Villa Gargantans

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

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
  • 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!

Property Features

Private Pool Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV DVD Working Fireplace Heating

The Villa

Looking for a traditionally styled Galician holiday home? Well consider the 5-bedroom Villa Gargantans, as its Owner’s have maintained many original features as well as incorporating luxurious daily essentials.

Ground Floor
- Communal bathroom
- Conservatory, with dining area
- Dining area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Living area
- Utility room

First Floor
- Double bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Single bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Twin bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Living area

Second Floor
- Master bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Double bedroom, with en-suite bathroom

Exterior
- Private swimming pool, with Roman steps & ladder access (10m x 5m)
- Barbecue
- Lawn area
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Parasols
- Poolside shower
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Gargantans
Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting 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.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Vigo Airport/Santiago de Compostela Airport

(40.5km/54.2km)

Nearest Town/City Pontevedra

(14km)

Nearest Restaurant

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar A Cañota

(14.4km)

Nearest Beach Illa de Arousa

(31.5km)

Nearest Golf Campo de Golf Meis

(19km)

Nearest Tennis Club De Tenis Pontevedra

(14.6km)

About the Island & 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. 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.

Local Public Holidays

1st January - New Year's Day
6th January - Epiphany
19th March - St. Joseph's Day
18th April - Maundy Thursday
19th April - Good Friday
1st May - Labour Day
17th May - Galician Literature Day
25th July - St. James Day
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

Getting There

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.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers 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

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

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available

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 €150 to be paid in cash upon 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 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.
Pool heating charge? Available at additional cost

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 21st 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 £2,676
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 7th 2020 £2,954
Jan 7th 2020 - Apr 3rd 2020 £2,676
Apr 3rd 2020 - Apr 13th 2020 £2,954
Apr 13th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 £2,676
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 £2,954
Sep 1st 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 £2,676
Dec 20th 2020 - Jan 7th 2021 £2,954
Jan 7th 2021 - Apr 2nd 2021 £2,676
Apr 2nd 2021 - Apr 12th 2021 £2,954
Apr 12th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2021 £2,676

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 21st 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 €2,964
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 7th 2020 €3,272
Jan 7th 2020 - Apr 3rd 2020 €2,964
Apr 3rd 2020 - Apr 13th 2020 €3,272
Apr 13th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 €2,964
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 €3,272
Sep 1st 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 €2,964
Dec 20th 2020 - Jan 7th 2021 €3,272
Jan 7th 2021 - Apr 2nd 2021 €2,964
Apr 2nd 2021 - Apr 12th 2021 €3,272
Apr 12th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2021 €2,964

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 21st 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 $3,309
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 7th 2020 $3,653
Jan 7th 2020 - Apr 3rd 2020 $3,309
Apr 3rd 2020 - Apr 13th 2020 $3,653
Apr 13th 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 $3,309
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 $3,653
Sep 1st 2020 - Dec 20th 2020 $3,309
Dec 20th 2020 - Jan 7th 2021 $3,653
Jan 7th 2021 - Apr 2nd 2021 $3,309
Apr 2nd 2021 - Apr 12th 2021 $3,653
Apr 12th 2021 - Apr 23rd 2021 $3,309

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • So enjoyable

    Posted by Harlow Family 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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