Province Galicia Village O Barreiro Location Type Village
General Description Lovingly and carefully restored and immaculately maintained, this typical Galician country house, built in 1890, with a swimming pool, offers something really special for the discerning.
Set in a fully enclosed, landscaped garden with its own stone cross and little fountains, located in the farming hamlet of O Barreiro with other houses around, you are surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Elegantly and comfortably furnished with period pieces and other antiques, blending perfectly with stone walls, beamed ceilings, granite and polished wooden floors and traditional fireplaces and many original features, it transports you right back to the past without forgetting modern commodities.
Though immersed in the heart of rural Galicia, the magical, historical city of Santiago is just fifteen minutes away and the stunning ria of Muros and Noia, with its superb beaches and the interesting town of Noia itself, just ten minutes. Within a very short drive, there is a well stocked shop and a simple but very good country restaurant, serving delicious regional food.
N.B.Sheets are changed every few days, towels everyday and mountain bikes are available for hire.
Accommodation Description Front gate opens into paved drive and large, enclosed, landscaped grounds. Garage off the drive. Paved terrace at the front of the house and covered porch to one side with table and benches. Next to this, on a slightly elevated level is the swimming pool.
The front door opens from the terrace into the hall. Off this the kitchen/diner and a cloakroom. Up two steps to the living room. Down two steps from this to the traditional "BBQ" room and second kitchen/diner. Double doors from this to the garden, outside dining area and pool.
From the hall up stairs to the landing with a sitting area. Doors from this onto the balcony that runs across the front of the house with wonderful views of the valley.
From the landing to three bedrooms (one double, one double with ensuite bathroom and one twin) and a bathroom.
The house has Wi-Fi.
Licence no: VT CO 04
July & August
June & September; Easter
Rest of Year
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)
Maximum Sleeps: 6
Nearest Beach: 13km
Nearest Shop: 2.5 kms - Vilachan
Bars/Restaurants: 2.5 kms - Vilachan
Nearest Town: 13 kms - Noia
Nearest Swim: Swimming pool at the house
Superb beaches, the nearest a ten minute drive from the house in the ria de Noia y Muros and north and south of this - Playa de Carnota, de San Francisco, Corrubedo etc..
The fascinating historical city of Santiago de Compostela, fifteen minutes from the house.
Explore the interesting old town of Noia with its ancient churches, mysterious cemetery and fantastic indoor food market.
But fresh fish from the quay at the lovely old town and port of Muros. Take a boat trip from here to discover the ria.
Visit Padrón, birthplace of Camilo José Cela, nobel prize winning writer and of Rosalia de Castro, Galicia's greatest poetess. There are museums dedicated to both of them there.
Visit the delightful fishing port of Corrubedo and the spectacular sand dunes and the lighthouse there, working since 1954.
Visit the Celtic Castro de Baroña, south of Noia, stopping at the picturesque town and port of Porto dio Son on the way.
Discover the longest horreo (traditional grainstore) in the world at Carnota.
Fishing in the local river (500m). Licence needed.
Several golf courses in the area, the nearest at 10 kms
Feast on fish and seafood and delicious regional dishes at the many, family run restaurants in the area. Central/partial heating is available: Yes
Fireplace is available: Yes
Heating Description: Gasoil fired central heating. Open fireplaces in the kitchen and living room.
Interior Decor: Cream coloured walls, blending in perfectly with stone walls and beamed ceilings. Granite floors and rustic tiled floors on the ground floor. Polished wooden floors on the first floor.Cosy and traditional. Windows in all the rooms.
Interesting paintings and artefacts and many original features.
Furnishings: Elegant, period furniture, totally in keeping with the age of the house. Very comfortable and immaculately restored,creating a true sense of the past.
Bedroom Details: 1 dble, 1 dble, 1 twin (first flr.)
Bedroom 1: One double bed (160 cms), bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and wardrobe.
Bedroom 2: Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. One double bed (200cms), bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers and wardrobe.
Bedroom 3: Two single beds (90 cms), bedside table and lamp, chest of drawers and wardrobe.
Sheets and blankets.
N.B. Sheets are changed every three to four days by Ana, the housekeeper.
Bathroom Details: 1 cloakroom (W.C. and washbasin) (grd. flr.) Bathroom: Bath/shwr., W.C., bidet and washbasin. Ensuite bathroom: Bath/shwr., W.C., bidet and washbasin. (first flr.)
Cloakroom: On ground floor off the hall. W.C. and washbasin.
Bathroom: On the first floor: Bath with shower overhead, W,.C., bidet and washbasin. Tiled throughout. White fittings.
Ensuite bathroom: In master bedroom. Bath with shower overhead, W.C., bidet and washbasin. Tiled throughout. White fittings.
Towels are provided.
N.B. Towels are changed everyday by Ana, the housekeeper.
Lounge & Entertainment Equipment...
English Books/Games: Yes
Satellite TV: Yes
Notes: Very elegant, traditional living room on the ground floor with an open fireplace. Beautifully restored period furniture. Two seater sofa and two armchairs and coffee table at one end. T.V.
Dining table and eight dining chairs and dresser at the other end.
Sitting area upstairs on the landing with door onto the balcony running across the front of the house. Two armchairs and occasional table here.
Kitchen table and six chairs in the kitchen/diner.
Long dining table and chairs in the traditional "BBQ" room next to the living room. Double doors from this into the garden and covered porch with fixed stone table and benches for al fresco meals.
Kitchen & Laundry Equipment...
Oven: Yes Hobs: 4(electric)
Washing Machine: Yes
Washing Line: Yes
Ironing Board: Yes
Notes Traditional country kitchen with Galician lar (stand in fireplace) and bread oven. Solid wood units and dresser. Granite sink. Marble style work surface. Very well equipped. Cosy and practical.
Kitchen table and six chairs.
There is a second kitchen in the "BBQ" room off the living room with a gas hob, electric oven, BBQ, sink and dishwasher and long table and chairs.
Dining Equipment Good quality glasses, cutlery and crockery. Plenty for the capacity.
Garden A very well maintained, extensive, fully enclosed, landscaped garden. Laid to lawn with a paved patio at the front of the house and a paved drive. Shrubs, plants and fruit trees and and
a traditional stone cross and small stone fountains. Swimming pool to one side of the house.
Surrounded by farmland all around with a lovely open view of the valley.
Covered porch with fixed stone table and benches between the pool and the house.
Sun loungers and other garden furniture.
Parking In the grounds and in the garage.
Pool Swimming pool surrounded by a paved area and lawn to one side of the house. Showers. Sun loungers and parasols.
Other Amenities There are mountain bikes for hire.
Car to Door: Yes
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