|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Sitting Room with Television (TDT), DVD, Wifi, woodburning stove & electric heater.
Kitchen with portable appliances, microwave, oven, 2 induction hob units, kettle, steamer, electric grill and electric Bar-B-Q (for use outside) plus the necessary glass, china, cookware and utensils.
There is bedroom with twin beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside drawers and an electric heater. A landing leads to a shower room with w.c, basin & spacious shower, electric heater and towel rail.
Casa do Pepe and La Casita are fully restored stone buildings while the self-contained Granny Flat forms the ground floor of the owners house. The homes are located in the very quiet hamlet of Castrotañe with views across the river Sil to the distant mountains. The village is close to local facilities with golf, fishing, swimming pools, childrens' playgrounds, river beach, bars, restaurants and shops all within a five mile radius. The closest restaurant/ bar/shop is less than 2km away. The village of Castrotañe is in the Ribeira Sacra, one of the most beautiful parts of South Lugo. The area provides interest to walkers, wine lovers, wild life enthusiasts, architecture, bird watchers, fishermen and golfers to name a few. Further afield, Ourense with its old city and famous thermal baths, is 45km, Lugo, a walled city, 65km, the coast a 2 hour drive, Santiago de Compostella 1.5 hours by car (longer on foot!) and Portugal too is only a day trip away.
Well restored clean and well equipped small dwelling. Lovely spot for a quiet holiday.
Maps and walk books for the local area provided.
Plenty of places of interest locally and some beautiful scenery.
Penelope is very welcoming and helpful.
Penelope's directions are excellent.
SatNav has problems (ours thinks the correct approach road is unmade - it isn't - and tried to send us via a farm track, fortunately blocked by a tractor. Switching off "avoid unpaved roads" cured this but remember to switch it back on!
Alternatively N32degrees 32.284minutes, W7degrees 37.012minutes takes you to the turn off for Castrotane.
We had a superb 2 weeks in La Casita. Penelope is very welcoming and helpful - she provided food in the kitchen for our arrival as it was late at night, and is always on hand to answer questions. The setting of the property is tranquil and beautiful. The scenery in this area of Galicia ranges from the pretty to the spectacular - especially around the Rivers Sil and Mino. A boat trip along the Sil is a must. We also really enjoyed our trip to the Roman walls in Lugo.
I thoroughly recommend a stay in La Casita!
River Beaches are approximately 5km and 15km. There are 4 Summer swimming pools close by, Ferreira de Panton (4km) Escairon (5km), Sober (15km) and Monforte (7km) and an indoor one in Montforte as well. The closest coast is around 1.5 hours away by car. However the whole of the Galician coast is spectacular and well worth a visit.
Or drive into the mountains, visit the chestnut forests or the roman gold mines
Airports: Santiago de Compostella about 1.5 hrs by car. A Coruna 2 hours. Vigo 1.5 hours. Oporto 3 hours. There are also airports at Asturias and Vallodolid.
Ferry Travel: Bilbao and Santander are a 6-7 hour drive.
Train: Monforte de Lemos with connections to the whole of Spain. Local trains to Ourense
Bus: Monforte de Lemos with connections to the whole of Spain.
Santiago de Compostella 80km.
Monforte de Lemos 7km.
Orense (Ourense) 40km.
Ferreira de Panton 4km.
Goyan (Goian) 2km.
There are supermarkets, shopping, banking and eating facilities in all of the towns close by. The larger supermarkets are in Monforte de Lemos and are open Monday to Saturday all day. Each town also has a market day, the best, locally, being in Monforte on 24th of the month and Escairon on 8th.
There is a good Hospital in Monforte de Lemos. Our local GP/Doctor is in Ferreira de Panton, as is a dentist. There are other dentists in Monforte de Lemos. There are chemists in all the towns.