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O Eido das Presas

Donas, Nigran, Galicia

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At a glance

  1. Sleeps 6
  2. 2 Double Bedrooms
  3. 1 Twin Bedroom
  4. 2 Bathrooms
  5. WiFi
  6. Beach 4.4km
  7. Restaurant 1.6km
  • Ground floor: Spacious entrance hall with sitting area and patio doors to poolside terrace.  Open plan kitchen/sitting/dining room (TV, WiFi, oven, dishwasher, microwave) with door to poolside terrace. Principal double bedroom with dressing area and door to poolside terrace.  Bathroom (separate shower).  Laundry room (washing machine).
  • Lower ground floor: Double bedroom with French doors to lawned garden.  Twin bedroom with French doors to lawned garden.  Shower room.
  • Outside: Spacious grounds of lawns and grassland.  Covered and open terraces.  Private covered parking.  
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 2.25m) with wide Roman steps

Style, comfort and elegance are words that instantly spring to mind when thinking about O Eido das Presas.  Sitting amidst its own spacious grounds, just a 10 minute drive from the sandy beaches and atmospheric restaurants of chic Baiona, this one-time local stone dwelling has been converted with innovation and flair into a striking residence displaying one of the most stylish interiors we have seen.

It came as no surprise to learn that the creator of this impressive home is one of the area’s most eminent architects.  His clever design not only embeds the original 19th Century cottage into its natural surroundings of gently sloping lawns and grassland; it also allows a striking contemporary extension to spread stylishly across the upper level towards a chic outdoor pool area.  Glazed walls fill this part of the house with light, ingeniously merging interior and exterior spaces, whilst crisp white walls, smooth floors and subtle lighting create a wonderfully restful ambience and an instant invitation to sit back and relax.

Moving through into the stone-clad rooms of the 19th Century section of the building, this architectural inspiration continues.  Traditional stone walls and original features sit harmoniously here alongside the smooth white finishes of their modern-day alternatives and an open-plan design gives the living area that all-important flexibility for happy gatherings and convivial meal preparation.

Beyond the spacious grassy grounds and sleek poolside terraces a typically Galician scene of gently rolling meadows and woodland forms a picturesque backdrop for days at home and for trips out in this charming area of southern Galicia.  Just 4.4km away, the nearest of the region’s idyllic sandy beaches borders the smart coastal town of Baiona where stone paved streets lead the way to some of the most charming restaurants and mouthwatering menus we have seen.  Continuing along the coast from here, a series of pretty fishing ports and sheltered bays of Caribbean-like sand provide the meandering shoreline with a wealth of beauty spots for days out by the sea.

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Great Things to Do Near O Eido das Presas

Take part in the local fiestas in the nearby towns of Baiona and Pontevedra...

Music, processions, food-tasting, fireworks and traditional dancing are just some of the events taking place in the many fiestas held in the summer months. Watch for musicians in traditional costume playing the 'gaita galega' (bagpipes).

Curl up with a good book beside the pool...

Then cook up a feast of the local fresh fish on the barbecue washed down with some excellent local albariño wine.

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.

Explore the Monte Aloia natural park, the first of its kind in Galicia...

Although not large, it has 10 kms of paths, 7 water mills and 5 vantage points with panoramic views over the Mino River. Also to watch out for are the archeological remains, including a medieval 'castro'.

Explore the nearby Morrazo Peninsula, situated between the two rias of Pontevedra and Vigo...

It possesses some of the most attractive and varied beaches of the Rias Baixas. Two of the nicest (Barra and Nerga, the former a naturist beach) are approached through the shade of the pine trees and dunes that form their backdrop.There are many other beaches to explore such as the pretty beach of Menduina and the beach at Bon which has calm seas and a play area - fun for children.

Spend a day exploring the walled town of Valenca in northern Portugal...

It takes approximately 30 minutes to reach the Portuguese town of Valença, a quaint and picturesque place with lovely views over to Tui. Stroll the cobbled streets, peruse the many quaint shops and enjoy a traditional lunch in one of the many eateries dotted around the town.

A mixture of sun, sea and sand is what Playa Patos offers. A beach of fine white sand with splendid views of the Cies Islands...

Walk along the beach and enjoy the waves, or have a go at surfing. There are two schools offering courses and the opportunity to rent equipment to practice on your own. .

Follow the wine route, sample the delicious wines and explore traditional vinyards...

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.

Enjoy a number of outdoor activities...

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. La Lanzada, Sanxenxo or Playa América beaches are the best places for an active day by the sea.

Sample some of the best sea food available in Europe...

In the many tapas bars and restaurants of Vigo, much of which is uniquely bred in the local Rias. Try the oysters from the A Pedra market area, delicious with a glass of the local Ribeiro wine!

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.

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. Don't miss the great tapas in the little bars in the square of Plaza de la Leña, near the museum.

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.

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 Galicia 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 too.

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.

Climb 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.

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 16th century. Gondomar is a good place to buy wickerwork too.



Gondomar 5 mins 
A Ramallosa 7 mins 
Baiona 10 mins 
Panxón 10 mins 
Vigo 20 mins 
Cangas 30 mins 
A Guarda 35 mins 
Pontevedra 40 mins 


Playa América 9 mins 
Playa de Ladeira 9 mins 
Playa de Panxón 10 mins 
Playa de Patos 12 mins 
Playa de Samil 20 mins 


Vigo 20 mins 
Santiago de Compostela 1 Hr 15 mins 
Porto 1 Hr 30 mins 


Santander 5 Hrs 40 mins 
Bilbao 6 Hrs 30 mins 
Times are approximate

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