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Beautiful 3/4-bed house in grounds with private pool on the Rias Baixas coast

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,798 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Restored 'finca' with 3-4 double bedrooms, extensive living area and grounds

Our house is a beautiful stone-built property, set in its own enclosed grounds, with a covered swimming pool. It provides excellent holiday accommodation with superb facilities for one or two families and is safe and secure for children.

The property has been extensively restored and improved by us since we purchased it ten years ago. It is located in a small village close to the sea on the quiet Barbanza Peninsula in Galicia, NW Spain. The property is newly available for holiday rentals for the 2016 season. Please check our website (see 'Facilities' tab for address) for further details and to make booking enquiries.

The property sits in an enclosed and secure plot of two thirds of an acre (0.3 hectare). It is a large stone built dwelling with 260 sq.m of interior space on two floors. Upstairs are 3 large bedrooms. The master bedroom is very large with a super-king size bed and a large en-suite bathroom with feature bath, two hand basins and separate rainfall effect shower enclosure. There is a separate dressing area with two large wardrobes and a picture window that provides views to the mountains. The other two bedrooms are both spacious and each has twin 105cm (3ft 6in) beds, although they can be pushed together to make large doubles if required. Both single and double duvets are provided. Each bedroom has large built-in wardrobes. There is a well-equipped family bathroom upstairs with bath and power shower (over the bath, with a shower curtain). The landing has double patio doors leading to an upstairs balcony, where you can soak up the sun and watch the world go by. There is a patio table, four armchairs with cushions, and several sun loungers. Upstairs walls are panted in tasteful pastel colours and all floors are tiled, with large rugs in each bedroom. There are curtains to all bedroom windows.

The living area downstairs is mainly open plan and its design would be suitable for someone less mobile, with level tiled floors and a separate ground floor bathroom and bedroom area if required. The main lounge is extremely large and has a soft leather corner sofa, which seats 5, and two separate armchairs. There is a newly installed log burning stove in the attractive stone fireplace, as well as a 116 cm (46-inch) flat screen digital TV and DVD player. There is a selection of DVD's, books and games provided, which guests are free to use. Off the lounge is a ground floor shower room with toilet. There is also a door to the outside, which leads to a large covered porch and barbecue area with stone table and benches for outdoor eating. The kitchen is large and extremely well-equipped with extensive work surfaces, newly installed (2015) electric oven and hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle. There is an extendable dining table that comfortably seats 8 people. The kitchen also has a door to the outside (mind your head, though!) with a small porch area and door to the utility room with washing machine and tumble drier. Off the kitchen is a separate lounge with very comfortable, high quality sofa bed that can be used as an additional bedroom if required. This lounge also has its own TV with digibox. As upstairs, all walls are painted in pastel colours and tastefully decorated, and all floors are tiled.

The property has an electricity supply but no municipal water, gas or sewerage. Water is provided via a well (which can run low in the late summer in very dry years) and sewerage is via a septic tank, newly installed a few years ago. The property has a reasonably fast (3.5 Mb/sec) wireless broadband connection, which will be available to guests.

Outside the house, the plot is mostly grassed (we have a badminton net!) with numerous young fruit trees, and ornamental areas with attractive shrubs. There is a large covered swimming pool (10m x 5m) and parking for several cars. The plot is walled, fenced and gated so is secure for children to play.

This is a very beautiful, tranquil and unspoilt part of Spain, where a traditional Galician life prevails and which has been only gently touched by tourism. You will find all your basic needs and some very warm, friendly and welcoming people, but don't expect luxury nor much English to be spoken, and certainly not any 'English Bars'. This is a place to immerse yourself in Spanish culture and enjoy warm, honest hospitality. You're in for a treat if you are a seafood lover as this region is reputed as having the best seafood in Spain, especially shell fish. For meat lovers, you won't be disappointed either, the quality of the meat reflecting the lush, green vegetation of the region. Whatever your tastes, the local food is always served fresh.

