Barcelos, Minho region, Portugal - The villa offers complete privacy and is set on a large plot with beautiful enclosed garden.
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About Diana Goncalves
I am Portuguese and live in my country with my husband and 2 small children. We both work and spend most of our free time exploring the beautiful Minho region.
Diana Goncalves purchased this Villa in 2008
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Lovely property in great lication
The Villa is real beautiful, it is kitted out to a very high standard yet still very homely. The gardens are amazing with lemons and passion fruits in abundance, whoever is here when oranges are in season will have an amazing crop. The villa and grounds are very spacious. There were six of us staying and we all had plenty of space to relax. Only down side and this is no fault of the property are the dogs nearby who barked constantly at night and early morning, so if you are a light sleeper - take ear plugs
Luxurious & private getaway!
We had a lovely time at this villa with our two children, who really enjoyed the pool and outdoor games - as well as the hammock. The villa was spotless, and we were made very welcome on arrival with a basket of food and vino verde - great after a delayed flight into Porto! Sergio was really helpful organising local activities, so many thanks to him and Distinctive Portugal. Would love to stay again!
Top quality, everything was fantastic
Again, the pictures do not do it justice! A fabulous garden, a beautiful pool, an idyllic setting. The fit and finish of this villa is excellent. The bbq area is superb, the beds extremely comfortable, beautiful bathrooms. Fresh fruit growing in the garden, a separate tennis court, football area which my 9 year old Son adored. The welcome pack was a lovely touch. The housekeeper who lives nearby was very polite and the place was spotlessly clean when we arrived. Only two things let it down. The correspondence from the owner was poor in advance of the visit, I had to chase confirmation they had received my money etc.and barking dogs at night in the valley was a shame!
The long sandy beaches that stretch north and south of Viana do Castelo are a 17 minute drive away. Cabedelo beach has been often described as one of the most beautiful in the whole country.
Porto airport is 75 kilometres away (45 minute drive). Vigo Airport (in Spain) is only 95 kms away. A car is recommended.
Restaurant 3kms, Minimarket & café 800 metres, nearest Bus 800 metres, Barcelos market town 8kms, Viana do Castelo historic centre and stunning sandy beaches 20kms, Porto airport 75kms, Ponte de Lima Roman Town and 18-hole golf course approx. 18kms, Peneda Geres National Park (40 minute drive away), Braga is 15 minutes away by car, Guimaraes World Heritage Site is 40 minutes away.
Activities such as horseback riding, golf, water sports (rafting, canoeing, kayaking...), walking, bird watching, wine tasting tours or even massage treatment at the villa are available for the guests. There are many excellent restaurants within easy reach as well as shops. Other possibilities are private chef to prepare your meals and Portuguese cooking lessons!