Holidaying at Casa Lucinda – our new casa in Galicia!

We are very excited about one of our new properties in Galicia – GLOB1 Casa Lucinda, and even more so after reading this review from someone already hooked on the house and this lovely part of Galicia between A Coruna and El Ferrol – nothing better than first hand experience!

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“We have had 2 wonderful family holidays at Casa Lucinda – our third is this August.  Lucinda has always given us a very warm welcome and the grandchildren, and their friends, feel part of her family.  They love the open space and the fact that they can roam around in the woods and play football in the field beside the barn.  The fresh water swimming pool is only a 7 minute drive away through the eucalyptus trees.  A daily must in our case even if they had been to the beach.

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The coastline of Galicia is varied and has some of the most marvelous beaches and bays.

 

 

 

 

Further north, under an hours’ drive, are advanced surfing beaches and surfing schools for the more experienced.

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There is plenty to do, excellent places to eat in and around Mino which is only a short drive away. Mino beach, with sand dunes behind, has a surfing school for young beginners which the grandchildren made the most of.

El Pina, though on the expensive side, is an excellent restaurant with fish being its speciality.  There are less expensive eateries in Mino on and near the beach. There is a very good supermarket too which has pretty much everything you need.  Mino market is on Sundays. It sells more clothes than food but nevertheless it’s fun

The interesting town of Pontedeume is  a little further and well worth visiting.  After a Saturday market visit the beach is an excellent place for lunch.  The  bay has the benefit of being sheltered in part by pine trees.  There are several resturaunts which are excellent value and the children can dip in and out of the sea whilst you sit and relax. There are also pedalos for hire at the furthest end of this beach. The car parking is under the trees which is a huge benefit in hot weather

Santiago from the mountSantiago de Compostela is an hour away.  It is a fascinating place – anyone wishing to go to the magnificent Cathedral of St James should make an early start as it does get very crowded.  The surrounding narrow streets are full of small typical Spanish/Galician restaurants and of course there is some very good shopping to be done in the main square.

A Coruna is worth exploring  and it is only 40 minutes away.  The main square is a typical example of Galician architecture – all the buildings have galleried window exteriors.  More fantastic restaurants, some close to the harbour giving wonderful views of the sea.  A Coruna is the home of Zara!  Be the first in their seasons fashions, they certainly have clothes that you will not find in England

monasteryThe nearest Monastery is at Monfero. It is tucked into the scenery and comes as a surprise when you first come across it.  After a visit to the monastery you can then pick up the signs to the kayaking lake. This was something of a favourite.  Although it’s best to take a picnic lunch don’t take too many heavy baskets as there is a short but steep walk down to the lake from the car park.

Roll on August 2015.”