Tradition And Sustainability Come Together In A Modern Mountain Hideaway

La Molina Mountain House, Asturias, Spain
La Molina Mountain House, Asturias, Spain | vacation homes for rent
  • House
  • 2 BR
  • Sleeps 4
  • from € 150 nt
Architect Marc Furnival Forms A Connection Between Past & Present

Once the site of a derelict stone barn, this vacation home rental in Spain honors its place among the historic and rugged northern region with a modern and rigorously sustainable design and a palpable sense of belonging. 

Developed and designed by UK and Spain based architect and owner Marc Furnival for himself, the underlying design concept was to make the interiors and exterior complementary but distinctive, with both traditional and contemporary elements – achieving a sense of connection in balance with the surroundings and local context.

Advocating that good design is about interpretation, care was taken to study traditional architectonic elements and details, proportions, colors and materials and state-of-the-art sustainability efforts. Part of a case study on sustainable development, Furnival also used only local craftsmen whose skills and techniques are native to the region. 

Just a short walk down to the village, the area is a charming rural hamlet along an ancient cattle route where you’ll periodically have to make way for the shepherds and their bovine friends on their way to the high mountain pastures. 

This is a stylish and thoughtfully designed home in a beautiful region meant to be savored.

Description

Facing south towards the Picos de Europa National Park above the tiny village of La Molina, this vacation home for rent in Spain is a work of modern design both in contrast and in context to it’s rural surroundings.    

Completely redesigned and rebuilt from a decaying stone barn, architect Marc Furnival and his wife embarked on the restoration project following years of travel, settling into this tiny hamlet in the breathtakingly beautiful north.

Extensive research into the local vernacular resulted in a unique combination and balance of traditional and modern design practices, achieving a sense of connection with the surroundings and the cultural aspects of the region.  

The spacious open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas feature sleek concrete floors, exposed timber ceilings and picture windows framing the Picos mountains, with a stone fireplace and a terrace with lovely views. Upstairs is a master suite and an additional double bedroom, each with gorgeous mountain views.

The house is part of a case study in an article on sustainable development that outlines the wider relationships between human activity, function and building design and is constructed using the highest sustainable standards: aero-thermal systems, limestone and natural lime plaster, clay block, brick, and local materials sourced from within an hours drive, including sustainable labor and craftsmen whose unique skills are inherent to the area.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi throughout, cable TV with DVD player and DVDs (Spanish and English), universal audio speaker system, library of Spanish and English books, bath and kitchen amenities with basic pantry items included, laundry facilities. 

AROUND

The village of La Molina lies in front of the Picos de Europa National Park, Asturias, in Spain’s rugged and less widely traveled north. The Cueto Pando National Park is within a short walk from the house with historic tree-shaded paths along the Casaño river leading into the park, with views into the heart across to the sea.

From dramatic mountains and unspoiled coastline, beautiful forests and sparkling rivers, there are a few less well known natural wonders to be discovered.  

La Olla de San Vicente along the River Dobra marks the edge of the Picos de Europa National Park where you can walk to a small lake along the river. 

The longer walk to Mofrechu peak grants you panoramic views of the coast near Ribadesella and across to the Picos de Europa National Park while the lower El Hayedo de Biescona forest closest to the coast, is a beautifully atmospheric route with mountain views across the Sueve range. The lesser well known Ponga park and the town of Cangas de Onís with its traditional market every Sunday are nearby with good access to the coast and its many beautiful beaches. 

The dramatic and sheltered Gulpiyuri beach and Bufones de Pria, near Ribadesella are set amongst the rocks where natural fissures in the rock make for spectacular cliff top jets of water and wild waves that crash into the cliff face below. San Antolín beach is gentler for fun on the water with a lively beach cafe during high season. The small fishing village of Tazones, west of Villaviciosa is a good spot for enjoying the fresh catch of the day.

LOCATION

La Molina, Asturias, Spain. Nearest Airport: Santander Airport (115km) or Asturias Airport (131km)

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall with a fireplace for cooler seasons

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  • La Molina Mountain House, Asturias, Spain | vacation homes for rent
  • La Molina Mountain House, Asturias, Spain | vacation homes for rent
  • La Molina Mountain House, Asturias, Spain | vacation homes for rent
  • La Molina Mountain House, Asturias, Spain | vacation homes for rent
  • La Molina Mountain House, Asturias, Spain | vacation homes for rent
  • La Molina Mountain House, Asturias, Spain | vacation homes for rent
  • La Molina Mountain House, Asturias, Spain | vacation homes for rent
  • La Molina Mountain House, Asturias, Spain | vacation homes for rent
  • La Molina Mountain House, Asturias, Spain | vacation homes for rent
  • La Molina Mountain House, Asturias, Spain | vacation homes for rent
  • La Molina Mountain House, Asturias, Spain | vacation homes for rent
  • La Molina Mountain House, Asturias, Spain | vacation homes for rent
  • La Molina Mountain House, Asturias, Spain | vacation homes for rent
  • La Molina Mountain House, Asturias, Spain | vacation homes for rent
  • La Molina Mountain House, Asturias, Spain | vacation homes for rent
  • La Molina Mountain House, Asturias, Spain | vacation homes for rent
  • La Molina Mountain House, Asturias, Spain | vacation homes for rent
  • La Molina Mountain House, Asturias, Spain | vacation homes for rent
  • La Molina Mountain House, Asturias, Spain | vacation homes for rent
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La Molina Mountain House

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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms2 Bedrooms
Bed Type1 Queen, 1 Double
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms1 Bathroom
Accommodate4 Guests
InternetWifi
Pet friendlyNo
RatesStandard rate is €150 per night except for July & August which is €160 per night with a 7 night minimum stay.
Minimum Stay2 Nights
ViewGorgeous Picos de Europa National Park and countryside views
Notes

Payment accepted by bank transfer, or PayPal.

A 25% deposit is required on confirmation of booking with the remaining 75% to be paid at least one month before arrival.

Check in: 4pm - 8pm

Check out: By 12pm

In the event of a cancellation more than three months before your stay, fees will be refunded.

In the event of a cancellation between one and three months before your stay the deposit will be refunded, and other fees only refunded on the condition that the house can be re-rented for the same period.

In the event of a cancellation less than one month before your stay, the deposit is forfeited and the remaining fee will only be refunded on the condition that the house can be re-rented for the same period.

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