|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Scandinavia Style, wood clad casita, with simple but comfortable accommodation. Two twin bedrooms, bathroom, and living/dining room. Casita kitchen fully equipped for self catering, with large fridge/freezer and cooker, with ample work surfaces.
Outside is elevated shaded terrace for alfresco dining and relaxing, with gorgeous views with close proximity to BBQ area and swimming pool. Directly in front is relaxing lawned area with picturesque forest and views of Rio Mino and Portugal to the right.
The Cottage and Casitas are housed in the grounds of a beautiful Rustic Finca, in a elevated position, with gorgeous views to Portugal and River Minho. Good sized swimming pool 'with a view' in mature green and secure grounds. All have either terrace or shaded areas for sitting out, and have use of BBQ, and recreational areas. Peaceful area, with river, forest and hill walks direct from Finca. Sandy river beach, safe for swimming, 10 minutes walk, with many gorgeous sandy sea beaches within 15- 30 minutes drive, on both Spanish and Portuguese side. Good restaurants within walking distance, and in the heart of The Albarino wine producing area of Rosal. Lots to do and see with Celtic and Roman and other historical remains abundant in the locality. Water sports, riding, walking trips and cycling can be organised locally. Ideal location for couples, families or larger groups with a separate large reception room available if required. Check Finca Rio Mino comments on search sites.
My husband, 2 daughters and I could not have enjoyed our stay more in O Rosal. It was perfect! The property is even lovelier than in the photos if you can imagine! The casita in which we stayed was immaculate and Robin, a delight, greeted us with drinks and then went out of his way to provide many extras for our first breakfast (bread, coffee, milk, fresh fruit, and even a bottle of wine). Incredibly thoughtful and much appreciated! There is so much to do and see in the area and Robin took the time to give us great tips. Everyone of his recommendations was outstanding and we were so glad we took his advice. We know we only scratched the surface of what there is to do and see in Galicia. We also really appreciated just having a day to relax by the pool. We had been traveling for 2 weeks and appreciated a chance to decompress at O Rosal and lounge by the pool and enjoy the views of the property, the river and Portugal. Robin is a fantastic host and our girls loved having two dogs and two kittens on the property. It made it even more special for them. We have great stories of our walk to dinner along the path, our amazing trips to Biona and to Monte Tecla. We also had one of the best meals all month in O Lagar. Thank you for a wonderful stay Robin! It is a place we would love to visit again!
My husband and I have recently returned from two wonderful, relaxing weeks at Finca Rio Mino. We were warmly greeted by Robin on arrival, along with Broc and Dylan - Robin's two very friendly dogs. We stayed in the Mino Casita which was very clean and, although basic, had everything we needed. We made very good use of the outdoor terrace from where the views of the garden, the river Mino, the hills and Portugal beyond are stunning. The outdoor pool was lovely and a good size too. We often enjoyed a refreshing swim in the late afternoon/early evening. The river beach is a 10 minute walk away - a lovely place to swim and sunbathe. Also within walking distance are three restaurants/tapas bars. We would highly recommend (for the grown-ups) O Lagar En Eiras. The food and wine were delicious! We visited Vigo, La Guardia, Muino and Baiona in Spain and Porto, Caminha, Valenca and Vila Nova de Cerveira in Portugal. There is so much to see and do in this beautiful area. Robin has an extensive knowledge of Galicia and Northern Portugal, so do ask him, he will be more than happy to share his knowledge with you. Finca Rio Mino is a peaceful, tranquil place to return to at the end of each day. Broc and Dylan were often there to meet us too! We hope to return to this beautiful, unspoilt area of Spain/Portugal and thank you again, Robin, for your wonderful hospitality.
We had a fantastic week's holiday here. It is in a beautiful location with lovely grounds to relax in, and a short walk to nearby river beaches and some great places to eat. It is a just a short drive to the sea or to Portugal.
I was with a teenage son and we were keen to try lots of activities. We were able to go surfing, sailing, white water rafting and kayaking all nearby. Robin was a fantastic help on contacting and making arrangements with the organisers - we had an action packed week!
If you prefer a quieter time there are also many beautiful walks and historic towns and sites to visit nearby. The area is really unspoilt and very interesting to explore. The property is full of character and Robin was an excellent host. Highly recommended!
This is a fantastic place to stay ! We booked into the Mino cassita and managed to 'escape' life for a week. There was a small beach within walking distance as were a fab tapas bar and a restaurant which excelled any expectations. Robin was the most amazing host and for non Spanish speakers ,like ourselves, he was truly invaluable. He arranged kayaking, motorbike routes and restaurant bookings. The pool and the delightful dogs made the holiday even more special especailly for my children.
We really hope to get back there as soon as we are able!!
Special interest holidays:
Wine tasting, we are in the heart or the celebrated Albarino and Rosal wine growing area. On site tastings and Vineyard visits can be arranged. The excellent Rosal Wine Festival is on 18/19/20 July. An opportunity to try all the different wines!
10/15 minutes walk to lovely sandy estuary beach with Tapas bar nearby. Safe for swimming and warmer than the sea. Lovely pine clad, sandy sea beaches within 15-20 minutes drive on Spanish side. Miles of sandy beaches with Atlantic rollers excellent for surfing within 30 minutes drive on Portuguese side of the Rio Minho. Numerous hill, riverside and forest walks direct from Finca gate.
Porto in Portugal and Santiago de Compestela in Galicia are both within one hour 15 minutes drive on good roads. Car hire is essential to get the best out of this area. Unless you just wish to come and 'flop'. Fights with Ryan Air from Liverpool, Stansted, Birmingham and Bristol. Easy jet, and Tap air fly from Gatwick to Porto, which is just 60 minutes drive from The Finca.
Santander and Bilbao Ferry ports are 7/8 hours drive through lovely varying countryside.
Situated on edge of a small village, Las Eiras.
Near to many interesting towns within half hours drive, including Bayona, Tuy, Vigo, Valenca and Caminha in Portugal.
A little further afield are Santaigo de Compestela, Pontevedra, Porto and Braga.
Lovely fishing port and site of Celtic Village at La Guardia.15 minutes drive.
Good restaurants and tapas bars within walking distance.
Supermarkets and all necessary shopping amenities 5 minutes drive.
Water sports, riding, hiking and cycling can be arranged, locally.