Generously proportioned but sparely elegant in design, this fine country seat is an excellent example of the Galician pazo or stately home. Dating back centuries , it is listed for its heritage value and has links with the nearby Pazo de Beindoiro. The front of the house affords ravishing views over the Sierra de O Candán and the magnificent Pazo de Liñares, fresh from an ambitious refurbishment.
The property is distributed over two levels, each measuring 309 sqm, plus a faiado or attic. From the grand entrance hall we can descend to the ground floor, containing a bedroom and family bathroom. The other rooms on this level are used as a storage area and wine cellar, occupying the space where the stable block once stood. This part of the property was not included in the refurbishment and will require some upgrading.
A stone and chestnut staircase sweeps us to the main floor, where the current owners spend most of their time. Here we find a kitchen complete with traditional stone lareira or fireplace with integrated woodburning stove, modern appliances and granite countertops; a large dining room with built-in pantry and original period windows; a charming sitting room looking out over the garden; various corridors and landings; four generous bedrooms that could easily be converted to en-suites; and an additional half-bathroom. This level also features an outdoor portico with a fine stone staircase leading to a lower gallery, which provides ground-floor access to the house.
The extensive faiado or attic offers a lot of scope for renovation – it would make a delightful library, for example.
Throughout the property, the exposed beams and wooden floors are all original, crafted from chestnut wood. Several of the rooms still boast rustic wooden ceilings, stone walls and granite masonry around the doors and windows. Various structural and historical elements have also been lovingly preserved, such as the stone columns on the first-floor portico, a balcony on the western façade embellished with an old stone escutcheon and a lintel engraved with a cross above the main entrance bearing the family name, ‘Feijoo’.
The house is set in a lush, verdant garden extending to 1876 sqm. Highlights include a centuries-old walnut tree, an orchard planted with native fruit trees and a stunning camellia hedge defining the front of the plot.
Included in the sale is most of the furniture and a nearby 9,000 sqm parcel currently used as a timber pine plantation, situated on the northern slope of Monte das Penas parallel to the Asnerio River. From the pazo grounds, there is a delightful walk sure to become a favourite weekend excursion.
The property is all linked up to the water and electricity grids and has its own septic tank and irrigation well. The grounds are enclosed by a stone perimeter wall and accessed via a well-paved road.
This is a truly extraordinary home, just waiting for a new owner to continue its enchanting story.
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Sixteenth-century Galician stately home on the Camino de Santiago’s storied Vía de la Plata.