“Casa de Aldea” (literally “Hamlet House”) is the name given to a privately-owned dwelling in Asturias, located in an area with a population of less than 500 or on land where urban housing construction is prohibited, and tourist activity has been authorised by the Principado de Asturias (regional government in Asturias). The architectural characteristics of the dwelling are shared by all similar traditional structures in the area.
The “three Trisquels” (Celtic symbol) is the classification denoting quality of the highest level that the Principado de Asturias bestows on a Casa de Aldea thus assuring that it meets the following criteria:
– The kitchen stove must be thermoglass/ceramic, the refrigerator has a freezer compartment, and there is a washing machine, iron, crockery, cutlery, glassware, kitchen appliances and pots and pans. -
– The size of a double bedroom with bathroom is at least 14m2.
– Not situated near a national highway, and at least 1 km. from a rubbish dump or source of pollution.