O Chapitel

Baiona and Nigran

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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Kitchen/dining room (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Shower room. Secondary kitchen (washing machine).  WiFi.
  • First floor: Landing with door to covered terrace and steps leading down to garden. Sitting room (TV, DVD, CD) with doors to open terrace at the back. Bathroom. Two double bedrooms.  Double bedroom with separate room adjacent housing a cot.  Twin bedroom.
  • Second floor: Twin bedroom with en suite shower room (sloping ceiling)
  • Outside: Poolside shower. Lawns and open terraces. In-built barbecue.  Private parking.
  • Private heated swimming pool (8m x 4m) with Roman steps.

Views of the ocean do not come much better than this! Situated on a hillside just a short drive from the chic seaside resort of Baiona, this smart home is perfectly positioned to take full advantage of the extensive vista that spreads out before it across the water whilst at the same time being only 6km from the sandy beaches and elegant squares of Baiona.

At O Chapitel you will no doubt fall asleep and wake up to the sound of the waves below you. When swimming in the pool or reclining on a sun lounger on its adjacent lawn, the sea will be your outlook whilst inside, the first floor location of the smart sitting room and its wide windows mean that you will be able to soak up the vista from the comfort of a plump sofa.

Throughout, the pride taken by the caring owners in their property is easy to see; carefully selected furniture, an immaculate presentation and homely touches make this accommodation comfortable and appealing.

With the numerous attractions of Baiona so close to hand, it is likely that the stylish shops, stone flagged squares, and restaurant filled alleyways of this fashionable town will become a regular haunt. Moreover, the pretty beaches of fine golden sand that flank its smart waterfront add further to the appeal. However, should you wish to stay closer to home, there is a local restaurant within a nearby Spa hotel which is some 700m from the house.

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Great Things to Do Near O Chapitel

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 a few minutes from your house (Talaso Atlantico) with a sea-water swimming pool and a gym included . It also offers child minding facilities and an excellent restaurant too.

The path in front of the house leads to walks into the hills above

from where you can admire the views of sea below, enjoy the peace and fresh air and watch the waves breaking on the rocks along this beautiful stretch of coast.

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

along the seafront there. You can contemplate the bay or watch the boats arriving in the Marina. The promendade is more than 5 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 opposite.

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.

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.

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 fortess walls. The monks had moved by the mid 19th century but the door is still in existence.

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 Galician 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Climb up to A Groba hill.

11 kms outside Baiona on the road to A Guarda. Wander around the hillside paths between pine and eucalyptus trees where the River Groba flows through and watch the wild horses grazing in the fields beyond.

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.

On the way back from A Guarda stop off in Oia

a little fishing village where the houses are clustered around the former abbey of Santa María la Real. Built between 1195 and 1230 its bold facade faces proudly out to sea.

Go for some hot 'churros con chocolate'

for breakfast in the cafes of Baiona with views over the port. A sublime start to the day!

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 neighbouring Portugal.

It takes just 30 minutes or so to walk (or you can drive) 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. Or take the ferry from A Guarda.

Hire a bike

in Playa America and take off into the hills for a day.

Pontevedra lies on the Pilgrim's route

from Portugal to Santiago and the old part is probably the most beautiful and best preserved in Galicia. The Zona Monumental contains many noteworthy buildings of historical interest and is well worth a visit. Much of the city is now pedestrianised, so pick up a map and a walking route from the tourist office for a step-by-step sightseer's guide.

Nearby

Towns

Baiona 10 mins
A Guarda 30 mins
Vigo 35 mins
Valença 45 mins
Pontevedra 50 mins

Beaches

Playa Ribeira 10 mins
Playa de Ladeira 15 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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