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Wild Mountain Camping & Cottage Retreat - Foothills of the Picos De Europa

4.94 (16 reviews) Verified Cangas de Onís, AS, Spain

About this campspace #s004795

Your host

Claudia

This is a truly unique camping area, the garden campsite is a completely private area with panoramic mountain views. There won’t be any other campers on the farm just you! It’s difficult to find this experience anywhere else!

The farm is set in the mountain foothills of the Picos de Europa near Cangas de Onís.
A place of peace, adventure, incredible views, birdwatching, organic vegetable gardens, forests, owls and stars at night, in harmony with Nature.
Reconnect with natural rhythms in your beautiful private camping area in a region packed with things to do!
There are hiking trails very close by, one trail leads down to a river where you can swim. Also trails suitable for serious mountain bikers. The famous basilica and the breathtaking lakes of Covadonga are a short drive away. We can recommend very experienced mountain guides to take you up into the Picos de Europa. There are fantastic surf schools that we can also recommend in Playa de Vega & Llanes. Some absolutely beautiful beaches are only a 30 minute drive away. Cangas de Onís is a 15 minute drive away and there are excellent restaurants & supermarkets to get supplies. On Sunday there is a market in town where you can sample local foods.
The farm is 20 hectares, consisting of chestnut forests and grazing pastures. The Circle garden campsite has a picnic table, compost toilet & sink with running water (only cold). There is a private clothes line in the campsite if you want to hand wash your clothes in the sink & hang them to dry. There is a private outdoor solar shower area which can have hot water depending if it’s been sunny!  This campsite is surrounded by peach & plum trees which you are welcome to pick.

BBQ & fire pit area. Wood can be collected for free from the forest or purchased from us in bundles (€5 per bundle).
Fresh eggs can be purchased from us everyday. (€2.50 for 6 eggs) Our seasonal vegetables, fruit, organic wholemeal sourdough bread & home brewed kombucha can also be purchased. Please ask for more information. 
There is a local bakery service every day to our village apart from Sundays, let us know the day before & we can place your orders for you the following morning & deliver it to you.   SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED ANYWHERE ON THE FARM. No extra visitors or parties.

Only one vehicle permitted.

If you bring a camper-van it will go in the field facing the amazing mountain view, there is a flat grass area & there is also shade from a hazel tree. It is close to the campsite.

If you would like to stay in the little cottage, it is very special. It’s a rental house a little different from the rest.
The house is small but well equipped with a functional kitchen (cooker and top, fridge, kettle, toaster, blender, Italian coffee maker, microwave, wood-fired Nordica range, all utensils etc.) and bathroom (shower and hot bath) downstairs and a large double bedroom/relax space upstairs with comfy sofa, annex gallery room and balcony.

Upon request a second single bed can be put in the small gallery room which is connected to the bedroom with no division (useful for young children/teenagers). I also have a travel cot available with extra cot mattress, bedding & blankets.

The house is built from traditional chestnut and oak timber frame with lime plasters. Heating is provided by the wood-fired range or radiator.

If you like listening to music there is a rechargeable Bluetooth radio that you can also use as a speaker connected to your phone or laptop. Lovely to listen to some music in the garden while watching the sun go down.




Cancellation policy - No refund if cancelling within one month of arrival date.

Space for

  • Tent
  • Van
  • Lodge

Facilities

  • Drinking water
  • Toilet
  • Hot shower
  • Shower (cold water)
  • BBQ
  • Campfire possible
  • Picnic table
  • Phone charge
  • Electricity
  • Gas (stove)
  • Pets allowed
  • Sportsgear
  • RV Sanitation
  • RV Hookup
  • Hot water
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Heater in accommodation
  • Shelter
  • Covered kitchen

Things to do in the area

  • TIP Open Heart Meditation Classes ~ Beautiful hiking trails close to property.
  • TIP Organic beekeeping classes ~ Pick fruit & veg from the gardens & orchards.
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife watching
  • Snow sports
  • Horseback riding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Climbing
  • Sightseeing
  • Mountaineering

Sustainability practices

  • Waste separation
  • Self-grown food
  • Food products from locals in the region
  • Solar panels
  • Solar water heater
  • Organic cleaning products
  • Water-saving measures

We compost all our organic food waste. We only grow our food organically using permaculture methods. We have three Beehives & practice organic beekeeping.

