Hermida

Baiona and Nigran

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Accommodation

  • Ground floor:  Entrance hall.  Dining room with French doors to garden.  Three steps leading down to:  Sitting room (in-built wood burning stove).  Cloakroom.  Central heating throughout the house.
  • First floor:  Galleried sitting room (TV, DVD, WiFi).  Kitchen/breakfast room (oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine) with French doors to terrace. Second floor:  Landing.  Double bedroom.  Twin bedroom.  Single bedroom with additional pull-out bed.  Shower room.  Principal double bedroom with en suite bathroom (separate shower).
  • Outside:  Enclosed grounds of lawns, covered and open terraces.  Barbecue.  Private parking. 
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m with Roman steps, uniform depth of 1.5m)

With lush wooded hillside forming a picturesque backdrop to the rear and the ocean glistening invitingly ahead, the setting of this imaginatively restored village home is idyllic.

Sea and countryside are perfectly combined in the pretty stone hamlet of Viladesuso, which is set just back from the rugged waterfront of Galicia’s southernmost coast amidst a scenic landscape of meadows and woodland.  Within its traditional labyrinth of narrow streets and higgledy-piggledy buildings, just in front of the ancient church, a stone portal announces the entrance to Hermida.

Having been creatively restored and extended by its current owners, the charming 100 year old residence displays an eye-catching fusion of old and new.  On the ground floor, a stone-flagged entrance hall leads the way to two cosy reception rooms, encircled by thick stone walls and topped with wood beamed ceilings.  Above, the kitchen and sitting room have been cleverly opened up so that they look down onto this lower level from a galleried mezzanine. 

On the second floor, the bedrooms are accessed from a wood-floored landing, on one side of which the principal suite is ingeniously hidden behind a sleek wall of wooden panels and enjoys sea views from both the sleeping area and its en suite bathroom.Your days at Hermida will no doubt include many happy hours dining al fresco on the first floor terrace, looking out across the rooftops of neighbouring homes and admiring the ever-changing maritime scenes of the nearby ocean.  Gatherings in the downstairs dining room can be enjoyed whilst looking out through French doors onto the swimming pool, which sits privately within an enclosed garden of neat lawns and fruit trees.  Daily walks can be taken, either inland to explore the pretty countryside, or out to the coast where the walking trail of the Camino de Santiago winds its way along the shoreline. 

For dining out and provisions, a nearby restaurant (900m) and local shop (1.4km) are both within easy reach, whilst the delightful coastal village of Oia (5km) is home to two excellent restaurants and the nearest beach.  Not to be missed, however, are the restaurant-lined streets, sandy beaches and elegant waterfront of chic Baiona, which is just 17 minutes away by car.

Access to the property is via the narrow streets of the hamlet and is therefore not suitable for wide cars. We kindly advise that smoking is not permitted inside the house.

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Great Things to Do Near Hermida

Explore the 'Watermill Route'

Lovers of walking through beautiful countryside offering spectacular views should take the opportunity to explore the 'Watermill Route'. The path starts from the Plaza del Calvario in O Rosal and continues for 8 kms passing 36 mills. The stonemasons who built them left interesting carvings of crosses in a bid to keep away the evil spirits and witches.

Visit 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 pilgrims' hospital, now a luxurious Parador. It'll take a liitle over an hour and a half via the motorway.

Visit the beautiful Cies Islands

Voted the best beach in the world by The Guardian newspaper a visit to the Cies Islands is a must. Relax on white sandy beaches, explore the hiking trails and admire the natural landscape and wildlife or sit back and enjoy some local food in the bars and restaurants along the shoreline. There are regular ferries to the island from Baiona and Vigo but try to get there early as only a limited number of people are allowed on the island per day.

Try some delicious local cuisine

Just a kilometer away you will find a selection of restaurants along the coast road with stunning sea views serving delicious seafood and typical Galician dishes

Stop for lunch in the Parador

Enjoy lunch or just a stop for coffee in the luxurious Parador in Baiona, from here you will have magnificent views of the Cies 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.

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

Watch the sunset

What better way to relax at the end of the day than enjoying dinner on your private terrace with views of the sunset across the Atlantic Ocean

Take a trip along the River Minho

Starting at the town of A Guarda take a boat trip along the River Minho, here you will see stunning views of both Spain and Portugals natural countryside and wildlife along the river banks. Trips can last an hour or a full day. For the adventure seekers head further north along the river towards Ourense for white water rafting!

Discover the beaches of Baiona

Baiona has 6 beaches to enjoy, each as pleasant as the next, with numerous cafes, bars and shops close by

Spend a day exploring Vigo

Approximately 45 minutes drive down the AG-57 motorway is Vigo, the largest city in Galicia. Well worth a visit to admire the stunning architecture and diverse shops and restaurants. Take a stroll down the main port and savour the impressive variety of local seafood, visit the Museum Quiñones de Leon or spend a morning wandering around the old town

Visit the town of Oia

Oia is the nearest town and has a charming selection of bars and restaurants up cobbled streets. The impressive former monastery Santa Maria de Oia stands on the coastline

Try your hand at surfing

Patos beach is approximately 30minutes drive along the coast and renowned for perfect waves and surfing aswell and golden sands to lay back and relax on for the day. At the Prado surfschool you can get some lessons and try out your surf technique, visit www.pradosurfescola.com

See some incredible history

At the top of the 341 meter summit of Monte Santa Trega you can see the amazing ruins of Celtic settlements. if you walk right to the top of the summit you'll have magnificent panoramas up the Miño river, across to Portugal and out over the Atlantic

Indulge in a Spa Day

Just 10 minutes drive along the coast is the Thalassotherapy Centre in Mougas, voted the best in Spain in 2017. The spa offers a number of natural treatments and relaxation pools to unwind in

Visit the Silleiro LIghthouse

Enjoy the stunning views out across the ocean from the lighthouse and walk around the grounds to see the ruins of an old Spanish bunker, if you can find the entrance you can go in and look around, don't forget to take a torch!

Lay back and catch some rays

During the summer months you can easily spend an entire day relaxing around your private pool and not have to move an inch until the sunsets around 10pm.

Sample some local wines

Galicia is home to numerous vinyards, large and small. Just a 30 minute drive away you will find Terras Gouda and Quinta Couselo both offering tours of the grounds, explanations of wine making and most importantly a tasting session of the delicious local wine, Albariñowww.quintacouselo.com www.terrasgauda.com

Nearby

Towns

Oia 10 mins
Baiona 17 mins
A Guarda 21 mins
Vigo 43 mins
Pontevedra 57 mins

Beaches

Playa de Santa María de Oia 9 mins
Playa Ribeira 18 mins
Playa de Ladeira 20 mins
Playa América 27 mins
Playa de Panxón 28 mins
Playa de Patos 29 mins

Airports

Vigo 34 mins
Porto 94 mins
Santiago de Compostela 95 mins
A Coruña 120 mins
Times are approximate

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