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Stunning restored school house with orchard, river & views

Mr M Wederell

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Stunning restored school house with orchard, river & views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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. EASYJET BRISTOL to BILBAO STARTING APRIL 2015! 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 Spanish FREEVIEW TV including Some 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, these are included in the rental. Powders and conditioners are NOT included.

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. This village is very famous for its architecture, and was recently featured on the BBC programme 'Escape to the Continent'.

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.

A super 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.

More Details
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mr M Wederell (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
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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!!

Kind regards,

Mark and Lisa

Mr M Wederell purchased this house in 2006

Why Mr M Wederell chose Piloña

Location, Location, Location......

What makes this house unique

Peace, quiet and tranquility!!

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.
Aug 2014
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Stunning restored school house with orchard, river & views
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Another great week at the Old School House

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Old School House, an absolute gem in a beautiful hidden valley not far from the very pleasant Asturian town of Infiesto. A small mountain river runs through the garden and the views are magnificent. Generally the only sounds are of running water and cow bells - and sometimes the mooing of cows. They are the only other life (apart from horses) regularly going up and down the narrow (and increasingly potholed, it has to be said) lane. Perhaps best not to take your prize Porsche, unless you are comfortable having it surrounded by large cattle with very big horns! Nearby there are lovely, deserted beaches, stunning mountain scenery and the fine city of Oviedo, the Asturian capital. Worth the fabulous drive alone is a visit to Leon, and the city itself, with its superb cathedral is most pleasing. Don't come to this part of Spain without a phrase book, and, if possible, a little Spanish, though everyone is most friendly and helpful. Above all, if you like all day breakfasts and sunburnt, drunken Brits, this area is definitely not for you. But if you want lovely scenery, tranquillity and great food, this is definitely the place to be.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

beautiful house in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The school house is a beautiful property in a really beautiful area of Spain. The owners are very prompt in replying to any inquiries and queries you might have.

It is a very homely home from home, well equipped and has got a large garden with orchard. Our kids (5 and 3) enjoyed splashing about in the stream.

From the house you can easily make day trips to the stunning mountains of Picos de Europa and to the lovely beaches at the coast (Vega beach was our favourite for surfing). You're only 20-30 min away from Ariondas where you can organise all sorts of outdoor activities.

There are some supermarkets in Infiesto which is about a 10min drive from the house

We can recommend this place if you are looking for a rustic holiday in a quite location with amazing scenery.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Secluded and comfortable amid beautiful valley

  • 5 of 5

The house is well equipped and very comfortable. It is sited next to a narrow road that serves a few houses further up the valley, so traffic is minimal - more likely to be cows than cars. There are great views from the front and side down and across a picturesque valley that is lush and secluded. The house has an adjacent mown orchard area which slopes down to a mountain stream with big boulders, where we splashed about to cool down in the hot weather. My only observation is that if you have small children, you need to be out in the orchard area to supervise as the house does not overlook it and it is gated. Our children are teenagers so this was not an issue. Facilities are in Infiesto which is about 10km away. Beaches, mountains and museums etc all within easy driving distance as well as glorious walks on the doorstep. Owners were very helpful and provided local information.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Was lovely to have you as our guests in Asturias. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the house, garden and the area. Thank you for your kind comments, we hope to see you again in the near future. Mark & Lisa

A Great escape

  • 5 of 5

A well maintained, clean property in a quiet location, with stunning scenery, about 7km from nearest town. Fully equipped inside, and secluded orchard/garden for relaxing on the garden furniture with a good book and wine!

The owners provide a good information pack and point you in the direction of a really good restaurant at Infiesto. They respond promptly to any booking queries.

There are several local walks from the house and there is a lovely wooded picnic area La Pesanca (with car park) where you can also walk, above Rifabar.

It is an easy drive to visit the Picos de Europa or the north coast.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you as our guests. We are so pleased you had a super time and thank you for posting your thoughts and impressions of The Old Schoolhouse. We hope to see you again in the future. Mark & Lisa.

