Sueve Mountains

I stayed in this lovely house which is part of a working farm on the edge of the Sueve Mountains in Asturias this August and fully recommend it. Cristina and her family are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and nature in general and pointed out the herd of roe deer which grazed in the back field every evening. They have fresh-farm produce and free-range eggs. Fox and wild boar (which I saw very close up) are common. Barn owl in the chuch tower opposite.

The house lies between the picturesque hamlets of San Román and Villa, the latter with a great bar. The countryside is idyllic with rolling hills, green fields and lovely villages each with their quota of hórreos, and there are wonderful views of the Sierra de Sueve. The blight of eucalyptus is almost absent.