In the area of Oza dos Ríos, A Coruña, this property is located. Oza dos Ríos is a municipality located in the Biosphere Reserve of As Mariñas Coruñesas and Terras do Mandeo. This qualification by UNESCO tells us of a natural paradise, in this case, especially attractive for its great biological and cultural diversity, which develops between the river basins of the Mandeo and Mero rivers. The Reserve is crossed by the Camino de Santiago del Norte and the Camino Inglés. The property is 13 km from the sea, approximately. And 20 minutes from A Coruña, capital of Galicia.
A house 120 years old and… like new
We are facing a nice mansion. Spacious, with 180 m2 for each of its three floors, that is: 540 m2 total area. The house is completely renovated and has been used as a tourist housing. Around it has a land of about 2,000 m2, forming two gardens, front and rear, with beautiful trees among which the camellias of various colours stand out. The gardens are beautifully maintained. All the beams of the house are chestnut. The windows are modern, double glazed Climalit type, but retaining the old aesthetic. The exterior doors are also chestnut. It has iron radiators.
Heating and hot water are by diesel boiler, with a tank of 2,500 l. Water is free, comes from a well on the property and a spring that automatically fills the house’s deposits. The house has an anti-damp installation that keeps it dry, without odours, and in perfect conditions.
Starting from the outside, the garden is closed by a stone wall in front and a hedge in the back. In the entrance part of the garden, there is a boiler room and tanks. The main entrance is preceded by a small porch. On the ground floor, we can find a suite, with a large bed, lots of space, a fireplace and, next to it, a bathroom. Also, a pantry where washing machines are also found. A large room where the old lareira (typical Galician country house kitchen) remains, with enough space to accommodate a nice decorative corner. There is also a huge kitchen, with a table to eat. It is fully equipped and has access to the back garden.
On the first floor, there are what could be two complete apartments: master bedroom, children’s bedroom and bathroom. There is also another double bedroom and a separate children’s room. There are several spaces that work as a distributor, some with a fireplace. This is the current distribution that, obviously, could be redesigned to the taste of the owners. A staircase gives us access to the attic, well insulated on both ceilings and floors where the mechanisms of air extraction are hidden. It has usable space as a storage room.