|Tipo de imóvel||fazenda / quinta|
|Estadia Mínima||7 noites|
Perfect home from home in rural setting but close to all amenities and within easy access to Porto, unesco world heritage sites and the seaside. House and wonderfully established gardens, well positioned terraces and pool provided very spacious indoor and outdoor space for 7 adults. All the facilities you would want and then some, from towels by the pool, to BBQ equipment, clean and cushioned pool chairs, and sun loungers and plenty of shade if required for outdoor eating. The house inside was delightful, spotlessly clean and there was endless hot water. On top of that, the view from the wisteria covered balcony was lovely. The caretaker made sure everything inside and out remained in perfect condition and nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed the short walk to both nearby bars and the little supermarket provided anything needed at short notice, ordering bread for us, saving a trip to the nearby superstore, only 5 minutes away in the car anyway!
Local bread van and fish lady passed the house daily and there was a good selection.
All in all, a great home to stay in, suited all of us perfectly, ages from 23 to 63. Highly recommended
Location très propre, bien entretenue, avec un super jardin. Accueil attentionné de la part du propriétaire.
La description de la location est en conformité avec réalité.
La piscine est spacieuse et toujours bien entretenue, elle est idéale pour une famille. Cette location est au calme et près des commerces. Nous recommandons vivement cette location
Séjour début septembre 2015 :
Nous avons découvert une villa immense à l'atmosphère particulier dans laquelle nous nous sommes sentis bien de suite. Elle est entretenue avec soin et convient parfaitement à une grande famille. Nous avons passé un séjour au calme et vraiment ressourçant, à la campagne mais proche de toute commodité et de sites touristiques. Merci infiniment aux propriétaires pour leur attention de tout instant envers leurs hôtes pour qu'ils ne manquent de rien. Nous conseillons vraiment cette location.
Stay in the beginning of September, 2015:
We discovered an immense villa to the atmosphere private individual in which we felt very well immediatly. it is carefully maintained and suits perfectly to a big family. We had a stay in the peace and really getting resource, in the campaign but near any convenience and to places of interest. Thank you infinitely to the owners for their attention of any moment to their hosts so that they are lacking nothing. We really recommend this rent.
Eric et Laurence from Pyrénées atlantiques
This was our first visit to this area of Portugal, and it combined very neatly with a couple of days in Oporto at the end. The description on the website of the surrounding area is very accurate – if you have a car, you have access to the motorway and lots of very scenic towns and villages, as well as the local beaches.
The property itself was much bigger than we expected – it easily accommodated two couples and a teenager and we all had ample space to do our own thing if we wanted. It was kept immaculately clean and was very well stocked with kitchen implements etc, which we appreciated. The gardens were a highlight, and we had fresh peaches from the garden picked for our arrival – which was a lovely touch! The caretaker/cleaner for the property made us really welcome, and told us about the local festivities which were due to take place during our stay including religious processions, shows and fireworks – a real bonus!
We could have spent most of our holiday by the pool just doing nothing! The area is very rural and peaceful, and I went running on the little farm tracks that criss-cross the countryside around – getting a smile and hello from the tractor drivers!
There was a lot of sporting activity on the river nearby, which we didn’t partake in, but I imagine this would suit families with active teenagers.
I would thoroughly recommend this property to anyone wanting a quiet base in which to relax and from which to explore the surrounding area. It is especially good for a large group of friends or a large family.
The villa is lovely. Even better than the understated pictures lead you to believe. Very well equipt, clean and comfortable with personal touches. We particularly were taken with the beautiful garden and all its hidden secrets, perfectly maintained but not overly manicured. The pool is a bit small for 'real' swimmers but suited us and our children's splashing around perfectly.
Location is great and we felt the villa's views from the balcony and windows a treat. Close to small shops and cafes / bars and just a few minutes walk to the river and a short drive to the beach or the estuary at Esposende (we loved the fish restaurant on the promenade and the bicycle go carts you could rent to toodle up and down the prom). A short drive to the huge market in Braga and Bom Jesus (totally worth the walk up the steps - we had mini splashing fights in the fountains to beat the heat).
Eating out was surprisingly inexpensive and we munched our way through Esposende and Fao as well as the local bars / cafe. The nearest big supermarket is on the roundabout to Esposende so again very convenient for families.
I have recommended the villa to friends already.
The property is a lovely old farmhouse that has been converted into a very comfortable and characterful home, with 4 good sized bedrooms, loads of bathrooms, 2 spacious living rooms and a well-equiped kitchen. There are lots of places to sit out and eat and a very nice pool. The main rooms have lots of character and period features and the house feels like someones home instead of a standard holiday let.
The gardens are really charming, with secret paths and fruit trees, and good views across the valley and river. There is a large bbq, small lawned area and plenty of space around the pool for lounging. The river is about a 10 minutes walk along a quiet road and is great for swimming and canoeing (one 4-man canoe and 1 single kayak in the garage, plus some bikes).
There are several small 'locals' bars 200m to 400m away where you can also buy some bread and basics. The supermarket is about a 15 min drive and there are countless lovely beaches within 30 minutes drive.
The daily maid service is excellent and very discrete, and there are more plates, dishes and glasses than you could ever hope to use.
There are many interesting places to visit within 50kms, although, like us, you may spend most of your time around the pool or in the river. The weather in August was very hot and sunny (28-30 degrees) but cool in the evenings - perfect!
Positives - spacious, quiet, lovely grounds and pool, characterful and 'homely', well equipped, close to river and coast.
Negatives - none really, If I had to come up with some negatives then the kitchen could be larger (although it is perfectly adequate and there is also a utility room), and there doesn't appear to be anywhere to eat out within walking distance, other than the golf club (which we didn't try).
Overall I would certainly recommend it. Our party comprised 2 kids (3 and 5) and 4 adults (ranging from 27 to 72) and everyone enjoyed the house.
We hope to go back next year!
Laurence, Aug. 2009
|Validade da Tarifa||por noite||Noite (fim de semana)||por semana||por mês||Pacote ou Evento|
jun 3 2017 - set 2 2017
Dia de mudança: sábado
Estadia mínima: 7 noite(s)
|Observações: As tarifas levam em consideração a estadia de 4 hóspedes, adicione R$ 24 por noite, por pessoa adicional|
Dia de mudança: sábado
Estadia mínima: 7 noite(s)
|Observações: As tarifas levam em consideração a estadia de 4 hóspedes, adicione R$ 17 por noite, por pessoa adicional|
|Taxas||Sem taxas adicionais obrigatórias|
Prices: 4 people occupation rate shown.
Max occupation is 8 people
Damages will be charged when in excess of 50 euros.
Rents are payable by bank transfer
25% deposit on booking.
No cancellation refund
Balance 4 weeks before arrival.