Finca Canal fulfilled all our criteria for a special family vacation with a pool, grounds and lots of space for 2 young children which kept us all entertained for 10 days. The children took their bikes and enjoyed hours cycling around the safe and extensive grounds, as well as frequent dips into the pool which was cleaned daily for us by Jangel. The gardens were immaculately kept and the fruit trees became a source for a tasty apple and plum crumble.
Facilities and equipment were good in the house, which being so large and as we were only 8, we did not need all the rooms. Maria was kind enough to buy us a toaster which was lacking, as they are not used by the Spanish. Linen was fresh and there were plenty of towels and a great washing room.
The location seemed a little remote at first until we explored La Playa de Nora just down the road and the beautiful city of Gijon over the hill. It was also easy to find Oviedo and to get into the Picos Mountains from the house as well as being within easy reach of other seaside towns.
Maria and Jangel could not have been more helpful, especially when our ferry crossing was in the evening and we were allowed to remain in the house for the day we were leaving. They were very friendly and we wish we could speak Spanish to chat further.
Just a couple of things to look out for... one being the mosquitos and would recommend visitors get repellent... this would be the same anywhere in the region. The other is to watch any little ones on the marble staircase... our 2 year fell down the spiral staircase to the basement room. This was easily rectified by insisting to hold her hands but was a scare at the time.
We would not hesitate to recommend this lovely home to anyone wishing to explore what is a very beautiful region in Spain.
We had a lovely 14-day stay at the house which was a perfect venue for the whole family. The very large downstairs family room and open kitchen was where we spent most of our time when we weren’t exploring the countryside or shopping.
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