Die Unterkunft besteht aus einer mittelalterl Wassermühle&2 Wohnräumen, 2009 kompl hochw renov, Hügellandschaften von Galicien auf dem Fluss Arnego mit Gärten&Kilometer um Kilometer Landschaft. Am Ende des eigenen Weges wenige km von einer Landstr entf, es ist südlich gelegen&bef sich in einem abgeschiedenen waldigen Tal, das nur geleg von Fischern besucht wird. Außerh gibt es einen überdachten Grillbereich&eine mit Wein überd schattige Terrasse, ideal zum Speisen während des Tages. Zum Sonnenbaden gibt es 1 gr Holzterrasse mit einem wunderv Blick auf den Fluss, der später der perf Ort für ein Getränk am Abend wird, um die letzten Sonnenstrahlen einzufangen. Die alte Mühle bleibt unverändert m den Originalsteinen. Bequeme Fahrt zum wunderschönen&historischen Santiago de Compostela, die Dörfer auf dem Camino&sollten die Attraktionen auf dem Fluss&die Erkundung des Tals nicht genug sein, sind 90 Min entf unberührte Strände der galizischen Küste, die Rias Baixas&die Portugiesische Grenze.
- Englisch, Spanisch
- Kalender zuletzt aktualisiert:
- 3. Jan. 2019
100% Erstattung für Stornierungen bis zu 60 Tage vor Anreise. 50% Erstattung für Stornierungen bis zu 30 Tage vor Anreise.
Picture Perfect Idyllic Place to Relax...Magical
The Mill was everything you could wish for, very well equipped with all your needs catered for in the most "beautiful surroundings". Many tracks to walk through, forest & fauna, listen and watch for the wildlife, and watch the stars @ night with a good glass of local wine... fab...!! (Local bodega very helpful..) If you want to take a break from the tranquility there are many places to visit, local people were very friendly, eager to chat and help. Plenty of bars and restaurants not to far away, although you do need to drive, no worries, whilst driving we came across some great restaurants in the middle of no-where..!! Loved every minute of it, and still talking about it..!!!
A beautiful tranquil setting
We spent a week at The Mill in August 2017. It caught our attention as it seemed to be a real "get away from it" holiday and it was!
The house itself is so beautiful and you can tell that real care and attention has gone into every detail. It is more of a home than a holiday rental. The kitchen is very well equipped and there is everything you might need to really enjoy your stay.
We swam in the river every day - the children loved jumping off the rocks from the garden into the water and wading upstream to sunbathe on rocks. The setting is peaceful and you can literally go a whole day without seeing a soul!
There are lovely tracks for running and we also enjoyed some great cycle rides (beware it's hilly, but we like that!).
We ate all our meals outside under the vines.
We were met in a local town and shown to the property so we didn't get lost which was a nice touch. We also loved that this is not a busy tourist area, and so we were forced to practice our Spanish in local shops and bars!!
Just perfect. Bucolic paradise.
We bought a road atlas to navigate from the airport. We had deliberately left our guidebooks at home. This part of the world is thankfully not in the guidebooks. We were met by Karen, the friendly and helpful housekeeper in one of the bars in Vila de Cruces. She escorted us to The Mill and showed us what was what.
It is an elegant, spacious, comfortable and well equipped house in a glorious secluded location with a river to jump into from the garden, and some exquisite wild swimming in warm waters a short walk downstream.
We lounged under the vine-covered logia, watched the comical green lizards, cooked on the BBQ and made full use of the excellent kitchen. Every meal was eaten outside. The children (14,12,9) decided to sleep in the separate annexe. Sometimes, when not in the river, they persuaded us to get up and play badminton on the lawn. An occasional fisherman wondered by, but otherwise the only sound was that of the crickets and cicadas.
We made some low-key exploratory forays to Santiago, Lugo, and Pontevedra. All well worth a visit for the purposes of random wondering and really good cheap food. We did not see a single British tourist outside Santiago in 2 weeks. Lovely countryside and good, almost empty roads.
Time slowed down. Food tasted better. The children woke up late. It was great.
