El Gran Sueño

Pintueles, Asturias
Bed & Breakfast


Light, airy rooms for couples in an Asturian villa - home-baked breads, organic dinners and lovely country walks, 40 minutes from coast

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Find a slower pace of life here, exploring the green landscapes of Asturias from this beautifully calm and comfortable house. Step out for good walks from the door, drive to the rugged Picos de Europa mountains, visit attractive regional capital Oviedo or the port of Gijón. Back at the villa, help yourself to tea and coffee in the snug, and borrow guidebooks, games and novels from the library.

Food is a real passion for your hosts: a sumptuous breakfast includes home-baked sourdough breads, cakes, home-made jams and local Asturian cheeses. Book for half board, or just opt for occasional dinners, so you can sample Dave’s superb three course menus, mostly organic and inspired by seasonal and local ingredients. Eat at your own table in the dining room, or in summer out in the lovely sunny garden.

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We think you'll love

  • The tranquillity of house and garden
  • Breakfasts with home-baked bread, and divine dinners
  • The walks and discovering rural Asturias
El Gran Sueño - Gallery

Home truths

  • Adult guests only
  • No pets allowed
  • Minimum two or three night stay

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm-8pm, 5pm-8pm in August
Check out
By 12pm
Booking restrictions
Adults only.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Breakfast included. Dinner, 4 courses, €33. Restaurants 7km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €120
Surcharges
Dinner, B&B €185-€285 per person.
4 Doubles
From €120

Reviews

My husband and I loved our time at El Gran Sueno. Four days of pure pleasure: comfortable, immaculate, imaginatively-created spaces; really delicious breakfasts and dinners, served 'just so'; stunning, invigorating hikes and drives; interesting, wide-ranging talks with Dave and Javier. Along with Carson, they were the best of hosts.

Penelle, Freedom, maine, usa

This region of Spain is special. When you reach 'El gran sueño' it's breathtaking. Rooms are beautiful and stylish, very comfortable beds and spotless bathrooms. Breakfast in the quirky dining room or out on the patio with an amazing view of the 'picos de europa' what more can you ask for apart from the homemade sourdough and a different flavour jam and cheese everyday. Then a stunning 3 course meal in the evening, all locally produced and sourced, then cooked by Dave. The attention to detail by both hosts was second to none. Constantly perfecting their art. We felt like we'd visited friends.

Sarah, Greater manchester

This is a very special place - quiet, beautiful and comfortable. Dave and Javier go out of their way to make their guests feel very welcome and at home. Javier has a wealth of knowledge about the area and can offer great suggestions for visiting lesser known places. Breakfasts and dinners are delicious, Dave is an excellent and knowledgeable chef who sources locally produced ingredients. Thank you Dave and Javier - your gran sueno is one of the best and memorable B&Bs in which we have ever stayed.

Carol, Colchester

Just back from 3.5 weeks in Portugal and Northern Spain and El Gran Sueno was one of the highlights of the trip! After several days in the hustle and bustle of Lisbon and Porto it was so nice to relax and recharge at El Gran Sueno.  It is located in a small hamlet that can be a bit challenging to find, but well worth the drive. Beautiful location and wonderful service from Dave and Javier, who both truly enjoy having guests. We stayed two nights in the Galeria room with large windows overlooking the countryside. The attention to design was very apparent, with the Pantone color swatches for

Brenda, California

Simply the best! It is located in a small hamlet that can be a bit challenging to find, but well worth the drive. Beautiful location and wonderful service from Dave and Javier, who both truly enjoy having guests. The attention to design throughout the guesthouse was exceptional. Large bathroom with a wonderful shower and nice bath products. We were fortunate to enjoy two excellent dinners prepared by Dave and elegantly served by Javier. Breakfast was also very nice with homemade breads, cakes, jams, delicious local cheeses and a different artistically arranged fruit plate each morning!

