Golmar 13, peaceful paradise with stunning view
Golmar 13, is a stunning house in a little hamlet set up in the hills above Cadeira, a beautiful little Spanish seaside town with the best seafood and tapas we have ever tasted. We were a family group of all ages and abilities ranging from my husband in a wheelchair, two sons and their wives and two grandchildren aged 5 and 3.
The house has quite the most spectacular position and outlook. We spent the first evening sitting looking out to sea at headland after headland right to A Coruna whilst the sun set over the horizon and we lay in the garden of our house drinking our wine and thanking our lucky stars to be in such a beautiful spot.
The house itself is great, with two sitting rooms all looking out to sea, some lovely pieces of Spanish furniture, comfortable and friendly rooms with lots of space to spread out and not get under each others feet. There was lots to do, some excellent mountain bikes to explore the hills with, some lovely local walks down to the cliffs overlooking the sea, passing through tiny fields belonging to the local farmers, walking along green ways or walking/jogging down to Cadeira through the eucalyptus forests and passing huge blooms of wild hydrangeas.
The beaches are stunning and very like the best of Pembrokshire/Cornish beaches without the crowds. All the beaches varied from world class surfing beaches to little ones with rock pools, to calm, clean town beaches, perfect for my little ones to paddle and splash safely. All the beaches had wheelchair accessable ramps down to the sea and even wheelchair portaloos - I have never seen one in England down on a deserted beach!
We visited A Coruna the largest town in Galicia, which boasts the longest esplanade in Europe running down one side from the lighthouse, and on the other side are the magnificent glass house balconies surrounding the harbour. We had a lazy lunch and wandered around the shops and stone paved cool streets and found it a lovely town to visit.
Mostly we lazed, tried to do some painting of the view, swung in the double hammock, tried talking spanish with our lovely neighbouring farmer, drove to a beach for a swim or surf and then after feeding the little girls headed down to Cadeira for some tapas. Cadeira is very Spanish and no-one spoke English and there were no tourists except for a few surfers, so we really felt as if we were in a foreign country. A wonderful holiday and highly recommended.