Casa Porto Barreiro, GaliciaAreas | Ref: GARE1 | Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10
Fabulous, luxurious log cabin with pool in spectacular grounds with nature all around you.
The friendly, most attentive yet discreet owners (they live in extensive, separate grounds at the back of the house) and their maintenance staff (who look after the grounds and pool daily) will make sure your stay is a very special one.
Casa Porto Barreiro, with the warmth of its pine clad walls and floors, is spacious yet cosy, and very comfortable, with every attention to detail. Very well and tastefully equipped and furnished, both the interior of the house and the outside areas create a total feeling of relaxation and well being. Sitting on the terrace at night, watching the stars, is a marvel in itself.
Should you manage to tear yourself away, the nearby town of Ponteareas (famous for its festival of Corpus Christi in June, when the streets are paved with flowers) at two kilometres should have everything you need and the lively cities of Vigo, Pontevedra and Ourense are all within easy reach, while for beach days the lovely sandy beaches south of Vigo are just half an hour away.
Please note, the pool is not enclosed.
N.B. The property has WIFI; the maintenance staff will deal with your rubbish, clean the pool during your stay and open and close the awning over the terrace in the mornings and at night.
Accommodation DescriptionExtensive very well maintained grounds (9000 square metres) surrounded by woods. Swimming pool and pool area. (NB this is not enclosed). Covered patio area and fixed BBQ at the side of the house. Outbuildings with utility room and kennel (should clients wish to bring a pet).
At front of house large covered (with awning) terrace with large sofa and dining table.
Front door opens into spacious open plan living room with fireplace/fitted kitchen. From this, a passage. Leading off from this, two bathrooms and four bedrooms (three doubles (one with ensuite bathroom and dressing room) and one twin).
Small sitting area with two armchairs.
Down steps to very large open plan master bedroom/sitting room (large double bed) with french doors onto patio and garden.
|Bedroom Details:||1dbl, 1 twin, 1dbl, 1dbl (ensuite bathroom), 1dbl (2 sings pushed together).|
|Bathrooms:||3; (3 bathrooms)|
|Nearest Shop:||2 km. Ponteareas|
|Bars/Restaurants:||2 km. Ponteareas|
|Nearest Airport:||Vigo (20km)|
|Nearest Ferryport:||Santander (608km)|
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|High||1 Jun - 15 Sept||£2600|
|Low||Rest of Year||£2450|
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)
The fantastic spa (the oldest in Spain)and 18 hole golf course at Mondariz are just five kilometres away, the nearest beach Playa America, a half an hour's drive, the departure point for the ferry to the magnificent Islas Cies just twenty minutes and the fortress towns with their colourful markets of Tui and into Portugal, Valenca ,thirty kilometres away.
Nearer at hand you have the lovely Rio Tea with its fluvial beaches and a beautiful riverside walk of twenty kilometres.
2. Superb 18 hole golf course at Mondariz (5 kms).
3. Fabulous spa at Mondariz (5 kms) - the oldest in Spain.
4. Take a ferry to the amazing Islas Cies - departure point in Vigo just twenty minutes from the house.
5. Visit the lively cities of Vigo, Pontevedra and Ourense - all within easy reach.
6. Locally, visit the castle at Sobroso, the Castro de Trona, the Convent at Canedo and the ancient watermills "Los muinos de Couso".
7. Not far away, is the jewel of a town, Ribadavia, with its fascinating old jewish quarter and wonderful cake shop still making recipes from centuries ago.
8. A Caniza, on the way to Ribadavia is well worth a visit too for its beautifully cured ham.
9.Enjoy the colourful markets at the fortress towns of Tui and Valenca (just into Portugal) - thirty kilometres away.
10. Go river swimming at the fluvial beaches of the Rio Tea and follow the twenty kilometre walk along its riverbank.
11. Follow the wine routes and sample the deliciously fresh albarinos and ribeiros at the bodegas.
13. Sample the local gastronomy at the many, family run country restaurants. Feast on fish and seafood at the more sophisticated ones.
14.If you come in June, don't miss the wonderful, internationally renowned Corpus Christi festival at Ponteares when the streets are paved with flowers.
Holiday Ideas near Areas
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.
Please ask us for advice on ferry crossings, timetables and flexible start dates to fit with the crossings.
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.