Brenda, California

We loved El Gran Sueno; a wonderful place to stay! The bedrooms are spacious, with large beds, top quality bed linen and all modern comforts. The bathrooms are very special with high class fittings and lovely toiletries. The whole house has been decorated beautifully and with great sympathy, the outside space is large with wonderful views of the Picos mountains. Nothing is too much trouble for Dave and Javier, they are truly gracious hosts and great company, (Carson too!!)! The food, both breakfast and dinner was sublime. This is a very special place and we will definitely return.

Helen, Ledbury, herefordshire

A truly special place.... the house is a beautiful and eclectic mix of vintage and modern style. Every piece of furniture is carefully chosen or restored. There are quirky artworks on the soft grey walls and breath-taking views of the mountains from every window. Comfort and luxury are at a premium, from the thoughtfully provided fluffy robes in the guest bathrooms, to the Bose speakers in the room, enormous comfortable beds, anti-mist mirrors, the complimentary bottle of wine ... I could go on forever ! The garden is wonderful, Dave's meals are mouth-watering and the owner are pure gentlemen!

Louise, Kildare

We loved it here. The location is perfect with spectacular views to wake up to or just enjoy during the day and over a wonderful leisurely meal. The breakfasts and dinners are sensational and the room very comfortable for a great nights sleep. Dave and Javier were great all week and made sure we had any information or suggestions that would help us get the most out of this beautiful part of the world. Without doubt a place we will return to.

Howard, Market harborough

El Gran Sueño is indeed a special place to stay. The views alone are worth the journey but when you combine them with the stunning decor, charming and knowledgable hosts and delicious, organic food, this really becomes the perfect destination in a truly beautiful region. Top quality accommodation which provides a relaxing atmosphere, free of pretension but with every need anticipated - what more could you ask for! Highly recommended.

Emma, Lytham

We loved it so much we stayed an extra night - charming knowledgeable hosts, lovely rooms, stunning views of the Picos de Europe, incredibly peaceful, 3/4 hours drive to mountains, beaches or cities (Oviedo & Gijon) good local hill walks and best of all delicious food - we ate in three nights out of four - and not forgetting the dog Carson!!

Liz, Dorchester

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Location

The neighbourhood

You are in a quiet hamlet deep in rural Asturias, with beautiful walks from the house. Dave can show you routes, lend maps and you can follow directions via a mobile app to make navigation easy. Views towards dramatic mountain ranges from the garden might inspire you to visit - the Picos de Europa National Park is 45 minutes by car and El Sueve 25 minutes. To eat out, drive 10-15 minutes to Infiesto and try Pušáki's excellent tasting menu.

Local points of interest from Dave Haxby

  • Pintueles is a walker´s paradise and a typical Asturian village, with an 18th century church, a proud collection of hórreos, and home to the El Sidrón nature reserve. Stroll through forests, spot wild boar or deer, soaring eagles and wild flowers.
  • Asturian gastronomy is famed throughout Spain for its quality. Sample authentic foods in the collection of traditional sidrerías and chigres or treat your palate to the real deal in one of the 1 or 2-star Michelin restaurants close by.
  • An all-year-round extravaganza of traditional village festivals including: the Hazelnut Festival, craft & farmers markets, Easter parades & Infiesto´s very own Feria de Abril, a small, but equally entreating version of Sevilla´s most famous festival.
  • Romanesque churches of Santa María (Villamayor) and San Juan de Berbío (Infiesto) line a stretch of the Camino de Santiago for pilgrims walking in-land from Covadonga to Oviedo. Infiesto is also home to the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Cueva.
  • Piloña is home to the rare ¨caballo Asturcón¨, a bread of horses native to the El Sueve Nature Reserve and Monte Cayón, where there is a picnic area with BBQs and walks through forests and hilltops offering impressive views of the Picos de Europa.

Introducing

Dave Haxby

Multilingual Javier, originally from nearby Gijón, was a language teacher in the UK, and Dave an IT solutions specialist. Together they took the leap to sell up, hunt for a house and redesign it for guests. Dave leads with flare in the kitchen, Javier looks after the rest immaculately, and has a host of local knowledge. Together they and their lovable dog Carson give guests a great welcome. They are passionate about Asturias and what they do.