Millhouse garden villa with pool in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia

Santiago, Galicia, Northern Spain Property Ref: AG16
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  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 10
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  • Property Ref: AG16

The perfect combination of a quiet countryside setting with access to central Santiago: the main cathedral square is no more than an easy stroll. Totally private and fully equipped, including WiFi. Sleeps 10.

Booking information for AG16

  • Normal check-in time: 4 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10:30 am.

  • Families with small children should note that two watercourses (a stream and a river) pass close to the house and that the pool is not fenced off.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.

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

Changeover day for AG16

  • The changeover day is Saturday during the main summer season and flexible at other times.

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Booking information for AG16

  • Normal check-in time: 4 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10:30 am.

  • Families with small children should note that two watercourses (a stream and a river) pass close to the house and that the pool is not fenced off.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.

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

Changeover day for AG16

  • The changeover day is Saturday during the main summer season and flexible at other times.

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Summary

The perfect combination of a quiet countryside setting with access to central Santiago: the main cathedral square is no more than an easy stroll. Totally private and fully equipped, including WiFi. Sleeps 10.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    5 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    2 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 10

Enjoyment
Barbecue; Sunloungers; Garden armchairs; Private swimming pool (8 m x 5 m; 1.4 -1.6 m deep); Badminton; Lawned and tree-planted gardens.

Self-catering
4-ring electric hob; Oven; Dishwasher; Microwave; Toaster; Coffee maker; Blender; Kettle; Fridge freezer.

Practicalities
WiFi Internet; Satellite TV; DVD; CD player; Washing machine; Iron & board; Hairdryer (in the bathroom); Oil-fired central heating; Cot (on request); Open fireplace (firewood not included); Terrace & porch furniture; All bedding and towels provided (except pool towels); Private parking.

Notes on Facilities
Families with small children should note that two watercourses (a stream and a river) pass close to the house and that the pool is not fenced off.

Layout

Ground floor
Furnished, covered porch; Living / dining room; Kitchen / breakfast room; Bedroom 1: Double bed; Shower room/WC.

First floor
Bedroom 2: Twin beds; Bedroom 3: Twin beds; Bedroom 4: Twin beds; Bedroom 5: Double bed; Bathroom/WC (shower over half tub).

Exterior
Gated entrance; Private parking; Gardens & stream; Private swimming pool.

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Overview

The location is perfect for combining a quiet rural holiday stay with Galicia’s most fascinating city.

Within its own gated garden grounds, the converted millhouse is totally private. The surroundings are wooded countryside and a clean stream still flows through the gardens and under the old building, which has been completely renovated as self catering accommodation.

And yet you only need to stroll 10 minutes from the hillside hollow, where the house is hidden away, to find yourself in the old town in central Santiago de Compostela. The historic quarter of Galicia’s famed pilgrimage town, bringing you the cathedral square and the twists and turns of its alleyways, is a pleasant and easy walk away, past an oak park and the University Campus.

This is one location where you can manage without a car. As long as you're planning to spend your holiday between the villa and the town, then you may wish to forget about hiring a car, take a taxi from Santiago Airport, and then walk to and from town and a nearby supermarket.

On a terrace above the house, with pretty views across the countryside, is a lawned swimming pool. Private parking is on the same level as the pool and one walks down a short slope to enter the millhouse via a covered, furnished terrace. This looks out over a garden and a clean river, flowing gently by.

The house retains its rustic quality in wood beams and stone walls, while its facilities have been modernized to accommodate a party of up to ten people.

The downstairs living room is solidly furnished and there’s a fireplace for log fires if it gets chilly, although the entire house is also centrally heated.

A kitchen and breakfast room has an electric cooker and two ovens (electric and microwave) as well as an old wood-fired hearth. An outside barbecue provides yet another cooking option.

You might like to take breakfast in a glassed-round conservatory, whose sliding doors open to a quietly running stream, a neatly kept lawn and the bank of the hillside. Meals and relaxation in this garden are the order of the day: a good barbecue facility is supported by a choice of soft and sturdy seating and sunshades.

The property has 5 well-furbished bedrooms and only 2 bathrooms for up to 10 people. We'd have liked more but nonetheless, following some impressive refurbishments in 2013, we decided the villa deserved inclusion in our collection of Luxury Villas in Northern Spain.

