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Golmar 13 - Villa for 1 person in Cedeira

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 person

Dating back to the beginning of the nineteenth century, Golmar 13, which has been restored respecting traditional methods and using local chestnut and stone, was originally the main house in the small hamlet of Golmar. The hamlet sits at the head of an untouched bowl-shaped valley some 200 metres above sea level on the seaward side of the densely forested ridge that separates the ría de Cedeira from the Atlantic. From its privileged position, the house enjoys what is possibly the most extensive coastal view in the whole of Spain; looking down across green fields, black cliffs, and 90km of sea and coast (all the way to the Islas Sisargas on the Costa de la Muerte). The hamlet forms a cul-de-sac, meaning that nobody passes through! Here you will find perfect tranquillity, the only sounds coming from the wind moving through the eucalyptus and the Atlantic swell breaking on the rocks far below. Dirt tracks and footpaths lead down to the cliffs or through the forest to one of Galicia's legendary lighthouses at Punta Candeleria. Walk about the hamlet at night, and you may well come across a wild horse, fox, or wild boar! By car, Golmar is a five minute drive from the fishing village of Cedeira, with its protected bay and beach, its shops, and famous tapas bars (the best percebes in Spain are supposedly collected from the base of its cliffs!) Drive for another 10 minutes and you come to the much photographed beach of Vilarrube, where a 1.5km stretch of fine white sand divides the mouths of two rivers that in a myriad of blues and greens (for ever changing with the state of the tide) run in to the far side of the ría de Cedeira. The beach is backed by a dune system with plants unique to this stretch of coast.

Accommodation at Golmar 13 is on two floors:


Large drawing-room with open fire, French windows opening on to garden, and sea-view; dining-room with sea view; fully-fitted kitchen with original wood-burning stove; double bedroom with shower room.


Large reading room with sea-view; double bedroom with sea-view; very large bedroom (up to 4 single beds); double bedroom with bathroom, and another large bathroom.


Large games room in annex less than 5 metres from back door, with table tennis, darts, etc...

More Details
Registration Number : VUT-CO-000392

Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2018

About DosXtremos

Originally a husband-wife team that left Madrid for Spain’s deep south and a change of virtually everything, we came up with the idea of DosXtremos in 2006, the catalyst being the need to increase the number of people renting our own properties, one in La Coruña and the other in Cadiz, Atlantic Spain��s two wonderful extremes. And since then, even though the business has grown (we now manage a number of properties for other owners), our goal has always been the same: to try and tell other people about these two wonderful and relatively undeveloped areas of Spain that have brought us so much happiness! For this reason, the website has a heavy focus on regional information and includes details on the activities that we enjoy, both individually and as a family with young children.

All our houses are in the provinces of La Coruña and Cadiz, although there is a significant bias towards Cadiz, because that is where we live. Each house has been chosen because it has something special to offer, and we have tried to ensure that the mix meets a variety of tastes and requirements. In the case of the Cadiz properties, we live close by, meaning we are on-hand for problem solving and making recommendations. You may prefer to lounge by the pool (all our pools are extremely tempting!), but if you do want to explore, we have suggestions to fill a lot more than two weeks! As for La Coruña, we personally are a long way away, but the properties are well looked after and our list of recommendations is even longer (to offset the less predictable weather!) In addition, we have a close and productive working relationship with all our owners, and we believe this shows in the way our properties are maintained.

Those two extremes: Cadiz & La Coruña are quite different, but equally fabulous; and we are able and eager to tell you all sorts of things about both. It is a simple recipe: the better the information we give you, the more likely you are to have a good time...and therefore to return!

Guestbook comments from the manager

The house was lovely, very spacious, fantastic views and lovely furnishings. It feels like a very loved house. The activities recommended, horse riding, kayaking and surf lessons were all great. The coast is very attractive and Cedeira is a lovely place to eat or just sit with a glass of wine
Aug 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cedeira in A Coruña

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 1
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 1
  • Bedroom 1 is not the largest bedroom in the house but it has the best sea view (it shares a bathroom with bedroom 4) Bedroom 2 is the most luxurious bedroom: split-level distribution includes a bathroom (with large claw-foot bath) on the mezzanine. Bedroom 3 is downstairs and has its own bathroom with large (easy access) walk-in shower. Bedroom 4 is huge and works well as a children's dormitory (4 singles with comfort). It shares a bathroom with bedroom 1 There is a brand new large sofa bed in the upstairs drawing room.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 3 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
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).


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Golmar 13 - Villa for 1 person in Cedeira
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 39 reviews

I have found my second home.

  • 5 of 5

I have now spent three summers in Golmar 13, and I can not imagine a summer in any other place. We are all different, and all we are looking for different characteristics of an accommodation. With that said, I would still say that this is a house that everyone would enjoy. It is one of the most beautiful and personal houses I stayed at, and it feels like a second home to me.

The house itself is large and can accommodate many people. My friends and I usually spend 6 weeks in this house during the summer months, and it is held 12 people without any problem. The bedrooms are large, airy and have good natural light. The day can not be bad after waking up in these bedrooms. The beds are also large and comfortable.

The house has two large living rooms, and these are perfect for a group to sit and hang out at. The rooms are large and have comfortable sofas, and one in the living room has a wide window overlooking the Atlantic. The second living room has a large fireplace, and here we have spent many wonderful evenings by the fireplace, playing cards and drinking tea.

The kitchen is large and spacious, and the surfaces are good for cooking. There are also tables and chairs in the kitchen, so you can hang out there while cooking. There is also a lovely dining room where you can enjoy long dinners.

