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Top Quality Luxury Mountain Villa with Pool and Fantastic Views to the Ocean

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Stunning infinity pool with sea in distance

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Last updated: 07/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Viana Do Castelo villa description

This superbly located period property dating from the mid-19th century, has been sensitively restored to provide luxury accommodation, whilst retaining a lovely country atmosphere. Standing in 3000m2 of terraced grounds dotted with olive trees, the focal point is a stunning infinity pool overlooking a magnificent unspoilt view that extends for 15km to the ocean. The villa is in an attractive rural hamlet of subsistence farmers on the flanks of the Serra de Arga (800m). The nearby river tumbling out of the mountainside offers crystal clear bathing pools, and there are some delightful walks starting from the villa itself. The sandy beaches of the Costa Verde are 15 minutes drive away, where there's also a fine range of restaurants and other modern amenities. The accommodation is spacious and extremely well-equipped and ideal for one or two families. It's the perfect place to get away from it all and relax in peace and tranquillity, with fresh mountain air and a laid-back atmosphere.


Beaches and Golf: The family seaside resort of Vila Praia de Âncora is about 15km 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. A short walk from Casa da Fábrica there are some wonderful crystal clear bathing pools and waterfalls in the mountain stream trickling down from Serra de Arga.

For golfers, the excellent international standard Ponte de Lima course is 20km away. Part of “a bucolic scenery of mountains, vineyards and fruit gardens”, it's a course typical of the Minho region. Par 71, 6005m, including Portugal's longest hole at 622m (par 5).

Touring the countryside: A lot of visitors tour around, seeing the historic sites, the small market towns and villages, the rugged landscapes. Others come to lose themselves in a terrain that is still largely unaffected by modern European development, and amongst a people who still live a simple life. Most are subsistence farmers, and while there are few women who still wash the clothes in the stream, they do still go every day to collect the milk from the communal cow, in churns balanced on their heads. Traffic jams, more often than not, are caused by an ox drawn cart. These may be a small, remote villages, but they have a life of their own, centred on the cafés that stay open until the last customer leaves; visitors are really welcomed and it’s easy to quickly feel a part of the village. There’s a very gentle tone, and what tourists there are tend to be Portuguese.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 280 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

              • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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              • Bedroom 4: 3 twin/ single

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              • Most bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and windows overlooking the pool, gardens and valley. Bedroom 1 has an en suite bathroom. Bedroom two has French windows leading to the patio/garden. The bedrooms are all spacious, with bedside tables and lamps, chairs and dressing tables or chests of drawers. Bedroom 4 (children's room) is very large....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • The main living room is a large, open-plan space with comfortable seating ranged around an impressive granite fireplace and the satellite TV, a dining area, and French windows to the garden. Outside, the terraced gardens slope away to the south-west, making the most of the summer light and sunshine. Patios at either end of the villa offer shade in the heat of the day and are also perfect for an al fresco breakfast or an evening spent by the barbecue. The whole property is very well equipped, decorated and furnished, but the star of Casa da Fábrica is undoubtedly the glorious pool, in which you can relax and gaze towards the ocean as if the water is part of the landscape. The owner lives here for most of the year, so the villa is equipped as a home rather than as an impersonal holiday house. This means that everything works properly, and there are lots of extras to make this your dream holiday. He's almost always around to offer assistance and advice, as well as lead walks....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Radio
                  • Games
                  • CD Player
                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Books

                  Theme

                  • Luxury
                  • Away From It All

                  Attractions

                  • Restaurants
                  • Waterfalls

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives

                  local services and businesses

                      • Massage Therapist

                      Location Type

                      • Mountain
                      • Village

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Surfing
                      • Golf
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Tennis

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 9 people

                          General

                          • Linens Provided
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Local Maps
                          • Fireplace
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Parking
                          • Garage
                          • Heating
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Living Room
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Hair Dryer

                          Kitchen

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

                          Outside

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

                          Pool / Spa

                              • Private Pool

                              property descriptor

                                  • Detached
                                   

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
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                                  High season (20% discount)
                                  Jun 28 - Aug 31, 2014
                                  7 night min stay

                                  €1,400

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees:

                                  • Pet Fee €0
                                  • Taxes Not included

                                  Notes:

                                  Rates include bed linen and towels (including pool/beach towels), cleaning (once per week), and welcome pack. There are no additional taxes or hidden charges.


