Guests Comments


Fecha: 09.09.2019

Autor: Ian, Brístol

Asunto: Cottage Esencia

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage, which was excellent and everything we needed plus more - the friendly local farm cats and dogs were great fun. The location is excellent - only 3km from Curtis - for provisions and the train station for day trips to A Coruna, Santiago & Lugo. It is also really easy to drive to Rías Baixas and we had a lovely drive to Muros and back via Padron. Much to see locally as well, we simply did not have time. Once back at the cottage in the evening, it was lovely to just sit outside and enjoy the peace and quiet, although there are lively bars in the town and there was a funfair while we were there as well. All in all, a great part of a wonderful holiday and Tony was a great host.

Fecha: 08.03.2019

Autor: Wendy

Asunto: Cottage Rustica (Airbnb)

Tranquility, peace and fresh air are what you will find at casa rustica. Excellent accommodation with all the necessary comforts. As well as fantastic hosts in Tony and Sue. We couldn’t have asked for more. Wonderful

Fecha: 12.11.2018

Autor: Rodrigue

Asunto: Cottage Esencia (Airbnb)

Un accueil parfait et ponctuel. Tony est fort sympathique et efficace. Il prend le temps de tout bien expliquer et répond à toutes les questions. La maison est très propre et fonctionnelle. Le cadre est calme et apaisant.

Fecha: 08.11.2018

Autor: Timothy D

Asunto: Cottage Esencia (HomeAway)

Tony was a very helpful and friendly host. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped, including the English TV programmes. Its location was ideal for us - a quiet rural settiing but less than an hour away from all the major cities we wanted to visit. We hope to return soon.

Fecha: 23.08.2018

Autor: Isabel

Asunto: Cottage Rustica (Airbnb)

The house is really lovely, there is lots of attention to detail and I couldn't fault a thing. The location is exactly as described, a peaceful place and a perfect place to relax. Tony and Sue were excellent hosts and we all look forward to returning! Many thanks, Isabel

Fecha: 07.08.2018

Autor: Julia

Asunto: Casa Rustica (Airbnb)

A centrally located place to discover many interesting spots in Galicia. Also a wonderful place to relax after doing the Camino.

Fecha: 03.07.2018

Autor: Kevin

Asunto: Cottage Esencia (Airbnb)

“We stayed in this cottage after we had walked a number of stages of the Camino-pilgrimage. The cottage is surrounded by nature, kept in a excellent state and most of all, extremely tidy and clean. We had to change our plans a bit, due to bad weather. Tony has been so friendly to share his ideas about day-trips in the area and proved himself to be an excellent host. We left completely satisfied and will surely return. Thanks again.”

Fecha: 23.05.2018

Autor: Jens H.

Asunto: Cottage Rustica (HomeAway)

Wir, 2 Eltern und ein Kind unter zwei Jahre, haben dieses ruhig gelegene Haus als Basis für unsere Ausflüge / Wanderungen genutzt. Ein Auto ist hier notwendig.

Das Haus selbst ist sehr gepflegt und von der Einrichtung hat es an nichts gefehlt.

Tony und seine Frau kümmern sich liebevoll um die beiden Steinhäuser und ihre Gäste. Immer ansprechbar aber niemals aufdringlich. Kurzes Beispiel. Gerade ist eben ausnahmsweise der router zum Internet ausgefallen, habe tony um sieben Uhr morgens eine Mail geschrieben, 10 Minuten später stand er da und hat das Problem behoben. Sehr zufrieden mit dem Gesamtpaket.

Fecha: 22.05.2018

Autor: Ferenc

Asunto: Cottage Esencia (Airbnb)

Great place, the house is in a good location for a base discovering the north coast and A Coruna. The accommodation has all necessary amenities, and it is a charming and comfortable combination of a traditional rural cottage and modern appliances.

Fecha: 15.12.2017

Autor: Tatyana

Asunto: Cottage Esencia (Airbnb)

