Casa Cándida

Baiona and Nigran

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Casa Cándida 1
  • Lower ground floor: Garage. Games room (table tennis, pool table, table football).  Shower room.  Laundry room (washing machine). 
  • Upper ground floor: Entrance hall. Kitchen/breakfast room (oven, dishwasher, microwave).  Split level sitting/dining room (TV, DVD, WiFi, fireplace) with patio doors to covered terrace.  Double bedroom.  Bathroom. Central heating throughout the house.
  • First floor: Double bedroom with patio doors to covered terrace.  Bathroom.  Children’s bedroom with single bed and additional pull-out bed.  Principal double bedroom with en suite bathroom (separate shower) and patio doors to terrace. 
Casa Cándida 2
  • Lower ground floor: Garage.  Shower room.  Laundry room (washing machine)
  • Upper ground floor: Entrance hall.  Kitchen/breakfast room (oven, dishwasher, microwave).  Split level sitting/dining room (TV, fireplace) with patio doors to covered terrace.  Double bedroom.  Bathroom.  Central heating throughout the house.
  • First floor: Double bedroom with patio doors to covered terrace.  Shower room.  Twin bedroom.  Principal double bedroom with en suite bathroom (separate shower) and patio doors to terrace.
  • Outside: Enclosed, spacious grounds of lawns and flowerbeds.  Covered and open terraces.  Paddle court (racquets provided).  In-built barbecue.  Poolside shower.  Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (12m x 6m) with Roman steps.

A strikingly symmetrical design lends an instant air of grandeur to the sweeping grounds of this substantial family home and makes Casa Cándida an eye-catching and comfortable base for a holiday near the golden sands and charming fishing villages of Galicia’s beautifully unspoilt southern coast.

Just a 10 minute drive from the sandy bay of Playa America, the local hamlet of Vilariño de Arriba has quickly become a favoured spot for our guests.  We were therefore delighted to view this latest discovery there and as we walked onto the terraces that flank both the ground and first floors of the property, we could not fail to be impressed by the extensive grounds that stretched out ahead of us.  Between colour-filled flowerbeds and beautifully tended shrub borders, wide lawns weave their way towards the 12-metre swimming pool and a court for games of paddle*, beyond which an extensive vista of wooded hills and rolling meadows forms the most restful of backdrops.

With such scenic rural views to be enjoyed from the house and garden, and a wealth of idyllic beaches an easy drive away, a holiday here can make the most of both coast and country.  Just 600m from the house, a local restaurant offers visitors the chance to sample typical cuisine in an essentially rural village environment and yet at the same time the Caribbean-like sands of Playa America are only 3.3km away.  Also of great appeal is the layout of the house itself, which offers flexibility for sharing families and large groups. 

Designed by a local family to create independence for its own various generations, the property cleverly incorporates two individual houses, each with its own entrance door, four bedrooms, a kitchen and living room.  Completely symmetrical in layout, they both open out onto the grounds via patio doors from their living areas, enabling residents to enjoy the substantial grounds and facilities together or retreat to independent quarters if desired.

*Paddle is a racquet game similar to tennis but played on a slightly smaller court. Guests paying the reduced rate for up to 8 guests will have use of Casa Cándida 1 only.

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Great Things to Do Near Casa Cándida

Enjoy the beautiful countryside...

Take a drive to the Pouzas de Mougas, a large natural pool and waterfall with a picnic area. Ideal for hiking, nature lovers or just relaxing in the sun and taking a dip under the waterfall.

Discover the beaches of Baiona...

There are 6 beaches in Baiona, all sheltered from the wind and strong currents. In 1585 Sir Francis Drake landed at Santa Marta beach in an attempt to attack Baiona. The beach is now one of many in the area awarded with Blue Flag status.

Enjoy some of the best seafood in the world...

Galicia is world renowned for it's seafood, famed for it's excellent quality and intensity of flavour. You'll love the selection of restaurants nearby offering freshly caught local produce.

