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Hidden Secret on the Cliffs Of Loiba just steps from breath-taking beaches!

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in La Coruna, Ortigueira, Galicia- Peaceful Location, 5 Minute Walk To Beaches

The guest house has been furnished as if it were our own home with personal touches and we hope that our guests will feel so comfortable that they will never want to leave. The house sits on the highest hilltop overlooking Loiba and the ocean and is just minutes away by foot from some of the most spectacular and secluded beaches in Spain. Bicycles are available at the house to enjoy beautiful, coastal rides. Tennis courts are a 2 minute bike ride away.

Property Manager
Claudia Frantzen
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
14 November, 2017

About Claudia Frantzen

We are a small family of three enjoying the secluded, spectacular landscape that this little known region of Spain has to offer. We love nature, good food, and serenity, all things that we can enjoy here, and love sharing our insights and tips with those who take the time to come here.

Why Claudia Frantzen chose Ortigueira

We love the remoteness of this area and the spectacular, untouched beauty of the nature here, as well as the delicious, fresh, local seafood.

What makes this cottage unique

What we enjoy most here is the seclusion and countless number of gorgeous, deserted beaches we can go to in the summer.


Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
La Coruña
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Nearest Train
400 Metres
Feve, Loiba
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
El Galeon
Nearest Beach
70 Metres
Car: recommended


The house is a 10 minute walk to the beautiful beach, Playa de Fabega, a 15 minute walk to Picon, another spectacular beach, and a 30-40 minute walk to Esteiro, a beach well-known to surfers but also perfect for families since the Esteiro river ends there, making it perfect for children to swim in since the water is calm and very shallow. All these locations can also be reached by bicycle, motorbike, or car.


Airport distances:

La Coruña: 110 km

Santiago de Compostela: 130km

Oviedo: 200km

Although a car is useful to have here it is by no means essential. One can easily take a bus to Loiba from any of the airports as well as the Feve train, which also stops just 600 meters from the house(although only twice per day). There is a grocery store just 400 meters from the house that has everything you need. A car is necessary though to go to restaurants and other sights in the area.


Ortigueira, where the world famous Celtic festival is held every year is 12 km away. O Barqueiro, a sleepy, picturesque harbour with lovely restaurants is 6km away. Viveiro, a larger town with shops and a nice old, historic part is 15km away. The Sor River offers beautiful trails and stone refuges at various locations to have BBQs.

Further Details:

The activities in the area endless, I could easily write a book! There are options for everyone ranging from hiking, fishing, horseback riding, surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, kayaking, quad excursions, bird watching, or simply relaxing at one the dozens of beautiful beaches...Espasante beach, Celtigos, Sarridal, Carro, Fabega, Picon, Esteiro, Vilela, Vares, Caolín, Xilloi, Abrela...and many more!

Great restaurants in Loiba, Espasante, O Barqueiro, O Vicedo, Viveiro.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ortigueira in Ortegal

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to the bedroom with shower and separate wc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom has a king-sized bed. The living room couch can be converted to a comfortable queen-size bed.
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Sheets and towels are changed once per week. If guests wish to have them changed more frequently, there is a 25€ fee. Outside: There is a patio with a table and chairs. Guests may also enjoy the garden in front. Utility Room: Washer and dryer.


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Hidden Secret on the Cliffs Of Loiba just steps from breath-taking beaches!
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing and located in the most spectacular part of Spain. The walk along the nearby cliffs and beaches is breathtaking. The apartment is very comfortable and we had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. It was such a beautiful place to come 'home' to each day. Thankyou Claudia and Victor for making us so welcome and for all your suggestions for restaurants and beaches to visit. This is definitely a place we will remember.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for choosing our little paradise for a stop on your Iberian adventure ;-) It was a pleasure having met you and a joy to be your hosts! All the best to you both from me and the boys!
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A super-comfortable apartment!

