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Traditional Cottage with Pool in Rural Location

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Last updated: 07/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Built in 1868 the granite stone cottage has been sympathetically restored and retains many original features, including the open beamed ceiling and shutters.

Overlooking the rural hamlet of Tarrio, the property has stunning views across a river valley to the mountains beyond. The cottage is adjacent to the farmhouse where the owner lives and has a private patio with lemon tree and rustic barbecue. The pool and surrounds( occasionally shared with the owner) overlooks terraces of lawn, flowers and vegetable gardens that guests are welcome to explore. Car-parking is available under shady vines that are still used to produce wine on the property.

The accommodation is laid out as an open plan studio and has a double bed plus sofa beds suitable for children. In winter there is a cosy wood-burning stove and a fan is available for the summer months. The well-equipped kitchen has a gas hob/oven/grill and a microwave. The bathroom is spacious and modern with a thermostatic shower, wc, bidet and wash-basin.

The cottage has free wi-fi coverage and the flatscreen TV is connected to a satellite receiving all UK channels. There is also a DVD and music system.

There are many tracks for walking and mountain-bike riding leading from the property and the owner has bicycles for guest use. In the old stables of the farmhouse there is a games room with a table tennis table, table-top football, boules and badminton equipment, and a paper-back library.

There is a shared laundry area with washing machine, tumble dryer and iron for guest's use.

The local town of Paredes de Coura is 6km away and has a river swimming area, shops, cafes, restaurants and a Saturday market. In addition to the forest and village walks on your doorstep and the property is ideally situated to explore the coast and it's sandy beaches, the market towns of the Minho/Lima valleys or the Peneda-Geres National Park. The Spanish border is 30 mins and Porto airport is 1 hr drive away.

Canoeing/Kayaking: The owner has details of canoes for hire on the River Lima and River Minho. The canoeing is suitable for beginners and children.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 55 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • The sleeping area is open plan (studio style). There is a sofa bed for young children and a cot for babies....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The laundry room, games room, swimming pool and gardens are shared with the owner....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Backpack
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric space heaters available and wood-burning stove...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless connection in all areas....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Towels and sheets changed weekly on request...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking:

    shaded parking area inside the gated property...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine:

    free for guest use - provide your own washing powder...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    free fast broad-band connection covering all areas...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    free logs for woodburning stove (before May and after mid-September)...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    Percolator and filter coffee maker available...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
6 night min stay
€65
€455 €1,500
Low Season
Oct 15 - Mar 31
7 night min stay

€280 €900
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay

€350 €1,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 07/25/2015
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Location

100 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Porto
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Valsa
700 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Bilbao or Santander
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Ponte De Lima
14 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Valenca do Minho
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
E01/A3/IP1
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Bom Retiro, Rubiaes
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Caminha

Car: Necessary

The property is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the far north of Portugal, undiscovered and unspoilt by mass tourism. The countryside is hilly and forested, interspersed with cultivated terraces of vines and subsistence agriculture. The property is well located to access the many sandy beaches on the coast, the Lima and Minho river valleys or the mountainous Peneda national park further inland. There are several picturesque and historic market towns to explore such as Ponte de Lima and Barcelos. All along the coast are small fishing ports serving excellent fresh seafood. Spain is only 30 minutes away.

Other Activities: canoeing/kayaking

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Moved to Portugal from the UK in 2005 to enjoy the peace, climate, lush countryside and uncrowded beaches of the Costa Verde. The friendly, relaxed attitude of the local population and the lower cost of living were also major factors. Now retired, I spend my time gardening and looking after the property, cycling and kite-surfing, and of course, making sure our guests have a wonderful holiday!

Why the Owner Chose Viana Do Castelo:
I love the character that comes with an old granite built property - and it keeps nice and cool in the summer. The view from the pool across the valley is stunning and although we are in a peaceful unspoilt location, we are only a few minutes drive from the local market town of Paredes de Coura

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
A large, virtually private pool (as only occasionally shared with owner and wife) and well-maintained terraced gardens of 3,000 sq metres. Peaceful - apart from the church bells, and the occasional tractor working in the fields below. Well-located to access -the coast and a range of beautiful sandy beaches - the Peneda -Geres National Park -the Spanish border and coastal resorts -the historic towns of Ponte de Lima, Braga, Guimaraes


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, portuguese

 

Photos

  • The property in Spring

    The property in Spring

  • Cottage patio with own barbecue

    Cottage patio with own barbecue

  • Poolside dining area

    Poolside dining area

  • The courtyard

    The courtyard

  • view of the lower terrace

    view of the lower terrace

  • Floor plan of the cottage (casita)

    Floor plan of the cottage (casita)

  • Kitchen area

    Kitchen area

  • The games room

    The games room

  • Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

  • Cottage courtyard and entrance

    Cottage courtyard and entrance

  • Garden terrace and vines

    Garden terrace and vines

  • The farmhouse and terraces

    The farmhouse and terraces

  • view from pool

    view from pool

  • Dining area - seats 4

    Dining area - seats 4

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  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Cottage
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, portuguese
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/25/2015
Email owner

+351 966624783

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