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Cottage and Lodges in Secure Grounds A Pool With A View of the Rio and Portugal - Rio Mino Cottage (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/5)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Rio Mino Cottage (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/5)

One large attractive en-suite twin bedded room with fabulous view of river Minho and Portugal. Second attractive double room with attached shower/bathroom. All bedlinen and bath towels provided.

Attractive Living room/kitchenette, fully fitted out for self catering with modern cooker, fridge, and working area. Breakfast bar.

Outside, an alternative of a sunny or shaded 'alfresco' dining areas with BBQ at front with a further private sitting area at rear which gets the evening sun. Sunbeds and seating area on private front terrace area.

About the property

S7364 Finca Rio Mino

The Cottage and Casitas are housed in the grounds of a beautiful Rustic Finca, in a elevated position, with gorgeous views to Portugal and River Minho. Good sized swimming pool 'with a view' in mature green and secure grounds. All have either terrace or shaded areas for sitting out, and have use of BBQ, and recreational areas. Peaceful area, with river, forest and hill walks direct from Finca. Sandy river beach, safe for swimming, 10 minutes walk, with many gorgeous sandy sea beaches within 15- 30 minutes drive, on both Spanish and Portuguese side. Good restaurants within walking distance, and in the heart of The Albarino wine producing area of Rosal. Lots to do and see with Celtic and Roman and other historical remains abundant in the locality. Water sports, riding, walking trips and cycling can be organised locally. Ideal location for couples, families or larger groups with a separate large reception room available if required. Check Finca Rio Mino comments on search sites.

Robin Winterhalder
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Could not have imagined a more perfect spot to spend the final week of our vacation in Spain. Every detail of the Finca is perfect - the views, the accommodation and area. But what made it unforgettable was your warm hospitality'. Liz, Zane, Meg Nick, Denver Colorado, USA.

'A very special place - perfect in every way. love the views, the river, the coast, the mists, the casita. Great meals out every time, most of all, thank you for your help,great suggestions and advice, We will miss it all, but will be back..' Barbara, Lee & Freya, UK August 2012.

Thanks again Robin, for such a wonderful relaxing holiday. Not sure how we are going to adapt back in England. Such a ridiculously pleasant and enjoyable part of Spain. Hate to say goodbye ' Tony, Marti Jonny & David. Aug 2012

'Words fail us. We were blown away by the beauty of both the Finca and the area. It is idyllic.' Louise and Ken, UK.

Check independent guest comments when searching for Finca Rio Mino, Galicia on search sites.
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Booking Notes:
On confirmation of booking 50% deposit to be paid, with balance on arrival at The Finca.

Changeover Day:
In season changeover days normally Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Flexible out of main season mid-July and August. Arrival normally 4pm onwards. Departure 11.00 am on day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per property, per night in euros and include all local taxes.
Couples and small families using one bedroom ask for discount. Longer winter lets ask for special low price. Rates from 400 Euros per month. Longer lets please enquire.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)


Beautiful cottages in a stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked for a week and wished we’d booked for more. As it was Galicia and late in the season we expected changeable weather and were prepared with jumpers and macs, but when the mist cleared in the early mornings we had a warm sunny seven days. A wonderful place to kick back and soak up the sun, swim in the pool and enjoy beautiful views of Portugal from the terrace or explore fabulous sea and river beaches just a short walk or drive away. We stayed in one of the Casitas, which were cosy and well equipped. We like to eat in as well as sample local cuisine and the kitchen had everything a master chef needs and Robin was on hand to provide any extras needed.

Robin was a friendly and accommodating host, nothing was too much trouble and he pointed us at some of the best local bars & restaurants for fabulous food, great walks and amazing views - a mine of local information. We were so taken with the area, he even took us to visit some properties for sale

I’m not a dog or cat lover, but, much to my children’s amazement, I fell in love with Robin’s dogs Broc, and Dylan and cats Minnie and Pixie who all made us feel welcome and at home. Fabulous place. Looking forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Denise for your thoughtful and comprehensive review, The reference to the good weather in late September is particularly helpful, as many potential guests are not aware of the favourable 'micro climate' in the Baixo Mino area of Southern Galicia.
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Peaceful stay in authentic Galicia

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay in the cottage was what a holiday should be - stress-free! The booking process was easy and travel straightforward. We received a warm welcome from Robin and the dogs with an introduction to the area accompanied by a cool glass of local wine. The cottage was perfect - clean and well-equipped. Robin ensured we had all we needed and his local knowledge was invaluable as we set out to explore the area. He arranged bike hire for a week of our stay. The bikes just turned up without us having to do anything. We enjoyed a variety of cycle rides including flat riverside cycle paths and the more challenging climb up Monte Tegra. They were also useful in cycling to the coast. We took advantage of Robin's restaurant recommendations, all the more enjoyable because we could walk to several local ones.

