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Casa do Cruceiro, Galicia

Tomino | Ref: GPON6 | Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10

Great pool and garden, simple house but excellent value, close to river, sea & Portugal.

Set in a lane in a residential area, amidst vineyards and kiwi plantations, this spacious, light and relaxing house, built in the seventies, stands in 2000 metres of very well maintained enclosed grounds with shrubs and trees and its very own "cruceiro".

With wonderful views looking out over to Portugal with the River Miño, great for fishing and water sports, close by, you are in an area of two cultures.

Though fairly simple, and furnishings, on the whole, a bit old fashioned, its charm lies in its size and its very good sized swimming pool and tennis court (not full size) and garden. The owners also provide eight bicycles so this in a fantastic place for those looking for an active holiday.
For a family feast or perhaps even a wine tasting evening, the house has a traditional bodega attached with a fixed stone BBQ and kitchen area. There is plenty of room for everyone to have their space !

The kitchen in the main house is also very well equipped, but for those wanting a break from cooking, within a short distance, there are some good typical restaurants of the region and don't forget you are in the Albariño wine growing area here.

You are near lovely beaches at A Guarda and Baioña (15 minutes), river beaches (5 minutes), Tui, the ancient capital of Galicia at fifteen kilometres and its less than half an hour to the fascinating and interesting port and city of Vigo where you can take a trip to the magical Islas Cies.
Tomiño, your local town, has an excellent market and most facilities that you need.

The property has WIFI.

Accommodation Description

Front gate opens into drive and large enclosed garden (2000 metres) with swimming pool and tennis court (not full size).
To the right of the main house is a separate door to a very large bodega with all facilities for barbequeing and dining.

Up steps of main house to front door and hall. Off this, large open plan fully fitted kitchen/diner. Passage to bathroom.
Down step to very large utility/ storeroom with extra beds if required (2 single beds and 2 Z beds - there is an extra charge if these are used).

Off this room there is a newly fitted bathroom designed for the disabled. From this, door onto the garden and tennis court at the back of the house.

From the hall on the other side is the sitting room. Up tiled staircase from this to passage and first floor. Door off this down steps to pool and garden.

Off passage five bedrooms (4 doubles and 1 twin), all with T.V.s. Bathroom, and ensuite bathroom in one of the double bedrooms.

N.B. The owners accept pets.

Reg No. VT-PO-11


Bedroom Details:1 dbl;1 dbl; 1 dbl; 1 dbl; 1 twin (upstr).
Sleeps:10
Bathrooms:4; (4 bathrooms)
Beach: 16km
Nearest Shop: 0.2
Bars/Restaurants: 0.2km
Nearest Airport: Vigo (42km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (600km)

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Booking Seasons
Peak 22 Jul - 13 Aug £1370
High 15-21 Jul; 14-31 Aug £1250
Mid Easter; 16-Jun-14 Jul; 1-17 Sep £1150
Low Rest of year £1100
Options:
This property has the following options
(NB 'short breaks' and 'small party' offers not available in high season)

Self Catering Holiday (min 7 nights)

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River beach on the Miño
River beach on the Miño

Tomino

A market town with both a weekly outside and a very good covered market, little shops and supermarkets and other facilities, Tomino lies in one of the most fertile areas in Spain.

Surrounded by vineyards, kiwi plantations and garden nurseries, it is just north of the Rio Minho dividing Spain from Portugal. Besides its main town centre it is made up of several little parishes.

There are lovely river beaches along the Rio Minho and delightful walks along the many paths leading down to and along it.

There are restaurants and bars in the town, but several others, belonging to the municipality are down near the river or along the main road that links Tui with A Guarda.

Local Activities

  • Fabulous beaches at Baiona, Ramallosa, A Guarda or Caminha in Portugal. River beaches on Rio Mino three kilometres away.
  • Wine routes, especially dedicated to the most popular local wine, Albariño. Drive up through the nearby vineyards of Bodegas Altos de Torona and get a panoramic view of the area.
  • Gastronomy, enjoying the enormous variety of fish, seafood and meat.
  • Variety of gastronomic 'fiestas' throughout the summer.
  • Interesting towns and cities in Spain and Portugal - Tui, Baiona, Vigo, Pontevedra and Vilanova de Cervera and Valeca (Portugal)
  • Walking routes including the Parque Natural de Monte Aloia with five signposted walks and the Monte Tetón not too far from the house.
  • Prehistoric paintings and petroglyphs in Monte Tetón.
  • Visit the Celtic site of Monte Tecla and museum above A Guarda.
  • Golf - there are four challenging courses within an hour's drive.
  • Kayaking on the Rio Mino.
  • Rafting, canoeing, climbing and other adventure sports.
  • Bike route all along the fantastic coast from A Guarda to Vigo.
  • Spas at about hour's drive.
  • Markets at Tomino (Wednesday)Valença (Wednesday) and Tui (Thursday). Antique market on the second Sunday of every month at Vilanova, just over the bridge into Portugal from Tomiño.

Holiday Ideas near Tomino

Islas Cies and Ons
Islas Cies and Ons
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela
Albariño, Spain's best white
Albariño, Spain's best white
Pontevedra
Pontevedra
Great seafood of Galicia
Great seafood of Galicia
Carnota & Finisterre beaches
Carnota & Finisterre beaches
Vigo
Vigo
The Galician Rias
The Galician Rias
Shellfish from the Rias Bajas
Shellfish from the Rias Bajas
Cambados
Cambados
Catamaran down the Rio Sil.
Catamaran down the Rio Sil.
Ourense
Ourense
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
Baiona
Baiona
Tui
Tui

Getting There

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

Flights:
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.

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

"Fabulous pool and tennis court", (Client 2016)

"Thanks.We had a great holiday: great weather, location, house, pool, environment, garden, food, plonk, restaurants, culture, rivers, beaches, towns, villages and lovely people", (Client 2016)