Oct 1st 2011

Life at Jascal is a bit of paradise: a uniquely beautiful setting, a peaceful location with stunning views, between the mountains and the sea. Our neighbourhood is ” Barrio La Torre” in the pretty village of Berodia, County Cabrales, famous for its excellent blue cheese! And we’re located right outside the Picos de Europa National Park.

a 5-minute walk away:

  • historic 17th-century mansion, Palacio La Torre
  • Javier Cardín’s apple orchard
  • woodland paths alongside Las Llanas Stream
  • our neighbour’s herd of sheep
  • cows grazing peacefully
  • on-going concert of bells provided by both
  • vista point at Mirador de las Cuevas

10 minutes by car:

  • the village of Carreña (capital of Cabrales)
  • Arenas de Cabrales, largest village (pop. 850)
  • vista point with views to Urriellu Peak (Naranjo de Bulnes)
  • Cabrales Cheese Foundation Museum and Cave Exhibit
  • Poncebos and famous walk on the Cares Gorge
  • Funicular railway to Bulnes
  • entrance to the Picos de Europa National Park
  • Lammergeier Foundation in Benia de Onís

half an hour by car:

  • Sotres, the highest village, and access to walking routes in the Central and Eastern Massifs
  • beautiful beaches on the Cantabrian Coast
  • Medieval fishing village of Llanes
  • Basilica of Covadonga
  • Cangas de Onís, Romanesque bridge, National Park Visitors’ Centre
  • canoeing on the Cares-Deva River from Panes

45 minutes by car:

  • Ribadesella and cave paintings at Tito Bustillo
  • Covadonga Lakes and access to walking routes in the Western Massif
  • Emigration Archive and El Pindal cave paintings
  • canoeing on the Sella River from Arriondas

just an hour away:

  • telepherique at Fuente Dé and the town of Potes
  • Jurassic Museum in Lastres (MUJA)
  • Oviedo, Gothic cathedral and pre-Romanesque architecture
  • Gijón, Cimadevilla quarter and San Lorenzo beach
  • Avilés and the new Niemeyer Centre
  • airports at Oviedo (OVD) and Santander (SDR)
  • historic towns of San Vicente de la Barquera and Santillana del Mar, El Soplao cave

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