Your host, Claudia

4.94 (16 reviews)

Host is verified by Campspace

Hi, I’m Claudia and I live in Asturias with my husband & two boys. I absolutely love gardening and I’m very interested in permaculture and growing all our food organically. If not busy outside, I’m busy in the kitchen baking bread or making Kombucha! We have lots of happy chickens and three very loveable cats called Duco, Tommy & Luca, also a Border Collie called Betty.
My family & I love spending time in nature and we’re trying our best to be self-sufficient farmers on our mountain home near Cangas de Onís.
Looking forward to meeting you!!!! :-)

We speak English, Deutsch, Español, Catalán, Italiano & Francés.

Reviews

Herwin

Tell us about your experience
We had a wonderful time here! A huge camping pitch with small kitchen, dry toilet, outdoor shower was lovely. Whatever you do during the day, back at WMretreat, you have a quiet surrounding, for reading, knitting, meditation. The sound of silence, and the drone of cow- and goatbells, an occasional dogbark (the herders of the flock), owls. There are lots of birds, butterflies, etc. And the dogs and cats of the family are just as adorable 🐕🐱

How was the contact with the host?
Claudia, Chris and the boys are a fine family, caring, interested, quiet, but there when needed. We had very good bread, veggies, fruit and eggs (their son will tell you which chicken gave which egg 😉).

Tips for new guests?
Just sit and be aware of the beauty of this mountainous area.

June 2022 · Translated from dutch

Jeroen

Tell us about your experience
A great spot for anyone who wants a quiet holiday.

How was the contact with the host?
Claudia and Chris are super friendly and will go out of their way to make you feel at home.

Tips for new guests?
Go and find the Ruta del Cares for a great hike!
Go to the beach at Playa de Guadamia
Eat some Fabada.
Shower when the sun is setting!
Make friends with Betty and Turo

June 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Claudia has responded

Thank you Jeroen! Great to meet you! 🏕🙏🤗

Gwyneth

Tell us about your experience
Completely wonderful. This camp space is breathtakingly beautiful, a piece of heaven just perfectly arranged for the most delightful camping experience.

In the end we stayed 5 nights instead of two and I’m already planning to go back.

How was the contact with the host?
We were so warmly welcomed by Claudia and her family and were delighted to meet them they are truly great hosts.

We felt so very much at home in this environment and the beautiful camping space they have created.

Claudia and family arranged a supply of delicious fresh eggs and apples and were also able to order bread and croissants from the local baker.

Tips for new guests?
Book a few nights at least.

September 2021

Host Claudia has responded

Thank you so much for this wonderful review, it was so lovely to meet you both. 😘

Kim

Tell us about your experience
I absolutely loved loved this place. I can highly recommend staying here if you want to be in absolute nature and enjoy peaceful environments. The family is amazing and there are many animals around. I will come back in the future and then stay longer.

How was the contact with the host?
Perfect. Quick and easy

October 2021

Host Claudia has responded

Thank you Kim, lovely to have met you! 🙂

Bert

Tell us about your experience
The cottage is really cosy, very clean and has everything you need. Plus the surroundings are sooo beautiful!

How was the contact with the host?
Claudia and her husband were such great hosts, very helpful, flexible, attentive and just really nice people.

October 2021

Host Claudia has responded

Thanks so much for visiting us & for taking the time to write this sweet review. Hope you can come back one day!

Daan

Tell us about your experience
What a wonderful place Claudia, Chris and the kids have made in the mountains near Picos de Europa. The road from the nearest village to the house is quite adventurous but manageable in a normal car. One you are at the site, you have magnificent views (one of our all time top campspots) and all the space you will need. We felt a bit like wild camping, but with lots of extra amenities like: a compost toilet, shower, bbq, fresh veggies from the garden and lovely hosts to show us around. Will definitely come back one day!

