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alison O Reilly

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2018
Hi Alex and I met on the camino last year and one year later we are married! Now we are looking for our new home and business on the camino frances or norte... anywhere near the yellow arrows.... Please let us know if you see anything .... Im sure we would make a great albergues, guest home.... thankyou thankyou
 

Jean Ti

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Norte, Primitivo, Frances,Via de la Plata

Trying to do one camino every year
Location location location!

If you are well located on the way you may have a lot of success!

Enjoy
 
Camino(s) past & future
Nearly every year since 2006, often walking more than one route.
I suggest you have a long talk with Rebekah Scott of Moratiños before seriously considering buying. She is an American married to an Irishman and they run a small place called The Peaceable Kingdom. The local populations don't always take newcomers lightly and there are many other issues I've heard about. Good luck to you, but please do your homework. :)
 

Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
I hope @Rebekah Scott doesn’t mind us pulling her in to this but I second @Anniesantiago ‘s suggestion. In fact it would be great to actually travel to Moratinos and talk face to face. Make sure you peel some potatoes or fold the washing while you talk.
And don’t think she’s all doom and gloom when she tells you real stories! Remember your experience of the Camino was probably the best possible- it’s not always like that.
Doing your homework well will set you up well to avoid disillusionment and promote success. I wish you both well.
 

Tincatinker

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Lots ;0)
There was an old innkeeper once, ran probably the best inn in town. Always busy, most times full. Late one night, all the bedrooms booked and the bar roaring, a young couple showed up. The bloke was tired and grumpy, she was “fecund and full bellied”. They wanted a room. And they were skint. The innkeeper had enough to deal with, what with the crowds in town and the hustle and the bustle and the $€£ being waved in his face. The story tells us that the innkeeper made a good decision that night. If you can make those sorts of decisions I wish you well 😉
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
Hi Alex and I met on the camino last year and one year later we are married!
Jeeez! For a split second, my heartattack had a heartattack! Spanish wine, I thought...

Best of luck to you!
 
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MacMac

The Ghost Who Walks
Camino(s) past & future
Frances: 2016
Finisterre y Muxia: 2016
Frances: 2017
Portuguese: 2018
Ingles: 2018

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking.
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Ahhh, pipe dreams...they are wonderful and the first thought. I hope all goes well for you in your search!
 

SafariGirl

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés, Vía de la Plata, Primitivo, Norte, Lebaniego & Vadiniense,
Aragonés
When I walked the Francés last year Christine’s albergue in Villares de Orbigo (close to Astorga) was for sale:
www.alberguevillaresdeorbigo.com
Best of luck with your wonderful dream! Mx :)
 

Felipe

Veteran Member
As it may be expected, there are webpages for property sales in Spain, for example this. They include some current albergues, and houses announced como "in the Camino, good place for an albergue". As in any property transaction, caution and foresight are very recommended, and maybe consulting a local notary or lawyer before closing the deal. Consider also that a new albergue needs an official permit, it is not just some renovations and putting a sign on the door. And there is the annoying migration and job permit thing...
I am completely oblivious to this business, but my feeling is that, at least at the beginning, another source of income is needed to survive until things start to work well. And, obviously, it is a seasonal business...there is a reason why most private albergues close between November and February.
Having said that, hope you do well and fulfill all your dreams. :)
 
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LTfit

Veteran Member
When I walked the Francés last year Christine’s albergue in Villares de Orbigo (close to Astorga) was for sale:
www.alberguevillaresdeorbigo.com
Best of luck with your wonderful dream! Mx :)
No longer. I will be moving there March 1, 2020 and officially taking it over on May 1, 2020.

I concur with Annie and Kiwi-family about contacting Reb of the Peaceable Kingdom. Boy do I remember my first talk with her back in 2013! She came to visit me when I was a hospitalera in El Burgo Ranero and gave me good solid advice, without any sugarcoating. Please first volunteer before jumping in, that experience is invaluable!

It took me 8 years of contemplating, walking Caminos criss-crossing all over Spain to finally find the place. Sometimes just when you are no longer looking something falls in your lap.

