'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 together with an excellent quality accommodation and enviable setting.
Relax in the private 2 acre orchard, on the banks of your own crystal clear brook or use the house as a perfect location for a host of holiday must dos! Hill walking and hiking, sandy beaches, bird watching, surfing, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, or sightseeing, shopping in places such as Gijon, Oviedo, Picos De Europa, Covadonga are just a few to choose from.
The area is home to stunning countryside, flora and wildlife, amazing cities oozing with bustle and culture ( check out Oviedo and Gijon), the wonderful mix of coast & mountains, historical architecture, an irresistible choice of restaurants, cider bars, cafes and chic shops all wrapped up with the natural beauty of the region and its the wonderful sights and host of leisure and outdoor activities.
THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE IS FULLY REGISTERED WITH THE ASTURIAN TOURIST BOARD and is an accredited Casa Rural. The Old School 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 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 Spanish FREEVIEW TV including Some UK TV channels. Sky Sports and Movies are NOT included or available but we have a library of DVDs for your enjoyment
The house has a washing machine and tumble dryer in a seperate annexe, these are included in the rental.
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, a daily menu, coffee or drinks. This village is very famous for its architecture, and was recently featured on the BBC programme 'Escape to the Continent'.
5km beyond you will find the outstanding restaurant La Vega (Lo De Pelayo), situated on the left before you reach Infiesto. 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. Superb children's area. A super 3 course evening meal with drinks and coffee will cost you around €25e
The bustling local town of Infiesto offers everything from delicious home made pastries, to supermarkets and kayak hire. The weekly farmers market takes place on Mondays. Infiesto has everything you need and more. Tourist information centre, banks, PO, chemist, medi-centre, vets, police station, fuel, train stations. Wifi in almost every cafe. Transport wise you are well positioned from Infiesto with great main-road links (and train/metro stations) to travel around the area on the most direct and easy routes.