About this listing
Sustainable, eco-friendly, fully off-grid cottage, right on the top of an impressive cliff, 2 double rooms, kitchen, fully equipped, with fireplace, bbw, garden, close to the city, to small fisherman villages. A great place to enjoy the outstanding nature of northern Spain
Amazing views over the ocean, small fishermen villages, green fields, and an ocasional deer pasing by in front of your window.. 2 separate bedrooms with double beds on the opposite sides of the house that can comfortably fit four people. The bed linen, towels, kitchen towel, dish detergent and shower gel are provided.
The kitchen has all the basic tools, small fridge and a gas stove with 2 burners to prepare simple meals as well as Italian coffee maker, coffee, tea, salt, sugar, some olive oil, vinegar and some spices to ensure a confortable stay.
The house is perfect to disconnect and spend some time relaxed, there is no TV in a house as the signal is very unreliable, but you have music player, books, some board games and a telescope for your entertainment. As it is powered with solar energy, there is no microwave, oven, washing machine, dishwasher in a house. Living room is equiped with a gas heater and a fireplace ( a bucket of wood and a pack of fire tablets are provided upon arrival). Outside you've got BBQ, bench for lunches outside and a couple chaise-lounges for a relaxed afternoon nap.
The guests have full access to the house and the surrounding area without any restrictions.
Interaction with guests
As much or as little as they want!
If you really want to enjoy your experience in cliff house and bring back some nice memories below you can find some tips. But most of all we would recommend....
….Have a luch/dinner at ¨El Catalín¨restaurant, have a drink in ¨Soda 917¨, take a guide bike/hiking trip with Javier and make your own jewelry from Azabache at our neighborn´s Begoña house.
Even though there are small shops in Tazones (very overpriced) and Argüero, the best way to do shopping is in Villaviciosa as there you can find all the services and the supermarkets don´t close for siesta.
Supermarkets Alimerka and Mercadona (open Monday to Saturday from 9 to 21.15)
Mercado de Abastos (next to city hall). Fruits, vegetables, meat and fish from local producers (most busy on Wednesdays). There is also a natural organic milk machine (recommended to take a bottle with you or you can buy one from a machine for 50c).
Panadería La Portalina
Place for sweet lovers
Cow farm store that make their own cheeses, rice with milk, yoghurts....
Rural House El Gobernador
Apart from renting appartments, they are also growing their own produce where you can buy seasonal fruits, vegetables and eggs.
Cockteleria Soda 917
An unexpected place to grab a drink after dinner, especially in winter in front of a fire place with Ella Fitzgerald playing in a background. Located on the crossroad of VV5 and AS256, very close to Apartamentos El Gobernador.
In the area as well as Asturias regions there is infinite amount of restaurants and places to eat. That makes it very hard to recommend something having in mind difference in taste and expectations. However, below we recommend few places where we go to eat ourselves.
Restaurante El Catalín.
One of the most popular places in the area. Cachopos, sea food, day menu of very good quality and price ratio. As it´s quite busy, we´de recommend to give a call before to make sure they are open and to make a reservation. During lunch time and on Sundays it´s basically impossible to get a table without reservation.
It´s close to Tazones fisherman village on VV5 road in Talaya village. You will see the indications.
Restaurante La Playa in Tazones
That´s the only one that we would recommend in Tazones which is very touristic area and most of the restaurants rely on that more than on quality of the food.
Restaurante El Verano
Located close to Argüero, it´s the most reputed one. The fish dishes are perfect, however, we find it to be a bit expensive, but if you don´t mind paying anextra for quality, then it´s a place to go.
Bar El Quincho
Closest one to the house, you can´t miss it either entering or leaving Oles. Very basic and homemade food, but as the kichen is always open so it´s handy if you want to grab something to eat or a drink. They also have their homemade natural cider.
Restaurante La Llosa
restaurant close to house. Quite an opposite from el Quicho. If you want to try Asturian cuisine with more sophisticated touch, then that´s a place to go with very nice owners as well.
Restaurante Los Llaureles (Torazo)
This is for more gourmet dinner and not a traditional kitchen. Degustation menu, open only on the weekends and only with reservation. Works well with close by Spa de Torazo for a cold and rainy day.
Sidreria La Ballera.
A cider place that goes back to the old days. Very lively and traditional. Razorshells, clamps, mussels and steak on hot stones are probably the best in area.