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                                  Last updated: 07/12/2014
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                                  Location

                                  82 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Porto
                                  650 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Ferry
                                  Santander / Bilbao
                                  15 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Train
                                  Viana do Castelo
                                  6 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Motorway
                                  A27 / A28
                                  15 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Beach
                                  Vila Praia de Âncora
                                  500 Metres
                                  Nearest Barpub
                                  Espantar
                                  20 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Golf
                                  Ponte de Lima
                                  2 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Restaurant
                                  Montaria

                                  Strategically placed for easy access to the beaches of the Costa Verde as well as the wild hills of the National Park and the historic towns and villages that are part of the Minho landscape, the villa is at the edge of a very picturesque village at the foot of Serra de Arga, at 784m, the highest point in the region. The Spanish border is close by, and there's also easy access to World Heritage Porto, about an hour's drive away. The village is near to Viana do Castelo (the main historic port of the region), Ponte de Lima (the distinctive centre of Minho tourism) and Vila Praia de Âncora (a pleasant fishing village and family seaside resort), which are all about 20km away and easily reached either by winding country lanes or by motorway. It's an attractive, scattered hillside place, with a couple of cafés and two local restaurants.

                                  Other Activities: kayaking and rafting; karting

                                   

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                                  Speaks: english, french, portuguese, spanish

                                   

                                  Photos

                                  • Stunning infinity pool with sea in distance

                                    Stunning infinity pool with sea in distance

                                  • Dining area with views over the valley

                                    Dining area with views over the valley

                                  • Master bedroom with en suite bathroom

                                    Master bedroom with en suite bathroom

                                  • Bedroom 2 with double bed and access to patio

                                    Bedroom 2 with double bed and access to patio

                                  • Shaded patio with barbecue

                                    Shaded patio with barbecue

                                  • Breakfast patio - east facing for morning sunshine

                                    Breakfast patio - east facing for morning sunshine

                                  • Dining area in lounge

                                    Dining area in lounge

                                  • 2nd lounge/4th bedroom

                                    2nd lounge/4th bedroom

                                  • South side of house (and bedroom 2 patio)

                                    South side of house (and bedroom 2 patio)

                                  • The olive grove in the garden

                                    The olive grove in the garden

                                  • Town square in nearby Vila Praia de Âncora

                                    Town square in nearby Vila Praia de Âncora

                                  • Nearby mountain pool and waterfalls

                                    Nearby mountain pool and waterfalls

                                  • Casa da Fábrica seen from the pool

                                    Casa da Fábrica seen from the pool

                                  • Large, comfortable lounge with satellite TV

                                    Large, comfortable lounge with satellite TV

                                  • Magnificent en suite bathroom (for master bedroom)

                                    Magnificent en suite bathroom (for master bedroom)

                                  • Bedroom 3 with twin beds

                                    Bedroom 3 with twin beds

                                  • Spacious fully equipped kitchen

                                    Spacious fully equipped kitchen

                                  • Casa da Fábrica seen from the pool

                                    Casa da Fábrica seen from the pool

                                  • View from bedroom 2 private balcony

                                    View from bedroom 2 private balcony

                                  • View across the mountains towards the sea

                                    View across the mountains towards the sea

                                  • View towards the south-west

                                    View towards the south-west

                                  • Kitchen & breakfast area

                                    Kitchen & breakfast area

                                  • Âncora beach (15km away)

                                    Âncora beach (15km away)

                                  €1,400 per week (EUR)
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                                  4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 9

                                  View calendar: Updated 07/12/14
                                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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