Country House for sale
Spain - Galicia, A Coruña, Ortigueira
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Additional information about this area.
Ortigueira is named after the surrounding area which is called Ortegal. Cabo Ortegal which juts out into the Cantabrian sea is well know in shipping and the most prominent landmark in the region. Ortigueira is a nice historical town with a beautiful marina, shops, restaurants/bars etc. Every Thursday is market day. Medical facilities are available; there is a well equipped hospital. Soon the Cantabria motorway will be finished which will bring the visitor on the coastal route from San Sebastian, Bilbao or Santander directly to Ortigueira.
The unspoiled beaches where the forest slopes down to the white sand are at walking distance and are pristine and unequalled in natural beauty.
Although Ortigueira is well liked by the Spanish people (especially Madrilenians) for the holidays, it is never overcrowded.
Only 3 days in July when the famous traditional Celtic festival takes place. At that time Ortigueira receives around 100.000 visitors per day.
In this coastal region the climate is very mild, never too hot or too cold. The average temperature in summer is 26º, no frost or snow in wintertime. Oranges, lemons, figs, kiwis and grapes grow here.
In the unspoiled coastal mountains (10 to 15 Km from Ortigueira) wild horses and cows roam the country side, wild boar and deer are in abundance.
An ideal area for all kind of sports like; walking, horse riding, fishing (trout and salmon), biking and water sports.
The Galician sea food is famous throughout Spain.
The beautiful historical cities of Ferrol, Coruña and Lugo are within easy reach. La Coruña airport is 85 km from Ortigueira, Santiago de Compostela 120 km.
The Galician infrastructure is very good there are paved roads even to the smallest villages.
Galicia is not only the most western part of Spain but also of continental Europe. Galicia is known as the emerald of Spain. In parts Galicia is mountainous in other parts hilly or nearly flat. The serene countryside is green and lush and spectacularly beautiful. Fields are surrounded by natural stone walls and trees. The seemingly endless forests and vineyards combined with pastures create a feeling of tranquility. Stress is an unknown word here. Our mighty rivers that get their water from thousands of lesser rivers and streams make their way to the ocean past our cities, villages, through mountains and countryside. Galicia is unique and will never fail to surprise the visitor. There are only few places in Europe where you can find wild horses, wild cows, wild boar, deer, wolves and bears roaming the country side.
No coastline in Europe can hold a candle to the 1.600 kilometer Galicia offers. This coastline is formed not only by great sandy grounds and steep cliffs, spectacular rock formations and white sand beaches but also by its exclusive geographic estuary-like formations called Rias. The unequalled white sand beaches vary from little secluded coves to long stretches of white sand; up to 9 km. Coastal temperatures are very different from those inland. On the coast one can grow oranges and lemons, a sign that frost is virtually unknown. Min temperature: 7 degrees Celsius. In summer temperatures can rise to well in the 30’s but not for very long periods. Several ancient cultures left their mark on Galicia such as the Celts and Romans which makes Galicia very interesting to explore. Beaches and country walks are too many to mention but are there to be discovered and enjoyed.
Our food is famous throughout Spain, beef, game and seafood are of the very best quality.
Galiciavista Inmo S.L. is managed by Sieni and John, we are a Dutch couple and have over thirty years experience in selling real estate of which eleven years in Galicia.
We are, as we have always been, dedicated to personal service.
You will find references from some of our happy clients under “services and testimonials” on our
In my life I’ve had the privilege of staying in the most enchanting outskirts of the world,
but never did I find a home so close to my heart as Galicia.
John van der Weide