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House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 90 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Dating back from the XVIII century, Casa de Sestelo is located in a quiet green valley in Cabeceiras de Basto. The property is surrounded by vineyards, a watermill, the manor-house chapel, olive trees, fresh water fountains and the “Levada”, and old irrigation channel that you can follow until it enters the mountain.

Espadeiro cottage faces the vineyard and is composed by a double bedroom in the first floor, private WC with shower, small living room with Kitchenette, air-conditioning and cable TV. The kitchenette is fully equipped to prepare light meals and the house is rented with linen and towels as well as swimming pool towels.

You can make use of the shared swimming pool and of the panoramic terrace, overlooking the vineyard, were you can relax with a glass of “Vinho Verde” after exploring the region.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach 90 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links 90 km, 40 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General Air conditioning, Games room, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking

The Costa Verde region

Come and experience one of the most enchanting regions of Portugal were time has stopped and tradition still dwells in the habits of people.

Casa de Sestelo is located in the heart of Minho (North Portugal) in the county of Cabeceiras de Basto, less than one hour driving from Porto, Braga and Guimaraes (UNESCO World Heritage).

Cabeceiras de Basto is a lovely village from the North of Portugal, situated in a pleasant valley surrounded by several mountains and water courses, in an area of great natural beauty. During the Middle Ages, Cabeceiras de Basto was also an important pilgrimage centre to the Benedictine monastery of San Miguel. In fact, this is a region with many vestiges of human occupancy before Christ. The region is characterized by its natural astonishing beauty, between the traditional green of the Minho region, combined with the arid mountain range area of Tras-os-Montes.

The region combines the perfect conditions for the most diversified activities. From Cabreira Mountain one has an astonishing panorama, with clear streams and luxuriant green hills, dotted with picturesque mountain villages and scenic spots like the leisure areas of Moinhos de Rei which includes the communal windmills of Abadim, commissioned in the 14th century by D. Dinis, the king of Portugal.

Vineyards are also part of the landscape as this is the region of Vinho Verde, a fresh sparkling wine, characteristic of the northwest of Portugal. And don't forget the many manor-houses that are spread along the region, the rich local gastronomy and the colorful traditional festivities that animate the villages.

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Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

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