La Casa de Carmen en Costa da Morte

House - Entire home/apt · C/ Atrás de Rafael Juan, Corcubion, Galicia, Spain
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Carmen´s House is more than four hundred years old, as it is listed in registers before 1647. Its restoration was complete because only the outside building walls were preserved. Its restoration as a house typical of a seaside town was observed, thus, it has wood ceiling and floor. At the entrance, a stone arch reveals us it’s past. On the first floor you will enjoy the fireplace in the living room, kitchen and shower with light and rain effect. On the second floor, there is fireplace and an ancient bath with legs in the own bedroom. There is a whirlpool shower in the bathroom. From this floor you gain access to a small courtyard with furniture facing south.

Facilities
- Bedroom with a double bed (1.50 m)
- Fireplace and ancient bath with legs integrated into the bedroom.
- Air conditioning.
- Flat screen televisions.
- Two bathrooms with whirlpool shower, light and rain
- Living room with fireplace
- Fully equipped kitchen and dining room
- Terrace and outside furniture.
- Sofa bed in the living room and extra single bed.
- Free wifi internet and electronic tablet.

The house is located in Corcubión which is at the Death Coast. It is not exactly known where the name of the Death Coast comes, it may be due to any of the following reasons; the first and the one which seems to be more realistic is related to the fact that it takes its name of the continuous shipwrecks caused by the storms which produce the death of sailors and fishermen. The other one, more poetic, is related to this end of the world as the place where the sun dies.
This is an area which has not been completely discovered by the tourists although some of us are lucky because we have enjoyed it for a long time. Here you will find beaches, woods, paths, villages or routes among many other touristic places.
It is worth spending some days or even the holidays here. We suggest you some places to visit.
The first would be the ascent to the O Pindo Mountain, a hiking route about 4 hours duration. A middle level ascent will take us to the highest point, the Moa, where you can enjoy spectacular view. This is the most mythical of the Galician mountains, with its legends, sacrifices, excommunications, petroglifos, fertility rites and fortress. You will admire the odd shapes of its rocks where you can guess all kind of monsters and animals.
Near this mountain, you can find a quiet village called Ézaro, there it is the mouth of the river Xallas which plunge to sea in a 40 meters high waterfall.
A beautiful village is Corcubión with a historical old quarter considered as one of the best preserved at all the Coast of Death. We recommend you to visit it during the first fortnight of July. At this time it is celebrated the Patron saint festival of Carmen, Patron saint of sailors and also the Medieval Festival, the inhabitants are completely involved wearing medieval costumes.
When talking about villages with a remarkable historical and artistic old quarter Muros must be mentioned. It maintains its sailor aspect and there you will find arcades, narrow streets, traditional houses, stone crosses and squares. A good entertainment is reading the names of its streets, for example Hope, Patience, Solitude, Rest, Bitterness…
Another remarkable place to visit is the beach of Carnota with its endless kilometers for walking. At its entrance you will find the Hórreo of Carnota, typical Galician raised grain store, nowadays it is a National touristic monument.
Then, the village of Camariñas, with its famous bobbin lace. From its lighthouse , Vilán, it starts a route about 19 kilometers with a beautiful view and a well fitted –out ground track which leads us to Xaviña and Arou. There you will see the English cemetery – the place where 175 deceased sailors of the Serpent shipwreck are buried. The beaches of Trece and Reira finish at the fishing village of Camelle.
You will reach the end of the world when you get to Fisterra lighthouse. There, you will enjoy its sunset; this is a place full of all type of beliefs and pagan rites. The Romans, II century B. C, moved when they saw the great sun disappearing in the water. The legend says that phantasmagoric creatures lived beyond this cape.
We have reached the end of our route in which many thought they had found the end of the known world and which is also the end of Route of Santiago the Compostela. Many pilgrims decided to prolong their journey till here due to several reasons.
From the village of O Pindo starts an ascent route to the Pindo Mountain. It is very recommendable due to the view, which it offers from the summit. It has a total duration of about three hours (ascent and descent) and its paths have different levels of difficulty. From the top and, as it is said, in a clear day the towers of the cathedral of Santiago can be seen.
It is not recommended to climb it if it is raining or if it is cloudy. It would be better for you to wait for a clear day in order to enjoy the ascent and the view. The route is well signposted; in summer it is necessary enough water to help us with the ascent. There is a guide book in the house to help you with the ascent.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $981 /week
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate
  • Casa de Carmen... repetir estancia aquí es casi mejor que cuando se visita por primera vez.

