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Client Reviews for Os Padrons

A lovely couple of weeks - our first time in Galicia and lots to enjoy - landscape, seafood, lovely soft, sandy beaches. Weather a bit mixed - but we took advantage of grey days to visit Pontevedra, Santiago and Vigo. Recommend the trip to Islas Cies - remember to book a few days ahead. Idyllic, and well provided for - a few places over there to eat. We loved our local Pintens beach and unbeatable to have it so close. Food at that beach place very good and we didn’t find better anywhere else. Other local beaches we loved - Nerga, AreaBrava. Definitely include Aldan (simple small town but nice aspect beach, new boardwalk over rocks), Bueu, Cangas in your trips out (all 15mins away or less). Views of sun setting over Atlantic and Isles Cies - keep following the road to Monte Facho for a clifftop bar and terrace. Definitely travel to Vigo by boat from Cangas - parking still a challenge but try on the quay (free). Eating on quayside restaurant in Aldan very good. O Pereiro in Hio also very good.
The Regan Family

We have really enjoyed two weeks at Os Padrons. There is a great choice of beaches. The local one is great, and there are three or four similar ones if you keep walking in that direction. Further afield, Nerga and Melide are certainly worth a visit if you like really natural areas with pines, dunes etc. We also visited Islas Cies which is highly recommended. We dined at the local beach bar most of the time- good quality and value. We also liked the restaurant near the old port at Aldan. If you want to wind surf then the place to go is the English (US actually) sailing school at Limens beach near Cangas. Paddle boards can also be hired there or the Spanish operation at the other end of Limens beach. There are some lovely walks at the back of Nerga/Barrox beaches. Half our group drove to Vigo and the rest went by ferry. The latter is much the better option as parking in Vigo is a bit of a nightmare. There are budget supermarkets (Dia/Lidl) in Cangas, but it is probably best to go to Mario down the road which has an excellent choice and is good value. We stayed on the local albariño wine which is excellent- even bottles less than 5 euros. We loved Galicia and hope to return soon.
Loveridge and Reynolds families

A fabulous week- the sun shone and we found it difficult to tear ourselves away from the local beach. Would recommend a trip to Pontevedra - the old town centre is lovely with lots of tapas bars and restaurants to choose from. Closer to home, the O Con de Aldan was brilliant. Drive to the port at Aldan (10 minutes away )- the restaurant is right on the front, look for a large silver fish and fork above the building. Food was delicious and view across the harbour unbeatable. Usual high standard from Vintage and owner very helpful. We hope to return!
The Elliot Family

This is our third visit to Galicia - we love it! The people, the climate, the scenery. It's the best part of Spain for us. As others have said, the location of the villa is perfect. Leaving only one decision: pool or beach? Restaurant in Aldan was fantastic. Go as far north as O Grove for seafood and the fantastic Lanzada beach - take a body board as you can get some fab waves. We've been to the Cies Islands on previous visits - Go! It's an island paradise but take shade. (Get ferry from Cangas - book early in the week as there are ltd numbers allowed daily). Limens beach was great as well with a lovely walk along the coast to Cangas. We had a great time (two adults, a 10 yr old and 11 yr old). Kids loved the pool and beach and appreciated the toys in the garage. We loved the well appointed and stocked kitchen and creative comforts of the villa. A wonderful stay and we'll be back Galicia. ¡Hasta Luego!
The Turner Family

We were a party of twelve including three generations. The villa was perfect in location, was well equipped and there was space for everyone to do their own thing. As we had a six year old and a ten year old, the access to the beach was ideal. We ate in most days and made use of the barbecue. A lovely day out is to go to Cangas, catch the ferry over to Vigo and visit the old town. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we hope to return one day. Gracias.
The Lincoln & Bender Families

Fantastic villa with a great view and location. Walk through the fields to the beach and beautiful clear water. The villa easily accomodated eleven of us. The villa is finished to a very high standard with plenty of everything required. Fantastic! Thank you.
The Morley Family

We can only agree with all previous sentiments regarding the house and location; quite lovely. The local beach restaurant serves simple food at good prices. Make sure you know the Spanish for clams, sardines, octopus, sausage, chicken and pork ribs- all regulars on the spoken menu. Booking for lunch is recommended, few dine in the evening. Walk through the restaurant car park and you’ll see a path; this takes you to the next beach, maybe 4mins walk. Go through the café on that beach, turn right and after 8mins you find a very large beach, with showers, guards and bins etc. Compostela is worth the drive and spending money on a guidebook. Vigo is worth a trip but mainly for the boat ride. Best food was O Con de Aldan, in Aldan (Cangas) - desserts to die for. P.S. vintage house book worth reading- it has simple menu translation near back.
The Wordsworth Party

The house is in such an amazing location. We loved going to the local beach everyday and found some amazing fish/crabs in the rocks and snorkelling. The pool is beautiful! We explored the beaches along the coast. Marios is an excellent little supermarket, well stocked and very friendly. We enjoyed many days in Cangas, a short drive away, and we took the ferry over to Islas Cies and Vigo, which were both great. Oh and I’ve got to mention the delicious little Chiringo down on the local beach, the food is amazing and the atmosphere bubbling. Many mornings were spent enjoying the view from the well-shaded balcony. We loved the house, it was perfect and suited our needs. Galicia is a beautiful place and I wish we could stay forever!!
Julian, Sarah, Megan, Seth, Phoebe and Caleb

We arrived here after spending 4 days in Santiago de Compostela which was wonderful, beautiful place, especially the Parador de los Catolicos. We were made very welcome indeed by Jose Luis and Maria who showed us around the house, beaches and local bar. We have had a very welcome rest here, enjoying the lovely house and pool then making our way down to the local beaches which are just superb. Shopped in Mario supermarket when necessary and dined at Doade restaurant which is worth a visit. We didn’t travel about very much as there was no need, everything we needed was on our doorstep. Fantastic!
Richard, Denise, Hannah and Dave (North Yorkshire)

3rd time to Galicia and 5th villa with Vintage. As usual the house was excellent and the surroundings superb. The beach is 2mins away and very child friendly. The rock pools in the morning when the tide is out are great for catching crabs (favourite pastime of the kids). The beach restaurant is superb with a different menu (written on a note pad) every night. Staff very helpful and patient with non-Spanish speakers like us. Local vino’s are genuinely very good. There are beaches literally everywhere and the scenery is beautiful. The owner was fabulous, and was on hand to sort out little problems that we had like our car battery dying! All in all - a great house and location 5 stars!
Velte-Smiths and Greenwoods

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