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Attractive Stone Farmhouse and Cottage in Quiet Rural Location. - Quinta da Ribeira

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Last updated: 05/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No


Quinta da Ribeira: Portugal Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 15852ha

The Quinta da Ribeira is two bedroom apartment (1 double room, 1 twin) on the first floor of the house. There is sleeping accommodation for a fifth person in a small curtained apartment off the living room. The ground floor was traditionally reserved for the animals although it now houses a laundry room and store room. The living room has an open fireplace, dining area and extra sofa bed, satellite TV and DVD player. The attractive stone terrace is ideal for outdoor meals. The kitchenette includes a full sized gas oven and 4 ringed hob, fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher together with smaller kitchen appliances. There is a fully equipped bathroom with bath and shower. A traditional feature of this house is the steep flight of steps leading up to the living areas, this however makes it less suitable for the elderly or families with toddlers.

About the Property

3 bedrooms,1 bathroom, sleeping 5/ 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom sleeping2/4

A nineteenth century farm house set in the beautiful Minho area and restored to incorporate modern living standards whilst retaining many original features. Here can be found the real essence of Portugal where the only noise one is likely to hear, apart from the occasional car or the local churches chiming the quarter hours, are the farmyard sounds of chicken, sheep and cows.
The farm can be rented as a single unit for a group of friends or separately, each house being independent and having a private terrace. There is a central laundry room and a large shared pool.

Eating Out. Shopping: The nearest restaurant is just over a mile from the property and although it is traditional Portuguese fare good reports have been received regarding both quality and price. The restaurant also does a take away service. There are several good, family style eating houses in Paredes de Coura, a 7 mile drive away, whilst Ponte de Lima boasts some more elegant restaurants for a special evening out. There are 2 small supermarkets in Paredes de Coura where most requirements can be met and an Intermarché, Modelo and Lidl in Ponte de LIma. It must be remembered however that Portuguese supermarkets often do not accept Visa cards so money should be raised first at one of the numerous cash points. For good value for money, variety of products and high quality, however, we recommend a visit to Tui, just over the border in Spain where there is a large hypermarket and a Lidl supermarket.

Places of interest in the immediate vicinity.: A couple of miles from the property is the protected area of Corno de Bico. This wild park like terrain is ideal for walking or mountain bike riding. It is the habitat of many rare animals but those most usually seen are the semi wild horses which roam the area. The whole area is very good for walking enthusiasts and ordinance survey maps are available on request. Another local place of interest is the unfinished monastery church of Nossa Senhora de Secouro (Our Lady of Help) and the two local hilltop shrines of Nossa Senhora de Fatima and San Silvestre are worth a visit on a fine day to see the views they afford.
Although the nearest sea beach is a 30minute drive, there are plenty of local river beaches for swimming enthusiasts. Look out for the sign 'Praia Fluvial', a very up market one in Paredes de Coura and many 'natural style' ones on the Lima River.
Golfing enthusiasts have given excellent reports about the local course in terms of price, quality of play and beauty.

Ponte de Lima: This historic town with its Roman bridge and medieval centre is a must. From the farm house it is fun to park the car on the north side of the river, cross the (now pedestrian) bridge and visit the town on foot. There is a bi-weekly market on a Monday which takes place on the river bank and there are various specialist markets at other times. There is also a nautical club where canoes can be hired, a riding school, (riding only on the premises) and the golf course. The north bank of the river has recently been developed into a series of gardens which make for a pleasant stroll.
On the way in to Ponte de Lima there is a fish farm where visitors are lent rods and tackle and can catch their own supper. The trout is either grilled on the spot or you can take it home to cook yourself. Hang gliding is also practised in the area but this seems to depend very much on weather conditions and we have been unable to discover much about it.
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Calendar last updated: 05/10/2017

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No hidden charges for bed linen, cleaning etc.but heating charges - central heating and logs - apply when heating is required. Generous welcome basket included in rental. Discount available for second and subsequent weeks.
Why not have a dual-location holiday? A period at our cottages in the mountains and time at our beach villa which is about 50 kilometres away. (Property no. 411711).

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 72 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet


Other Amenities

  • The living room has digital TV/radio and DVD/CD player. Cot and highchair provided on request at small extra cost. Shared pool measuring 11m x 5m this year reached 28ºC...moreless


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


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    Glass jar and plunger type of coffee maker. Capsule coffee maker....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Well stocked with cutlery and crockery. Many kitchen utensils provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    The shortest cycle is usually sufficient....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Small compartment incorporated in fridge....moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Small quantities of basics such as salt, sugar, washing up liquid etc can usually be found. A generous welcome basket from wine and fruit juice to ingredients to make sandwiches or a light meal....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    On the river in Ponte de LIma...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    For use only by families renting the cottages....moreless

  • Outdoor Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached


from 10 traveler reviews


95 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
620 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Santander, Spain
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Ponte de Lima
36 Kilometres
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A27 Junction 4
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Viana de Castelo

Car: Necessary

Set in the beautiful Minho area, midway between the towns of Ponte de Lima and Paredes de Coura, the location is essentially rural. The farm is well placed for sightseeing, however, with Spanish Galicia to the north, the Atlantic beaches to the west, the historic cities of Porto and Braga to the south and the national park of Peneda-Geres to the east. The area abounds in picturesque market towns with their colourful street markets, tiny hill top shrines affording fantastic views and village festas with their traditional religious processions.

The local golf course in Ponte de Lima is only a 25 minutes drive in the car. Enthusiasts have told us that golf on the local course is more attractive, considerably cheaper and gives a better game than many of the Algarve courses. Other courses in the area are at Estella and Vigo (Spain) both being approx. an hour's drive away. A car is essential, please check that insurance covers trips into Spain to avoid disappointment.

Other Activities: canoeing


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    Shared Pool

  • Arriving from the North

    Arriving from the North

  • Quinta da Ribeira Farmhouse Terrace

    Quinta da Ribeira Farmhouse Terrace

  • Farmhouse living room

    Farmhouse living room

  • Farmhouse twin bedroom

    Farmhouse twin bedroom

  • Farmhouse double bedroom

    Farmhouse double bedroom

  • Lagar Cottage Terrace

    Lagar Cottage Terrace

  • Lagar Cottage bathroom

    Lagar Cottage bathroom

  • Lagar Cottage living room

    Lagar Cottage living room

  • Lagar Cottage Kitchen

    Lagar Cottage Kitchen

  • General view showing cottages

    General view showing cottages

  • The view from the road

    The view from the road

  • Farmhouse living room

    Farmhouse living room

  • Farmhouse Kitchen

    Farmhouse Kitchen

  • Farmhouse twin bedroom

    Farmhouse twin bedroom

  • Farmhouse bathroom

    Farmhouse bathroom

  • Lagar Cottage gateway

    Lagar Cottage gateway

  • Lagar Cottage double bedroom

    Lagar Cottage double bedroom

  • Lagar Cottage alcove bedroom

    Lagar Cottage alcove bedroom

  • Lagar Cottage dining area

    Lagar Cottage dining area

  • Shared Pool

    Shared Pool

  • General View of locality

    General View of locality

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