Situated in the small local hamlet of Souto with open views across extensive rolling countryside, this substantial country home has been lovingly restored to provide charming accommodation of great character and comfort amidst spacious lawned grounds.
Our inspecting team instantly fell in love with the beautifully refurbished rooms, which gleam with cared for well being and boast a delightful combination of solid wood furniture, bright attractive fabrics and clear attention to detail. At the same time, traditional features such as ornate fireplaces, arches carved out of thick stone walls and the occasional low doorway call to mind the impressive 200 year history of the property. Of particular interest is the original kitchen, which with its huge hearth and old stone bread oven has been retained as a charming feature. A spacious and up-to-date version is housed in a separate room and provides the wherewithal for catering for large groups.
Amenities can be found in the nearby village of Arca, which has a shop and bar and is a 5 minute drive from the house, whilst the larger centre of A Estrada is 15 minutes away. Alternatively, the impressive heritage of Santiago de Compostela with its superb cathedral quarter and wealth of local tapas bars and restaurants can be reached by way of a 30 minute drive. Nevertheless, guests may not feel the need to venture far, since the property itself offers a wealth of diversions: an attractive billiards room is lined with windows that frame the rural scene; the sweeping gardens incorporate a wide expanse of well kept lawns with swings, whilst a separate stone building within the grounds houses table tennis and a fine array of children's toys.
Ground floor: Bathroom. Reading room/library (open fireplace). Dining room. Kitchen (microwave, dishwasher). Games room (billiards table).
Steps up to first level: Sitting room (TV, DVD, video, two sofa beds) with sliding doors leading to double bedroom with en suite shower room. Twin bedroom.
Steps up to second level: Double bedroom. Cloakroom.
Spiral stairs leading to third level: Children's bedroom with three single beds and en suite shower room.
Outside: Lawns, flowerbeds and open terraces. Swings. Two in-built barbecues. Games room (table tennis, children's toys). Private tennis court (bring your own equipment). Private parking. Washing machine.
Private swimming pool (7.5m x 3.5m) with Roman steps.
Children's pool (3m x 2m)