We found that the small town of Vila de Cruces, a 10 minute drive up the track, seems to operate under the the same special time dilation that affected us at The Mill. Cars drive slowly. There is no hurry in any of the shops or the post office. Everyone appears completely content with this fact. Excellent butchers, bread, fish etc, who speak no English or Welsh, but who can understand you anyway. There are some friendly bars with wifi and cold beer. Once a fortnight there is a market where a lot of people gather to eat boiled octopus.
If you want a luxury executive holiday with a super highspeed multimedia office away from home, activities organised from dawn to dusk with a creche for the nippers, a tiki bar and a really bangin' club scene, then this place is really not for you.
We stayed for 2 weeks and we left reluctantly.
The Mill and Weaver's cottage are a stunning holiday location, loads of space, privacy and every facility you could wish for for a relaxing stay.The main house and cottage have thick stone walls and tiled floors, beamed ceilings and solid old wooden doors. Nice and cool on a hot day, snug and cosy when it's raining! We didn't miss TV/internet at all, though took laptop for watching DVDs. We had trips to Santiago, Lugo and out to the coast - a long drive but the beach at Carnota was fabulous! The mill is quite remote, down a very rough stony track. The local area is not at all 'touristy', mainly small farms and rolling hills. It is not a rich or glamorous part of Spain, but the people we met were all friendly and kind, in spite of our complete lack of Spanish. The best memories of the holiday are of being around the mill itself - lazy meals under the vine terrace with plenty of local fruit & wine, splashing about in the river, watching the resident lizards. The river when we were there was deep and fast-flowing, not good for small children or non-swimmers. Perhaps it would be gentler after a dry spell of weather. Younger children could have lots of fun paddling around the edges but would need supervision. However our group had a great time in and around the river and the mill pool.
If you like your cottages to be away from everyone else , with beautiful countryside , wooded walks and a swimming river to die for this is the one for you ! I can highly recommend this lovely mill cottage for charm, cleanliness and modern facilities. Everything is finished to a high standard and you feel at home immediately.We had a fantastic relaxing holiday with sandy beaches within a 1.5 hours drive or just stay at the mill and swim / float on the river ! We have been to many cottages over the years and this rates at the top for relaxation, facilities ( walk in shower , new bathrooms, kitchen etc etc) . The guest book was full of comments about how everyone enjoyed their time at the mill. In terms of activities , you are limited to more cultural days in the towns, walks ( canoeing on lakes not rivers ) or nice beaches. There are no theme parks and you need to be a family who likes to make their own entertainment rather than have it laid on a plate, but for us that was ideal. No hesitation in 5 stars.
Villa de Cruces: Diese freundliche typisch galizische Stadt verfügt über alles was Sie benötigen mit einem Metzger, einer Handwerksbäckerei, einem Lebensmittelladen und einem Fischverkäufer entweder auf oder direkt abseits der Hauptstraße zusätzlich zu ein paar kleinen Supermärkten. Es gibt viele Restaurants und Bars, mehrere von denen bieten Internetzugang. Es gibt eine Tankstelle und mehrere Bankautomaten. Die umgebenden Dörfer bieten traditionelle Märkte. Die wunderschöne Stadt von Santiago de Compostela, dessen Kathedrale der Höhepunkt des Caminos ist, ist leicht verfügbar und bietet grossartige galizische Küche und einen fabelhaften Markt. Die Altstadt von Pontevedra, A Coruna und Lugo und die Weinberge der Ribeira Sacra all sind in Reichweite.
Verbindliche Steuern & Gebühren
Changeover day is flexible - Friday/Saturday/Sunday preferred but other days may be possible - please enquire. Check in 4pm check out 11am, The minimum rental period is 6 nights. Notes on prices: The property sleeps a maximum of 8 people – there are 2 bedrooms in the main house (Miller's house) and 2 in the Weaver's cottage. Rental for up to 4 people in 2 bedrooms, with use of the Miller's house only, is available at a 10% reduction on the rental price. The property is only ever let as a single property ensuring guests have sole use. The property is not available for rental in the months October to May. The property has been inspected, approved and licensed by the Tourism Agency of Galicia - Registration number VT-PO-00173