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Casa Usborne

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
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This house sleeps 2 to 6 people and has three en-suite bedrooms. It has parking for 2/3 cars and is set in a half acre plot on the edge of the village of Berodia in the Cabrales valley. Living is on the upper floor, a generous open plan space with cosy sofas and a wood burning stove. The house is well equipped for winter breaks with central heating and double glazing. There is a large covered deck leading off the living space with fabulous views looking across a green wooded valley and the houses and church of a village below. The majestic mountains of the Picos de Europa rise up in the background. This area of Spain is easily reached by ferry or plane. Daily flights with Ryanair from Stansted to Santander (1hr 30minutes from the house) or with Easyjet from Stansted to Asturias (1 hr 30...This house sleeps 2 to 6 people and has three en-suite bedrooms. It has parking for 2/3 cars and is set in a half acre plot on the edge of the village of Berodia in the Cabrales valley. Living is on the upper floor, a generous open plan space with cosy sofas and a wood burning stove. The house is well equipped for winter breaks with central heating and double glazing. There is a large covered deck leading off the living space with fabulous views looking across a green wooded valley and the houses and church of a village below. The majestic mountains of the Picos de Europa rise up in the background. This area of Spain is easily reached by ferry or plane. Daily flights with Ryanair from Stansted to Santander (1hr 30minutes from the house) or with Easyjet from Stansted to Asturias (1 hr 30 minutes from the house). Also flights with Vueling from Heathrow to Bilbao (3 hrs from the house). If you want to go slow, then there are regular ferries with Brittany Ferries departing Plymouth or Portsmouth to Santander. This house was built in 2008 following the traditional Asturian style. The wooden balcony on the south facade gives a fantastic first impression when you arrive. It has lots of character and charm with all the conveniences of a contemporary house. It was built by father and daughter team Julian and Anna Usborne who bought the plot of land in 2005 after visiting the area. We really love this house and visit it as often as possible. What makes the house so amazing is the mountain location and the village where it is situated. The local people are very friendly and will go out of their way to help although most people don't speak English so it is a great opportunity to practice speaking Spanish! There are about 60 residents in the village and people buy their groceries from visiting vans that supply fresh fish, fruit and vegetables and other groceries. There are also a range of shops and restaurants 10 minutes away by car in the villages of Carreña or Arenas de Cabrales. There are lots of things to do and places to see within easy driving distance of the house. You can drive up into the mountains and explore the high snowy peaks. We walked to the base of the 'Naranjo de Bulnes' which is one of the highest peaks in the Picos range at around 2500 metres. If you don't fancy exerting yourself too much, there is a funicular railway that takes you up to the small village of Bulnes, high in the mountains and inaccessible by car. There are many routes for all levels of walking from gentle strolls to all day hikes. Other popular activities in the area include swimming at the local river or the nearby beaches. There is a fantastic beach at about 30 minutes drive called Niembro and the neighbouring naturist beach of Torimbia is also worth visiting. Continuing with water activities, canoeing is a popular activity along the river Sella and canoes can be hired with the possibility of being picked up downstream after a hard day's paddling. There are many interesting places to visit within an hours drive or so. The town of Cangas de Onis is about 35 minutes away and has a fantastic market on Sunday mornings. This is well worth a visit especially if you are a foodie. There are hundreds of different types of local cheese for sale as well as smoked and unsmoked chorizo, dry cured ham and fruit and vegetables. Further afield at about 1hr 30 minutes is the city of Oviedo, where you can see beautiful architecture, hang out in the street cafés and enjoy the amazing covered food market. Again a foodie paradise, with many different types of fish you never see in the UK. The city of Santander is also quite easy to reach, at about 1hr 30 minutes drive. It is a beautiful port city with beaches and lots of shopping options. A bit further away is Bilbao, at about 3hrs drive but still possible for a day trip or overnight stay. There is the amazing Guggenheim museum and lots of shopping and restaurant possibilities.More
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Anna U
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:86%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2013
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

Spacious accommodation in a remote village. Modern house with amazing views from the balcony. Unfortunately the week we stayed we had a lot of rain but not all day which when clear we could see the stunning mountain view. Bedrooms and bathrooms perfect for our...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Lisa019
Management response:Responded September 4, 2017

Thanks for your review And glad you enjoyed your stay. I'll take note of your comments about the BBQ and mirror. We have thought about a pool but decided it didn't really suit the climate or the style of house. Thanks again for your review!

Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Amazing house - well-designed and surrounded by spectacular landscape. We enjoyed staying in this beautiful accommodation which was well-equipped and homely. Good spot for exploring the Picos de Europa with walks from the doorstep and in every direction from the main road which is about...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Juro17
Management response:Responded May 25, 2017

Thanks for the review, so glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Reviewed May 24, 2016

Imagine a place at the top of a fairly remote hilltop village in the middle of the Picos de Europa mountains. A place with views out of every window and which has been so thoughtfully designed, that wherever you look you can see for literally...More

Date of stay: May 2016
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
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Cooker
Grill
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Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
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Watersports Nearby
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About the neighbourhood
The Picos de Europa mountains are a designated national park and are the third highest mountain range in Spain, reaching around 2,500m. A perfect place for walking and mountain hiking, there are a number of manned mountain refuges where you can stop off for a cup of tea or a bed for the night. The famous 'Ruta de Cares' walk follows a spectacular gorge that winds along a narrow valley with a rushing river below and eagles soaring over high rocky peaks above. The highest peak, the Naranjo de Bulnes can be reached fairly easily from a mountain track and a winding, rocky path. For those who want a more gentle outing, there is the funicular railway, that will delight children. A small train, burrowed into the rock takes you underground and up to the village of Bulnes, where there are no cars. ...
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