5 bedroom house with access to the river, 3 bathrooms, great view to the river
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About Mafalda Machado
My name is Mafalda and this has been our mountain house for many years. It is a perfect house for a peace and quiet getaway. If you want more information about the house, please don't hesitate to contact me. Hope you enjoy!
Mafalda Machado purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1998
Why Mafalda Machado chose Cova
We decided to rent the property due to the lack of time to visit the house because we work in the city. We thought we should share our small paradise with you!
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
If you are looking for peace and quite in the mountains, this is the place for you!
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The property was absolutely wonderful, fantastic views over the river and gorgeous gardens
As a family of 9 (2 grandparents, (one in wheelchair), 4 children and 3 grandchildren and a small dog) we had a great holiday here, the property is large and has everything you could need. The lake and beach area was very scenic and the river water clear and clean and great for boating and swimming. The area is very pretty and the national park close and there are also a couple of beautiful towns to visit, Braga and Guimares. The access road and very steep drive are an experience and if you go in winter I would recommend a 4 wheel drive. There is good wheelchair access on the ground floor and plenty of space to sit outside and admire the views. The swimming pool is much larger than it appears in the photo and deep, the grandchildren loved it and it warmed up nicely during our stay due to the hot weather. There are plenty of pool toys and we left a dinghy that we bought. The welcoming cake and marmalade were truly delicious! The dog had a great time running around the garden and playing with the sprinklers. There are plenty of places to do water sports nearby and a great adventure park with zip wires etc.
Check-in was fraught as we had no directions up until the last minute, but it was all sorted out quickly, and we were met and guided to the property. The driveway is very steep and slippy when it is raining. The beds are hard and the pillows need replacing and although the main house is wheelchair accessible, the downstairs bathrooms are not, the top floor bathroom is ideal but you need to go up steep stairs to get to the top floor bedroom and bathroom. The bath was huge! We could have done with more towels but we didn't ask for them, we requested them during the weekly clean and they were happy to oblige. I found it a shame that the property details don't clearly show the amazing views (perhaps this is for security reasons). After the first tranquil week the river became busy with jet skis and speedboats roaring up and down which spoiled our peace and quiet and there were noisy all-night parties down at the beach/bar and at nearby properties, but obviously this is out of the owners control and surprisingly there are notices riverside forbidding motor boats etc on the river, which everyone seemed to ignore with impunity.
Would I go there again? In a heartbeat if the mattresses were changed and out of holiday season so I could enjoy the peace and quiet.
spacious house, with a huge garden. The house is situated in a private area, with a nice pool, and easy access to the lake. We had 2 adults and 2 teenagers in our group.
Fantastic house in stunning location!
This is a beautiful house with extensive gardens set in the Geres mountains with stunning views. There is ample room for a large family group and the house is very well equipped with everything you might need. The swimming pool is larger than it looks in the pictures and very well maintained. Malfalda and Maria are superb hosts and deal with any queries straight away. This is a wonderful place for a quiet holiday in a very uncommercialised part of Portugal.
We had such a wonderful time here, the property is really fantastic, very clean, the beds were comfortable, the space was fantastic, the pool was great and having the pool house was really handy. The beach was really lovely and we spent a lot of time there. We really enjoyed our holiday and highly recommend it.
Fantástico lugar, casa com condições magnificas
Quando escolhemos esta casa para passar a nossa semana de férias em família, pareceu-nos uma casa bonita, num sitio bonito. Quando lá chegamos ficámos deslumbrados com o local onde a casa está e completamente de boca aberta com a beleza da própria casa bem como o bom gosto que impera em toda a propriedade. As fotos, embora boas, não fazem justiça.
Então vejamos: Casa entregue em excelentes condições de limpeza e arrumação; Loiças, talheres, maquinas tudo em quantidade mais do que suficiente; Excelente apoio (Obrigado Maria do Céu pela simpatia); Piscina cuidada e com manutenção; Adoramos o fato de a casa de apoio à piscina ter um mini-frigorifico :); Horta com uma variedade incrível e muito bem cuidada, parabéns;
Em resumo tudo tão impecável que há uns tempos que juntamos a família durante 1 semana para conviver e nunca repetimos um sitio, mas este estamos seriamente a pensar repetir a dose.
Uma única sugestão (não é critica, mas é quase um pedido :D ):
- Por favor troquem o o churrasco por um de carvão :)
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E obrigada pela sugestão!
MAGNIFIQUE PROPRIETE DANS LE GERES
Merci de nous avoir permis de passer une semaine dans un endroit superbe.
La maison très bien entretenue offre tout le confort voulu. La piscine est magnifique et le jardin en escalier permet a chacun de trouver un endroit tranquille.
Le seul petit bémo : une des chambres assez petite est plus pour 1 personne que pour 2 à cause du lit escamotable. Je dirais que la maison est parfaite pour accueillir 9 personnes.
Nous reviendrions volontier passer des vacances dans le Gérès où il y a plein de choses à voir...Hélène.