Casa das Rozadas

Baiona and Nigran

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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen (TV, DVD,oven, dishwasher).  Shower room (washing machine).  Twin bedroom.  Double bedroom.  Central heating throughout the house.  WiFi (limited useage).
  • Outside:  Grounds of lawns and terraces.  Barbecue*.  Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (6.5m x 3m) with corner Roman steps.
*The wooded location of the property means that the barbecue is permitted for use only with the fuel provided by the owner. This fuel will be provided for you.

Contemporary architecture and rural surroundings are perfectly combined at this smart country retreat, which nestles in a clearing amidst a bowl of lush wooded hills just a 20 minute drive from the stunning sandy beaches of Galicia’s southern coastline.

Looking out onto the seemingly endless woodland that encircles the house and provides such a pleasing sense of privacy, guests staying at Casa das Rozadas could be forgiven for thinking that they are in the heart of rural Galicia.  Yet only a short distance from the house, below and beyond the trees, one of the region’s principle roads provides easy access to the Caribbean-like sands of the sheltered Rías Baixas. 

Only 8.2km away, the atmospheric fishing port of Panxón is just one of a series of charming coastal villages where the region’s renowned maritime cuisine is served fresh from the boats in beachside bars and restaurants overlooking beautifully unspoilt beaches. Closer to hand, a small shop and bar can be found in the local village, just a 7 minute drive from the house.

Inside, the house offers all the comforts of an elegant and beautifully designed home. Light floods through Velux windows in contemporary-styled bedrooms and in the open-plan living area the picturesque backdrop of scenic countryside is framed like a picture by a row of windows that line its entire width. Sleek parquet floors, clean lines and a bright ambience lend a truly up-to-the-minute feel to this smart interior and yet from the outside the stone clad façade nestles perfectly into its natural surroundings. 

Outside too, the same effect has been created in the spacious grounds where an elegant pool, flanked by a smooth terrace of modern design, sits alongside the exposed rocks of the natural landscape. A typical stone ‘horreo’ catches the eye with its striking granite pillars raised above the ground to remind us of its original use as a grain store, still considered a symbol of great prestige in country homes of Galicia. Completing the scene, a further terrace and areas of lawn provide a pleasing choice of locations for dining al fresco.

Please note: We kindly request that guests do not smoke inside the house.
Pets are not permitted at this property
Varying levels and some areas of exposed rocks within the grounds mean that young children will need supervision
The internet connection is delivered by MiFi, which is via a mobile network device.

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Great Things to Do Near Casa das Rozadas

Relax on one of the world's best beaches

A short ferry crossing from Baiona, Cangas or Vigo will take you to the stunning Cies Islands and the world famous Playa de Rodas, named the best beach in the world by the Guardian Newspaper in 2007. There is a limit on the amount of visitors allowed to the islands each day so booking in advance is essential.

Take an evening stroll in Baiona

With Baiona so close by, why not take an evening stroll along the seafront there. You can contemplate the bay or watch the boats arriving in the Marina. The promenade is more than 5 kms long so you might feel the need to stop for a cool glass of local Albariño wine in one of the many bars which line the cobbled streets.

Enjoy some of the best seafood available anywhere in the world!

Galicia is world renowned for its seafood, famed for its excellent quality and intensity of flavour. With so many great restaurants nearby offering freshly caught local produce, you'd be mad not to try it.

Indulge yourself in one of the many spas in the region

Spas offer benefits not only for your skin but also for your general well-being. Most of all though it is the perfect way to relax. There is one just south of Baiona (Talaso Atlántico) with a sea-water swimming pool and a gym. It has an excellent restaurant too.

Head for the surf

Patos beach in Nigrán is the place to go. It's known as the 'beach of the waves' and there are a couple of surf schools based there too. An added bonus is the view out to the Cies Islands and the lovely white sand.

Visit the Castillo de Monterreal

This fortress was built in the 1500s to protect Baiona from enemy pirate ships. Nowadays, there is 4-star luxury hotel inside the walls, but a walk along the beach in front of the old historic exterior still offers some impressive views. It is well worth the visit for the beautiful views and the amazing sunsets over the Ría.

