"Our week in Dezanove House was very special. The website had already given us a taste of what awaited us, but the real thing surpassed our expectations. The house
definitely has that elusive ‘wow’ factor with its stunning contemporary design and once inside, peace and tranquillity instantly surround you. The living area and bedrooms
upstairs all have the wonderful panoramic vista of the estuary which you can sit and enjoy for hours on end, following the boats going to and from the distant floating
platforms producing mussels - one of the delicacies of the region. The fact that the wood on the walls around you has been floating in the bay for many years links this very
modern house with its surroundings and brings the outside in. It is spacious, wonderfully light and very comfortable; the attention to detail means that you lack nothing.
Sonia, the delightful housekeeper, was there to greet us on our arrival and had prepared a delicious supper of local produce which was much appreciated after our drive
from Porto. She was very helpful and friendly.
We loved the area, with its beautiful unspoilt beaches, all within a short drive of the house. We enjoyed our shopping trips into Pobra, which had everything we needed as
well as some excellent restaurants where we sampled some of the seafood and tapas dishes for which the region is famous, such as octopus, cuttlefish and Padron
A visit to the mountain rock pools is a must and the view from the top pool takes the breath away. We were so impressed we returned on our last day to experience it once
The region and coastline is obviously a well kept secret among Spanish nationals. We visited Santiago de Compostela one day, which was the only place we saw any
international tourists. Further away, La Coruña is also well worth a visit, with its attractive glass fronted houses overlooking the port in one direction and the beach in the
other. Associated with the Armada and Sir John Moore, there is plenty of historical interest if you can tear yourself away from the wonderful seafood on offer everywhere.
We had a fabulous week and most certainly intend to return."
Andrew and Rebecca W., Yatton, July 2016
"Thank you so much- The house and our holiday were fantastic. The house is beautiful, of course but it is also a really comfortable place to spend time. The view is
fabulous and the ability to just walk out of the house and down the steps opposite to the little beach is special. We really enjoyed the trip that you arranged for us to Ons
and spent time on the wild beaches just a short drive from the house, when we were almost alone there through long and sunny days. The house keeper was great and
the welcome meal that was provided was a real life saver when we arrived at mid night. Thank you again."
Jane, London UK, June 2016
"We had the pleasure of spending a week at Dezanove House around Easter time. The house is exquisite. Fabulous architecture with innovative design and an eye for
detail which is amazing. At the same time it is comfortable and feels like home and the baths are shouting out to provide some R&R. The housekeeper couldn’t have been
more helpful, even buying us a sowing kit so we could finish our sock knitting project! The owners were 'on call' for us helping with the delivery of our lost luggage and
patiently running through how to use the cinema system. Pablo, the local chef was recommended by the owners. He came over to discuss our menu, took us to the local
market to buy the produce and, with his two sous chefs, lovingly prepared a fantastic 5 course dinner for our family.
The views from the living room and kitchen are breathtaking, overlooking the bay. We caught sight of the dolphins one morning, playing in the bay who, the locals told us,
live there year round. Across the road is a small beach which feels private and secluded. Even with the Spring temperatures we managed a quick dip in the sea, with the
fisherman watching over us in amazement. Dezanove House is in an area of Galicia catering for local tourism only - there are no resorts or development associated with
the 'costas'. Gardens with vegetable plots run down to the beach. It's old Spain with genuine warm and welcoming locals although it's worth having some basic Spanish
as you'll need it. A short drive will take you to deserted, sandy beaches, miles long and comparable to the the best in the world from the tips of Scotland to the edges of
Australia. In the other direction, as well as Santiago de Compostela, there are cities of culture and history to provide some intellectual stimulation.
The house is unique and luxurious, we were well looked after and this area of Spain is breathtakingly beautiful with its soul in tact. We'll be back."
B.F., London UK, April 2016
"Dezanove House was really lovely, and we enjoyed a relaxing and peaceful week there. The veiws from the house re beautiful, and iti sin a great location with the beach
just across the road and down some stairs".
Keith, Oxford UK, August 2015
"We really enjoyed our stay. The view of the house is superb! I also enjoyed the space in the kitchen. To cook freshly bought fish straight from the harbour is a dream! The
"It is wonderful house with an amazing view from the living area out to sea. The children said it was the most awesome place they had ever stayed in. The beach is
fabulous – so private and tranquil. We enjoyed swimming every morning and collecting mussels for dinner which were the best we had ever tasted. We also loved
walking into Boiro and marvelling at the colours, sizes and shapes of the houses along the way and the sun glistening on the emerald green waters. It was a
perfect holiday for all us. Thank you."
Keith, Manchester UK, June 2015
“We had a wonderful stay at Dezanove House. Everything we could possibly need was provided and the house was immaculate and well designed. The views are stunning and we found time to really unwind as well as explore. There are long sandy beaches 10 mins drive away which are picture postcard beautiful and we had fun eating out and exploring the area. The local cheese is well worth a try. We went to Santiago de Compostela twice and would recommend it as a great day out.
The house is an ideal base to explore with every creature comfort to come back to. Much love, care and attention has been put into the design and we enjoyed our time there so would recommend it to others without reservation…”
Sara Sherwood, London UK, June 2014
“La casa es muy moderna pero a la vez encaja perfectamente en su entorno ya que está hecha de mucho material reciclado de la zona. La atención que tienen los dueños a los detalles se le nota en cada rincón también. Está hecho todo con muy buen gusto y para máxima relajación. Lo pasamos muy bien allí durante unos días antes de mi luna de miel para una escapada muy romántica el año pasado. Todo lo que amuebla la casa tiene muy buena calidad. Las sabanas y toallas son todas de primera calidad hotelera. Los platos y cubiertos y todo lo que tienen a la disposición de los huéspedes también lo es. Realmente un encanto de lugar y una experiencia inolvidable.”
Charlotte Wellon, Tenerife Spain, April 2014