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Romantic Secluded One Bedroom Hideaway for Couples, Stunning Ocean Views

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El Balcon, Relax and Take Life a Little Slower

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Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Eo-Navia Comarca cottage description

If El Balcon is booked for the time you area interested in please take a look at La Cumbre #224154 and El Pajar #443221. We happily rent La Cumbre to couples for the same price as El Balcon except in July and August. La Cumbre works well for a couple and has fantastic views as well with lots of privacy and room. El Pajar is a lovely one bedroom cottage on the property and more economical, # 443221.
On a small organic farm above the Atlantic coast of Asturias El Balcon is a romantic cottage with fantastic views of the mountains and ocean. In quiet surroundings, a short walk up the hill, it enjoys a private setting amid pastures and forest. Beautifully restored it is a sunny cozy hideaway with a wood burning fireplace in the living room, a sun porch off the downstairs and a beautiful balcony adjoining the bedroom. Enjoy our peaceful setting or in just minutes find yourself choosing a beach or a restaurant. We are between the beautiful fishing ports of Cudillero and Luarca, both offering a variety of places to eat and shop. Asturias is perfect for walking and paths lead off the property to include the Camino de Santiago.

The Cottage: El Balcon has been completely restored and is now an attractive, comfortable holiday home for 2. The cottage is on two floors, furnished with a mix of antique and new pieces. Downstairs is the suntrap porch which leads into an open-plan living/dining room with a glass door wood burning fireplace and a sofa. The well-equipped corner kitchen is tiled and easy to work in with a full size refrigerator and a 4 burner cooker with oven. Upstairs the bedroom invites with its large queen-size bed, bathroom, spacious washbasin and sitting area. The large sunny balcony off the bedroom offers unending entertainment as you watch the weather change over the valley and ocean beyond. Not one but two lighthouses can be seen at night, Cabo Peñas and Cabo Vidio.
A short walk up from the rest of the farm El Balcon is just far enough removed to make it the ideal place for people who want to relax or even need a quiet spot to write and work.

The Farm: Because we are committed to and enjoy our organic lifestyle our linens are washed in natural soaps and sun dried. The house has features which save on energy and firewood is provided for your warmth. We encourage recycling and the chickens are the first step in the composting process. We do not own a tractor or heavy farm machinery therefore the place is doubly safe for children since there is no traffic. Organic dry food items are available for purchase, herbs and flowers free for the picking and we are always happy to share the seasonal abundance of the garden. We encourage you to enjoy and explore the grounds. We enjoy sharing our enthusiasm for Asturias by helping with translations, reservations and tips on where to eat and what to see and do. There is a great deal of information in the house as well as in the 'Resource Center'. Asturias is full of pleasant surprises.

The Area : Walk the hills and coastline of Asturias from the house or in only 10 minutes by car you can be on the beach. There are many to choose from, quiet and secluded to those with all the amenities. Just 20 minutes away are the beautiful bustling fishing ports of Luarca and Cudillero where a wealth of local fish and seafood, as well as typical hearty Asturian dishes await. Go inland and have a look into the past where traditional lifestyles abound and revolve around cattle, both dairy and beef. Market days are not to be missed and arts and crafts shows are common in the summer. The cities of Aviles, Gijon and Oviedo are less than an hour away by car for nightlife, museums, the aquarium, the botanical gardens, cultural events, and shopping. Take the narrow gauge FEVE train instead of the car! We are in western Asturias and Somiedo Natural Park is not to be missed with its thatched mountain cottages and abundant wildlife.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 45 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            We ask that you smoke outside the house or on the balcony. ...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Sorry but we no longer allow pets due to the presence of farm animals and other guests. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            The house accommodates one child either on the sofa bed in the living room or in the infant cot available. ...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

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          • 1 Double Bedroom. The bedroom upstairs occupies the entire floor along with the bathroom. The washbasin is in the room itself by the window with an ocean view. An armchair and lamp are in one corner offering a reading nook. The balcony is just off the bedroom and an exterior door leads out to the garden on the southern side of the cottage. There is an armoire and a built-in closet for storage space. Baby cot with bedding available. Extra blankets and pillows....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • 1 Bathroom. The bathroom found upstair in the bedroom is small with a toilet and shower while the washbasin has been placed in the bedroom offering spacious counter space, lighting and mirror next to the window where you can watch the ships go by. A generous number of towels are provided along with beach towels....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • A short walk up from the rest of the farm El Balcon is just far enough removed to make it the ideal place for people who want to relax or even need a quiet spot to write and work. You will feel you have truly escaped the maddening crowds. It is also a perfect setting for those with a small child or baby. No need to apologize to anyone when the baby cries. We have a high chair, baby cot and bedding available. Washing Machine: The Balcon shares two washing machines with two other cottages in the laundry facilites provided off the parking lot. Internet: WiFi Internet access. It is limited to emails and browsing the web. Due to download limitations it is not adequate for downloading films, videos & music. Face Talk, Hangouts, Skype work fine with voice only, video chats use up too many megas. Water: Our drinking water comes from a very deep, tested well and is excellent....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                English, German and Spanish books may be found in the house or in our Resource Center. We welcome you to add to the collection and in turn take a book with you. ...moreless

