Quality Galicia villa with heated swimming pool in pretty rural location

Covelo, Galicia, Northern Spain Property Ref: AG21
  • Doors
    4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 8
  • Poll
     Pool  Pool
  • Property Ref: AG21

A wonderful hamlet villa hidden away in a green valley with a mild microclimate. Special feature: a heatable, chlorine-free swimming pool. Sleeps 2 to 8.

Booking information for AG21

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

  • The swimming pool is open from early May to late September, weather permitting.

  • When the entire property is booked at the small party rate "sleeps up to 2 people" or "sleeps up to 4 people", two bedrooms only are available. The other bedrooms remains closed and unused.

  • A refundable security deposit of 300 euros applies to this property. When you make a booking you authorize for this sum to be held against your card subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

Changeover day for AG21

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

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Booking information for AG21

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

  • The swimming pool is open from early May to late September, weather permitting.

  • When the entire property is booked at the small party rate "sleeps up to 2 people" or "sleeps up to 4 people", two bedrooms only are available. The other bedrooms remains closed and unused.

  • A refundable security deposit of 300 euros applies to this property. When you make a booking you authorize for this sum to be held against your card subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

Changeover day for AG21

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

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Summary

A wonderful hamlet villa hidden away in a green valley with a mild microclimate. Special feature: a heatable, chlorine-free swimming pool. Sleeps 2 to 8.

Facilities

  • Bedrooms
    4 Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
    4 Bathrooms
  • Beds
    Sleeps 8

Enjoyment
Satellite TV (limited channels only); DVD; VCR; CD player; Games (pool, table tennis, darts, board games); Private, heated swimming pool (7 m x 3 m; 1.55 m deep at deepest end) with chlorine-free salt filter and night-lighting; Sunshades and sunloungers; Barbecue.

Self-catering
5-ring hob; Double oven; Dishwasher; Microwave; Extractor fan; Kettle; Coffee machines; Toaster; Fridge-freezer.

Practicalities
Washing machine; Tumble dryer; Iron & board; Central heating (included); Open fireplace (firewood provided and included); Double-glazing throughout; Cot (on request); Pool shower; Night illumination on main upper terrace and outdoor patio speakers for the pool; Terrace dining furniture; All bedding and towels provided, including pool towels; private parking.

Notes on Facilities
The pool heating is not available during the coldest months: November to April.

Layout

Upper floor
Large kitchen/diner; Living room with open fireplace and French windows to balcony; Reading room with access to patio; Living room; Utility room; Bedroom 1: Twin bed with shower room (shower over half bathtub)/WC.

Ground floor
Bedroom 2: Large double-bedded room with shower room (walk-in shower)/WC and direct access to patio; Bedroom 3: Double bed with shower room (shower over half bathtub)/WC and direct access to patio; Bedroom 4: Twin beds with shower room (shower over half bathtub)/WC; Games room.

Exterior
Two patios with views and garden/dining furniture; Swimming pool; Parking.

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Overview

The villa, superbly and newly restored, sits in a genuine, rural hamlet location that is walking distance from a simple but good, welcoming bar-restaurant in a fairly remote location but within easy driving to many points of interest.  It's an excellent choice for a family holiday and the pretty valley has plenty to discover.

Inland from Vigo on the Galicia coast and not far from the border with northern Portugal, the valley's microclimate ensures warmer temperatures and a dryer climate than Galicia’s north. The views are marvellous and the house built of light grey granite is very attractive.

One of the major attractions of the villa and is the heatable pool, a rare luxury in the north of Spain: it reaches a balmy 28⁰C, making the summer swimming season a bit longer. If you roll on the thermal pool cover when you retire for the night, warm swims can be possible before breakfast. That's not all: the pool and the patio have lighting for great night swims under the stars and a new environmentally friendly anti-bacterial filter system means that there is no need for chlorine and no sore eyes after swims.

There is space on the poolside for sunbathing and just up a few steps, a dining terrace with views and nighttime illumination where you can enjoy al fresco meals. It connects directly to the kitchen, which we found very convenient. 

