Province Galicia Village Cambados Location Type Town
General Description Casa del Pintor stands in the picturesque, old port of San Tome, facing a little sandy beach, in the delightful, historical town of Cambados, capital of Albarino wine and seafood.
The owner - artist, carpenter and sailor, of these two traditional, terraced, fishermen's cottages, known as "casas Remos", so emblematic of the Galician coastline, beautifully and sensitively converted and transformed them into one house, creating the very special home it is today.
On four floors, the design, decoration and furnishings are the result of his fine skills to produce a homely, comfortable and cosy atmosphere with a true maritime feel. The quality of the woodwork and his own, very interesting paintings throughout the house, give it a unique, somewhat quirky character, almost giving you the sensation that you are out at sea.
The mesmerizing, panoramic views, particularly from the living room, of the port, sea and the Illa de Arousa alone will get you hooked.
The beach just around the corner from the house, on the little island of San Sadurnino, is good for a quick dip and for sunbathing, but the best beaches are on La Illa de Arousa at ten kilometres and the fantastic Playa de Lanzada at seventeen kilometres which is great for surfing and has a surf school.
NB. a special rate for couples is offered, except July and August. Accommodation Description Outside steps up from street to small sitting out area at the front of the house (this a a right of way, but if used, only by the neighbour). Front door opens into the hall. Up two steps from this into the kitchen with a back door.
From the hall, there is also a door to a storeroom where garden furniture is kept.
Up wooden staircase to living room with a window at the front looking onto the port. Up a few more stairs to a small landing. Off this one bedroom (bunk beds) with view of port and one bathroom.
Up a few more stairs to another bedroom (one double) with view of port and one ensuite bathroom.
Up more stairs to another bedroom (one double and one single)and up more stairs to another bedroom (one single and one sofa bed).
Easter; July; August
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) Small Party (max 2) Holiday (min 7 nights)
Maximum Sleeps: 6
Nearest Beach: 0km
Nearest Shop: In town - a few minutes walk
Bars/Restaurants: In the port area -a few minutes walk
Nearest Town: Cambados
Nearest Swim: At local beach on the Isla de San Sadurnino at 150 metres
Go across to Illa de Arousa and enjoy the lovely beaches there. Take a boat trip or go canoeing there.
Visit the Valle Inclan museum in Vilanova de Arousa.
Sample the local gastronomy at the restaurants and bars in the old quarter of Vilanova de Arousa and Illa de Arousa - great food, great value!
Lovely riverside walks " Las Rutas de Los Molinos" taking in ancient watermills (some now restored) in Meano and the surrounding area .
Numerous Bodegas (wineries) to visit in the area to sample and buy the fantastic, internationally renowned white wine "Albarino".
Visit the ancient monasteries of Armentieira and Poio, just a short drive away.
Spend a few hours or more in the old, coastal town of Cambados, capital and heart of the Albarino wine making area.
Enjoy Combarro, a museum almost, of a typical Galician fishing village.
Take a boat trip in the Rias de Arousa and Pontevedra, visiting the mussel beds.
Enjoy all kinds of watersports - diving, snorkelling, sailing,windsurfing, canoeing, rafting and fishing.
Experience the lively fish markets at Sanxenxo, O Grove and Portonovo. Buy produce to cook at home.
Play golf at the fabulous 18 hole courses at nearby Meis and Isla La Toja.
Horse riding and cycling (you can rent electric bikes, with or without a guide).
Feast on fish and seafood at the lively resort and marina of Sanxenxo.
Take a boat trip to the magical Islas Cies from Vigo.
Visit the historic cities of Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra and Vigo - all within easy reach. Central/partial heating is available: Yes
Fireplace is available: Yes
Heating Description: Electric central heating. Wood burning stove in the living room.
Interior Decor: Beautifully decorated in keeping with a traditional fisherman's cottage - stone walls blend in with wood panelling and painted walls.
Red and white chequered, tiled floors in the kitchen and hall on the ground floor and polished wooden floors and staircases throughout the rest of the house.
Wood framed windows in all the rooms, except the bedroom on the third floor that has skylights.
Very interesting paintings (painted by the owner) and objects d'art throughout the house.
The combination creates, a cosy and homely atmosphere with a true maritime feel.
Furnishings: Mostly traditional, stylish and comfy furniture. Goes perfectly with the layout and decoration of the house.
Bedroom Details: 1 bunk bed (first flr.), 1 dble (sec. flr.), 1 dble and 1 sing (third flr), 1 sing and sofa bed (fourth flr).
Bedroom 1: On the first floor.Bunk beds with drawers for storage underneath. Desk and chair and lamp. Window with wonderful view of the port, beach and sea.
Bedroom 2:On the second floor. The master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. One double bed (140 cms), bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, easy chair and built in wardrobe. Large window with fantastic view of sea, port and Illa de Arousa.
Bedroom 3: On the third floor. One double bed (135 cms) and one single Z bed, bedside table and lamp and wardobe. Sloping ceiling. Two skylights with view of port and sea.
Bedroom 4: On the fourth floor. One single (90 cms) and one single sofa bed. Desk. Small window and skylight.
A cot is available.
Bathroom Details: 1 ensuite bathroom (shwr, W.C. and washbasin)(on sec. flr). Bath/shwr, W,C., bidet and washbasin. (first flr).
Bathroom 1: On first floor. Bath with shower overhead, W.c, bidet and washbasin. White fittings. Tiled and wood panelled walls.
Bathroom 2: On second floor. Ensuite in master bedroom.
Shower unit, W.C. and washbasin. White fittings. Tiled throughout.
Towels provided, but not beach towels.
Lounge & Entertainment Equipment...
English Books/Games: Yes
Notes: Lovely, cosy atmospheric living room with two windows, the one at the front with a magical, panoramic view of the port, beach and Illa de Arousa and the sea beyond.
At one end of the room is the sitting area with a three seater sofa and three armchairs, a coffee table and a small sideboard and a wood burning stove and a fan for hotter days.
At the other end is the oval wooden dining table and six chairs, a desk and a bookcase and vitrine.
Kitchen & Laundry Equipment...
Oven: Yes Hobs: 4(gas)
Washing Machine: Yes
Washing Line: Yes
Ironing Board: Yes
Notes Rustic style kitchen. Small, simple, but practical and very well equipped. Small fixed table and two stools. Red and white chequered tiled floor and door and window onto lane at the back of the house.
Dining Equipment Plenty of everything - crockery, cutlery and glasses.
Garden There is no garden. There is a table and benches at the front of the house which looks out onto the port and beach. Great for eating out (you can have a BBQ here) or just for a relaxing drink.
Garden furniture, including sun loungers.
Parking In the street by the house.
Other Accommodation: The owners rent out another property in inland Pontevedra.
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