Hotel Penarronda Playa

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Hotel Penarronda Playa

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April, 2016

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Culture / Sightseeing

Penarronda Playa is situated at the western tip of Asturius in the village of Villadun, fairly close to Castropol.

This charming, rural farmhouse is a good example of what painstaking renovation can achieve, whilst still maintaining its essential character.

We booked here for two nights travelling along the coast from Galicia. We had rather a problem finding the place with our sat nav., but finally took directions from some local Spanish people.
We were somewhat taken aback when we were initially shown into a downstairs, disabled room, which we discovered was an error with the booking company. So we were then escorted to a nice, light spacious room on the next floor with a large bathroom, and jacuzzi, plus a view of the sea. The heating was on which made the place snug and cosy. We moved the chairs into a position where we could sit and gaze out through the window in the direction of the sea..

This farmhouse hotel has seven double bedrooms, boasting king size beds and ensuite with spa bath, TV and refrigerator.
Families may prefer to book the original cottage providing self catering accommodation for up to 4 with private parking, wheelchair access and garden with sea views.

We decided to eat in the restaurant on our first evening, which turned out to be very enjoyable. Noodle soup followed by pigs back/salad/chips. The local cider was good also. The proprietress was a warm, homely lady with a young son and daughter.The dining area is actually in the old barn and has an outdoor terrace for smokers.The dining room can seat up to 100 people and can be used for private hire. Food is available throughout the day.
You can ask for picnic baskets for a charge of 8 euros per person, should you fancy a day down by the beach with its EU blue flag status.

After a meal and a stroll we had a good nights sleep followed by an enjoyable breakfast the following morning.

In the afternoon we walked down a lane past a dairy farm which took us to the beach with its golden sand. There is a dramatic mountain backdrop to this popular beach with its surrounding coves and interesting rock formations. A good place for surfing. parking is available and there is a restaurant and lifeguards on site.

Our 2 days were well spent looking around with comfortable accommodation to go back to relax in and a soak in the jacuzzi!

It was fairly quiet, being the end of April, but I would imagine it to get quite busy in the summer.

Caroline Hutchings

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