Built in the early 1800’s, this traditional Asturian house is perched above the tranquil hamlet of Pernús, and has views along the whole wooded valley towards the sea. Casa La Tura, whose name derives from the ‘house upon high’, is discreet and private, and nestled into the hillside with mountain views, including views of the Sueve mountain range from the garden. The last 200m to the house is along a vehicle track that only leads to the house and fields, with cows coming through a couple of times a year.
Sat in a hectare (2.5 acres) of land with a garden of over 1500 sqm (16,000 sq ft), the house was fully renovated in 2007 from the original house with attached barn, maintaining the thick stone walls in the main part of the house. It has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, one on each floor. A fifth bedroom is set up as a library, and has direct access to the garden and pool. Using high quality and authentic materials, the sympathetic renovation includes timber ceilings throughout and timber floors upstairs. Windows are hardwood Iroko and doors are renovated timber. There is a South facing full width balcony, facing the forest opposite, with a terrace below in the main entrance area. There is another large terrace facing west towards the pool.
The house has an internal area of 250 sqm (2,700 sq ft) with built area of 300 sqm (3,230 sq ft), as well as three additional storage outbuildings of 35 sqm total and an ‘horreo’, a traditional timber structure raised off the ground on stone columns. There is an attic space, with a rooflight, of 70 sqm (750 sq ft) for storage. The outdoor 8m x 4m swimmimg pool has a Roman stair and has been positioned to maximise the sun. Additional details include kitchen with Hergóm cast-iron range, Stüv fireplace with discreet door, connected alarm system, and generous storage throughout the house.
Whilst physically close to the highway, which is 1 kilometre away, you neither see nor hear the road at all. It is actually a benefit to have highway access only a few kilometres away for easy arrival.
The main terrace facing the pool was built to support a covered and glazed porch which would add a four season semi-outside space.
Location traditional Asturian house: Pernús, Colunga, Asturias, Northern Spain
The hamlet of Pernús is quiet and peaceful with two small hotels, and the Camino de Santiago passing through. There is good but discreet access from the highway beyond the historic village of Colunga (5 kilometres), with cafes, bars and shops, and the lovely La Griega beach, with grilled fish restaurant overlooking the beach.
The historic towns of Oviedo, Avilés y Gijón are less than an hour away. Avilés Ranón (Asturias) airport is less than an hour away (85 kilometres), and Santander airport just over an hour (135 kilometres).
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