Camino Secrets – Part 10
In this, the final part of my series Camino Secrets, I will be unashamedly extolling the virtues of a vacation in Galicia; and in particular a stay at our luxury farmhouse rental, Campo Verde.
If I had to describe this remote region, in the northwest corner of Spain, in just three words it would be;
‘Galicia shatters preconceptions’.
People’s biggest misconception is the weather. It would be foolish of me to say that it doesn’t rain in Galicia, because it does. The annual rainfall here is roughly the same as in the UK, however; from May through to October, Galicia is as hot as many other parts of Spain and hotter than some. You don’t have to be a gardener to know that water plus sunlight equals life; and Galicia is teeming with it.
One of our guests commented, ‘I’ve never seen so many trees’.
Galicia has something for everyone but could never be described as, ‘All Inclusive’. It’s a magical land steeped in history and rich in culture, where a sense of adventure and willingness to explore will reap rewards beyond your wildest dreams; but seeing is believing, take this virtual tour and let your imagination drift into a forgotten world.
Having made the decision to enter the holiday rental market, we had three clear objectives; choose the best location, provide the most desirable property, and offer a friendly and professional service.
When choosing the location of our luxury farmhouse rental, providing quick and easy access to Galicia’s excellent road network was an important consideration. Campo Verde is situated in the centre of Galicia in the quiet village of Vilatan; and although it’s less than one kilometre from a major link road, the only noise you’ll hear is the chirping of cicadas and the relaxing sounds of nature. Within minutes, guests can be en route to all Galicia’s major tourist centres. Even in the middle of summer, driving in Galicia is a stress-free experience along traffic-free highways.
Galicia has more than its fair share of crumbling ruins but finding the right one for us proved more difficult than we’d expected. Eventually we came across Campo Verde and immediately knew that this was the home of dreams. With painstaking patience, and using local craftsmen, we recreated a traditional Galician farmhouse: saving many original features whilst sympathetically incorporating all the luxuries of modern living. Today, Campo Verde is a luxury retreat that more than lives up to its billing of, ‘Quality accommodation for the discerning traveller’. Take this virtual tour and find out for yourself.
Our third objective was the easiest to achieve: a friendly and professional service. From the minute we receive an enquiry, to the morning guests depart, we’re never more than a phone call away. We pride ourselves on providing the best possible holiday experience: from a free, welcome grocery starter pack to the exclusive self-drive tour guide and restaurant guide; but don’t take my word for it, check out these guest comments.
If you’ve never experienced Galicia then don’t delay, book today; and if you have, then perhaps it’s time to return.
Shatter your preconceptions and visit Galicia.
Copyright © 2014 Craig Briggs
To find out more about a stay at Campo Verde and Galicia in general, visit our website getaway-galicia
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