Granero del burro

Self catering holidays in Galicia - 2019 prices and availability at Granero del Burro


If you are looking for a self catering holiday in Galicia, Northern Spain, then why not spend it at Granero del Burro. The property is a restored Galician barn with 2 en suite bedrooms, sleeping a maximum of 4 persons. Outside there is an original bread oven that you can use for eating 'al fresco' or having a drink. The views from the barn are interesting and there is a general peace and quiet in the valley that allows you to relax totally. Combine this with its proximity to Ribadeo and the Galician and Asturian coast and you have the perfect base for an interesting holiday.


Pricing and availability is now available for 2019. Granero del Burro opens on 13th April and closes on 1st November. It is worth visiting at any time of year. In April there is Easter and the Cheese Fair in Taramundi. In May there is Tapas week in Ribadeo (which is now 10 days) with over 50 bars and restaurants participating. In June there are the flower carpets in Castropol and the huge agricultural fair in Vegadeo. In July there is the Indianos fiesta in Ribadeo as well as many other local fiestas. In August there is the Trabada fiesta (our local fiesta over 3 days) and normally the best beach weather. In September it is quieter and you can do everything you can do in Summer but on your own. In October there is the big San Lucas fiesta in Mondoñedo and lots of events around the picking of the Chestnuts. Add to this the wonderful gastronomy. walking, birdwatching, history and city visits that you can experience during any month and you have a great base from which to explore Galicia and Asturias.


If you are travelling by air, then there are Ryanair flights from Stansted to Santiago de Compostela (1 hour 45 minutes away). Other airports are Asturias (1 hour 10 minutes), Santander (3 hours) or Bilbao (4 hours). The A8 motorway is now complete so travelling by road to us is very easy ....... and quiet! If You arrive by ferry then this will be in Santander or Bilbao. Or you can drive all the way - the French border is only 6 hours away and Portugal is only 3 hours the other way.







Granero del Burro in October


Granero del Burro is a bit different in October. Historically, October is a month of good weather so you can take advantage of this to do lots of things without the Summer crowds. You can also use the outside area of the barn in a different way. You can light the bread oven (wood supplied) and have a glass of wine or a beer whilst being toasty warm. There is also a patio heater. Inside the barn there is under floor heating upstairs and downstairs as well as a wood burning stove. We will even do you a 'Queimada' with the witches chant in English, Spanish or Galician!!


In October it is the fiesta de San Lucas in Mondoñedo. This year the dates are the 17th until the 21st October. It is a huge fiesta with an big market selling everything you could wish for as well as tents for eating in, lots of music and a special day with a horse and donkey market. This year the main day is the 18th October. This year the groups playing include Panorama, Paris de Noia and Palladium. Have a look here for more information.


At this time of year all the restaurants are open and there is wonderful food, the beaches are deserted, you can  visit the famous Las Catedrales beach and there is great walking. It is worth visiting this corner of Galicia just to relax and unwind.


Self catering holiday in Galicia - May special offer


If you come and stay with us any time between the 28th April and the 1st June, you can take advantage of our May special offer. Stay for 7 nights for 495€ or for 75€ per night (minimum 3 night stay). This is when Galicia is at its best with all the Spring flowers in bloom, nice warm weather (usually), very few tourists and deserted beaches.


The flowers along the coast are fantastic at this time of year with Orchids and many other wild flowers on show. Catch the unique Tongue Orchid at the side of the road near Rinlo. There is also the Tapas week in Ribadeo which this year runs from the 11th to 20th May. With over 50 participating bars and restaurants it is great fun trying out all the different tapas in each place. They cost 1.30€ each and 3 or 4 are enough for a nice lunch!


It is a nice time to stay at the barn and enjoy evening drinks out in the bread oven. Listen to the Cuckoo and Turtle Doves in the valley and watch the Honey Buzzards flying overhead. If you want to book, just click on the availability, prices and booking at the top of the page. 


Granero del Burro - 2018 pricing

6th March - 23rd March                 €495 per week            €75 per night

24th March - 6th April                   €530 per week            €80 per night

7th April - 27th April                     €495 per week            €75 per night

28th April - 1st June                     €565 per week            €85 per night

2nd June - 29th June                    €670 per week            €100 per night

30th June - 31st August                €740 per week            €110 per night

1st September - 28th September   €670 per week            €100 per night

29th September - 2nd November   €595 per week            €85 per night


Stays are for a minimum of 4 nights and for a maximum of 4 people including children over the age of 12

To check availability, click here

July special offer

Coastline near Rinlo

Having a self catering holiday in Galicia during July is a fantastic experience. You get to experience some nice weather (not too hot), you can see some fantastic scenery and you get to be able to visit the miles and miles of fantastic beaches that we have. In addition to this there are numerous fiestas occurring every week, so you can enjoy something traditional as well.

