Close to forest walks, sandy beaches and Spanish border
- english, french, portuguese
About Mike Wild
Moved to Portugal from the UK in 2005 to enjoy the peace, climate, lush countryside and uncrowded beaches of the Costa Verde. The friendly, relaxed attitude of the local population and the lower cost of living were also major factors. Now retired, I spend my time gardening and looking after the property, cycling and kite-surfing, and of course, making sure our guests have a wonderful holiday!
Mike Wild purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Mike Wild chose Paredes de Coura
I love the character that comes with an old granite built property - and it keeps nice and cool in the summer. The view from the pool across the valley is stunning and although we are in a peaceful unspoilt location, we are only a few minutes drive from the local market town of Paredes de Coura
What makes this Cottage unique
A large, virtually private pool (as only occasionally shared with owner and wife) and well-maintained terraced gardens of 3,000 sq metres. Peaceful - apart from the church bells, and the occasional tractor working in the fields below. Well-located to access -the coast and a range of beautiful sandy beaches - the Peneda -Geres National Park -the Spanish border and coastal resorts -the historic towns of Ponte de Lima, Braga, Guimaraes
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
but strictly outside the cottage. Use ashtray.
Supervision required around pool and garden.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Games Room, pool and laundry room not to be used after 22h00.
Visitors are not permitted without prior approval from owner.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Warm and welcoming
Spent one week at Mike and Maria's gorgeous home near Paredes de Coura.
We had a had a wonderful time. The area is of outstanding beauty and our hosts were very friendly and welcoming. The finca had all the amenities we required and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend this great place to other travellers.
A beautiful peaceful holiday property.
Lovely gardens and pool, very helpful hosts, an abundance of fresh produce from the garden delivered by lovely Maria. Wonderful views across the valley. The accommodation is very good and the patio has the view.
Great property and wonderful hosts.
Mike and Maria were very friendly and helpful. They were very informative about the region,recommending some good days out and activities. They were also really generous with the produce frrom their lovely garden. House itself is unique and confortable. The pool was very welcome in the hot weather and the views from it and from the outdoor dining areas are magnificent. Would thoroughly recommend spendimg time here to relax and wind down. Great holiday in guite location but close enough to beach and mountains for great days out.
Exceptional pool and views
Beautiful location overlooking unspoilt rural countryside and mountains. Mike and Maria ( the owners) were most welcoming. The property has everything you need including its own outdoor terrace with built in barbecue, beautiful terraced gardens and you may even get homegrown fruit and veg if they have a glut. There are 2 restaurants/ bars a few minutes easy drive away , along with small shop/ fresh bread. A good base for Ponte de Lima, Valença, Viana de castelo and for walking and mountain biking.
We had a lovely time staying at Mike and Maria’s Holiday Cottage. The gardens and pool are beautiful and the area is also. Lovely quiet rural surroundings and only a 35 minute drive to the coast.
Will definitely return.
Thanks for the review but you never mentioned the wonderful weather! ; )
Love to see you again.
A lovely cottage with beautiful views and excellent hosts. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need - even the wi-if works remarkably well despite the remote location. The local area has many interesting towns and villages to visit with great roads (we were on a motorbike so important to us!) Mike and Maria are great hosts, just the right balance of helpful and unintrusive. Thanks for the lift to the local restaurant and for posting back the cable we left behind. Highly recommend this cottage especially if you are looking to get away from it all.
Thanks, April and Ty
The property is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the far north of Portugal, undiscovered and unspoilt by mass tourism. The countryside is hilly and forested, interspersed with cultivated terraces of vines and subsistence agriculture. The property is well located to access the many sandy beaches on the coast, the Lima and Minho river valleys or the mountainous Peneda national park further inland. There are several picturesque and historic market towns to explore such as Ponte de Lima and Barcelos. All along the coast are small fishing ports serving excellent fresh seafood. Spain is only 30 minutes away.
Other Activities: canoeing/kayaking