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Galician country house with superb coast views in a natural area

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

A stone house in a traditional hamlet with all comforts for 8 people

At the head of an untouched valley some 200m above sea, 'Lugar pequeno' is a stone house located in a place of privilege in the small galician hamlet of Golmar. The house, perfectly equipped, is the summer home of its owners. It fusions tradition and family memories with a touch of modern style. All rooms and garden enjoy extensive and impressive views over a green valley, forest, cliffs, sea and some 80Km of virgin Atlantic coast. Due to its unique location the house enjoys not just superb ocean views, but peaceful and clean views of the valley as a natural extension of the garden. It receives sunlight from dawn to sunset.

Located within a Natural area of the EU network "Natura 2000", you will enjoy complete tranquility, being only at 4 Km distance to the fishing town of Cedeira, with shops, all facilities, a nice beach and seaport, and very good tapas restaurants.

You will enjoy some of the best sandy virgin beaches in Spain and outstanding hiking paths from the house through the forest, cliffs, the lighthouse.... Other activities, like surfing, horse riding or kayak are available in the area.

Beaches: You can choose among beaches with extensive dunes and wonderful views (Vilarube), calm water (A Magdalena) or high waves (Pantin, Baleo) , birdwatching or kite-surfing(Frouxeira), etc. Sonreiro is the hidden cove beach closer to the house, near to the castle of 'La Concepción'.

End of August or September, “Pantin classic” is a well-known qualifying series of the world surfing championship.

Last weekend of June local ranchers gather hundreds of wild horses living free in Capelada mountains (12Km away), in order to haircut their mains and tails, dworming horses, branding of foals born during springtime and buying and saling foals. A small fair and lunch accompanies these activities.

Excursions : Other interesting spots to visit (within less than one-hour drive) are, driving East, Estaca de Bares Cape, Ortigueira, O Barqueiro and Viveiro and, towards West, the Natural Park Fragas do Eume, Pontedeume or St. Felipe casttle in Ferrol.

The towns of A Coruña or Santiago de Compostela, are excellent options for a day excursion (at 75 and 90 min-drive). Santiago is a must, , declared UNESCO world heritage city, its medieval centre with the impressive cathedral (tomb of the appostle St. James) has been the destiny of pilgrimage for centuries. A Coruña, financial centre of Galicia and home of the biggest Spanish fashion firm, Zara, is a lively and nice city with a wide range of cultural, gastronomic and shopping possibilities, as well as a very nice old medieval quarter and marina. Inland, the ancient town of Lugo (100 min. drive) is surrounded by an impressive complete Roman wall (of some 2 Km). Its charming old centre includes a XII century cathedral and lovely squares.

How to get to: Affordable flights to the airports of Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) or La Coruna (LCG) are often available. The 1.15 hour or 1.30 hour drive from La Coruña or Santiago airports is a pleasure in itself.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish
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Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About Macarena

Being my husband and his family originally from this region, we have always enjoyed our summer holidays here. Although we currently live abroad, we come as often as we can. It is our private haven to escape from everyday hassles and fusses. A house thought for escaping, relaxing and entertaining our close friends and family, with all we need to feel comfortable and at home.

Macarena purchased this house in 2007

Why Macarena chose Cedeira

The first time we visited Golmar, we inmediately felt the magic and beauty of the place and started to make plans. This was our personal project for a while, and we have moved here a good part of our family history to feel at home and relaxed. We have never looked back or regret our decision. The more we travel, the more we realise how valuable this place is.

What makes this house unique

Simply, very difficult to find a better getaway: you have the views from EVERY room of the house, you have the unspoiled nature at your feet, you have the peace and the uniqueness of the place. We have enjoyed the most impressive sunsets from outside and inside the house. The house is also perfect for sharing because you have different living areas: porch and garden outdoors; a living room with two separated sitting areas, another separate TV room, a dining area indoors and a nice garden in two levels with a sun-bathing area and a dine "al fresco" area.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cedeira in A Coruña

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1, in the corridor, provides service to bedrooms 2 and 3. The other 2 bathrooms are ensuit for bedrooms 1 and 4 respectively.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1st bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    2nd bedroom - 3 Single Bed , (2 bunk + 1 single)
    3rd bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    4th bedroom - 1 Single Bed , (extensible)
    TV studio - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , (living area)
  • The house is suitable for 8 people, the maximum we recommend taking into account only those beds in the 4 bedrooms (using the fourth one only as a single).
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house, absolutely fully equipped, fusions tradition with modern style. Every single room enjoys clean views over the ocean. Wide common areas, built on three separate levels open to the stairs, include the big living room (with fireplace and two differentiated spaces), a TV room and the dining room. You can comfortably share your life within the house or split when you prefer more privacy. 4 bedrooms and 3 WC are perfect for up to 8 people. Wi-Fi, Hi-Fi and DVD available. The library has a good collection of books. The porch is a perfect place for al-fresco dining, enjoying the view. The two level garden also allows to split outdoor at your convenience. The bikes are a nice extra.


