This is authentic Asturias. The big family house, ‘casona asturiana’, dating back to the 1900s, was restored, extended and decorated by Daniel and his family with deep respect for its fine old stones and timbers. An hórreo, a raised grain store typical of Asturias, stands outside. The smiling brother-and-sister owners thrive on making their little hotel especially welcoming, from the impressive entrance hall onwards. Bedrooms are big, beamy and colourful with good beds and classic Spanish tiled floors while four super luxury cabins in the garden offer extra privacy. You will find space, interesting art and deep armchairs everywhere, and if the very Spanish tile-and-timber bathrooms are less roomy, they are perfectly adequate. Daniel is a master in the kitchen, the food is exceptional, the fresh local breakfast utterly memorable. A good walking path passes the door, masses of beaches are within easy reach, as are lovely old Oviedo, the seaside gem of Gijon, and the Picos de Europa for hiking, climbing, canyoning. With its big open tepees in the garden, it’s brilliant for groups and events – and they love dogs.