Little Hotels in Green Spain (the North)

Casona de San Pantaleon de Aras

, Badames
, Cantabria
.

Casona de San Pantaleon is a small country house hotel tucked away in a surprising location near the Cantabria coast.

Casa del Marques

, Santillana Del Mar
, Cantabria
.

Splendid little luxury hotel in the quaint mediaeval village of Santillana Del Mar.

Hotel Rural Valleoscuru

, Tresgrandas
, Asturias
.

Hotel Valleoscuru is rustic charm at its very best. Set in a beautiful valley with the mountains on one side and the sea on the other.

Torre de Villademoros

, Cadavedo
, Asturias
.

Hotel Torre de Villademoros, making the most of a typical 18th century ancestral home, is a country hotel situated just next to the mediaeval tower that gives it its name.

Posada del Valle

, Collia
, Asturias
.

Hotel Posada Del Valle is a small quiet country hotel close to both the Picos de Europa and the beaches of the Asturias coast.

Novavila Wine Hotel

, Arcos
, Galicia
.

A boutique hotel with it's own winery. Dedicated to the good things in life!

Casona de la Paca

, Cudillero, Asturias
, Asturias
.

Hotel created from a colonial-style country house just a ten minute walk from the harbour at Cudillero, Asturias.

Palacio de Cutre

, Infiesto
, Asturias
.

Palacio de Cutre is a 16th century Asturian mansion now run as a country house hotel.

Fervenza Casa Grande

, Lugo
, Galicia
.

Hotel Fervenza Casa Grande is an ancient watermill, now restored as a hotel and restaurant. A tremendous get-away-from-it-all destination in Galicia, north-west Spain.

Amada Carlota Hotel Rural

, Cabranes
, Asturias
.

Amada Carlota Hotel Rural is a delightfully chic little hotel built high in the Asturian mountains, close to the Picos de Europa.

Palacio Torre de Ruesga

, Ruesga
, Cantabria
.

A historic country house hotel surrounded by forest and a nature park.

La Casa del Puente

, Regules
, Cantabria
.

The Casa del Puente hotel and restaurant was created for those who have a bit of peace in mind. Right by the river in Regules, Cantabria.

El Gran Sueño

, Caspio la Vega, Pintueles
, Asturias
.

A boutique B&B in a blink-and-you-missed-it hamlet where nothing can break the silence and tranquility. Perfect for relaxing, or enjoying the Asturias mountains and coast.

Quinta de Villanueva

, Colombres, Asturias
, Asturias
.

Small country house hotel built in the Spanish colonial style. Great service and an ideal location for exploring northern Spain.

El Jardin de Carrejo

, Cabezon de la Sal
, Cantabria
.

Hotel Jardin De Carrejo boasts seven acres of pristine gardens close to the coast of northern Spain, near Santander.

Posada La Robla

, Castañeda
, Cantabria
.

A hotel with a mix of traditional and modern, in a convenient location for exploring all of Cantabria. Perfect for families.

Hotel La Pisa

, Aniezo
, Cantabria
.

A family run guesthouse located in the pretty village of Aniezo. Far from anywhere yet with good road communications, it is an ideal base to explore the Picos de Europa.

Hotel Las Helgueras

, Noriega
, Asturias
.

Las Helgueras is a 'Casa Rural' (a little country hotel) in a small village close to both the sea and the mountains in Asturias (northern Spain).

Rectoral de Cobres

, San Adrian de Cobres
, Galicia
.

You will find the warmest of welcomes here in this unforgettable location, the Hotel Rectoral de Cobres. The hotel overlooks one of the famous Galician rias.

Casa Camino

, Galicia
.

Casa Camino is a lovingly restored jumble of old stone buildings that make up this charming little hotel on the Camino de Santiago in Galicia.

Casa do Sear

, Sanxenxo
, Galicia
.

A family-run rural hotel with great history, located by the Ria de Pontevedra.

Reasons to visit Green Spain (the North)

An area of great natural beauty, the north of Spain (the north-western regions of Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria) is still a relatively unknown area for foreign visitors and therefore remains very Spanish - a good place to practiceyour Spanish language skills!

The rugged and remote region of Galicia with its celtic origins, is steeped in folklore and tradition. Its capital, Santiago de Compostela, is one of Spain's most beautiful and most visited cathedral towns. Along its coastline, which is indented with fjord-like rías (estuaries), Galicia has many stunning beaches and picturesque fishing villages.

The regions of Asturias and Cantabria are ideal for those who love outdoor activities such as walking, horse riding, fishing and bird watching or for the more adventurous sports enthusiast, white-water rafting, kayaking and canoeing. If you prefer the beach, the area does not disappoint, having long dune-like beaches which stretch for miles along its Atlantic coastline, elegant seaside towns with attractive promenades and excellent restaurants.

For those seeking out culture and history this area has so much of interest. As the route of the "Camino de Santiago" (Pilgrims Way) meanders through these regions there are hundreds of buildings of historic importance to see and visit. Oviedo, capital of Asturias, has several fine pre-Romanesque buildings and a gothic cathedral, the Basilica del Salvador. Santander, capital of Cantabria, also has a wonderful Romanesque and gothic cathedral and the Palacio de Magdalena. Visit during August for the city's International Festival of Music and Dance. Other places worth visiting in Cantabria are the beautifully preserved medieval village, Santillana del Mar and the unspoilt market town of Picos, close to the Picos de Europa National park.

With its lush green meadows, miles of uncrowded sandy beaches, huge forests, awesome mountains and beautiful national parks, and its reputation for some of the best seafood in Europe, its not surprising that this area of Spain is very popular with Spanish holidaymakers, but they can't keep it to themselves forever!