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18th century farmhouse, idyllic rural setting, spectacular views (90km of coast)

DosXtremos

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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18th century farmhouse, idyllic rural setting, spectacular views (90km of coast)

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Cedeira Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Big rooms, stone & chestnut, biomass heating, fire, broadband, ping-pong & bikes

Rated on of the 'Top-50 European Villas' by the Sunday Times in 2013, Golmar 13 sits in a tiny hamlet 200m above sea level, looking down over green fields, black cliffs, and 90km of coast. Original features combine with thoughtful comfort (modern farmhouse kitchen, state-of-the-art green boiler, huge claw-foot bath, ping pong, mountain bikes, sat TV, broadband), to make this a place you won’t want to leave! But there is much to explore on Spain’s northern tip: stunning walks & rides from the door, an endless choice of breathtaking beaches, Europe’s highest sea cliffs, fishing villages, castles, (details below). If all this sounds too much, just stay at home, leave the kids in the separate games room or splendid garden with majestic chestnut tree, & choose between the two huge drawing rooms in which to read, listen to music, or just keep gazing at that view & the boats way below (with our telescope and maps at hand). And then the sunset, each day a different spectacle

The immediate vicinity: Golmar 13 sits in a mature garden on various levels, so there is always a quiet corner to be found! A substantial lawn in front of the house is ideal for games and there is a perfect chestnut tree for climbing (or hanging the two hammocks provided!) There is a protected eating area shaded by an apple tree with a large outdoor dining table and bbq. Hydrangeas, rhododendrons, bougainvilleas, and azaleas abound.

Less than 50 years ago, the hamlet of Golmar was a thriving community, home to several families living off the land. The same families remain, but the numbers and activity are now greatly reduced. Walking around the hamlet today, you are likely to bump into some of the elderly neighbours by day and wild horses, foxes, deer, or boar by night! This is deepest Galicia: enjoy a night sky now difficult to find in Europe and listen to the sound of the surf pounding the cliffs 300 metres below!

Activities/excursions: Santiago was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985, and is a must! Ferrol is not Spain's most attractive city, but the Castle of San Felipe at the mouth of the bay is well worth a visit. La Coruña is also worth a trip: aquarium for youngsters and superb eating and clothes shopping (home to many of Spain's great designers) for parents. However, if it is physical activity you are after, the options are endless: hiking, biking, sea kayaking, surfing, wind and kitesurfing, sea and river fishing, bird watching, sailing, and horse riding. The owner can help organise all these for you. Route maps & bikes provided, so you can hike and bike from the front door; watch honey buzzards circling from the comfort of your armchair or take a guide on a converted trawler to see migratory seabirds; paddle a sea kayak off Spain's northernmost point; surf at a World Cup beach; learn to sail in the estuary; or try to outwit trout or sea bass on some of the most beautiful rivers you have ever seen!

The local town (eating and beaches): 4km to fishing village of Cedeira, where you have supermarkets and a variety of other shops, restaurants, bars, and a couple of nightclubs. The rocky coast and clear water are the perfect environment for Spain’s most sought-after shellfish (on all the menus or, better still, cook them at home!) The most highly-prized seafood, percebes (goose barnacles!), grow at the base of Cedeira’s cliffs: don’t miss them, or the Russian roulette with mini green peppers (pimientos de padrón). This is also the land of the potato, so also paradise for chip lovers!

Spain's best beaches are along this stretch of coast (and don't let anyone tell you otherwise!) Carpark-trembling surf beaches and secret coves, lined by chestnuts and oaks shading seabass while they have their siestas. There is a very protected beach in Cedeira itself, or drive (or kayak) to the other side of the estuary to Vilarrube where two rivers are separated by a stretch of sand that can surely claim to be the perfect beach!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
DosXtremos (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About DosXtremos

We are a husband-wife team that left Madrid for Spain’s deep south and a change of ...well, virtually everything really! We came up with the idea of Dos Xtremos in 2006, the catalyst being the need to increase the number of people renting our own properties, one in La Coruña and the other in Cadiz (Atlantic Spain’s two wonderful extremes). And since then, even though the business has grown (we now manage a number of properties for other owners), our goal has always been the same: “these are two wonderful and relatively undeveloped areas of Spain that have brought us enormous happiness; so let’s try and tell other people about them!” For this reason, the website has a heavy focus on regional information and includes details on the activities that we enjoy, both individually and as a family with young children.

