Posada del Valle

Top choice hotel in Arriondas

This remarkable, English-run spot, in a beautiful valley 3km north of Arriondas, is not only a charming 12-room rural retreat and a wonderful walking base, but also a multifaceted sustainable-living experience. Design and decor emphasise local art and artistry, and all rooms have valley views.

About 35% of the food served comes fresh from the hotel's organic farm (managed partly for wildflower conservation). Breakfasts (€9) and four-course dinners (€26; nonguests by pre-booking only) always include a vegetarian option.

Self-guided walking information is provided for the Picos de Europa and Asturias coast, as well as the local area. Also on offer are various courses and workshops, including organic cooking, Spanish conversation and felt-making. It's just past Collía village, on the AS342.