The sea house
Plaza de Cimadevilla, Llanes (Asturias) Coord: 43.420698, -4.752513
The medieval town and seaport of Llanes is the capital of the borough of the same name, lying to the east of Asturias. Its origins can be traced back to documents dating from the XIII century and its defences have resisted attacks from both English pirates and tempestuous seas. Traditionally a whale fishing town, Llanes is a popular holiday spot, thanks to its charming and quaint streets, the natural beauty of its 30 kilometre-long, rugged coastline, and the spectacular countryside – la Sierra del Cuera (see “los Concejos”). A lively holiday spot, four popular festivals take place here between the months of July to September, enjoyed by locals and holiday makers alike: La Magdalena, Santa Ana, San Roque and la Virgen de Guía.
45 m2 loft, with separate, fully equipped kitchen (induction cooker with grill, washer-drier, dishwasher and all necessary utensils). All materials are of top quality: local chestnut wood hardwood floors, eco-friendly paint and natural insulation. Living-dining room; master bedroom with king size double bed, with amazing views of the old inland port and Sierra del Cuera. Bathroom with shower and window. Internet access.
The house is located in a small, medieval square, between one of the old gates to the historic quarter and the port – today the port is a marina. Overlooking the ancient palace of Gastañaga on one side and the marina and mountains on the other. 100 km. from Oviedo and Santander and 50 minutes from Gijón (on the way there are other lovely seaside towns such as Ribadesella, Villaviciosa and Tazones), it offers holidaymakers a myriad of activities: more than 30 beaches along its coastline, mountaineering, rafting, folklore, ancient cave art, great local cuisine, a restaurant with a Michelin star (El Retiro de Pancar, less than five minutes away) and a further three, less than half an hour away (Anua in San Vicente de la Barquera, Casa Marcial in La Salgar, Arriondas and Jaime Uz in Ribadesella), etc… The strong links with Mexico are due to previous waves of emmigration, giving the town an unmistakeable “Indiano” air.