River Garden Cottage


Entire guesthouse hosted by Maddie

3 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
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A delightfully bright and airy place to stay. Situated in a beautiful river valley, surrounded by orchards with a cosy homely feel.

The space
Originally built as a Tai Chi studio, the space is light and airy, built using local chestnut, it has recently been converted into a self contained cottage. The living room has a wood-burning stove and heats up the space incredibly quickly. The toilet and shower are stocked with soft towels, toiletries and other bits and bobs. Hand-made steps take you up to the cosy bed which is up on a small mezzanine in the apex of the roof and has a nest-like feel, where there is a shelf with reading lamp, books and of course some fairy lights :-). The kitchen is fully equipped for a simple breakfast or for a gourmet meal & I've left a few of my favourite cook books for you to enjoy. There is a dining area, plus the patio has a table and four chairs, where you can eat under the shade of the fig tree. A BBQ is also there for your use.

There are many beautiful beaches within a 5 minute drive from us, amazing cliff walks & the most northerly point of Spain is a 15 minute drive away. Plus much, much more...

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Hair dryer

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4.86 out of 5 stars from 35 reviews


Where you’ll be

Ortigueira, Galicia, Spain

River Cottage is situated 4 km from Ortigueira and 4 from Espasante. Baleo is a small village with a pizza bar. The closest shops are in Ortigueira and not within walking distance. Within a short drive there are also endless amazing beaches and walks. Plus plenty of restaurants and cafes. Ortegal is a truly magical place, full of wonderful walks, crazily beautiful scenery, generous people, the best seafood, beaches which are similar to those in Cornwall but less populated and the freshest air you could want.

Hosted by Maddie

  1. Joined in November 2014
  • 35 Reviews
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I've lived in Ortigueira for 3 years with my partner John (AKA Skipper), we first visited the area 6 years ago and fell madly in love with the landscape, the tranquility and the Rias - they're so beautiful. The coastline and it's endless empty beaches are a real treat as is the wildlife. We've converted the Garden Tai Chi studio into a rental cottage which has been lots of fun! We both really enjoy meeting new people and sharing this magical part of the world. My fave things to do are: ~ Create! I trained in Fine Art nearly twenty years ago and from there developed a career in creative marketing and product design. Now, I'm revisiting my training and hope to produce some work which inspires. ~ Outdoors. Well there's lots of outdoors here, I like to get up early and go for a run, then there's walks and bike rides and of course there the beaches! I like to be outdoors a lot. ~ Eat & Drink. I love good wine (I like ok wine too) and food, lots of it! (Hence the running) I'm not a natural cook, but I'm a great recipe book cook - I love to cook! I love to cook new dishes. ~ Music. I like it a lot. ~ Laugh. I am delighted to say that I do have a tendency to be as daft as a brush, I like to laugh & joke.
I've lived in Ortigueira for 3 years with my partner John (AKA Skipper), we first visited the area 6 years ago and fell madly in love with the landscape, the tranquility and the Ri…

During your stay

We are here and able to advise guests on places to eat, walk, visit, etc. We like to be here to greet guests, and are happy to spend time with you or give you the space and privacy to enjoy your stay.
  • Languages: English, Español
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Checkout: 1:00 PM
No smoking
No pets

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $234

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