Torre de Villademoros
, Cadavedo, Cadavedo.
Torre de Villademoros, making the most of a typical 18th century ancestral home, is situated just next to the mediaeval tower which gives it its name, right in the centre of the Asturian comarca of Entrecabos, a protected landscape which stretches between Cape Vidío and Cape Busto. To the east and the west and just ten minutes away, the picturesque fishing villages of Cudillero and Luarca are found, as is the famous salmon-filled river of Esva-Canero, whose spectacular ravines present drops reaching 400 metres.
The tower itself houses a recently-opened and fabulously-renovated suite, and the first written references of this building go back to the 15th Century, although it is thought that the building is at least five centuries older than that. Other than the Tower Suite, there are nine lovely rooms that should suit a diverse range of budgets. Some of them have views of the sea, but all have a bath in their en-suite, a television and a telephone, as well as wi-fi internet access.
The owners told us that the intention with the rooms was to go for neither an overly rural, rustic look, nor to seek out a slick and homogenous contemporary design you might find in city chain hotels. The result in our view is something that straddles both styles nicely: the wooden beamed ceilings give a nod to the structural integrity of the building, whilst soft and smooth wooden walls behind the beds eschew urban hotel living. Meanwhile, gentle pastel coloured walls and well-selected rugs are timeless. The suite however doesn't deny its guests the feeling of being in the tower. The stone walls remain in place inside as well as out and it is set over two floors.
A wander around the grounds is an opportune way to appreciate the majesty of Asturias's greenery, with 9000 square metres of it stretching as far as you could want, extending right to the sea on the tower side. This is also a hotbed for trees (including sweetgums, maple, lime, ash, cherry, oak and chestnut) and plants (among them hortensias, camelias, irises, lavender and hawthorns).
Breakfast and dinners are served exclusively to guests. Breakfast consists of the likes of home-made marmalades, cake and cream cakes, aniseed doughnuts, curd cheese, and savoury foods and fruits. The dining room has large French doors that open onto the garden, but guests can also enjoy this in the open-air out on the patio. Breakfast can be taken between 9 and 12. Dinner makes use of local produce, including meats from local farms.
Out and About
Coastline- cliffs, coves and dramatic scenery
Small villages and hamlets- Luarca, Cudillero, Puerto de Vega, Viavélez
Mountains and rivers
Muniellos Nature Reserve
Somiedo National Park
Nancea and Ibias springs (natural bear habitat)
The double rooms have bedrooms of 16m2. Some have an attic ceiling and windows facing the tower, fields and the sea, while others have a window looking over the garden and ancient walls. They all have desks, flat-screen television and 100% cotton bedlinen. The bathrooms are fully equipped and have a hairdryer, guest's slippers and quality toiletries.
The large Superior rooms have bedrooms of 20-23m2. Some have an attic ceiling and windows facing the tower, fields and the sea, while others have a sitting area and a large window looking over the garden and the mountains. They all have desks, flat-screen television and 100% cotton bedlinen. The bathrooms are fully equipped and have a hairdryer, guest's slippers and quality toiletries.
The medieval tower in the garden gives the name to the hotel, and makes the stunning suite that is the jewel in the crown of Torre de Villademoros. There are exposed stone walls in abundance and all the woodwork gleams with the rich colours of chestnut.
The entrance is on the first floor where the second bedroom and bathroom are found, making this ideal as a family suite. Up another level and we come to the master bedroom which is flooded with light from above. Up again and there is a lounge and the master bathroom finished with lashings of marble. Finally we reach the rooftop terrace with it's impressive views of the nearby forests and fields, right out to the sea between the headlands of Busto and Vidío.
The Tower Suite is fully equipped with telephones, televisions, cable and wi-fi internet, DVD player, Hifi system, minibar and tea and coffee-making.
Reviews from Little Hotels Travellers:
|We recently enjoyed 6 nights at Hotel Torre de Villademoros and to be brief and to the point, it was outstanding!! The whole place is just wonderful and relaxing, the food is simple and utterly wonderful, the charming Manolo leads a magnificent team..We never tend to eat at hotels but we stayed in for the whole six nights. The wine list is carefully chosen and so reasonably priced. I could go on and on. If you are in this part of the world spend some time there.|
Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:
|We stayed here a few years ago and returned this year. It's the place we compare everywhere else to. The hotel is very comfortable, well designed and beautifully decorated (not 'hotel-style'), good music, rooms are spacious and very comfortable. The Torre is located in a really nice rural area which is very easy to get to by good roads, and is not too remote. Food is amazing. Most important is the atmosphere created by Manolo and everyone else there. I wish I was there now! Phoebe, Galway, Ireland|
|One word to describe this place: Elegance. Elegance of the place with its spectacular tower, elegance inside (lounge, restaurant), elegance of the spacious and clean room, elegance of the decoration, elegance of the food (so simple but so authentic), elegance of Manolo (the host ) and his warm welcome.
This place is a MUST in Asturias. We'll certainely come back from France soon! Escarrat, France
|We spent the family vacation in the hotel this past July.
This hotel is a gem! We enjoyed everything they had to offer, the rooms, modern with all the amenities, the breakfasts and dinners in the covered terrace, the decor, the surroundings.
Manolo, the owner, and the rest of the team were very helpful and accomodating.
We could not have chosen a better place. Layiya, Florida
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9.50 euros per person per day
There is no deposit. Just a credit card number is required to guarantee a reservation. The total amount is payable at the hotel prior to departure.
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Nature lovers will appreciate the beauty of Asturias at Torre de Villademoros, but so will lovers of good living and hospitality. A beautiful and peaceful area.
A Word from the Owner
At Torre de Villademoros we think we have managed to create a harmony between traditional architecture and the demands of comfort that the modern traveller demands. Our intention is to make the visitor feel like at home. To achieve this, the public spaces, a spacious and well-lit living room, a spacious dining room, a porch which opens onto the field have been conceived in order to transmit a warm sensation.