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Casa Magan, Galicia

Magan | Ref: GMAG1 | Bedrooms: 4 | Sleeps: 12

Lovely, spacious, renovated, stone house with salt water pool and jacuzzi in beautiful countryside near historic spa towns, not far from the coast.

From the pretty little spa town of Cuntis, a romantic drive through lovely countryside and woods leads you to the sleepy hamlet of Magan and this impressive, spacious, detached, stone house with a salt water swimming pool.

Set in an extensive, landscaped garden with its own horreo (traditional grainstore) and other interesting, original stone features, backed by woods on one side and with views over the village to the valley on the other, it makes the ideal place to soak in the natural surroundings and unwind.

The house, immaculately renovated and maintained, is functional and practical, comfortably and sensibly furnished with the aim of your relaxation and well being in mind.

As well as the facilities in the main house, there is a second fully fitted kitchen/diner in the annex next to the BBQ area to make al fresco meals easy and a fantastic jacuzzi room along with showers in the basement, perfect for all the family.

A short walk takes you to the village's "furancho" - a simple country bar, serving regional food, to eat there or take away. Though seemingly away from it all, the historical cities of Santiago and Pontevedra are just half an hour away and the river beach on the Rio Ulla fifteen kilometres, with the fantastic beaches of the Rias Baixas a little bit further.

Accommodation Description

Front gate opens into paved drive and extensive, fully enclosed grounds with the 8.50m x 4m swimming pool, backed by woods, to one side. Annex with a kitchen/diner and BBQ area on the other side.

Drive leads up to the house. Up three steps to the front door. Front door opens into the hall. Off this, there is a kitchen/diner and a bathroom.

From this, a passage leads to one bedroom (one double) and a spacious living room. A door from this opens onto a large, paved terrace looking onto the grounds and surrounding area.

From the hall, up marble tiled staircase to the landing where there is a sitting area. Off this there is a door onto a large paved terrace with views onto the grounds and the surrounding countryside.

A passage from the hall leads to a second bathroom and three bedrooms (one double, one double and one with three single beds, a bunk bed and a "z" bed).

In the basement of the house, accessed from the outside, a door leads into a large jacuzzi room and from this an open plan shower room and a cloakroom/ utility room.

The house has Wi-Fi.

Licence No: VT.PO - 000


Bedroom Details:1 dble (grd. flr.), 1 dble, 1 dble, 4 singles and 1 bunk bed (first flr.)
Sleeps:12
Bathrooms:3; (1 bath/shwr, W.C, bidet and washbasin. (grd. flr.). 1 bath/shwr, W.C., bidet and washbasin. (first flr.). Two shwrs. Separate cloakroom with W.C. and washbasin. (basement). r, W.C, bidet and washbasin. (first flr.). )
Beach: 18km
Nearest Shop: 5 kms - Cuntis
Bars/Restaurants: In village - a short walk
Nearest Airport: Santiago (50km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (526km)

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Christmas and main public holidays are charged at mid or high season rates.
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Bridge over the Ulla River
Bridge over the Ulla River

Magan

Magan is a sleepy farming hamlet six kilometres northwest of the pretty little spa town of Cuntis in Pontevedra in the Rias Baixas in Galicia. In lovely wooded countryside with gentle rolling hills, watered by the rivers Umia and Gallo, fish and bread vans visit and there is a "furancho" - a simple country bar serving regional food to eat there or take away.

Although you might feel away from it all, everything is within relatively easy reach.

Cuntis, a short drive or a longer walk, with one of the best spas in Galicia, has bars, restaurants, small shops and supermarkets amongst other facilities. Nearby, Caldas de Reis, another historical spa town, with a beautiful botanical garden with centenary oak trees, has more facilities.

The river Ulla and its fluvial beach and opportunities for canoeing and rafting, is just fifteen kilometres away, and the fantastic beaches of the Rias Baixas a little bit further.

The fascinating, historical cities of Santiago de Compostela and Pontevedra are just a thirty minute drive and Vigo and the ferry to the wonderful Islas Cies under an hour.

Local Activities

  • Fabulous beaches of the Rias Baixas. The nearest are at Vilagarcia de Arousa and Rianxo.
  • Local walks. Fantastic circular walk, starting from the house, to Valga through forests taking in waterfalls and rivers.
  • Horse riding.
  • Treat yourself to a thermal bath at one of the nearby spas at Cuntis and Caldas de Reis.
  • Visit the fantastic stately home "Pazo de Oca" near A Estrada.
  • Explore the Albariño wine region with its charming "capital", Cambados.
  • Fish or swim in the nearby Rio Ulla at the fluvial beach there at Vilarello (15km).
  • Visit the lovely old spa towns of Cuntis and Caldas de Reis and the town and port of Rianxo, all a short drive away.
  • Visit nearby Padron, home to Galicia's greatest poetess, Rosalia de Castro and Nobel prize winner, Camilo Jose Cela. Sample the famous peppers from there - carefully!
  • Don't miss ancient Combarro, one of Galicia's most picturesque seaside towns.
  • Be in magical Santiago de Compostela and delightful Pontevedra in half an hour.
  • Walking - Monte Beiro, Monte Xiabre, Muiños de Catoira, Monte A Curota (with views to Islas Cíes)...
  • Head to the dreamy fishing port of Corrubedo and its amazing sand dunes.
  • Golf - there are four challenging golf courses within an hour's drive.
  • Rafting, canoeing, climbing and other adventure sports.
  • Enjoy the local gastronomy - fish and seafood couldn't come better!

Holiday Ideas near Magan

Islas Cies and Ons
Islas Cies and Ons
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
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.
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.