Ride the waves!

Patos beach is the place to go to try your hand at surfing. It's known as the 'beach of waves' and there are a couple of brilliant surf schools based there. The stunning views of the Cíes Islands and the fine white sand are an added bonus too.

Visit the majestic Mount Santa Tecla...

Rising above A Guarda is the hilltop celtic settlement of Santa Tecla where you will find over 100 partial and fully restored houses. With a museum and a shrine and very low entry costs it is one of the most well preserved in Galicia. The views from the top of the hill over the River Miño and the Atlantic are absolutely breathtaking.

Make time to visit the beautiful city of Santiago de Compostela...

A trip to Santiago is a must! The jewel of Galicia where, for more than 1000 years, pilgrims have gathered from all over Europe. Visit the impressive cathedral, the Plaza del Obradoiro and the old pilgrim's hospital, now a luxurious Parador hotel. It will take a little over an hour and a half via the motorway.

Walk amongst the historic mills of Fólon and Picón...

The house is situated near Galicia's most important wine making region. Visit a number of bodegas, soak up their rich legacy and sample some of the region's finest wines. For more info visit:

Look out from the natural lookout point, Mirador de Monteferro...

Contemplate the immensity of the Atlantic Ocean and the Estelas Islands which separate the Vigo river from the entrance to the bay of Baiona. The Monteferro natural park is home to numerous species of seagulls and marine cormorants that can be seen perched on the rocks.

Kayak on the River Miño...

Local companies Tamuxe Kayak and Verdeazul rent kayaks and also lead guided excursions on and around the Miño River. This is a great way to explore the beauty of this stunning region.

Stroll the streets of A Guarda, the Lobster capital of southern Galicia!

A Guarda is a typical fishing town with a rich history. Be sure to visit one of the many restaurants around the port and try the lobster, for which the town is famous.

Get into the Great Outdoors for some fresh air and exercise...

Within easy reach of the house is the Parque Natural Monte Aloia. It was the first designated Natural Park of Galicia and offers 10km of paths with spectacular views across the Miño River. There are prehistoric and Roman remains in the park, 5 lookout points and a great variety of flora and fauna.

Relax and unwind with a chilled glass of wine....

What better way to unwind whilst on holiday than with a chilled glass of Albariño wine whilst sat by your private pool watching the sun go down... we highly reccommend doing this at least 3 or 4 times while you're there!

Relax on one of the world's best beaches on the Cies Islands..

A short ferry crossing from Baiona will take you to the stunning Cíes Islands and the world famous Rodas beach, named the best beach in the world by the Guardian newspaper in 2007. There is a limit to the amount of visitors allowed per day so booking in advance is essential.

Indulge in a Spa Day...

Spa's offer benefits not only for your skin but also for your general wellbeing. Most of all though this is the perfect way to relax. There is an excellent Spa just outside Baiona called the Talaso Atlantico with a sea- water swimming pool and a gym. They offer child minding services and have a lovely restaurant too.

Spend a day exploring northern Portugal...

With so many Galician wonders to explore nearby, you'd be forgiven for not wanting to venture too far. However, Valenca is a fascinating walled town located on the banks of the Miño River and is just a 30 minute drive from the house.

Stop for lunch in the Parador...

Enjoy lunch, or just stop for a coffee and a slice of Tarta de Santiago (Almond cake) in the luxurious Parador in Baiona. From here you will have magnificent views of the Cíes Islands and the Ria which leads into the busy port of Vigo. The fort was built to protect (not always successfully) the port of Baiona from enemies and pirates.



Gondomar 10 mins
Baiona 15 mins
Vigo 30 mins
Pontevedra 40 mins


Playa de Patos 10 mins
Playa América 10 mins
Playa de Ladeira 10 mins
Playa de Canido 20 mins


Vigo 30 mins
Santiago de Compostela 90 mins
Porto 100 mins
A Coruña 120 mins
Times are approximate

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