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Lovely 4 bedroom renovated stone farmhouse in an idyllic rural setting in the hills of northern Portugal, within easy reach of Porto airport. A place to get away from it all and completely unwind, being as lazy or as active as you want to be. Ideal for those who love the countryside, authentic areas and the great outdoors - hills and forests on your doorstep, 20 minutes to the scenic river Minho on the border with Spain, and 25 minutes to beautiful blue-flag, white-sand beaches. Large secluded garden on terraces with pool, barbecue area and magnificent views of the valley and surrounding hills. Spacious and fully-equipped open-plan kitchen/living room. . Central-heating in all rooms, plus two log fireplaces. Sleeps 9, ideal for families and groups. Table football,rowing machine and exercise bicycle in the old winery where there is also a bar and extra dish washer,this room leads out onto BBQ area with outside dining table.Large selection of books(mainly in English)
Rowing machine and exercise bike in the games room, for those who are feeling extra energetic!Fans provided in each bedroom.
We have a large selection of books of all types, including childrens books....moreless
Lots of books,all sorts,mainly in English.Some childrens books too....moreless
Autumn/ Winterb Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015 7 night min stay
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Prices based on a minimum stay of 1 week. Outside the summer period, shorter stays with lower rates are possible (but not shorter than 3 nights). Pricing given upon enquiry. Payments in €, or equivalent in £, via bank transfer.25% first payment to confirm booking. 75% one month before arrival. Changeover day: Preferable Saturday. Check out 10am. Check in 2pm.The house is also available for smaller groups in the spring and autumn periods at reduced rates of 830€ per week.
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Local mini-supermarket, bar, restaurants, bank machine, post office within a 5 minutes drive. Large supermarkets, banks and good choice of local restaurants within 25 minutes drive, in both Portugal and Spain. 20 minutes drive to the scenic river Minho on the border with Spain. 25 minutes drive to river Lima. 25 minutes drive to Foz do Minho and Moledo beaches. 40 minutes drive to Baiona and the Galician 'Rias Baixas' indented coastline. Ponte de Lima 18 hole golf course within 30 minutes drive. 1 hours drive to Porto airport. 40 minutes drive to Vigo airport. 90 minutes drive to Santiago de Compostela airport. Hire car essential.
Lovely walking in the local Arga Hills, where wild ponies roam, or further afield the beautiful Geres/Peneda National Park.
Golf: Golf course at Ponte de Lima, 25kms away
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: I live 5 mins walk down the lane.I have now been in Portugal for 22 years,previously I lived in Brasil and USA.My husband worked for Taylors/Fonseca port wine company until he died in 2010.
I love this beautiful area,laid back,little traffic,lots of places to explore,beautiful beaches,both in Portugal and Spain and very few tourists.
Why the Owner Chose Caminha: Casa das Oliveiras is very spacious,plenty of room both inside and outside in the terraced garden.The view from the house towards the Arga hills is spectacular.The kitchen is very well equiped,and guests have enjoyed using the BBQ and experimenting with the old bread oven in the garden.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: Originally this was two small farmhouses which we made into one.It was a ruin covered in ivy when we bought it and restored it in order to rent out for families to come on holiday.
The unique benifits are that it is big enough for two families to share,the pool is big and it is not shared and I live just down the lane, nearby to give any help or advice if needed.