We moved to Spain in 2004 with our two young sons. Having tried the delights of Southern Spain and Andalucia for three years we could not find our ideal home or indeed the lifestyle we sought for our family. On our journey south we had briefly passed Northern Spain and commented on its beauty and during internet searches came across Asturian Properties and so began a new chapter for the Taylors. With much email correspondence and the unrivalled help of Miriam, we looked at and discarded many possible properties.
However, during a very brief journey north on a solo visit, Matthew saw and put down a deposit on Casa Lavender which was not on any other estate agent's website! Due to his building experience he could immediately see it was a true jewel, structurally sound but with some cosmetic work on the upstairs, could easily become a home for our family, while the barns were ripe for conversion into two holiday apartments.
We are now in our second year of holiday lettings and have had great feed back from our guests. Matthew continues to improve both our own and the letting accommodation in between his other building projects. Our two boys are happily enrolled at the local Villaviciosa school and Siobhan is busy teaching English to some of the boys' young friends and even helps a couple of newcomers to Spain with their Spanish!
Happy house hunting!