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Such a cozy home in a beautiful setting. The property was easy to find and the host was very helpful. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a rural get away. Wish we could have stayed longer than two nights!
Thank you so much for this very warm comment. you are always welcome. Come back always !!
Clean, Tidy, Great Location
We spent a relaxing week in this charming property overlooking a valley. Although late in the season the weather was kind to us and the property was comfortable with all appliances in good order. Fernanda is a welcoming host and was on-hand to welcome us to our stay. Good location for accessing Geres National Park where there is lots of walking to be had. Being from a country that drives on the left side of the road, the local roads are an exciting challenge and at some points not for the faint hearted. Fernanda has provided some information on the local walking trails and there is also some areas around the accommodation where it is possible to walk and swim down by the river. Charming and delightful place
thank you so much for this lovely comment. I will always have great pleasure in receiving you. Come back always!
A beautiful little cottage next to Peneda-Geres park
We loved our stay here. The location and surrounding areas were just beautiful and the park and all the hiking trails were so easy to get to (with a hire car). Fernanda gave us a warm welcome and responded to our queries during our stay. She provides lots of helpful things like towels and a hairdryer to help you stay within Ryanair's luggage restrictions as well as useful information and maps of the local area. The kitchen is very well equipped too. We made full use of the bread man who comes every morning with freshly baked rolls. Thanks Fernanda for a lovely break - we're already hoping to return.
Emma and Scott,Thank you very much for your very detailed and warm commentary.
You were also very special guests. You will always be very welcome to my house.
We had a perfect week here
My partner and I had a perfect week in this little house. Fernanda was very welcoming on our arrival, and the house has a lovely atmosphere and was clean and with all the equipment we needed. There is no internet in the house and not much 4G reception apart from on the terrace — but for us, getting away from the internet was perfect.
The garden is like a mini paradise, with a lovely view from the terrace down to the lake where you can swim (5 minutes walk down the hill).
You can hang a bag on the fence to have bread rolls delivered in the early morning, and on Sundays you can hear some lovely choir song drifting on the wind from a chapel nearby.
The house is very private and the outside area is secluded.
The location is great to access all kinds of outdoor activities — we mainly walked on some of the many trails through the national park, but there are also lots of other activities (riding, climbing, water-ski etc). You will need a car to get around though!
Thank you Fernanda, it was great!
Thank you very much, Roanna, for your comment, it is so complete and so intense that it shows very well what can be felt there. It was also a great pleasure for me to have people like you and Jess in my house.You will always be welcome when you return to Portugal.
Thank you, once again,
We had a great time at Fernanda's country house
I was traveling with my two daughters ages 10 and 13. We had a wonderful time at Fernanda's travel and was the perfect spot to end our Portuguese trip. We had a few relaxing days with some walks and explorations of parque Geres. We wanted to do zip lining (arborismo) but some trees had been damaged from a recent storm and circuit was being rebuilt. So we decided to go a bit further into the border with spain (Lobios) where you will find a nice little thermal hotel. They use the natural hot waters to keep the pool going. We spent a relaxing 3 hours at this hotel pool (Caldaria).
A cute cat appeared the minute we arrived at the house and stayed with us for the entire time which was a delight for the girls. They named the cat Gema. We had a very friendly welcome by Dona Conceicao and found the house very clean. I would definitely recommend this property to friends and would also return if given the opportunity.
Thank you so much for your comment.
I also thought you felt at home. That's great ... I'm very happy when the family grows this way.
A lovely hideaway - fantastic views!
We have had a wonderful 5 day stay in a very comfortable and charming cottage in the mountains. Very well placed to access the Peneda-Geres and some great hiking. Lovely owner and cottage beautifully decorated. Good instructions on location. Definitely try the delicious local honey and sea food - we had two lovely barbeques on the veranda. Access through the garden and about 2 minute walk to a little cove with some lovely swimming in the river. Great shower and overall very comfortable and clean.
Would recommend to friends and relatives and definitely revisit if in area.
Alan & Cindy (UK/Canada/South Africa)
The house is located in Faldrém, a small village only 20 km away from Braga, one of the most importante cities in the country and known as "City of the Archbishops" with its braoque and gothic architectura, specially in the religious buildings.
The city of Guimarães is located 40 km away and it's calssified as "Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO and that will be Culture European Capital in 2012.
The small village is located near a web of motorwyas which can give you access to several points of interesr, particularly Porto (95km), o Vineyard Douro (60 km) and Viana do Castelo (97km).
Take the national road from Braga to Chaves (N103), turn left after Cerdeirinhas towards Gerês (N304)and the follow the instructions towards "Quinta da Caniçada"
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