Granero del Burro is a luxury self catering barn conversion in Galicia, Northern Spain. It is located 5 minutes away from the quiet village of Trabada on the border between Galicia and Asturias. The popular coastal town of Ribadeo is just 20 minutes away and the beautiful Barreiros beaches are 20km away. The famous Las Catedrales beach is just half an hour away and the impressive Santiago de Compostela (where the Pilgrim's Way ends) is just over 2 hours away. Click here for a map of the area
The barn sleeps up to four people in 2 ensuite bedrooms. The upstairs bedroom has a king sized bed, and the downstairs bedroom has 2 large single beds. Both ensuite bathrooms have power drench showers.
The lounge is upstairs and has wonderful views across the valley to the local church. Downstairs there is a modern open plan kitchen with dining area, as well as a snug area to sit, a utility area and a separate toilet. Outside there are 8000 square metres of land to wander and sit in. There is a restored bread oven which is a fantastic area to sit and eat, as well as a stone barbecue that provides the outdoor cooking facility. There is an impressive grain store built in 1891! Click here for more photos
The barn has lots of nice add-ons to make it a great place to stay all year round. There is underfloor heating and a wood burning stove to keep you warm in the Winter and cooler months. There is both English and Spanish television and radio with a full FreeSat package available. The 42'' high definition TV has a sound bar for high quality sound and there is a Blu Ray disc player with a selection of Blu Ray discs to watch. There is a free standing iPod/iPhone docking station where you can play your own music and fill the barn with wonderful sounds. You can also play CD's on the Blu Ray player. There is an excellent 3G signal for those of you that can't leave your work at home.
Galicia is very easy to get to by both air and car. Asturias airport is just over an hours drive away (Easyjet from Stansted) and there are airports at A Coruña and Santiago de Compostela as well. Santander ferry port is just over 3 hours drive away (Brittany Ferries from Plymouth or Portsmouth). There is also a new ferry service from Poole to Gijon (LD Lines). Driving in Northern Spain is very easy with the A8 motorway across the North of Spain complete. The roads are very quiet.
Galicia is a lesser known part of Spain and is part of the Costa Verde (Green coast). It is different from the rest of Spain in that it is very green, has cooler Summers (around 25 degrees) and has very little recognised tourism. It is where the Spanish go on holiday. Click here to check on the weather
The surrounding area is fantastic for food, beaches, sightseeing, architecture, walking, birdwatching and of course, the fiestas! There is something to do at all times of the year and in all types of weather. The food in particular is very special with fantastic fish and shellfish as well as great grilled meats and local specialities. You can cook your own grilled food on the barbecue outside.
Granero del Burro is just the place to chill out, relax and enjoy a quiet corner of Northern Spain. We welcome children over the age of 12 but do not allow pets. Our downstairs bedroom is accessible for people with reduced mobility.
The blog below highlights some of the places to visit and the time of year that is best to do this. Click on the category links for posts about things that may interest you. There are also lots of photos to give you an idea of the area.
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