Casa de Anunciada

Baiona and Nigran

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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Living room (TV, DVD, CD) with French windows to covered terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher) with French windows to covered terrace. Laundry room (washing machine). Twin bedroom. Shower room. Central heating throughout the house.  WiFi.
  • First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Double bedroom with en suite shower room and small balcony. Bathroom.
  • Outside: Garden, mainly laid to lawn. Poolside shower. Garden house incorporating barbecue, dining area and kitchenette (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Covered dining terrace. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (9m x 4.5m) with side Roman steps.

As we wandered through beautifully furnished rooms and admired the picturesque view out towards the sea from the balcony of the principal bedroom, we were in no doubt that Casa de Anunciada should be the next addition to our portfolio. With its polished wooden floors, stylish soft furnishings of the most tasteful fabric and homely finishing touches, this is a home that exudes comfort and quality to such an extent that guests are unlikely to want to leave.

Adding further to the appeal, the substantial garden that surrounds the house offers a wide expanse of lawn that creates a great sensation of space. In one corner, an impressive stone built barbecue house comes complete with fitted kitchen, table and chairs, whilst the attractive tiled terrace that adjoins one end of the property is an ideal spot for dining al fresco. Across the grounds, mature trees cast welcome areas of shade and the swimming pool sits on a slightly lower level, flanked by more lawns.

Situated in a pretty locale of other similar properties, with woodland extending beyond one end of the garden and the sea visible in the distance to the front, the house enjoys a pleasing location. Moreover, it is only 1km from the delightful coastal town of Baiona, a sophisticated centre housing a wealth of excellent restaurants and smart shops and bordered by some lovely sandy beaches.

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Great Things to Do Near Casa de Anunciada

Walk through the foothills

Some good footpaths can be reached from the house and climb up through the hills above. Your effort will be rewarded by the lovely views over the Ria.

Discover the beaches of Baiona town.

There are 6 stretches of sand in the town itself, sheltered from the wind and currents. The 'pirate' Francis Drake landed on the Santa Marta beach in an attempt to attack Baiona. The beach is now one of many Blue Flag beaches in the area.

The beach of the Friars, in Baiona town,

just 80 metres wide, was the favourite bathing place of the Franciscan monks who lived in the nearby Fort of Monterreal. They reached the beach via a door in the fortress walls. The monks had moved by the mid 19th century but the door is still in existence

In 1493 a ship called the Pinta

made its way into Baiona port to announce the discovery of the New World. You can visit a replica of the vessel in Baiona Harbour decked out as it was in the days of Christopher Columbus, with models of the crew, native Americans and even the exotic animals of the newly discovered land.

A Ramallosa, on the way to América beach,

has a splendid medieval bridge across the Miño river and is a source for one of the many Galicia legends. It is here that women who were three months pregnant would come to perform superstitious rites in the hope of guaranteeing a safe and easy birth. Look for St. Telmo's cross on the bridge and the 'All Saints Chest' under it too.

Tour the grounds of the medieval Castillo de Monterreal

surrounded by the mighty walls built between the 11th and 17th centuries. There is a small charge for entrance but it is well worth the visit for the beautiful views and the amazing sunsets over the Ria.

The best known monument of Baiona is probably the Virgen de la Roca,

inaugurated in 1930. You can climb up the 15 metres high statue and take in the views from from the boat-shaped look out point in her right hand. If you still have the energy after the climb you can take the children to the huge playground built nearby.

With Baiona so close by, why not take an evening stroll

along the seafront there with great views over the bay and the boats arriving in the Marina. It's around 12 kms long so you might feel the need to stop for a cool glass of local wine in one of the cafés which line the street.

Flanking the seaside town of A Guarda is Santa Tecla Hill,

a Celtic settlement now restored and with a museum and a shrine, one of the best of its type in Galicia. The entry price is very low and the views from the top of the hill over the River Miño towards Portugal and the Atlantic are wonderful.

Take a ferry from Baiona to the Cies Islands,

now a National Park, to enjoy a lazy day on the fabulous beaches of fine white sand. Or walk through the sand dunes to sweet-smelling eucalyptus groves, watch for rare species of birds or enjoy a meal in the islands' restaurant.

Explore the regional capital Vigo,

the second largest fishing port in the world. Soak up the atmosphere of the cobbled streets around the Rua Pescaderia and walk through the adjacent park to capture some amazing views of the Ria.

Open the bedroom windows in the early morning

to admire the views from your balcony over the garden and beyond, to the beautiful bay of Baiona.

Visit the animals at Vigo Zoo,

10 kms outside of Vigo city. This is the only zoo in Galicia and is dedicated to the conservation of threatened species.

Sample some of the best sea food available in Europe

in the many tapas bars and restaurants of Vigo, much of which is uniquely bred in the local Rias. Try the oysters, delicious with a glass of the local Ribeiro wine!

Explore the regional capital Vigo,

the second largest fishing port in the world. Soak up the atmosphere of the cobbled streets around the Rua Pescaderia and walk through the adjacent park to capture some amazing views of the Ria.

Tui is a pretty border town on the edge of the Minho River.

Dating from Roman times, and one of the seven ancient capitals of Galicia, the town has much worthwhile architecture scattered through its narrow, granite lanes. If you find the Clares Convent be sure to buy some of the almond cakes made by the nuns who live there.

Surfing

Patos beach close to 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. Added bonus is the view over the Cies, plus the lovely white sand.

Pottery.

Pay a visit to the gallery displaying Sargadelos ceramics in Pontevedra or Vigo. With exceptionally attractive figurines, plates and jewellery of a design unique to this part of Galicia you will find it hard to resist bringing home a piece! There's also a shop in Baiona.

Vigo Museum.

Vigo is justly proud of its Museum 'Quiñones de León' housed in a Galician Manor house, one of the best preserved of its type. It has nearly 300,000 square metres of parkland and gardens, including English, French and Rose gardens. Also, every summer live performances of all types of music, dancing and theatre are held there.

Walking routes on the Island of Ons.

Although the beaches are so inviting there are excellent marked walking routes to tempt you away, including the route to the lighthouse, nature and historical routes. There are also guides available to conduct guided tours if preferred.

Nearby

Towns

Baiona 5 mins
Baiona (on foot) 15 mins
Vigo 35 mins
A Guarda 40 mins
Pontevedra 50 mins
Cangas 50 mins

Beaches

Playa de Ladeira 10 mins
Playa Ribeira 20 mins
Playa América 20 mins
Playa de Patos 25 mins

Airports

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

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