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What Oliver loves…
- The design of this villa has really paid homage to the roots of the 18th-century farmhouse in interior decoration - it's such a beautiful space
- This villa has its very own library and a grand dining room which leads out to a veranda
- The infinity pool is gorgeous and has bewitching views of the Galician countryside and mountains
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This delightfully charming 18th Century house in the countryside was tastefully restored and transformed into a holiday villa with modern features. Maintaining its ancient touch with plenty of character, Casa Cotobade is the ultimate peaceful Galician getaway, set within oak and mimosa trees.
There is a leafy garden with a spacious lawn and a glittering private pool. Designed in the style of a luxurious infinity pool, where you can look out over the tranquil forest and mountains as you swim. It's the ultimate place to cool down and relax. The pool is surrounded by plants and a tree droops calmly over it, reflected in the shimmering water. There are plush sun loungers, perfect for soaking up the sun in comfort.
The formal dining room is magnificent, decorated with paraphernalia from years gone by, carved wooden furniture and striking red walls. There is room for 10 guests to sit around the grand wooden table, which is laid with fine crockery. This area leads directly out to the sun-kissed veranda, shaded by a centenary lemon tree. The villa is made from stone and also has a traditional 'Horneo' structure raised above the ground by pillars, which is typical of traditional houses in Galicia.
The living room has white sofas, cosy red armchairs and a beautiful exposed stone wall. Quirky accessories like an astronomer's instrument adds a touch of character. There is a well-equipped kitchen with all the essentials like a kettle, toaster and oven. There is also a vibrant library room, stocked with hundreds of books and decorated in vibrant green. Choose a book and curl up by the heritage fireplace on a chilly evening.
At this villa there are four bedrooms, decorated in a romantic, antique style with views of the lush garden. Two rooms have double beds and two have twin beds, with stunning twisted metal bedframes and sunny yellow walls. The lighting in the rooms add a golden glow and wooden ceilings add a rustic touch. There are fresh flowers and china tea sets for guest use. One of the bathrooms has a bathtub and the others have showers, with quality toiletries available.
What you should know…
- Due to the heritage design of the property, children should take care on uneven surfaces and the sloped lawn that leads to the pool
- The location of the villa is slightly isolated, so access to a car would make getting around much easier
- The villa is wheelchair-accessible, so could suit those with mobility requirements
Casa Cotobade is a 4-bedroom 18th century villa that is traditionally styled, with a country-house feeling.
- Twin bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Communal bathroom
- Dining area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Living area
- Utility room
- Master bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Two Double bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms
- Private swimming pool, with Roman steps access (7m x 5m)
- Lawn area
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers
- Coffee Maker
- Wi-Fi internet
This villa is situated in a naturally stunning village called A Xesteira. Just two minutes' walk away, there is a river encircled by chestnut trees with swaying branches and old-style water wheels. The landscape is serene, with mountains soaring over the rooftops and lush canopy of trees. Guests can go walking in the hills nearby and make the most of the nature.
There are tavernas and restaurants just 100m away and the town centre and shops are 5km away. The owners of this villa are particularly helpful and will help you with planning your travels around Galicia.
Pontevedra is the closest town to the villa - it's full of fascinating historical architecture and charming cobblestoned alleys. There is a well-preserved Old Town with lots of interesting monuments, like the 16th-century Basilica Maria and Capela da Virxe Peregrina, which is shaped like a scallop shell.
Take a wander around the historic squares like Teucro, stopping at pavement cafes for some people-watching and an ice cream. You can also walk by the River Lérez, which runs through the pedestrian-only town. There are lots of festivals here in the summer months, so keep an eye out online.
Another city worth a day trip is buzzing Vigo. Climb the Castro Fortress, from which you can see incredible 360-degree views of the city. It was built in the 17th century to protect Vigo from intruders. Vigo is famous for great seafood, thanks to its busy fish market and harbour. Oysters are a local speciality and caught in the nearby Estuary. Visit the street known by locals as Rua de las Ostras to sample some. Vigo has a youthful charm and lots of street art.