Our days took on a lovely pattern - a cycle, walk,coast or town visit, and then back to swim in the pool or wander down to swim from the river beach. In the evening the only decision was do we eat out or do we have a bbq and if so which table should be eat at - the one in the sun or the one in the shade of the vine. This is what constitutes a relaxing and care-free holiday!

I would also add that the internet access was good, important for us as we were travelling with teenagers (17 and 14). All credit to Robin in ensuring that this was the perfect base in which to explore unspoilt Galicia.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Galician paradise

  • 5 of 5

We are just after returning from a week in paradise!

The accommodation in the Cottage was perfect for our needs: 2 adults plus an 8 and 6 year old.Twin beds upstairs and a double downstairs.

We were spoilt for choice with the outdoor sitting/ eating areas: 3 different tables with different levels of shade. The pool area is a good size and immaculately maintained, as were all of the gardens.

Robin and his dogs were wonderful hosts, and really helped us make the most of the area, with great recommendations.

The location was ideal for us, with 2 tapas bars and a restaurant within walking distance. Once of the tapas bars is a real gourmet experience.

The location is perfect to discover Portugal, the portugese markets are like the Spanish markets were 20 years ago and the "park laze"r in Vila Nova de cerveira is a perfect family day out: a river beach, playgrounds, a water/splash park and all for free! The crazy golf is 1 euro per person. You can arrange kayaking or stand up paddle trips from here.

Check out the local festivals, we went to the O Rosal wine festival which was very enjoyable.

The weather was glorious 20's to low 30's.

Our only regret is not being there for 2 weeks, but maybe next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful holiday in rural Galicia

  • 5 of 5

After a warm welcome by Robin and his 2 delightful dogs we had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay in the cottage. The garden and pool area are beatifully kept and there are fantastic views of river Mino. We were pleasantly surprised to find so many things to do within close distance to the cottage. We went canoeing, cycling, walking and body boarding as well as enjoying excellent tapas and wine at 2 restaurants within walking distance. Robin was helpful in giving suggestions and ideas, including booking us in for a paella! What makes this area interesting is the variety including trips to nearby Portugal. Highly recommended and planning to return when our kids are old enough to do the white water rafting!

The Phelps family with 2 kids 12 and 10

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stone Cottage stay

  • 5 of 5

Spain and Portugal, great location.The accommodation delivers what it says on the tin. Clean, tidy, comfortable and pretty much what I would expect from a holiday rental. Where this differentiates is from the grounds and gardens, the location and from Robin, the owner, and his knowledge and willingness to share it. There is so much to see and do both sides of the border. Walk the Minho river and spend time looking at the wildlife. Smashing walks. Restaurants locally and further afield that are wonderful and great value.A car is essential but this gives so much access to wonderful visits to Santiago, Tui and Braga etc. If you want little England don't go. If you want something different this is for you with the added advantage that you can still get great value for your money. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We (family of four with two teenage girls) loved our stay in the cottage. We were in need of a relaxing holiday and Robin looked after us from the moment we arrived, ensuring that in the five days we were there we saw some fantastic places and ate at the best tapas restaurant in Galicia (walking distance from the finca). We really enjoyed the days when we did't have to get in the car. The lovely river beach is really close and there are some lovely walks. We will return - this is an amazing place with stunning views and the grounds so beautifully kept, it was a treat returning after a day out. Thank you so much Robin.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in O Rosal in Rias Baixas

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Finca Rio Mino is very suitable for families/groups or couples, as each unit is privately situated in large attractive and secure grounds. A completely separate large bodega room, full of its 250 year old character, with TV, DVD player, small library and private courtesy bar is available for use by all guests. Outside this room is a picturesque patio shaded by passion fruit plants with large fish pond and views of the river and Portuguese hills. Ideal for relaxing with a glass of wine and a chat before dining on your own terrace, or strolling to the nearby riverside tapas bar or one of the hillside restaurants, all within walking distance. Whether you want peace and quiet in a lovely area or want an active holiday The Finca is an ideal spot. Outside: Southerly facing, 5000 square metres of well kept terraced grounds, with large grassy areas full of fruit trees and shrubs, with lots of shade if needed. Good sized swimming pool, 12 metres by 4.5 metres, with a view of the river and Portuguese hills. Tables chairs, loungers and a shaded area included in the large relaxing area. Good BBQ area. Lovely shaded patio area next to reception room, with views of fish pond, river and Portuguese hills.

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