Serantes beach

There is still a week available in July from the 12th to the 19th. The price has been reduced to 500€ per week or just 80€ per night (minimum 3 nights stay). You can fly to Asturias airport or Santiago de Compostela airport with Easyjet from Stansted and hire a car (Europcar do good deals through the Easyjet website). Asturias airport is just over an hour away and Santiago is just under 2 hours away. Click here to go to bookings page

Garden and barbecue

If you prefer to just relax then there are plenty of areas to do this at Granero del Burro. You can sit outside on the patio by the bread oven (in the sun or shade) or you can have a barbecue on the stone built one next to the patio. Barbecued King Prawns are particularly good! If you want something a bit more exciting then we provide a couple of body boards for you to ride the waves along the coast. There is something for everyone so don't miss out of this great offer.

Self catering in Galicia - special offers 2014

Granero del Burro


If you are looking for a self catering holiday in Galicia, Northern Spain, then Granero del Burro is just the place for you. In 2014 it is opening its doors for the first time in September and to give you the opportunity to book during this month, we are making it available at a special low season price.

In addition to offering a special price for September, we still have some availability left during the Summer months in July and August. 

Click here for all the special offers

Upstairs lounge

Learn Spanish whilst on holiday in Galicia

Spanish flag

If you would like to improve your Spanish or indeed learn some basic Spanish language, then you can do this whilst on holiday at Granero del Burro. For just €20 per hour, Naomi will come to the barn, help you with your Spanish at whatever level, and give you some pronunciation tuition. If the weather is nice you can even have your class outside. The classes can be tailored to suit your needs so if you just want to able to understand what is on the restaurant menu and order in Spanish, then she can help you with this. If your Spanish is perfect then Naomi can even teach you Galician. She dances in a traditional Galician dance troupe and plays the tambourine (very well!). 

If you want to book some lessons then just let us know and we can arrange dates and times to suit you. 

2014 availability now open

December 2008
If you are looking for a luxury self catering holiday in Galicia, Northern Spain, then Granero del Burro (the donkey barn!) is available during 2014. You can book it any time from the beginning of April until the end of October. And no.......... it doesn't look like the picture above any more! Things have changed
Self catering Galicia
You can check availability and book online here. If you click on the accommodation link on the right hand side, you can have a look at all of the latest pictures of the barn. You can also read some reviews of people who stayed with us this year on Tripadvisor. Don't miss out on the perfect place from which to explore Northern Galicia.
Kitchen and snug

Granero del Burro is finally finished

The final piece of the jigsaw is now in place with the hanging of a beautiful tapestry on the wall at the barn. In reality it is not a tapestry - it is a bedspread from the original house and is very old. It is made of silk and depicts several arabic hunting scenes. 
Tapestry 2
Outside the garden is progressing well. There is a mixture of flowers, herbs and vegetables, and all are benefitting from the recent warm weather. The wild flowers in the fields have also been spectacular this year.
On the coast road from Ribadeo to Barreiros, the flowers this year have been more impressive than ever. In particular the purple Loosestrife that grows in some of the marshy area has provided vast spreads of purple. There have also been several varieties of Orchid with a good number of Tongue Orchids next to the sea. Any time from early June to mid July is a good time to come to see these fantastic flowers.
Tongue orchid 001

Granero del Burro update

Granero del Burro
The barn has now had a porch added which is designed to keep out the rain and create a nice area to sit. There is a bench either side of the porch and an area underneath each bench to store and dry wood for the wood burning stove. Copper guttering has also been added to the barn and the porch so the whole wet weather experience is now much drier!!
Porch 3
More paths have been built and new areas have been seeded with grass. The car park banking has been planted with Gorse bushes to give some Spring colour and a selection of aromatic plants have been added to create a small herb garden. Additional planting will be added over the next few weeks. The Pear tree is in full flower and the Silver Birches that were planted during the Winter are now in bud.
Porch 1
All the external areas have been tidied up ready for our first guests and the only thing missing now is some warm sunshine to help everything grow. The horses in the field next door have been keeping the grass down and the Rock Buntings have now been joined by a male Cirl Bunting and some male Bullfinches. All very Springlike, but minus the sun!!