Casa de Freire
About the home
The house is just 10/15 minutes’ walk from a range of superb beaches: you can opt for picturesque “O Santo” which includes an inland you can walk to in low tide!, a small cove called “La Cobiña” frequented by locals only, or the large “Lapamán”, one of the most popular beaches in the area. If you prefer to drive, the choice of beaches is endless, and you should certainly pay a visit to unspoiled Cíes and Ons islands before you leave. This area has long been Spaniards’ best kept secret: if you want to sample what real Spain is all about, taste the magnificent local food and experience beautiful landscapes, look no further, this is the place to visit!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Casa de Freire is decorated in a modern country style: the communal areas have exposed stone work which provides a cosy atmosphere. All the main rooms in the house have a magnificent view of the Bay of Pontevedra with Ons islands in the horizon (the twin room is the only one which offers views of the garden but not the sea). The sunsets are really breath-taking! The main bedroom is adjacent to a large dressing room, where one of the single sofa beds is located (ideal for a child). There is also another larger single sofa bed in the master bedroom. We also have a portable cot available.
Further details outdoors:
The house has a large garden, excellent for children: fully gated. You can help yourself to apples, plums, lemons and oranges from the fruit trees. In the garden you can also find a local landmark: a traditional granary on stilts which was used in the past to keep the corn, called “horreo”. The al fresco dining area and barbeque is superb, built in the local stone and protected from the sun by a traditional roof. All wood is provided.
•Welcome pack provided on arrival (guides of the area)
•English and French speaking representative on hand to answer any questions via email (in person only in August).
I will send all guests a detailed guide to the area and the house which I created myself!
•20% of rental fee due at time of booking: non-refundable. The remainder 80% must be paid in full before the holiday starts.
The Galicia region
Galicia is renowned for its coastal beauty, white sandy beaches and incomparable seafood. The region also offers excellent wines, including Albariño and Ribeiro. The interior of Galicia is hilly, composed of relatively low mountain ranges. Along the coast, a remarkable feature of Galicia is the presence of many inlets along the coast, estuaries that were drowned with rising sea levels after the ice age. These are called rías and are divided into the smaller Rías Altas ("High Rías"), and the larger Rías Baixas ("Low Rías"), where our house is located. All along the Galician coast are various archipelagos near the mouths of the rías. These archipelagos provide protected deepwater harbors and also provide habitat for seagoing birds. Among the most important of these are the archipelagos of Cíes, Ons, which are part of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park. The house offer incomparable views of both Ria de Pontevedra and the island of Ons. The coast of this 'green corner' of the Iberian Peninsula, attracts great numbers of tourists, mainly of Spanish origin, which has contributed to the retention of the “authentic Spanish” feel in this part of the country. Historically, Santiago de Compostela is less than an hour away. You should not miss the opportunity to visit this beautiful medieval city, which has been the final destination for millions of pilgrims from all over Europe for centuries.
The Marin area
Ardán is a very quiet village but it does offer an excellent restaurant and most importantly three excellent beaches within walking distance! You also have access to great walks through the local woods. Bueu, which offers a large selection of restaurants and bars is only 10 minutes’ drive away. If you would like to do a bit of sightseeing: Pontevedra (20 minutes away) is a lovely historical town , full of character. You should also visit Combarro (near Pontevedra, capital) which offers the largest concentration of hórreos (local granaries) near the coast. In terms of leisure pursuits in the inmediate area, you can enjoy for example: • Walking: Cape Udra, Cape Home, Beluso coastal path, etc • Sailing. You can hire boats, have lessons, etc, at Club Náutico de Aguete: http://184.108.40.206/escuela.asp • Golf: http://www.riadevigogolf.com/spa/index.php • Paragliding: landing on Lapaman beach, near the house • Horse-riding: horse riding routes through the local woods with great views of the estuary http://www.turmorrazo.com/personales/picaderolagoa/ • Nature Adventure Park: “Aventura Marín”: A similar park to “go ape” (less than 10 minutes drive) http://www.aventuramarin.com/Castellao/castellano-05.html
How to get there
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There are several airports, which would be within easy reach:
-Vigo (35 min drive): the low cost airline “Vueling” operates from London Heathrow.
-Santiago de Compostela (60 min drive): Ryan air travels from London Stansted.
-La Coruña (90 min drive): You can travel with Iberia from London Heathrow.
-O Porto (90 min drive): Both Iberia and TAP travel from several destinations in the UK.
All airports offer car hire facilities.
Activities near Marin
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
27 Jan 2013
We (a family of 3) stayed in Casa de Freire for a week in July 2012. The house is totally and very tastefully renovated recently and everything is in very good shape. The house is located on the south site of Ria de Pontevedra somewhat elevated from the sea and has a fantastic view over the Ria. The were no mosquitoes or other biting insects.
The owner and her family were very helpful and we received a "homemade" guide to the area and Galicia in general and we used it a lot during our stay.
The rather small city of Bueu is very close by and has several supermarkets with all that is needed.
We did several excursions during our stay and we can especially recommend Cabo Udra (close by), Cambarro on the north side of the Ria, Santiago, the city of Pontevedra and the fantastic views along the river Sil somewhat inland from Pontevedra.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|low season||21 Feb 13||24 Mar 13||£ 662||£ 95||£ 95||4 Nights|
|mid season||24 Mar 13||1 Apr 13||£ 735||£ 105||£ 105||4 Nights|
|low season||1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 662||£ 95||£ 95||4 Nights|
|mid season||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 735||£ 105||£ 105||4 Nights|
|high season||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 919||£ 132||£ 132||4 Nights|
|mid season||1 Sep 13||15 Sep 13||£ 735||£ 105||£ 105||4 Nights|
|low season||15 Sep 13||22 Dec 13||£ 662||£ 95||£ 95||4 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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