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Las Camelias, Galicia

San Cosme de Barreiros | Ref: GSCB1 | Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 6

Beautifully converted farmstead in extensive grounds near Playa Catedrales.

Las Camelias, a beautifully converted and restored traditional farmstead, takes its name from the many camelia trees planted in the extensive and well tended grounds which surround it. Backed by woods, the wide and open view across fields down to the coast of the Costa Lucense, is wonderful.

Maintaining many of its original features, but allowing for all modern comforts, the owners, with a clever eye for interior design, have created a very special country home.

Very well equipped, comfortable and spacious, furnished with antiques and interesting ornaments and paintings, they have ensured that each room, most with lovely sea views, has its individual character. The living room alone with its high beamed ceiling is a delight to be in, a perfect place to relax and unwind.

In the upper part of San Cosme de Barreiros with most facilities, the nearest beach is at three kilometres, and many more, including the well known Playa de las Catedrales, a little further. The local area is great for beach lovers with a superb choice from tiny coves to long stretches of fine white sand.

It makes an excellent base for exploring both the coast and interior of this part of Galicia, from the fascinating old whaling port of Rinlo, to dramatically placed Ribadeo, to Mondonedo with its cathedral and lovely Lugo with its impressive Roman walls.

Accommodation Description

Up drive into 6000 square metres of grounds and the back of the house with a paved patio. From this a door into the living room and another door into the passage and kitchen.

Round the side of the house to the front with another paved patio and horreo and outhouse, used as a utility room.

From this patio, stable style front door into huge, high ceilinged, open plan living room with well distributed sitting and dining areas. Off this, down a sloping passage (designed for wheelchair use) to kitchen, one bathroom and a bedroom with two single beds.

From the living room, up wooden stairs to the first floor with another bathroom, a bedroom with two single beds and a sitting room which easily converts into a bedroom as it has a double sofa bed.

Reg No. VUT – LU – 000105

Bedroom Details:1 twin (grdflr), 1 twin, and 1 dbl (sofa-bed) (first flr).
Bathrooms:2; (1 shwr unit, W.C., bidet and washbasin. (grd flr). 1 shwr unit, W.C., bidet and washbasin (first flr).)
Beach: 3km
Nearest Shop: 500m in San Cosme de Barreiros
Bars/Restaurants: 500m in San Cosme de Barreiros
Nearest Airport: Aviles (110km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (315km)

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Booking Seasons
Peak 22 Jul - 13 Aug £1350
High 1-21 Jul; 14-31 Aug; Easter £1290
Mid June & Sept £1290
Low Rest of year £1020
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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Playa Catedrales, just 5km from San Cosme
Playa Catedrales, just 5km from San Cosme

San Cosme de Barreiros

San Cosme de Barreiros is one of several villages that line the coastal road between Ribadeo and Foz on the Costa Lucense in northern Galicia. It spreads out towards the hills and down to the rugged coastline where there are no end of beaches (including the famously spectacular Playa Las Catedrales), from tiny coves to long stretches of fine white sand.

The coast has seen some mild development, but the coastal walk from San Cosme to Ribadeo, is exhilaratingly beautiful.

San Cosme has two good supermarkets, a baker's, two banks, a fishmongers, a chemist's and a clinic, a newsagent's and several bars and restaurants.

For more facilities, the towns of Foz and Ribadeo, provide everything that you need.

Being conveniently placed near to the motorway, visits to the historic cities of Viveiro, Lugo, Santiago de Compostela, A Coruna and O Ferrol are easy and you can easily dip into western Asturias.

Local Activities

  • Beautiful local beaches Playa Las Catedrales, Playas de Remior, Arealonga, San Bartolo, Altar, Bequerencia...
  • Walk along the coastal path which runs from Ribadeo to San Cosme de Barreiros.
  • World class surfing at nearby Tapia de Casariego.
  • Birdwatching on the estuary at Ribadeo.
  • Fascinating old fishing ports of Rinlo, Viavelez and Figueras and O Barqueiro.
  • Visit the Sargadelos pottery shop and factory.
  • Explore the interesting towns of Ribadeo and Viveiro.
  • Discover lovely Lourenca and its Benedictine monastery and Mondonedo with its impressive cathedral.
  • Visit the interesting old city of Lugo with its magnificent Roman walls.
  • Make a day trip to Santiago de Compostela, O Ferrol or A Coruna.
  • Excellent fishing on the Rio Eo.
  • 18 hole golf course at Rapalcuarto and 9 hole golf course at Tol.
  • Horseriding in nearby A Madanela, Vilaframil.
  • Feast on fish and seafood at the many restaurants in the area. "Zamburinas" (baby scallops) a speciality!
  • Take a boat trip on the estuary at Ribadeo or out to sea.

Holiday Ideas near San Cosme de Barreiros

Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela
Rapa das Bestas
Rapa das Bestas
Ortigueira Folk Festival
Ortigueira Folk Festival
Sargadelos pottery
Sargadelos pottery
San Andrés de Teixido
San Andrés de Teixido
Playa de Los Catedrales
Playa de Los Catedrales
Great seafood of Galicia
Great seafood of Galicia
The Galician Rias
The Galician Rias

Getting There

The Costa Lucense 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.

Asturias airport is also a good entry-point for the north-east of Galicia:
Gatwick to Asturias (near Avilés) with Vueling;

NB Flights are not included but we can advise on routes and timetables

Good motorway links now make ferry travel a real possibility (Viveiro is just 3hours 45mins 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.