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.