Province Galicia Village Saians Location Type Coastal
General Description Over forty years ago the delightful, warm and welcoming owners of this charming, atmospheric, detached cottage chose to live in this magnificently dramatic and beautiful spot on the spectacular rugged coastline running south from the fascinating city and port of Vigo, where the writer, Laurie Lee, landed to start his amazing travels through Spain.
Too wonderful not to share, they decided to offer this property and three others which are set in their lovingly landscaped and nurtured gardens, right on the coast, looking out to the magical Islas Cies, to those wanting a complete break from the stress and worries of modern times. Just the sunsets alone - never one the same and the benign micro-climate of the Rias Baixas in Galicia, will take your troubles away.
La Casita de Pilar, the largest of these very well maintained, attractively decorated, furnished and equipped properties, standing right on the edge of the rocks, commanding excellent sea views, is very comfortable and cosy in all weathers.
The properties and 3000m2 of enclosed shared grounds are in a small, pretty, residential area, facing the coast. The little local beach and restaurant are a very short walk and the nearest shop and another beach a tiny bit further.
Not far away is La Playa de Patos, great for surfing, Monte Ferro, good for walking, and just beyond the laid back (but lively in summer) resort of Panxˇn, with a lovely horseshoe bay with typical bars and restaurants, serving seafood delights.
The city of Vigo is a fifteen minute drive and Santiago de Compostela an hour away.
N.B. The owners several pets. They will accept pets.
N.B.2 The owners prefer two-week bookings in the summer
Accommodation Description Front door opens into fully fitted kitchen with window with sea views. From this into passage, and off passage, two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), both with sea views, and bathroom with bath/shower.
Large living room with glass French door onto terrace, decking and garden and BBQ area (on lower level) - superb views of the coast. From living room up tiled staircase to first floor.
Open gallery with small library (interesting collection of Spanish books) .Off this, bathroom (shower only) and twin bedroom with door onto upper terrace.
July, Easter & local holidays
1 Mar - 30 Jun; 1 Sept - 31 Oct
Rest of Year
This property has the following options (NB 'short breaks' and 'small party' offers not available in high season) Self Catering Holiday (min 7 nights)
Maximum Sleeps: 6
Nearest Beach: 0km
Nearest Shop: 100 metres - on main road through Saians
Bars/Restaurants: 100 metres - above the local beach
Nearest Town: 4 kms - Panxon
Nearest Swim: At local beach - 100 metres from the house
Countless lovely beaches both in Spain and Portugal nearest is a five minute walk.
Take a boat trip from Vigo to the magical Islas Cies.
Good walking including the Parque Natural de Monte Aloia with five signposted walks and cycle route from Nigran to Baiona along the coast.
Wine tasting route - sample the delicious Albari˝o wine grown in this region.
Gastronomy - abundant fish and seafood of the region. Wonderful choice of restaurants at A Guarda, Baiona and nearby Panxon. Fantastic oysters at the nearby town of Arcade.
Variety of gastronomic fiestas throughout the summer.
Visit the Celtic site of Monte Tecla and museum above A Guarda.
Golf - there are four challenging courses within an hour's drive.
Numerous towns and cities to visit both in Spain and Portugal.
Markets at Valenša and Tui. Central/partial heating is available: Yes
Fireplace is available: Yes
Heating Description: Electric radiators. Wood burning stove in living room.
Interior Decor: Painted white throughout. Rustic tiled floors and some wood floors. Windows and skylights. Some very interesting paintings and artistic touches - there are several painters in the family!
Furnishings: Very tasteful, comfortable, traditional furniture, ideally suited to the type of house, to give it a cosy, cottagey, seaside feel.
Excellent solid wood built-in-wardobes.
Bedroom Details: 1dbl; 1 twin (grdflr), 1 twin (upstr).
Bedroom 1: Ground floor. 1 double bed (135 cms), bedside tables and lamps. Fitted wardrobe. Window with sea views.
Bedroom 2: Ground floor. 1 single bed (90cms), bedside table and lamp, walk in wardrobe. Up ladder to upper level and 1 single bed (90 cms). Window with sea views.
Bedroom 3: First floor: Attic style. Quite low ceiling. Two single beds (90 cms), bedside tables and lamps. Built-in- wardrobe. Desk and chair. Window with sea view and door onto upper terrace.
All beds have duvets. Very good quality bedding and linen.
N.B. 1. Sheets and towels are changed once a week. Owners will deal with the washing of these.
N.B. 2. Cot provided.
Bathroom Details: 2 bathrooms
Bathroom 1: Ground floor: Large bath with overhead shower, two washbasins, W.C. and bidet. White fittings. Tiled throughout.
Bathroom 2: First Floor. Small. Shower ( there is a step into this), washbasin and W.C.. White fittings. Tiled throughout.
Towels are provided.
Lounge & Entertainment Equipment...
English Books/Games: Yes
Notes: Wonderful, light, airy and comfortable living room with French glass door onto terrace, decking and garden. Magnificent sea views. Skylights.
Three seater sofa, armchair and solid wicker chairs. Glass topped coffee table. Wood dining table and chairs.
Wood burning stove.
Kitchen & Laundry Equipment...
Oven: Yes Hobs: 4(gas)
Washing Machine: Yes
Washing Line: Yes
Ironing Board: Yes
Notes Fully fitted kitchen with pine wall and base units, double stainless steel sink and tiled work surface. Practical. Window with sea view.
Very well equipped - everything has been thought of!
Dining Equipment Dining table and chairs in living room. Garden table and chairs on terrace. Covered BBQ area below house with large table and bench and chairs for al fresco dining.
Plenty of crockery, cutlery, glasses etc - all very tasteful.
Garden Beautiful, enclosed, landscaped garden with amazing, open views of the coast and the magical Islas Cies. This garden is shared with other guests (the owners let out two other properties in the same grounds) and the owners, but is so designed that each property has its own space. Front terrace directly off the sitting room with table and chairs. To one side of this, a "sundeck" (sheltered by a wall) with sun longers. Down steps from the terrace and garden to a lower level with covered BBQ area (solely for this property) - fixed BBQ, sink, long table and bench and chairs.
Parking Parking area in the enclosed grounds. You have to walk from this to house.
Beds Ground Floor: Yes
Other Accommodation: The owners let out three other properties in the same grounds.
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