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Casa Ermedelo, Galicia

O Barreiro | Ref: GROI1 | Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 6

Special, traditional, country house with swimming pool, near Santiago and fantastic beaches.

Lovingly and carefully restored and immaculately maintained, this typical Galician country house, built in 1890, with a swimming pool, offers something really special for the discerning.

Set in a fully enclosed, landscaped garden with its own stone cross and little fountains, located in the farming hamlet of O Barreiro with other houses around, you are surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Elegantly and comfortably furnished with period pieces and other antiques, blending perfectly with stone walls, beamed ceilings, granite and polished wooden floors and traditional fireplaces and many original features, it transports you right back to the past without forgetting modern commodities.

Though immersed in the heart of rural Galicia, the magical, historical city of Santiago is just fifteen minutes away and the stunning ria of Muros and Noia, with its superb beaches and the interesting town of Noia itself, just ten minutes. Within a very short drive, there is a well stocked shop and a simple but very good country restaurant, serving delicious regional food.

N.B.Sheets are changed every few days, towels everyday and mountain bikes are available for hire.

Accommodation Description

Front gate opens into paved drive and large, enclosed, landscaped grounds. Garage off the drive. Paved terrace at the front of the house and covered porch to one side with table and benches. Next to this, on a slightly elevated level is the swimming pool.

The front door opens from the terrace into the hall. Off this the kitchen/diner and a cloakroom. Up two steps to the living room. Down two steps from this to the traditional "BBQ" room and second kitchen/diner. Double doors from this to the garden, outside dining area and pool.

From the hall up stairs to the landing with a sitting area. Doors from this onto the balcony that runs across the front of the house with wonderful views of the valley.

From the landing to three bedrooms (one double, one double with ensuite bathroom and one twin) and a bathroom.

The house has Wi-Fi.

Licence no: VT CO 04


Bedroom Details:1 dble, 1 dble, 1 twin (first flr.)
Sleeps:6
Bathrooms:3; (1 cloakroom (W.C. and washbasin) (grd. flr.) Bathroom: Bath/shwr., W.C., bidet and washbasin. Ensuite bathroom: Bath/shwr., W.C., bidet and washbasin. (first flr.))
Beach: 13km
Nearest Shop: 2.5 kms - Vilachan
Bars/Restaurants: 2.5 kms - Vilachan
Nearest Airport: Santiago (46km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (523km)

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Booking Seasons
High July & August £1990
Mid June & September; Easter £1960
Low Rest of Year £1640
Christmas and main public holidays are charged at mid or high season rates.
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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Ponte Nafonso in Noia
Ponte Nafonso in Noia

O Barreiro

O Barreiro, in the parish of Ermedelo, in the municipality of Rois, in the province of A Coruna,is a sleepy farming hamlet, tucked away in deep, Galician countryside with fields and woods all around.

There are no facilities here, but at 2.5 kms, there is a well stocked little supermarket and a very good, though simple, bar and restaurant, serving delicious regional food.

Within a kilometre you join the old road to Noia and within three, the motorway, which takes you there and to the beaches in the ria de Noia and Muros in ten minutes and to the magical, historical city of Santiago, in fifteen.

Padron too, with its museums "Camilo Jose Cela" (writer of nobel prize fame) and "Rosalia de Castro" (Galician's greatest poetess) is just twelve kilometres away.

Local Activities

  • Superb beaches, the nearest a ten minute drive from the house in the ria de Noia y Muros and north and south of this - Playa de Carnota, de San Francisco, Corrubedo etc..
  • The fascinating historical city of Santiago de Compostela, fifteen minutes from the house.
  • Explore the interesting old town of Noia with its ancient churches, mysterious cemetery and fantastic indoor food market.
  • But fresh fish from the quay at the lovely old town and port of Muros. Take a boat trip from here to discover the ria.
  • Visit Padrón, birthplace of Camilo José Cela, nobel prize winning writer and of Rosalia de Castro, Galicia's greatest poetess. There are museums dedicated to both of them there.
  • Visit the delightful fishing port of Corrubedo and the spectacular sand dunes and the lighthouse there, working since 1954.
  • Visit the Celtic Castro de Baroña, south of Noia, stopping at the picturesque town and port of Porto dio Son on the way.
  • Discover the longest horreo (traditional grainstore) in the world at Carnota.
  • Fishing in the local river (500m). Licence needed.
  • Several golf courses in the area, the nearest at 10 kms
  • Feast on fish and seafood and delicious regional dishes at the many, family run restaurants in the area.

Holiday Ideas near O Barreiro

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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.