quintana de la foncalada
property description: a paradise in Asturias
small retreat for peace and relaxation.
Farm with Native Rare Breeds in Survival Trust of Asturias (Celtic
traditions). Ecomuseum of Asturian Pony (Asturcon pony) with exhibition
about origins of asturcon and other celtic ponies. Breeding of asturian
ponies, sheeps and chickens.
selection of professional speciality courses.
family rooms (with 4 beds)
Suite for 2 persons
Suite for 4 persons
& dinner available
acre of garden with tables for lunch, 1 acre of breeding area with ponies,
sheeps, chickens and ducks.
Quintana de la Foncalada is in rural area near the Cantabric
Rocky Coast (1 km.) with jurassic imprints.
special interest groups
Quintana provides a flexible personalised service, which enjoys responding
to individual needs.
- A countryside with several possibilies for all walkers.
- The Natural area of
Villaviciosa Estuary is a haven for wildlife of many rare species.
- Exploring the estuary by canoe, rowing boat, sailing dinghy or small
Little natural beach (4 km.).
biking - The numerous tracks and absence of traffic provide the ultimate
thrill for serious mountain bikers.
- An excellent sport fishing opportunity.
- The Quintana offer local and organic products.
Asturias , North-West of Spain. 1 km from the coast and 25 km from
Gijon and 150 from Santander.
Motorway A-8 Bilbao-Santander-Villaviciosa. Road AS-256, Villaviciosa to
Gijon. Km. 8, Argόero.
and a half hours by car from Bilbao.
and a half hours by car from Santander.
hour by car from Asturias Airport .
train or Bus to Gijon . >From there, there is a bus service available
brief history: The
buildings at Quintana de la Foncalada have all been built in different
periods since 18th Century..
and Severino, Ceramists by profession, came to Spain from Switzerland over
Christmas '84 and decided to move here. They returned in April of '85, and
first created a ceramic whorkshop in Oviedo and found the Quintana in end
June 86, they settle in Quintana de la Foncalada with ceramic whorkshop
and their first baby, Gael born in Oviedo, in March 86.
Quintana was a traditional very neglected farm. Since 86 to 90,
Daniele and Severino have reformed buildings and in 90 begin to receive
guest in their Bed & Breakfast accommodation.
93 the Quintana begin
breeding of native breeds in Survival Trust. First with asturcon ponies
(93), after sheeps (96) and chicken (01).
99 the Quintana propose a little ecomuseum with a presence of native
breeds and an exhibition about its origins.
ecomuseum building was installed a solar structure for water and photovoltaic
ecomuseum they organise exhibitions about native breeds, traditionnal
handicrafts (pottery, jet,...), organic products and natural training for
2001, the Regional Government of Asturias distinguish these initiative
with Quality Diploma of Tourism for the quality of services and engagement
with environmental and cultural resources.
All prices are quoted in euros
booking we ask for a deposit of 35% with a minimum payment of two nights
stay. In the case of cancellation last week of dates booked, this is
non-refundable and non-transferable (50% 2 weeks before of dates booked).
We reserve the right to re-let any room after 16.00 hrs unless
previous arrangements have been made. Minimum stay is two nights. We
accept VISA and Master Card, (with handling charge of 5%).
specific day for change over
Garcia & Daniele Schmid
de la Foncalada
& Fax. (+34) 985876365
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