One of the first things we noticed when we walked in was the fresh scent of pine from the extensive woodwork: very pleasant!

A spacious country kitchen provides a cheerful focal point for the house with plenty of natural light from windows and skylights in a valuted pine ceiling, into which halogen lights are neatly recessed. It's a smart kitchen with a stainless steel double oven and hob, large fridge-freezer and long wooden dining table.

The kitchen connects to a very pleasant, comfy lounge with a log fire for winter nights in. It gets plenty of natural light coming through the French windows that go out to a balcony with views.

A further bright sitting room has preserved overlapping stone slabs once used to dry root vegetables and fruit. It has a fabulous picture window with beautiful views across the valley and steps go down to the patio outside. Many would agree the layout is very convenient and it's even amusing how all ways seem to lead to Rome in this house.

The house has two double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms, all of them en suite and with shuttered and double-glazed windows. One of the twin bedrooms has a socio-historic feature: a small stone ledge by the window originally intended as a seat where women would gaze out while sewing –you can see it was even purposefully positioned for right-handed needle movement– enjoying a wonderful view of the valley. 

On our latest visit in summer 2015, we felt the facilities at this villa were more than reasonably good but perhaps –and owing to some sitting or living spaces– best suited for six guests, even if sleeping arrangements are in place for up to eight guests in the four rooms. 

In April 2016 we are informed on further improvements in bedrooms, including new beds and mattresses putting the bedroom´s standards even higher.

If you are travelling with kids, there is a games room with a pool table, full size table tennis and darts, as well as board games, shelves with books and music and film DVDs. 

The valley and surrounding natural areas have so much to offer, from walks to fantastic river beaches, picnic and barbecue spots, including a number of good restaurants and bars for sampling the delights of traditional Galician food. 

Your stay will be characterized by all manner of delicious culinary options in the area: you’re in Galicia now! There is a local gastronomic fair at a local town every Saturday –and in Galicia food is a high point of any holiday stay– and twice a month a cheese fair in Cañiza, where you will also find municipal tennis courts and an indoor pool. If you want to try fairground octopus, cooked with art to tasty tenderness– it’s considered a profession in itself– we'll tell you where and when to be in order to try it.

Please note that, although some properties in our books may show on their booking notes that a pet may be accepted on request, this holiday property does not accept pets under any circunstances.

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Location

Setting

Green valley neighbourhood in Galicia interior.

Location

In a tiny neighbourhood in open countryside, 10 minutes walk from bar/restaurant, 15 mins drive from Covelo (supermarket, cybercafé, butcher's, bars, restaurants).

Cende 10 mins walk
Simple bar/restaurant
River barbecue & dip area 3 min
 
Maceira 10 min
Larger river picnic and swim area
Covelo 15 min
Supermarket, bars, restaurants
A Cañiza 20 min
Supermarket, tennis, indoor pool
Mondariz 30 min
Golf, spa town
Tui 50 min
Historic town, River Miño
Vigo 55 min
Beaches
Baiona beaches 1 hr
 
La Guardia 1 hr 20 min
Fishing harbour, beaches
Santiago Compostela 1 hr 30 min
Historical town
airport Nearest Airports
Vigo (VGO) 50 min
Santiago (SCQ) 1 hr 30 min
Porto, Portugal (OPO) 1 hr 50 min
La Coruña (LCG) 2 hr

