Traditional stone cottage in the Ribeira Sacra Galicia – Casam Victoriani Gallaecia –

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Traditional stone cottage - Ribeira Sacra

Traditional stone cottage – Ribeira Sacra
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This delightful, recently-renovated house is a typical traditional stone-built, rural

Galician cottage. Placed in the heart of the beautiful Ribeira Sacra in the mountain hamlet of Cristosende. (520m – 1700ft ) It serves as an ideal base from which to explore the vineyards, monasteries and undulating countryside of this unique area, the medieval architecture of Santiago, or Spain’s wild and romantic north-west coastline.

The comfortable selfcontained accommodation consists of two double bedrooms, one with double bed and washbasin and the other with two single beds. Bathroom with shower downstairs, and a fully-equipped kitchen, sitting and dining area upstairs. Also separate small sitting room downstairs. The Casa Victoria is used for family and friends but occasionally you are welcome as well.

There is access to the garden of the main house where there are ample seats, and often fresh vegetables available too.

The veggie basket

The veggie basket

If you like hill walking in spectacular scenery then Cristosende is the place to come. There are no boundaries to worry about here – if there is a path then you can walk along it without fear of trespass! There are also a good number of way- marked paths of all types  lengths and abilities in the vicinity.  Also we are gradually discovering new routes ourselves and writing them down for our visitors. (–> Around us)

Roman bridge

Roman Bridge

The wild flowers here are magical, often with the juxtaposition of the Atlantic and Mediterranean climates giving the strange sight of French lavender and heather flowering side by side all summer long. There are meadows full of primroses, carpets of Asphodels under the ancient chestnut trees, a botanical heaven. There are birds a plenty, and we sometimes see the elusive Jennet (wild cat), Jabali (wild boar) and deer.  And of course flocks of sheep, or herds of cows with bells around their necks frequently block the roads. You are likely to see donkeys being used to pull carts and carry workers and sometimes even pulling a plough.