When first invited to view this Villa, we could not anticipate the near perfect setting which awaited us: from the entrance gate, a sloping driveway through landscaped grounds led to an imposing granite house with its own large swimming pool set in the centre of a spacious lawned garden. As we stepped through to that garden, however, the panorama which revealed itself was literally breathtaking.
Virtually every point of the broad lawns on each side of the pool enjoys uninterrupted views over the waters of the Ría de Pontevedra, with the beaches of Marín and Aguete on the opposite side of the estuary looking so close you could almost touch their pale golden sands. Just below you lies the waterside village of Samieira, with its sheltered beach, local shops and restaurants only a short walk away. As you would expect, the locally grown mussels and excellent seafood of all types, for which Galicia is so renowned, feature strongly on menus.
Inside the house too, echoes of this spectacular waterside location are evident in the light and bright décor, with splashes of blue, green and aquamarine used to great effect in furnishings, rugs and fabrics. The comfortable sitting room and principal bedroom above face the water and have large picture windows to take in the entrancing views.
Although a relatively new building, the layout of its well proportioned public rooms, impressive polished wood stairway and bedrooms leading off a large galleried landing combine to give the feel of a traditional Gallego manor house. However, Casa del Molino is very much a family home and provides comfort and relaxation together with games and pastimes for the more actively inclined.
Ground floor: Living room (fireplace,TV, DVD, CD) with French windows to partly covered terrace. Dining room. Kitchen/breakfast room (microwave, dishwasher, washing machine). Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom. Cloakroom. Annexe with games room (pool table). Cloakroom. Central heating throughout the house (payable locally).
First floor: Double bedroom with dressing area, en suite bathroom and private terrace. Four twin bedrooms each with en suite bathroom.
Outside: Landscaped garden with lawns and flower borders. Hard surfaced ball game area. Barbecue house (table tennis, two shower rooms). Open and covered terraces. Garage.
Private swimming pool (12m x 6m) with Roman steps.