All our houses are in the provinces of La Coruña and Cadiz, although there is a significant bias towards Cadiz, because that is where we live! Each house has been chosen because it has something special to offer, and we have tried to ensure that the mix meets a variety of tastes and requirements. In the case of the Cadiz properties, we live close by, meaning we are on-hand for problem solving and making recommendations. You may prefer to lounge by the pool (all our pools are very tempting), but if you do want to explore, we have suggestions to fill a lot more than two weeks! As for La Coruña, we personally are a long way away, but the properties are well looked after and our list of recommendations is even longer (to offset the less predictable weather!) We have a close and productive working relationship with all our owners, and we believe this shows in the way our properties are maintained.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just returned from one week at Golmar 13 in Galicia. A stunning house with a view to die for. And, as if this wasn't fabulous enough, the area around the house is magnificent. Spoilt for surfing beaches, hills cascading to the ocean and lovely and reasonable restaurants. What's not to like. Thank you again.
Aug 2014
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 30 traveler reviews

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18th century farmhouse, idyllic rural setting, spectacular views (90km of coast)
average rating of 4.9 based on 33 reviews
5

Last undiscovered gem in southern Europe

  • 5 of 5

Golmar 13 is simply the most peaceful and spectacular getaway you can find in southern Europe. Tucked away in the little saga-like village of Transmonte but only a short drive from Cedeira and the beaches. The villa itself has an aura of total harmony, a carefully restored farmhouse. And the views are spectacular and second to none. Will be back next summer and the summer after that...

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

You will fall in love with this house.

  • 5 of 5

Perched high on the cliffs, with breathtaking views of the Galician coastline, Golmar 13 is more than just a 'home from home'. This beautifully restored house oozes charm and character. From the moment you enter the property you feel a sense of calm and relaxation. Wood burning fire, large comfortable furniture, tasteful decor, books galore and large comfortable bedrooms.

You sense that the owners truly love this house and it is certainly not one of those 'holiday lets' that serve to supplement the owners income. You really do feel privileged to be sharing their home.

The facilities are superb, the kitchen is equipped with all the modern appliances, there is high speed internet, satellite television, with the option to change languages if Spanish is not you first, board games and as I've already mentioned plenty of books.

This house is all about the great outdoors. We walked for miles along the cliff tops, through forests and along deserted beaches. We ate tapas is traditional bars and enjoyed the local wines, returning each day to a warm (very efficient central heating in winter) house and enjoying fabulous sun sets over the ocean.

As a well seasoned traveler, I have had the pleasure & displeasure to stay in many places all around the world. This is more than a five star hotel, this is a rare treat. This house is all you can wish for.

I came away from my week in the house feeling totally refreshed and wishing I had booked a second week. We can all associate ourselves with post holiday blues but Golmar doesn't just give you the blues, it makes you think long and hard about what is important in life and I still can't stop thinking about that wonderful week.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful spot to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

For almost two weeks in September 2103, we enjoyed the wonderful location and atmosphere of Golmar 13. The house itself offered us everything we were looking for; loads of rural character, big rooms on both floors, good beds, fully equipped kitchen and, above all, fantastic views of the sea and coastline. The weather was very good to us, so we spent several days in the garden, reading, relaxing and enjoying the very quiet and peaceful setting.

The location is perfect for day trips; we went to A Cornuna, Bares (the northernmost point in Spain), and, of course, Santiago de Compostela. All are with easy driving distance, as is the little town of Cedeira, where you'll find lots of bars and small restaurants and some shops and supermarkets. Being able to speak some basic Spanish helps a lot in this region, because mass tourism hasn't been invented here yet, and let's hope it stays that way. The remote location (don't stay here without a car) will probably see to that.

