Little Hotels in Green Spain (the North)

Hotel La Pisa

, Aniezo
, Cantabria
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A bed & breakfast hotel in the Picos de Europa, with charming and friendly hosts

Double rooms from £ 53
Guest rating 9.7

Casona de San Pantaleon de Aras

, Badames
, Cantabria
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A small country house hotel with Spa in the Aras Valley, in eastern Cantabria. Perfect for exploring this beautiful scenic region.

Double rooms from £ 75
Guest rating 9.7

Torre de Villademoros

, Cadavedo
, Asturias
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A rural hotel in beautiful Asturias where the owners have successfully managed to blend modern comforts into an historic building.

Double rooms from £ 77
Guest rating 9.7

Hotel Rural Valleoscuru

, Tresgrandas
, Asturias
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Rustic charm at its very best, with delightful owners, and close to both the coast and mountains of Asturias.

Double rooms from £ 44
Guest rating 9.7

Casa del Marques

, Santillana Del Mar
, Cantabria
.

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

Double rooms from £ 65
Guest rating 9.1

Posada del Valle

, Collia
, Asturias
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A small country hotel close to both the Picos de Europa and the beaches of the Asturias coast.

Double rooms from £ 64
Guest rating 9.2

Palacio Torre de Ruesga

, Ruesga
, Cantabria
.

A historic country house hotel in a brilliant location beside the River Asón.

Double rooms from £ 88
Guest rating 9.1

Novavila Wine Hotel

, Arcos
, Galicia
.

A boutique hotel with it's own winery, close to the Rias Bajas of Galicia

Double rooms from £ 154
Guest rating 9.9

Casa do Sear

, Sanxenxo
, Galicia
.

A family-run rural hotel in the Rias Bajas.

Double rooms from £ 79
Guest rating 9.7

Casona de la Paca

, Cudillero, Asturias
, Asturias
.

Hotel created from a colonial-style country house just a ten minute walk from the harbour and village

Double rooms from £ 75
Guest rating 9.5

Palacio de Cutre

, Infiesto
, Asturias
.

A small country house hotel in Asturias, close to the Picos de Europa.

Double rooms from £ 87
Guest rating 8.9

Rectoral de Cobres

, San Adrian de Cobres
, Galicia
.

A small country hotel in Galicia, overlooking the Ria de Vigo.

Double rooms from £ 44
Guest rating 8.9

Fervenza Casa Grande

, Lugo
, Galicia
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A small rural hotel in an ancient watermill. A tremendous get-away-from-it-all destination in a rustic paradise.

Double rooms from £ 55
Guest rating 8.0

El Gran Sueño

, Caspio la Vega, Pintueles
, Asturias
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A boutique B&B in a blink-and-you-missed-it hamlet where nothing can break the silence and tranquility. Relax.........

Double rooms from £ 106
Guest rating 9.8

Quinta de Villanueva

, Colombres, Asturias
, Asturias
.

Colonial-style country house hotel just four kilometres from the coast and close to the Picos de Europa too

Double rooms from £ 62
Guest rating 9.5

El Jardin de Carrejo

, Cabezon de la Sal
, Cantabria
.

A small country hotel boasting seven acres of pristine gardens close to the coast of northern Spain, near Santander.

Double rooms from £ 53
Guest rating 9.1

Posada La Robla

, Castañeda
, Cantabria
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Choice of guest rooms or apartments in a village hotel close to Santander. Ideal for families with children.

Double rooms from £ 53
Guest rating 8.0

Hotel Las Helgueras

, Noriega
, Asturias
.

A 'Casa Rural' (a little country hotel) in a small village close to both the sea and the mountains.

Double rooms from £ 59
Guest rating 9.3

Amada Carlota Hotel Rural

, Cabranes
, Asturias
.

A pretty, rural hotel in the Asturian mountains, with a wonderful restaurant.

Double rooms from £ 59
Guest rating 9.5

Casa Camino

, Galicia
.

Charming little hotel packed with character, in a peaceful location beside the Camino de Santiago in Galicia.

Double rooms from £ 53
Guest rating 9.8

La Casa del Puente

, Regules
, Cantabria
.

An elegant 'Casa Rural' in Cantabria, comprising both a hotel and restaurant, sitting in a glorious position right by the river.

Double rooms from £ 78
Guest rating 9.0

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!