Good luck to you all. And come visit it me in 2020 in Villares de Orbigo :)

p.s. I talked to the owners of the albergue in Pieros and visited it last fall when it was not yet officially on the market. The albergue is not that large which is fine but the price is very steep as it jalso includes their living space which is 80 m2 and an additional space not being used at the moment.
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
When I walked the Francés last year Christine’s albergue in Villares de Orbigo (close to Astorga) was for sale:
www.alberguevillaresdeorbigo.com
No longer. I'll leave the proper response for she who bought it, because she'll probably have words of wisdom to share. 😊 ;)

Nice to hear that you will be back on the Camino Francés with a group Annie but...you should really rethink your itinerary to include a stay in Albergue Villares de Órbigo (16 km before Astorga) http://alberguevillaresdeorbigo.es/.
You see I will be officially taking over the albergue on May 1, 2020 from the current Belgian owner Christine:). It would be lovely to meet you and Joe and welcome you and your group during the Holy Year.
 
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David61

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2017)(2018)
Hi Alex and I met on the camino last year and one year later we are married! Now we are looking for our new home and business on the camino frances or norte... anywhere near the yellow arrows.... Please let us know if you see anything .... Im sure we would make a great albergues, guest home.... thankyou thankyou
The one just before Sarria was up for sale in June. No idea if it still is. Its a great place
 

Juanma

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo (2015 and 2016)
I walked the Camino France a few weeks back. Two of the (nice) albergues which I stayed in had a “For Sale” sign up.

1) https://www.gronze.com/castilla-y-leon/leon/pieros/albergue-serbal-y-luna
2) https://www.gronze.com/galicia/lugo/san-mamede-do-camino/albergue-paloma-y-lena
This one is also for sale: https://www.gronze.com/castilla-y-leon/burgos/castrojeriz/albergue-orion. At least it was a few weeks ago, and had been for several months, so I'm guessing it still is for sale; price is not low, though.

And I believe these two are also for sale in Agés and Atapuerca, just before Burgos (also quite pricey):
Agés: https://www.gronze.com/castilla-y-leon/burgos/ages/albergue-pajar-ages
Atapuerca: https://www.gronze.com/castilla-y-leon/burgos/atapuerca/hotel-rural-papasol

You've been very well adviced already to get some experience prior to investing and doing such a great change of life; maybe it's better to first rent out an existing albergue for a few years, test if you really like that kind of life and work, and then go for your own purchase.

Good luck anyhow!
 

LTfit

Veteran Member
This one is also for sale: https://www.gronze.com/castilla-y-leon/burgos/castrojeriz/albergue-orion. At least it was a few weeks ago, and had been for several months, so I'm guessing it still is for sale; price is not low, though.

And I believe these two are also for sale in Agés and Atapuerca, just before Burgos (also quite pricey):
Agés: https://www.gronze.com/castilla-y-leon/burgos/ages/albergue-pajar-ages
Atapuerca: https://www.gronze.com/castilla-y-leon/burgos/atapuerca/hotel-rural-papasol

You've been very well adviced already to get some experience prior to investing and doing such a great change of life; maybe it's better to first rent out an existing albergue for a few years, test if you really like that kind of life and work, and then go for your own purchase.

Good luck anyhow!
And Juanma knows what he is taking about with years of experience!
 

NualaOC

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
A few and hopefully lots more. See signature.
Hi Alex and I met on the camino last year and one year later we are married! Now we are looking for our new home and business on the camino frances or norte... anywhere near the yellow arrows.... Please let us know if you see anything .... Im sure we would make a great albergues, guest home.... thankyou thankyou
Congratulations to both of you - what a lovely story! Wishing you well for the future and in your search for an albergue.

No longer. I will be moving there March 1, 2020 and officially taking it over on May 1, 2020.

I concur with Annie and Kiwi-family about contacting Reb of the Peaceable Kingdom. Boy do I remember my first talk with her back in 2013! She came to visit me when I was a hospitalera in El Burgo Ranero and gave me good solid advice, without any sugarcoating. Please first volunteer before jumping in, that experience is invaluable!

It took me 8 years of contemplating, walking Caminos criss-crossing all over Spain to finally find the place. Sometimes just when you are no longer looking something falls in your lap.

