Los Tendales

Ria de Vigo (Rias Baixas)

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Web Ref: 3752

Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 2
  2. 1 Double Bedroom
  3. 1 Bathroom
  4. WiFi
  5. Beach 8.3km
  • Upper ground floor: Open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting room (TV, DVD, WiFi, oven, microwave, dishwasher).  Cloakroom (washing machine).
  • First floor: Double bedroom with en suite shower room.
  • Outside: Tiered grounds of lawns and terraces.  In-built barbecue.  Poolside shower.  Private parking. 
  • Private swimming pool (7.5m x 3.5m) with corner Roman steps.


 

This charming retreat encapsulates everything we love about this idyllic corner of Galicia:  sweeping views across a picture-postcard scene of rolling meadows and wooded hilltops, proximity to a sheltered beach of Caribbean-like sands (8.3km) and a picturesque stone cottage, inspiringly refurbished with exquisite taste.

Whether you are looking for a honeymoon home, a relaxing escape or a well-positioned base for exploring the countryside and coastline of the Rías Baixas, this is the place for you.  On the edge of the local hamlet of Moreira, its extensive grounds sweep beyond the property’s stone façade in two wide tiers incorporating expansive lawns, a stone table and benches under the dappled shade of a tree, a sun terrace alongside the pool and a typical stone ‘horreo’ housing the owner’s two hens.  Not only does it offer plenty of space but this appealing outdoor area also provides a private viewpoint from which to soak up the panoramic vista that stretches out ahead.

Inside, the imaginatively re-modelled interior of what was formerly a humble country dwelling showcases the skill and dedication of its local owner who has utilised his talents as a carpenter and an inspired design to create a unique home featuring many handcrafted details.  Carefully preserving its traditional charm, the restored stone of the original building is attractively displayed alongside beautifully carved wood that is either exposed in its natural form or painted in neutral tones.  The result is a subtle combination of traditional and contemporary that flows seamlessly from the open-plan downstairs living area to the delightful bedroom which sits beneath a high-pitched ceiling on the first floor.

It is an ideal choice for relaxing days at home by the poolside enjoying the scenic setting and yet at the same time Los Tendales is perfectly positioned for exploring the region’s beautifully unspoilt coastline and the typical towns and villages that nestle in the undulating countryside beyond it.  Just 3km away, via a scenic country road, the typical hamlet of O Viso is home to a small grocery shop, a café and bakery, particularly popular with the locals for its freshly baked regional products.  Continuing a little further and only a 15 minute drive from the house, the coastal town of Cesantes offers a wonderful sweep of sandy beach, a waterfront restaurant and cafes, and stunning views across the sheltered waters of the Ría de Vigo.

  • Wide gaps between the railings of the outdoor fences mean that this property is not suitable for young children.

Pricing & Availability

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Location of Los Tendales

Locality

Great Things to Do Near Los Tendales

For a tasty evening meal cooked on your barbecue, head to Arcade and buy the days catch from the fish market in the port...

There are also shops in the main town of Arcade selling fish, seafood and other fresh produce, and a good choice of seafood restaurants too.

Soak up the sun and enjoy the views from your pool...

Gaze out across the rolling hills and villages in the picturesque scenery below Los Tendales.

Go for a stroll in the winding lanes that lead through the village...

Greet the friendly locals as they go about their day to day lives and enjoy the scenery on an afternoon stroll through the village streets. Stop for a rest by the wash house and enjoy the sounds of the water trickling down into the pool before wandering back to the house for a snooze in the sun.

Mingle with the locals in the nearby village of O Viso...

You can find a small mini market selling basic provisions, a bakery for fresh bread and cakes and cafes to stop off for a coffee or a beer in the afternoons.

Visit the Soutomaior Castle and Gardens. Just 1.5km from the house and surrounded by 100 year old trees and camelia gardens...

The castle, with drawbridge, portcullis and well preserved walls has spectacular views from the battlements. Why not take a picnic to enjoy in the grounds.

Spend a day relaxing on the golden sands of Cesantes Beach...

On the eastern shore of the Vigo estuary, this sandy beach with typical summer beach bars 'Chiringuitos' is the perfect place for a relaxing day out and only 15 minutes from Los Tendales.

Watch the sun go down in Samil, Vigo...

From the terraces that line the beach, sip a cocktail and watch the spectacular sunset over the Atlantic Ocean in a unique setting.

Enjoy the delights of Galician cuisine, often said to be the world's best seafood...

At any of the port towns along the coast you are sure to find delicious, fresh seafood. Tapas are another great way to sample a variety of different types of dishes and are available at almost all restaurants throughout the region.

Explore Vigo, the regional capital...

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.

Head inland for hiking in the lush, green countryside. With so much history, Galicia has many old trails to follow and historic landmarks to explore..

The Serra do Candan is about an hours drive and has spectacular views, waterfalls and trails to explore. Other areas offer ancient stone carvings, Roman settlements and an abundance of wild flowers, birds and other wildlife to be spotted. Grab a map from any Tourist Information Centre and get lost in nature.

Enjoy an evening stroll in the nearby town of Redondela and enjoy some tapas in the local restaurants...

Peruse the shops along the way, stroll through the park in the centre of the town and as you pass the various restaurants and bars you may be lucky enough to catch some live music.

Look out for local fiestas around Pontevedra...

Music, processions, food-tasting, fireworks and traditional dancing are just some of the events that take place in the many fiestas held in the Pontevedra region during the summer months and everyone is welcome.

Enjoy a day out in Baiona, a seaside town offering an abundance of eateries, sandy beaches and a selection of shops to peruse...

This friendly place is well known for having some of the best tapas bars along the cobbled streets which back the town. Many choose to stop off at a number of different places, sampling the home made tapas and locally sourced wines as they go.

Visit the Cies Islands home of Rodas beach, once voted the best beach in the world by The Guardian newspaper...

Take the ferry from the nearby port in Vigo to the beautiful, protected archipelago of islands and visit the stunning Rodas beach which joins 2 of the islands by a stretch of fine, white sand. The number of visitors per day is limited so be sure to book. As well as the beach, the islands have hiking trails to discover, an abundance of flora and fauna and a restaurant to enjoy.

Take time out from exploring to enjoy the pretty gardens and pleasant interior of Los Tendales...

Take a day to relax in your garden with a book. Make use of the modern kitchen to prepare a tasty lunch, or sit back and relax on the sofa in the living room watching TV.

Visit the Quiñones de Leon museum in Vigo, housed in a Galician manor house, one of the best preserved of its kind...

The manor has parkland and rose gardens to explore and every summer live performances of all types of music, dancing and theatre are held here.

For late season visitors to Galicia, indulge yourself in O Grove which becomes seafood party central during the first 2 weeks of October...

Seafood menus, stalls on the quayside, cookery demonstrations and delicious local wines, O Grove has them all. Espect fresh langostines, crabs, shrimp, octopus and squid plus inshore and deep sea fish. Plus barnacles, a local delicacy.

Nearby

Towns

Arcade 10 mins 
Redondela 15 mins 
Vigo 25 mins 
Pontevedra 30 mins 
Baiona 45 mins 

Beaches

Cesantes 15 mins 
Moaña 40 mins 
Playa de Samil 40 mins 

ports

Santander 5 Hrs 25 mins 
Bilbao 6 Hrs  

Airports

Vigo 25 mins 
Santiago de Compostela 1 Hr 10 mins 
A Coruña 1 Hr 35 mins 
Porto 1 Hr 45 mins 
Times are approximate

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