This traditional three storey house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a wrap-around covered gallery with views of sunrises and sunsets beyond the layered views of woods and mountains. It has a lovely setting at the quiet end of the small farming village of Caldevilla, on the top of the south side of the valley above the river Piloña. There is a garden in front of the house, with a separate wooded field nearby of 1500 m² (16,000 sq ft).
Renovated in 2005 with traditional features and materials, including exposed timber columns, beams and ceilings; fireplace; exposed brickwork detailing, and cast-iron kitchen range.
The traditional market town of Cangas de Onis is 20 kilometres away, and the seaside town of Ribadesella only 30 kilometres. The historic towns of Oviedo, Avilés and Gijón are less than an hour away. Avilés (Asturias) airport under 100 kilometres away, and Santander airport 140 kilometres.
Merely painting inside and out would make a major change. There is a large amount of space that is currently for secondary uses that can easily be released as full living space. Although it has 94 sqm of living area currently, there is also full size lower level workshop/ storage of 42 m², and 20 m² of low space for integrated storage along both edges of the attic floor. A total usable area of 156 m² (1,679 sq ft).
The wrap-around outside gallery of 30 m² is an integral part of the house construction including insulated roof. It could be easily glazed to make a bright internal sitting area. The two ground floor bedrooms could be knocked through to make one large living area or generous bedroom. The attic space needs to be decorated and would benefit from an additional bathroom, still leaving plenty of space for storage and a dressing area. The lower level workshop area could be opened up to make a covered garden terrace that looks out over the whole valley. The property is situated inside the village boundary so permission, for these relatively straightforward works, should not present a problem.
As such, for the purchase price, plus some works – in the region of €30-50,000 depending on the final distribution and quality of works, it would be possible to achieve a house of 156 m² usable area, including low-level storage in the generous attic bedroom suite and 25 m² of storage behind the covered garden terrace space. A house of that size that enjoys the fantastic views and has a good location, represents good val.”