Villa Cotarel

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Sleeps: 10 - 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 10


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All Bedrooms En-Suite

Villa Cotarel oozes elegance, sophistication, refinement and calm. The ultimate in cool interior design, this stunning renovation doesn’t just get a gold star, it gets five stars. Set in glorious natural gardens on various levels, this remarkable villa is surrounded by majestic trees standing proud in a beautiful rural location 10 minutes by car from the charming town of Tui and the border with Portugal. With boutique styling, the villa has been magically restored, combining its ancient rustic Galician style and dreamy nods from the past with trendy, contemporary flair. Gorgeous cool hues of white, cream and grey feature thoughout giving a luxurious, elegant feel. Every piece of furniture and every accessory has been handpicked and looks perfect in its place. Huge floor-to-ceiling doors and windows throughout drown the living spaces and bedrooms with glorious Galician sunlight. You will find exposed stone walls, sumptuous furniture and stunning, luxurious soft furnishings in every room.

Tui is an absolute delight with a beautiful historic centre and an excellent range of gourmet dining as well as excellent shops. Tui is located south of the Pontevedra province and sits on the edge of the Minho River, opposite the Portuguese town of Valenca. The towns are connected by a nineteenth century bridge. Guests enjoy stepping over the Spanish border into Portugal.

Villa Cotarel’s large living room is a total wonder with such elegance and calm. The cream sofas are superbly comfortable and look stunning against the contemporary stone floor, exposed stone walls and massive wooden ceiling beams. The feature fireplace is contemporary and very welcoming on cool nights. You will find a fabulous little reading corner, an ancient desk and other beautiful furniture. Double doors lead to a beautiful, sleek kitchen which will delight the chef in your group. It is another cavernous social space where guests can perch on the industrial style stools keeping the chef company. The cream cabinetry is in a lovely cream tone and with shaker style, built into the gorgeous stone walls. The villa also boasts a second kitchen. You will dine in style in a lovely, atmospheric space. Surrounding the villa are a selection of fabulous porches and terraces where you can dine alfresco or enjoy pre-dinner drinks.

Five of the villa’s seven bedrooms are located on the upper floor with the remaining two on the ground floor. All of the bedrooms enjoy stunning, immaculate ensuite bathrooms, six with fabulous showers and the last with a bath. Even in these glorious bathrooms, you will enjoy beautiful peeks of the villa’s stone walls. Three of the bedrooms boast kingsize beds and the others offer twins that are next to each other, forming super sized beds. Quality linens adorn the sumptuous beds, again all in shades of white, grey and soft ecru. The upper floor bedrooms are connected by a large balcony which overlooks the valley and swimming pool.

Villa Cotarel boasts vast totally private, stunning gardens. This remarkable, huge plot is surrounded by trees and nature. You will discover lush lawns, beautiful planting, a traditional Galician granary, a gorgeous 12m x 5m swimming pool and breathtaking valley views. You have so many choices for alfresco dining and pre-dinner drinks or lounging on quality sun beds, enjoying your holiday read and the warm Galician sun. Such bliss in sensational surroundings!

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What you should know…

  • This sensational villa is located close to the Portuguese border. You can easily combine your holiday with a visit to Porto or other lovely Portuguese towns
  • Two of the villa’s bedroom suites are located on the ground so would be perfect if you have any guests with mobility issues
  • Guests staying at Villa Cotarel enjoy so many choices of location for alfresco dining or lounging. The gardens are absolutely stunning!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

The Villa

Boutique Villa with a huge Finca with stunning mountain views and surrounded by nature, just 10 mins by car from the beautiful town of Tui and Portugal. This beautiful House has been totally restored, combining the traditional rustic Galician style with a trendy modern decoration.

Ground Floor
- Large living room with various sofa areas, fireplace, satellite TV and access to the patio
- Open plan dining area for 4 people with access to the patio
- Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and access to the garden
- Second well equipped kitchen
- Separated formal dining area for 8 people
- Three guest toilettes
- Bedroom with double bed (150 cm), access to the garden and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds (90 cm), access to the garden and en-suite shower room

First Floor
- Master bedroom with double bed (150 cm), access to a terrace and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed (150 cm), access to a terrace and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds (150 cm), access to a terrace and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds (150 cm), access to a terrace and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds (150 cm), access to a terrace and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (12 x 5 m)
- Large terrace and garden area
- Various sun loungers
- Outdoor dining
- Covered terrace
- Garden furniture
- Various parasols
- Private parking
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Hair dryer
- Iron/board
- Pets friendly
- Books

Touristic Registration Number: VUT-PO-006287


About the surrounding area of Villa Cotarel
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Cotarel enjoys a fabulous, rural location with astonishing valley views yet is just 10 minutes from the bustling town of Tui, right on the border with Portugal. Tui itself boasts beautiful views of the Minho River separating Tui and Valenca, the Portuguese town. A busy toll road leaves Tui towards Pontevedra and Santiago de Compostela giving Villa Cotarel easy access to the westerly and northern Galician towns. Tui enjoys a compact historic quarter with a number of important, historic monuments including its beautiful Cathedral. You will discover lovely plazas brimming with restaurants and bars, some wonderful shops, the old courthouse building and ancient walls dating back to the 12th century and the reign of King Ferdinand. One of the original gates, the Pia still remains. The Paseo Fluvial is a delightful riverside walk below the old walls, along the River Minho.

