Casa Taoso sits within its own well kept garden, with sea views to the North and mountain views to the South. Built in 2005 with good quality finishes, the house has generous spaces, has been well maintained, and has a good sized swimming pool. This is a house designed to be both easy to use and look after; perfect for visiting regularly and enjoying with minimal maintenance. The house has 335 m² (3,600 sq ft) built, 240 m² (2,500 sq ft) internal and a garden of 1,100 m² (12,000 sq ft).
The large covered porch and two bedroom terraces face the Sueve mountain range. There are six bedrooms and four bathrooms, distributed across both main floors. The house is well orientated with the front bedrooms facing the mountains and rear bedrooms facing the sea. The full size basement is arranged for events with a large dining area, second kitchen, as well as a ‘llagar’ – a fully functioning cider making room.
Additional points include: built-in wardrobes in all bedrooms; oak timber floors and Iroko timber stair; and, diesel central heating with radiators throughout. The furniture is good quality and remains, including smaller items, such as crockery by chef Martin Berasategui.
Gobiendes is a quiet, hilly village in front of the dramatic Sueve mountain range which rises from the coastal plain, with numerous beaches less than a kilometre from the house, including La Isla, Barrigón and Espasa. There is good but discrete access from the highway, with the nearest exit by the historic village of Colunga. It is only 5 kilometres away, and has a variety of cafes, bars and shops, as well as the lovely Griega beach, with grilled fish restaurant overlooking the beach and forest beside the river running out to sea. Gobiendes is a good location for both its general situation and proximity to coast, mountains and nearby, towns such as Colunga, Lastres, Ribadesella and Villaviciosa.
The historic towns of Oviedo, Avilés and Gijón are less than an hour away. Avilés (Asturias) airport is less than an hour away (85 km), and Santander airport just over an hour (135 km).