Rural Galicia villa with pool near Portugal river border and beach

River borderlands, Galicia, Northern Spain Property Ref: AG11
  • Doors
    3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 6
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     Pool  Pool
  • Property Ref: AG11

A quiet holiday villa in warm southern Galicia, just a few minutes the river border with Portugal and beaches. The gated pool area backs onto woodlands. Sleeps 6.

Booking information for AG11

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am. 

  • The swimming pool is open from mid-June to mid-September, weather permitting.

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a returnable cash deposit might apply. Please ask.

Changeover day for AG11

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility, as long as undesirable gaps between bookings are not left in High Season.

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Booking information for AG11

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am. 

  • The swimming pool is open from mid-June to mid-September, weather permitting.

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a returnable cash deposit might apply. Please ask.

Changeover day for AG11

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility, as long as undesirable gaps between bookings are not left in High Season.

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Summary

A quiet holiday villa in warm southern Galicia, just a few minutes the river border with Portugal and beaches. The gated pool area backs onto woodlands. Sleeps 6.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    3 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    3 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 6

Enjoyment
TV & VCR; Digital TV converter with input for DVDs and pendrive; CD player; Barbecue; Private swimming pool (8 m x 4 m, 1.35 m – 2 m deep); Sunloungers.

Self-catering
4-ring electric hob; Oven; Dishwasher; Microwave; Toaster; Juicer; Kettle; Coffee machine; Fridge-freezer; Wood-fired oven in addition to normal cooking facilities.

Practicalities
Washing machine; Iron & board; Oil-fired central heating; Open fireplace; Stepped and gated garden; Garden furniture; Shaded porch; All bedding and towels provided (except for pool/beach towels).

Notes on facilties
The pool area was reported to have been visited by small snakes in September 2014. Although this occurrence has only been reported on this occasion, the property owner has confirmed he is doing his best to eradicate them.

Layout

On one floor but two levels
Hallway to bedrooms; Bedroom 1: Double bed with shower room/WC; Bedroom 2: Double bed with shower room/WC; Living room with fireplace and access to terrace; Up steps to Bedroom 3: Double bed with bathroom/WC (shower over bathtub); Open-plan kitchen-dining room with access to furnished porch/terrace.

Exterior
Furnished porch, lawn & barbecue; Fenced pool area separated by a very short path.

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Overview

This area is one of the most desirable in Galicia: the Rias Baixas (southern estuaries) region which benefits from a much milder climate than the northern coast, a microclimate where wine grapes and even kiwi are cultivated.

Here you are very close to Portugal and its natural border of the River Miño, also pretty beaches, the picturesque historical town of Tui, and Monte Aloia Natural Park.

There's a great deal to explore in a leisurely way, without having to drive far.

The cottage itself is an attractive place to spend a holiday. You have the comforts and facilities of a proper holiday home in the setting of an inhabited hamlet, with a garden, a barbecue and a large swimming pool backing onto woodlands.

Shops are a short drive, but there's a restaurant at walking distance that specializes in large lunches of barbecued meats and salads.

With its pillared porch and stone build, finished with plenty of wood, the cottage is typically Galician. The interior is smartly rustic, very neatly presented and cared-for without being ostentatious.

The villa is arranged on two levels, joined by a few steps.

On the lower level, an inviting living room with a series of large windows that fill the room with natural light has a delightful extension in the form of a new conservatory, which doubles as another living and dining room and opens to the walled garden; there are two matching bedrooms here also.

A few steps lead up to an open-plan kitchen and dining room, a bathroom and a third bedroom.

The living room and conservatory have views of the garden. A door opens to the lawn, where garden furniture is arranged for you to savour sweet, countryside air over a quiet lunch or a barbecue.

 The kitchen also opens to a furnished porch-terrace for sitting out.

Slip out the rear gate of the garden by the wooded area, and the shortest of paths –just a couple of steps– takes you round to a separate and private fenced-off pool area with a good-sized (8 m x 4 m) swimming pool and sunbeds. There are a couple of houses nearby, but there is still good privacy here. The property is bordered at the back by woods.