  • 5 of 5

A private, spacious apartment decorated with taste in a beautiful part of Galicia. A gorgeously comfortable bed and full floor to ceiling windows with a view of the green countryside to the south. Five minutes walk to a wonderful viewpoint and a little further to the famous bench! We really enjoyed discovering this wild part of the Galician coast from different viewpoints. Many thanks to Claudia and Victor for their welcome and for excellent tips about local restaurants and places to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you both for your visit! It was a pleasure to have met you and to be your hosts! Best wishes!
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Beautiful location, friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

Having spent two weeks visiting every beach and every cliff in an 80 km radius around the house I can firmly say the following: Claudia´s and Victor´s house is located in the most beautiful site on the wildest stretch of land in the northern coast of Galicia. This is so because it has been built in a plot of land which is secluded and provides privacy, while being 200m away from a fantastic viewpoint overlooking the coastline with access to at least 3 virgin whitesand beaches. On day one, Victor gave us a thorough rundown of every beach, restaurant, village of worth in the region, which we followed to a tee, including google map directions in case we got lost. Claudia did everything in her hand to make us feel welcome and at home, making a special effort not to infringe in our privacy. The apartment itself is located underneath the house, next to the garage. It has been decorated with charm, and is fully equipped with every imaginary kitchen utensil and gadget. We were especially grateful to find a beach umbrella, which came in very handy as it was quite sunny. We have only nice thoughts to convey about our experience in Loiba.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had the BEST time! Stunning beaches and food, a great apartment and lovely hosts. A much needed break from the world...

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you! It was lovely having you stay!! We hope to see you again! Warm regards to all!
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Ein Ort zum Genießen!

  • 5 of 5

Nach einer 10-tägigen Rundreise durch Nordspanien haben wir eine wunderbare Woche an diesem traumhaften Ort verbracht. Die Besonderheit des Hauses, die schöne Einrichtung des Appartements, die Ruhe, die herrliche Umgebung, die abwechslungsreiche, blühende Küste und natürlich auch das angenehme Wetter... all das hat dazu beigetragen, dass wir uns rundum wohlgefühlt und gut erholt haben. Es fehlt wirklich an nichts. Claudia und Victor mit ihrem Sohn Tristan sind sehr nette Gastgeber - schon im Vorfeld fühlt man sich mit Nachfragen (z.B. wegen der Anfahrtsroute) bestens aufgehoben.

Liebe Claudia, lieber Victor - Danke für alles, auch für den schönen Abend in Eurem Traumhaus und die interessanten Gespräche! Wir wünschen Euch weiterhin viele nette, zufriedene Gäste und hoffen, dass Ihr Euer Paradies in Loiba möglichst jeden Moment genießen könnt. Wir werden die Tage bei Euch nicht vergessen!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tausend dank an euch für eure Freundschaft! Wir wünschen euch alles liebe und gute!!!
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Paradise found

  • 5 of 5

The Hiddn Secret on the Cliff is truly a paradise in every way. First, the people. Claudia, Victor, and their son Tristan are a warm, kind, generous, fun, and smart little family, delightful in every way. We feel honoured to have spent time with them and they will be in our hearts, always. Next, the place. The Hidden Secret on the Cliff is a very stylish, cozy nest located on the ground level of their spectacular home. The bed was deliciously shrouded in gorgeous linens and our son was equally comfortable on the sofa bed in the living room. The vistas from the huge wall of windows or the welcoming terrace are breathtaking. It's a short stroll to the cliffs and beaches that are truly spectacular and among the most beautiful in Spain if not the continent. The fact that they were pristine and mostly deserted added to their rugged charm and to our enjoyment daily. Without a rental car we explored on foot or bike (provided by Claudia) all the cliffs and coves as well as the tiny village of Loiba just down the hill where we purchased groceries daily for our simple meals prepared in our well-provisioned kitchen. Lastly, the things. In addition to just "being" and exploring this magical place, Claudia also made arrangements for us to go surfing! An excellent local surf company, 'Surf Oxygeno', run by David, provided lessons and all equipment as well as transportation to the best surfing beach. After three days and many attempts, our progress was thrilling.

Do you have the impression that we loved, loved, loved our time at The Hidden Secret on the Cliff? I hope so! Our family continues to bask in the light within us, two weeks after our stay there. Hopefully this light will linger

for the foreseeable future, until we can return to this paradise!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ortigueira, Galicia

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £267.63
Final Cleaning £62.45

Booking Notes:
Payment methods: bank transfer and Paypal.
Full payment is due upon confirmed booking.
For a 50% refund, cancellation must be made 60 days prior to day of arrival.
For a 25% refund, cancellation must be made 30 days prior to arrival.
If the guest cancels less than 30 days in advance, there is no refund.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
There is a 60€ final cleaning fee.
Sheets and towels are changed once per week. If guests wish to have them changed more frequently, there is a 25€ fee.
Prix-fixe dinners at our house can be arranged with 24 hour advance notice. 25€ per person.
For reservations of 2 weeks or more the final cleaning fee is 90€.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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