One of our best AirBnb experiences ever. Tom and Sue are amazing hosts – they think about each and every detail, they really care about their guests, each part of the house is 100% functional – if it’s air heater – it’s the most efficient one, creating necessary temperature in the house in minutes, bathroom is spacious and there’s enough water for the guests (it’s pretty usual that hosts put small water heaters in the house in order to minimize electricity bills – it’s not that case). This house is equipped exactly as if the owners will live there themselves – each and every day. And it’s very important that the owners are very clever and experienced people – they do not only intend to do the house functional, they really were able to do it. Important to note - the house is unbelievably CLEAN and cozy. It’s hard to describe – just see it yourself. You will be surprised by the cleanliness of the whole house – it’s not just clean, it’s simply ideal. Functionality – bed is simply ideal – great mattress, great bed linen (sooo cosy!), even heating blanket is suggested (and will be heating the bed before you come)! Kitchen is fully equipped (we’ve cooked a lot and didn’t face any lack of equipment or dishes). Big bath, enough water (working without any problems, which is usually a problem in lots of houses). Even DVD on 4 languages (Spanish, English, French and German) for the evenings when you want to stay at home. We rarely watch TV but this time we were happy to watch some famous cinemas with a fireplace view. I just can’t say what can be done better in this house – first time in my life (even though I’m professional in hotel management business, BTW). I can’t resist from mentioning the small neighbours – 2 dogs and smaaaaall kitten (just born). They’re AMAZING! You will love them. A wonderful black girl Rosi will come for hugs (she loves them!) – please share some wonderful food with her! You’ll love her! Small red dog is cuty-cute. And kitten is… you know – it’s hard to describe your mimimi impression on the 1-month (as max) kitten. Adorable! Aaaand – here comes the most important: they are and the whole house and place are: 100% QUIET. Friendly speaking, it made me a bit nervous about this house choice. I used to stay in another house in Galicia which is bigger and located away from other houses, without neighbours. This time it was unavailable and choosing this house for our stay I HAD 3 concerns: quietness (as it’s located in a village and we’re very noises-sensitive people), that it can be too small for us and that it can be cold in it during this season. All 3 concerns are away now. As for the noises – there’re NO NOISES at all. Yes, meaning no noises at all. You lay in a bed at night and try to hear anything – but no, there NO noises, as mentioned in one of previous guests’s reviews. As for the volume of the house – there’s plenty of space inside. Plenty! And you feel yourself as in a palace! As for the temperature inside – never mind! Tom thought about it, providing heating in each and every room. And it works ideally (and VERY fast – one of the heaters starts working in 1 second).
And our huge thanks to the hosts – Tom and Sue. You’re great and very talented people with big hearts. Thank you for sharing this wonderful house in our beloved Galicia with us. Muchisimas gracias!"

Fecha: 29.10.2017

Autor: Geoff W.

Asunto: Cottage Esencia

This was our first visit to Galicia. We wanted to stay somewhere traditional and within reach of the main towns and coastlines. This place absolutely exceeded all of our expectations. From the moment we arrived we felt at home, thanks to Tony and Sue for being such lovely hosts. The cottage is one of two on the same site which have been totally renovated to a very high standard. Everything is provided, the bed is super comfortable and the bathroom is modern. We loved the paintings, done by Tony, which show traditional Galician scenes and give even more character to the interior. The classic TV programs provided on a hard drive were much appreciated too when the Galicia got some much needed rain! We totally recommend this cottage for those seeking to explore this scenic corner of Spain. We will be back!

Fecha: 21.09.2017


Asunto: Cottage Rustica

wir haben 2 sehr schöne Wochen in diesem wunderschönen Steinhaus verbracht.Das Haut ist sehr schön ,super sauber, stilvoll rustikal eingerichtet. Die Küche ist sehr gut ausgestattet,das Bett ist gut,eine richtige gute Decke,schöne Bettwäsche, Hand und Duschtücher sind genügend da,nach einer Woche wurde die Bettwäsche und alle Hand,. Dusch und Küchentücher gewechselt,sogar Spüllappen und Putzschwamm, die Wohnung wurde geputzt,so einen Service hatten wir noch nie.Tony und Sue sind sehr nette Gastgeber,zur Begrüßung gab es eine Flasche Wein und Brot und Ausflug- Tips.Auch an kühleren Tagen kann man es gut aushalten,das Haus lässt sich sehr gut heizen und wenn die Sonne scheint kann man wunderbar vor dem Haus sitzen,Natur und Ruhe pur.Wir haben schon viele Ferienhäuser gebucht,aber dieses war mit Abstand das Beste

Fecha: 31.08.2017

Autor: Jill W.

Asunto: Cottage Esencia

A well appointed house in a lovely rural setting. Fully and pleasantly supported by Tony and Sue. Our stay was a positive expierance and would recommend the cottage for people looking for peace and serenity but within easy reach of surrounding attractions.

Fecha: 23.08.2017

Autor: Philippe et Isabelle L

Asunto: Cottage Rustica

Nous avons passé un très bon séjour. Dans une petite maison au milieu de la nature, au calme.