Pride of place outside goes to the superb swimming pool area. It’s a good size (8 m x 5 m) pool and the views are very pretty. It's set apart from the house on a higher, grassy bank.

There are lawns and gardens on different levels, the property verges on countryside, trees all around, and the sensation is more rural than suburban. If you leave the windows open on a warm night, the soft sound of the stream below is sure to lull you to restful sleep.

Until we walked it, we found it hard to credit that we were only ten minutes' walk from central Santiago, and a pleasant stroll it is, too.

Santiago de Compostela is one of Spain's top destinations. The cheerful, animated small city is used to receiving visitors from all over the world, in particular pilgrims, many of whom have walked for days along the well-trodden routes of the Camino de Santiago to reach the Cathedral of St James. This 12th century basilisk houses what are believed to be the bones of the St James the Apostle. The cathedral is on a vast square in the old town, the Plaza de Obradoiro, near which there are countless interesting corners, squares, museums and churches to discover.

You're in Galicia, so expect splendid food, especially fish and seafood. Galicia’s white wines are the best in Spain and Tarta de Santiago is the city’s sweet speciality, an almond tart not unlike a Bakewell.

For eating at home, we recommend fresh produce from Santiago's impressive market.

Twenty-five minutes from the city are the Noia and the Muros estuaries, where starts the famed Costa da Morte (Coast of Death), so named for the many shipwrecks on its rocks over the centuries. Noia and Muros are two of the several river estuaries which crenellate the dramatic coastline and give the region its unique landscaping.

Here you will find sandy beaches, fishing villages and a zesty Atlantic Ocean. You can enjoy swims or drive out to the land's end at Finisterre and its lighthouse.

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Location

Setting

In a private wooded estate by a river.

Location

On the edge of Santiago de Compostela town.

Santiago Compostela 10 mins walk
Historical town
Noia 25 mins
Estuaries and beaches
Finisterre 1 hr
Costa da Morte coast
airport Nearest Airports
Santiago (SCQ) 20 min
La Coruña (LCG) 50 min
Vigo (VGO) 1 hr
Porto (OPO) 2 hr 15 min

Prices

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Sleeps up to 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -10
30 Apr 201730/04/2017 02 Jun 201702/06/2017
info€1,040
03 Jun 201703/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€1,090
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 08 Sep 201708/09/2017
€1,850
09 Sep 201709/09/2017 01 Oct 201701/10/2017
€1,090
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Sleeps up to 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -10
30 Apr 201730/04/2017 02 Jun 201702/06/2017
info€1,040
03 Jun 201703/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€1,090
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 08 Sep 201708/09/2017
€1,850
09 Sep 201709/09/2017 01 Oct 201701/10/2017
€1,090
Offer legend Special offer: click to view price reduction
Sleeps up to 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -10
30 Apr 201730/04/2017 02 Jun 201702/06/2017
info£879
03 Jun 201703/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
£921
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 08 Sep 201708/09/2017
£1,564
09 Sep 201709/09/2017 01 Oct 201701/10/2017
£921
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Sleeps up to 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -10
30 Apr 201730/04/2017 02 Jun 201702/06/2017
info$962
03 Jun 201703/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
$1,008
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 08 Sep 201708/09/2017
$1,711
09 Sep 201709/09/2017 01 Oct 201701/10/2017
$1,008
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Sleeps up to 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -10
30 Apr 201730/04/2017 02 Jun 201702/06/2017
infoAU$1,407
03 Jun 201703/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
AU$1,475
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 08 Sep 201708/09/2017
AU$2,503
09 Sep 201709/09/2017 01 Oct 201701/10/2017
AU$1,475
Offer legend Special offer: click to view price reduction
Sleeps up to 10 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -10
30 Apr 201730/04/2017 02 Jun 201702/06/2017
infoCAD$2,099
03 Jun 201703/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
CAD$2,200
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 08 Sep 201708/09/2017
CAD$3,734
09 Sep 201709/09/2017 01 Oct 201701/10/2017
CAD$2,200
Offer legend Special offer: click to view price reduction

Booking information for AG16

  • Normal check-in time: 4 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10:30 am.