    El olor a leña quemada que desprenden las dos chimeneas de la casa da el toque hogareño perfecto si el viajero visita la casa en invierno. En verano,la terracita, las flores de las ventanas, la frescura de la piedra centenaria de sus paredes y, por qué no decirlo, el aire acondicionado, logran la temperatura perfecta para disfrutar de una estancia más que agradable.

    Casa de Carmen es el lugar en el que todos hemos soñamos estar alguna vez. Es una morada cómoda, confortable, sin pretensiones pero que cuida al máximo hasta el último detalle.

    Casa de Carmen se entrega por completo al disfrute de quien la acompaña en mañanas dulces, con el sol entrando por la ventana del dormitorio en forma de corazón... o en noches tiernase íntimas, acunando al visitante con la música de la madera quemándose a los pies de la cama, literalmente.

    Casa de Carmen tiene más de cuatrocientos años. Sabe cómo tratar al recién llegado.

    Casa de Carmen es una invitación constante al disfrute... tienta a un baño relajante de espuma y pétalos de flores junto a la cama, en una bañera antigua, con patas... Ofrece calentarse con la leña en las chimeneas del dormitorio y salón.... Pero, además, está pendiente de que, cuando el huésped despierte de su sueño medieval, ha de lavar los platos... y hacer vida moderna... Se anticipa Casa de Carmen a los pequeños castigos de la vida real... y nos presta un lavaplatos, un microondas, vitrocerámica, refrigeración de frío y calor, conexión wifi gratuíta... la oferta perfecta para pasar de lo antiguo a lo moderno en cuestión de segundos...

    Casa de Carmen piensa en todo y no escatima en detalles ni atenciones. Por eso, la estancia aquí se convierte en algo único, algo diferente y poco frecuente... Porque no es habitual que el alojamiento acabe formando parte tan importante de las vacaciones. Casa de Carmen es... esa anfitriona que todos quisiéramos tener en cada lugar que visitamos.

    El que la deja, quisiera poder llevársela a recorrer otros lugares... Dejar Corcubión y A Costa da Morte en general cuesta pero... dejar Casa de Carmen es como dejar, en parte, un pedacito de la casa de uno, porque conquista y enamora...

    La casa es un sueño pero su ubicación, en pleno casco histórico de Corcubión, es perfecta. Perfecta para ir andando a la playa, para hacer recados en oficina de Correos, supermercado, tiendas... Está cerca de todo pero, al tiempo la casita se recoge en una calle de piedra peatonal que le permite recuperar la intimidad y privacidad después de cada paseo por la vida real.

    La Casa y sus propietarios, con amplia experiencia en el alojamiento rural con encanto en A Costa da Morte, es un regalo para el que la visita... un regalo que se puede completar visitando a la hermana mayor de Carmen, A Laxe Pensión Rústica, en O Pindo. Un establecimiento también centenario, al pie de la playa y del Monte Pindo, con un río en medio, que, efectivamente, es la muestra de que otras vacaciones son posibles y de que los sentidos y las buenas sensaciones pueden ser la clave perfecta para uan estancia de éxtio.

    Casa de Carmen es más que un establecimiento bonito, que lo es. Es, un modo de entender las vacaciones diferente, una oferta irrechazable e irresistible. El que va, o vuelve... o se queda con las ganas, vamos, pero repetir en Casa de Carmen es incluso mejor que visitarla por primera vez.

    August 2012
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Somos una pareja dedicada al turismo rural desde el año 2006. Poseemos dos casas de alquiler, una de ellas con tres habitaciones llamada A Laxe P. Rústica *** en O Pindo- Carnota (A Coruña) y la otra se llama Casa de Carmen (casa del S-XVII en Corcubión- A Coruña).
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