4 Bedroom Coastal House with Panoramic Sea Views near Cedeira, Galicia, Spain
- Near the Sea
- Village / Rural
- Baby Equipment
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Beach nearby
- Horse Riding
- Sea View
- Child Friendly
- Cook available
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
- Wheelchair Friendly
Possibly the best coastal view in Spain, and rated a "Top-100 European holiday house" by the Sunday Times. Galicia is rural Spain at its best, with a series of idyllic beaches (have one to yourself even in August!). High beamed ceilings, huge rooms, ping-pong, bikes, broadband, biomass boiler, and open fire. Walk, surf, kayak, fish, ride, birdwatch, and eat some of the best seafood anywhere!
Golmar 13 sits in a tiny hamlet 200m above sea level, and looks down over green fields, black cliffs, and 90km of coast. Original features combine with thoughtful comfort (modern farmhouse kitchen, state-of-the-art green boiler, huge claw-foot bath, ping pong, mountain bikes, Satellite TV, broadband), to make this a place you won’t want to leave! But there is much to explore on Spain’s northern tip: stunning walks & rides from the door, an endless choice of breathtaking beaches, Europe’s highest sea cliffs, fishing villages, and castles. If all this sounds too much, just stay at home, leave the kids in the separate games room or splendid garden with majestic chestnut tree, & choose between the two huge drawing rooms in which to read, listen to music, or just keep gazing at that view & the boats way below (with our telescope and maps at hand). And then the sunset, each day a different spectacle. Golmar 13 is located in a tiny hamlet which was once a thriving rural community, but now just 4 families remain. Many houses are abandoned and a few have been restored for holiday use. You are only 4km from the fishing village of Cedeira, but being in Golmar is like being on an island (without the obvious disadvantages): totally peaceful, nobody passing through, and sea views as far as the eye can see.
Santiago was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985, and is a must! Ferrol is not Spain's most attractive city, but the Castle of San Felipe at the mouth of the bay is well worth a visit. La Coruña is also worth a trip: aquarium for youngsters and superb eating and clothes shopping (home to many of Spain's great designers) for parents. However, if it is physical activity you are after, the options are endless: hiking, biking, sea kayaking, surfing, wind and kitesurfing, sea and river fishing, bird watching, sailing, and horse riding. The owner can help organise all these for you. Route maps & bikes provided, so you can hike and bike from the front door; watch honey buzzards circling from the comfort of your armchair or take a guide on a converted trawler to see migratory seabirds; paddle a sea kayak off Spain's northernmost point; surf at a World Cup beach; learn to sail in the estuary; or try to outwit trout or sea bass on some of the most beautiful rivers you have ever seen! The local town (eating and beaches): 4km to fishing village of Cedeira, where you have supermarkets and a variety of other shops, restaurants, bars, and a couple of nightclubs. The rocky coast and clear water are the perfect environment for Spain’s most sought-after shellfish (on all the menus or, better still, cook them at home!). The most highly-prized seafood, percebes (goose barnacles!), grow at the base of Cedeira’s cliffs: don’t miss them, or the Russian roulette with mini green peppers (pimientos de padrón). This is also the land of the potato, so paradise for chip lovers! Spain's best beaches are along this stretch of coast (and don't let anyone tell you otherwise!). There are carpark-trembling surf beaches and secret coves, lined by chestnuts and oaks shading seabass while they have their siestas. There is a very protected beach in Cedeira itself, or drive (or kayak) to the other side of the estuary to Vilarrube where two rivers are separated by a stretch of sand that can surely claim to be the perfect beach!
Exit 34F at Ferrol; AC566 to Cedeira. Cross river immediately after r'bout, right at T-junc. Follow forest road 4km; at top of hill, left to Trasmontes, right after 100m. Through hamlet; on left
La Coruña or Santiago de Compostela 100km
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During the restoration of the house the original structure was maintained, which means there are large rooms and very high ceilings. There are two sitting rooms: a more formal one downstairs, with the open fire; and a less formal space upstairs, where you will find the TV and music system. Both rooms have a massive window looking out over the spectacular view. There is an annex, which is used as a games room (with table tennis, darts, and other games).
Golmar 13 sits in a mature garden on various levels, so there is always a quiet corner to be found! A substantial lawn in front of the house is ideal for games and there is a perfect chestnut tree for climbing (or hanging the two hammocks provided!). There is a protected eating area shaded by an apple tree with a large outdoor dining table and bbq. Hydrangeas, rhododendrons, bougainvilleas, and azaleas abound. Less than 50 years ago, the hamlet of Golmar was a thriving community, home to several families living off the land. The same families remain, but the numbers and activity are now greatly reduced. Walking around the hamlet today, you are likely to bump into some of the elderly neighbours by day and wild horses, foxes, deer, or boar by night! This is deepest Galicia: enjoy a night sky now difficult to find in Europe and listen to the sound of the surf pounding the cliffs 200 metres below!
Conditions of Rental
We will send you a copy of our Booking Conditions on request, but some of the most important points are: 1) Preferred changeover day is Saturday (except out of high season). 2) We change sheets and towels each week if you are staying for more than one week. 3) A full maid service is available on request (but not included in rental price). 4) We can organise a cook for you (but not included in rental price). 5) We ask for 25% of the rent to confirm the booking.