|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
This beautiful 200 year old restored village school displays stone walls and rusticity in the wooden floors and furnishings that are contrasted with the colourful painting, antique decorations and smart fittings that occupy this amazing house. It´s a holiday home with many qualities and lot of heart.
The house carries its own history too. It was an old village school with several original elements being left in place when practical, appropriate and attractive such as a deep marble sink, an old stone oven and a grand stone fireplace. The private garden (which is completely gated) is moulded around a spacious levelled landscape. There is a large beautiful swimming pool which is cleaned regularly therefore the water is aways crystal clear and salt-filtered. You will find a number of tables and chairs around the swimming pool, so that all guests can be comfortable.
On the second level of the landscape there is a barbecue which is shaded by trees, a childs play house with toys.
Restored holiday cottage in an old Galician school, with swimming pool and all modern comforts. High quality and tasteful decoration throughout and planned for all your needs. In beautiful natural surroundings with green hills and Galician forests, an ideal place for a relaxing holiday and very close to the lovely coast and beaches of the Rias Baixas. The area is dotted with lovely old villages to discover, clean rivers and natural waterfalls, easy walking routes and the region is famed for its excellent gastronomy and interesting local fiestas. The house is divided into two independent units, which sleep 4 and 6 people. You can also rent both the houses together, and with extra beds sleep up to 15 people. The houses are in large grounds with abundant greenery and established trees and a private car park. There are wooden garden tables in the shade of the trees for outdoor eating, sunshades and garden furniture and even a little playhouse for the children.
It has a rustic style design with beautiful original features, a fully equipped kitchen and living room with open stone fire place, a reading room and terrace offering high standard and modern facilities where you can relax and enjoy a perfect holiday.
The garden has been superbly designed with a couple of shady wooden table and chairs, a children wooden play house and a lovely swimming pool surrounded of a beautiful flower garden overlooking the green valley splattered of far way small country villages.
The area is well known for its beautiful natural surroundings and 2 km away we find a fresh river beach of Río Verdugo. The bustling and historical city of Pontevedra is just 20 km drive away.
Furhter information in our website: www.galiciavillas.com
Cas do mestre is a solid, and beautiful granite stone home, with 2 separate houses joined by a courtyard and shared pool and garden area. My husband LOVED the fact that we were staying in an old fashioned school house, but my favorite part was probably the gardens! In the back corner they have picnic tables under a trellis which when we were there had gorgous dripping purple flowers that I could have stared at for hours! The pool was the perfect place to cool off from the summer heat and everything from the grass, to the sheets were clean and well maintained. Most of our week was spent walking the local paths and visiting the river beach in the nearby town which was awarded the Blue Flag for its cleanliness and beauty!
My family rented the smaller house, which was perfect for the 5 of us. We did have another family staying in the large house but they were wonderfuland we never had any problems! The first night we actaully shared a BBQ with them in the garden as we planned our activities for the week.
Due to the granite walls, the house natural stays cool in summer and warm in winter which was SO refreshing! The kitchen was completely stocked with all the tools needed to cook so we did most of our nights in, even though the hosts, Patri and QuiQue had plenty of restaurants to recommend we only went out the last night! I LOVED this home and look forward to escaping here next year for some peace and relaxation in the nature of Galicia
Fin de semana perfecto en Cas do Mestre (12 personas). Comodidades, todas. Estuvimos muy a gusto y muy calentitos. Los dueños, Patricia y Enrique, un encanto. No se puede pedir más. Os recomendamos a todos pasar allí unos días.
Our family of 8 had a great stay at Cas do Mestre. The house is every bit as nice as it appears on the website. I just loved all the stone work and timbers. Patricia and her husband met us in A Lama and guided us to the house and introduced us to all it's features. Patricia speaks English very well so that was good news, as we found out that English is not widely spoken in Galicia. She is a great host.
The house is in a rural setting, which we loved. It has been restored to a high quality. It is 3 floors with narrow stair cases, so be prepared for some climbing. It was a bit cool in May so we were encouraged to build a fire in the fireplace, which we enjoyed on several occasions. It was also cool for the pool, but our grandsons still managed a swim or two in that great pool.
The local town of A Lama has a very nice grocery store and a bakery. The closest larger town, which is 5 km away, is Ponte Caldelas. It has two larger grocery stores and numerous nice restaurants. We ate in those frequently. The prices were surprisingly reasonable.
Patricia has created a book for the house that has many local attractions and day trips. We enjoyed the thermal hot baths at Orsense, the beach at Sanxenxo & coastal drive, the castle at Soutomaior, lunch in Santiago, and several trips to Pontevedra, but the highlight was the trip to Islas Cies. The scenery and beaches there are spectacular. We also took a day trip to Portugal, which is only an hour's drive away.
If you like rural settings, this property will not disappoint you. Galicia is beautiful, and we have no reservations in recommending this location to you.
Everything of this villa is magic, my husband and I discovered this secret palace 2 years ago and we return each year for a 2 week break. It's a beautifully restored Galician villa with a pool. It has been modernised to have all comfort during a vacational stay but it remains loyal to the traditional architecture and decoration from the north of Spain. There are loads of great walks in the area over hills and in woods .I cannot describe the beauty of the site! My children have a great time playing in freedom, it is a very calm and safe area. The living room is very cosy we love to prepare brunch when we wake up late, but we spend most of the time relaxing in the garden, which is simply great. Terrific seafood and wine, there are taverns and restaurants you can enjoy in Galicia! The best way to come for us is to rent a car from the airport, having a car is highly recommended as all the area is worthwhile seeing. Patricia and Henrique, the owners, took care of every detail since the moment we contacted her. I appreciate people like them, they take pleasure in making discover new paces to people. They proposed us small journeys, good gastronomy and explained us how to reach to the most beautiful part of the coast. They are always willing to help. We are already planning to return this spring with some friends!
Restored villa with swimming pool and all modern comforts. High quality and tasteful decoration throughout and planned for all your needs. In beautiful natural surroundings with green hills and Galician forests, an ideal place for a relaxing holiday and very close to the lovely coast and beaches of the Rias Baixas. The area is dotted with lovely old villages to discover, clean rivers and natural waterfalls, easy walking routes and the region is famed for its excellent gastronomy and interesting local fiestas. The house is divided into two independent units, which sleep 4 and 6 people. You can also rent both the houses together, and with extra beds sleep up to 15 people. The houses are in large grounds with abundant greenery and established trees and a private car park. There are wooden garden tables in the shade of the trees for outdoor eating, sunshades and garden furniture and even a little playhouse for the children.
Other Activities: Trek, shooting