|Space||1,076 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
This is a two bedroomed cottage with a well appointed kitchen/dining area, and comfortable lounge. There are two bedrooms; one with a double bed, the other with a choice of either three singles, or a double and a single (the cottage sleeps 5). Both bedrooms have beautiful views. In front of the cottage is a garden with a small stone table and seating area, ideal for catching the last of the evening sun. The kitchen at the back of the cottage leads onto a patio with a shaded seating/dining area and lawn, where you can enjoy views of the valley from the comfort of your sunlounger.
O Curralino is a lovely old stone farmhouse standing on an acre and a half of mixed meadow and woodland situated in the middle of a beautiful valley in the province of Pontevedra. It has two independent parts available for rent - Casita del Norte, with two bedrooms and Casita del Sur with one bedroom. Both cottages have terraces and views of mountains, forests and vineyards, and the property adjoins a woodland of oak and chestnut on either side of a small river, ideal for cooling off on hot summer days. Mount Acibal, just behind O Curralino, has miles of tracks perfect for walking or mountain-biking. O Curralino is situated 55 minutes from the airport at Santiago de Compostela, and 25 minutes from the beautiful and unspoiled medieval town of Pontevedra. The beaches of the Rias Bajas are within half an hour, where there are many choices ranging from protected coves to ocean facing surfing beaches.
O Curralino is a 300 year old Galician farm house which has been lovingly restored using traditional materials and techniques resulting in charming, characterful rental cottages with a truly rural Galician feel, but with modern comforts. The meadow and woodland that surround O Curralino offer plenty of shady retreats, sunny spots, or space to kick a football. Beaches, mountains, towns and cities are all within 30 min of the house, and if you want to visit two countries on your holiday, Portugal is only an hour away.
The two cottages of O Curralino are independent of one another and each has its own private outdoor area with terrace and garden. Though ideal for individual bookings, the two cottages booked at the same time by a larger group would give up to nine people the opportunity to share a holiday together without being in each other's pockets.
Getting There: O Curralino is 55 minutes from the airport at Santiago de Compostela, 1.5 hours from La Coruna and 2 hours from Porto airport (Portugal).
Ryanair flies to Santiago de Compostela from London Stanstead, and Frankfurt.
Ryanair flies to Porto from London Stanstead, Liverpool, Bristol and Dublin.
Vueling flies to La Coruna from London Heathrow.
TAP (Air Portugal) flies to Porto from London Gatwick and London Heathrow.
Easyjet flies from London Gatwick to Santiago de Compostela and Porto (Portugal).
Check summer flights to Vigo from London airports Heathrow and Gatwick. Vueling and easyJet have had summer schedules in the past.
Booking:A non-refundable 25% deposit is required at the time of booking, with the remaining 75% payable a month in advance. The deposit and balance can be paid by PayPal or bank transfer.
A 100 euro deposit is required to cover any damages; refundable on leaving providing there is no loss or damage.
High Season also includes the 20th December until the 7th January and Easter.
My friend and I stayed in casita del sur for 8 days. we didn't have a car. We came from the airport in santiago and got to Padron by train. There we took a taxi to this casita.
This casita is beautifull renovated. It has all the luxury you want, but the old typical Galician style is remained. Renovated with a Galician heart. Perfect kitchen, all tools available, great bathroom, great terrace, garden, great livingroom too which we didn't used because of the great weather. Ow yes, and a supurb sleepingroom with a great bed!! Never slept better on a holiday! The casita is surrounded by a great garden, the back yard is nice to chill in, with a nice open view, the front yard is full of plants and flowers. Nice small gardening details. :-) We had no car but two mountainbikes were available. We did most by feet. In Soar, a small village nearby (4km) is a small grocery. All basic food we needed we found there. A very nice shopkeeper as well, had a small bar inside where we tasted Albariño and Ribeiro. Too much in fact. Nearby is also a great pub: bar Giao, typical Galician bar. Nice owner as well, Javi, and very good wine and food. Had a lot of fun there.
Nature is lovely there, we made loads of walks, all nearby because we had no car. You don't have to go far to enjoy the beautifull nature en small villages. The owners of the cottages were on holiday, so we had all information and help from Pili, a neighbour of the owners. She was lovely, she took very good care of us. She gave us a lift to Rio Jerez, a 15km from Rebon the Arriba. What a spot, what a place, what a river. Thank you for that Pili. We spend there one day completely alone... it was magic. And also many walks to make alongside the river.
We walked also to Santa Lucia de Moraña (7km) , where we took part of the festa do Carneiro. And at night we enjoyed lifemusic of Milladoiro, a popular Galician Band, which was a great surprise. Great party in the town. Then we got back by feet, which was a bit harder. Luckely we got lift.