How was the contact with the host?
Our hosts Claudia, Chris and the kids were very helpful. Contact was great from arriving till departure.

Tips for new guests?
Be sure to follow the instructions on how to get to the mountain retreat. Roads in the area are probably not what you're used to at home :)

October 2021

Host Claudia has responded

Thank you so much for this lovely review. We loved having you stay here. Look forward to meeting you both again one day! 🙏💚⛰🏕

Bas

Tell us about your experience
Incredible experience in the middle of the untouched Picos! The campspace is optimised for a unique experience surrounded by nature by a the lovely host family.

How was the contact with the host?
Contact was perfect. Very responsive, helpful and interested in our journey! The family did everything for us during our stay and guided us well to this beautiful space!

Tips for new guests?
Arrive before sunset! If the sky turns orange - you won't believe what you see! Also, hike further up the mountain; just a few steps would give you even better views!

September 2021

Host Claudia has responded

Thanks so much for visiting us!!! Hope you can come again some day! 🙏💚⛰

Carry

Tell us about your experience
I had a very nice time with Claudia. I was standing on a field that I had all to myself. You have a beautiful view of the mountains and you can walk very nicely in the area. It is of course basic, but the facilities that are there (such as compost toilet and laundry room) have been made with great care and look very nice. You really get away from it all and can really relax.

How was the contact with the host?
The contact with the host was very good. The instructions to get there were very clear and if anything I could text and reply to Claudia right away.

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Claudia has responded

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Vera

Tell us about your experience
Claudia and Chris have an amazing place in the mountains, with incredible views. Waking up, opening our van and seeing the mountaintops and the clouds was spectacular. If you love tranquility, nature, home grown organic vegetables, making a campfire and you don't mind basic amenities this is your place!

How was the contact with the host?
great! As well beforehand as on the spot. They are very generous and welcoming and gave us some really nice recommendations for the area.

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Claudia has responded

Thank you so much for coming!! Lovely to meet both! 🙏💚⛰🙂

Michal

Tell us about your experience
Amazing place and amazing host. You will enjoy camping in wild nature of Asturias with beautiful view to mountains. You will be hosted by really nice and friendly family, dog, cats and chickens :) I didn't miss anything here. You are going to be provided with place for your tent, cold shower, clean rustical toilet, grill/fire place, fresh water and you can buy some delicious fresh food as eggs, jam, veggies, fruit. I definitely recommend this place. It's perfect if you want to spend some time in peace, because it's hidden in the middle of forest and mountains. I felt very welcomed by host and had really nice time.

How was the contact with the host?
I spoke with Claudia through WhatsApp. She provided me with all necessary information and she was always willing to help. So contact was without any problems, Claudia always responded quickly.

Tips for new guests?
Don't come with sport car. To approach the farm you need go through some kind of terrain road and you could have problem.

August 2021

Host Claudia has responded

Thank you Michal! We loved having you here! Hope you can return one day!

Yes a low sports car probably not a good idea but you do not need a 4x4, all normal cars get here fine.

Neus

Tell us about your experience
Ha estado una experiencia super bonita, llena inmersión en la naturaleza de Asturias.

How was the contact with the host?
Han estado muy atentos y simpaticos con nosotros. Cercanos, familiares y han sabido transmitir su amor por la naturaleza y la huerta.

Tips for new guests?
Andar por el camino de la zona y visitar los lugares emblematicos de Asturias Oriental.

July 2021

Host Claudia has responded

Thank you very much 💚🙏⛰🌼

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Daniel

Tell us about your experience
claudia was amazing, the place is beautiful and the view is breathtaking. there is immense quietness and the nature around is lush and green

How was the contact with the host?
perfect, fast replies and good directions

Tips for new guests?
take a couple of days to take in the nature

July 2021

Host Claudia has responded

Thank you for visiting us!! ⛰🙏💚

Paul

Tell us about your experience
Incredible views around the camping where you can really relax and enjoy nature, a serene place perfect for all kinds of holidays!