From Villa Cotarel, guests can enjoy the stunning Rias Baixas. This series of four estuarine inlets, the Ria de Muros e Noia, the Ria de Arousa, the Ria de Pontevedra and the Ria de Vigo enjoy a rich marine life, beautiful rivers where you can picnic, walk or enjoy some watersports and some very pretty villages. Visitors enjoy superb seafood and delicious local wines. Pontevedra and Vigo are both enjoyable for day trips as well as the quaint albarino wine capital Cambados and trips to the offshore islands. The Rias Baixes beaches are stunning with a good range of watersports on the larger beaches and peace and intimacy on the hidden little coves. Though chilly, the waters are generally calm. Playa de la Lanzada, one of Galicia’s best beaches offers over 3km of dazzling white sand and clear blue sea backed by stunning dunes. The sky lights up in all shades of pink, orange and red at sunset. The picturesque Playa Area das Pipas enjoys delightful rocks and tide pools and is lined with fragrant pine trees. The Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park includes the dreamy Cies Islands where you can visit the famous Praia das Rodas and La Isla de Ons which boasts numerous beautiful beaches. They range from pristine, white sparkly sands to more rocky and rugged bays. The island also offers three excellent restaurants.

Pontevedra is a beautiful, well-preserved old town. Brimming with beautiful buildings, interlocking narrow lanes and picturesque plazas, it combines history, culture and style. It is a great place to shop, dine and sightsee. The town’s Gothic Santa Maria la Mayor Basilica is stunning.

The delightful Vigo is famous for oysters. They are farmed on the estuary in the nearby town of Arcade and come in fresh every morning to the oyster shops on Rua da Ostras plus there are many street stalls selling them.

If you take a trip south over into Portugal, you can visit Porto, Ponte de Lima, the Parque Nacionale Peneda Geres, Braga, Guimaraes, Douro or Valenca, just opposite Tui.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Vigo Airport

(26 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Santiago de Compostela Airport

(126 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Vigo Ferry Port

(37 km)

Nearest Village Tui

(4 km)

Nearest Town/City Vigo

(31 km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurante Casa Pote

(3 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar Pancho

(3 km)

Nearest Supermarket DIA

(4 km)

Nearest Beach Area Grande Beach

(32 km)

Nearest Golf Ria de Vigo Golf Course

(42 km)

Nearest Tennis Tui Tennis Court

(10 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.


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Villa Cotarel is a fabulous choice for a family holiday. The gardens are huge and a great place for family fun as well as enjoying a large swimming pool.

The Rias Baixas area provides amazing adventure as well as fabulous nature trails and hikes. Families can enjoy picnics by the river, river boat trips and river activities as well as amazing beach days. There are a variety of beaches, some with wide expanses of sand and others are intimate, hidden coves. Playa de la Lanzada is a fantastic, family-friendly beach with wide expanses of white sand, entertaining waves, surfing clubs and other water sports. You might want to research and book a surfing or kite surfing course. It is a perfect place to learn.

Aldea de Os Grobits on the Isla de la Toja is great fun for children with its little hobbit houses. You can walk to the Isla de la Toja. There is a small, well run aquarium at O Grove which gives children a good idea of the sea life that you can find in Galicia. Further away is the Illa de Arousa and the Carreiron Natural Park. It is listed as a special protection zone for heron bird populations and other birds. The island boasts some impressive beaches. Children enjoy the ferry boat rides to the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park where they can play on the dazzling white sands and jump in the waves.

Children will enjoy fun days in Pontevedra, exploring the old town and eating a lot of tapas! The history is interesting and there is so much to do and see.

The Rias Baixas is a lovely location for a family holiday. The natural environment is very refreshing and beautiful, as are the beaches. There is a lot of varied entertainment to be found.

If you decide to take a trip to Porto, you can visit the beautiful Crystal Palace Gardens in downtown Porto or Sea Life Porto, you can take a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, visit the zoo, go for an interactive visit at the World of Discoveries, take a cruise on the Douro River, play golf or go to a swimming pool. There is an endless list!

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites


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 transfers
- 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!

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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €900 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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 rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 2 nights during Semana Santa. 7 nights during other periods.
Changeover day Saturday during peak season.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
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, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 1st 2024 - Apr 7th 2024 £7,112
Apr 7th 2024 - Apr 19th 2024 £7,112
Apr 19th 2024 - May 30th 2024 £5,745
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £6,702
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 £7,112
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 £6,702
Sep 29th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 £5,745
Dec 15th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2025 £7,112

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 1st 2024 - Apr 7th 2024 €7,738
Apr 7th 2024 - Apr 19th 2024 €7,738
Apr 19th 2024 - May 30th 2024 €6,250
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €7,291
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 €7,738
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 €7,291
Sep 29th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 €6,250
Dec 15th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2025 €7,738

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Mar 1st 2024 - Apr 7th 2024 $8,365
Apr 7th 2024 - Apr 19th 2024 $8,365
Apr 19th 2024 - May 30th 2024 $6,757
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $7,883
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 $8,365
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 $7,883
Sep 29th 2024 - Dec 15th 2024 $6,757
Dec 15th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2025 $8,365

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.


  • Wonderful as always!

    on 06/06/2023

    Wonderful as always. Excellent service to spend a spectacular weekend in an incredible house. We will return!

  • You will not be disappointed!

    on 01/01/2022

    Unbelievable home in a magical part of the world. 100 year old house, recently modernized and sleeps two to three families with ease. The grounds are breath-taking, but only if you like nature and wild horses, this property has it all. You will not be disappointed.

  • We’ll surely come back!!

    on 06/08/2021

    This is an amazing house in a wonderful place. Many beautiful towns and beaches around, fabulous food and very kind people. We’ll surely come back!!

  • Perfect spot!

    on 02/06/2021

    Absolutely nothing bad can be said about this house. The surroundings, the comfort of the house... Perfect to isolate yourself from the world. The nature that surrounds the house is spectacular. And the house itself is beautiful and very comfortable, lots of light, with a pool where you can get sun or shade practically all day. It's a shame to have only spent a weekend there, it's too short.

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