El Molino de la Balsiña is an ancient watermill and stone dwelling, fully restored to a high specification, set in the rolling hills of Galicia and on the banks of the Arnego river with gardens and mile after mile of countryside. Lying at the end of a track a few km from a country road and within its own finca, it is south facing and sits in a secluded wooded valley visited only by the occasional fisherman. Outside there is a covered barbecue area and a vine shaded terrace, ideal for dining during the day. For sun-bathing there is a large wooden deck with a wonderful view of the river which later becomes the perfect place for an evening drink to catch the last rays of the setting sun.
The terraced gardens front the river with the original mill building still containing the four mill stones. There are steps from the lower terrace into the river for swimming in front of the house. Adjacent to the Mill is a wooden footbridge over the Arnego by which you can reach the mill pool upstream, where the water is warmer and calmer, and explore both river banks.
The property sleeps a maximum of 8 people – with 2 bedrooms in each of the two stone buildings which are linked by a stone patio. The main house (Miller's house) has 2 bedrooms, store, bathroom, galleried area, kitchen, utility with toilet, dining room and cosy sitting room. The smaller Weaver's cottage has 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. The property is only ever let with sole occupancy, though groups of up to 4 persons can rent at a discount of 10% with use of the Miller's house only.
The river is unfenced so the property is not suitable for those with small children.