Meet The Owners - Craig and Melanie
Craig and his wife Melanie moved to Galicia in May 2002. Originally from Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, they sold a small printing business to pursue their dream of living abroad. Since their move to Spain, Craig has turned his hand to writing, firstly penning a weekly column for an online magazine and most recently writing and publishing his first book, ‘Journey To A Dream’. He also writes a regular blog about life in Galicia - http://www.journeytoadream.co.uk/blog.html
As well as writing, both Craig and Melanie are keen winemakers and annually produce about 500 litres from their small vineyard.
What year did you buy the property: 2006
Why this location?
Campo Verde is situated in the heart of the Galician countryside in the village of Vilatan. It’s an ideal location from which to explore Galicia and northern Portugal. They bought the house as a ruin, without water or electricity. Using local craftsmen they painstakingly converted it into the luxury farmhouse it is today. Their attention to detail and desire to retain as many original features as possible can be seen throughout the property.
What are the unique benefits of Campo Verde?
There are wonderful walks right from the front door along paths and caminos. Tiny hamlets scatter the countryside with pastures for sheep and cattle. It’s a wonderful place for bird watchers and in spring wildflowers blanket the landscape. Perhaps Campo Verde’s main attraction is its central location providing visitors quick and easy access to Galicia’s main attractions including; Santiago de Compostela, Lugo, Ourense, the coast, The Camino de Santiago, the fjord-like canyon of the river Sil, to name but a few.