Name of applicant:José Luis del Río Fernández
Address:Samartín, s/n. 33583 - Borines (Piloña-Asturies)
Phone: 985 707 587
GPS coordinates: 43º 23´27,35″/ 5º 19´3,88″
Sele “village house” has been awarded 3 triskels by the Regional Tourism Authorities. We offer bed and breakfast in an Asturian traditional house that is more than 100 years old and has been fully restored.
Sustainable agriculture/ farming:
We are suscribed to the Convivium Slow d´Asturies, promoting the Slow food philosophy. All our menus offer local products (asturian cheeses, sweets and jams, milk, honey, eggs..). Links: Natural Cider museum: www.museodelasidra.com – Cheese and Cider route: www.rutalquesuylasidra.com – Ethnographic museum of Western Asturias: www.porrua.net
Cultural Heritage and Rural Development:
We restored a 100 year old traditional Asturian house respecting its original structure and construction materials. We aim to preserve and promote the Atlantic asturian culture for our guests´ enjoyment. Furniture with an ethnographic value, as well as our own language and art from local artists are promoted and disseminated. We also collaborate with local associations that have a positive impact in rural development.
The house has solar panels and biomass boilers to produce ACS and for the heating system. We have low consume lighting, separate waste for reclycling, and promote the rational use of water. We installed showers instead of baths and hydromassage showers. We encourage our guests to discover our region by train.
All leisure activities are related to nature protection and knowledge, paying special attention to children (family activities) and collaborating with companies that are specialized in the knowlegment of Asturian forest, mountainous and karstic environments (mountains, cavities, rivers and canyons).