Casa Sandra, GaliciaRivas | Ref: GRIV1 | Bedrooms: 2 | Sleeps: 4
Attractive country cottage with heated swimming pool near fantastic beaches.
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 DescriptionFront 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.))|
|Nearest Shop:||1 km|
|Bars/Restaurants:||4km - Quintans|
|Nearest Airport:||Santiago (83km)|
|Nearest Ferryport:||Santander (537km)|
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|High||July & August; Easter||£1650|
|Mid||June & September||£1100|
|Low||Rest of Year||£690|
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)
Lighthouse at Playa O Lago
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.
- 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
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 – 5 sailings weekly.
We can include the ferry crossings as part of the package
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.