Fecha: 02.07.2017


Asunto: Cottage Esencia

très agréable & confortable
Accueil chaleureux du propriétaire ce gîte est très bien pensé nous n' avons manqué de rien que ce soit linge ou vaisselle nous le recommanderions sans hésiter l' environnement est calme à souhait.

Fecha: 17.06.2017

Autor: Steffen Altus

Asunto: Cottage Rustica

Super Unterkunft zum Weiterempfehlen.
Wir wurden sehr herzlich von Tony empfangen. Wir haben uns die Woche auf dem Lande sehr wohl gefühlt. Vom Standort aus waren Santiago, A Curunja und die Küste mit dem Auto unter 60min zu erreichen. Es waren bezogene Bettdecken nach "deutschen" Standard vorhanden, nicht wie Spanien üblich nur Decke und Laken. Eine rundum gelungene Urlaubswoche.

Ausstattung in allen Bereichen sehr gut
ruhige Lage
Sitzgelegenheit vor dem Haus mit Abendsonne
Fliegenfenster in allen Räumen
Gute Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in der Nähe

Fecha: 26.05.2017

Autor: Roy

Asunto: Cottage Esencia

“This rock coot age is awesome! Brand new and extremely well done . Fitted out perfectly. They are the nicest , most helpful couple ever!!!”

Fecha: 22.05.2017

Autor: Neil

Asunto: Cottage Esencia

Tony and Sue are terrific hosts! You can pleasantly lose track of time chatting with both about life in Galicia--rural, urban, wet or dry years, the ferias (a farmer's market, pulperia, and agricultural show-in-one) and the amazing villagers who attend them. We more than enjoyed our stay in Tony and Sue's lovingly restored Esencia cottage in Curtis--truly a memorable experience. Tony greeted us at an agreed-upon time, handed us the keys, and showed us how the cottage functions. The cottage itself exceeded our expectations. Clean and comfortable and fully equipped to cook a meal, like a fabada which we enjoyed on the second day of our stay. In town, you will find three grocery stores, meat shops, and artisan bread stores, to keep the fridge and pantry in stock. The cottage is equipped with at least one day's supply of bathroom tissue, paper towels, kitchen soap--you won't have trouble finding needed supplies in town. Give yourself plenty of time to walk the country roads (and allow yourself to get lost--literally or figuratively--for a couple of hours) that cut through little pockets of oak forest, hay fields, and running creeks. Esencia cottage is restful and quiet in a rural setting. From time to time you'll hear a tractor roll by (the cottage is away from the road and tall evergreen hedges provide privacy); but all day long you will hear birds (not enough to keep you awake at night). If you decide to stay indoors because of rain or fog, you can listen to the birds sing in the rain or watch TV (if you must!). Tony and Sue cleaned the cottage one week into our 14-night stay--cleaning with attention to details, not just a bed sheet and towel exchange. Every-ready to meet your needs, Tony and Sue work with great care to make your stay in Esencia and in Curtis truly memorable and remarkable. We cannot think of anything we disliked about Esencia...except that we couldn't stay longer.

Fecha: 14.05.2017

Autor: Corinne J

Asunto: Cottage Esencia

Nous avons passé 15 jours chez Tony. Location très propre, très bien entretenue, draps, serviettes changés régulièrement. Parfaite pour 4 personnes avec pour chaque couple sa salle de bains et toilettes.
La location est calme à la campagne, idéalement située pour découvrir toute la Galice.
Un accueil des plus chaleureux (œufs et pain frais), des propriétaires adorables et prévenants.
Séjour parfait dans ce petit coin de paradis nous y retournerons avec plaisir!!

Fecha: 16.04.2017

Autor: Anabela

Asunto: Cottage Rustica

It was a wonderful experience, to be in the middle of Galicia and in a true little village. The house is great, very well equipped and comfortable. A great place to be every month of the year, because the house has a great terrace with barbecue and is in a quiet and peaceful village, where one can see thousands of stars at night and hear the true sound of silence. We loved our little neighbors: three gentle and joyful dogs, little kitten and two fatty rabbits! At the same time, we're close to every great city like Santiago Compostela, Lugo, Coroña.. And delicious seafood! In a word... Wonderful! Thank you Tony!

Fecha: 06.04.2017

Autor: Eamonn

Asunto: Cottage Esencia

I can only echo all the positive comments already made - a fantastic place. The location is superb as you can strike out in any direction an find something to see or do - lovely countryside, great beaches and historic towns. Try to see the waterfalls at this location 43.224852, -8.009191 on Google maps. Many thanks to you both.

