The owners' decision to move to the town means that we are able to offer this substantial stone-built village house, which sits in the heart of rural Gaxate amidst spacious grounds of wide terraces and sweeping grassland.
From the narrow streets that wind their way through the centre of the village, tall gates, set into high stone walls, open the way to the patios and gardens of the property. Beyond, an impressive vista encompasses the rolling fields that shelve to the nearby river and the wooded banks that rise up on the other side. The swimming pool, which sits on a slightly lower level, has been designed to take full advantage of these views.
Inside, walls and floors of typical stone create a traditional feel. The original entrance hall, with its stone flagged floor and lofty ceiling, is now a cosy sitting area. From here, a wide stone staircase leads to the upper floor, much of which is occupied by the vast living room, where plush sofas sit atop a shining wooden floor and comfortable armchairs flank a wood burning stove in an intimate corner.
Whilst there are no amenities in Gaxate, a local shop, bar and restaurant can be found 2km away. The pretty riverside town of Ponte-Caldelas can be reached by way of a 10 minute drive and this boasts three locally recommended restaurants that serve a wide range of local dishes. Alternatively, the larger centre of Pontevedra, with its fine historic centre and nearby sandy beaches, is just over 30 minutes away.
Ground floor: Kitchen (microwave, dishwasher, washing machine). Dining room (telephone). Double bedroom with French doors to patio. Bathroom. Central heating throughout the house.
First floor: Sitting room (open fireplace, wood burning stove,TV, DVD, CD) with French doors leading to covered balcony. Double bedroom with en suite bathroom (separate shower) and doors to covered balcony. Twin bedroom. Shower room.
Outside: Conservatory style living room (wood burning stove,TV, DVD), with doors to the garden and access to twin bedroom with en suite shower room. Covered and open terraces. Private parking. Barbecue.
Private swimming pool (12m x 6m).