As the villa is in the countryside, it's not within the immediate vicinity of beaches. However, there are lots of urban beaches around Vigo with white sand and water that is great for surfing. Samil beach is a great choice, with 1km of fine sand and dazzling water. It's got an infectious yet family-friendly vibe. It also has sunsets which are mesmerising to watch with a drink in hand. Alternatively, O Vao beach has lots of water sports to get stuck into like windsurfing and sailing. This beach also has lovely powdery sand and a lively atmosphere.
However, those in search of picture-perfectg white sand beaches with crystalline water, take a trip to the Cies islands. Part of Galicia National Park, the islands of Monteagudo, Faro and San Marino are only accessible by boat. Only a limited number of people can visit the islands each day for conservation reasons, so booking ahead is recommended. The most famous beach is Rodas, but there are several other dazzling shorelines to explore. You can also go hiking and camp overnight on the islands.
Vigo Airport/Santiago de Compostela Airport
Praia de Lourido
Campo de Golf Meis
Club De Tenis Pontevedra
Like many parts of Spain, Galicia has its very own identity that has remained intact through its regional dialect and distinguishing culture. Although Galicia is recognised for its holy traditions, we urge budding tourists to also consider its astonishing green countryside & rivers and its UNESCO World Heritage sites. Occasionally you may even hear the gentle tootling of bagpipes, known locally as the Galician Gaita, along this northern corner of the Iberian Peninsula.
You're likely to fly into Santiago de Compostela, which is the capital of Galicia and is probably best known for the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage and its route. Many of the travellers embark on this journey by foot and tend to be mesmerised by this fine city at the end of their trek. Casco Viejo, or the Old Town, is a good place to end or even start your holiday. This area of the city is blessed with markets, restaurants, bars and buildings from a bygone era. After exhausting yourself in the busyness of the city, take a day trip to Praia de Rodas. This small island, just off Vigo, has been noted as having some of the best beaches in the world. It has to be seen to be believed!
Galicia is divided into four key regions; A Coruña, Lugo, Ourense and our favourite – Pontevedra. A Galician proverb states that Pontevedra gives water to travellers. We firmly believe this to be true, as this particular part of Galicia has everything a traveller could need for an unforgettable experience and it almost feels like this City is constantly giving back. Whilst you holiday in Pontevedra you will realise that days are structured around mealtime. And why wouldn't they be? With some of the best seafood you will experience in Spain and the noteworthy Albariño wine, you may notice your jeans feeling a little tighter toward the end of your holiday. You will be glad to know that your waistline need not be a cause for concern though! Pontevedra is blessed with some of the best hiking trails, medieval monasteries, estuaries and valleys within Spain. Don't forget about the coastline either! Rarely you will you find so many empty beaches, so make the most of this privacy and just embrace the nature around you.
Galicia is still an unspoilt part of the world. It has everything a diverse group of friends & family need to have a glorious adventure.
2020 Local Public Holidays
1st January - New Year's Day
6th January - Epiphany
19th March - St. Joseph's Day
9th April - Maundy Thursday
10th April - Good Friday
1st May - Labour Day
17th May - Galician Literature Day
24th June – St. John’s Day
25th July – National Day of Galicia
15th August - Assumption Day
12th October - Hispanic Day
1st November - All Saints' Day
6th December - Constitution Day
8th December - Immaculate Conception Day
25th December - Christmas Day
26th December - Boxing Day
Galicia is served by either Santiago de Compostela Airport, A Coruña Airport or Vigo Airport.
From the UK:
Direct flights are available from London easyJet, Ryanair, Vueling and many others. Chartered flights are also available from several other UK airports.
