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Casa Sandra, Galicia

Rivas | Ref: GRIV1 | Bedrooms: 2 | Sleeps: 4

Attractive country cottage with heated swimming pool near fantastic beaches.

This cosy, detached, stone cottage, standing in 9000m2 of fully enclosed grounds with an outdoor, heated swimming pool, has recently been restored and renovated to a high standard.

Tastefully decorated, attractively furnished and well equipped, with your comfort in mind, sitting or eating out on the front porch, with views of the fields beyond, will take away all the stress of modern life.

Great for children too, with so much outdoor space to run around in and with a football net as well!

The house is located in the tiny farming hamlet of Rivas, surrounded by beautiful countryside, it is seven kilometres from the interesting coastal town and fishing port of Muxia. On the Camino de Santiago, with lovely, sandy beaches, in the Rias Altas of Galicia, it makes a perfect base for a country-cum-seaside holiday.

Though seemingly away from it all, the bread van calls everyday and there is a small grocer's at one kilometre. In the area there is a good choice of restaurants serving locally caught fresh fish and seafood. Finisterre "the end of the world" is an easy drive, and days out to the fascinating, historical cities of Santiago and A Coruna are perfectly feasible.

Accommodation Description

Front gate opens into 9000m2, fully enclosed grounds with a good sized heated 9m x 4m swimming pool in the lower part and a garage.

Paved and covered front porch with comfy garden furniture. From this, front door opens into large open plan living room with a fully fitted kitchen and a cloakroom.

Up tiled stairs to a passage and two bedrooms (one double, one bunk bed) and the bathroom.

The house has Wi-Fi.

Licence no: VUT CO 003215

Bedroom Details:1 dble, 1 bunk bed.
Bathrooms:2; (1 cloakroom (W.C. and washbasin) (grd. flr.). 1 bathroom (shwr.unit, W.C. and washbasin.) (first flr.))
Beach: 5km
Nearest Shop: 1 km
Bars/Restaurants: 4km - Quintans
Nearest Airport: Santiago (83km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (537km)

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Booking Seasons
High July & August; Easter £1690
Mid June & September £1100
Low Rest of Year £720
Christmas and main public holidays are charged at mid or high season rates.
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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Lighthouse at Playa O Lago
Lighthouse at Playa O Lago


Rivas is a tiny farming hamlet, seven kilometres from the interesting coastal town and fishing port of Muxia and the C17th Sanctuario de la Virgen de la Barca. Surrounded by beautiful, soft and rolling, wooded countryside, the bread van passes by everyday, but there are no facilities here. There is a small grocer's at one kilometre and there bars/restaurants at four kilometres.

Here, you are in traditional, rural Galicia, an area still dedicated to farming, fishing and lace-making. An area where the pace is still refreshingly slow.

Muxia has all amenities including a good selection of bars and restaurants where locally caught fish and seafood are the speciality.

There are fantastic, unspoilt, sandy beaches all along the nearby coastline, the nearest, Praia Os Muinos at five kilometres.

Finisterre " the end of the world" is less than a half an hour's drive and the old fishing ports of Camarinas, Camelle, Corme and Malpica, not much further.

The fascinating, historical cities of Santiago and A Coruna are easy day trips, but now with modern road networks
almost all of Galicia is at your fingertips.

Local Activities

  • Beautiful beaches - the nearest, Playa Os Muinos and Playa O Lago.
  • Great surfing at nearby Playa de Nemiña.
  • Good local walking. You are on the Camino de Santiago here!
  • Buy your own crabs and lobsters at the local shellfish farm near Quintans.
  • Visit the C17th Sanctuary of "Virxe da Barca" in Muxia.
  • Go up the coast to Camariñas famous for its lacemaking.
  • Visit Buño well known for its pottery - perfect for presents to take home!
  • Visit the castle at Vimianzo, now restored to house paintings, photos and crafts.
  • Explore the lovely fishing ports of Muxia, Camelle, Corme and Malpica.
  • Visit the port and great town beach at Laxe.
  • Go to the "end of the World" at Cape Finisterre.
  • Local gastronomy - excellent, reasonably priced fish and seafood in the local restaurants.
  • Enjoy the numerous local fiestas that crowd the calendar..
  • Take day trips to the historic cities of Santiago de Compostela and A Coruna.

Holiday Ideas near Rivas

Easter surf
Easter surf
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela
Rapa das Bestas
Rapa das Bestas
Ortigueira Folk Festival
Ortigueira Folk Festival
Lace-making in Camariñas
Lace-making in Camariñas
Sargadelos pottery
Sargadelos pottery
San Andrés de Teixido
San Andrés de Teixido
Buño's ancient potteries.
Buño's ancient potteries.
Playa de Los Catedrales
Playa de Los Catedrales
Great seafood of Galicia
Great seafood of Galicia
Carnota & Finisterre beaches
Carnota & Finisterre beaches
Finisterre, the end of the world
Finisterre, the end of the world
A Coruña
A Coruña
The Galician Rias
The Galician Rias

Getting There

The Costa de la Muerte is a relatively remote corner but 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.

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

Good motorway links now make ferry travel a real possibility (La Coruña is just 4hours 30mins 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.