Quiet villa with pool and garden near river, beaches and Portugal

Rias Baixas, Galicia, Northern Spain Property Ref: AG22
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    3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps
    Sleeps 6
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  • Property Ref: AG22

Neat, modern-rustic villa in a relaxing country neighbourhood just minutes from Portugal. Walk to river, vineyards and town, spend days out at beaches and historic sites. Large, chlorine-free pool. WiFi. Sleeps 6.

Booking information for AG22

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

  • The swimming pool is open June to the end of September, weather permitting.

Changeover day for AG22

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

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Booking information for AG22

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

  • The swimming pool is open June to the end of September, weather permitting.

Changeover day for AG22

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

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Summary

Neat, modern-rustic villa in a relaxing country neighbourhood just minutes from Portugal. Walk to river, vineyards and town, spend days out at beaches and historic sites. Large, chlorine-free pool. WiFi. Sleeps 6.

Facilities

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

Enjoyment
WiFi Internet (irregular sometimes); TV (Spanish channels only); DVD;  CD/radio; Private swimming pool (10 m x 4 m; 1.60 - 1 m deep, chlorine-free, salt-filtered) with steps, ladder and railing; Pool shower; Swing; Barbecue.

Self-catering
3-ring vitroceramic hob; Electric oven & grill; Dishwasher; Wood-fired range; Microwave; Coffee maker; Kettle; Toaster; Fridge-freezer.

Practicalities
Washing machine; Iron & board; Central heating (included); Glass-fronted fireplace; Garden furniture; All linen and towels provided (except for outdoor use); Private parking in property (for ordinary size vehicles).

Layout

All one one floor
Open-plan living - dining room - kitchen; Hallway to three bedrooms. Bedroom 1: Double bed (1.35 x 1.80 metre) metrewith en-suite shower/WC: Bedroom 2: Double bed (1.35 x 1.80 metre) with en-suite shower/WC; Bedroom 3: Twin beds (90 x 1.80 metre) with en-suite shower/WC and direct garden access.

Exterior
Lawned gardens with pool area; Front garden with private parking; Furnished, shaded dining area. 

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Overview

The villa is located on a very quiet lane just outside a modest country town, where the last houses dwindle into the green Galician countryside. You can walk down the lane and cross a small river to see grapes for the famed white Albariño and Godello white wines ripening in the sun.

It’s one of the warmest regions for holidays in Northern Spain, very close to the broad River Miño which represents the border with Portugal.

It’s easy to cross back-and-forth between Spain and its neighbour over the bridge at Vila Nova de Cerveira and fascinating to experience and compare the two countries on a single holiday.

There’s lots to enjoy and discover here, so do read on.

The property is one of a few lining a lane that is interspersed with gardens and orchards. It’s a very quiet neighbourhood, with just enough people so that you don’t feel isolated. The owner’s parents live occasionally next door and are on hand if needed, but otherwise leave you discretely to enjoy your privacy. 

The accommodation starts with a high, wood-ceilinged living-and-dining room, where leather sofa and armchairs sit on a floor of smooth, polished red brick. It is a simple holiday home with nice touches.

The natural illumination is what stands out here and if you look at the photos, you’ll see why. The entire length of the wall out to the garden is an unbroken series of floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors, so that sunlight floods in.

It’s a non-smoking environment, clean and fresh.

While the TV is not satellite, we do know that it picks up Portuguese channels from over the border, which always show movies in the original language.

The property is all ground floor and there are no drops anywhere, so we consider it a good choice for families with toddlers, as long as an eye is kept on the pool, which is not gated.

The pool is surrounded by lawned gardens, planted with fruit trees, where there is plenty of room for children to play. There’s a swing, too.

To one side of the garden is a shaded area with garden furniture and barbecue for al fresco meals. A historical curiosity decorates the gardens: an hórreo or old stone grain store, built in traditional style on stilts to keep out inquisitive field mice.

Five minutes’ walk down the lane from the house brings you to a lawned play area for children, and further on is a tranquil, leafy riverside area where you can picnic and even take a dip. It’s shaded by oak trees and little bridges cross streams to take you further along and down to a small weir. Here you can see acres of wine grapes planted in long rows, as well as a hill (Monte de Ton) famous for its ancient petroglyphs, which you can visit.

The small river is clean and refreshing. A path runs all the way (8 km) along it to the point where it flows into the River Miño: a lovely walk.

