|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Scandinavian Style wood clad casita, with simple but comfortable living 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 a elevated shaded terrace for alfresco dining and relaxing, with lovely views of the forest, River and Portuguese hills, and overlooking the swimming pool and BBQ area.
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.
A week overlooking the River Minho at this Finca was truly beautiful. We rented one of the simple casitas and would come back again for sure. We were greeted like family by Robin on arrival and then walked down to the river beach with his dogs Brock and Dylon to the local tapas bar on our first night. Kindness that was beyond the call of duty and made our holiday very memorable.
You have the choice of swimming in the pool or in the river and you can even cross over into Portugal if you need more river beaches or need a Portuguese custard tart.
There were countless festivals to see when we were there as well as incredible forest walks and churches to wander into. A place that was inspiring and restful.
Thank you Robin! From Tricia, Mike and Jamie xxx
We had a really enjoyable stay(two adults and two teenagers 14 and 15) and Robin couldn't have been more helpful when it came to suggesting various activities and places to visit. The chalet has a lovely view of Portugal across the river and as a result of its location its a good base to explore both countries. Lovely pool and BBQ area just below chalet. There's plenty to do - cycling, riding, kayaking etc and our two weeks flew by. Also, as mentioned in other reviews, there are good restaurants within walking distance.
Had a wonderful week made special by Robin, Brock and Dylan. Set in the most beautiful area of Spain that we will be revisiting as there is so much to see and do. Eating at the local tapas bars near the river was very enjoyable too. Thank you Robin for your help in advising places to visit.
we had a lovely relaxing week in the Casita Rosal. The views were amazing and there were many interesting walks.We enjoyed the pool area and gardens. Thank you Robin for being such a helpful host and making our stay so enjoyable
We are a family of five (7,5,2) and we just about squeezed in to the wonderful wooden casita. View from our balcony of Portugal was stunning. The pool and gardens were really well done and the secure location meant we could let the kids roam and relax. The area feels very un touristy and there are lots of little walks and bike tides to do in safety and tranquility. Robin creates a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and kids loved his dogs. The casita is basic but it has a charm to it and represents excellent value.
A warm welcome from both the owner Robin and his two very friendly dogs makes this a wonderful place for a fantastic holiday whether it is for an action packed family one or just a quiet chill for two, The setting is quite beautiful and the casita itself has everything you need and there is a large garden and safe pool. If you want action there are lots of interesting places to visit, beaches to go to and lovely long walks, all of which Robin is very knowledgeable about and helpful with. If you just want to relax Finca Rio Minho is ideal with its lovely views, a large garden and pool to laze beside - you cannot fail to unwind, especially with a glass of the local wine in your hand! Robin is on hand to tell you about the excellent restaurants around, some of which you can walk to and shops are near at hand for all you need to make a perfect holiday. We will certainly return at the earliest opportunity.
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.