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Renovated Farmhouse in Idyllic Rural Setting. Pool, Magnificent Views.

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Last updated: 02/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Sleeps 9. Spacious and fully equipped. Terraced garden.

Lovely 4 bedroom renovated stone farmhouse in an idyllic rural setting in the hills of northern Portugal, within easy reach of Porto airport,which is 90 kms away. A place to get away from it all and completely unwind, being as lazy or as active as you want to be. Ideal for those who love the countryside, authentic areas and the great outdoors - hills and forests on your doorstep, 20 minutes to the scenic river Minho on the border with Spain, and 25 minutes to beautiful blue-flag, white-sand beaches. Large secluded garden on terraces with pool, barbecue area and magnificent views of the valley and surrounding hills. Spacious and fully-equipped open-plan kitchen/living room. . Central-heating in all rooms, plus two log fireplaces. Sleeps 9, ideal for families and groups. Table football,rowing machine and exercise bicycle in the old winery where there is also a bar and extra dish washer,this room leads out onto BBQ area with outside dining table.Large selection of books(mainly in English)The salt water pool is fenced in with lockable gates.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 02/17/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 220 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Rowing machine and exercise bike in the games room, for those who are feeling extra energetic!Fans provided in each bedroom. We have a large selection of books of all types, including childrens books....moreless


  • Books:

    Lots of books,all sorts,mainly in English.Some childrens books too....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD player within the TV ...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Games:

    Various boxes of board games....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    large satellite dish. ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining for 9 in the kitchen area as well as outside down on the terrace and another table and chairs on the terrace outside the kitchen door....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace:

    Log burning closed wood stove....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Rowing machine,tummy trimmer and exercise bicycle as well as table football in the downstairs "winery" room with doors leading to the outside BBQ area and garden....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    radiators in all the rooms....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi in the house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linen changed once a week....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large open plan living room with a veranda....moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking for two cars inside the property....moreless

  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels changed once a week.Beach towels also provided for each person....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine in the basement room....moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    Two types,a drip filter electric one and an Italian one to heat up on the gas ring....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    very well equipped kitchen....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Well equiped kitchen with a lot of gadgets....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Small electric oven with grill....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    basic condiments. Welcome pack provided of wine,beer,bread,ham,cheese,eggs,milk,butter and coffee. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large fridge freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    4 ring gas hob....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large terrace with two metal tables and 10 chairs....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large enclosed garden with olive trees,lawns and agapantha flowers as well as camellias,lots of rosemary and vines and lemon trees. there is a hammock for guests to use....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal BBQ.Also a little one.There is also the old bread/pizza oven....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Two verandas,one off the main ensuite bedroom and another off the sitting room....moreless

  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Large 10 x 5 metre salt water pool.Cleaned once a week....moreless

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 5
from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 6 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


Prices based on a minimum stay of 1 week. Outside the summer period, shorter stays with lower rates are possible (but not shorter than 3 nights). Pricing given upon enquiry. Payments in £ or equivalent in € via bank transfer.50% at time of booking and the rest 15 days before arrival. Changeover day: Preferable Saturday. Check out 10am. Check in 2pm.Euro bank account details will be given if guest will be paying in Euros.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 02/17/2017
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60 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
13 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Ponte de Lima
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Vila Nova de Cerveira
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Porto-Valença-Vigo motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
13 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Foz do Minho

Car: Necessary

Local mini-supermarket, bar, restaurants, bank machine, post office within a 5 minutes drive. Large supermarkets, banks and good choice of local restaurants within 25 minutes drive, in both Portugal and Spain. 20 minutes drive to the scenic river Minho on the border with Spain. 25 minutes drive to river Lima. 25 minutes drive to Foz do Minho and Moledo beaches. 40 minutes drive to Baiona and the Galician 'Rias Baixas' indented coastline. Ponte de Lima 18 hole golf course within 30 minutes drive. 1 hours drive to Porto airport. 40 minutes drive to Vigo airport. 90 minutes drive to Santiago de Compostela airport. Hire car essential.

Lovely walking in the local Arga Hills, where wild ponies roam, or further afield the beautiful Geres/Peneda National Park.

Golf: Golf course at Ponte de Lima, 25kms away


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I live 5 mins walk down the lane.I have now been in Portugal for 22 years,previously I lived in Brasil and USA.My husband worked for Taylors/Fonseca port wine company until he died in 2010. I love this beautiful area,laid back,little traffic,lots of places to explore,beautiful beaches,both in Portugal and Spain and very few tourists.

Why the Owner Chose Covas, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal:
Casa das Oliveiras is very spacious,plenty of room both inside and outside in the terraced garden.The view from the house towards the Arga hills is spectacular.The kitchen is very well equiped,and guests have enjoyed using the BBQ and experimenting with the old bread oven in the garden.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Originally this was two small farmhouses which we made into one.It was a ruin covered in ivy when we bought it and restored it in order to rent out for families to come on holiday. The unique benifits are that it is big enough for two families to share,the pool is big and it is not shared and I live just down the lane, nearby to give any help or advice if needed.

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Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 02/17/2017

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  • Casa das Oliveiras

    Casa das Oliveiras

  • House and garden

    House and garden

  • View of valley and Arga mountains from the garden

    View of valley and Arga mountains from the garden

  • Kitchen and dining area

    Kitchen and dining area

  • Games room and bar in the old winery

    Games room and bar in the old winery

  • River Minho and the hills where we are located

    River Minho and the hills where we are located

  • Local village festivals in the summer

    Local village festivals in the summer

  • Kitesurfing on local beaches

    Kitesurfing on local beaches

  • Vinho Verde vines typical of the region

    Vinho Verde vines typical of the region

  • Traditional farming in the region

    Traditional farming in the region

  • In the hills above our house

    In the hills above our house

  • Side view of Oliveiras garden

    Side view of Oliveiras garden

  • View from pool

    View from pool

  • Living room from kitchen

    Living room from kitchen

  • One of four double bedrooms

    One of four double bedrooms

  • Living room with doors onto balcony and garden

    Living room with doors onto balcony and garden

  • Local coastline and river Minho

    Local coastline and river Minho

  • Kayaking on the river and sea

    Kayaking on the river and sea

  • Markets and fairs in historic local towns

    Markets and fairs in historic local towns

  • Walking in the nearby hills

    Walking in the nearby hills

  • Old watermills on a walk in nearby Spain

    Old watermills on a walk in nearby Spain

  • Field down the lane.

    Field down the lane.

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