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Casita de Freixan, Galicia

San Mamede | Ref: GCAR6 | Bedrooms: 2 | Sleeps: 4

Cosy little cottage in peaceful hamlet overlooking Carnota bay - just a short drive to the beach.

Set back from the stunningly beautiful beach of Carnota, this tastefully renovated stable conversion, adjoining the owner's house, provides a comfortable holiday home for four.

At the top of the pretty neighbourhood of Louredo in the village of San Mamede, the house shares a yard with the owners but has a separate garden and paved terrace across the quiet lane from which to enjoy the magnificent views over the bay of Carnota.

The feature fireplace and electric heaters make this a good choice at any time of the year. The helpful owner, Mari Sol, speaks perfect English.

Accommodation Description

Through front door to open plan sitting room (2 large sofas, TV, fireplace), diner (table, 4 chairs) and kitchen (modern, fitted units).

2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 with bunks) and bathroom (shower over bath) lead off main room.

Yard shared with owner but garden and paved terrace over the lane for guests' exclusive use with gazebo, garden furniture and parking space.

The house has WIFI.

NB There is a small charge, payable locally, for use of the heaters in cooler months.

Reg No. VUT-CO-00079

Bedroom Details:1 double; 1 bunks
Bathrooms:1; (1 bathroom)
Beach: 3km
Nearest Shop: 1km (has bar in shop)
Bars/Restaurants: 2km
Nearest Airport: Santiago (86km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (555km)

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Booking Seasons
Peak 22 Jul - 13 Aug £620
High 1 Jul - 21 Jul; 16 Aug - 31 Aug £580
Mid Easter; 15-30 Jun; 1-15 Sep £530
Low Rest of Year £510
This property has the following options
(NB 'short breaks' and 'small party' offers not available in high season)

Self Catering Holiday (min 7 nights)
Short break (4 to 6 nights)

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San Mamede

Up the hill (3km) from the beach at Carnota the village of San Mamede offers some of the best views over one of Spain's most beautiful beaches. A peaceful spot with a stream and a watermill here you really get the feeling of being in the mountains whilst having the beach close at hand. Down the hill by the church there is a bar /shop and bread vans and other mobile vans come to the village.

All amenities can be found in Carnota (four kilometres) where there is a market on Wednesdays. There are also three very good fish and seafood restaurants within a short drive at nearby Caldebarcos.

Local Activities

  • Beautiful beaches - Playa de Carnota an easy walk.
  • Walking and cycling in the hills behind the village.
  • Visit the horreo (grainstore) at Carnota - longest in the world.
  • Explore the interesting old towns of Muros and Noia.
  • Visit Cabo Finisterra and its lighthouse "the end of the world" - the western most point of continental Europe.
  • Go to Ezarķ and Monte Pindo "the Celtic Olympus" with huge granite boulders with mysterious engravings and ruins of ancient shrines and dramatic waterfalls.
  • Visit A Coruņa and Santiago de Compostela.

Holiday Ideas near San Mamede

Islas Cies and Ons
Islas Cies and Ons
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela
Albariņo, Spain's best white
Albariņo, Spain's best white
Great seafood of Galicia
Great seafood of Galicia
Carnota & Finisterre beaches
Carnota & Finisterre beaches
The Galician Rias
The Galician Rias
Shellfish from the Rias Bajas
Shellfish from the Rias Bajas
Catamaran down the Rio Sil.
Catamaran down the Rio Sil.
Ribeiro wines from Galicia
Ribeiro wines from Galicia
Beaches of NW Portugal
Beaches of NW Portugal
Portuguese gastro style
Portuguese gastro style
Ponte de Lima
Ponte de Lima
Villages of northern Portugal
Villages of northern Portugal
Vindimia - the grape harvest
Vindimia - the grape harvest

Getting There

The Rias Bajas region in the south of Galicia is well served by air:

From Heathrow to A Coruņa with Vueling (BA);
From Gatwick to Santiago with Easyjet;
From Stansted to Vigo or Santiago with Ryanair;
From Dublin to Vigo with Ryanair or Santiago with Aer Lingus.

For the more southerly properties flights to Porto in Portugal may also be a good option:
From Heathrow with BA;
From Gatwick with Easyjet or TAP;
From Stansted with Ryanair;
From Luton with Easyjet;
From Manchester with TAP, Easyjet or Ryanair;
From Bristol with Easyjet;
From Edinburgh with Ryanair;
From Dublin with TAP and Ryanair.

NB Flights are not included but we can advise on routes and timetables

Good motorway links now make ferry travel a possibility though you may need to consider stop-overs depending on sailing times (see our selection of hotels)
(Vigo is 5 hours 30 mins from Santander)

Ferries: Plymouth or Portsmouth to Santander or Bilbao – 7 sailings weekly.
We can include the ferry crossings as part of the package

Getting Around

If travelling by air we recommend renting a hire car to make the most out of your visit to the area. If you prefer to use public transport please consult our expert staff for advice on which properties are more suitable.

If coming on the ferry you will use your own vehicle - we recommend that you ensure that insurance and breakdown cover are in place. For full advice on how to prepare the vehicle etc see the Brittany Ferries website

In either case we will provide full instructions to arrive at your holiday accommodation, complete with GPS co-ordinates.

Reviews of this property

Read our clients' independent reviews

"The Casita de Freixan is in a beautiful location with fantastic views. The area is completely unspoilt with some of the best beaches in Spain. Galicia is known for its wonderful food and you will not be disappointed. The holiday was made all the more memorable by the warm and generous welcome from the English speaking owner Marisol
This is the real Spain, go before it changes",Client 2011)

"Thank you for everything you have done for us. Our stay has been brilliant", (Client 2010)

"We had a wonderful holiday - beautiful location, beaches, people and wonderful food. I would highly recommend the experience to others", (Client 2010)

"Mari Sol and her family made us feel very welcome. The beach, indeed the whole area, was absolutely outstanding and thoroughly unspoiled. Mari Sol couldn’t have done anything more to make us feel at home", (Client 2009)

"Owner very nice and location great", (Client 2008)

"I've just come back from a wonderful holiday in Galicia. We stayed with Marisol, near Carnota, and everything was perfect. She is the most wonderful hostess! the holiday was absolutely wonderful - our best ever according to our seven year old! So thankyou!", (Client 2008)

"Very welcoming. Lovely house and lovely people-provided us with wood when cold", (Client 2008)