Through a track that runs through the mountain, with beautiful views, without neighbors, without noise, in the middle of nature… We arrive at the area where the hamlet is located. It was called Santomé do Medio, in A Coruña. A small abandoned village. As Pontes, with its more than 10,000 inhabitants and all the services, is 12 km away. Ortigueira beach is 20 minutes away. Miño, in the Ría de Betanzos, next to Pontedeume, is only 30 minutes away.
It is a set of five independent main buildings, but very close to each other. They have a small path that joins them. They are the old school, a cabin used as a garage, a house where the bosses lived, a house in ruins and a house covered by weeds.
One of them suffered a fire years ago and only the walls remain. The fire destroyed the roof and the upper floor slab. It was intended as a house. It had this layout: on the ground floor a kitchen, an oven and a living room. On the upper floor there were four bedrooms and a living room. From the ground floor there was access to the back part (garden), where the granary is, of which only the pillars and the stairs have been preserved due to the fire. There is a drinking fountain for animals outside.
Next to the house there is a small hut that was a storehouse where the grass and animal things were kept for the winter. Next to this storehouse there is another house of approximate size to the first house that only keeps the walls. It is not accessible because of the weeds and the tall uncut grass.
The one in front of the house is the carts’ hut, today used as a garage. Continuing along the path, on the right we find a small house with one floor (and the attic) that had a room and a block.
At the end of this path we find the school, which has two floors. The upper one was used for school and the lower one for storage. Attached to this was the school’s house which had one floor with a kitchen and a living room and two bedrooms. There lived the teacher, who often lived in the main house. There were about 30 students in the school, according to the owner, who came from all over the area to this now-abandoned village.
In the main house there were about 15 people. The teacher lived there alone, but she could live with her family. We do not know how many people lived in the second house (which we cannot access).
From the property where the abandoned hamlet is located, a path starts, which would lead if the weeds are cleared, 300 meters away, to the Chapel of Santomé (Santo Tomás). There is a river, about 500 m from the village, which separates the parish of Freixo from that of Deveso. The property includes several land plots that, together, add up to a total of 250,000 m2. There are more than 20 plots in total. The surfaces vary, being their distribution, approximately: A land of 38,000 m2. Another 8 plots of between 15.000 and 20.000 m2 each one. Also 6 estates between 3.000 and 10.000 m2. And others of smaller size.
In this land eucalyptus has been planted (about 6 or 7 hectares), some of them 5 or 6 years old. And also pine, which is not included in the sale price of the property.
There is a spring 100 m from the main house, from which this house and the school were supplied. It would be necessary to check its current state. The nearest electric connection is in a neighbor’s house, within about 400 m from this abandoned village, and a line can be connected from there.
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