I LIKE THIS PLACE !

Just returned from yet another visit. The tranquility of this place is awe-inspiring, - the view over the river Minho to Portugal. The irony of the church bells ring an hour's difference either side of the river.!

Charm personified. The host - as always - cannot seem to do enough for his guests. The dogs exemplary friendly ...one of which is a great character ! - I'm sure he remembers guests - he is so welcoming !

We stayed as before - in the Lodges. Some would say they are 'dated' perhaps ....but to us - the authenticity of the whole place is its rustic charm. The 'of a previous age' to us, is part of what the place is !

As always, the place, be it the Lodges or the Cottage, - impeccably clean and tidy. Glorious walks and numerous traditional eating places to us makes the place complete.

Cross the river to the Saturday market - bliss - fantastic market. Baiona is a fabulous seaside resort with lovely beaches within a short drive. St Iago de Compestela is about 2 hours away - spectacular architecture and a pleasant drive.

Of course there is a major airport here in St Jago....as well as the Oporto Airport,- the latter being the nearest.

Planning on going back in June for a week - and looking forward to some fishing ! Hopefully it will be warm enough to take advantage of the lovely swimming pool !