Idyllic beaches of fine golden sand fringe the shoreline of the sheltered waters of one of Galicia’s most picturesque rías and meandering lanes wind their way down to the waterfront through vineyards and meadows. This is the delightful scene that surrounded us as we viewed the Villa, a smart coastal home that sits at the end of a small group of houses, overlooking a pretty rural meadow through which we walked just 100m to reach the sheltered sandy beach of Pintens.
A more unspoilt and picturesque area of the Iberian coastline would be hard to find. At the most westerly end of the Morrrazo peninsula, between the local village of Hio and the headland of Punta Couso, rural lanes lead the way down to golden shores, backed by lush greenery and looking out across the Ría de Aldan. Just a short walk away and the closest beach to the house is Playa Pintens. In the summer months of July and August, a local ‘chiringuito’ opens just behind the beach and provides the ideal setting in which to enjoy a supper of freshly caught fish, and from here a little path leads the way to a number of other equally enticing beaches.
Recently built and displaying an appealing contemporary style, the house has been designed to take full advantage of its enviable location. Being at the coastal end of a lane of houses, it enjoys views out to sea that are uninterrupted and clearly visible from the lawned garden within which the pool sits. The same coastal outlook can be enjoyed from within where large windows frame the scene and create a light and bright ambience for a smart décor of up-to-date furnishings, colourful fabrics and quality carpentry.
Ideal for sharing families who may seek a degree of independence from time to time, the accommodation is spread over two levels, access to the first floor being by way of a separate entrance at the side of the house. Each floor offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen/breakfast room and a living area with sufficient space for large groups to gather together comfortably. Whilst the house offers the perfect setting in which to enjoy meals overlooking the sea, the local village of Hio offers some excellent seafood restaurants just 1km away. Alternatively, only 6km further on is the charming waterfront town of Cangas with its bustling centre and wide range of shops and restaurants.
Ground floor: Entrance hall. Kitchen/breakfast room (microwave, dishwasher) with Juliet balcony. Living room (TV, DVD, CD) with doors to covered terrace. Two twin bedrooms. Shower room. Principal double bedroom with en suite bathroom.
First floor: Landing with door to terrace. Kitchen/breakfast room (microwave) with Juliet balcony. Dining room with doors to terrace. Two twin bedrooms. Shower room. Principal double bedroom with en suite bathroom.
Outside: Lawned garden. Open and covered terraces. Barbecue. Two garages (washing machine). Private parking.
Private swimming pool (10m x 4m) with Roman steps.