Located in the center of the northern Asturias region, this villa for rent in Spain dates back to the turn of the century and is one of the most commanding structures ever built in the tiny hamlet of Selgas de Abajo.
Set atop an east facing hill overlooking the village and vast swaths of the valleys and mountains in the distance, the home’s unique configuration was a revelation at the time.
Set on three soaring levels, the ground floor encapsulates a spacious hall with two separate living rooms with an imposing glass-walled gallery overlooking the views, a dining room, and fully equipped kitchen.
The upper floor houses three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with the en suite master offering spectacular views along the entire gallery of the main facade.
The property includes a closed garden with a covered porch complete with a barbecue area with lovely meadow and mountain areas to explore.
Wifi throughout, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities, private parking.
A breath of fresh air located between Galicia and Cantabria along the northern coast, Asturias is a vast and surprisingly underappreciated region in Spain. Making it also devoid of the hordes that often descend every high season to the south.
Known for its vast, green landscapes, the region is home to dozens of nature reserves, and three of Spain’s largest Natural Parks as well as stunning beaches such as El Aguilar, Los Quebrantos, the Isla la Deva National Monuments and Playón de Bayas, with many colorful fishing villages dotting the coast.
The villa is centered in the region known as “Bajo Nalón”, in an area designed for enjoying nature but also the unique crossroads of history from the 9th century and medieval times through the 18th century. Divided by the Alpine landscapes of the Picos de Europa, the area developed unique culture, rituals, and cuisine that pre-dates Spain’s founding.
It’s just minutes to the historic town of Pravia and under an hour east to both the pre-Romanesque capital of Oviedo and the grittier port town of Gijon.
Selgas de Abajo, Asturias, Spain. Nearest Airport: Oviedo Airport (20 mins)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall
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