Country hotel with pool, GaliciaSoutullo de Abaixo | Ref: HSOU1 | Bedrooms: 8
The manor, an 18th century building, once owned by Benito's great grandfather is situated within 5 minutes (6kms) from the old town of Ourense along one of the most important Jacobean ways to Santiago. Also near here one can find the Oseira monastery where the writer Graham Greene used to rest every summer. It is less than an hour from the Rias Baixas beaches and the historic city of Santiago de Compostela.
The hotel is an ideal starting point for visiting the "Ribeira Sacra" with all its vineyards and numerous Romanesque monasteries and churches. The fascinating towns of Allariz (where "The Tongue of the Butterflies" was filmed) and Ribadavia with its old Jewish quarter are not far away.
It is set in a medieval village, surrounded by a 20,000m2 country estate and conserves many original architectural elements from its noble past. Lovingly and invitingly decorated and furnished with some antiques, you will feel more than comfortable here.
In its lovely grounds there is a swimming pool and tennis court and local activities include horse-riding, golf, canoeing, walking and a Catamaran trip through the Ribeira Sacra gorge. There is a good country restaurant within walking distance.
Accommodation DescriptionEight double centrally heated bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Pieces of antique furniture. Telephones in all rooms. Free Wi-Fi
FacilitiesSwimming pool. Tennis court. Gardens. Guest lounge. Breakfast room. Sun loggia. Interior patio. Parking area. Free Wi-Fi
RestaurantBuffet breakfast served in breakfast room. Country style restaurant serving good regional food within walking distance.
|Bars/Restaurants:||Within the hotel|
|Nearest Airport:||Santiago (112km)|
|Nearest Ferryport:||Santander (560km)|
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Santiago and the interior of Galicia is well served by air:
From Heathrow to A Coruña 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.
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)
(Santiago is 4 hours 50 mins from Santander)
Ferries: Plymouth or Portsmouth to Santander or Bilbao – 7 sailings weekly. Ireland to North Spain - 2 sailings a week.
We can include the ferry crossings as part of the package
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
"This was our favourite property, beautifully decorated, lovely grounds and such friendly helpful people in terms of suggesting what we needed to do and where to go", (Client 2012)
"The accommodation and the the grounds were lovely with plenty of places to enjoy the sunshine", (Client 2008)