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Macarena

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Country house in Galicia with superb coast views in a natural area

12 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 23 nights

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Overview

Rias Altas House Rental Photos and Description

A stone house in a traditional hamlet with all comforts for 8 people.

'Lugar pequeno' is a stone house located in a place of privilege in the small galician hamlet of Golmar, at the head of an untouched valley some 200m above sea level. The house, with all comforts, is the summer home of its owners. It fusions tradition, family heirlooms and a touch of modern style. From all rooms and garden, it enjoys clean, extensive and impressive views over a green valley, forest, cliffs, sea and some 80Km of virgin Atlantic coast. Due to its privileged location in the hamlet it is the only house to enjoy not only impressive ocean views but also beautiful and peaceful valley views. It receives sunlight all day from dawn to sunset.

The hamlet is located within a EU natural area of Community Interest due to its ecosystem. You will enjoy complete tranquility, being only at 4 Km distance to the fishing village 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 or hiking from the house through tracks to the cliffs or the lighthouse. Other activities, like surfing, horse riding or kayak are available in the area.

Beach and activities: You will enjoy white sand, clean and unspoiled 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 beach closer to the house, in a small cove close to the castle of 'La Concepción'.

End of August or September, “Pantin classic” is one of the qualifying series in 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.

Hiking, surfing, horse riding or kayak are some of the activities to do in the area.

Excursions : In addition to the nice place of the house and its surroundings, other interesting spots to visit (within less than one-hour drive) are, towards East, Ortigueira, Estaca de Bares Cape, 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 one of the most beautiful towns in Europe, declared UNESCO world heritage. 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 quarter. Inland, the town of Lugo (100 min. drive) is surrounded by an impressive complete Roman wall (of some 2 Km). Itscharming old centre includes a XII century cathedral.

How to get to: Affordable flights to the airports of Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) or La Coruna (LCG) are often available from London, Paris, Dublin, Germany, Austria, Switzerland or Portugal, and a number of spanish towns. Low cost airlines fly to these airports, in adition to traditional airlines (Iberia, TAP, Air Europa, Aerolineas Argentinas, etc.),

The 1.15 hour or 1.30 hour drive from La Coruña or Santiago airports is a pleasure in itself.

Be aware when using maps of GPS navigator that the hamlet of 'Golmar' appears as 'Golma' withouht the last 'r'. Our address is Golma 17

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Macarena (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Macarena

Being my husband and his family originally from this region, we have always enjoyed our summer holidays here. Although we currently live abroad, we continue to go there 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 Rias Altas

First time we visitied 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, a separated TV room and a dining area indoors.

Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

Country house in Galicia with superb coast views in a natural area
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
winchester, UK
4

Lovely views from a fine building

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

familia Mansilla

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Santa Fe, NM
5

So Sad To Leave!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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5

Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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5

Cosy haven from the storms

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and well equipped home with essential log fire (in November) as the weather was "a bit moist"; fantastic lounge to watch the storms over the ocean from the warmth and safety of a soft sofa.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Olympia, Washington U.S.A.
5

Spectacular Home

  • 5 of 5

The listing description was very accurate regarding the location, layout and facilities. Actually the pictures don't do the house justice. The house and the setting was much more beautiful in real life. We were in awe over the setting. The view of the ocean from the house was mesmerizing. We were glued to the sunsets over the water. The property was very clean and well-maintained. I would certainly return to the house and would recommend this property to a friend or relative. We vlsited the town of Cedeira regularly. Went to San Andres de Texeido - the drive of which was fantastic with all the pine trees and wild horses. We also went to Santiago de Compustela, Lugo, A Acoruna. There are many other places we would have like to explore but didn't have time. Perhaps next time. The food I fell in love with was Zortha and cannot find a recipe here for it. I'll just have to return to Galicia. The weather was perfectly warm. We were lucky.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
A Coruna / Santiago
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Cedeira
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
Santander
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Club de Golf Campomar. Narón
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Ferrol
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Ferrol
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Cedeira
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
A Magdalena
Car: necessary

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 in a natural area included in the EU's network 'Natura 2000' 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 S. Antón. From the hamlet, you can take the footpath to the pilgrimage place of S. 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, is an excelent base for exploring the region of Galicia: natural parks, world heritage towns and lively cities

Other Activities: kayak, kite surf, etc.

Golf: Campomar golf course

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Rates & Availability

Cedeira House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,428
 
 
August
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,648
 
 
September
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,099
 
 
September
Sep 17 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$989
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$714
 
 
Christmas Holidays
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 9 2017
23 night minimum stay
$1,099
Flat fee
 
 
Winter
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$714
 
 
Easter Holidays
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 24 2017
18 night minimum stay
$1,099
Flat fee
 
 
Spring
Apr 24 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$879
 
 
May Bank Holiday
Apr 28 2017 - May 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$989
Flat fee
 
 
June
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
From
$302
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,099
 
 
July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,483
 
 
August
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,648
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$143
$1,044
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Rias Altas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1, in the corridor, provides service to bedrooms 2 and 3. The other 2 bathrooms are ensuit for bedrooms 1 and 2 respectively.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1st bedroom - 1 queen
    2nd bedroom - 3 twin/ single , (2 bunk + 1 single)
    3rd bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    4th bedroom - 1 twin/ single , (extensible)
    TV studio - 1 sleep sofa /futon , (living area)
  • The house is suitable for 8 people, the maximum we recommend taking into account only those beds in the 4 bedrooms (using the fourth one only as a single).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house, with all comforts, fusions tradition, family heirlooms and a touch of modern style. All rooms enjoy incredible clean coast views to the forest, valley and ocean away from it all. The big living room (with fireplace) open out onto the sea, the dining room, kitchen and a TV room, are separate areas built in three levels open to the wooden stairs. 4 bedrooms and 3 WC are perfect for 8 people, The stereo has an i-pod dock and a a number of movies (DVDs) are available. The library has a good collection of books. The open terrace is a perfect place for al-fresco dining, enjoying the superb and extensive coastal view.

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