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Casa Lucinda, Galicia

As Lobeiras | Ref: GLOB1 | Bedrooms: 4 | Sleeps: 8

Beautiful barn conversion in magical country spot with fantastic beaches nearby.

The English owner of this beautiful barn conversion, set among pine and chestnut woods and looking out over fields in the sleepy hamlet of As Lobeiras in the Rias Altas of Galicia, spotted its great potential on the dullest, wettest winter's house-hunting day. With her artistic flair and talent, and making full use of existing materials, she has created an exceptionally light, attractive and relaxing holiday home.

Comfortably and stylishly furnished, decorated and equipped, designed with a great feeling of space, it is a haven of peace, ideal for those wanting to get away from it all.

There is plenty of outdoor space too, with an attractive patio for eating out and an enclosed garden at the side of the house with a free standing dip-pool. At the back there is a very pretty courtyard with a fountain made from the original slate roof of the barn, which is shared with the owners who live in the main farmhouse across the way.

In a dreamy, rural spot, it is a short drive down to the old town of Mino on the coast and to a choice of wonderful, sandy beaches which are popular in the summer. You are within easy reach of the lively cities of A Coruna and El Ferrol and nearer at hand medieval Pontedeume and Betanzos with its Celtic origins. Two impressive ruined monasteries are literally down the road as are Las Fragas do Eume, one of the best conserved forests in Europe with all sorts of outdoor activities for the energetic.

Here you have the best of both worlds!

This property has WIFI.

N.B. A generous welcome pack is left by the owner for all visitors. Also, the owner can arrange a masseuse to visit, should you feel like a top rate massage at reasonable prices.

Accommodation Description

Large enclosed drive, garden with extensive lawn and dip-pool plus walled patio area. From this to stable style front door which opens into very spacious open plan living room/kitchen.

Stable style back door from this room opens onto a low walled patio (for clients' use only) and a very pretty courtyard with a fountain (this is shared with the owners).

From living room/kitchen to cloakroom and two bedrooms (one with bunk beds and one with two singles and an ensuite bathroom).

Up stairs from living room/kitchen to landing. Off this, two bedrooms (two doubles with en suite bathrooms).

WiFi connection is available at this property.

Reg No. TU986D 80639/RX 1576142

Bedroom Details:1 twin with ensuite bathroom (grdflr), 2 bunks (grdflr), 1 dbl with ensuite bathroom, 1 dbl with ensuite bathroom (upstairs).
Bathrooms:4; (3 bathrooms, 1 cloakroom)
Beach: 12km
Nearest Shop: 10 kms - Mino
Bars/Restaurants: 1 km
Nearest Airport: La Coruna (32km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (415km)

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Booking Seasons
High July and August £1190
Low Rest of Year £980
Christmas and main public holidays are charged at mid or high season rates.
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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As Lobeiras

As Lobeiras is a tiny little hamlet, tucked up in pine and chestnut woods in a beautiful country area between A Coruna and El Ferrol in the Rias Altas area of Galicia, just twelve kilometres to the fantastic beaches of Playa de Mino, Perbes, Insua, Ber ...

There are no facilities here, but just a kilometre away is a bar/restaurant and a little further on at A Feira do Tres an excellent bakery and other bars.

At six kilometres at Monfero there is an excellent municipal swimming pool, a health centre and two restaurants (one of them featured in Rick Stein's gastronomical tour of Galicia!)

Mino, on the coast, at ten kilometres is well supplied with little shops and bars and restaurants and a very good supermarket.

Local Activities

1. Fantastic sandy beaches within an easy drive - Playas de Mino, Perbes, Insua, Ber, Sada
2. Surfing courses at Mino, Valdovino, and internationally renowned Pantin.
3. Sailing courses at Sada.
4. Amazing Natural park of Fragas Do Eume - one of the best conserved forests in Europe - great for walking, cycling, swimming, kayaking, horseriding and birdwatching.
5. Visit the ruined monasteries of Caaveiro (founded in 934) and Monfero (C12th) and its church with a chequerboard facade.
6. Wander round charming, medieval Pontedeume on the estuary of the same name.
7. Soak in the culture of Betanzos with its Celtic origins.
8. Make easy day trips to the cities of El Ferrol and A Coruna with all their history.
9. Delight in the local markets at Pontedeume (Saturdays) and Mino (Sundays).
10. Feast on the local specialities (fish and seafood galore) at the numerous restaurants in the area.

Holiday Ideas near As Lobeiras

Easter surf
Easter surf
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela
Rapa das Bestas
Rapa das Bestas
Ortigueira Folk Festival
Ortigueira Folk Festival
Lace-making in Camariñas
Lace-making in Camariñas
Sargadelos pottery
Sargadelos pottery
San Andrés de Teixido
San Andrés de Teixido
Buño's ancient potteries.
Buño's ancient potteries.
Playa de Los Catedrales
Playa de Los Catedrales
Great seafood of Galicia
Great seafood of Galicia
Carnota & Finisterre beaches
Carnota & Finisterre beaches
Finisterre, the end of the world
Finisterre, the end of the world
A Coruña
A Coruña
The Galician Rias
The Galician Rias

Getting There

The Costa de la Muerte is a relatively remote corner but 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 real possibility (La Coruña is just 4hours 30mins from Santander)

Ferries: Plymouth or Portsmouth to Santander or Bilbao – 7 sailings weekly. Ireland to North Spain - 2 sailings a week.

Please ask us for advice on ferry crossings, timetables and flexible start dates to fit with the crossings.

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

"Fantastic property in a fantastic location.
The property was much more than we expected and the owners, who lived next door, were charming and very helpful if required. We would definitely recommend Casas Cantabricas and Casa Lucinda to our friends and family and anyone else looking for a holiday rental in Galicia."
(Client 2019)

"A lovely week in a beautiful place the accommodation had everything we needed and more", (Client 2016)

"Superb accommodation in a beautiful setting". (Client 2016)

"We had a lovely stay at Casa Lucinda - thank you for a memorable week", (Client 2016)

"We had a great relaxing time getting to know Galicia, great hosts and lovely house will visit again", (Client 2016)

"The house and location are perfect", (Client 2016)

"We’re on the final night of our two weeks in Galicia, which we have enjoyed very much and we are very grateful for your assistance in helping to facilitate this holiday", (Client 2016)

"Casa Lucinda was very much as described with the unexpected bonus of wi-fi", (Client 2016)

"A lovely welcome, superb accommodation in a beautiful setting", (Client 2015)

"We had a lovely relaxing two weeks at Casa Lucinda and are looking forward to returning to Galicia" (Client 2015)

"We had a lovely stay at Casa Lucinda", (Client 2015)