This villa will be an inspiring and relaxing place for kids to stay - the heritage design alone should keep them intrigued for a while! They will love the infinity pool with a view, happily showing off their swimming skills and splashing around. There's lots of space for them to play freely in the garden and lots of nice trails for a family walk nearby, especially by the river. A Xesteira is a family-friendly, peaceful spot for kids to be.
For kids in search of adventure or to burn off some energy, take them to the Ecoparque Marín, a short drive from the villa. They can swing through the treetops and try out 6 circuits of varying heights and difficulty, including zip lines and over 70 games. For a more sedate experience, kids can go horseback riding around the park, which has a lovely view over Pontavedra.
Pontavedra itself is a lovely place for kids to stroll around and older kids can do some sightseeing. The town is pedestrianised, giving it a relaxed feel that is ideal for children. There are lots of cobblestoned lanes to explore, where they can imagine what life was like in the days of the Romans. Keep an eye out for the summer festivals, as kids will have a blast being part of the local celebrations.
In Vigo, kids can visit the Naturnova, an environmental education centre focused around Earth, space and the environment. It explores the relationship between humans and the natural world and explores how to be more eco-conscious. Vigo itself is perfect for older kids and teenagers who can go street art spotting and enjoy the buzz of the city. The park where Castro Fortress is has a lovely children's playground.
There are also plenty of urban beaches like O Vao and Samil. Both beaches are picturesque with dazzling water, but what makes these special for kids is the activities on offer. Samil beach has a roller-skating rink and a skate park, while blue-flag O Vao has tons of water sports on offer, thanks to the moderate waves. Of course, going to the Cies islands will take their breath away - these beaches are natural and truly stunning.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
- Walk to Restaurant
- <1hr to Airport
- Horse Riding
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Maid Service Available
- Maid Service Available
- Welcome Pack Included
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!
Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€400 to be paid via bank transfer, 30 days before arrival|
|Arrival time||4.00 p.m.|
|Departure time||11.00 a.m.|
|Energy costs included?||Included in the rental price|
|Linen & towels included?||Included in the rental price|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Included in the rental price|
|Tax||Included in the rental price|
|Changeover day||Friday between July - August, otherwise flexible|
|Minimum stay||7 nights|
|Internet access?||Wi-Fi connection included|
|Pets welcome?||Pets are not allowed|
|Smoking Allowed?||Smoking & Vaping is not permitted inside the villa|
|Insurance||It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Cot available upon request|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Aug 7th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020||£2,809|
|Sep 1st 2020 - Jan 4th 2021||£2,462|
|Jan 4th 2021 - Jun 30th 2021||£2,462|
|Jun 30th 2021 - Aug 31st 2021||£2,809|
|Aug 31st 2021 - Feb 8th 2022||£2,462|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Aug 7th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020||€2,918|
|Sep 1st 2020 - Jan 4th 2021||€2,558|
|Jan 4th 2021 - Jun 30th 2021||€2,558|
|Jun 30th 2021 - Aug 31st 2021||€2,918|
|Aug 31st 2021 - Feb 8th 2022||€2,558|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Aug 7th 2020 - Sep 1st 2020||$3,465|
|Sep 1st 2020 - Jan 4th 2021||$3,037|
|Jan 4th 2021 - Jun 30th 2021||$3,037|
|Jun 30th 2021 - Aug 31st 2021||$3,465|
|Aug 31st 2021 - Feb 8th 2022||$3,037|
Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
A perfectly restored treasure
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 surrounded with a big garden hidden in the woods. It has beenmodernised 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, in woods and along the long beaches...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 large verandah, which is simply great. Terrific seafood and wine, there are taverns and restaurants not far away from the villa! Teresa, the owner, took care of every detail since the moment we contacted her. She has spent many vacations in this villa, it is part of her life, so she knows everything about the place. I appreciate people like her, she takes pleasure in making discover new paces to people. She proposed us small journeys, good gastronomie and explained us how to reach to the most beautiful part of the coast. She is always willing to help. We are already planning to return this spring with some friends!
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