Casa Portela is a stone farmhouse situated on an old Royal Way overlooking the Miño valley and Portuguese mountains. From the walled garden, a bridge leads to the terraced finca and pool. Tucked away above a pretty river valley the house lies in an idyllic spot, the perfect place to get away from it all and relax in the sun. The land is managed organically and covered in fruit, nut and other native trees. Seasonal fruit is available year round including cherries, peaches, grapes, oranges and raspberries. Plenty of garden furniture is provided along with croquet/badminton sets and boules. The saltwater pool (9m x 4.5m) is for sole use of guests.
The house has a large well equipped kitchen and dining room. It has been restored rustically, exposing the granite stone and old beams and has a traditional Galician fireplace. The kitchen leads outside to the walled garden where there is a dining area and BBQ. The living room has fantastic views down the valley. It´s a cosy place with comfy chairs and sofa, lots of books, games and satellite T.V. All three spacious bedrooms have en-suite bathroom and shower.
Staying at Casa A Portela gives you the opportunity to explore a part of Spain and Portugal almost untouched by tourism... Discover historic spa towns, try rafting on the river Miño, go horse-riding in A Caniza or check out the beautiful beaches on the Rias Baixas coast. Closer to home, a signed walk from the house leads you through breathtaking countryside, crossing back and forth over the river through ancient cork oak woodland, past stone water mills, pretty hamlets and up into hills where wild horses roam. Or maybe a glass of local Albariño or Ribeiro wine by the pool sounds more appealing... You could even go for a 10 min stroll to a local vineyard where they will show you around and you can sample their wine, they also offer Spanish classes in the winery.
A brochure covering lots more local beauty spots, walks, places of interest, activities and other general information is available for guests in the house.