You can also walk into town from the house for shopping. Tomiño isn’t of great interest in itself, although it has a couple of café-bars and a rustic restaurant with a pub-style garden that is popular for evening meals.

More interesting are the riverside cathedral town of Tui and Vila Nova de Cerveira just across the border in Portugal.

Tui (20 mins from the villa) is situated on the broad River Miño, which marks the frontier with Portugal. It’s a delightful, historic town of old stone buildings and squares, a lovely place to walk around and have lunch or go out for drinks in the evening.

We recommend the Portuguese border town of Vila Nova de Cerveira (15 mins from AG22) 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 towels and a very good outdoor bar-café-restaurant.

Also, just 25 minutes away on the coast, are Spanish ocean beaches and the port of La Guardia, whose 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.

On the way to La Guardia, there are two detours to Galicia’s past. 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 ruins of Celtic settlements and extraordinary high views down the River Miño estuary and over the ocean.

The area between the villa and the coast is perhaps best known for its wines. The Rosal vineyards produce some of the top albariño white wines in Spain. For many, a cold glass of albariño with fresh fish or prawns is one of the highlights of a holiday here.

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

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Location

Setting

Quiet neighbourhood surrounded by vineyards and woods in the Baixo Mino region, next to Portugal.

Location

On a country lane, just outside the small town of Tomiño, 10 minutes walk from shopping & bar/restaurants.

Tomiño 10 mins walk
Simple shopping, café-bars
River picnic spot 12 mins walk
 
Vila Nova de Cerveira 15 min
Portugal, river beach
Tui 20 min
Riverside cathedral town
La Guardia 25 min
Beaches & harbour restaurants
Ancora 35 min
Portugal sandy beaches
Santiago Compostela 1 hr 30 min
Historical town
airport Nearest Airports
Vigo (VGO) 35 min
Porto (OPO) 1 hr 15 min
Santiago (SCQ) 1 hr 30 min
La Coruña (LCG) 2 hr

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 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€1,070
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
€1,410
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
€1,070
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
€1,070
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
€1,410
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
€1,070
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
£944
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
£1,244
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
£944
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
$1,123
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
$1,480
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
$1,123
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
AU$1,664
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
AU$2,193
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
AU$1,664
Sleeps up to 6 people 
DatesPrice per week
FromTopax1 -6
01 Jan 201701/01/2017 30 Jun 201730/06/2017
CAD$2,441
01 Jul 201701/07/2017 31 Aug 201731/08/2017
CAD$3,217
01 Sep 201701/09/2017 31 Dec 201731/12/2017
CAD$2,441

Booking information for AG22

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

  • The swimming pool is open June to the end of September, weather permitting.

Changeover day for AG22

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

+ Booking information and changeover day for AG22

Booking information for AG22

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

  • The swimming pool is open June to the end of September, weather permitting.

Changeover day for AG22

  • The start and finish day has some flexibility.

+ Booking information and changeover day for AG22

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YOUR REVIEWS

Rosalind | July | 2016

Good, solid house on quiet edge of town. Spacious inside and excellent pool. The weather was hot (33 - 36 oC) and it was impossible to keep the house cool in the afternoon with only blinds along all the west-facing windows. It was hard to ventilate the house to cool down at night and so hard to sleep. There was a sprinkler system in the garden which soaked us one evening when we were eating on the grass. It would be good to have a folder written in English to tell guests what to expect - especially with the sprinkler! We did enjoy our holiday very much and made trips to Portugal, Baiona and A Guardia."

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Jan | July | 2016

We had a wonderful time at this place. It was simply everything we hoped for, amazing location, lovely garden -with a great pool- and a lot a lot of things too see. We would recommend too go to the sea at night to watch the sunset, and make sure to visit Portugal aso well."

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Matthew | August | 2015

We had a fantastic time in Galicia - the weather was excellent, everyone we met was so friendly and welcoming and there was lots to see and do. We would love to come back to the area, The villa was excellent - spacious and generally well-equipped. Everyone enjoyed the lovely pool and garden and we made good use of the barbeque as well. Thanks also for the very good admin and information. So all in all a memorable holiday - would definitely recommend your company. Many thanks."

