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The Mill was everything you could wish for, very well equipped with all your needs catered for in the most "beautiful surroundings". Many tracks to walk through, forest & fauna, listen and watch for the wildlife, and watch the stars @ night with a good glass of local wine... fab...!! (Local bodega very helpful..) If you want to take a break from the tranquility there are many places to visit, local people were very friendly, eager to chat and help. Plenty of bars and restaurants not to far away, although you do need to drive, no worries, whilst driving we came across some great restaurants in the middle of no-where..!! Loved every minute of it, and still talking about it..!!!
We spent ahugely enjoyable and relaxing 2.5 weeks here in July/August 2013 as part of a 7 month tour of Spain. This was the largest and best equipped particularly the kitchen!) of all of the places we stayed (20+). The apartment is owned by a local family and Begona, who manages the place, could not have been more welcoming or helpful even going so far as to have a present waiting for our baby daughter in her cot when we arrived. Again of all the places we rented none of the owners were friendlier or kinder than Begona.
The apartment is in a tiny hamlet amid rolling hills and farmland about 5km north of Monterroso, and is as peaceful a place as you will find. The neighbours were all incredibly welcoming to us as well even and made us feel right at home. Monterroso itself has a couple of supermarkets, plenty of bars/cafés with a weekly market and other shops you could need. In addition, from July - September there is a beautiful swimming pool/river swimming complex that is completely free, with a bar/restaurant and plenty of shade. Days could easily be passed there!
The apartment is the lower floor of a traditional farmhouse, complete with metre thick walls that keep the place cool in summer. The apartment is very well located for visiting inland Galicia, just over 30 minutes from Lugo with its stunning city walls, and an hour from Santiago and Ourense.
This is rural holidaying at its best and most relaxing, run by locals, and far from the crowds that descend on coastal Galicia in the summer. If you are interested in exploring inland Galicia or just want a break away from it all Begona's apartment comes highly recommended.