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Two Stone Hillside Cottages in Lush Garden with Pool - Casa das Ovelhas

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Last updated: 07/02/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Two refurbished cottages at opposite ends of the owners' small-holding, amidst a garden overflowing with flowers and shrubs, orchard, vineyard, vegetable garden, along with bees, sheep, poultry and more. On the outskirts of a very attractive hillside village, with expansive views over the valley, especially from the large swimming pool. Casa do Valo has two storeys, with two bedrooms upstairs leading to a patio with barbecue and a pathway to the pool. Casa das Ovelhas has one bedroom and a particularly spectacular view over the valley from the large windows and the private lawned patio. The cottages have fully equipped kitchens and bathrooms and may be rented separately or together (to sleep up to 6 people). This is a really romantic spot all year round, quiet and very rural, yet with easy access to the beaches on the Costa Verde and to the historic villages and towns of the Minho region.


Beaches and golf: The family seaside resort of Vila Praia de Âncora is about 11km away, and either side of it, along a 50km stretch, are the many safe, clean beaches of the Costa Verde - surf beaches, sandy, rocky, wide, discreet, family, romantic beaches - you can go to a different one each day to suit your mood. At Afife there's a surfing beach (and surf/body boarding lessons); at Caminha there's a beach with one side on the Atlantic, the other on the River Minho; or you can hire a ferryman to take you out to a deserted island; on Serra de Arga there are fresh mountain pools and waterfalls (including one at Pincho, within walking distance of Casa do Valo); and there are also warm, sheltered river beaches on the Rivers Lima and Minho, within 15km.

For golfers, the excellent Ponte de Lima course is 27km away. Part of “a bucolic scenery of mountains, vineyards and fruit gardens”, is a course typical of the Minho region. Par 71, 6005m, including Portugal's longest hole at 622m (par 5).

Touring, tourism: For those who enjoy rural sightseeing, just touring around, or taking some long walks, there's the rugged, wild countryside of Peneda-Gerês National Park, & further away the Douro Valley provide plenty of opportunity. The villages and country lanes of Alto Minho, offer a landscape from an earlier era. Serra d’Arga (784m) provides great views in all directions, and the Lagoas nature reserve a chance to see some wetland wildlife. For more sophisticated entertainment, there's the Casino at Póvoa de Varzim, and plenty of history, culture and night-life in a dozen towns within a short drive. There's karting, canoeing, surfing, 10-pin bowling and fishing, and the World Heritage City of Oporto. The traditional Romarias, folklore, singing, dancing and decorative crafts and costumes provide an unusual taste of the local culture. And the famed cuisine of the Minho region can be found in restaurants galore.

Casa das Ovelhas: Viana Do Castelo Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 65809ha

Casa das Ovelhas is a self-contained, self-catering cottage situated at the far end of the garden. It has a real feeling of being cut off from the world, and is a great place to relax in the quiet countryside and enjoy spectacular views over the village and valley. Converted from an animal barn, the three main rooms are interestingly shaped, and comprise a large double bedroom, with one double bed and wide windows on two sides offering fantastic views of the valley below; a comfortable sitting room, with armchairs and a sofa bed, and access to the garden patio; and a fully equipped kitchen with a feature fireplace and bread oven, and an antique (but working) stove. The swimming pool is shared with visitors in Casa do Valo. Visitors are welcome to wander freely in the gardens, watch the animals and enjoy the generous hospitality of the owners, Manuel and Emilia.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 40 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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  • There is a sofa bed in the sitting room, so if necessary, the cottage can accommodate one child as well....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free wi-fi is available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Shared with Casa do Valo (maximum 4 people) ...moreless

  • Outdoor Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season
Jun 27 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

€560
Autumn breaks
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
€55 €70
Fri, Sat
€385
Winter breaks
Nov 1 - Dec 23, 2015
2 night min stay
€45 €55
Fri, Sat
€295

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee €0
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rental rates are inclusive of final cleaning. There are no hidden extras.

Rates include bed linen and towels (including beach towels), and cleaning once per week.

Rates are for two people.


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Location

80 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Porto
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Amonde
675 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Bilbao or Santander
27 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Ponte de Lima
11 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Vila Praia de Âncora
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A28 junction 26 (Orbacém)
11 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Vila Praia de Âncora
11 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Vila Praia de Âncora

Car: Necessary

Casa do Valo lies halfway up Serra de Arga, the highest point in the region, above a green valley amongst pine and eucalyptus trees. The view over the village is spectacular. It's in the middle of a triangle formed by Ponte de Lima (22km), Portugal's beautifully preserved oldest town; Viana do Castelo (15km), the region's fishing port and market town; and Vila Praia de Âncora (11km), a tranquil seaside resort and fishing village in the middle of the Costa Verde. The countryside is beautiful and unspoilt, the scattered villages quaint and rustic, and the local people enjoy a life that seems not to have changed for centuries. An idyllic paradise.

Other Activities: Karting, canoeing

 

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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese

 

Photos

  • Casa das Ovelhas

    Casa das Ovelhas

  • View from Casa do Valo (barbecue/breakfast area)

    View from Casa do Valo (barbecue/breakfast area)

  • Double bedroom in Casa das Ovelhas

    Double bedroom in Casa das Ovelhas

  • View from patio garden of Casa das Ovelhas

    View from patio garden of Casa das Ovelhas

  • The bedroom in Casa do Valo

    The bedroom in Casa do Valo

  • Ovelhas kitchen, with dishwasher and dining table

    Ovelhas kitchen, with dishwasher and dining table

  • Enter through old gateway to Casa do Valo

    Enter through old gateway to Casa do Valo

  • Great south facing view over the valley

    Great south facing view over the valley

  • Paths meander through the gardens

    Paths meander through the gardens

  • The kitchen/lounge in Casa do Valo

    The kitchen/lounge in Casa do Valo

  • Casa do Valo: open plan lounge/kitchen/dining room

    Casa do Valo: open plan lounge/kitchen/dining room

  • The bathroom in Casa das Ovelhas

    The bathroom in Casa das Ovelhas

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/02/2015
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