|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
Sleeps 6. 2 bedroom cottage and 2 extra beds. Occupies the front part of the house, and is well furnished and equipped to make a comfortable, attractive holiday home. It has a porch and a little garden for sitting out. Also there is a large balcony with beautiful views over the valley and hills. It has two rooms and a sofa with two supplementary beds. It also has a cot. It is just outside the little farming hamlet of Llonin in Asturias, isolated among towering mountains, rivers and forests, just 10 km from the village of Panes. In Panes you can find, shops, doctors, pharmacy, cash machine, restaurants and bars and a some outdoor activities companies. It is the perfect place to organize outdoor activities, but specially birdwatching and fly fishing in the Cares river.
Rio aliso country houses is the perfect place to enjoy your holidays in the mountains of northern Spain. From our lodge, in the outskirts of the small village of Llonín (Asturias. Spain), you will have the easiest access to the most important sceneries and birdwatching places of the national park and its s surroundings, from the cantabrian coast to the alpine zone more than 2.000 m. above the sea level. The two apartments are totally equipped in order to make your holiday as comfortable as possible. Each one has a double bed room, another room with two beds, bathroom, living room and a totally equipped kitchen, central heating, garden and one of the (Nº 1) an amazing beautiful and traditional wooden balcony. The owners are Official Tourist Guides In the Principality of Asturias, but specialized in birdwatching and wildlife observation. Thanks to this, we can offer to you all the information you need to organize your holidays in Asturias.
Javier Gil. Biologist, professional tourist guide in the Principality of Asturias (GT-114) and professional birdwatching guide.
Javier Gil Vaquero purchased this cottage in 2005
This is a perfect place to enjoy the Picos de Europa National Park, and do outdoor activities, specially birdwatching.
although we were unable to stay as intended - we thought we should let the public know how trustworthy and straight forward the owner of the property is. nothing was a problem and is very easy to deal with. so refreshing to meet such a character!!!
well done Javier :-)
this property is set in very attractive surroundings where there are plenty of wonderful walks to do with birds scenery and many wild flowers. The property is exactly as it is portrayed in the advert. It is well equipped including washing machine and dish washer. the property has been modernised and is well looked after. it is very clean and comfortable. There are pleasant sitting areas outside the property with lovely views of the mountains.Javier, the owner is extremely helpful in every way. He was our guide for most days and he took us to some really beautiful locations, where we saw good birds including 9 species of raptors. He is also very knowledgeable and knows lots of the history of the area.
Javier also took us to the supermarket for shopping etc. He made all the travel arrangements to and from Santander for us. He also arranged for our evening meals to be brought up from a local restaurant every evening . They were delicious and even included a bottle of wine. Thanks to Javier we had a memorable time . We have been twice and stayed in both appartments . We hope to go again sometime. If you want a nice relaxing holiday with plenty of walking this is a really good place and we have already reccommended it to friends
The location is fantastic. The view from the little area in front of the cottage and and from the balcony is just stunning. We sat out every evening watching the mountain until the sun went down. We could see the griffon vultures circling around the peak. We also saw woodpecker several times close to the front of the cottage, and many other birds.
The cottage shares a drive with another property, but we hardly saw anyone, it felt secluded. The main road is about 0.5 km and is an excellent route to either end of the Picos region.
We went to the area for the walking, we had so many fantastic walks (using the Sunflower book for the Picos de Europa) and we stayed out most of the day, but it was lovely to return to the cottage each night as we looked forward to sitting out.
The only thing I would point out is that is not within easy walking of shops or restaurants. This did not bother us as we cooked most of our meals in the well equipped kitchen. We did take the owner's advice on local restaurants and had an excellent meal at a small restaurant about 1km from the cottage.
I highly recommend the Rio Aliso Cottage.
Special interest holidays:
The houses are located in the boundary of the Picos de Europa National Park but also 30 min. driving from the most beautiful beaches in the Cantabrian Coast.
The owners are Official Tourist Guides In the Principality of Asturias, but specialized in birdwatching, hiking and wildlife observation.
It is also perfect to enjoy fly fishing in Cares River, one of the most important rivers in northern Spain.
The houses are 30 min. driving from the most beautiful beaches. One of the best are near the villages of Llanes and San Vicente de la Barquera.
The entire coast is Protected Landscape and Special Protection Area for Birds.
The nearest airport is in Santander with daily and cheap flights. It is also possible traveling with Brittany Ferryes from Portsmouth and Plymouth to Santander. In both cases, the best option is to hire a car.
Santander is one hour driving more or less.
The nearest village is Panes, 10 Km long. In panes is easy to find, shops, doctors, pharmacy, cash machine, restaurants and bars and a some outdoor activities companies
Othes interesting activities are the visit to the prehistoric caves, The Jurassic Museum and the villages of Llanes, San Vicente de la Barquera, Cangas de Onís or the spectacular cable car in Fuente De and Cares Gorge or Covadonga Lakes.