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Traditional Cottage with Pool in Rural Location

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Last updated: 12/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Viana Do Castelo cottage 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

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          • 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
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Firewood
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

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

              • Internet:

                free fast broad-band connection coveing 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
              • Washing Machine:

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

              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove:

                free logs for woodburning stove (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

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Low Season
                  Oct 15 - Mar 31
                  7 night min stay

                  €280 €900
                  Peak Season
                  Jul 1 - Aug 31
                  7 night min stay

                  €455 €1,500
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

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

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

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                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/16/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  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

                  €280 - €455 per week (EUR)
                  18

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 12/16/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Member since: 2009
                  Speaks: english, french, portuguese
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/16/2014
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                  +351 966624783

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