And then it is the nature that surrounds the house. There is not much that beats it. The garden is really amazingly beautiful, and I love to spend long days in the shade under one of the trees in the garden. It is surrounded by green nature and eucalyptus trees, and dramatic cliffs along the coast. The view is spectacular, and the sunsets here are incredibly beautiful. Birds chirping day long, and you can really find a peace of mind when you're there.

For families, this is a perfect destination to travel to. Because the house is so protected from major roads and traffic so the kids can run free and play. There is also much to do, and my friends and I usually spend several hours a day surfing on one of the beaches nearby. The waves are usually right size and good for beginners to learn on. The water is cold, but it's no problem if you acquire a good wetsuit.

I've also got a very good picture of the wonderful host Andrew. He will always help if something is needed or has gone wrong. It feels safe to have him as a host.

I can recommend this house with all of my heart. I hope for your sake that you go there.

/ Johanna

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful retreat in an idyllic hamlet. Stunning views, great local walks, sea cliffs, swimming and surfing beaches,towns and seafood. The home is large, comfortable and beautifully furnished. The owners provided lots of helpful local information and were great to liaise with. Our two families had one of the best holidays ever.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of my favorite places in the entire world

  • 5 of 5

I've been returning to Galicia every year since 2013. One of the reasons is the amazing and magical place, Golmar.

Arriving from France, after a beautiful drive along the coastline of northern Spain, there's always a peculiar feeling entering the curvy roads in the Galician woods which are filled with impenetrable Eucalyptus. Suddenly, you get out from the trees and there it is, Golmar, overlooking the massive Atlantic ocean. The feeling is really in-explainable, but it stays with you the entire journey and in your memories when you've gotten home.

The property is a well-maintained and modernized stone house made in typical Galician style. It is a very comfortable place to relax after a day of adventure - both inside the house and outside in the garden. The owner, Andrew, has always been very helpful to me and my friends during our stay. And so have the neighbors! If there was anything we needed help with when Andrew was not there we always asked them, with whom we've now become good friends.

What I like about this part of Galicia is that it feels untouched. The general tourism is minimal. I mostly go surfing during the day (in uncrowded waves), but there are a lot of other things to experience and see around the area, for example the Herbeira Cliffs!

I'm looking forward to coming this summer again!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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An outstanding peaceful house of great character

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled when we arrived to find Golmar13 not only In a fantastic position on the cliff top with a magnificent coastal view but a house furnished and equipped to a considerably higher standard than an average holiday letting. Exceptionally comfortable with bonus of 2 very large sitting rooms with space for everyone to 'do their own thing'. Kitchen was fully equipped with separate dining room. 3 excellent bathrooms. Plenty of garden furniture. Cedeira is a fun village with lots of tapas bars and small restaurants. Good range of beaches (car essential) with acres of sand and fine surfing, and endless walks from the house. Altogether an exceptional find which we hope to return to soon.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Last undiscovered gem in southern Europe

  • 5 of 5

Golmar 13 is simply the most peaceful and spectacular getaway you can find in southern Europe. Tucked away in the little saga-like village of Transmonte but only a short drive from Cedeira and the beaches. The villa itself has an aura of total harmony, a carefully restored farmhouse. And the views are spectacular and second to none. Will be back next summer and the summer after that...

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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You will fall in love with this house.

  • 5 of 5

Perched high on the cliffs, with breathtaking views of the Galician coastline, Golmar 13 is more than just a 'home from home'. This beautifully restored house oozes charm and character. From the moment you enter the property you feel a sense of calm and relaxation. Wood burning fire, large comfortable furniture, tasteful decor, books galore and large comfortable bedrooms.

You sense that the owners truly love this house and it is certainly not one of those 'holiday lets' that serve to supplement the owners income. You really do feel privileged to be sharing their home.

The facilities are superb, the kitchen is equipped with all the modern appliances, there is high speed internet, satellite television, with the option to change languages if Spanish is not you first, board games and as I've already mentioned plenty of books.

This house is all about the great outdoors. We walked for miles along the cliff tops, through forests and along deserted beaches. We ate tapas is traditional bars and enjoyed the local wines, returning each day to a warm (very efficient central heating in winter) house and enjoying fabulous sun sets over the ocean.

As a well seasoned traveler, I have had the pleasure & displeasure to stay in many places all around the world. This is more than a five star hotel, this is a rare treat. This house is all you can wish for.

I came away from my week in the house feeling totally refreshed and wishing I had booked a second week. We can all associate ourselves with post holiday blues but Golmar doesn't just give you the blues, it makes you think long and hard about what is important in life and I still can't stop thinking about that wonderful week.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: November 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
La Coruña
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
La Madalena

There are many claimants to the title of 'unspoilt Spain', but perhaps none as legitimate as this stretch of coastline where wild Atlantic beaches alternate with secret coves fringed with chestnuts and oaks. Continental Europe's highest sea cliffs are a 20-minute drive, as is World Cup surf beach, Pantín. A 5-minute drive (40 min walk) brings you to the fishing village of Cedeira with its protected beaches and famous tapas bars. The hamlet of Golmar sits in an area protected under the EU's Natura 2000 network, and you are likely to see deer, wild horses, and boar. There are spectacular walking and biking routes from the front door (down to the cliffs, through the forest, or on to the pilgrim shrine at San Andrés de Teixido), and, situated close to Spain's northernmost point at Estaca de Bares, this is an area rich in bird life (both resident and migratory). Santiago (World Heritage Site) is an 80 minute drive, as is La Coruña. Ferrol (castle and shopping centres) is 30 minutes away.

Other Activities: bird watching & kayaking.


Prices & Availability

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  • Breakages deposit to be discussed with owner
    Cleaning supplement of €60 required for stays of 2 nights
  • Damage deposit: €600.00