Large holiday home for 6 people on an exclusive basis
- english, french, spanish, portuguese
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
wonderful old house
We were welcomed by Isabel who lives nearby who was very helpful despite the language problems (as well as english french seems to be quite useful)
You could spend a whole day exploring the furnishings and fittings and has a very lived in feel.
We were out and about every day and spent evenings mainly in the kitchen with it's large rustic table as the living and dining rooms were rather gloomy.
This did not detract from the stay and would wonderful in winter with 3 open fires.
The main bedroom is large airy and light, looking over the side street to the small church opposite.
The town centre is only a few minutes walk and has a few average restaurants although another 3 were shut for holidays.
The place has 2 italian restaurants (1 shut) with the casa mia being outstanding.
We found the local people very friendly and would go out of their way to help in any way.
The town's location near 2 motorways (make sure you get a device to activate the automatic toll charges) makes it a good location for visiting the Douro region, guimaraes, braga, chaves, porto, and although it is a good 1 1/2 hours drive the parque nacional da peneda geres which reminds me of my much beloved lake district.
Thank you Anthony, you will always be welcome.
Vila Pouca de Aguiar and its surroundings present a series of remains of very ancient settlements in the Iron Age, as well as evidence of their occupation by Roman and medieval dwellers. In the city itself, the most obvious signs of its former glory are found in the old buildings and manor houses such as Casa da Tapa.
Within walking distance is the Pedras Salgadas spa, situated in the heart of a lush green area and still retaining much of the grand atmosphere of the "belle époque", when it was particularly popular with the European aristocracy. Its naturally sparkling water is highly sought after because of its healing properties.
Located near the Alvão Natural Park, Vila Pouca de Aguiar is a true paradise for nature lovers, offering long walks and explorations.
Vila Pouca de Aguiar is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, so it is natural that outdoor sports are an important leisure activity. There are also modern sports infrastructures that complement and expand the range of activities offered, for all ages and levels of intensity.