Remesal Sur

Mino Valley

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Accommodation

  • Upper ground floor: Entrance hall.  Kitchen (oven, dishwasher, microwave).  Dining room.  Sitting room (in-built wood burning stove) with door to covered terrace.  TV room (TV, DVD, WiFi) with door to covered terrace.  Cloakroom. 
  • Lower ground floor: Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom and doors to terrace.  Twin bedroom with en suite shower room and doors to terrace.
  • Outside: Spacious grounds of lawns, open and covered terraces.  In-built barbecue.  Washing machine.  Table tennis.  Basketball net.  Private parking area. 
  • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m) with Roman steps, flanked by lawns.

Encircled by lush wooded countryside and looking southwards through the trees towards the pretty Miño river valley, this is an idyllic rural retreat within easy reach of not only the golden sands of Galicia’s southern coastline but also those of neighbouring Portugal.

Being the self-contained cottage that adjoins the larger Casa do Remesal, Remesal Sur offers small groups the opportunity to enjoy the wonderfully spacious grounds of this charming country residence in complete privacy since the other wing of the property will remain unoccupied whilst guests are in residence.

In a style that is perfectly in keeping with their rustic surroundings, the natural, grassy grounds seem to merge seamlessly into the leafy woodland that surrounds them.  Shady nooks invite restful repose whilst grass-covered terraces provide the perfect setting for soaking up the sun.  Next to the barbecue, a stone table and bench look onto the swimming pool, which sits amidst lawns and terraces on a lower level.

Equally spacious is the welcoming interior, which has been furnished with taste and flair for relaxed country living.  On the upper floor three reception rooms flow gracefully from one to the other through thick walls of open stone, offering a choice of venues for dining and relaxing.  From the middle sitting room, doors lead onto a south facing veranda whilst down below both bedrooms benefit from en suite facilities and French doors to the garden. 

Within pleasingly easy reach of the property, the nearest local restaurant sits amidst picturesque, undulating countryside just 400m away.  This serves an appetising selection of local dishes, whilst all amenities and a good selection of restaurants can be found in the pretty border town of Tui (4km).  In the other direction, a drive of 30 minutes reveals the golden sandy beaches of chic Baiona, just some of the many stunning bays that line this beautifully unspoilt coastline.

Terraced grounds mean that young children will need supervision.

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Great Things to Do Near Remesal Sur

Take a picnic and walk along the river bank

from Tomiño towards La Guarda. From here you could take a ferry across the Rio Minho estuary and even have a snack in Portugal.

Walking routes on the Island of Ons.

Although the beaches are so inviting there are excellent marked walking routes to tempt you away, including the route to the lighthouse, nature and historical routes. There are also guides available to conduct guided tours if preferred.

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

One of the first Wine Museums to be set up in Spain is in Cambados.

All you need to know about cultivation, history and processing of the Albariño wine. Combine with a visit to a bodega - there are many on the roads around Cambados or Tui. (A tour lasts about an hour.)

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.

Valença. It takes just 30 minutes

or so to 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.

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.

Ons Island on the Pontevedra Ria,

presents contrasting coastlines - craggy rocks to the West with steep cliffs and caves, and fine white sandy beaches to the East. During summer months boats leave from many of the mainland towns - the journey lasts around 40 minutes.

Nearby Monte Aloia was declared a National Park

in 1935 and was the first to be declared as such in Galicia with archeological remains dating back to prehistoric times. It has some fast flowing streams lined by ancient mills and walks through beautiful wooded landscape too.

Pontevedra, with its beautiful old town,

is not only a feast to the eyes but also the taste buds! Try some Iberian pork, some delicious Spanish cheeses or the unforgettable home smoked salmon from the Meson area situated behind the Town Hall. If you would like to see a bull ring, take the opportunity whilst visiting - Galica's only bull ring is here and the tradition of bull fighting is still strong.

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 Pontevedra.

Overlooking the seaside town of A Guarda

is 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vigo Museum.

Vigo is justly proud of its Museum 'Quiñones de León' housed in a Galician Manor house, one of the best preserved of its type. It has nearly 300,000 square metres of parkland and gardens, including English, French and Rose gardens. Also, every summer live performances of all types of music, dancing and theatre are held there.

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.

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.

Baiona

Not far away and well worth a visit. Walk along the Marina promenade, tour the grounds of the Monterreal Castle, visit the replica of La Pinta (which brought the news of the discovery of the New World to Baiona). Explore the old town or make your way up to the Virgen of La Roca statue and admire the views. Not to to be missed are the excellent restaurants - so find time to stop for lunch!

Nearby

Towns

Tui 10 mins
Valença 15 mins
Baiona 30 mins
A Guarda 40 mins
Pontevedra 60 mins

Beaches

Goián River Beach 30 mins
Playa América 35 mins
Playa de Patos 40 mins
Foz do Minho 45 mins
Playa O Muiño 45 mins

Airports

Vigo 30 mins
Porto 80 mins
Santiago de Compostela 90 mins
A Coruña 120 mins
Times are approximate

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