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Traditional Asturian village house in tranquil location

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Detached house with garden and terrace for 4-6 people

La Rondita is a fully-equipped holiday home suitable for families, groups or independent travellers, 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's fishing villages and beaches.

Because of this location, La Rondita is ideal for either an active holiday or a relaxing break. To view the house details, please see below.

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 both 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 3 of the 4 Michelin -starred restaurants in Asturias: Casa Marcial (2 stars), El Corral del Indianu (1 star) and Arbidal (1 star). Gastronomy is a key feature of this area.

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!

Interesting fiestas to witness:

1. El Bollu (pronounced bo-yu) - in July celebrates the local chorizo bun!! Local music (bagpipes), traditional costumes, parades, and lots of cider.

2. El Descenso del Sella - the annual canoe race down the River Sella between Arriondas and Ribadesella on the coast, which occurs at the beginning of August. A truly international event, with competitors from many different countries. Worth seeing, both for the party and parades before and the incredible fiesta spirit that absorbs the town for these 24 hours.

3. Amagüestu - the annual fiesta to celebrate the chestnut harvest at the beginning of November. Live music, a traditional food and craft market selling local honey, chestnuts and chestnut products, jewellery, baked goods, freshly-pressed apple juice from the new harvest and many hand-crafted local items.

4. La Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos - every 5th January, Arriondas hosts a parade through the town at night, welcoming the Three Kings who will deliver presents to lucky children the following morning (Epiphany!)


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 WI-FI 24 hours.

The Property Details: Spacious open plan living room with comfortable seating area, TV, DVD player (guests are advised that there is DVD library in the house) 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, dishwasher, 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 are all new (replaced in 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.

More Details
Registration Number : VV 242

Mrs Sara Aubrey
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Mrs Sara Aubrey

We came to live in Asturias in 2005 when our two girls were very young. We chose Asturias for its unique, authentic culture, being the part of Northern Spain where the Spanish holiday to escape from the heat of the rest of Spain. Parts of this region are like time and nature have stood still, so rich and real is its landscape and way of life. The open land, fields full of cows grazing, miles of orchards, four clear seasons with a milder climate than the UK.

We live and work in the house opposite La Rondita so we are always around to help with questions and give advice. We have a small collection of animals (sheep and chickens), we grow some of our food and hope to grown even more over the coming years in this fertile and unspoilt land.

Our lives have changed dramatically since coming here, for the better as we have new jobs, our Spanish has improved dramatically (and our children of course speak it better than ourselves), we have friends and have learnt that life doesn't always have to be frantic, a slower pace still gets the job done, especially if you take time to eat and drink well along the way as the locals definitely do.

Mrs Sara Aubrey purchased this house in 2005

Why Mrs Sara Aubrey chose Parres

We came here on holiday in 2004 for the first time, as a family. We were here for two weeks in Spring and it rained a lot. But we were enchanted and captivated by its lush, natural beauty. We had already decided to move from the UK and realised we had found what we were looking for here.After hunting for what seemed like an age and viewing so many other properties (some real wrecks, full of natural 'character'), we finally managed to find two houses for sale, separate yet close by, one for us and one as a rental. Plenty of land for growing fruit and veg, animals and adventures! Close by to a local town, where our children could go to school, located in a traditional village alongside the River Sella. Very curious neighbours who were overjoyed to see that we had brought children to live in the village! Several years on and the entailing peace, beauty and tranquillity still convince that we chose well!!

What makes this house unique

When we first visited Fuentes (the village where we live), we knew it was perfect because is is located near both the coast and the Picos de Europa National Park - La Rondita is equidistant!

It is a five minute walk from the River Sella, where we have our own river beach, perfect for an end of day swim or even a trip to the beach without the car!

La Rondita is very private, set down a lane, completely detached and with its own private garden, overlooking our orchard.

The house is very comfortable; we have tried to give it a 'home away from home' feel and it has a garden terrace with fantastic mountain views, a fully equipped kitchen, 24 hour WiFi, a flat-screen TV with many films and TV programmes available in English.