              • Games:

                Chess, checkers, parchisi and cards are available. Paddles and balls are available for the beach along with a boogie board and castle building material. ...moreless

              • Music Library:

                A variety of music CDs are in the Resource Center. ...moreless

              • Toys:

                There are a variety of beach related toys and games in the resource center. ...moreless

              • Video Library:

                A varied assortment of DVDs are available ...moreless

              • Television:

                Digital TV now allows watching programs in their original language. ...moreless

              • Stereo:

                CD player with USB port...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • Books For Adults

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Away From It All
              • Farm Holidays

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Forests
              • Museums
              • Nude Beach
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Festivals
              • Library

              Leisure Activities

              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding

              local services and businesses

              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

              • Mountain:

                El Balcon is on the coastal mountain overlooking the Atlantic ocean at about 300 m above sea level and 2 kms from the sea as the bird flies. (6 kms or 10 minutes by car) ...moreless

              • Near The Ocean:

                El Balcon sits above the ocean about a mile from the nearest shore in Novellana, as the bird flies. By car the coast is 6 kms away (4 kms if walking) or just 10 minutes by car....moreless

              • Rural:

                This is a uniquely rural location tucked away in its own little valley away from traffic and noise. ...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Views, Views and More Views!...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Spectacular ocean views from the house with the lighthouse at Cape Peñas visible at night. ...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Golf
              • Snorkeling
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Surfing
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    The dining area is next to the kitchen and a lovely table with a wrap around bench and chairs is on the front porch for dining outside. ...moreless

                  • Seating for 3 people

                  General

                  • Heating:

                    An electric radiator is in the bedroom should you need extra heat. ...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    All linens provided. Sun-dried and ironed....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Shared washing machines are found adjacent to the parking area. Ecological detergent is provided. El Balcon has its own outdoor clothesline and a fold-out clothesline on the balcony....moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    The living room has a fireplace which provides enough heat for the entire cottage. Firewood is available to keep you warm at no additional charge....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    WiFi limited to emails and browsing the web, Mobile phone reception is good. ...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    A generous amount of towels are provided in the cottage as well as beach towels. ...moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Parking:

                    The parking lot is on the property but a short walk from the house. We are available to help you take your things up the hill on your arrival and will again help you on the day of your departure. ...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Medium size refrigerator with a separate freezer above. ...moreless

                  • Stove:

                    4 Gas Burners and Gas Oven...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Plenty of utensils and then some. ...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Provided for up to 6 people...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Both a French Press and a Spanish/Italian espresso coffee maker are available. ...moreless

                  • Oven:

                    Gas oven...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Initial stocked items are provided, paper towels, paper napkins, salt and pepper, some varied spices, toilet paper along with our welcome items of a loaf of bread, bottle of wine, milk, eggs, etc. ...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    The open kitchen is downstairs and well-equipped with all you need. ...moreless

                  • Freezer
                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Toaster
                  • Blender

                  Outside

                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Patio
                  • Barbecue
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    A lovely sun porch off the living room provides a sunny spot for meals al fresco. ...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    El Balcon has its own garden area which surrounds the house and is sunny all day long. ...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    The Balcony with its great views is a perfect place to enjoy a meal or a cup of herbal tea. ...moreless

                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  July & August
                  Jul 1 - Aug 29, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  €665

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  September
                  Aug 30 - Sep 30, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  €560

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  October
                  Oct 1 - May 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €525

                  Changeover Day: Saturday


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Looking for more room? La Cumbre #224154 is the same price for couples except in July and August. El Pajar & Los Balagos #443221 are two more small cottages for couples here.

                  NB: The property is up an unpaved drive which can seem challenging the first time for those unaccustomed to mountain driving. We guarantee it well worth the effort. El Balcon is a short 50 mt. walk from the parking lot.

                  A 20% deposit is required to confirm your reservation. In case of cancellation the 20% deposit is non-refundable unless the property is rerented for the same period of time to someone else. If re-rented we will be happy to reimburse you.

                  Full Payment is due on Arrival.

                  Our rates are in Euros and are subject to currency fluctuations. Dollars accepted. No Credit Cards

                  Check in 4pm, Check Out 11am.


