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Casa Julian, Galicia

Lores | Ref: GLOR1 | Bedrooms: 6 | Sleeps: 14

Charming family home with paddling pool in Albarino vineyards near the coast in the Rias Baixas.

A charming, old, detached stone house with a delightful, enclosed garden, and a small children's pool, Casa Julian is set in a peaceful village amongst Albarino vineyards, in the heart of the Salnes valley with its gentle climate in the Rias Baixas.

Lovingly restored whilst maintaining many of its original features the house is spacious, attractively decorated and furnished and well distributed, making a very comfortable holiday home, full of character. The bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, are particularly inviting.

The property has been well thought out for every member of the family, from the billiard table in the sitting room, the wonderfully rustic BBQ room with its traditional Galician fireplace and original bread oven, the "fun" children's bedroom and all the different sitting out areas in the garden so everyone can have their own space.

You are in a real country spot and the views from the garden of the local church "on the mount" (illuminated at night) and the coast beyond are magical especially at sunset.

In spite of the rural setting you have most amenities close at hand with some very good restaurants nearby, fantastic beaches and the popular resort of Sanxenxo with its impressive marina at six kilometres. The ancient towns of Cambados and Combarro are just a little further and just on your doorstep there are some lovely walks, particularly along the river A Chanca, taking in all the old watermills.

The house has WIFI, wheelchair access and the owners allow pets.

Accommodation Description

Parking area at the side of the house.
Through gate from here or main front gate to gravelled courtyard and patio and two steps down to large garden (all fully enclosed) with children's pool.

From courtyard and patio to front door which opens into the entrada with door at far end onto the balcony and steps down to garden.
Off entrada to the left to spacious sitting room with open fireplace and billiard table and glass doors onto balcony and garden.
Off entrada to the right to dining room with large skylight, wood burning stove and window hatch to kitchen and access to the garden. From entrada to country style kitchen.

Door from kitchen to huge, high ceilinged BBQ/dining room with traditional Galician fireplace and bread oven and glass sliding doors onto courtyard. From this room, down two steps to cloakroom and shower room. Up wooden staircase to attic room/children's bedroom with skylight and window looking onto BBQ room.

Off dining room, up one step to passage and two bedrooms (one double, one twin) with ensuite bathrooms. Up two steps from passage to further bedroom (one twin) with ensuite bathroom.
From passage down stairs to further bedroom on ground level (one twin) with ensuite bathroom and french doors onto garden.
There is another bedroom (one twin) with ensuite bathroom on the ground floor with access from the garden only.

Reg No. 2019/872200

Bedroom Details:1 cuadruple (upstrs), 1 dbl, 2 singles, 2 singles (first flr), 2 singles, 2 singles (ground flr).
Bathrooms:6; (1 bathroom - W.C, washbasin, two showers (grdflr). 5 ensuite bathrooms in bedrooms.)
Beach: 6km
Nearest Shop: In Simes - 1.5kms
Bars/Restaurants: Bar 1km. Restaurant 1.5 kms
Nearest Airport: Vigo (57km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (556km)

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Booking Seasons
High August & Easter £3150
Mid July & September £2600
Low Rest of Year £2400
This property has the following options
(NB 'short breaks' and 'small party' offers not available in high season)

Self Catering Holiday (min 7 nights)

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The peaceful village of Lores with its impressive church of San Bieito "on the mount" is in one of the seven parishes which make up the municipality of Meano, between the Ria de Pontevedra and the Ria de Arousa in the Rias Baixas. Lying in heart of the beautiful valley of Salnes, the main wine growing area for the fantastic white wine, Albarino, it is surrounded by vineyards and bodegas with views of the coast and La Isla de La Toja in the distance.

The village has a good bar, serving snacks and sandwiches and one and a half kilometres down the road in Simes there is a supermarket and another bar and restaurant. A tiny bit further away are more shops, restaurants, a chemist's and a health centre. The busy resort of Sanxenxo at 6 kms with its marina and beaches has all facilities.

There are plenty of lovely walking routes in the area, many of them on routes following the rivers and their ancient watermills. La Ruta de Los Molinos Lores-Simes starts from the village itself - on this you will come across a wonderful "hidden" restaurant in one of the restored watermills.

Local Activities

  • Lovely riverside walks " Las Rutas de Los Molinos" taking in ancient watermills (some now restored) in Meano and the surrounding area .
  • Numerous Bodegas (wineries) to visit to sample and buy the fantastic, internationally renowned white wine "Albarino".
  • Visit the ancient monasteries of Armentieira and Poio, just a short drive away.
  • Spend a few hours or more in the old, coastal town of Cambados, capital and heart of the Albarino wine making area.
  • Enjoy Combarro, a museum almost, of a typical Galician fishing village.
  • Take a boat trip in the Rias de Arousa and Pontevedra, visiting the mussel beds.
  • Enjoy all kinds of watersports - diving, snorkelling, sailing,windsurfing, canoeing, rafting and fishing.
  • Experience the lively fish markets at Sanxenxo, O Grove and Portonovo. Buy produce to cook at home.
  • Play golf at the fabulous 18 hole courses at nearby Meis and Isla La Toja.
  • Horse riding and cycling (you can rent electric bikes, with or without a guide).
  • Feast on fish and seafood at the lively resort and marina of Sanxenxo.
  • Sample the local gastronomy at the many restaurants in the area.
  • Take a boat trip to the magical Islas Cies from Vigo.
  • Visit the historic cities of Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra and Vigo - all within easy reach.

Holiday Ideas near Lores

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.