The rural location is perfect for those seeking a well put-together house in a quiet spot, yet near interesting attractions.

Just 20 minutes from the villa, the briefly named Tui is situated on the broad River Miño, which marks the frontier with Portugal. It’s a delightfully small, historic cathedral town of old stone buildings and squares, a lovely place to walk around and explore.

From here you can continue over the old iron bridge built by Gustav Eiffel into Portugal and drive to beaches. Or drive directly up into Natural Park of Monte Aloia, where paths and streams crisscross the pine forests and there are picnic spots. The mares here are said to be made pregnant by the wind (the Galicians are Spain's most superstitious inhabitants).

You can also take river trips from Tui and rent kayaks or bicycles. It's a lovely, green area of Spain.

Also 20 minutes away, on the coast, beaches are a big draw and the port of La Guardia has fish restaurants that are worth the trip alone. A great chance to sample the seafood for which Galicia is famous throughout Spain. La Guardia dock has a fish auction at four in the morning –not that we expect you'll want to miss out on sleep to be there, but this long-standing tradition is quite an event. La Guardia also has an interesting well-preserved fortress from where the view stretches to the Cies Islands (you can take a boat there).

On the way to La Guardia, there are two detours that we recommend. One takes you to the Muiños do Folón: nineteen water mills, the oldest of which dates back to the 12th century, built in a cascade down the hillside. The other takes you up Mount Tecla to hilltop Celtic ruins and extraordinary high views down the River Miño estuary and over the ocean.

Portugal and another beach are even closer to the villa. In ten minutes you can be lazing on the small but well-kept river beach at Vila Nova de Cerveira.

It's exciting to be able to experience another country and culture so easily and we thoroughly recommend Vila Nova de Cerveira for its charm and culture. A medieval fair is held here in the summertime, there is hilly countryside with great views, and the river beach has lawned areas to spread out towels, and a very good outdoor bar-café.

If Galicia and its wonderfully generous cuisine is a pleasure, Portugal offers even cheaper options. For sandy coastal beaches, simply follow the road down to Ancora, which is superb.

The area around this villa is perhaps best known for its wines. The Rosal vineyards produce some of the best albariño white wines in Spain. A chilled glass of albariño with fresh fish or prawns is one of the highlights of a holiday here.

If you want to visit one of the Spain's most beautiful small cities, Santiago de Compostela is an hour and a half by car. Santiago also has an airport with low-cost flights.

Vigo is the closest airport for the villa, but do consider also Porto in Portugal, a major airport with an easy motorway link to southern Galicia.

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Location

Setting

Lower course of the large Mino river. An area close to the sea, well known of its mild climate and wine production.

Location

Residential hamlet in an area of woods and vineyards. 2 km from town centre and near the river border with Portugal.

Tomiño 1.5 km
Most facilities
Tui 15 min
Historical town
Vila Nova de Cerveira 10 min
Portugal, river beach
Monte Aloia Natural Park 20 min
Hiking
La Guardia 20 min
Beaches, fishing port
Ancora 35 min
Excellent Portuguese beach
Santiago Compostela 1 hr 30 min
Historical town
airport Nearest Airports
Vigo (VGO) 40 mins
Porto (OPO) 1 hr 15 mins
Santiago (SCQ) 1 hr 30 mins
La Coruña (LCG) 2 hrs

Prices

Rustical Travel charges Euros. All prices are fully inclusive, no hidden costs, no surcharges.

Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 07 Jul 201707/07/2017
€980
08 Jul 201708/07/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
€1,260
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
€980
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 07 Jul 201707/07/2017
€980
08 Jul 201708/07/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
€1,260
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
€980
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 07 Jul 201707/07/2017
£849
08 Jul 201708/07/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
£1,092
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
£849
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 07 Jul 201707/07/2017
$913
08 Jul 201708/07/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
$1,174
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
$913
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 07 Jul 201707/07/2017
AU$1,282
08 Jul 201708/07/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
AU$1,649
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
AU$1,282
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 07 Jul 201707/07/2017
CAD$1,845
08 Jul 201708/07/2017 01 Sep 201701/09/2017
CAD$2,373
02 Sep 201702/09/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
CAD$1,845

Booking information for AG11

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am. 

