There are only four remaining apartments in El Roxu, an elegant five storey block that sits in the heart of Arriondas, an historic small market town with shops, bars, restaurants, banks, public transport, supermarket and hospital. The town has views of the Picos de Europa mountains beyond the Rivers Piloña and famous Sella which has an annual internationally attended canoe race ‘El Descenso Internacional del Sella’.
These bright new apartments are all 2 bedroom/ 1 bathroom, except the corner apartment which has 2 bathrooms; one bedroom being en-suite. They all front the main facade. This block was built by a local builder with individual central heating in each apartment and high-quality/ low maintenance materials, such as granite kitchen worktops, stainless steel door handles, and oak timber doors and floors. The building has a level access lift to all floors, video intercom, individual storage areas, and solar panel assisted hot water. The four apartments range from 52-60 sqm (560-650 sq ft), and €136,500 to €155,750.
Arriondas has seen recent improvements and is on the up. As well as more established places, such as Michelin starred restaurant ‘El Corral del Indianu’, new bars have been opening such as the Bicicleta, Oficina and Apeaderu. These sit well with the classics such as La Xunca, the original retro Casona del Sella with regular cultural talks in their river view lounge, and the child friendly VeoVeo.
Connections are good for both coast and mountains; the pretty seaside town of Ribadesella and Picos de Europa mountain range are both only 20 kilometres away. Cangas de Onis, ancient capital of Asturias, is 10 kilometres away and has a traditional farmers market every Sunday. The historic towns of Oviedo, Avilés and Gijón are an hour away, with airports of Avilés (Asturias) 100 kilometres away and Santander 130 kilometres.
As these properties are new, all that is required are lamp fittings, some kitchen appliances (cooking hob and extractor are already fitted) and individual furnishings. The high-quality, low maintenance finishes and materials provide a solid basis to personalise the apartments to individual taste. Although, two apartments have potential to make a fully open-plan living area.