This impressive detached stone villa is at the heart of Costa da Morte, an undiscovered coastal area of unique rugged natural beauty away from the tourism masses of other regions. Within minutes from pristine sandy beaches, this property provides a haven for children to play whilst parents unwind in this tranquil rural setting. The villa has two massive living rooms that open out onto extensive terracing and well-tended lawn gardens perfect for al-fresco dining. The brand-new restoration fusions original old features (indoor well, stable, fireplace and antique bread oven) with modern style creating an ambiance where time stands still for your enjoyment.
The garden (3500sqm) with large flat areas for easy outdoor game play or relaxation is surrounded by a magnificent stone fence ensuring privacy for sun and siesta. The swimming pool (10x5m), BBQ and organic fruit trees (mandarin, fig, kiwi, ...) guarantee a very special time in this matchless property. Now with wireless internet
This property is indeed unique. In the garden for instance, the 'horreo (traditional Galician granary) and the 'eira' (place used to dry vegetables) stand out. The house, with stone walls 50cm thick, is fully equipped with an full HD Sony 40' LCD, Hifi system with B&W Nautilus 803 speakers, DVD with movies and a satellite connection to Astra. Board games such as stand alone chess table and backgammon are available. The kitchen has everything you need. It is indeed an enjoyable retreat, in complete privacy where time seems to stand still.
From the house, you can take beautiful walks or bicycle rides to the nearby quiet virgin beaches and to the lighthouse of Punta Nariga. Stroll to the village of Ninons, Barizo or Mens and get a glimpse of traditional Galician rural lifestyle.
Malpica (5miles), a former whale harbor, offers sailing, fishing and diving activities. You can also take surf and kite surf courses. Santiago is also a good option for a day excursion.
Gastronomy: Costa da Morte boasts a wide range of top quality products, especially fish and seafood. The Goose barnacles, the king of seafood, which grow on this stretch of coastline are considered to be the finest in the world. Likewise, the razor clams are also said to be the finest. The velvet and king crabs caught on the Costa da Morte are far superior to those to be found in other waters. The lobsters are also magnificent, and the area is rich in cockles and mussels. Octopus is one of the area's most traditional and popular dishes. Indeed, the locally-caught octopus is of an exceptionally high quality. The fish caught in these waters is also particularly appreciated for both its quality and variety: Pollack, hake, monk fish, mackerel, sole, sea bass, sardines, gilthead bream and skate.
Yet there is more to gastronomy than fish and seafood. The meat produced here is of an exceptionally
high standard and any restaurant, inn or eating house offer a wide range of beef, pork and lamb dishes.
Nature spaces and festivals: A Costa da Morte has been declared an EU Site of Community Interest due to the importance of its maritime ecosystems and the biodiversity of the flora and fauna to be found in this area. A true paradise for lovers of ecology and ecosystems. This ecosystem, which includes wetlands, dunes, cliffs, sandy beaches and coastal meadows, is the ideal habitat for a wide range of flora, including several rare species. The convergence of salt and fresh water also makes it the perfect home for a variety of fauna, particularly birds. Indeed, Baldaio, and especially on the shores of the lagoon, is a magnificent spot for bird-watching. This nature space is also excellent for leisure and recreation.
In summer practically not a day goes by without some borough on the Costa da Morte celebrating some kind of festivity. Gastronomy, religious, legends and fun all converge in an endless number of popular pilgrimages.