Prices

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

Sleeps up to 8 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-4pax 5-8
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
€970
€970
€1,080
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
€1,580
€1,580
€1,580
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
€1,150
€1,150
€1,280
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€1,280
€1,440
€1,580
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
€1,720
€1,720
€1,720
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
€1,280
€1,440
€1,580
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
€970
€970
€1,080
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
€1,580
€1,580
€1,580
Sleeps up to 8 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-4pax 5-8
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
€970
€970
€1,080
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
€1,580
€1,580
€1,580
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
€1,150
€1,150
€1,280
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€1,280
€1,440
€1,580
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
€1,720
€1,720
€1,720
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
€1,280
€1,440
€1,580
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
€970
€970
€1,080
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
€1,580
€1,580
€1,580
Sleeps up to 8 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-4pax 5-8
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
£856
£856
£953
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
£1,394
£1,394
£1,394
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
£1,014
£1,014
£1,129
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
£1,129
£1,270
£1,394
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
£1,517
£1,517
£1,517
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
£1,129
£1,270
£1,394
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
£856
£856
£953
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
£1,394
£1,394
£1,394
Sleeps up to 8 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-4pax 5-8
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
$1,140
$1,140
$1,269
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
$1,856
$1,856
$1,856
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
$1,351
$1,351
$1,504
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
$1,504
$1,692
$1,856
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
$2,021
$2,021
$2,021
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
$1,504
$1,692
$1,856
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
$1,140
$1,140
$1,269
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
$1,856
$1,856
$1,856
Sleeps up to 8 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-4pax 5-8
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
AU$1,491
AU$1,491
AU$1,660
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
AU$2,428
AU$2,428
AU$2,428
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
AU$1,767
AU$1,767
AU$1,967
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
AU$1,967
AU$2,213
AU$2,428
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
AU$2,643
AU$2,643
AU$2,643
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
AU$1,967
AU$2,213
AU$2,428
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
AU$1,491
AU$1,491
AU$1,660
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
AU$2,428
AU$2,428
AU$2,428
Sleeps up to 8 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax 1-2pax 3-4pax 5-8
03 Jan 201703/01/2017 07 Apr 201707/04/2017
CAD$1,466
CAD$1,466
CAD$1,633
08 Apr 201708/04/2017 21 Apr 201721/04/2017
CAD$2,388
CAD$2,388
CAD$2,388
22 Apr 201722/04/2017 31 May 201731/05/2017
CAD$1,738
CAD$1,738
CAD$1,935
01 Jun 201701/06/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
CAD$1,935
CAD$2,177
CAD$2,388
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
CAD$2,600
CAD$2,600
CAD$2,600
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 30 Sep 201730/09/2017
CAD$1,935
CAD$2,177
CAD$2,388
01 Oct 201701/10/2017 18 Dec 201718/12/2017
CAD$1,466
CAD$1,466
CAD$1,633
19 Dec 201719/12/2017 02 Jan 201802/01/2018
CAD$2,388
CAD$2,388
CAD$2,388

Booking information for AG21

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

  • The swimming pool is open from early May to late September, weather permitting.

  • When the entire property is booked at the small party rate "sleeps up to 2 people" or "sleeps up to 4 people", two bedrooms only are available. The other bedrooms remains closed and unused.

  • A refundable security deposit of 300 euros applies to this property. When you make a booking you authorize for this sum to be held against your card subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

Changeover day for AG21

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

+ Booking information and changeover day for AG21

Booking information for AG21

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

  • The swimming pool is open from early May to late September, weather permitting.

  • When the entire property is booked at the small party rate "sleeps up to 2 people" or "sleeps up to 4 people", two bedrooms only are available. The other bedrooms remains closed and unused.

  • A refundable security deposit of 300 euros applies to this property. When you make a booking you authorize for this sum to be held against your card subject to deductions for breakages/damage, unpaid local charges (when applicable) or exceptional cleaning.

Changeover day for AG21

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

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YOUR REVIEWS

Nicola | August | 2017

Beautiful and quiet location. Well appointed property equipped to meet all needs. Highly recommend."

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Darron | May | 2017

Great and easy communication prior to arrival. Met the key holder nearby and found her very friendly and helpful. The property was just as described on the website. Lovely peaceful location. Villa was very well equipped and had everything you would need. The small village nearby had a bar/restaurant. The owners were very welcoming and the food was very good and reasonably price. Location meant you were still able to tour the area including the coast. Ideal relaxing break helped by lovely weather. Would strongly recommend. Thanks"

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Patrick | August | 2016

Had a lovely time here. Only downside was lack of wifi and no SPanish or English TV channels - not ideal during Olympics!"

