El Encanto del Valleval | Self-catering houses in León | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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El Encanto del Valleval - Self-catering houses in León

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Soto de Sajambre, 24916 Oseja de Sajambre, León
Castile and León, Spain

Maria Silvia Blanco Vega

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+34 600 202658(mobile)

Gloriously quirky and brightly coloured spaces in the quietest, unspoilt mountain village with excellent hiking in stunning beech forests

You're tucked into a backwater here in two traditional stone houses with a shared garden: the goats make more noise than the unspoilt village does, so don't expect anything other than peace and nightlife that is more owls than howls. Both are simple, rustic houses with quirky, homely interiors, open-plan living rooms with fireplaces and bright, almost kitsch, colour schemes.  It's shot through with owner Silvia's personality: find painted fairies, displays of handiwork and cushion covers made from old shirts -  somehow it all works! Bedrooms and bathrooms are predictably colourful and wacky but spotless; kitchens have all you need and, happily, leftovers from other guests like useful olive oil, coffee, salt etc. Outside is a simple area for you to sit in the sun, enjoy the mountain views and eat together with children playing - this is very much a joining in sort of place and won't suit lovers of bling or solitude. Walking routes are straight from the door, you are surrounded by beech forests - spectacular in autumn, fresh in spring. Silvia greets you with a roaring fire, homemade cake, organic eggs.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
Wireless internet access available.
Working farm
Or vineyard.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Maria Silvia Blanco Vega:

Local points of interest from
Maria Silvia Blanco Vega:

  • You can visit the School Museum with a guided tour explaining how it was one of the most impressive didactic schools in all of Spain where they still have a very interesting material.
  • Very close to Las Casas you will find the Botanical Garden where you can see trees with more than 100 years and observe the tranquillity of nature.
  • The fountain and the laundry also have their charm where formerly the women of the town went to wash the clothes.
  • In the centre of the town you will find the Mill where the wheat and other cereals were harvested or exchanged.
  • From las Casas you can do lots of routes that we will tell you according to the needs of each one, one of them is very beautiful, accessible by its spectacular views climbing through the beech forest.
Points of interest

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  • 2 Houses for 4 - 6
Price:(i) 450 to700 per week

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 6 nights in high season.


Restaurants 5-10km.




Soto de Sajambre, 24916 Oseja de Sajambre, León

Self-catering Casa Brigida (self-catering)
House ~ 2 twins, 1 double; 2 bathrooms
Price: (i) 550 to 700 per week
Self-catering Casa el Pinto (self-catering)
House ~ 1 double, 1 twin; 1 bathroom
Price: (i) 450 to 600 per week

Maria Silvia Blanco Vega

Visit website

+34 600 202658(mobile)