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Casa Vilarello, Galicia

Vilarello (Valga) | Ref: GPN11 | Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 5

Rustic comfort, very pretty garden with pool. River beach nearby, coast just a short drive.

This old stone detached house is set in a very pretty, well tended, large, enclosed garden with a private swimming pool. Surrounded by lawn with open views onto vineyards, fields and hills beyond, and with other houses around, it is in the peaceful hamlet of Vilarello in the Rias Baixas.

Well restored with some original features and some more modern touches, the house is homely, cosy and relaxing and very well maintained. Comfortable country furniture and soft decor, blended with stone walls, add to its charm.

The pleasant paved, vine-covered patio by the house, is perfect for eating or sitting out, even on the hottest days.

At less than a kilometre away is the lovely Rio Ulla, very popular with trout fishermen and with a fluvial beach, but you are only fifteen kilometres from the coast and the lovely fishing port and town of Rianxo with some fabulous beaches.

The historic cities of Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra and Vigo are all within easy reach.

The helpful owner who lives next door has an impressive vegetable patch and is happy to offer his produce.

Special offer For bookings of seven nights or more in June and September the owner will include a boat trip around the Ria de Arouxa for all party members - highly recommended!

Accommodation Description

Front gate opens into large enclosed grounds, with beautiful vines, a paved patio area by the house and a lawn with a swimming pool.

The front door opens into a large open plan living room with kitchen corner. Just at the entrance, to the right, is the bathroom.

From the living room the wood staircase takes you to the landing with a window. Off this are three bedrooms -one double, one double and one single.

Reg No. H-PO-001696

Bedroom Details:1 dbl, 1 dbl, 1 sing (upstr).
Bathrooms:1; (1 bathroom)
Beach: 15km
Nearest Shop: 6 kms - Catoira or Pontecesures
Bars/Restaurants: 100 m.
Nearest Airport: Santiago (45km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (530km)

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Booking Seasons
Peak 22 Jul - 13 Aug £1080
High 15-21 Jul; 14-31 Aug £1040
Mid Easter; 1-15 Jul; 1-15 Sep £990
Low Rest of year £950
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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Rianxo, just over the water from Vilarello
Rianxo, just over the water from Vilarello

Vilarello (Valga)

Villarello is a small neighbourhood in the municipality of Valga set on the banks of the River Ulla as it approaches the sea. It has its own river beach, a natural beauty spot and great for a refreshing dip or a beach day with a difference and the Ría de Arousa, a short drive away, has plenty of sandy beaches to explore.

The fishing port of Rianxo just over the water has nice coastal walks and plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from and nearby Padrón, where St James’ bones miraculously came ashore en-route to Santiago, is famous for its sometimes-hot-sometimes-not green peppers – watch out!

Within just half an hour’s drive you can visit Santiago, Pontevedra and Cambados, centre of the Albariño wine region. Closer to home Monte Beiro and Xesteiras offer nice gentle walks and there is a small nature reserve at the abandoned quarry Mina Mercé just down the road.

If you happen to be here in late September don’t miss the local Fiesta de Aguardiente. Where better to sample a true Galician ‘queimada’?

Local Activities

  • Fabulous beaches of the Rias Baixas. The nearest are at Rianxo at 15 kms.
  • Explore the Albariño wine region with its charming "capital", Cambados.
  • Fish or swim in the nearby Rio Ulla at the fluvial beach there.
  • Visit the lovely old town and port of Rianxo, a short drive away.
  • Visit nearby Padron, home to Galicia's greatest poetess, Rosalia de Castro and Nobel prize winner, Camilo Jose Cela. Sample the famous peppers from there - carefully!
  • Don't miss ancient Combarro, one of Galicia's most pictureque seaside towns.
  • Be in magical Santiago de Compostela and delightful Pontevedra in half an hour.
  • Walking - Monte Beiro, Monte Xiabre, Muiños de Catoira, Monte A Curota (with views to Islas Cíes)...
  • Head to the dreamy fishing port of Corrubedo and its amazing sand dunes.
  • Golf - there are four challenging golf courses within an hour's drive.
  • Rafting, canoeing, climbing and other adventure sports.
  • Enjoy the local gastronomy - fish and seafood couldn't come better!

Holiday Ideas near Vilarello (Valga)

Islas Cies and Ons
Islas Cies and Ons
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela
Albariño, Spain's best white
Albariño, 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 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

"Glorious Galicia. A week touring the beautiful region of Galicia, including beaches, boat trips and visits to vineyards and old towns." (Client 2018)

"Casa Vilarello is a beautiful heritage house in a very quiet hamlet and is perfect for a summer family holiday. It has a very sheltered pool and a lovely grape vine arbour, perfect for long lunches and dinners. The casa is very well equipped and the owners next door are very obliging. There is a small supermarket and a taberna within walking distance and fantastic beaches within half hour drive", (Client 2016)

"Owner was very pleasant and extremely helpful and even brought us some pie on our final evening! The owners' shop next door was very handy. House was lovely and cool in the unexpected Galician heatwave and the pool was particularly welcome." (Client 2016)

"Our hosts were great nothing too much trouble", (Client 2015)