At the head of an untouched valley some 200m above sea, 'Lugar pequeno' is 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 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 over the unspoiled 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 Europe 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 'Castillo de La Concepción' (the ancient fort protecting Cedeira´s harbor).
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, its medieval centre is UNESCO´s world heritage, with the impressive cathedral (tomb of the appostle St. James) has been pilgrimage destination for centuries. A Coruña, financial centre of Galicia and home of the biggest Spanish fashion firm, Zara, is a lively nice city with a wide range of cultural, gastronomic and shopping possibilities, as well as a very nice old medieval quarter and marina. Inland, Lugo (100 min. drive) is an ancient city surrounded by an impressive complete Roman wall (of some 2 Km). Its charming old centre includes a XII century cathedral, a baroque town hall and lovely squares and alleys.
How to get to: 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.