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Traditional Asturian house in tranquil setting

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
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La Rondita is a fully-equipped holiday home suitable for families, groups or independent travellers. We are situated at the edge of a traditional Asturian village, close to local facilities and many outdoor activities. Located in the foothills of the Sierra del Sueve, La Rondita is equally close to the Picos de Europa National Park and the Costa Verde fishing villages and beaches. Because of this location, La Rondita is ideal for either an active holiday or a relaxing break. In local Arriondas there are a number of activity centres offering horse-riding, quad-biking, paint-balling, archery and climbing. But the local speciality is canoeing down the River Sella, a glorious day out on the water with a picnic lunch,safety equipment and transport back included. If walking is your passion...La Rondita is a fully-equipped holiday home suitable for families, groups or independent travellers. We are situated at the edge of a traditional Asturian village, close to local facilities and many outdoor activities. Located in the foothills of the Sierra del Sueve, La Rondita is equally close to the Picos de Europa National Park and the Costa Verde fishing villages and beaches. Because of this location, La Rondita is ideal for either an active holiday or a relaxing break. In local Arriondas there are a number of activity centres offering horse-riding, quad-biking, paint-balling, archery and climbing. But the local speciality is canoeing down the River Sella, a glorious day out on the water with a picnic lunch,safety equipment and transport back included. If walking is your passion, La Rondita offers a number of walks both long and short that can be undertaken directly from the house without needing to drive, plus others that are slightly further afield either in the mountains or on the coast. Fuentes, where La Rondita is located, has a train station on the narrow gauge FEVE railway, linking between Santander and Oviedo. This coastline is also known as the Jurassic Coast and there many beaches offering actual dinosaur footprints, plus a visit to the Jurassic Museum of Asturias (MUJA) is a must for any dinosaur enthusiast. Lunch is an essential part of Spanish life and stopping at one of the many Mesones (Inns) or Sidrerias (cider houses) in the area to try the amazing value Menu del Dia (set meal of the day - 3 courses with choices) is highly recommended. Also, La Rondita is fortunate to be located extremely close to 2 of the 4 Michelin -starred restaurants in Asturias: Casa Marcial (2 stars) and El Corral del Indianu (1 star). Gastronomy is a key feature of this area. THE HOUSE: La Rondita: La Rondita is located at the edge of our village, a tranquil and peaceful location. It has its own natural spring and is surrounded by orchards and beautiful mountain scenery. The River Sella, famous for its canoeing, salmon and trout fishing, runs close by. The house is detached and has 3 bedrooms, sleeping up to 6 people. It has been sympathetically restored and is equipped to ensure your comfort. Its English owners, who live independently opposite, are available for advice and support and have an expert knowledge of the area. La Rondita has central heating and offers free wifi 24 hours. The Property Details: Spacious open plan living room with comfortable seating area, TV, DVD player (guests are advised that DVDs can be borrowed from us) portable stereo, books, games plus local maps and an indispensable information folder full of suggestions and walk details for the area. Fully-fitted large kitchen-diner (oven, hob, microwave, washing machine, kettle, toaster, fridge-freezer, dining table and chairs). Family bathroom (toilet, sink, bath with overhead shower). 1 double bedroom (big enough for a travel cot, if required). 1 twin bedroom (big enough for a 3rd single bed if required). Beds, mattresses and pillows new 2017 Separate WC and sink. Outside of these 3 rooms is a separate bedroom area (double sofa bed, with own bedroom furniture). Bed linen and bath towels are provided; please bring your own beach towels. Outside: At the rear of the property is a private garden with BBQ. Here you will find a terrace with peaceful and beautiful views across the village and valley. You can walk to a local village (10 min.) which has a restaurant and bar and the nearest town (Arriondas) is 5 km drive away offering bars, restaurants, cafes and supermarkets, as well as activity centres, parks and picnic areas, a sports centre and an indoor swimming pool. You can walk to beaches next to the River Sella (5 min.) for swimming and sunbathing; you don´t even have to get in the car to go to the beach. Recommended local places to visit: 1. Ribadesella - pretty nearby coastal town with fishing port and beach, 2. Cangas de Onis - gateway to the Picos de Europa, popular tourist town, weekly Farmers Market, 3. Covadonga - religious shrine dedicated to Our Lady set in a grotto in the Picos de Europa, incredible mountainside Basilica plus also spectacular natural lakes set up in the mountains - great for walking!, 4. Picu Pienzu - our local 'biggie...this mountain is 1268m tall and offers breathtaking views across the Sierra del Sueve in the directions of both the Picos and the coast, 5. The Cares Gorge (the classic Picos walk), 6. Incredible beaches, both wide and open, fantastic for surfing or small and cove-like, good for sheltered swimming and rock-pooling, 7. Oviedo, the capital of Asturias is 45 minutes drive away, small, clean and full of culture, curiosities and shopping! Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: Vivienda Vacacional 242More
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About the Owner
Sara A
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
Interaction with guests
We live in a seperate house opposite. I, Sara, am around most days, in and out but I work mostly from home. We are happy to talk to our guests as much as they want, sensitive to those who prefer to be left alone to just enjoy their peace and solitude yet completely available to those who like daily interraction and just want to ask us questions about the area, things to do etc...
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sara was waiting for us when we finally arrived, showed us around and explained everything. The house is lovely, located in a very quiet village but with easy access to local facilities and attractions, indeed Fuentes has a (small) railway station with direct access to...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank beddausteve2016
Road478894, VR Owner at Traditional Asturian house in tranquil setting, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Steve and Carol, Many thanks for your wonderful review!! So appreciative. We loved hosting you both and would love to see you again sometime. Kind regards to you both, Sara

Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Great location from which to explore Picos de Europa and Asturian coast. So many activities available for kids of all ages and adults too. The village of Fuentes is deceptively remote, being only 15 minutes drive from Arriondas where supermarkets, banks, bars etc are readily...More

Date of stay: November 2017
1  Thank Christina E
Management response:Responded 30 November 2017

Dear Ian and Christina, Thank you so much both of you for your kind words. I know that your time here was spent doing not very much, recuperating, but it was a pleasure seeing you relax and enjoy the opportunity to just relax. I hope...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Our first time booking accommodation direct through TripAdvisor and we would do so again. Comfortable cottage with well-equipped kitchen. Sara the English-speaking owner was very helpful and provided comprehensive information folder, and willing to book taxis etc if required. Cottage was in a hamlet about...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Jill W
Management response:Responded 10 July 2017

Many thanks Jill for your kind words! Regards from us all, Sara

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This is perfect for anyone looking for a peaceful break away from tourists but near enough to civilisation when you want it. The house has all home comforts (everything you could possibly need) and lots of character. There are lovely views from all windows and...More

Date of stay: April 2017
1  Thank Juro17
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

Wow Julie, such thoughtful words that mean so much to us. You have made my week. THANK YOU! Hopefully see you again one day Sara

Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely time in the house!!! The location is perfect, ideal to visit the mountains and not very far from the beach neither. The river is also 5min walk, great for a swim at the end of a day spent visiting the region....More

Date of stay: August 2016
2  Thank GaelleEddy
Management response:Responded 10 September 2016

Dear Gaelle, Ed and the girls, Many thanks for your kind words, we so appreciate them. Any time you're planning a return trip to visit the family, you can count on us for a warm welcome. Warm regards, Sara, Bill and our girls

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
Because of this location, La Rondita is ideal for either an active holiday or a relaxing break. In local Arriondas there are a number of activity centres offering horse-riding, quad-biking, paint-balling, archery and climbing. But the local speciality is canoeing down the River Sella, a glorious day out on the water with a picnic lunch,safety equipment and transport back included. If walking is your passion, La Rondita offers a number of walks both long and short that can be undertaken directly from the house without needing to drive, plus others that are slightly further afield either in the mountains or on the coast. Fuentes, where La Rondita is located, has a train station on the narrow gauge FEVE railway, linking between Santander and Oviedo. Parking is available directly ...
Getting around
There is a train station in the village, it connects Santander and Oviedo using the FEVE, narrow guage railway. Stops at all stations. Good way to get into the centre of Oviedo for day trip, or down to the coast.
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