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                  Last updated: 07/29/2014
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                  Location

                  30 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Asturias Airport (OVD)
                  70 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Gijon- 1 hour Santander-2.5 hours, & Bilbao-4hour
                  6 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  Novellana (FEVE), RENFE in Oviedo & Gijon
                  6 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  A8/E70 Novellana Exit 441
                  9 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Silencio and San Pedro
                  6 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Novellana Exit 441 off the A-8
                  20 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Luarca 9 Hole
                  6 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Novellana

                  Car: Necessary

                  Western Asturias is now opening up due in part to the new Cantabrican Motorway along the beautiful green Northern Coast. The locals are friendly and the food hearty and abundant. The protected coastline is unspoiled. The beaches along this rugged beautiful coast range from well-kept sandy beaches with lifeguards, snack bars and parking to deserted pebble and sandy beaches that are always well worth the effort it takes to get to them. Asturias is known for its surf and there are a number of surf schools and rental outfits that offer everything you might need to surf. The ocean temperatures range from 57F or 14C in the winter to 73F or 23C in the summer. Bracing but fun. Most of our guests spend a lot of time on the beach in the summer since the temperatures are always moderate, rarely hot. The mountains join the sea in Asturias and there are many natural parks and walking trails. Somiedo Natural Park is much closer than Picos de Europa, less visited and just as beautiful boasting Leonid Vultures and Brown Bears. Thatched mountain cottages add a magical effect to the landscape. Muniellos is a Biosphere Reserve with ancient oaks which requires advance reservations. Caves with prehistoric art are open to visit April - Sept. We are happy to assist with reservations for Muniellos and the caves .

                  Our google map location is 43.541269,-6.283085

                  Golf: Luarca

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  This cottage is just as sweet as it is in the photos. What you don't see are the expansive views nor can you appreciate the peace and quiet. I love getting up in the morning to see pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago or deer grazing in the meadow. Lately I have seen two foxes playing on the ridge and a wild boar foraging through the grass in the same meadow. It is always a treat. Pepe loves the ocean view and I love the mountains so this is the perfect place to keep us both happy and busy.


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                  Speaks: spanish, english

                   

                  Photos

                  • El Balcon, Relax and Take Life a Little Slower

                    El Balcon, Relax and Take Life a Little Slower

                  • Romantic Bedroom with 150cm. Queen Bed

                    Romantic Bedroom with 150cm. Queen Bed

                  • Cozy Living Room with Fireplace.

                    Cozy Living Room with Fireplace.

                  • Open Kitchen and Living Room with Fireplace

                    Open Kitchen and Living Room with Fireplace

                  • The View from El Balcon of the San Martin Valley and Cabo Peñas

                    The View from El Balcon of the San Martin Valley and Cabo Peñas

                  • The Balcon is just a short walk up the path by itself.

                    The Balcon is just a short walk up the path by itself.

                  • Another Character in the Cast of Farm Animals

                    Another Character in the Cast of Farm Animals

                  • New Life Begins Continuously on the Farm

                    New Life Begins Continuously on the Farm

                  • Many and Varied Beaches, Sandy and Pebble, Remote and Popular

                    Many and Varied Beaches, Sandy and Pebble, Remote and Popular

                  • Luarca Asturias, Beautiful Fishing Port And Town

                    Luarca Asturias, Beautiful Fishing Port And Town

                  • Cabo Vidio An Obligatory Stop at Sunset

                    Cabo Vidio An Obligatory Stop at Sunset

                  • Somiedo Natural Park Offers Fantastic Walking and Wildlife

                    Somiedo Natural Park Offers Fantastic Walking and Wildlife

                  • El Balcon with Spectacular Ocean Views

                    El Balcon with Spectacular Ocean Views

                  • Bedroom Washbasin and Sitting Area

                    Bedroom Washbasin and Sitting Area

                  • The Fireplace Warms the Whole Cottage on Chilly Evenings

                    The Fireplace Warms the Whole Cottage on Chilly Evenings

                  • Spacious Balcony From Which To Enjoy The Everchanging View

                    Spacious Balcony From Which To Enjoy The Everchanging View

                  • Sunny South facing Garden for enjoying the afternoon sun.

                    Sunny South facing Garden for enjoying the afternoon sun.

                  • El Balcon Sits Alone On The Right Above The Organic Garden

                    El Balcon Sits Alone On The Right Above The Organic Garden

                  • The Duck Brigade

                    The Duck Brigade

                  • Incredible Tidal Pools on Secluded Beaches at Low Tide, See the octopus?

                    Incredible Tidal Pools on Secluded Beaches at Low Tide, See the octopus?

                  • Cudillero, Asturias Picturesque Fishing Port

                    Cudillero, Asturias Picturesque Fishing Port

                  • View of the Coastline and Cadavedo Beach

                    View of the Coastline and Cadavedo Beach

                  • Asturias Where Mountains Meet the Sea

                    Asturias Where Mountains Meet the Sea

                  • Celtic Ruins to Explore in Coaña

                    Celtic Ruins to Explore in Coaña

                  €525 - €665 per week (EUR)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

                  View calendar: Updated 07/29/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Your host and owner is Pepe Palacio

                  Speaks: spanish, english
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