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Traditional Cottage Apartment With Large Swimming Pool, Secluded Wooded Settin

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Jun-2016
Cottage Apartment in Tomiño, Pontevedra - Peaceful With Lovely Views, Close To River Beaches And Sea

Relax in the welcoming atmosphere of Moonstone Cottage, a traditional Galician house on a wooded hillside close to the sleepy hamlet of Luneda on the southern tip of Galicia. The small Spanish town of Tomiño is five minutes by car and the border with Portugal is only fifteen minutes away. We are an excellent base for exploring the area on foot, by mountain/road bike or on horse back in nearby Bayona or Tui where there are excellent riding stables. There is the possibility of kayaking on the river Mino, sailing in sheltered waters off the Galician coastline and visiting off shore islands with beautiful sandy beaches or surfing off the Atlantic coast. For less active moments relax by our salt system 10 metre pool in secluded gardens. A holiday with interests for all tastes. For further information visit our website.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Sun, river, sea, what a lovely holiday.'

"A lovely peaceful retreat with excellent hosts"

'This has been brilliant...the mix of activities has been just right.'

"Beautiful area and friendly hosts"

"Many thanks for a fantastic holiday. Thanks to your amazing knowledge of Galicia, this part of Spain has fulfilled all my expectations".

"We were looking forward to our holiday in Galicia, but it exceeded our expectations. Kids the loved the pool. We also enjoyed swimming in the waterfalls, a really magical place."

"Excellent place, full of good karma"
Nov 2007
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1 holidaymaker review

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A Galician Adventure

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful holiday here this July with my two teenage daughters. It was everything I had hoped peaceful but with plenty to do in the area, a perfect spot for exploring with Portugal being only a 20 minute drive. Horse riding, kayaking, walking, markets, lovely restaurants all on hand. The cottage apartment was superb exactly as described, spent many nights with a glass of Albarino on the tree top terrace. The pool area was delightful, clean and the perfect temperature. We all loved our holiday and we will certainly be back next year. A great place to holiday with friends as other units available on the finca. Holidaying with a 13 and 18 year old, at times its hard to please everyone but on this occasion I got it right! A huge thank you to Paul and Maggie who made us feel very welcome and were on hand with recommendations so our stay was completely memorable. Would highly recommend a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santiago or Oporto at 100 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Santander at 600 Kilometres Nearest Train : vigo at 30 Kilometres Nearest Beach : river beach at 5 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We can provide mountain bikes free of charge for anyone wishing to explore the quiet lanes and tracks. There is a wide range of activities in the area including kayaking on the river Miño, sailing, horse riding, walking, cycling.

Coast/Beach:

Sandy river beaches on the Miño are only 15 minutes away and good surfing beaches on the Atlantic coast both in Portugal and Spain are around thirty minutes away.

The seaside town of Bayona with its variety of beaches and beautiful old quarter is less than 30 minutes.

The old port of La Guardia has quiet sandy river beaches, a beautiful walk along the rugged coastline and amazing views from Monte Tecla, an ancient Celtic settlement.

Travel:

Santiago de Compostela 90 minutes Easyjet, Ryanair

Portuguese airport - Oporto 60 minutes Easyjet, TAP

Spanish airports - Vigo 25 minutes by car.

Ferry - Santander - seven hours - mostly motorway.

Distances:

A five minute walk takes you to the local village with a small supermarket and bar. Tomiño is five minutes by car and has two supermarkets, bars, restaurants, cafes, banks and plenty of shops.

Santiago de Compostela is 90 minutes by car. Fortress towns of Tui in Spain and Valença in Portugal, re-constructed celtic village of Monte Tecla in La Guardia all within half and hour drive. From the bustling seaside town of Bayona (30 minutes) catch a ferry to the Isla Cies.

Further Details:

Known as the Rias Baixas, the region enjoys a micro-climate with temperatures well into the 30s during the summer months. Known for its Albariño and O Rosal, quality white wines, it is possible to visit various vineyards and enjoy tasting the different wines. Many cultural events take place throughout the year including a very popular wine fair in July. Eating out is much cheaper than other parts of Spain and there are excellent local family owned restaurants who take great pride in their cuisine, an area also famous for its seafood dishes. Several of the villages have their own gastronomic fiestas.

This is always something to do at any time of the year. In spring and autumn, the temperatures are perfect for walking in the hills and mountains, or by the sea or river. The cooler temperatures at these times of year are also better for enjoying cycling and riding in this very beautiful and natural area. Summer months are great for enjoying being by the sea and taking full advantage of water sports, lazing by the pool, splashing about in nearby waterfalls and enjoying al fresco meals. Summer evenings are usually cool enough to enjoy a relaxed stroll to the village or on surrounding woodland tracks. Historic places of interest such as the towns of Tui and Valenca, the celtic site of Monte Tecla with incredible views of the Atlantic ocean and River Mino mouth, are great to visit any time of year.

Availability

Rental rates

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1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£840
for 7 nights
£840
 
 
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£840
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Arrival at property after 3pm and departure no later than 11am to allow for cleaning.

Two deposits, one on booking, the second a month before the holiday and third on arrival in cash.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural

Attractions

  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Two bathrooms with bath, shower and WC.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Self contained spacious accommodation - can sleep five. Bedroom 1 with king sized bed. Bedroom 2 with two singles, possibly three. Bedroom 3 with one single.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Self catering. bed linen and towels are provided except beach towels. Washing machine available - five euros a wash. extra accommodation available on request Outside: Enjoy our 2500sq.m secluded garden with fruit trees, attractive flowers and shrubs. The private salt system swimming pool is 10 metres. For those who enjoy more than a splash, it is long enough to swim lengths. By the side of the pool is a sun deck and small lawn area for sunbathing on loungers, shaded areas and a large barbecue and terraces for eating outdoors. There is plenty of parking area inside the property. Use of mountain bikes free of charge. Utility Room: washing machine and football game Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included, but not beach towels. Other: Tree top terrace with views of pool.

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