Fecha: 27.03.2017

Autor: Marion

Asunto: Cottage Esencia

The cottage was spotless, warm and very well equipped. The owners did everything to be helpful but not intrusive. The vast collection of films was enough to keep us entertained for 3 weeks! Shops and restaurants were easy to find locally. There were many places to visit within an hour's drive.

Fecha: 17.11.2016

Autor: Brian

Asunto: Cottage Esencia

“Very comfortable,quiet and ideal location for sightseeing”

Situated in a very rural setting it is in an ideal position if you want peace and quiet.The owners Tony and Sue are very welcoming and helpful.Being equidistant from Lugo,A Coruna and Santiago de Compostela,all are within an easy one hour drive,the cottage is ideally situated for sightseeing.The property is extremely well appointed and surprisingly spacious.Curtis, 2 miles down the road has 3 medium sized supermarkets and a number of small bars and cafes.Of particular mention is the station which only has two passenger trains per day,but where it is possible to enjoy your morning coffee in the sun with 2 small pieces of tortilla for 1 Euro per person.

Fecha: 11.08.2016

Autor: Noah

Asunto: cottage Esencia

The cottage was absolutely fantastic - the perfect retreat with all creature comforts including an external hard-drive with movies and Wi-Fi. There was no fault with the accommodation or the very kind host (Tony) who catered for our delayed arrival. Our holiday was lucky to coincide with an annual traditional market at the local village which was fantastic and the location was brilliant for visiting local beaches and the nearby cities. The cottage is extremely clean, equipped with everything and Tony is more than happy to help with everything. We were also welcomed with bread and eggs! Absolutely delightful!

Fecha: 03.07.2016

Autor: Robert

Asunto: cottage Esencia

We thoroughly recommend this rural Cottage to travellers who seek the ultimate in peace and quiet, accompanied by caring Proprietors and with easy access to nearby Cities of interest. For a holiday that has it all, you could not improve on this tidy and comfortable Cottage, particularly with its attractive artwork. Robert and Lesley Rondel, Auckland, New Zealand.

Fecha: 14.06.2016

Autor: Marie

Asunto: cottage Esencia

Logement très bien décrit puisqu'on l'a reconnu en passant sur la route. Intérieur spatieux et bonne répartion des pièces. Accueil chaleureux et quelques attentions particulières qui nous ont touchées. Calme de la campagne.

Fecha: 05.05.2016

Autor: Scott

Asunto: cottage Esencia

“My wife and I had a wonderful time staying in Curtis in Tony's cottage. It is an old stone building that has been beautifully renovated and feels cosy and homely. It had the most well equipped kitchen of all our accommodation in Spain (perhaps only a Brit can fully appreciate the welcoming sight of a kettle when travelling abroad!) and Tony and Sue were so helpful in showing us how everything worked, etc (Tony has fluent English so don't worry if you don't speak Spanish). They also left us some fruit and some eggs from their own hens which was a lovely and unexpected touch (the eggs were delicious!). The location of the cottage is in a very beautiful part of Galicia. We had glorious sunshine for the duration of our visit and the surrounding countryside is outstandingly beautiful. I'd seriously recommend taking a walk in pretty much any direction and you will be thrilled by the variety and interest of the landscape. There is ample parking and the cottage is easy to find if you have the co-ordinates and either GPS/satnav or a decent map. We're already planning our return journey. Can't wait!”

Fecha: 04.08.2015

Autor: Jean-Michel

Asunto: Casa Esencia

Maison bien équipée et joliment arrangée dans un endroit calme et reposant . Hôtes sympathiques .

Fecha: 14.07.2015

Autor: Mark

Asunto: Casa Esencia

I had a lovely peaceful week at the cottage, which was well equipped and in a quiet rural location. Tony and his wife were very welcoming and left me with provisions so that I did not go hungry on my first morning after I arrived late at night. Thanks to you both for a pleasant stay.

Fecha: 29.09.2011

Autor: Antoine Ribas

Asunto: de vacances

Monsieur,et Madame BANO,
Nous avons passé un séjour formidable,la région est très agréable,nous avons fait des visites très enrichissantes.
Le gîte est fonctionnel,très bien équipé,la propreté exemplaire de la maison et du linge.Merci pour votre
gentillesse et votre accueil.Nous garderons de notre séjour un souvenir inoubliable.
Famille Ribas ,et Garcia

Fecha: 31.07.2011

Autor: Katrin und Thomas

Asunto: Germany

Wir haben mit unseren Kindern zwei sehr schöne Wochen im Haus "Rustica" verlebt.
Das Haus ist mit allem ausgestattet, was man benötigt. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt.
Tony und Sue haben alles getan, um uns den Urlaub so angenehm wie möglich zu machen.
Galizien ist wirklich eine Reise wert - wunderschöne Strände, romantische Städtchen und leckeres Essen.
Wir können alles nur weiterempfehlen!

