About the property
- House2098 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
A stone house in a traditional hamlet with all comforts for 8 people
At the head of an untouched valley some 200m above sea, 'Lugar pequeno' is a stone house located in a place of privilege in the small galician hamlet of Golmar. The house, perfectly equipped, is the summer home of its owners. It fusions tradition and family memories with a touch of modern style. All rooms and garden enjoy extensive and impressive views over a green valley, forest, cliffs, sea and some 80Km of virgin Atlantic coast. Due to its unique location the house enjoys not just superb ocean views, but peaceful and clean views of the valley as a natural extension of the garden. It receives sunlight from dawn to sunset. Located within a Natural area of the EU network "Natura 2000", you will enjoy complete tranquility, being only at 4 Km distance to the fishing town of Cedeira, with shops, all facilities, a nice beach and seaport, and very good tapas restaurants.
You will enjoy some of the best sandy virgin beaches in Spain and outstanding hiking paths from the house through the forest, cliffs, the lighthouse.... Other activities, like surfing, horse riding or kayak are available in the area.
Beaches: You can choose among beaches with extensive dunes and wonderful views (Vilarube), calm water (A Magdalena) or high waves (Pantin, Baleo) , birdwatching or kite-surfing(Frouxeira), etc. Sonreiro is the hidden cove beach closer to the house, near to the castle of 'La Concepción'.
End of August or September, “Pantin classic” is a well-known qualifying series of the world surfing championship.
Last weekend of June local ranchers gather hundreds of wild horses living free in Capelada mountains (12Km away), in order to haircut their mains and tails, dworming horses, branding of foals born during springtime and buying and saling foals. A small fair and lunch accompanies these activities.
Excursions : Other interesting spots to visit (within less than one-hour drive) are, driving East, Estaca de Bares Cape, Ortigueira, O Barqueiro and Viveiro and, towards West, the Natural Park Fragas do Eume, Pontedeume or St. Felipe casttle in Ferrol.
The towns of A Coruña or Santiago de Compostela, are excellent options for a day excursion (at 75 and 90 min-drive). Santiago is a must, , declared UNESCO world heritage city, its medieval centre with the impressive cathedral (tomb of the appostle St. James) has been the destiny of pilgrimage for centuries. A Coruña, financial centre of Galicia and home of the biggest Spanish fashion firm, Zara, is a lively and nice city with a wide range of cultural, gastronomic and shopping possibilities, as well as a very nice old medieval quarter and marina. Inland, the ancient town of Lugo (100 min. drive) is surrounded by an impressive complete Roman wall (of some 2 Km). Its charming old centre includes a XII century cathedral and lovely squares.
How to get to: Affordable flights to the airports of Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) or La Coruna (LCG) are often available. The 1.15 hour or 1.30 hour drive from La Coruña or Santiago airports is a pleasure in itself.
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- english, french, spanish
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- May 25, 2018
Being my husband and his family originally from this region, we have always enjoyed our summer holidays here. Although we currently live abroad, we come as often as we can. It is our private haven to escape from everyday hassles and fusses. A house thought for escaping, relaxing and entertaining our close friends and family, with all we need to feel comfortable and at home.
Macarena purchased this House in 2007
Why Macarena chose Cedeira
The first time we visited Golmar, we inmediately felt the magic and beauty of the place and started to make plans. This was our personal project for a while, and we have moved here a good part of our family history to feel at home and relaxed. We have never looked back or regret our decision. The more we travel, the more we realise how valuable this place is.
What makes this House unique
Simply, very difficult to find a better getaway: you have the views from EVERY room of the house, you have the unspoiled nature at your feet, you have the peace and the uniqueness of the place. We have enjoyed the most impressive sunsets from outside and inside the house. The house is also perfect for sharing because you have different living areas: porch and garden outdoors; a living room with two separated sitting areas, another separate TV room, a dining area indoors and a nice garden in two levels with a sun-bathing area and a dine "al fresco" area.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We really enjoyed our fortnight stay at Lugar Pequeno, a wonderful house high in the hills above Cedeira. The views are magnificent and the afternoons and early evenings get lots of sunshine; all very quiet and peaceful. The property is well appointed and everything works! We brought our bikes with us and cycled every day - the roads are quiet and there are some great, though very hilly, rides in this part of Galicia. Stage 4 of the 2016 Vuelta came through Cedeira and finished above San Andres de Teixido, a sanctuary which is well worth a visit. Cedeira itself is a nice town, with lots of good cafes and restaurants. A Coruna is an hour or so away in the car and well worth a visit; we stayed there one night and then took the train to Santiago (30 minutes by train from A Coruna) for a short visit, an arrangement that worked well for us. So, five stars from us.
Lugar Pequeno: beautiful house, stunning views
The house is beautifully presented and very comfortable. We found that everything we needed for our stay was to hand.
The views from the terrace across the garden to the ocean are magnificent. The location is peaceful but relatively accessible (car required, winding uphill road through forest). There are many beautiful beaches within a short drive, and the attractive town of Cedeira offers numerous cafes, bars and restaurants as well as shops, banks etc. Recommended.
Lovely views from a fine building
Grand three level very modern house. Well equipped. Lovely views down the valley to the sea below (house is about 600' up above) and wide ranging coastal vista to headlands in the distance.
La casa es preciosa. El entorno es espectacular y muy tranquilo. Las vistas y las puestas de sol inolvidables. El equipamiento de la casa muy completo. Para repetir.
So Sad To Leave!
We've stayed in many a vacation rental and most have been positive experiences, to varying degrees. This Galician gem will certainly forever be at the top of our list of favorites and we were really, really sad to leave. The house is fabulous - everything to the highest standard of aesthetic and comfort. The location is to live for! A little tricky sometimes negotiating the narrow curving roads, but worth every ounce of trepidation because it is all worth it! The owners were wonderful in their communications and responsiveness. Galicia is a most special place and Cedeira (we never could pronounce it to the satisifaction of our Galician acquaintances) isj dreamy - it's of another time, and the time we prefer - slow, gentle, and welcoming. Don't miss Pepe and his Taberna o Puntal just outside of town! Tell him the folks from New Mexico sent you! We will probably never return, but we shall never forget! Thank you, Macarena, for sharing your beautiful home with us!
Very plesant house with a fantastic view, sunset panorama, beautiful furnishing, modern kitchen and a lot of space. Perfect place to disocer the souroundings. Thanks a lot Macarena.
Away from the mass tourism of other regions, the house is located in the Rias Altas area and Costa Artabra, an undiscovered coastal zone of unique natural beauty. Within minutes from wonderful sandy beaches, estuaries, lagoons and impressive cliffs. You will be within a natural area of 'Natura 2000', the EU's network of sites of interest due to their ecosystems and biodiversity. It is possible to see occasionally wild horses, foxes, wild boar or roe deer.
From the house, you can walk to the valley, forest and cliffs, the lighthouse or the small church of St. Antonio. From the hamlet, you can take the footpath to the pilgrimage place of San Andrés, which leads to the zone with the highest cliffs in the western European continent (620m. above the sea level), and impressive cape Ortegal, of geological interest. The house, at 4,5 Km from the fishing town of Cedeira with all facilities, shops and restaurants, is an excelent base for exploring the region of Galicia: natural parks, world heritage towns, like Santiago, and lively cities like A Coruña.
Other activities: surfing, horse riding, kayak, etc.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
25% deposit is required at the time of booking Remaining 75% 8 weeks before arrival date. An aditional security deposit (for damagages) may be required