Rustical Update

We have now updated our information regarding the tv channels, which can be very limited.

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Michael | August | 2016

We have just returned from a fantastic 2 weeks in Galicia at AG21. I particularly wanted to comment to you and the owners on the housekeeper, Oly. Not only did was she polite and very helpful, keeping a spotless house and solving any small issues,  but she also went above and beyond. I stupidly left my work laptop hidden at the house, and only remembered when in Northern France. A call to Oly and she sorted out a courier for the laptop to the UK -  and this arrived almost at the same point we did! She really has been great, and the owners should be aware of the excellent job she does. Thank you.

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Geert | July | 2016

We spent a fantastic holiday in this splendid property ! Inside you have 4 big clean rooms with bath or shower, a kitchen with all facilities, a nice living room, a playing room with table tennis-pool-darts-a lot of books, even a 'quiet' room to get some rest ! Outside you have 2 (!) patios, a very nice heated swimming pool and a great view. Also nice : bread can be delivered every day, vegetables+fish 2 times a week. Housekeeper Olly and neighbour Alelina are very friendly, we felt at home ! There were few channels on the satellite-TV, that was the only disadvantage but maybe we didn't search enough. Overall, this property gets a big 11 out of 10, if we'd visit Galicia again we'd surely book this villa !!!"

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George | July | 2015

Quite a lot better than the description and photos describe. For example, there's also a games room with a full size table tennis table. The neighbours are lovely and there's fresh food delivered directly to the door via local mini vans. The pool is perfect, especially as it's climate controlled, although it does sting the eyes after prolonged swimming under water. Such a lovely house with lovely walks around the hamlet... Drive carefully though!!"

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Bruce | April | 2015

We have stayed at this lovely Casa twice now. Once in December when the weather was fantastic, warm sun, fresh air, bright blue skies, excellent for mountain biking and walking in the surrounding hills, as well as sitting on the terrace sipping the lovely local wine and admiring the views. Our 6 year old daughter was very impressed with the Wolf Trap, but disappointed at the lack of any wolves! The second time was over Easter when the weather was wet, but we made use of the log fire in the lounge. The house is spacious with an enormous dining table in the kitchen, great for communal meals and the bedrooms are large, comfortable with en-suites. The local bar is friendly and does basic meals and the surrounding area wonderful for wine bodegas. We would thoroughly recommend this house. Bruce, Jan and Bessie."

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Peter | August | 2014

We loved Galicia (the food, the wine, the vistas, the lack of other Brits) and we liked the Villa (the vista, the facilities) very much. Our only criticism of the villa would be with the beds and bedding - all would benefit from being of higher quality. We think also the relative remoteness of this property -while in some ways part of its appeal - could be a drawback for some and should be flagged more effectively in the description. We would not have been entirely happy to have a 2 week holiday based on the attractions in the immediate vicinity. We were however happy to use it as a base to explore the region - and did over 2000 kms in our hire cars. All in all very good, and happy with the service/communication with Rustical."

Rustical Update

Excellent news: On April 2016 some of the beds and mattresses were replaced. In general all rooms are now offering higher standards.

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Mattijs | July | 2014

We want to give Rustical Travel as organization the highest possible marks on all aspects: A great place, very quiet, spacious, nicely decorated, beautiful views, great pool (even though we could not use it for more than a day, because something was wrong with the chemicals) and well placed terraces (with great deck chairs / beds), very professionally equipped kitchen (including espresso machine !), ok beds, plenty of towels and bed linen, good information (in English !) on restaurants etc. & use of equipment in the house, and pleasant caretaker (Aurelio was very helpful). In short: we felt really at home here! "

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Colette | June | 2014

We had a wonderful time at this villa, so peaceful. We enjoyed being able to take early morning walks (and runs) in the quiet roads around the villa. There are lots of notes at the villa with recommendations on places to go, eat and shop - we endorse it all. The riverside at Maceira is beautiful, especially when it all gets too hot at the villa poolside."

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