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  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

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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.

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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

12 Reviews of Property 714692 in Piloña, Spain

Stunning restored school house with orchard, river & views
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Stunning restored school house with orchard, river & views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p714692
44 (0)1934 642302
Piloña Oriente
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Many thanks....

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Just arrived back from Spain, having had a fantastic chilled out time. We really enjoyed our stay in your beautiful house!
Great location, and perfect for the total relaxation that we needed. We made good use of the orchard and spent whole days just enjoying the scenery and the peace and quiet.
The area was fabulous and we were able to have some great days out...thanks for the really helpful information you sent us and tips for days out:
* Las Cuevas and La Griega beaches were our favourites.
* We booked our canoe trip through Jaire Aventura like you recommended..big fun!!
* The walks around the house up to Porciles and beyond were beautiful, though we only managed half of them.
* The bar/restaurant Meson Vizcares in Espinaredo was friendly and bustling every day we went there.

As a previous reviewer said, the house kitchen equipment was extensive, and we were able to enjoy home cooking using the wonderful local ingredients to cook some lovely meals.

All in all we had a good holiday, and we would not hesitate to recommend The Old School House to anyone inc friends and family.
Many thanks again.

Kerry, Simon and James.

(Uploaded to Home and Away by the owner with the kind permission of the guests.)
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Stunning restored school house with orchard, river & views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p714692
44 (0)1934 642302
Piloña Oriente
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Best kept secret....

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Many thanks. We have rented many houses in UK, France, Switzerland, and have our own second home in Scotland which we occasionally let, and The Old School House is the best kept, and has the best stocked kitchen, we have come across. My wife, a foodie, could not believe it even had an electric hand whisk!!
We are more than happy to be contacted by prospective clients/guests if that helps.
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Stunning restored school house with orchard, river & views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p714692
44 (0)1934 642302
Piloña Oriente
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Lovingly restored house & beautiful natural garden

Lovingly restored house & beautiful natural garden
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
5 out of 5 stars.

The property is a real away from it all treat. The house was beautifully restored and equipped. The children loved the orchard, dipping in the stream and having horses and cows as neighbours. A car is essential to enjoy all the area has to offer although it is possible to walk to the local village with its very welcoming bar serving local food and mojitos! The recommended restaurant in nearby Infiesto was superb with some of the best food I have tasted in Asturias, well worth a stop. We would recommend the beaches of the dinosaur coast - any of the ones along the road between Llastres and Ribadesella are lovely - and canoing down the river Sella - great fun. Asturias is very green and great for animal and nature lovers and for an alternative taste of Spain but you need to be prepared to take your time getting to places and to make an effort with the language. Also if you have time you must visit the Picos de Europa, one of most beautiful places in Europe. Highly recommended.
PS Remember to ask if you want to use the washing machine.
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Stunning restored school house with orchard, river & views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p714692
44 (0)1934 642302
Piloña Oriente
5

beautiful house in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Stunning restored school house with orchard, river & views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p714692
44 (0)1934 642302
Piloña Oriente
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Stunning location.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
We booked the Old School House in Asturias so we could enjoy a holiday in a beautiful place away from the traditional Spanish holiday spots. We had an absolutely brilliant week - the weather was great, even though we went in early autumn - the food was excellent and there was so much to do.

We went walking in the Picos de Europa which was the most wonderfully unexpected treat, including ancient beech forests, bleak, rocky peaks and stone cottages nestled miles from any roads. There is also an amazing forest near the house with a mountain river running through it which is dotted with waterfalls and amazing swimming spots.

We saw too much wildlife to list, but highlights included wild boar in the garden of the house, red deer on the slopes above, golden eagles, vultures, king fishers, red squirrels and lizards.

The food in the restaurant recommended by the owners, Mark and Lisa, was as delicious as described, and as dramatic as the landscape it came from - when we were there our steaks were cut from a whole side of cow brought out on to the counter in front of us.

The coastline nearby is dramatic and fantastic for surfing, and the food everywhere was exceptional. As the area is largely off the tourist trail it's also considerably cheaper than many other places we've been - beers in the local bar, for example, are Euro1.50 each, with plates of tapas not much more.

We could easily have stayed another week, and not even scratched the surface of what there was to do. In fact we nearly had to stay another week because we were caught up in the Brittany Ferries strike!

I couldn't recommend the place highly enough, both for the wonderful house and stunning location - and also for the way Mark and Lisa made us feel welcome in their home.

If you've not been too that part of Spain then do it - you won't regret it - it's like a completely different country and not to be missed. For people who like the outdoors in particular, there's just so much to do.

Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
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Stunning restored school house with orchard, river & views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p714692
44 (0)1934 642302
Piloña Oriente
5

Secluded and comfortable amid beautiful valley

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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.
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
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Stunning restored school house with orchard, river & views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p714692
44 (0)1934 642302
Piloña Oriente
5

A Great escape

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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.
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.
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Stunning restored school house with orchard, river & views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p714692
44 (0)1934 642302
Piloña Oriente
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Second visit...

  • Submitted: May 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
Hi Mark & Lisa,
Sorry I haven't been in touch. Things have been hectic at work.
The second visit to the Old Schoolhouse was really great and my parents really had a good time. The drive from Bilbao didn't take as long as anticipated and we made it to the house in day light which was lovely. In Pilona we had perfect weather whilst my folks were there, which was a godsend actually. Anyway, thanks once again, rest assured we will be back. No rest for the wicked!
Best wishes,
Steve
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Stunning restored school house with orchard, river & views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p714692
44 (0)1934 642302
Piloña Oriente
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Quick comment.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
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,
Stuart
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Stunning restored school house with orchard, river & views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p714692
44 (0)1934 642302
Piloña Oriente
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Relaxing experience!!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
Hi Mark & Lisa

Well we are back and I can tell you we wish we were still there!!! We had such a great time and your lovely home made the time in Asturias extra special(the in laws were even impressed!!). We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you for all your help, especially over the washing machine!
The whole experience of staying at the house was superb, so relaxing and we look forward to staying there again. I will write a review on HomeAway Holiday Rentals.

With very kind regards

Sue & Kev Lewis