Casa do Remesal

Mino Valley

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Accommodation

FIRST SUITE
  • Ground floor: Living room (fireplace, WiFi) with doors to barbecue terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Two cloakrooms. Wine cellar with doors to barbecue terrace. Central heating throughout the house.
  • First floor: Two double bedrooms. Three twin bedrooms. All bedrooms have en suite shower room and door to covered balcony overlooking barbecue terrace and pool.
SECOND SUITE
  • Ground floor: Sitting room (fireplace) with door to covered terrace. TV room (TV, DVD) with door to covered terrace. Dining room. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Cloakroom.
  • Lower ground floor: Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom and doors to terrace. Twin bedroom with en suite shower room and doors to terrace.
OUTSIDE
  • Spacious grounds of lawns, open and covered terraces. In-built barbecue. Washing machine.  Table tennis.  Basketball net.  Private parking area.
  • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m) with Roman steps, flanked by lawns.

If it is fine views that you seek, the situation of this beautifully converted 17th Century country home will surely impress. Nestling in an elevated clearing amidst lush wooded countryside, it looks out across a sweeping panorama of forested hillside rolling down to the banks of the River Miño.  It is an idyllic hideaway and yet the sandy beaches of Baiona can be reached in less than half an hour, and the historic hilltop town of Tui is a mere 4km away.

The homely comforts that are the abundance of soft sofas, carefully chosen antique pieces and well stocked bookshelves have been combined with modern conveniences so that each bedroom boasts its own en suite shower room and the two kitchens are up-to-date.

Whilst the beautifully furnished rooms flow from one to another throughout the property, a door from the entrance hallway can be closed to create two distinct sections, each with their own kitchen and living room. Sharing families can therefore enjoy independence from time to time if required.

Outside, whether you are relaxing on the covered terrace, dining by the barbecue or swimming in the pool below, the superb vista of open countryside will be your outlook. Walkers will enjoy following the rural tracks that lead from the house through this attractive scenery, with one riverside walk passing an impressive 40 mills.

The nearest restaurant nestles in the countryside only 400m from the house, although all amenities and restaurants can be found in Tui, which is a 10 minute drive. Just 5km away is the Portuguese border, beyond which lies the attractive fortified town of Valença with its ancient walls enclosing a charming old town.

Terraced grounds mean that young children will need supervision.

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Great Things to Do Near Casa do Remesal

Nearby 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.

Valença. It takes just 30 minutes

or so to walk over the iron bridge (built by Gustave Eiffel) to the Portuguese walled town of Valença, a quaint and picturesque place with lovely views over to Tui. And if you happen to need some more towels for the beach this is the place to buy them.

Take a picnic and walk along the river bank

from Tomiño towards La Guarda. From here you could take a ferry across the Rio Minho estuary and even have a snack in Portugal.

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.

Get active!

From go-karting surfing, tennis, sailing, rambling, horse-riding - almost every activity possible on land, sea or sky can be found nearby in the province of Pontevedra.

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.

One of the first Wine Museums to be set up in Spain is in Cambados.

All you need to know about cultivation, history and processing of the Albariño wine. Combine with a visit to a bodega - there are many on the roads around Cambados or Tui. (A tour lasts about an hour.)

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.

Ons Island on the Pontevedra Ria,

presents contrasting coastlines - craggy rocks to the West with steep cliffs and caves, and fine white sandy beaches to the East. During summer months boats leave from many of the mainland towns - the journey lasts around 40 minutes.

Nearby Monte Aloia was declared a National Park

in 1935 and was the first to be declared as such in Galicia with archeological remains dating back to prehistoric times. It has some fast flowing streams lined by ancient mills and walks through beautiful wooded landscape too.

Overlooking 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.

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.

Pontevedra, with its beautiful old town,

is not only a feast to the eyes but also the taste buds! Try some Iberian pork, some delicious Spanish cheeses or the unforgettable home smoked salmon from the Meson area situated behind the Town Hall. If you would like to see a bull ring, take the opportunity whilst visiting - Galica's only bull ring is here and the tradition of bull fighting is still strong.

Follow the wine route

Starting in A Guarda follow the road along the bank of the Miño towards Tui, and you'll pass through O Rosal, situated in a valley with a perfect climate for all types of fruit and vegetables as well as grapes. Signs on the road will indicate the bodegas you can visit to taste or buy the wine. Whilst there look out for the 19 Folón mills, an unusual set of ancient mills cascading down from the hillside above O Rosal.

Monte Ferro.

A headland just past Panxón with views over the Estelas and Cies islands. Wander along the hillside walks to the lighthouse, look for the Roman remains and take a picnic too as there's a picnic area there.

The Gondomar Valley

is a tranquil haven that produces a wine known as Val Miñor. Pick up a bottle or two in Gondomar town and whilst there, pay a visit to the enormous Gondomar Manor House dating from the 16 century. Gondomar is a good place to buy wickerwork too.

Head to the lively little fishing port of Panxón

to lunch on the widest choice of seafood imaginable at the best prices. Take your time over lunch to relax and sit outside with the view over the port and the beach beyond.

Paddle in the sea and build some sandcastles

at the nearby beach of Playa America -a blue flag beach which the locals consider to be a 'Queen of beaches', due to its clean water, fine sand and excellent facilities.

Get active!

From go-karting surfing, tennis, sailing, rambling, horse-riding - almost every activity possible on land, sea or sky can be found nearby in the province of Pontevdra. La Lanzada, Sanxenxo or Playa América beaches are the best places for an active day by the sea and there are plenty of river activities available in the Miño.

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.

Nearby

Towns

Tui 10 mins
Valença 15 mins
A Guarda 40 mins
Pontevedra 60 mins
Santiago de Compostela 90 mins

Beaches

Goián River Beach 30 mins
Playa América 35 mins
Playa de Patos 40 mins
Foz do Minho 45 mins
Playa O Muiño 45 mins

Airports

Vigo 30 mins
Porto 80 mins
Santiago de Compostela 90 mins
A Coruña 120 mins
Times are approximate

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