Pena Da Lontra, GaliciaSaians | Ref: GVIG4 | Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 8
Space, light and comfort right at the water's edge.
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.
Pena Da Lontra, taking its name from a rock in its view, where a family of otters used to live and play, is the latest addition to the group of houses.
Imaginatively and artistically designed and presented, cleverly making use of space and light, and tastefully decorated and furnished, blending in perfectly with the modern style, this semi-detached cottage with its mesmerizing view, makes a great base for a seaside holiday. The large enclosed terrace at the front, almost forming part of the living area, is alone, a delight for sitting and eating out, soaking in the magical surroundings.
The properties and 3000m2 of enclosed, shared grounds are in a small, pretty, residential area, facing the coast. The little, local beach and restaurant are a 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 DescriptionFrom gravelled parking area, front door opens into a spacious and light, open plan living room and fully fitted kitchen with full length window with sliding door across the front. Leading from this is a large, enclosed, paved terrace (22 metres) with open sea views and from this, down steps to a small enclosed sitting area and access to the beautifully landscaped, shared garden.
Tiled stairs from the living room/kitchen to the first floor and passage with a study area. Off passage, master bedroom with double bed and large window across the front wall with spectacular views of the Islas Cies. Across the passage, stylish bathroom (walk in shower).
From passage, up ladder stairs to tiny, open plan mezzanine with a porthole window and double mattress.
From living room/kitchen tiled stairs to basement with two bedrooms ( one with a double bed and one with four bunk beds) and bathroom (shower) and utility room.
|Bedroom Details:||1 dbl (140cms) upstr, 1 dbl (140 cms),4 bunks (grdflr)|
|Bathrooms:||2; (1 bathroom - shower unit, W.C., bidet and two washbasins (first flr). 1 bathroom - shower unit, W.C. and washbasin (basement). )|
|Nearest Shop:||On main road through Saians. 0.1|
|Bars/Restaurants:||100 metres - above the local beach|
|Nearest Airport:||Vigo (27km)|
|Nearest Ferryport:||Santander (609km)|
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|High||July, Easter & local holidays||£1530|
|Mid||1 Mar - 30 Jun; 1 Sept - 31 Oct||£1250|
|Low||Rest of Year||£1090|
This property has the following options
(NB 'short breaks' and 'small party' offers not available in high season)
Self Catering Holiday (min 7 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.