Good luck to you all. And come visit it me in 2020 in Villares de Orbigo :)

p.s. I talked to the owners of the albergue in Pieros and visited it last fall when it was not yet officially on the market. The albergue is not that large which is fine but the price is very steep as it jalso includes their living space which is 80 m2 and an additional space not being used at the moment.
Wow! That's very exciting news, @LTfit. A big move for you, but also a very natural transition. I'll be staying with Christine in October and hopefully with you in the future. Good luck!
 

LTfit

Veteran Member
Wow! That's very exciting news, @LTfit. A big move for you, but also a very natural transition. I'll be staying with Christine in October and hopefully with you in the future. Good luck!
Somehow I thought that you already knew this Nuala. Depending on your dates, maybe we will meet! I'll pm you my dates as I will be in Astorga for about a week and then in Cacabelos and was planning on walking over to Christine. I'll be taking my pup so walking much more than 15 km is out of the question.
 
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2013 Arles/Aragones
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SafariGirl

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés, Vía de la Plata, Primitivo, Norte, Lebaniego & Vadiniense,
Aragonés
No longer. I will be moving there March 1, 2020 and officially taking it over on May 1, 2020.

I concur with Annie and Kiwi-family about contacting Reb of the Peaceable Kingdom. Boy do I remember my first talk with her back in 2013! She came to visit me when I was a hospitalera in El Burgo Ranero and gave me good solid advice, without any sugarcoating. Please first volunteer before jumping in, that experience is invaluable!

It took me 8 years of contemplating, walking Caminos criss-crossing all over Spain to finally find the place. Sometimes just when you are no longer looking something falls in your lap.

Good luck to you all. And come visit it me in 2020 in Villares de Orbigo :)

p.s. I talked to the owners of the albergue in Pieros and visited it last fall when it was not yet officially on the market. The albergue is not that large which is fine but the price is very steep as it jalso includes their living space which is 80 m2 and an additional space not being used at the moment.
Congratulations! And best of luck with your new adventure :)
 

alison O Reilly

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2018
No longer. I will be moving there March 1, 2020 and officially taking it over on May 1, 2020.

I concur with Annie and Kiwi-family about contacting Reb of the Peaceable Kingdom. Boy do I remember my first talk with her back in 2013! She came to visit me when I was a hospitalera in El Burgo Ranero and gave me good solid advice, without any sugarcoating. Please first volunteer before jumping in, that experience is invaluable!

It took me 8 years of contemplating, walking Caminos criss-crossing all over Spain to finally find the place. Sometimes just when you are no longer looking something falls in your lap.

Good luck to you all. And come visit it me in 2020 in Villares de Orbigo :)

p.s. I talked to the owners of the albergue in Pieros and visited it last fall when it was not yet officially on the market. The albergue is not that large which is fine but the price is very steep as it jalso includes their living space which is 80 m2 and an additional space not being used at the moment.
Thankyou so much for that good advice I will do as much research as possible even though we are itching to find our home and pilgrims home NOW . Im hoping to walk in October this year to look more!!
 

alison O Reilly

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2018
No longer. I will be moving there March 1, 2020 and officially taking it over on May 1, 2020.

I concur with Annie and Kiwi-family about contacting Reb of the Peaceable Kingdom. Boy do I remember my first talk with her back in 2013! She came to visit me when I was a hospitalera in El Burgo Ranero and gave me good solid advice, without any sugarcoating. Please first volunteer before jumping in, that experience is invaluable!

It took me 8 years of contemplating, walking Caminos criss-crossing all over Spain to finally find the place. Sometimes just when you are no longer looking something falls in your lap.

Good luck to you all. And come visit it me in 2020 in Villares de Orbigo :)

p.s. I talked to the owners of the albergue in Pieros and visited it last fall when it was not yet officially on the market. The albergue is not that large which is fine but the price is very steep as it jalso includes their living space which is 80 m2 and an additional space not being used at the moment.
Thankyou so much for all your advice I will look into Pieros and like you said just keep looking, funny I wasnt looking for a husband and yip just happens!!!
 

FRL

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
April-May 2017
Congratulations Alison and Alex! Have a happy-forever-after, living your dream in Spain.
LTfit, my friends and I loved staying at Villares de Orbigo. My photo of the side wall of the albergue, with the clothesline painting, has always been a hit when I have given (a few) Camino talks. Best wishes to you with your new adventure! I hope I can stay there again.
 

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