Fecha: 26.07.2011

Autor: Derek & Barbara Wilcox

Asunto: A Perfect Week in Galicia

We have recently returned to England after spending a wonderful week in Galicia, staying in the 2 bedroomed stone cottage with some friends and exploring Galicia.
The cottage was so comfortable & everything we needed was available. The surrounding countryside was so beautiful, unspoilt & peaceful and we enjoyed lovely walks. One day we walked into the local town where there are friendly bars serving tapas and there are many fabulous restaurants nearby.
The local town sells everything you need, with two supermarkets and a bread shop an a large market. The local wine is delicious & priced at 1 euro 15 cents a bottle, we managed to sample quite a lot!
Tony & Sue were so helpful & made sure that we had a lovely holiday - nothing was too much trouble!
Thank you so much to both of you for making our time so enjoyable - we cannot wait to return!

Fecha: 23.11.2010

Autor: Raymonde Carbonneau et Michel Théberge

Asunto: Québec, Canada

Esencia Rustica, c'est l'Espagne profonde et l'authenticité de la campagne et surtout de ses habitants. Les gens sont simples, vrais et tellement sympathiques. Les découvertes sont à portée de main : une cinquantaine de kilomètres de Santiago de Compostela, A Coruna ou Lugo. Sue et Tony sont des hôtes charmants et si accueillants.
Essencia Rustica pour découvrir et y revenir...

Fecha: 18.09.2010

Autor: Ton en Eldina

Asunto: Nederland

Met 4 personen 1 week in bungalow nr.2.
Prettig ontvangst door Tony en Suzan de eigenaren(Engels/Spaans sprekend) van Esencia Rustica, ze staan voor informatie en bij kleine problemen klaar met vakkundig advies.
De bungalow is smaakvol ingericht en de indeling, 2 gescheiden slaapkamers/badkamers is met 4 personen zeer prettig(privacy) tevens is er in de bungalow een goed uitgeruste keuken aanwezig, oven, magnetron, op elektra koken en ook een wasmachine met strijkgelegenheid is aanwezig.
De ligging van de bungalow is net buiten Curtis een provinciaal stadje in de provincie Calicié waar de tijd lijkt te hebben stilgestaan. Curtis ligt centraal voor allerlei dagtochten (auto of motor noodzakelijk, zijn te huur).
Steden als Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Lugo, Sada,Pontevedra liggen op reisafstand en zijn op 1 dag goed te doen. Tevens is het gebied rond Cambados een aanrader, Cambados is een oude kustplaats met veel wijnhandelshuizen en de omgeving is net het Zuid-Franse wijngebied Cahors.
Dit gedeelte van Spanje heeft ons verrast en is een aanrader, het klimaat is goed gemiddeld 24 graden en soms een Nederlands buitje. Wij zijn zelf motor liefhebbers en deze streek is zeker de moeite waard, de wegen zijn goed en zeer gevarieerd, Curtis ligt een kleine 2000 km vanaf Nederland.

Fecha: 15.09.2010

Autor: Jos en Karin

Asunto: Nederland/spanje

1 week vakantie in huisje nr 2 met 4 personen. Twee ruime slaapkamers en een grote huiskamer/keuken. Elke slaapkamer een eigen badkamer, heerlijk comfortabel. Van alles aanwezig in huis. Een plattelandsvakantie in de bossen met genoeg steden in de nabijheid. Ook het strand van Sada is dichtbij. Zowel om lekker te relaxen of actief te zijn door het bezoeken van de vele historische steden in de omgeving zoals Santiago de Compostela, A Coruna, Lugo, Cambados.

Fecha: 12.08.2010

Autor: June and Norman

Asunto: Lovely June holiday

We had a lovely week's holiday in Cottage No. 2 in June 2010.
The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed. It was cool for a couple of nights, so we lit the wood burning stove; it was so homely.
Then we had four warm sunny days and enjoyed walking in the beautiful countryside.
We had a hire car and visited Santiago de Compostela. Magnificent buildings ,great history and marvellous shops . We also went to Betanzos, a charming typically Spanish town, and to nearby Sada with it's lovely beach.
The hosts were very helpful and friendly, and we will be back next year.
Altogether, it was a great experience.

Fecha: 11.08.2010

Autor: Julia Matthew

Asunto: from England

What a lovely place to stay, everything you need for a comfortable stay.
Very quiet and rural, perfect for relaxing.

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