From the house various mountain and forest walks are possible, you can walk to a bar and two restaurants plus we have a train station in the village for trips to the coast or cities without the car.

The location is not too isolated, quiet and peaceful yet only 5 km (8 minutes by car), from the nearest town with supermarkets, doctors and hospital, many great restaurants and bars, even a couple of Michelin starred eateries. Airports and ports and also close by.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Very nice home in a calm environment between nice mountains and the sea. Very nice beaches at less than 30 mn from the house."

Dominique g. (France)

5 out of 5 review from Homelidays, part of the HomeAway group
May 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Parres in Oriente de Asturias

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Third double bedroom is open plan between bedrooms one and two, with double sofa bed, window and furniture.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Traditional Asturian village house in tranquil location
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 45 reviews

Peaceful, comfortable, great for families

  • 5 of 5

La Rondita is in an ideal location for the Picos de Europa, and the beaches of North Eastern Spain. The house is very well equipped with comfortable beds and was easily large enough for our family of 2 adults and 3 teenage girls. Bill and Sara are excellent hosts, providing local knowledge and advice for the huge range of activities that are possible to do. We particularly enjoyed the variety of walks, both from the house and within a relatively short drive. The Cares Gorge is an excellent day out, we took the bus to Cain and walked down to Poncebos where we were able to get another bus back. The beaches nearby are excellent being quiet, mainly sandy and popular with the locals. We stayed for two weeks had an excellent time and there were still a number of activities that we could have done if we had wanted to. We highly recommend this beautiful house.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andy, Carole, girls, Many, many thanks for this fabulous review of La Rondita. It was such a pleasure to host you all, watching you all get up and out every day, ready for another adventure. All returning with big smiles on your faces. Thank you all also for taking such good care of the house and leaving it so clean. It was a sincere pleasure! Kind regards from us all, Sara
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Short & Sweet

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely 5 days at Fuentes and could so easily have spent more time here as there is so much to do. The house is in a small hamlet tucked away in beautiful scenery and is a perfect base for exploring the nearby coast and mountains. However, there are also a number of great walks on your doorstep if you do not want to go too far afield and we took advantage of this walking to one of the local villages on one day and tackling Pico Moro on another. The house is cosy with everything you would need and it has a lovely garden to sit out and relax or to take advantage of the BBQ. Sara looked after us from the moment we arrived greeting us with a very tasty Lemon drizzle cake and making sure we were settled in. She was always available if we needed her (but also very discreet), very helpful, booking restaurants and advising us on what to do in and around the area.

Although in a small hamlet there are still two restaurants close by that you can easily walk to. The closest; El Llosu (with bar) is just across the river meaning you have to go via the 'Wobbly Bridge' and we went on our first night. We had a great meal, we were a little bit concerned as there was no menu but the chef looked after us and treated us to a number of Asturias specialities that we all thoroughly enjoyed. One of the big advantages of the location is the small train station at Fuentes, this means if you want to leave your car parked up you can still get about. We used it to go to Arriondas on one of the evenings (taxi back, very reasonable) and we also used it to have a good day out at Oviedo. You could also use it to get your beach fix if you wanted to go to Ribadesella or Llanes.

The Picos de Europa did not disappoint and we had a day trip up to the lakes at Corvadonga. Plenty of walks to choose from depending on how little or far you want to go and the scenery is superb. I should also mention that we spent the last two days of our holiday at Ribadesella and this was the perfect way to finish off. Beautiful coastal scenery in a charming town with plenty of bars and restaurants.