The property is close to several beaches, which even in high season are not busy due to the relatively unknown location. The beaches vary, so that on the Atlantic side they can be quite rough, making them popular with surfers, kite surfers and other thrill seekers. On the ria (estuary) side, however, the beaches are much calmer, making them more suitable for families with small/young children. Whichever beach you choose, though, you can be assured of long stretches of golden sands, interspersed with rocky promontories. At certain times of the year you'll also see schools of dolphins, who like to surf with the surfers!

There is a lovely lagoon near the house, ideal for those interested in the bird/wild life. For others, it is simply a beautiful walk, especially on a summer's evening with the smell of the eucalyptus trees in the air.

Out and about there are many places to eat and drink and we have a list in the house to give you some ideas, although typically in this area the menus are all pretty similar. The closest towns are Ribeira and Porto do Son, each about 10km away, providing all essential amenities. Ribeira especially has a good selection of shops. A little further afield, you have the beautiful historic tourist city of Santiago de Compostela, with its famous cathedral, which is about a 50 min drive. Other coastal cities of La Coruna, Pontevedra and Vigo are also accessible. If you venture further inland, you will find dramatic mountains and the historic Roman cities of Lugo and Ourense (each about a 2 hour drive).

More Details

Owner
Erica Clarke
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Erica Clarke

We are a professional English couple currently living in Rotterdam. We both love Galicia for its unspoilt character, the warmth and honesty of its people, and the simple, fresh home cooking, so we visit as often as we can.

Erica Clarke purchased this house in 2005

Why Erica Clarke chose Porto do Son

We love the quiet, rural location of this property, sitting as it does between the mountains and the sea on the Barbanza Peninsula. We have done a lot of work to improve the house over the years, to provide all amenities and to make it a cosy and welcoming home. Please respect it!

What makes this house unique

The house provides a unique mix of traditional Spanish feel with some more modern twists, offering a more open plan design than most in the region. It provides a tranquil and relaxing setting for the perfect seaside holiday.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Porto do Son in A Barbanza

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2798 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • En-suite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Twin wash basins, feature bath, rainfall shower
    Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Downstairs Shower Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Ground floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Superking bed, en-suite and separate dressing area
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Two large singles (105cm) - can be made double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Two large single (105cm) - can be made double
    Lounge/Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Ground floor lounge with quality double sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Beautiful 3/4-bed house in grounds with private pool on the Rias Baixas coast
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Lovely big house with lots of space.

  • 5 of 5

The pool was a good size and there is a lovely garden with fruit trees.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A slice of heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely. Large airy rooms decorated in the Spanish style with a modern twist. Everything you could think of is provided - even those things you suddenly remember that you forgot to pack - like earbuds and cotton wool pads. All the rooms were spotless and all the bedding was of good quality cotton and matched each room. We went out each night for dinner but the large kitchen had everything you could want. The large pool was used every afternoon as we had gloriously hot weather and it comes complete with pool toys which is fab and saves on packing. The house is on a main road...well as main as they get! but we heard very little traffic noise. The locals are incredibly friendly even though we didn't speak much Spanish. Be warned go with a good lingo book as very few of the locals speak English and a bit of effort on your part earns you broad chuckles and usually some yummy nibbles to have with your drinks. Use the information that Erica & Phil have left as it's very good. We can certainly recommend Bar Furnas and Arnela Restaurant which we visited based on their recommendations and can certainly recommend this villa to anyone wanting to visit this beautiful part of Galicia.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Nous avons passé un séjour très agréable dans cette maison confortable bien équipée et au calme

  • 5 of 5

Propriétaire très sympathique

Piscine sécurisée

Village calme à proximité de la mer

Region magnifique

Idéal avec enfants

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Santiago de Compostela
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Small local bar - Bar Junco
Nearest Ferry
550 Kilometres
Santander
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
AP-9
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Many good local restaurants within
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Vast sandy beach
Car: necessary

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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