Quick comment.

  • 5 of 5

Hi Mark & Lisa,

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for the weeks rental on the Old School House - absolutely fantastic, beautiful place.

Thanks again, will write fully soon and you're welcome to use any praise in your web materials.

All the best,


  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
nottingham england

Beautiful house,idyllic scenery what more ?

  • 5 of 5

We were a little apprehensive of the location but when we pulled up outside this beautiful house and saw how lovely the scenery was around the house, we were so excited and delighted we had booked The Old School House.

The house was beautifully furnished and so homely, Mark and Lisa have certainly excelled themselves in creating a lovely home in this beautiful part of Asturias.The children absolutely loved the garden and the brook at the bottom, it was so peaceful and all we had for neighbours was wildlife, cows,horses,stags etc.

Mark and Lisa were so helpful and couldn,t do enough for us and answered any questions we may have had promptly and efficiently.

The roads leading up to the house are very narrow and not for the faint hearted but we can honestly say this was not a problem.

Overall the Lewis family were extremely impressed with this beautiful restored School House, everything there you could want and more, we cant wait to go back and would recommend this property 100%

Many thanks Mark & Lisa for letting us share your home!


  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having your family share our house as guests. Thank you for your kind comments, we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you once again. Mark & Lisa


Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Oviedo or Santander
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Meson Vizcares, Espinaredo
Nearest Ferry
160 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Infiesto (Feve/Metro)
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
La Vega (Lo De Pelayo), Infiesto
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Ribadesella or Rodiles
Car: necessary

Quad trekking: The most exciting way to see Asturias. We use Jaire Aventura. They are superb, and very safety conscious. Quads cost approx € 40 per hour, the 2hr trek is great.

Jaire also provide canoes, bikes, buggies and horses.

Skiing: Picos de Europa.

Surfing: On one of many local beaches.

Birdwatching: The hills are full of wonderful birds and condors.

Canoeing: Ribadesella hosts a major world canoe championship every year.

Football: Visit Sporting Gijon or Racing Santander of the Primera Liga.

Mountain Walking: Locally and in the Picos De Europa. Pony Trekking.

Mountain Biking: Bikes available to hire in many places inc. 'The Valley of the Bears'.


Other Activities: Quad Trekking, Pony Trekking, Canoeing/Kayaking

Golf: There are 4 or 5 nice courses within easy driving distance, at least three of those are on the coast with great sea views.

Ski: There are two ski stations in the Picos no more than 90 min from the house.


Rates & Availability

From £541 Per week

Piloña House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 30 2015 - Jul 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jul 18 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 8 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £100.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes All rentals run from Saturday 4 p.m to the following Saturday 10 a.m (7 Nights).
The property is a fully registered Casa De Aldea, and all prices include 10% local tax The property has been graded with 3 stars, the highest standard available.
Guests are requested not to arrive at the property earlier than 4 pm on the first day, and they are kindly requested to vacate by 10am when leaving.
25% deposit secures the booking. The balance to be paid no later than 8 weeks prior to arrival. For bookings made less than 8 weeks before arrival, the full amount must be paid on booking.
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Piloña House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Upstairs bathroom has shower, sink, toilet and bidet. Downstairs, shower, sink, toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Main bedroom has balcony overlooking gardens and valley. It has a TV/DVD player. All rooms have shutters ,not curtains, and triple glazing. There are wardrobes in both double rooms and the twin room. The double rooms also have TV/DVD fitted.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The property has a delightful gently sloping garden/orchard of approx 2 acres, which leads down to a small bubbling mountain river. The garden has plenty of solar lights for summer evenings. Sunbeds, outside eating area, etc are provided, as are a number of outdoor games for the younger visitors i.e. Swing ball, badminton etc. Plenty of areas in sun or shade, totally private and simply beautiful.

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