There are few of them in the area, so we just start from closest to most far one.
Playa Merón (15 minutes) Stone and sand (only stone with high sea). The most quite and unknown in the area. The little beach where only locals go.
Playa España (20 minutes) Sand. Very good for swimming and surfing. There is also a beach bar (summer season only) with restaurant and live music on the weekends.
Playa Rodiles. (40 minutes) The biggest and most well known, which is good for swimming and especially known for surfing. Even though its very close to the house on a shoreline, the road towards it makes a very big detour. Warning: In high season its very popular beach with loads of traffic jams that might be as long as 20km and the bottleneck can even reach the highway.
SIGHSEEING AND TREKKING
both the windmill road and Azabache mining road in Tazones are very nice to visit, but the road marking is not the best. What we would recommend doing is having a guided walking or bike tour for which you can use STASS company in Oles. For our clients they have suggested the following trips - Azabache mines, cliffs and wind mills Mina de azabache, acantilados, molinos (2 hours - Siera cliff and bay (2 hours)
Both trips can be done either by walking or bikes and it costs 35euros for 2 people. Contact numb Javier
If you´re willing to know more about Azabache, what can be done with it, how it is extracted and even make your own peace of jewelry, call Begoña at +. She lives next to a house.
the fisherman village located 4km from the house with loads of restaurants and an finishes with sand beach (which dissapears with high sea). You can also buy fresh sea food in the port, in a place is is called CETAREA (storage place for live sea food) or directly from the boats (during weekdays when the boats get back to port, usually around 10-11am. Cash only).
Similar fisherman village to Tazones with coble stone streets. Its definitely worth to go up till El Mirador (lookout).
Iglesia de San Salvador y Monasterio de Valdedios (c.IX and c.XII)
Authentic jewels of preromanic Asturias (from the sister order)
Faro de Luces
Lighthouse located on a cliff close to Lastres with excellent views over the coast. (though you have it already from the house :) )
Ruta del Azabache
Hinking that you can start from the house and it actually starts from the church in Oles. If you are interested in azabache ( jet stone which is half precious stone found in the area, you can ask around for Begoña that makes jewelry from it (she actually lives next door).
Ruta de hayedo de la biescona
Beech wood in mountain area from which you can get probably best views of the Asturian coast (mirador del Fito)
If you want to visit or hike some areas a bit more far from the house, we´d recommend Parque Nacional de los Picos de Europa, Somiedo or Parque Natural de Redes.
Ruta del Cares (P.N Picos de Europa Probably one of the most spectacular of Asturias with massive coombs (22 kms to go and come back). If you want to make only one way, you´ll need a taxi.
If you´re searching for some adventure activities (canyoning, rafting, bungy jumping, ATV and more), the best place for it is in Arriondas. There are many companies organizing these type of activities and they are all quite similar so we can´t recommend anyone in particular.
OTHER ACTIVITIES (also possible to do with kids)
In Oles, just next to Bar el Quincho there is a bike rental that also does guided bike tours. (Stass)
Dinosaur foot prints that starts from playa de la Griega (Colunga) and Jurasic museum (MUJA) is a good family activity.
Next to the Faro de Luces you can do some horseback riding along the coast.
If you are interested in artisanal azabache jewelry, dont forget to visit Begoña, our neighbour from the house with black gates. She can offer you some handmade jewerly which might be nice to bring back as presents and tell you more about Azabache history.
A car is a must in the area, no possible to depend on public transport
Pets are as welcome as the owners
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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We are Spanish and Lithuanian couple that met in Montreal and we both have travelled a lot around the world and lives in different countries and have decided to settle down in the natural paradise of sea and mountains of Asturias, that's where Hector is from.
Having travelled so much we came to appreciate the incredible beauty and solitude that nature has to offer and that's the purpose of our houses. Each is unique and offers incredible views. We have two houses on a cliff in Oles village with direct sea views from the bedroom, one house in Cueva beach and two isolated houses in Peñamayor in Nava region where you see nothing but mountains and forest and hear cow bells. 4 out of 5 houses are powered by solar panels and they all get water from natural spring sources. They are not made for those who want full on city comfort, but rather for those searching solitude and wanting to escape from every day noise and technology and immerse in the beauty of nature. You will find everything that you need for comfortable stay and all of the houses have fireplaces to enjoy the warmth and coziness in the evenings.
We believe in the simplicity of life and the beauty of nature and that's what we aim to offer.