Villa Gargantans

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 6


Recommended Pool
Great Value
Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
All Bedrooms En-Suite


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Spectacular Villa Gargantans oozes warmth and colour. Think rural chic in a wonderful peaceful setting with green valleys, rugged mountains and beautiful white wild beaches. The villa is located in a hamlet Vilacova near the small town of Morana in Ponevedra, Galicia.

With its superb colourful decoration inside and out and its rustic charm, you cannot fail to feel at home in this delightful, interesting villa. The wonderful five bedrooms sleep up to 10 guests so it is suited to families or groups of friends.

The very pretty 8x4m pool is surrounded by lush gorgeous plants and trees. You can relax on the comfortable sun loungers in the glorious Galacian sun and marvel at the stunning views. The huge landscaped garden is simply beautiful and so pleasing on the eye. There is a barbeque for delicious summer dinners.

The house has been extended in various places, each one adding something special to this glorious villa. The original part has many lovely exposed brick walls, the kitchen is spectacular with its huge oven to prepare some delicious food and the dining area even has a chandelier! The living rooms are cosy with warm lighting and wonderful charm. One of the extensions houses a lovely dining area and yet more space to relax in. There is a quiet zone in the villa’s library.

There are three charismatic en-suite double bedrooms, one triple en-suite room and one single en-suite bedroom – all gorgeous with sumptuous furnishings and so appealing!

This truly is a beautiful, charming villa. You feel like you are lost in the middle of the countryside. If you are looking for an utterly alluring villa in a quiet peaceful location then this is the place for you!

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • You will need to hire a car to get about and visit the local villages, stunning cities and the beach
  • The swimming pool is not fenced, so children must be superivsed at all times
  • Don’t forget the sea is cold here! Be prepared!
  • Although you will not want to leave the villa, there are some very interesting historic places and wonderful beaches to visit. Plus you will want to discover the delicious Galacian food and wine!

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 Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

The Villa

Looking for a traditionally styled Galician holiday home? Well consider the five-bedroom Villa Gargantans, as its owner’s have maintained many original features as well as incorporating a luxurious contemporary interior design.

Ground Floor
- Entrance hall with original kitchen hearth
- Well-equipped kitchen
- Dining room with table and smaller circular table
- Large conservatory with dining table
- Guest toilet
- Utility room

First Floor
- Living room with comfortable seating and TV and DVD player
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower
- Bedroom with single bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with joined single beds and en-suite shower

Second Floor
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed, single bed, and en-suite bathroom

- Luscious garden filled with various plants and trees
- Private swimming pool with Roman steps (10 x 5 m) and surrounding sun loungers
- Covered terrace with dining table
- Barbecue
- Traditional Galician horreo
- Private parking

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Heating
- Dishwasher
- Washing machine
- Iron and board
- Crib available, on request


About the surrounding area of Villa Gargantans
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Vilacova is a tiny, pretty, very friendly hamlet near Morana in Ponevedra. It is very peaceful - 8km from the nearest town, 700m from a shop and 700m to the nearest restaurant.

You will be dazzled by the historical city of Pontevedra, known for its well-preserved old town and Gothic Santa Maria la Mayor Basilica. It is an inviting, small riverside city combining its history, culture and style into a lively place to explore the Rias Baixes. The interlocking plazas and cute lanes are thriving with shops, markets, cafes and tapas bars.

Vigo, south west of Vilacova, is also historic and home to Europe’s largest fishing fleet. Its central areas are full of intriguing corners, buzzing tapas bars, restaurants and clubs and it is the main gateway to the beautiful Illas Cies.

The epic Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail’s final stop is Santiago de Compostela. It is a unique city with magnificent stone architecture of which the famous cathedral is the jewel in the crown. The skirl of bagpipes wafts across plazas and the countless charming restaurants and bars specialising in fine delicious Galician seafood and local wines. You might think you were in Scotland. You will we wowed and charmed by this stunning city. Walking the whole of the most popular route of the pilgrimage takes about 30-35 days!
Zamora is an attractive city in Castile and Leon, on a rocky hill near the border with Portugal and crossed by the Duero river. With its 24 Romanesque style churches of 12th and 13th centuries it has been called a “museum of Romanesque art”.

Other popular outings from this area are to the wonderful Porto and Braga in North Portugal. Braga is home to the oldest catherdral in Portugal and the attractions in Porto are endless.

Guests tend to fly into Santiago, Viga or occasionally Porto airports.

Read more about Galicia

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Vigo Airport

(49 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Santiago de Compostela Airport

(55 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Port of Vigo

(44 km)

Nearest Train Station Portela Station

(14 km)

Nearest Village Campo Lampeiro

(8 km)

Nearest City Pontevedra

(19 km)

Nearest Tennis Club De Tenis Pontevedra


Nearest Restaurant Taberna Casa GAIO

(3 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar Casa Marcial

(900 m)

Nearest Supermarket Supermercado Claudio

(8 km)

Nearest Beach Lourido Beach

(22 km)

Nearest Golf Meis Golf Course

(30 km)

Nearest Tennis Pontevedra Tennis Club

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 Garantans is a perfect playground for children. Its amazing garden and pool will be the scene of lots of holiday games and laughter! It is such a lovely house for quality family time. It is so private you can delight in having time to enjoy everything. The living room has television, DVD player and a selection of games. With its lovely rural location there is opportunity for amiable walks enjoying the nature, views and wildlife.

Children will love the freedom of the quiet empty beaches around the beautiful coastline. There is swimming, snorkelling and fun galore! You must take a day trip to Praia de Rodas – a small island, just off Vigo, it has some of the best beaches around. The group of island Illas Cies are so popular for swimming and you can join a scuba diving tour if you like. Dunas de Corrubedo, a natural park with a gigantic dune is great fun. Children will not want to stop rolling down!

The Islas Atlanticas National Park comprises 4 islands off the south west coast of Galicia. It is an interesting ecosystem for the hundreds of varieties of bird colonies that flock to the islands. You can take a boat trip there. It is a wonderful day out.

Not too far away is the Aguapark de Cerceda, a fantastic waterpark with waterslides, fun pools and wave pools. Family fun days out will be in Ponevedra, exploring the old town and eating a lot of tapas!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Board games
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available
  • Welcome pack included in the rental price.

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

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €150 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
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 a change of linen and towels is included for stays of 14 nights or more.
Pool towels included? Not available.
Energy costs 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.
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 3 nights during Semana Santa. 7 nights during other periods.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not permitted.
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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Aug 27th 2025 £3,690

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Aug 27th 2025 €4,018

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Aug 27th 2025 $4,352

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.


  • Perfect dream house!

    on 30/08/2020

    The villa was perfect. So clean, comfortable and big. We went as a family of 5 and the setting was perfect with all the animals nearby to see for my two year old. Lots of place to sit and relax in the garden. The pool a great size and so relaxing. Perfect dream house in the mountains and perfectly located to see so many nice places nearby. We went to a bar about one kilometre away whew they had the best food to take away and bread etc so not to cook. Evening glass of wine looking at the stars in a peaceful surrounding and up early for long walks in the surrounding woods. To be repeated.

  • So enjoyable

    on 25/05/2018

    Delightful, interesting and spacious villa for a family of 6-8. Sweet pool, lovely owner whom we very much enjoyed meeting and was very helpful. We loved the house, the colourful outside, the spaciousness of the two added extensions and interiordecoration, the village, and the feeling of being lost in the hillside. It felt private. Very pretty pool.

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