH THE ASTURIAN TOURIST BOARD.
This house has been beautifully renovated, and the superb quality of the furnishings reflect its exquisite surroundings.
With 3 bedrooms, the property sleeps 4 to 6 people in comfort, although we prefer to let to 4 people. Full C/H, and radiators throughout, triple glazed windows, a spiral staircase, wooden and tiled floors and wooden shutters on all windows, the house is cosy & warm in any weather.
The lounge/dining area is open plan with a gorgeous leather 'L' shaped seating area in front of a ornamental stone fireplace.
The fully equipped kitchen area has all the day to day essentials that any aspiring cook could need, and with a weekly fresh produce market in the local village on Mondays, creating a feast of local fare should be the least of your worries, great area for foodies.
3 bedrooms are located at the top of the ornate spiral staircase, two doubles and one twin, all with lovely views and the main bedroom with its own balcony.
The house also has 2 shower rooms, one upstairs and one downstairs.
The house is also equipped with SKY FREEVIEW TV including all the major UK TV channels. Sky Sports and Movies are NOT included or available.
The house has a washing machine and tumble dryer in a seperate annexe, available on request.
For your safety, smoke alarms and fire extinguishers are fitted throughout the house in case of emergency.
Just a stroll down the leafy lanes is the pretty village of Espinaredo, with some of the best preserved Horreos or barns in Spain, the little bar also serves a very pleasant tapas.
5km beyond you will find the outstanding restaurant La Vega (Lo De Pelayo), situated on the left just before you meet the main Infiesto road.
With its wonderful menu bristling with freshly caught and grilled local fish, venison or wild boar, this is a restaurant not to miss. Make sure you try the spider crab when in season.
An superb 3 course evening meal with drinks and coffee will cost you around € 30 pp. RECOMMENDED.
2 km further on lies the bustling local town of Infiesto, which offers everything from delicious home made pastries, to supermarkets, to kayak hire.
The weekly farmers market takes place on Mondays. Infiesto has everything you need and more; banks, PO, chemist, medi-centre, police station, fuel, train stations.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets considered
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
About Mr M Wederell
Mark is an ex pro-musician and Lisa has her own business based in the West Country of the UK. We have both lived abroad at various times in our careers, and have both settled on having property in the beautiful concejo of Pilona in the Principality of Asturias in Northern Spain. We fell in love with the property and the surrounding orchard and hillsides on our first visit, a decision we have never regretted.
We hope you will love it and let it touch your heart as much as it touched ours 7 years ago!!
Mark and Lisa
Mr M Wederell purchased this house in 2006
Guestbook comments from the manager
The Old Schoolhouse is an excellent property in an ideal secluded rural setting, which I highly recommend. Similarities with the Highlands of Scotland and The Lake District. The property has all you need to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing time in a truly pastoral setting, including delightful furnishings, a nice kitchen with everything possible on hand, a balcony overlooking the garden and hillside, comfy beds, TV in all rooms, a nice stereo and a riverside garden and orchard to snooze in. And although the house is set on its own in a tranquil valley, all of this is within easy reach of Infiesto, a lovely little local town with all modern amenities.
Excellent walks are available from the house, with panoramic views, while opportunities to explore the wider area are plentiful via canoe, kayak, quad, land rover using local guides and tours.. Recommended visits would include the stunning cathedral at Covadonga, the town of Cangas de Onis & the lovely harbour towns of Ribadesella and Llanes, whilst the wonderful coach trip up into the Picos de Europa National Park is only beaten by a car drive through the mind blowingly beautiful Ponga National Park (Allow all day).
I live in Perth in Scotland, and Asturias and its people left me feeling very much at home. I do hope to be back there again soon. Many thanks to Mark and Lisa.