Romantic Galicia – Try The Rectoral de Anlo

As expected the hotels in Galicia and Northern Spain are extremely spacious very clean and comfortable. The categorisation for the hotels is awarded on a star system and these are allocated by the regional tourist authorities.

If it is luxury that you are after then the best advice should be to head straight for the exclusive hotels and “Paradors” but to be honest even the basic family “casas rurales” are extremely good value for money.

In this article we are going to take a look at the A Rectoral de Anlo.

The Rectoral can be found at Anllo – Mogueira, 68 27460 Sober – LUGO

As of the time of the writing of this article the contact telephone number for The Rectoral is +34 982 460 039 and the fax number is +34 982 460 039.

At the time of the writing of this article, the manager to contact for information would be Cristina Goyanes and The Rectoral has the following number of rooms: 9.

The Rectoral de Anllo is an 18th Century construction, which owing to its fine features owes more to rural Italian Renaissance than the Galician architecture of the period. It is situated quite a distance away from the church and so this suggests that it wasn’t constructed so much as a rectory but as a donation by the nobles of the day. It has been beautifully restored and at the moment contains paintings by Castinandi, who was a Galician painter of the time.

Like all Pazos, there is a fair amount of history surrounding the building and in this case it is the following. As it is situated in the heart of the Ribeira Sacra (the well known monastery laden banks of the river Sil), one is not only privileged to be able to enjoy the magnificent local wildlife of the Sil and Cabe Gorges but also to discover the numerous monasteries and churches that make up one of most important formations of its kind in western Europe. The region is also one of the most historical wine producing areas in this part of Spain.

With regards to the actual facilities that the Pazo has to offer they are as follows: 9 double rooms.

All usual mealtimes are observed at this Pazo and in this case they are, Breakfast and Dinner.

As well as the individual room facilities, this Pazo has the following shared amenities and facilities: Dining room, Lounge, Chapel.

Outside you can find the following amenities for guests: Gardens, Vegetable garden, Sports facilities linked to the house (3 km. away): swimming pool, tennis court, football pitch.

The immediate geographic location for this Pazo is as follows: Whoever stays in the rectory can start the day with a buffet breakfast featuring a great variety of homemade cakes, tarts, cooked meats and fruits from the orchard. A walk around the house allows the visitor to appreciate Castinandi, one of the most well known Galician painters of the 18th Century and to appreciate the small chapel which is a reminder of the religious aspect of the house.

With regards to the scenic location for the Pazo, it is extremely well located. The visitor can also enjoy at less than 3 kms away from the house and a joining the estate, a full sports complex, including swimming pool, tennis courts, and football pitch. Its spectacular surroundings are a must for the visitor who enjoys local folk culture and wildlife, very evident in the cultivation of the nearby vineyards..

If the above are not enough for either you or your family then you will find within close proximity the following facilities; Nature Trails, visits to wine cellars and vineyards.