How was the contact with the host?
The host family is awesome, they are very nice and are happy to share their homegrown vegetables, fresh eggs or even the company of their pets with you.

Tips for new guests?
As the camping is on the edge of Picos de Europa, you can drive to some really magnificent places in the mountains, from relaxing hikes to exciting climbs, these mountains are incredible. If you rather enjoy the sea, the coastline is filled with beautiful beaches (some more commercial and busy, others very 'wild') and only half an hour away. If you don't want to go very far, there are some cozy towns very close, or you can just come to complete rest at the camping.

July 2021

Host Claudia has responded

Thank you guys!!! 🙏💚🌳🏕😻

Marianne

Tell us about your experience
Paradise in the Pico’s mountains. The route to this place is an adventure in itself. Great hosts,we enjoyed the fresh vegetables from their garden . Absolute solitude, chickens on the ground ,vultures in the air . Highly recommended. Marianne

How was the contact with the host?
Great!

July 2021

Host Claudia has responded

Thank you so much!! We loved having you here, hope you can stay for longer next time! 💚😘🏕🙏

Scout Elke About the scout program

Tell us about your experience
What a beautiful place to camp! Completely hidden in the middle of the most beautiful nature, in the foothills of the Picos de Europa. The silence and tranquility are indescribable. We made a fire and enjoyed a beautiful summer evening. Claudia received us very warmly and made sure we had everything for a wonderful night in nature. A very nice place to come back to!

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Geertje

Tell us about your experience
We feel so lucky to have found this paradise. The camping area is made with so much love and care and is surrounded by fruit trees, mountains and a vegetable garden.
The views are amazing!And there's lots to do in the area like hiking down to the river, visit all the old towns . Claudia, Chris and the boys, thank you so much for sharing your special place and we hope to be back soon!

How was the contact with the host?
Very helpfull and welcoming

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Claudia has responded

Thank you so much for coming, it was a pleasure to have you here. We hope you return one day! 🏕⛰😘

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Rules

NO SMOKING anywhere on the farm.
No loud music or extra visitors.

Please use the bin provided & take your own rubbish with you when you leave.

We have three farm cats that are very friendly and will probably want to say hello to you! Please don’t feed them as they will want to be your forever friend! :-)

Please use the compost toilet provided if you are using the campsite.

 Silence after 11pm.

 Please don’t fly drones without asking permission first, it can be unsettling for our animals & also disturb the peace & tranquility of our home.
 
Please leave everything clean & tidy & as you found it. 

Please note: the solar shower will heat up more when the weather is sunny, if cold weather than the shower may not be particularly warm.  Please close gates after you.
 Thank you for your understanding

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 30 days before check-in date will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excl. Campspace fees). If they cancel between 14 and 30 days before check-in, they will receive a 50% refund. Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Checking in and out

Check-in between: 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Check-out between: 10:30 am–11:30 am

Circle Garden camping pitch

Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

Wild Cottage Retreat

Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

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A beautiful & completely private space to camp surrounded by mountains. No other campers! Welcome to wild paradise!
Only one vehicle per pitch.Only suitable for normal cars, small camper van type vehicles (VW caravelle/Mercedes Vito) & 4x4 overlanding type vehicles.Please message me for more info.

  • Drinking water
  • Toilet
  • Picnic table
  • Hot shower
  • Hot water
  • Electricity
  • Campfire possible
  • Gas (stove)
  • BBQ
  • Phone charge

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 16
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 0
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 360

from € 30.00 per night

Wild Cottage Retreat

Lodge
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The house is small but well equipped with a functional kitchen (cooker and top, fridge, kettle, toaster, blender, Italian coffee maker, microwave, wood-fired Nordica range, all utensils etc.) and bathroom (shower and hot bath) downstairs and a large double bedroom/relax space upstairs with sofa.

  • Drinking water
  • Toilet
  • Picnic table
  • Hot shower
  • Hot water
  • Electricity
  • BBQ
  • Phone charge
  • Heater in accommodation
  • Shelter
  • Covered kitchen

Minimum number of nights: 2
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 16
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 0
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 360

from € 120.00 per night

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