A refuge in an Asturian valley

A refuge in an Asturian valley

The Northern Apartments were, until recently, a hotel. Its owners, the locals Manuel García-Cuadrado and Beatriz de los Casares, one day they decided to change their profession of publicists - full of travel and stress - for a serene life, in the middle of nature, in which their family did not suffer a single absence. The place chosen to be reborn again was the town of Andrín, in Asturias. Here they built a hotel in which guests did not perceive that detachment that both, due to their professional activity, had suffered. A few months ago they took another step, and to achieve a feeling of full privacy, they transformed the hotel into comfortable apartments.

Depending on the number of people who want to stay, you can choose between any of the eight studies, with capacity for two people and a baby; the 6 duplex for four people with 1 bathroom; or the 2 apartments, also for four tenants, with two bathrooms and two terraces. All have a kitchen with hob, fridge, toaster, coffee maker and microwave. Too There is a common area with washers and dryers, the use of which is free. In line with that philosophy of enjoying the stay, the apartments include a daily cleaning service in the price. And upon arrival, travelers receive a basket with breakfast on the first day as a welcome gift, so as not to have to go out in search of a bar and finally enjoy a relaxing holiday.
The North Apartments are 400 m from the Llanes municipal golf course, 800 m from Andrín beach and 1 km from the Purón river. At the reception they organize excursions in quads, horseback riding, river canoeing, canyoning, diving, cycling. It is worth visiting the Prehistoric caves of El Pindal and Tito Bustillo and approach the town of Llanes, 4 km.

Tel.: 985 417 156.

Web: www.hoteldelnorteandrin.com

Practical data: There are three types: studies for two people and one baby; duplex apartments for 4 people, with two bedrooms and a bathroom; and apartments for 4, with 1 bedroom and a living room with two sofa beds, two bathrooms and two terraces. All have dining room and equipped kitchen.

Advertising - Read on below The apartments share a fenced garden of 2,700 m², with flowers and fruit trees.

The buildings combine features of Victorian architecture - such as flat roof tiles, brought from Bordeaux, or the crests that top the roof - and the traditional eaves in the constructions of northern Spain.

The pleasant terrace is also part of the apartments on the ground floor.

The exterior carpentry is made of iroco wood, which subtracted moisture well. It is protected with paint for boats, as was the tradition in the houses of the northern ports.

The decoration is based on light color schemes, which compensate for the lack of luminosity that, sometimes, characterizes the Asturian climate.

The walls alternate a wooden plinth painted in ivory and pastel wallpapers. The apartments include in the price a daily cleaning service, inherited from your past as a hotel.

All apartments have a desk and a small bookstore with evasion literature.

This idea was borrowed by the owner of the apartments in a Welsh hotel when, for work, he traveled all over the world.

The duplexes are located on the top floor.

Its windows are enhanced with an ivory cement frame, matching the corners. The balustrades of the windows are from the 30s, recovered.

You can choose between an apartment with two beds or a double bed.

In the case of this apartment, the walls are decorated with a Sanderson signature paper that reproduces an 1850 Victorian print.

The bathrooms are complete and include toiletries as a welcome detail.

In the duplex apartments, the toilet and bidet are independent from the rest of the toilets to facilitate their use.

To go to Apartamentos del Norte from Oviedo,

take the local road to Langreo-Santander and take the Oviedo-Villaviciosa highway for about 600 m. Continue on the A-64 and turn off on the A-8 / E-70 about 66 km. Continue on the N-634, and at km 299 enter Andrín. Once there, follow the signs and you will arrive easily.