  • Families with small children should note that two watercourses (a stream and a river) pass close to the house and that the pool is not fenced off.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.

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

Changeover day for AG16

  • The changeover day is Saturday during the main summer season and flexible at other times.

+ Booking information and changeover day for AG16

Booking information for AG16

  • Normal check-in time: 4 pm – 10 pm; Normal check-out time: 10:30 am.

  • Families with small children should note that two watercourses (a stream and a river) pass close to the house and that the pool is not fenced off.

  • The swimming pool is open all year, weather permitting, but not heated.

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

Changeover day for AG16

  • The changeover day is Saturday during the main summer season and flexible at other times.

+ Booking information and changeover day for AG16

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YOUR REVIEWS

Sarah | September | 2016

The property is delightful - so cool in the house. Pool great - grounds lovely and owner very helpful and speaks good English! Everything went very well."

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Lesley | August | 2016

This villa is in a fantastic location, a short walk from the city centre, in a quiet residential area. The garden is a beautiful place to relax and the house is full of character with all the facilities we needed. The owners were friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful week in Santiago, which is full of historic interest, lovely restaurants and has a safe and friendly atmosphere. The weather was amazing and we would love to return here. It is worth noting that the walk from the house to the top of the drive includes steps and a steep hill, which would not suit anyone who has difficulty walking, Likewise, the walk into the city includes some uphill climbs."

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Joan | June | 2016

This is a lovely house. Very clean and well-looked after and the owners are very helpful. The pool and grounds are lovely. It's also about 50metres from the Camino from Santiago to Finisterre, which is very pleasant. Food in Galicia is fantastic in all sorts of unlikely places. Santiago is a very pleasant city - people are consistently helpful and willing to communicate no matter how poor you think your Spanish or Galician is. It does rain in Galicia - best not to forget that. I would not recommend hiring a car here - you don't need it for the city - everything is a few minutes walk - and the one way system in the city is very confusing when you're driving. There is public transport or you can use organised tours to all the Galician sights. Unless you actually enjoy driving don't bother."

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Stuart | September | 2015

When we eventually found the villa (the directions were not quite accurate in the final stages and didn't seem to take account of the one way system!) we were extremely pleased with our choice. The setting of the villa is amazing and so peaceful. It's difficult to believe that you are within easy walking distance of a city with some great restaurants, bars and free tapas! We had a lovely relaxing week and felt really settled in our peaceful and private space. Julio, the owner's son, lives at the 'top of the garden' and was on hand to help if needed and left us a very welcome bottle of wine to kick off our first evening at the villa - thank you!"

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Ian | August | 2014

The MIllhouse garden villa was perfect for our group. It had more than enough space for what turned out to be seven of us. It is very accessible for the centre of Santiago and also for the camino. The owners were extremely helpful and accommodating (we didn't to ask for assistance very much but when we did they were more than happy to give this). The one thing we felt there should be more of is larger cups/mugs for tea/coffee otherwise we were very happy with the millhouse and thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

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Graham | July | 2014

Beautiful house in a fantastic setting. Walking distance from city centre yet feels like you are in the middle of the countryside when you are in house/gardens. Very narrow road for about 30 metres in the approach to the house did not suit our very large people carrier / van, but would not be a problem for a regular sized car. The owner's son Juan, was regularly around the place and he really helped us have a great holiday with his assistance and advice. We would have no hesistaton in recommending this holiday home."

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Gillian | July | 2014

This property exceeded our expectations especially in regard to the extensive and beautifully maintained grounds, and the wonderful views from the swimming pool. The actual house is relaxing and comfortable and it is lovely to listen to the sounds of water running close by. Our party included 3 children aged 5 and 9 and they loved the freedom of being able to run around and play quite safely in the different garden areas. But undoubtedly the most amazing thing about this house is that one moment you are far away from it all in the peace and tranquility of the mill house yet within 15 minutes leisurely walking through the lovely university area, you are right in the centre of the most beautiful old city of Santiago di Compostela. The contrast never ceased to amaze us! It is truly the very very best of both worlds! Finally, the owners are welcoming and charming. What more could you ask? We all want to go back next year - if it is available - August 2015 already looks to be booked unfortunately."

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