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Client Reviews for Eido Vello

Eido Vello was particularly well-equipped with a generously stocked pantry.
Dr & Mrs Mack

We loved your service and the house.
Mrs D Resing

Thank you for a lovely relaxing week in this beautiful house. Enjoyed Playa de Patos, wandering around Baiona & Caminha (Portugal), climbing to the top of the hill behind Eido Vello & refreshing swims in the pool. The boys also enjoyed the Wii and table football and lots of games of chess. Hemos disfrutado mucho nuestra estancia en Eido Vello. Muchas Gracias x We got a frog/50pts in the throwing game. It was really fun here, really nice, excellent swimming pool and a lovely house we were really lucky to spend a week here. Thank you Manuel!
The O'Brien Family

The cottage greatly exceeded our expectations. Much more spacious than we expected and very practical and pleasant to live in. The photo of the house across the pool makes it look single storey and small, but it is on two floors with five possible places to eat (three outside), so you can choose depending on the time of day, the weather and where the sun is! We loved it. The owners are really nice.
The Bassett Family

We have had a lovely time at Eido Vello – such an interesting old house with lots of lovely corners to enjoy. The beautiful granite hills and the aromatic eucalyptus forests are unforgettable. Here are the things we did and enjoyed: walk up to the top of the hill above the house with views right around the bay. Walk in the Monte Aloia National Park and snack in the summit café! Baiona – walking tour of the old town; also tour of the castle ramparts and a visit to the replica of Columbus’s ship (La Pinta). Beach and sea swimming just east of Baiona (across a board walk) with a pleasant sea front café. Drive through Monte Aloia and Tui and then cross the Eiffel bridge to Valenca in Portugal – amazing fortified citadel, then drive to A Guarda with its spectacular Iron Age Hill Fort at Monte Santa Tecla – café cantilevered out over a huge drop with quite amazing views across and up the Rio Miño and up and down the Atlantic coast; then drive up the coast road to Baiona. By some very determined navigation we found and greatly enjoyed the Sendeiro Circular dos Matos with seminatural woodland, lots of exciting ferns (royal,filmy and lots more), orchids and the watermills – the closest to a natural ecosystem that we saw. We enjoyed the Galician game outside but never scored 50 points for getting a disc into Froggy’s mouth. The barbecue worked very well and the pool was lovely. All in all, an unforgettable adventure and we hope to return. Best wishes.
Alison, Andrew and Alison

We have had a superb time in this part of Galicia, a part of Spain we had not visited before, although I was in Santiago about 30 years ago. During a spell of very high temperatures over the rest of the Iberian Peninsula, Eido Vello’s location and facilities have made our stay a pleasant and cool one. The house is splendidly equipped, including the ‘barbacoa’ and the children have thoroughly enjoyed the pool. We have even improvised Galician versions of water and land cricket, while following England’s efforts in the Ashes Test courtesy of the excellent WiFi. Our forays to sample the delights of Galicia – with two devotees of squid and octopus in the family, this was not a problem – have taken us to restaurants in Baiona (Restaurante Meson Fonte de Zeta) , Pontevedra, Playa América (La Abadía) and Tui (Jaqueyvi), as well as the Parador ‘Hostal dos Reis Católicos’ in Santiago on our first night. Both the fish/seafood and meat dishes are excellent! For shopping, Gondomar is adequate with the Froiz supermarket on the main road out towards Baiona. There is a Mercadona in Nigrán and the Carrefour in Baiona was particularly well equipped. There’s a good wine shop in Baiona on the main old town thoroughfare. In terms of sightseeing Pontevedra, Tui and Baiona are all worth a visit – we particularly liked the 3km rampart walk around the Parador in Baiona, as well as Tui old town and the Rio Miño riverside walk, with views of Portugal on the other side. The sandy beaches at Patos and Playa América are also part of the experience, we had lots of room on the latter. We also took drives along the Miño and Coura river valley and visited the pleasant town of Caminha in Portugal. We have thoroughly enjoyed our fortnight at Eido Vello, would unhesitatingly recommend the house and would want to come again!
The Merriman Family

We have enjoyed every minute of our time at Eido Vello. The garden, the views, the pool, the BBQ…an amazing place!
Anna and Andrew Mackay

Having spent a week travelling across Northern Spain, each night in a different location, this part of our holiday was intended to be a peaceful, relaxing time spent largely around Eido Vello….and that’s exactly what we got! There are so many different facets to the villa that lend themselves to different times of day, temperature and mood that you always have somewhere suitable to ‘be’. It is clear that the villa is used as a family gathering place, and we felt like we were invited to share, almost as part of the ‘family’. Thank you, we have had a wonderful time!
Vivien & Ray

We started our holiday in Barcelona and made our way across Northern Spain by car, eagerly anticipating our final destination, Eido Vello. And it did not disappoint – what a wonderful place. Marta and Manuel have thought of everything you could possibly need in their very well equipped and beautifully presented villa. It was hard to leave the lovely gardens here but we visited the beaches many times (Patos in Nigrán was our favourite) for the dramatic waves against the rocks and white fine sand. Gondomar itself is a bustling place and everyone greets you with a smile, allowing us to practise our Spanish. We really enjoyed ourselves at Eido Vello. Thank you.
Alison & Tom

Eido Vello really is the most idyllic and relaxing retreat! The owners are delightful and couldn't be more welcoming. There was everything there you could possibly need (except perhaps a fan to go in the bedroom at night as it's not a good idea to have the windows open, mosquitoes are a nuisance..) We loved the area. So many lovely walks where you'd see sheep, cows and horses just roaming wild. Stunning scenery and unexpectedly so green. A beautiful, understated and comfortable holiday property!
Angela & Julien Nelson

Vintage Travels response:
We are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic time at Eido Vello. We appreciate your comment about the provision of electric fans for the bedrooms and the owner has now put these in place.
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