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Galician country house with superb coast views in a natural area
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Wonderful fortnight

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our fortnight stay at Lugar Pequeno, a wonderful house high in the hills above Cedeira. The views are magnificent and the afternoons and early evenings get lots of sunshine; all very quiet and peaceful. The property is well appointed and everything works! We brought our bikes with us and cycled every day - the roads are quiet and there are some great, though very hilly, rides in this part of Galicia. Stage 4 of the 2016 Vuelta came through Cedeira and finished above San Andres de Teixido, a sanctuary which is well worth a visit. Cedeira itself is a nice town, with lots of good cafes and restaurants. A Coruna is an hour or so away in the car and well worth a visit; we stayed there one night and then took the train to Santiago (30 minutes by train from A Coruna) for a short visit, an arrangement that worked well for us. So, five stars from us.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lugar Pequeno: beautiful house, stunning views

  • 4 of 5

The house is beautifully presented and very comfortable. We found that everything we needed for our stay was to hand.

The views from the terrace across the garden to the ocean are magnificent. The location is peaceful but relatively accessible (car required, winding uphill road through forest). There are many beautiful beaches within a short drive, and the attractive town of Cedeira offers numerous cafes, bars and restaurants as well as shops, banks etc. Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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winchester, UK

Lovely views from a fine building

  • 4 of 5

Grand three level very modern house. Well equipped. Lovely views down the valley to the sea below (house is about 600' up above) and wide ranging coastal vista to headlands in the distance.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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familia Mansilla

  • 5 of 5

La casa es preciosa. El entorno es espectacular y muy tranquilo. Las vistas y las puestas de sol inolvidables. El equipamiento de la casa muy completo. Para repetir.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Fe, NM

So Sad To Leave!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in many a vacation rental and most have been positive experiences, to varying degrees. This Galician gem will certainly forever be at the top of our list of favorites and we were really, really sad to leave. The house is fabulous - everything to the highest standard of aesthetic and comfort. The location is to live for! A little tricky sometimes negotiating the narrow curving roads, but worth every ounce of trepidation because it is all worth it! The owners were wonderful in their communications and responsiveness. Galicia is a most special place and Cedeira (we never could pronounce it to the satisifaction of our Galician acquaintances) isj dreamy - it's of another time, and the time we prefer - slow, gentle, and welcoming. Don't miss Pepe and his Taberna o Puntal just outside of town! Tell him the folks from New Mexico sent you! We will probably never return, but we shall never forget! Thank you, Macarena, for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Very plesant house with a fantastic view, sunset panorama, beautiful furnishing, modern kitchen and a lot of space. Perfect place to disocer the souroundings. Thanks a lot Macarena.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Nice restaurant close to the surfing Pantin beach, up the hill opposite the church"
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"Small excursions, horse riding and summer camps"
Actividades Estaca
Ermida Santo Antonio do Corveiro
"Walks with impressive views"
Cala Sonreiras
"Beautiful cove. Better to go when the tide is out"
Faro de Candieira
"Impressive views in this walk to the lighthouse Punta Candieira"
Castillo de la Concepción
"Interesting walk,you can visit this old fort built to defend the harbor. Possible to combine..."
Faro da Robaleira
"Nice walk from the end of the beach into the wood until this lovely Lighthouse"
Pantín Surf Camp
"Surf school in Pantin beach, seat for the world championship qualifier Pantin Classic, also ..."
San Andrés de Teixido
"The small Sanctuary of San Andrés is a local pilgrimage place, close to the highest cliffs i..."
Santiago de Compostela
"Santiago de Compostela, world's heritage town, destination of the old pilgrimage way to Sat..."
La Coruna
"A Courña is the capital city in the province, 1 hour drive from Cedeira. Nice old harbor-mar..."
Playa de vilarube
"Lugo is a Roman founded town 1.5 hour drive from Cedeira. The historic centre is fully surro..."
Playa de las Catedrales
Cabo Ortegal
Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
A Coruna / Santiago
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Club de Golf Campomar. Narón
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
A Magdalena / Cala Sonreiras
Car: necessary

Away from the mass tourism of other regions, the house is located in the Rias Altas area and Costa Artabra, an undiscovered coastal zone of unique natural beauty. Within minutes from wonderful sandy beaches, estuaries, lagoons and impressive cliffs. You will be within a natural area of 'Natura 2000', the EU's network of sites of interest due to their ecosystems and biodiversity. It is possible to see occasionally wild horses, foxes, wild boar or roe deer.

From the house, you can walk to the valley, forest and cliffs, the lighthouse or the small church of St. Antonio. From the hamlet, you can take the footpath to the pilgrimage place of San Andrés, which leads to the zone with the highest cliffs in the western European continent (620m. above the sea level), and impressive cape Ortegal, of geological interest. The house, at 4,5 Km from the fishing town of Cedeira with all facilities, shops and restaurants, is an excelent base for exploring the region of Galicia: natural parks, world heritage towns, like Santiago, and lively cities like A Coruña.

Other activities: surfing, horse riding, kayak, etc.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

25% deposit is required at the time of booking
Remaining 75% 8 weeks before arrival date.
An aditional security deposit (for damagages) may be required

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.