Casa Cotobade

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Villa/House
Great Value
Pets on Request
All Bedrooms En-Suite Not for little ones Parking Space

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 ten 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 'Hórreo' 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 add 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 adds 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.

***Please note that a 52% deposit is required at the time of the booking.

Oliver Approved

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, and the stairs located around the property
  • The villa is immersed in a beautiful rural area. As such, guests have to go up a slope that can be difficult for some at first due to it being steep and narrow. Everyone manages to do it after a couple of times and they don’t have a problem with a car (not a van!) during the rest of the stay, but we want to let you know from the start
  • The swimming pool is not fenced, so children must be supervised at all times
  • Please notice that a 52% deposit is required at the time of the booking for this property.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV TV DVD Heating Not for little ones Parking Space

The Villa

Casa Cotobade is a 4-bedroom, 18th century villa that is traditionally styled, with a country-house feeling, near Pontevedra in Galicia, Spain.

Ground Floor
- Bedroom with twin beds (90 x 190 cm) and en-suite shower
- Dining room with 10-seater table
- Kitchen with access to garden and barbecue area, and connection to dining room
- Spacious living room with TV, fireplace, and access to terrace
- Utility room

Lower Ground Floor
- Bedroom with double bed (160 x 190 cm), fireplace, access to exterior, and en-suite shower (this room does not have a door to the rest of the house, but instead it has curtains)

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed (160 x 190 cm) and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with twin beds (90 x 190 cm) and en-suite shower

Exterior
- Private infinity pool with Roman steps access (5 x 3 m)
- Covered patio with seating
- Barbecue area
- Lawn area
- Outdoor dining & furniture options
- Private parking
- Sun loungers
- Traditonal Galician horreo

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Central heating
- Coffee Maker
- Iron/Board
- Dishwasher
- Washing machine
- Crib available (on request)

Tourist License Number: VUT-PO-000361

Location

About the surrounding area of Casa Cotobade
<1hr to Airport Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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This villa is situated in a naturally stunning village called A Xesteira. Just a two-minute 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 a lush canopy of trees. Guests can go walking in the hills nearby and make the most of the surrounding nature. The owners of this villa are particularly helpful and will help you with planning your travels around Galicia, so don't hesitate to ask questions!

Pontevedra is the closest town to the villa - it's full of fascinating historic 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 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 are 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, many urban beaches around Vigo with white sand and waters that are 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-perfect white sand beaches with crystalline water should 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.

Read more about Galicia

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Vigo Airport

(42 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Santiago de Compostela Airport

(68 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Port of Vigo

(41 km)

Nearest Train Station Pontevedra-Universidad Station

(13 km)

Nearest Town/City Pontevedra

(14 km)

Nearest Restaurant Casa Blanco

(4 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar Senra

(3 km)

Nearest Supermarket Super Ahorro

(8 km)

Nearest Beach Lourido Beach

(18 km)

Nearest Golf Campo de Golf Meis

(27 km)

Nearest Tennis Pontevedra Tennis Club

(16 km)

About the Region & Getting There

About Galicia

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, on the gorgeous Cíes Islands. These small islands, accessible by boat from Vigo, Baiona, or Cangas, have 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.

 

Getting There

Galicia is served by either Santiago de Compostela Airport, A Coruña Airport, or Vigo Airport. Various train lines connect the main cities and towns of Galicia to other destinations in Northern and Central Spain. Hop on and enjoy the view from your comfy seat; there's even a Galician Tourist Train pass! This discounted rail pass gives you access to various rail routes created by the Galician Regional Government and based on key elements of the region. Follow the Lighthouse Route along the northern coastline and stop to admire the lighthouses and gorgeous sea views, or hop on and follow one of the Ribeira Sacra Wine Routes to visit the lovely towns and wineries where acclaimed Galician wines are made and enjoyed. Check out the government website to grab your pass and plan your trip!

From the UK:
Direct flights are available from London with easyJet, Ryanair, Vueling, and many others. Although, travellers should be aware that Vigo Airport only receives domestic flights, so a stopover is needed if you wish to travel to this airport. Chartered flights are also available from several other UK airports.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

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 six 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 Pontevedra.

Pontevedra 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 on 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

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • A welcome pack is included in your stay at Casa Cotobade.

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

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit Credit card details are required 2 weeks prior to departure for pre-authorisation.
Arrival time 4 pm.
Departure time 11 am.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price, and changed weekly for bookings of a minimum of 14 nights.
Pool heating charge? Not available.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €75, paid to OT with the balance. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on the local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Friday during July and August. Flexible during other periods.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €50 per pet per day will apply. Please request this during the booking process.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? Not available.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs A non-refundable 52% deposit is required to confirm a booking at this property (or full payment if booking within 12 weeks of departure).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £2,745
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £2,273
Oct 1st 2024 - Jan 18th 2026 £2,246

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €3,267
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €2,705
Oct 1st 2024 - Jan 18th 2026 €2,674

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $3,573
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $2,959
Oct 1st 2024 - Jan 18th 2026 $2,925

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • We loved the stay

    on 13/09/2019

    We loved the stay, beautiful house, exceptionally clean, very comfortable, beautiful surroundings, little things (like fresh bread waiting for us on the gate every morning) make it very special. Teresa was amazing, helpful, friendly and ready to answer all of our (many) questions. Thank you!

  • HIGHLY recommend you book a vacation here!

    on 10/08/2019

    A beautiful and beautifully decorated house, but also very welcoming and comfortable, and well-equipped for a longer stay; multiple pleasant and comfortable outdoor spaces for eating and lounging, including a pool -- wonderful for kids and on hot days; a good restaurant just down the road; easy and quick access to Pontevedra and so many other places in beautiful, delicious, friendly and fascinating Galicia. HIGHLY recommend you book a vacation here!

  • A perfectly restored treasure

    on 16/06/2017

    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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