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Heather | July | 2015

We had a wonderfully relaxing holiday in this lovely area. The villa and pool were lovely and the boys (aged 7 and 10) loved a walk down to the local river to play on the rope swing with a quick stop off at the play area en route. There is so much to see and do in this area, we enjoyed visiting the local beautiful towns, had some memorable walks with stunning views and lots of delicious meals out, our favourite being at the local restaurant O'candil which is within easy walking distance. The owners next door are very welcoming, kindly providing us with fresh produce, in fact everyone we met were so friendly and kind despite us relying on our phrase book and sign language for conversation! If you want a peaceful, beautiful holiday, I'd definitely recommend this villa!"

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Steve | September | 2014

Just to let you know that everything was perfect, from the property, location, your descriptions and the hospitallity of the owners. We did say thank you to Concha and Juan on leaving, but my Spanish is enough to say just that. Please pass on our thanks for their hospitallity, delicious home made wine and warmth to our children - on arrival at 9.45 pm Concha met us and when saw our daughter rushed back to her house to get her a packet of biscuits! We couldn't have asked for a nicer welcome after long travel with Children."

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Tayna, James and kids | August | 2014

We have really enjoyed our stay here in this beautiful villa. On the war, days we enjoyed time at the pool and when the weather was not on our side, we relaxed by the fantastic burning fire. The Cies Islands were amazing, a must for any holidaymaker. Villa Nova is lovely for a family with children. There is a park, water fun and you can hire bikes, go-karts and trikes. Bicena is lovely for an evening stroll, streets are buzzing and everyone is happy. The villa fitted all our needs. Mucho gracias for the wine, fire wood, eggs and tomatoes - yum-yum! Perfect! Sad to say goodbye"

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Julie | August | 2014

We had a fantastic holiday here. The house is very well equipped, the owners did their utmost to ensure we had everything we needed. They even organised a replacement for the broken dishwasher. Tomino is a lovely village with an amazing bakers and lovely restaurants and everyone was lovely to us. The kids really loved the pool and the nearby river with a rope swing. We very much hope to go back."

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Alastair | August | 2014

Really nice house, spacious and well maintained. Owners live next door and supplied us with fresh vegetables! Quiet and pleasant location within walking distance of local shops and cafes. We were very satisfied with the experience and would recommend it to others. An electric kettle would have made it even better!"

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Cath | July | 2014

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us. We had a fabulous time and we loved the area you live in. The local people are very friendly and we had no trouble getting our message accross in English. A tip for English speakers - most tourist information places (turismo´s) have English brochures and information. Loved O'Candil restaurant (highly recommended). Thank you to Elena´s parents for the wine - a lovely gesture! The children enjoyed the pool and we enjoyed lovely afternoons sitting outside sipping vino! Thank you again"

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Mark | July | 2014

We were very happy with our holiday in Spain. I was impressed with the smooth administration provided by Rustical Travel including the booking system and information about the holiday arrangements etc. The holiday accomodation was excellent and we liked the local area. I do hope it will be possible for us to visit this part of Spain again next year."

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Brimes family | August | 2013

What a fantastic holiday! We had a lovely week at this property after we had a week trekking Picos. We can highly recommend Camino Nova and Tomino for pastries and fresh bread in the morning. We had a great time on Cies too but could have spent longer than the morning we booked for - worthwhile spending the full day there. Baiona is lovely and so was Valença - definitely a place for towels and sipping a coffee / sprite. Kayaking was also great just doen the river from Tui. La Guardia had great ice cream although the place is a bit sad at the moment. Thank you for the loan of the casa!"

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Kath | August | 2013

Thank you for a grat week! A great holiday home, we loved the pool! We made trips to A Guarda, Baiona, Vila Nova, Tui, Valença, a wonderful forest walk at Monte Aloía (just outside Tui) and a day ar Firas beach. One of the highlights was the raft swim at the river...fantastic! Thank you to Elena and family for their wonderful hospitality. Lovely peaceful place. Thank to you all"

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Helen | August | 2013

We have enjoyed a wonderful two weeks here - perfect villa, pool and weather! Your hospitality has been so warm and welcome - thank you! Drinking wine in the garden where the grapes are grown is a delight - as were the gifts of produce from the garden. So tempting just to enjoy days by the pool...Vila Nova, Baiona, Vigo and A Guarda made for a fantastic holiday. Happy family times and lovely to meet some of your wonderful family too. Best wishes"

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Michelle | July | 2013

I am very happy with your service at Rustical Travel - I will surely recommend your agency to friends and family!"

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Poole | July | 2013

Thank you so much for the lovely villa. We have had an amazing time around the pool and the local area. It´s been great. The weather was brilliant!"

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