  • The swimming pool is open from mid-June to mid-September, weather permitting.

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a returnable cash deposit might apply. Please ask.

Changeover day for AG11

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility, as long as undesirable gaps between bookings are not left in High Season.

+ Booking information and changeover day for AG11

Booking information for AG11

  • Normal check-in time: 5 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10 am. 

  • The swimming pool is open from mid-June to mid-September, weather permitting.

  • Pets may be permitted on request, in which case a returnable cash deposit might apply. Please ask.

Changeover day for AG11

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility, as long as undesirable gaps between bookings are not left in High Season.

+ Booking information and changeover day for AG11

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YOUR REVIEWS

Jenny | July | 2016

Lovely villa & holiday. The position of the pool is a bit inconvenient with regards to access to the villa & the radio & cd player didnt work which was a shame as a bit of music in the evening was really missed. Apart from that - fabulous."

Rustical Update

We have already informed the manager of the villa about the problems with the cd player and radio so that he can fix them or replace them.

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Lisa | August | 2015

In all dealings with Rustical Travel, from initial enquiries through to payment stage and directions (extremely detailed and very needed!), Rustical Travel were really professional and helpful. I loved the way that each email enquiry was speedily replied to by the same person. Our party consisted of 3 adults and 3 children (from 5-10 years) and we all LOVED the villa. It was old with lots of character, but also had enough modern amenities and equipment to make the stay really relaxing. The bedrooms, showers and bathroom were great, and we spent many evenings in the lovely exterior patio area outside the kitchen. And the sitting room made a great ' chill out area'. Loved the dishwasher! It was also very clean, with new bedding turning up on the middle weekend. The pool was fantastic, and was kept clean by an associate of the owner's who regularly sorted it out. I would point out that there were a few metal studs that were sticking up above the wooden planking which we were concerned might hurt the kids' feet, so we covered them over, as well as a couple of planks being loose. But we didn't see one snake (slightly disappointed as we all like them!) The only other negative points were that the cd player didn't work and we were unable to fathom the video player, if it was working, which we decided didn't. Maybe a little attention is needed on those items. Overall, it really was a magical holiday, with the villa being even better than we had expected, and was a 5 minute drive from Tomino, a lovely little town, and in the middle of loads of things to explore (as all the information sent by Rustical Travel alerted us to). Didn't want to leave."

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Brian | September | 2014

The villa was excellent,but the pool area was infested by snakes.This for us ruined our stay,I despatched 15 in one day.We were there for a month and the pool was never cleaned and was unusable in the final week.I strongly recommend that you inform future clients of the snakes,if we had been aware of them we would not have booked the villa. Yours Brian."

Rustical Update

Property owner confirms he is trying to eradicate them and this occurrence has been clearly mentioned in the description of the facilities. (January 2015)

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Dom | August | 2014

Just a brief note to say that we had a great time in the house in Galicia in early July. Many thanks to you and your colleagues for your efficiency and courtesy in our dealings. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rustical Travel to my friends."

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Andrew | April | 2014

A belated note to say thanks for the directions, we found the house no problem and had a great week. The house was lovely; only point I would make is that a dishwasher would have been nice but wasn't the end of the world!"

Rustical Update

 We spoke to the owner and he has now installed a dishwasher in the kitchen.

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Brenda | July | 2013

Dear people from RUSTICAL, Many thank you's for another fantastic holiday!! Galicia is really a superb place to spent your holidays and the house was just fantastic. We had clear blue sky for 14 days and an average of 30°C. Thanks for the efficient organisation, the baby cot and high chair. We enjoyed our holiday very much."

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Karen | July | 2013

While both the house and the owner were lovely. I felt that it should have been made clear that the "gated pool" actually ment that the pool was not in the same garden as the house. This would be a distinct problem for those with small children. This fact was not made clear in any of the literature and I would not have booked the property had I known, kind regards, kj"

Rustical Update

It's true that the pool garden is separated from the house by a few metres. We have done our best to make this clear in the Property description.

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