|Property type||chateau / country house|
This is a lovingly restored farmhouse made from stone and wood, with 3 x 2 m open fireplace and great ocean view in unspoiled nature. It is 500m distance to one of the most beautiful beaches of Spain, 1.2 km of dunes and long fjords. It is a great surfing area. The house is situated in front of a eucalyptus forest. There are few tourists. It is 8 km distance to Cedeira, a picturesque fishing village and 60 min. to Santiago de Compostella. Santiago belongs to the world heritage and is one of the most beautiful cities of Europe. The house is prepared for families with children and other creatures or two couples. It is good for any fans of nature and beaches, relaxing, hiking and discovering celtic heritage.
Beach and nature: White sandy, clean and unspoiled beach. Mostly nearly empty, not developed. There are different beaches with quiet water and some with high waves (facing east) Pantin Surf - open 5 min. Great for children, ample sea life, shells, no oil spill. The fjords fill up with the tide and are good for swimming. The Atlantic is mostly colder than the Mediterranean, but has much cleaner water. Dunes and high cliffs with wonderful views. Bird watching.
Hiking: There are hardly any organized trails except Camino de Santiago, all other quiet wild and rugged but save. Behind the house runs the pilgrim trail to San Andres de Texido, good hiking. Above the high plateaus you meet wild living horses and cattle and you will find all sort of plants and herbs, mushrooms and so on.
Volker Rosenkranz is a retired German Logistics Engineer caring for the beaches aof Villarube and his boat. He loves good natural food, long conversations and nice visitors.
Volker Rosenkranz purchased this chateau / country house in 1970
This area of Spain Galicia is still very authentic and nature is mostly intact. No mass tourism but good developed infrastructure and lovely small fishing villages. The ocean is very clean and sometimes very wild and and fresh and on other days calm and sweet.
Galiziens love seafood, good vine and terrific fresh bread and good meat from free roaming animals.
For vacations with lots of personal liberty, to relax, cook your own meal, breakfast at 3 pm,and realizing your dreams during stressy working seasons.
You can be quiet and feasting with much noise, nobody will care, ample space to be by yourself. Swimming in the bays and surfing, large walks over the highest cliffs of europe discovering celtic heritage, 1,5 hrs to Santiago de Compostella for praying , eating, shopping or just discovering old Galizien architecture.
Your kids or you con take lessons in surfing or spanish language.
For bussines people or public servants wondering what really is the effect of their daily toil, we have a large amount of wood to split (voluntary). It is such a great feeling to see a pile of fresh smelling split wood made by you.
Evening sitting at the large open Galician fireplace and stare in the flames, smell the fire as your ancestors did some 2,5 million years long every night. It gives a good feeling of continuos life.
The Ocean view, the nicely restored interior of the house are praised by all visitors. Most are saying that the internet picture do not show this . (we should improve).
The house is located near Villarube, in the Rias Altas 25 km east of Ferrol, (an old Navy town with beautiful Art Nouveau buildings). Cedeira, a lovely fishing village is only 8 km away. In 60 min. by motorway you get to Santiago de Compostella, one of the most beautiful villages of Europe. You can discover still unknown celtic culture- Very good seafood and wine in small restaurants, still not very expensive.
The Atlantic coast changes between cliffs (the highest of Europe) and beautiful dune-beaches 500 to 2000m long with shallow and warm fjords, where you can walk at low tide discovering sea life.
The Country side is structured like in Ireland, but covered with Eucalyptus trees and loverly valleys. You will find some 1400 abandoned small villages, which you can achieve at a good price, Hiking the countryside and coast you will find free running horses, oxen and goats and at night wild boars and deer.
The coast changes every 5 km from wild with high surf to sweet and protected coves and sand dunes. Perfect for children.