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

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Last updated: 07/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Viana Do Castelo cottage 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.

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

                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All

                  Attractions

                      • Waterfalls

                      Leisure Activities

                          • Walking

                          local services and businesses

                              • Massage Therapist

                              Location Type

                              • Rural
                              • Village

                              sports and adventure activities

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

                              Arrival Day

                                  • Flexible

                                  catering options

                                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                                      Dining

                                      • Dining Area
                                      • Seating for 3 people

                                      General

                                      • Internet:

                                        Free wi-fi is available...moreless

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

                                      Kitchen

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

                                      Outside

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

                                      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 28 - Aug 29, 2014
                                          7 night min stay

                                          €560
                                          Autumn breaks
                                          Aug 30 - Sep 26, 2014
                                          3 night min stay
                                          €55 €55
                                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                                          €385
                                          Winter breaks
                                          Sep 27 - Dec 19, 2014
                                          2 night min stay
                                          €45 €45
                                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                                          €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.

                                          Payment by Bank Transfer or PayPal (plus charges).

                                          Full payment for amounts less than 300 euros.

                                          Otherwise 50% on booking; 50% one month prior to arrival.


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                                          Last updated: 07/03/2014
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                                          Location

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

                                          €45 - €80 per night (EUR)
                                          6

                                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                          Sleeps 3

                                          View calendar: Updated 07/03/14
                                          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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