I have no hesitation recommending this property, we had a fantastic 5 days and would love to have spent longer. For us it ticked the boxes, tucked away in a quiet, attractive hamlet and set in a lovely scenic area but with still so much to do, with or without the car. Thank you to Sara for looking after us and for providing such a cosy home.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a very comprehensive and complete review that I believe sums up exactly what we are offering here at La Rondita, a cosy and comfortable house set in a very peaceful location surrounded by green hills and close to the Cantabrian coast and the Picos de Europa for days up high or down on the beach, depending on your mood. And with, as you mention, the village train station with trains to the cities and the coast plus local restaurants being so close by, this all makes for a very easy holiday, full of variety. Very kind words indeed.
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Beautiful place near the Picos de Europa

  • 4 of 5

La Rondita was exactly what we were looking for in our first stop of a month long trip to Spain. The narrow roads surprised and delighted us. The house is large and clean and in a spectacular setting. We immediately felt we were getting a taste of what it would be like to live in the area which is what we were looking for. Bill and Sara are lovely hosts and made us feel welcome and immediately comfortable. They had great suggestions for us and we found their library of books about the area indispensible. We had easy access to the mountains and to the beaches and we loved every minute of our trip to this beautiful place!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Rondita - Oct'16

  • 4 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay at Sara and Bill's cottage. They were very welcoming, and the cottage ideal for the two of us and the "little one". Autumn was arriving so it was chilly, but they turned on the heating for a small extra charge and we were comfortable. Good location, and nearby Arriondas has a couple of good spots to eat, and it's only 20 mins from Cangas which has lots of choices and tourist shops etc. Great area of course, close to the splendour of the Picas de Europa. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A superb location and fantastic owners.

  • 5 of 5

The house is situated in a small hamlet within easy walk of the river. Next to a spring, the calming sound of the water adds to the peaceful atmosphere of the house. There are wonderful views from all the windows which constantly remind you you are on holiday.

This was our third visit to this house and this is largely because of the very friendly and helpful owners who moved there from the UK over a decade ago.

The facilities in the house are just what you need, the dishwasher is a welcomed addition since our first stay.

There is loads to do in the area from canoeing, beaches, walking, surfing, birdwatching to just reading a book.

We will be going back.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear All, How wonderful to see you all's been too long. Thank you for your very kind words and I have to say it was a wonderful time for us as well, having you all re-visit and seeing how everyone (children) has changed. If you are really hoping to return some day, then you know where and how to find us. Can't wait... Kind regards, Sara and Bill.
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Idyllic setting, wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Asturias was a real highlight of our time in Spain, and La Rondita was a wonderful base for us. The house was clean and spacious, with a lovely private outdoor garden area. Sara is a wonderful hostess, and not only left us a welcome basket, but also a book full of suggestions for things to see and do in the area. We strongly recommend that you follow her suggestions for local restaurants -- crossing the footbridge and walking through the beautiful Asturian countryside to a huge and delicious lunch in the valley was a particular highlight of our trip. The local walks are stunning but be sure to take a walking stick (lots of working farms in the area, so you may well encounter goats or cattle). And while it would be tempting to just settle in and enjoy the local settings, La Rondita is also within easy distance of other incredible attractions, such as the Picos de Europa. All in all, this was an idyllic week in a beautiful rural area, and we're already planning our next trip to Northern Spain.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
El Llosu, Triongo
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Fuentes (FEVE)
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
El Llosu, Triongo
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
San Isidro
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The nearest river beach is a couple of minutes walk away and the nearest coastal beach is only a 20-minute drive away.

Locally there are many activities on offer:

Walking and hiking (coastal, mountain and river routes; information re: routes supplied by owners and available in the house also), canoeing (in local Arriondas there are a number of activity centres offering the local speciality, canoeing down the River Sella, a glorious day out on the water with a picnic lunch,safety equipment and transport back included.), quad-biking, paint-balling, caving, surfing, mountain-biking, fishing (salmon and trout are locally available), horse-riding, bird-watching (kites, eagles, vultures and many other birds can be spotted locally). Amazing local fauna (pine martins, wild boars, genets, foxes, badgers)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Parres, Spain

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
July 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Aug 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sep 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Oct 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £176.93

Check-in 16.30.
Check-out 10.30
Changeover day (in busy periods) is Saturday.

€200 breakages deposit is required.

Central heating is charged for separately, should it be required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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