Layout and amenities
Ground floor: Living/dining room with open fireplace and exit to the patio. Well equipped open kitchen with electric oven.
First floor: 2 Double bedrooms. Bathroom. Entrance and veranda.
Heating: Open fireplace in the living room, electric heaters in the bedrooms.
Amenities: Private swimming pool, TV, wifi-Internet, garden, micro-wave oven, washing machine, dishwasher, barbecue, cot (at request).
House and surroundings
The village of Torneiros lies at the foot of the Spanish side of the Serra do Gerês (Xurés in Galician), about 7 km of the border.
Casa de las Vides is located on the outskirts of the village, offering a magnificent and wide view over the valley of the Rio Caldo, which rises high in the mountains.
The granite house is attractively restored into a holiday cottage, and despite its modest dimensions it offers everything for a pleasant stay for 4 people. On the patio at the back you can enjoy breakfast in the morning sun, or find shade on a hot afternoon. From here you have a view on the swimming pool and the garden and the mountains beyond.
The Serra is a paradise for walkers and nature lovers. At both the Spanish and Portugues sides there are way-marked walks, one of them following the Roman road XVIII that once connected the cities of Braga and Astorga, and which passes close to the village. A short detour from this walk leads to the impressive waterfall of Corga da Frecha.
In the neighbourhood are several hot springs that were already in use by the Romans. Just past the village is the Balneario (spa) which offers all kinds of wellness and beauty arrangements. Next to it a part of the hot springs is free and available for everyone’s use.
In Torneiros, at walking distance, are two restaurants and a small shop with groceries.
The nearest small town is Lobios (6 km). There you will find all kinds of shops and supermarktes, cafés (some with wi-fi internet), restaurants, banks, the post office, a pharmacy, a large monthly market, etc.
At the lake Caniçada in Portugal (27 km) are all kinds of watersports. There are canoes, pedalos, jet-skis and motor boats for hire, and you can learn how to water-ski.
The distance to the city of Braga (Portugal) is about 60 km, and to Ourense (Spain) 70 km.