For anyone looking to experience real and rural Spain, a wonderful house on a perfect spot, look no further.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Golmar 13

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful old house, in very good state, nice rooms with really superb views over the coast. Friendly neighbors, lot of nature around. Owner provides a lot of good tips about restaurants, walking tours and excursions.

Perfect place to discover Galicia !

We had a wonderful week wIth our frIends , we will certainly come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

GOLMAR: MAGICAL PLACE

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in the village of Golmar for new year.

All my family loved this place. The house is beautiful and you have spectacular views of the sea, the landscape is wonderful and the garden of the house is a real great.

Andrew and Mary are some fabulous hosts, so friendly and always willing to help at all.

The house is very well placed to do all kinds of excursions, such as the route of the cliffs.

The house is very comfortable and fully recommended to be on vacation and learn a little of that magic galicia.

Do not miss it

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

peaceful place at Golmar 13

  • 5 of 5

In Golmar 13 we found what we were looking for: a quiet an peaceful place far away from the busy noises of modern life. We enjoyed the absolut silcence in the village and the spectacular view over the impressing beautiful coast. And when it was getting chilly outside in the evening, there was always a cosy place by the fireplace in the lower salon.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
La Coruña /Santiago
Nearest Ferry
450 Kilometres
Santander
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Ferrol
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Ferrol
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended

There are many claimants to the title of 'unspoilt Spain', but perhaps none as legitimate as this stretch of coastline where wild Atlantic beaches alternate with secret coves fringed with chestnuts and oaks. Continental Europe's highest sea cliffs are a 20-minute drive, as is World Cup surf beach, Pantín. A 5-minute drive (40 min walk) brings you to the fishing village of Cedeira with its protected beaches and famous tapas bars. The hamlet of Golmar sits in an area protected under the EU's Natura 2000 network, and you are likely to see deer, wild horses, and boar. There are spectacular walking and biking routes from the front door (down to the cliffs, through the forest, or on to the pilgrim shrine at San Andrés de Teixido), and, situated close to Spain's northernmost point at Estaca de Bares, this is an area rich in bird life (both resident and migratory). Santiago (World Heritage Site) is an 80 minute drive, as is La Coruña. Ferrol (castle and shopping centres) is 30 minutes away.

Other Activities: bird watching & kayaking.

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Rates & Availability

From €171 Per night

Cedeira Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring rate 2
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,900
 
 
Spring rate 3
May 30 2015 - Jun 19 2015
4 night minimum stay
€200
€1,470
 
 
Summer rate 1
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,415
 
 
Summer rate 2
Jul 18 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,800
 
 
Summer rate 3
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,900
 
 
Summer rate 4
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
 
 
Summer rate 5
Sep 12 2015 - Sep 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,500
 
 
Autumn rate
Sep 19 2015 - Oct 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,350
 
 
Winter rate
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
€1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

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Notes Breakages deposit to be discussed with owner
Cleaning supplement of €60 required for stays of 2 nights
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Amenities

Cedeira Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En suite bed 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , En suite bed 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Split level with claw-foot bath on upper level
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 is not the largest bedroom in the house but it has the best sea view (it shares a bathroom with bedroom 4) Bedroom 2 is the most luxurious bedroom: split-level distribution includes a bathroom (with large claw-foot bath) on the mezzanine. Bedroom 3 is downstairs and has its own bathroom with large (easy access) walk-in shower. Bedroom 4 is huge and works well as a children's dormitory (4 singles with comfort). It shares a bathroom with bedroom 1 There is a brand new large sofa bed in the upstairs drawing room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
During the restoration of the house the original structure was maintained, which means there are large rooms and very high ceilings. There are two sitting rooms: a more formal one downstairs, with the open fire; and a less formal space upstairs, where you will find the TV and music system. Both rooms have a massive window looking out over the spectacular view. There is an annex, which is used as a games room (with table tennis, darts, and other games).

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