Spot the Pazos

Examples of the legacy left by the prosperous feudal age, there are many Pazos (noble houses) to be found in Nigrán. Travelling from the centre of Nigrán along Rúa dos Pazos you will pass Pazo de Cea (just off of Rúa dos Pazos on Camiño de Cea) and Pazo de Cadaval-Urziaz (closed to the public) before reaching the Pazo de A Touza, considered the most important in Nigrán. Constructed in the 16th Century under the order of Vázquez Ozores, it is a stunning building and it sits amongst beautifully tended gardens. It now functions as a hotel and it is possible for members of the public to have a wander around and enjoy a drink at the bar. Look out for the family coat of arms carved in wood in the reception.

Visit La Virgen de la Roca

The statue was designed by Antonio Palacios and built between 1910 and 1930 and stands at an impressive fifteen and a half metres, which makes for some creative picture taking! You can reach the top of the statue by climbing the steps which circles up to a platform from which you will enjoy a fantastic view of the Atlantic Ocean, another amazing opportunity for photos over the enormous stretch of blue water and sky. Inside the statue there is a small box in which you will find a selection of silver and gold coins, and information telling you about the Virgin.

Make time to visit Santiago de Compostela

A trip to Santiago is an absolute 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 pilgrims' hospital, now a luxurious Parador. It'll take around an hour and a half via the motorway.

Pop to Portugal

With so many amazing Galician wonders to explore nearby, you'd be forgiven for not wanting to venture too far. However, Valença is a fascinating walled town located on the banks of the Minho River and is just a 35-minute drive from the house. Just make sure you have the option (on your hire car) to cross the border.

Get into the Great Outdoors

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

Stroll the streets of A Guarda

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

Visit the majestic Mount Santa Tecla

With an elevation of 341 metres, visitors are rewarded with spectacular views of the River Minho, Spain, Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. Furthermore, the summit is home to a fascinating former Celtic settlement with restored houses, a museum and petroglyphs dating to 2000 years before the Celtic occupation of the site.

Explore the historic mills of Folón and Picón in O Rosal

These 60 historic mills wind their way uphill through beautiful countryside offering a number of enticing walking routes. The local people see walking these routes as the perfect way to make contact with nature, their culture and the rich history of their ancestors.

Go on a nature safari

What better way to discover the flora and fauna of O Grove than a cruise called the ‘Route of the Isles and birds’ which leaves from O Grove port with a company called Cruceros Mares do Grove.www.crucerosmaresdogrove.com

Enjoy Pontevedra

The regional capital and one of the most historic and charming cities in Galicia is just over 40 minutes in the car from the house.

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.

Watch the sun go down in Samil, Vigo

From the terraces that line the beach you can sip a cocktail and see the spectacular sunset over the Atlantic Ocean in a beautiful setting.

Visit Vigo

Soak up the atmosphere in the cobbled streets around the Rúa Pescaderia and walk through the adjacent park to capture some amazing views of the Ría which plays such an important part in the life of this fascinating city, the second largest fishing port in the world.

Visit the Templo Votivo del Mar in Panxón

Constructed between 1932 and 1937 by the architect Antonio Palacios, the Votivo del Mar temple is situated near the port of Panxón. Dedicated to the Virgin del Carmen (patron saint and protector of the seas), it is also known as the Parish church of San Juan in remembrance of the old church which stood where the Visigoth Arch remains today.

Nearby

Towns

Panxón 20 mins
Baiona 25 mins
Tui 30 mins
Valença 35 mins
Pontevedra 45 mins

Beaches

Playa de Panxón 20 mins
Playa América 20 mins
Playa de Patos 20 mins
Playa de Ladeira 25 mins
Playa de Liméns 50 mins

Airports

Vigo 20 mins
Santiago de Compostela 85 mins
Porto 90 mins
A Coruña 110 mins
Times are approximate

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