La Solana

Baiona and Nigran

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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Entrance hall. Sitting/dining room (TV, DVD, CD, fireplace) and patio doors to covered veranda. Kitchen (oven, dishwasher, microwave). Shower room. Double bedroom with en suite shower room. Two single bedrooms. WiFi (limited usage).
  • Outside: Garden, laid mainly to lawn. Covered and open terraces. In-built barbecue. Mini golf. Football goal post. Utility room (washing machine). Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m) with Roman steps.

Just a 15 minute drive from the stunning sandy beaches of Galicia's southen coastline we followed a rural lane amidst the lush wooded countryside that spreads out beyond the charming riverside town of Gondomar, and discovered this immaculately presented home, an idyllic retreat in one of the most picturesque and unspoilt corners of Galicia.

Almost chalet-like in style, with its wide covered veranda and exposed wooden beams, the house sits within a smart lawned garden that is spacious and pleasingly private thanks to the verdant foliage of mature trees and hedges that surround its boundary on all sides.

To the rear, mini golf and a football goal post are provided for more active guests whilst at the front, the covered terrace that flanks the property'’s eastern façade is conveniently equipped with an in-built barbecue and looks out across the swimming pool and its surrounding lawns.

Entering the house via this covered terrace, you will be greeted with a welcoming interior where a colourful selection of fabrics is displayed within rooms that are light, airy and beautifully prepared. The ambience is cheerful and homely and will no doubt make days at home by the poolside seem like an appealing option.

Nevertheless, should you wish to venture out, the nearby town of Gondomar is only 2km away and is home to all amenities and a good selection of restaurants within its pretty streets and squares, whilst the sandy beaches that stretch alongside and beyond the chic coastal town of Baiona are just a 15 minute drive away.

The internet connection is delivered by MiFi, which is via a mobile network device.

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Great Things to Do Near La Solana

Go back in time

The area around Gondomar where La Solana is situated is awash with pre-historic sites which you can discover on your walks - Celtic settlements, tombs, pre-historic drawings are included in some of the best sites in the North of Spain.

Get in touch with nature....

at the Monte Aloia National Park just a short distance away. There are 5 walking routes running alongside streams, water mills or pre-historic excavations plus a 'botanical garden' path and a road that takes you to the top, with stunning views and a restaurant and bar to quench your thirst.

Go 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 which cater for all levels. Added bonus is the view over the Cies, plus the lovely white sand.

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.

Panxon

Call into the port where colourful fishing boats line up at the edge of the beach. It's a good spot to stop for lunch with some excellent open-air restaurants offering an amazing choice of seafood

Take a ferry to the Cies Islands from Baiona

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.

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 come across Clares Convent be sure to buy some of the almond cakes made by the nuns who live there.

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.

Visit Valença.

drive or 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. The market here is very popular!

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.

Take an evening stroll along the promenade in Baiona

the seafront has 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 and some tapas in one of the many bars and restaurants which line the street.

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.

Strolling in Pontevedra

It's a lovely old town to stroll through with shady squares for a coffee. Lunch on Tapas in the Plaza de Lena.

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.

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.

Indulge yourself in one of the many spas in the region

which claim to offer benefits not only to your skin but also to your general well-being. Most of all though it is a perfect way to relax. There is one just outside Baiona (Talaso Atlantico) with a sea-water swimming pool and a gym included . It also offers child minding facilities and an excellent restaurant too.

If you are a fishing enthusiast

then river fishing is possible along a 6.90 km stretch of the Rio Miñor. Licences are available from the Cafetería in the Hotel Cristaleiro in Gondomar.

Tour the grounds of the medieval Castillo de Monterreal in Baiona

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.

Rising above the seaside town of A Guarda is Santa Tecla,

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. Not far from Baiona, on the coast road south. Follow up with an excellent fish dish in A Guarda, renowned for its seafood.

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.

Nearby

Towns

Gondomar 5 mins
Baiona 15 mins
Vigo 30 mins
Valença 30 mins
Pontevedra 45 mins

Beaches

Playa de Ladeira 15 mins
Playa de Patos 20 mins
Playa América 20 mins
Playa Ribeira 20 mins

Airports

Vigo 25 mins
Santiago de Compostela 80 mins
Porto 90 mins
A Coruña 120 mins
Times are approximate

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