Casa Porto Barreiro (GARE1)
Areas Location Type
Set in beautifully maintained extensive enclosed grounds (9000 square metres) backed by woods, with a large landscaped salt water swimming pool, this fantastic luxurious log cabin will take your breath away. Just driving through the gates into this haven of peace and quiet in the midst of nature, you will feel as if the troubles of the outside world belong somewhere else and you might find it hard to leave.
The friendly, most attentive yet discreet owners (they live in extensive, separate grounds at the back of the house) and their maintenance staff (who look after the grounds and pool daily) will make sure your stay is a very special one.
Casa Porto Barreiro, with the warmth of its pine clad walls and floors, is spacious yet cosy, and very comfortable, with every attention to detail. Very well and tastefully equipped and furnished, both the interior of the house and the outside areas create a total feeling of relaxation and well being. Sitting on the terrace at night, watching the stars, is a marvel in itself.
Should you manage to tear yourself away, the nearby town of Ponteareas (famous for its festival of Corpus Christi in June, when the streets are paved with flowers) at two kilometres should have everything you need and the lively cities of Vigo, Pontevedra and Ourense are all within easy reach, while for beach days the lovely sandy beaches south of Vigo are just half an hour away.
Please note, the pool is not enclosed.
N.B. The property has WIFI; the maintenance staff will deal with your rubbish, clean the pool during your stay and open and close the awning over the terrace in the mornings and at night.
Extensive very well maintained grounds (9000 square metres) surrounded by woods. Swimming pool and pool area. (NB this is not enclosed). Covered patio area and fixed BBQ at the side of the house. Outbuildings with utility room and kennel (should clients wish to bring a pet).
At front of house large covered (with awning) terrace with large sofa and dining table.
Front door opens into spacious open plan living room with fireplace/fitted kitchen. From this, a passage. Leading off from this, two bathrooms and four bedrooms (three doubles (one with ensuite bathroom and dressing room) and one twin).
Small sitting area with two armchairs.
Down steps to very large open plan master bedroom/sitting room (large double bed) with french doors onto patio and garden.
22 Jul - 13 Aug
15 Jun - 21 Jul; 16 Aug - 15 Sept
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)
20km Nearest Shop:
2 km. Ponteareas Bars/Restaurants:
2 km. Ponteareas Nearest Town:
Ponteareas - 2 km Nearest Swim:
In swimming pool in grounds. Local Activities:
1. Fantastic beaches south of Vigo within half an hour's drive.
2. Superb 18 hole golf course at Mondariz (5 kms).
3. Fabulous spa at Mondariz (5 kms) - the oldest in Spain.
4. Take a ferry to the amazing Islas Cies - departure point in Vigo just twenty minutes from the house.
5. Visit the lively cities of Vigo, Pontevedra and Ourense - all within easy reach.
6. Locally, visit the castle at Sobroso, the Castro de Trona, the Convent at Canedo and the ancient watermills "Los muinos de Couso".
7. Not far away, is the jewel of a town, Ribadavia, with its fascinating old jewish quarter and wonderful cake shop still making recipes from centuries ago.
8. A Caniza, on the way to Ribadavia is well worth a visit too for its beautifully cured ham.
9.Enjoy the colourful markets at the fortress towns of Tui and Valenca (just into Portugal) - thirty kilometres away.
10. Go river swimming at the fluvial beaches of the Rio Tea and follow the twenty kilometre walk along its riverbank.
11. Follow the wine routes and sample the deliciously fresh albarinos and ribeiros at the bodegas.
13. Sample the local gastronomy at the many, family run country restaurants. Feast on fish and seafood at the more sophisticated ones.
14.If you come in June, don't miss the wonderful, internationally renowned Corpus Christi festival at Ponteares when the streets are paved with flowers.
Central/partial heating is available:
Yes Fireplace is available:
Yes Heating Description:
Gasoil fired central heating. Fireplace/wood burning stove in the living room. Firewood provided. Interior Decor:
Pine floors and pine clad walls throughout. Windows in all rooms. Some very interesting paintings. Furnishings:
Tasteful very comfortable modern furniture. Bedrooms:
1dbl, 1 twin, 1dbl, 1dbl (ensuite bathroom), 1dbl (2 sings pushed together).
Bedroom 1: One double (135 cms), bedside tables and lamps, built in wardrobe. Window.
Bedroom 2: Two singles (90 cms), bedside table and lamp, built in wardrobe. Window.
Bedroom 3: One double (140 cms), bedside tables and lamps, built in wardrobe. Window.
Bedroom 4: One double (150 cms), bedside tables, small dressing room and ensuite bathroom with large corner bath and jacuzzi. Windows.
Bedroom 5: Master bedroom/sitting room. Down steps from main passage. Very spacious, open plan with large window and french doors onto patio and garden. Very large double bed (2 singles (90cms each, pushed together). Built in wardrobe. Large sofa.
Bathroom 1: Bath with shower overhead, W.C. and washbasin. Window.
Bathroom 2: Corner bath with shower, W.C. and two washbasins. Window.
Bathroom 3: Ensuite. Corner bath/jacuzzi with shower, W.C. and two washbasins. Beautiful tiling. Window.
All bathrooms are very well appointed. White fittings.
Lounge & Entertainment Equipment...
Yes English Books/Games:
Spacious yet cosy open plan living room (with high ceiling) and fully fitted kitchen.
Three sofas (two two seaters and one three seater), coffee table, bookcase, lamps, large fireplace (wood burning stove). All very comfortable for everyone to sit around. Window with view onto grounds all across one wall. T.V. (Canal plus Spanish pay TV)
Oval extending dining table and chairs. Corner dresser. Window with view of grounds.
In the passage there is a cosy sitting area with two armchairs and a standard lamp.
In the Master bedroom there is five seater sofa.
Also, in covered terrace at front of house, ten seater corner sofa and coffee table and glass topped dining table and six dining chairs.
BBQ area also has easy chairs and dining table and benches and chairs.
Kitchen & Laundry Equipment...
Yes Washing Machine:
Yes Tumble Dryer:
Yes Washing Line:
Yes Ironing Board:
Very attractive, very well equipped, fully fitted kitchen. Pine wall and base units. Double stainless steel sink with window onto grounds. You have everything you need here.
Washing machine and tumble drier are housed in one of the outbuildings.
Very good quality and tasteful crockery, cutlery and glasses. Plenty of everything.
Beautifully landscaped and maintained extensive, enclosed grounds (9000 square metres), backed by woods. A paradise for those wanting to be surrounded by nature.
Covered terrace with comfortable seating and dining furniture at the front of the house. The maintenance staff come to open and close the awning when needed.
Paved patio area at the side of the house with comfortable seating and rustic wood dining table and benches and fixed stone BBQ. Hammocks in the shade of trees. Parking
In enclosed grounds by the outbuildings. Pool
Fantastic 12 m x 17 m landscaped, salt water swimming pool, sheltered by a magnificent olive tree. Paving round the pool. Sunloungers and tropical sunshades.
Attention! Pool is not enclosed.
Suitability For People With Walking Difficulties...
Casas Cantabricas recommends this property as being suitable for people with walking difficulties. NB This does not necessarily imply that the house is prepared or officially graded as suitable for disabled use, but rather that it has characteristics, listed below, which make it more comfortable for people with walking difficulties. Please don't hesitate to contact us for further advice on this.
Beds Ground Floor:
Yes Car to Door:
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