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Rustic Cottage with Large, Walled Flower Garden and Orchard



Updated: 29-Aug-2016
Cottage in O Rosal, near La Guardia, Pontevedra, Galicia - Peaceful Location, 1 km to River Beach, 6 km to Atlantic Ocean

Casa Mirta is a stone cottage set intimately in an extraordinary walled garden of 3000 sq.m. with a rich variety of flora and all-year-round fruit available for the picking... oranges, lemons, figs, mandarines, apples, pears, plums, cherries, nisperos, chestnuts, hazelnuts, olives, grapes. The river Miño, which separates Spain and Portugal, with extensive river beaches, is a 5 minute walk away. Portugal itself can be reached by bridge in Goyan, 5km away, or by ferries in Goyan or La Guardia. At 6 km there are beautiful ocean beaches, and extraordinary landscape. The local area of O Rosal (The Rose Garden) boasts the richest variety of flora in Spain, and the Atlantic Coast offers the best and most varied sea-food in Europe. The house itself, set well back from the main road and free from traffic noise, is cosy and comfortable, and noticeably lived-in, one of its many special charms being a "Lareira", a large indoor open fireplace.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am in my early sixties, father of four.... all of whom have spent many enjoyable years holidaying at the cottage. I've been living in Spain for 20 years now, farming the land, teaching, and organizing courses. I live 150 km inland, but I am responsible for the maintainance of the cottage and the large, very fertile, and unusually beautiful garden surrounding it.

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1 Reviews

based on 1 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic garden and good location

  • 4 of 5

This was our second visit to this property.We returned because the cottage has a fantastic private garden which we enjoyed immensely, as did our dog! The cottage is located in a quiet small group of houses and is just 10 minutes walk from the river beach, and a good river view tapas bar. The accommodation is no frills budget style, and we have rated it as four stars based upon this bracket of accommodation, providing for basic requirements,- it is quirky, with for example, its compost toilet! It is perfectly located.There is an excellent local restaurant - 2 minutes walk, and many more within driving distance. There is plenty to do and see in the area. There was a friendly welcome upon arrival - and we were grateful for some good recommendations of places to explore locally and further afield.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy to be able to accomodate people with dogs and children, since the garden, apart from being spectacular, is walled entirely. Plus we are proud of our well-functioning compost toilet, that we consider works really well, and, ecologically-speaking, is a vast improvement on sending your shit out to sea!
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From the Owner

The cottage in Eiras that is for rent is property of a group of friends from Denmark, who bought it as a ruin with a large vineyard and fruit garden. The cottage has been restored and improved over the years, although it maintains its rustic exterior and interior. We have now formed a Foundation which owns the house, and it is used as a holiday home, but also as a chance to do some gardening, tree care, sculpture, art etc... all this means that the cottage is unlike most holiday homes, since there are tiny, or large, details all around witnessing the handwork of different visitors throughout the years. We liked the location because nearby you can find sea and river beaches, waterfalls, walks, surf, walled towns... actually the list of all the surrounding attractions is virtually endless.

Activity and Interests


River beaches at 5 minutes walking distance. Extensive sea beaches in Galicia or in Portugal at 7 km.


Vigo airport at 45 km. Santiago de Compostela at 100 km. O Porto (Portugal) at 85 km. Can pick up from airport by arrangement, but car-hire is recommended.


La Guardia is a picturesque fishing port, famous for its lobster, at 7 km from the house. The monumental city of Tuy is at 25 km. Vila Nova de Ceveira, which in 2015 holds its biannual Culture Festival is 5 km away. Celtic village remains at Santa Trega at 6km. Vigo, the biggest city in Galicia is at 45 km.

Further Details:

Well-functioning tourist information centre at 3 km, with a wealth of interesting offers. High-quality sea-food and traditional restaurants abound. O Rosal is internationally known for its exquisite Albariño white wine.

Prices and Availability

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
10% deposit on booking. Balance in full 2 weeks prior to start of holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per day in Euros. Discounts for long lets.

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From the Owner

The cottage is a kind of "Paradise" ( the name we gave it in the beginning) for all kinds of people, as a look in our guest book will quickly reveal, and virtually all guests fall in love with the place. However, avoid booking with me if a modern sterile environment is your priority. It's cosy, easy to use, warm and comfortable. There's everything you need plus more, even access to tools if needed. There is very little traffic noise, although you are in a living environment with birdcalls, dog barks and the occasional mouse squeak.It is especially pleasant to be able to grill freshly-caught fish on the outdoor or indoor grill, and sit down to eat at the outdoor table,shaded, intimate, and surrounded by Nature with a bottle of the local Rosal white wine, one of the best in the world.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Television


  • pets considered


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower-room and Swedish eco-wc in separate building.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and bunk beds. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Outside: 3000 square metre walled garden on several levels with various stone tables, benches etc. and other outdoor furniture. Childrens play-pool in stone mosaic. Outdoor barbecue. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Cleaned weekly or by arrangement. Mosquito nets included. Other: Extra beds on platform in lounge if needed.

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