And it was always nice to get back in the casita, where we could sit at the table, outside, or laid back in the garden watching millions of stars. After one week, my friend and I realised we had to come back to see more... for the lovely casita, the area, the walks, the food, the wine the Gallegos, the culture.
Thank you Pili for taking care of us, and thank you Anna and Roger for the lovely casita on a lovely spot.
We come back. Sylvie and Hilde
We already knew Galicia is a great area to spend holidays but with staying in this beautiful cottage it almost became Paradise. The owners created such a nice, quiet, well maintained house in a very green peaceful area!
We, family with two daughters (age 11 and 14) never were bored but enjoyed Galicia at the max; wandering through the forest, playing in the river down the garden, kayaking in Rianxo, going to the many beaches, etc. But also spending lots of time in and around the cottage with books, cooking and of course our Ipads thanks to the good WiFi service. I love cooking and the well equiped kitchen gave the oportunity doing it!
Although many houses are nice to stay in, many unfortunately do not have great beds; in this cottage however we slept like babies in a good bed.
In short: it was a great holiday at O Curralino and we sure will be back!
What a relaxing week, the old stone cottage has been lovingly restored, it had a great feel to it, huge thick stone walls, vines growing over the veranda, a beautiful garden that you could just sit in all day and watch the landscape. From your bed you have two windows looking out, and all you can see is the sun gradually waking up over the eucalyptus trees.
We were staying in Casita del Sur (the smaller 1 bed cottage) and would highly recommend it. You do hear dogs barking, cocks crowing but that just adds to the Spanish neighbourhood feel. We were there in fiesta season which is a bit noisy but great fun to go to.
There are almost too many things to do nearby, beautiful beaches, vineyards, rivers to swim in (amazing!) but just sitting out in the garden would be entertainment enough for a week
We flew out of Porto which is a gorgeous city and would highly recommend a trip there too.
A very lovely place indeed.
I stayed in Casita Del Norte with my two children (aged 8 and 11). We had a wonderful time! The house is in a beautiful rural location, although perfectly accessible by car and only a short drive from the local town. All the details on the website are very accurate and there is a really helpful folder of information in the house, with lots of good ideas for what to do locally and further afield. We had lots to occupy us; the children loved a nearby river for swimming and also waterfalls with rock slides and pools. The stream at the bottom of the garden also provided endless entertainment, so we didn't have to go far for everyone to be happy! There are public swimming pools in a couple of the local towns too, although we didn't use them. The nearby towns had good bars and restaurants for Menu del dia and there's a very good market in Morana on a Friday: street stalls cooking fresh octopus in giant pots, served on wooden platters with olive oil and paprika - delicious! and a churros stall too. Also, plenty of good shops in the nearby towns for buying fresh produce. The kitchen is very well equipped and it is really delightful sitting out on the terrace, admiring the wonderful view and enjoying the peace and tranquility over breakfast and dinner. Anna and Roger couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. There's no TV aerial at present, but actually it was a relief and the children were more than happy watching the Harry Potter films on DVD. The beds were very comfortable and everything was very clean and in good working order. Highly recommended. We'll definitely go back to explore the coastline and more of Galicia further afield.
The cottage is as described in the advert, but though there is a TV, there is no aerial and so you can't watch any (Spanish) TV channels. It is in an isolated location, which is good if you want a truly "away from it al" holiday. One small point, but it would have been helpful if there had been a "welcome pack" of groceries on arrival, but the fridge was empty.
The home was ideal. Well furnished comfortable in beautiful surroundings. The area is perfect for walking, close to a variety of beaches, and the local bars and restaurants friendly. We had a relaxing time and would love to return.
Galicia is an autonomous region in the north-west of Spain, divided into four provinces namely A Coruna, Pontevedra, Lugo and Orense. Pontevedra is home to the Rias Baixas, coastal inlets similar to fjords boasting not only the best weather in the region, but also incomparable seafood and the world class white wine, Albarino. The coastal district of Pontevedra where O Curralino is situated has a landscape that has been described as one of the last remaining examples of medieval strip farming in Europe, with a patchwork of vineyards, pasture, maize and vegetable fields. Atmospheric tapas bars abound in the streets and plazas of the old town of Pontevedra and the villages that line the coast, where delicious regional specialities can be sampled. Across the valley in the village of Amil the fiesta of Los Milagros De Amil occurs on the second weekend in September, where wooden platters of octopus are served with large bowls of wine, and the dancing goes on till dawn.
Other Activities: birdwatching, wine-tasting, prehistoric rock carvings, natural swimming pools