Our modern montain holiday house faces south towards the Picos de Europa national park. An indulgent stay for a couple, that also comfortably sleeps four – an enjoyable place to relax in all seasons.
Nestled in the small mountain hamlet of La Molina, facing the hillside Chestnut forest of Cueto Pando, Casa Cusau has been fully rebuilt from the original stone barn, which was a traditional winter place for cattle and hay.
There are two bedrooms (double and master), spacious open-plan living and dining area with an exposed timber ceiling, well equipped kitchen, washing machine, ample storage, and bathroom with large walk-in shower. There is a balcony off the living area, as well as a garden terrace, both enjoying mountain views. The house has central (underfloor) heating and a large open fireplace. Excellent wifi (fibre optic), TV/ DVDs (English/ Spanish), universal music speaker, firewood and basic supplies such as milk, coffee, tea, and olive oil are provided. There is also an extensive library for you to enjoy during your stay (English/ some Spanish).
The village of La Molina, which lies in the valley of the Cabrales Cheese, is less than an hour and a half from both Santander and Asturias (Avilés) airports. There are good roads leading right up to the village, where there is free parking. The house is less than a 200 metre walk down through the village, whose narrow winding streets are part of its rural charm.
There is plenty of birdlife, as well as walks into the park itself, tree-shaded historic paths along the Casaño river, which leads to the Picos de Europa Park, with ancient Chestnut and Beech forest, and routes above the village with views into the heart of the park and across to the sea. The River Casaño walk appears in a couple of Picos de Europa guides, Rother (Spanish and German) and Sunflower (English). The wider area has other parks such as the less well known Ponga, also the town of Cangas de Onís with traditional market every Sunday, and good access to the coast with many beautiful beaches.