For those looking for a rural break in green Spain, “Tareira” in Vega de Zarza, just outside the village of Taramundi on the Asturias-Galicia border, is an excellent choice. Whether as a place to relax, cycle, take country walks and enjoy the local gastronomy, or as a base for longer excursions, the location is ideal.
More than just a business, TAReira is a family project which breaths new life into an area where the traditional industry of small forges specialising in knife-making has been modernized leaving behind historic buildings perfect for converting into high quality holiday homes. This mini-complex comprises one detached building which sleeps four adults, and another building divided into two apartments, which sleep four and two respectively. TAReira has been awarded the highest category in the local holiday home rating system and the accommodation is tastefully decorated, equipped to a high standard and family friendly. Outdoors you can relax in the garden, barbeque and there is a shared play area for children if needed. The surroundings are beautiful; rich green forest, sparkling streams and rivers and natural beaches can be found within 40 minutes by car. The towns of Santiago and Lugo are close enough for those who enjoy driving to visit in a day (around 1hr 30 mins), or to move on to after a stay in TAReira.
Gastronomy, of course, is another good reason to visit the north of Spain, where the use of local produce and traditional recipes has never been challenged. Visitors can enjoy an authentic culinary experience in an environment where eating is taken seriously, and, not being far from the coast, you can try the best from both land and sea.
Many visitors come with the idea of exploring the area, but, finding themselves seduced by the tranquillity, content themselves with the simple pleasures found nearby.