Stay Somewhere Special in Galicia

By: Scott James

As would be fit any major country in the western world, hotels in Galicia and Northern Spain are spacious, comfortable and clean. The categorisation for the hotels is awarded on a star system and these are allocated by the regional tourist authorities.

If you want something slightly different then most people would head for one of the various exclusive hotels throughout the region or one of the "Paradors" that can be found in various key places throughout the area.}

In this article we are going to take a look at the Casa Grande do Bachao.

The Casa Grande can be found at Monte Bachao, s/n - Sta. Cristina de Fecha - 15.898 Santiago de Compostela - A CORUÑA

As of the time of the writing of this article the contact telephone number for The Casa Grande is +34 981 194 118 and the fax number is +34 981 19 20 28.

At the time of the writing of this article, the manager to contact for information would be Javier Goyanes and The Casa Grande has the following number of rooms: 10.

The Casa Grande do Bachao is located on the road that leads to the "Costa da Morte" (the treacherous coast line of northern Galicia) from Santiago de Compostela. The Capital of Galicia is 15 minutes drive away from the house, making it an ideal starting point for excursions to any destination in the region. Nevertheless as it is situated in the middle of a 14 sq kilometre estate, surrounded by trees, tranquillity and nothing but you and beautiful countryside.

Like all Pazos, there is a fair amount of history surrounding the building and in this case it is the following. The Casa Grande do Bachao is a group of buildings that is a typical example of XVIII Century Galician architecture with two houses, corn granaries, stone cross, and spacious stone terraces. Situated in the middle of a 14 sq kilometre estate with direct access to the river Tambre, it is managed by its owner and offers the visitor all the facilities that are demanded in a hotel of high category, without losing its rural family atmosphere.

With regards to the actual facilities that the Pazo has to offer they are as follows: 6 twin bedded rooms,3 double bedded rooms, 3 single bedrooms, Central heating, ensuite bathrooms, TV and telephone. Disabled access.

All usual mealtimes are observed at this Pazo and they are, Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

As well as the individual room facilities, this Pazo has the following shared amenities and facilities: Sauna and gymnasium, Library, games room and TV lounge, Guest lounge and areas, Conference room. Bar.

Outside you can find the following amenities for guests: 14 sq kilometre estate. Swimming pool, garden, terraces and solarium. Barbecue..

The immediate geographic location for this Pazo is as follows: Although it is the only building standing in a 200 hectare wood, it is only 15 km from Santiago de Compostela, on the way to the northern "Costa de la Muerte" (death coast, owing to the number of lives lost in ship wrecks there). Its situation is perfect for enjoying nature in full and long walks, with the bustle and culture of a City that is a World Heritage Site.

With regards to the scenic location for the Pazo, it is extremely well located. All sorts of outdoor activities are organised, with specialised companies and accompanied by trained instructors (guided tours of Santiago, stages on the Santiago Pilgrims' Way, white water rafting, canoeing, quad cars, etc). If you have the required fishing licence, at the foot of the estate you will find a free stretch of the river Tambre. The house admits dogs..

If the above are not enough for either you or your family then you will find within close proximity the following facilities; Organized outdoor activities (white water rafting, canoeing, quad cars), River fishing (when legally in season), Cycle and walking tours, Organized guided tours to Santiago de Compostela, Proximity to the Santiago Pilgrims Way..

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