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Camino de Playa

Camino de Playa is located on the edge of the Galician nature reserve of Costa da Vela, near a kilometer-long sandy beach. The current owners discovered this rundown building, which was originally a winemaking bodega, on a hike in 2004. It took a total of 12 years to buy, rebuild, and convert it into a home.

At the centre of the house you will find the courtyard, which is bordered by high walls, creating the appearance of a room under the open sky. With an outdoor kitchen, dining table and seating area, the courtyard functions as the combined living, dining and kitchen area of the main house, which opens out to the surrounding landscape with three large windows. Fair-faced granite walls, chestnut ceilings and barrel-vaulted ceilings made of terracotta tiles in the kitchen characterise this house’s rustic ambience. Simple, straight-lined furniture and Corten steel elements add contrasting contemporary touches. The house features four bedrooms (three of them with an en suite bathroom). From the bedroom in the attic you reach the upper terrace and its 15 meter long pool, which borders the courtyard to one side.

A little away from the main house lies the small adjoining house La Cabaña, which can be rented together with the main house or separately. It has a living room with sofa bed, a small kitchen, a sleeping gallery and a bathroom with shower. The outdoor area with terrace, outdoor kitchen, outdoor shower and garden offers additional space in summer.

What to do

You can visit to the local fish markets (the area is famous throughout Spain for its seafood), cook and eat outdoors, walk to the beach or along the adjacent coastal trails on the Cabo de Home, rent a sailboat for the day or take a ferry to the famous Cies Islands, and finish the day with drinks by the pool at sunset.

Why we like this house

A contemporary reworking of an old ruin on an unspoilt coastline. The outdoor living space is a lovely place to be!

This house is great for

For (large) families or holidays with friends the main house is ideal. The dependance is well suited for couples or small families.


Region ES – Spain, Galicia, Donón
Name Camino de Playa
Scenery isolated location in the midst of vineyards and close to the beach
Number of guests max. 8 people in the main building; 2 adults + 2 children in the dependance
Completed 2017
Design Jamie Fobert Architects, London; Marta Gutierrez, La Coruña
Published The Sunday Times 6/2023, Wallpaper 7/2017
Architecture Old & new
Accomodation House
Criteria 8+ (house/apartment), Apartments combinable, Beach, Dog-friendly, Family, Hiking, Pool, Sea, Wine

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Luisa sagt:
Unser Aufenthalt im Camino de Playa war einfach fantastisch! Die Lage am Rande des Naturschutzgebiets Costa da Vela ist atemberaubend, und das Haus selbst ist ein Meisterwerk des zeitgenössischen Wiederaufbaus. Die umliegenden Strände, Wanderwege und Restaurants waren großartig. Wir haben unsere Zeit hier sehr genossen und werden die Erinnerungen an diesen Urlaub immer schätzen!
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Momme Peters sagt:
We spent two wonderful weeks in the main house in July. The architecture of the house in its setting is unique. You feel one with the surrounding nature, but at the same time it gives you the feeling of total privacy and protection in your own world. Its just amazing. We felt at home from the first minute. Its perfect for a vacation with friends or families (we were two families) since each room has its own bathroom. There is a lot of space within the property (inside the house, on the beautiful patio, upstairs at the pool or in the garden) so that you can easily find a spot to read a book or think or whatever, even if the kids are playing in the pool, or your friends have a lively discussion. There is so much to explore in the area: the beaches, the villages, the small towns, the ferry trip to Vigo, the exciting walks with everchanging views... We would have loved to stay another two weeks and we are sure that its a great place for other seasons too, since it must be very cozy inside the living room with a lttle fire in the oven. The communication with the owner and his local partners is very nice and easy. I can honestly say that is was my best experience with a home away from home and I hope I will be back there one day.
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Fin de semana de 10 en un sitio de 10. Es una casa espectacular. Tiene 4 habitaciones y 4 baños eso es genial cuando vas con amigos. Tiene de todo, puedes ir sin nada de tu casa porque allí lo tienen. Se nota el buen gusto y la buena calidad de todas las cosas de la casa, muebles, utensilios de cocina, etc. Yo he pasado unos días en febrero y celebramos un cumpleaños en el patio haciendo una barbacoa. Aunque en este tiempo no pudimos bañarnos en la piscina disfrutamos de la chimenea, por lo que no solo es una casa de verano. A mayores tiene otra casita independiente que tiene de todo y aunque es más pequeña es igual de bonita y con todas las comodidades. Jamie y Dominique, los dueños son estupendos y Sandra que es la que nos preparó la casa es un encanto y muy servicial, se acercó cada vez que necesitábamos algo.
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Nina Hölscher sagt:
Im Herbst 2018 haben wir in dem Haus (und dem kleinen Nachbarhaus) mit 4 Parteien 1 Woche Urlaub verbracht und konnten kaum glauben, wie wunderschön dieses Haus ist - in jeder Hinsicht. Jedes Zimmer - mit jeweils zwei Schlafplätzen - hat ein eigenes Bad (4 Schlafzimmer im großen Haus, eines im Kleinen), die riesige Wohnküche mit Kamin ist gemütlich, phantastisch ausgestattet (die Küche) und verbunden mit dem Innenhof, der ebenfalls sehr gemütlich ist und zum grillen, chillen und als Treffpunkt für alle einlädt. Der Pool ist durch Solarenergie beheizt und kann somit auch im Herbst super benutzt werden. Die ganze Umgebung ist ebenfalls wunderschön - bis zum Strand sind es zu Fuß 15 - 20 min. Fußweg durch ein Wäldchen, in der Umgebung gibt es weitere Strände, die alle sehr einsam und traumhaft waren. Ebenso auch andere reizvolle Ausflugsziele. Wir haben sogar Delfine gesehen! Es ist unbedingt erforderlich, mit dem Auto anzureisen, da es abgelegen liegt. Insgesamt ein Paradis, in das wir gerne einmal wiederkehren wollen. Vielen Dank an die Architekten.
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Volker Richard sagt:
Dieses Haus ist ein absoluter Traum. Es hat 4 vollwertig und autarke Zimmer mit eigenem Bad (max 8 Personen). Der Patio lädt zum Wohlfühlen ein - der Pool erlaubt Erfrischung und sportliche Aktivität. Der wunderschöne ruhig Strand liegt fußläufig talwärts - kurzum ein Traum für den Urlaub. Wir hatten das Glück die zwei Architekten Jamie und Dominique kennenzulernen, was den Urlaub noch abrundete. Gerne immer wieder !
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