A Cova, GaliciaSaians | Ref: GVIG2 | Bedrooms: 2 | Sleeps: 5
Stylish comfort right next to the sea, in a fascinating corner of Galicia.
Too wonderful not to share, they decided to offer this property and three others which are set in their lovingly landscaped and nurtured gardens, right on the coast, looking out to the magical Islas Cies, to those wanting a complete break from the stress and worries of modern times. Just the sunsets alone - never one the same, and the benign micro-climate of the Rias Baixas in Galicia, will take your troubles away.
A Cova, literally built into the rocks, just above the sea, is a very comfortable and cosy detached cottage with a long paved, private, enclosed terrace at the front, with magnificent views directly onto the sea and the magical Islas Cies. Attractively furnished and decorated with interesting paintings and a library (mainly Spanish books),
you will feel very much at home here. Very well equipped, the owners have thought of all your needs.
The properties and 3000m2 of enclosed, shared grounds are in a small, pretty, residential area, facing the coast. The little, local beach and restaurant area very short walk and the nearest shop and another beach a tiny bit further.
Not far away is La Playa de Patos, great for surfing, Monte Ferro, good for walking, and just beyond the laid back (but lively in summer) resort of Panxón, with a lovely horseshoe bay with typical bars and restaurants, serving seafood delights. The city of Vigo is a fifteen minute drive and Santiago de Compostela an hour away.
N.B. The owners have several pets. They will accept pets.
N.B.2 The owners prefer two-week bookings in the summer
Accommodation DescriptionDown steps at the side of the cottage from the enclosed, shared garden/grounds to long, enclosed terrace with garden table and chairs. Other access through gate from garden down a path to the terrace.
Front door off terrace into open plan living room and kitchen with glass front and sea views. Off this utility room.
Into passage and from passage one double bedroom and glass front and door onto terrace, one bedroom with one single bed and bunk bed and bathroom(shower only).
|Bedroom Details:||1 dbl; 1single and bunk bed.|
|Bathrooms:||1; (1 bathroom)|
|Nearest Shop:||100 metres|
|Nearest Airport:||Vigo (27km)|
|Nearest Ferryport:||Santander (609km)|
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|High||July, Easter & local holidays||£1100|
|Mid||1 Mar - 30 Jun; 1 Sept - 31 Oct||£890|
|Low||Rest of Year||£740|
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)
Saians itself has two small beaches and within a short drive you can get to Playa de Patos and Playa de las Americas. There is good walking just inland and within twenty minutes you can be in the thriving port of Vigo or historic Baiona, the first town to hear news of Columbus' discovery of America when the Pinta arrived there in 1493.
The village has a supermarket and a restaurant and a bar/restaurant above the beach, but for more amenities, the seaside town of Panxon is just three kilometres.
Here you are well placed to make forays into the north of Portugal and Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra and Tui are all within striking distance.
- Countless lovely beaches both in Spain and Portugal nearest is a five minute walk.
- Take a boat trip from Vigo to the magical Islas Cies.
- Good walking including the Parque Natural de Monte Aloia with five signposted walks and cycle route from Nigran to Baiona along the coast.
- Wine tasting route - sample the delicious Albariño wine grown in this region.
- Gastronomy - abundant fish and seafood of the region. Wonderful choice of restaurants at A Guarda, Baiona and nearby Panxon. Fantastic oysters at the nearby town of Arcade.
- Variety of gastronomic fiestas throughout the summer.
- Visit the Celtic site of Monte Tecla and museum above A Guarda.
- Golf - there are four challenging courses within an hour's drive.
- Numerous towns and cities to visit both in Spain and Portugal.
- Markets at Valença and Tui.
Holiday Ideas near Saians
The Rias Bajas region in the south 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.
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. 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.