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Casa Rosario, Galicia

San Martiño de Meis | Ref: GSMM1 | Bedrooms: 4 | Sleeps: 8

Attractive, spacious stone house in wine country near superb sandy beaches.

This attractive, detached, solid, stone house, surrounded by vineyards, woods and fields, was recently and lovingly restored by its present owners, keeping many original features, to make a very comfortable and relaxing holiday home, paying great attention to detail.

Standing in large, very well maintained, fully enclosed grounds, with lawns and paved patio areas, the roomy house, built on two floors, with upper bedrooms having their own little balconies, provides everyone with their own space and the garden is particularly good for children.

With one other house next door, on the edge of the village of San Martino de Meis with Romanesque church and a bar and a shop, in the lovely area of O Salnes in the Rias Baixas, you are in real Albarino wine country here with the delightful, historical capital, Cambados, a short drive - the road which whisks you quickly to all the region's attractions is not far away.

With superb sandy beaches and water sports, a fifteen minute drive, bodegas galore dotted round the countryside, lovely river walks virtually on your doorstep, a great golf course nearby and the cities of Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra and Vigo in less than an hour, you are in an enviable location!

Accommodation Description

Front gate (electrically controlled) opens into the large, fully enclosed grounds. Paved drive and terrace and horreo (traditional grain store). Patio at one side with steps down to another enclosed patio area with BBQ. From drive to lawn and down steps to a further lawn with lemon and orange trees.

Front door opens into a spacious, open plan living room/fully fitted kitchen with door onto balcony and patio with BBQ.

From this room, there is a passage which leads to a bathroom and two double bedrooms (one with ensuite bathroom) and one twin bedroom, all with balconies.

Down stairs (safety gate) to another bathroom and a downstairs sitting room with a double sofa bed (this could easily be used as a bedroom). Access from this floor to patio with BBQ.

Licence No: VT PO 24


Bedroom Details:1 dble, 1 dble, 1 twin (upstrs). 1 dble sofa bed (downstrs).
Sleeps:8
Bathrooms:3; (Shwr unit, W.C. and two washbasins. Bath/shwr, W.C. and washbasin (ensuite) (upstrs). Shwr. unit, W.C. and washbasin. (grdflr).)
Beach: 8km
Nearest Shop: In the village, a few minutes walk
Bars/Restaurants: 1 km
Nearest Airport: Vigo (48km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (548km)

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Booking Seasons
High Easter, July and August £1360
Mid June & September £1190
Low Rest of Year £1050
Options:
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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Sanxenxo, just 12km away
Sanxenxo, just 12km away

San Martiño de Meis

San Martiño de Meis is a tiny village in the lovely O Salnes (Casa Rosario is on the edge of the village), wine growing region in the Rias Baixas in Galicia.

San Martino has a C12th church, a small shop, a bar, a chemist's and a clinic. One of the attractive walking routes in the area "Pedra e da Auga" along the Rio de San Martino passes through the village.

For wine lovers there are numerous bodegas to visit in the region, but your closest are Bodegas Mar de Frades, Laureatus and Pazo Cilleiro.

The imposing C12th monastery of Santa Maria de Armenteira is just a ten minutes drive and the golf course "Campo de Golf de Meis" is just twelve kilometres away.

Barrantes at just over one kilometre, well known for its red wine and wine festival, has more facilities, including several restaurants.

The delightful, historical, coastal town of Cambados, capital of the wine region and gastronomic centre for seafood is a twelve minute drive.

Fantastic sandy beaches, including the famous Playa de Lanzada are a tiny bit further.

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.
  • 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).
  • Indulge yourself in a gastronomic tour with reservations at "key" restaurants in the area.
  • Feast on fish and seafood at the lively resort and marina of Sanxenxo.
  • 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 San Martiño de Meis

Islas Cies and Ons
Islas Cies and Ons
Easter surf
Easter surf
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela
Albariño, Spain's best white
Albariño, Spain's best white
Pontevedra
Pontevedra
Great seafood of Galicia
Great seafood of Galicia
Carnota & Finisterre beaches
Carnota & Finisterre beaches
Vigo
Vigo
The Galician Rias
The Galician Rias
Shellfish from the Rias Bajas
Shellfish from the Rias Bajas
Cambados
Cambados
Catamaran down the Rio Sil.
Catamaran down the Rio Sil.
Ourense
Ourense
Ribeiro wines from Galicia
Ribeiro wines from Galicia
Beaches of NW Portugal
Beaches of NW Portugal
Portuguese gastro style
Portuguese gastro style
Peneda- Gerés National Park
Peneda- Gerés National Park
Ponte de Lima
Ponte de Lima
Villages of northern Portugal
Villages of northern Portugal
Vindimia - the grape harvest
Vindimia - the grape harvest
Baiona
Baiona
Tui
Tui

Getting There

The Rias Bajas region in the south of Galicia is well served by air:

Flights:
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.

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.