Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 14
VILLA CHARM, 6 Bedroom Villa, with a very large 10 x 5 metres Private Pool. The villa commands great views of the oldest city in Portugal: Ponte de Lima (just 2 km) away, with beautiful surroundings. The villa, is full of charm, along with a rich agricultural past that goes back to the sixteenth century.
Situated in a region of great beauty and tradition, famous by its monumental landscapes and also known as the Green Coast, getting its name from the vegetation which remains green throughout the year.
This rustic, beautiful, charming villa, has a farming history stretching back to the 16th century.
Today, the villa retains its farming culture, surrounded by sleepy vineyards, enchanted orchards, mature gardens and a magic woodland.
A welcoming adults & children's pool and a variety of interesting outdoor activities make it the ideal location for groups of individuals and families. The wooden 1st floor veranda commands superb views of Ponte de Lima.
Many walks to be enjoyed, to romantic, Ponte de Lima itself including Ponte de Lima 18 hole golf course only 2 km away. Not forgetting to visit the well-known market in Ponte de Lima that dates back to 1125. This, must visit event takes place twice a month.
There are many things to do throughout this beautiful region, river fishing, horse riding, walking, etc, including the best cuisine can be found not just in Ponte de Lima, but in many surrounding, local towns, villages, and many historical cities.
As for the beautiful, historical, romantic Ponte de Lima, you must walk over the Roman Bridge, which Ponte de Lima was named, the Museum dos Terceiros, the Diago Bernardes Theatre or the Church of Igreja Matriz Church in Ponte de Lima.
There are many river beaches along the river lima. As for the the beautiful atlantic coast and golden sands is many Blue Flag Beaches, is a leisurely and a very beautiful 24 km away, hospital is only 2 km away, there is a restaurant snack bar/cafe/bar, only 500 metres away and a supermarket 100 metres away.
A delightful, beautiful villa commanding great views. A world away feeling, yet! Close to everything, including the stunning Atlantic coastline, a leisurely 24 km away, with many amazing beaches to choose from, many, blue flag beaches. Enjoy the best of both worlds. Highly Recommend,
VILLA CHARM 5 Bedrooms (2 doubles, 2 twins and 1 small double) and a separate 1 Bedroom Apartment for 2 people.
Large 10 x 5 metres adult pool and a children's private pools, open all year.
Villa Charm consists of 6 bedrooms individually furnished, all with complete with bedside cabinet/s, wardrobe, etc.
There is a spacious, combined, lounge/dinning room on the ground floor table and chairs, sofas, fireplace (log fire),complete with double doors to garden terrace.
There is also a further, spacious lounge on the first floor with double doors to the beautiful, hand carveb wooden terrace, commanding great all round country views, including beautiful Ponte de Lima.
There is also a kitchen overlooking one of the terraces.
Not the forgetting the adjoining guest, twin bedroom, complete with own lounge and bathroom.
Ponte de Lima is Minho was the birth place of Portugal, with its natural beauty and rustic environment. It is located in the middle of the Ribeira do Lima valley, 23 kilometres from Viana do Castelo. It is full of history and was on the military road from Braga to Tui. It belonged to the diocese of Tui (Spain) until the time of King Afonso Henriques.
Queen Teresa gave it its first charter in 1125 and established a fair to encourage population and economic growth. Later in the 14th century, King Pedro I fortified the town. During King Fernando”s reign it was the most secure defensive position of the North of Portugal.
It is a stately and legendary town. In the Middle Ages it was a fortified town with walls 600 meters long, 10 towers, 2 turrets and 6 entrances. The old roads have houses of granite, Baroque, neo-classical and 1800s façades and renowned religious buildings. In 1995 Ponte da Lima won the European Grand Prize of Tourism and Environment.
Portugal is a country who cares with its unique natural and cultural values. For guarantee the preservation of that values there are several Parks from the long beaches to the green mountains, classified as National Parks, Natural Parks or protected areas. And, the nearby, Geres National Park is a must visit place. Several of these preserved areas in Portugal are classified as World Heritage, by UNESCO, such as the landscape of Douro Valley. During your stay you can take advantage and enjoy the beauty of the Nature.
FESTIVALS & LOCAL MARKETS
Must visit: BE HERE! The 'old fair' market is held every fortnightly in Ponte de Lima since 1125.
The 'new fair' was established in 1826, together with the foundation of the cult of Nossa Senhora das Dores.
After the wine harvests in September, usually on the 3rd weekend, there are 3 days and nights of feasts, fair and open air parties.
Ponte de Lima receives thousands of visitors. There are livestock contests, the running of the 'garranos' (wild horses), parades, music, festivals, folk dancing and it ends with the majestic procession of Nossa Senhora das Dores on a Monday. This festival ends the cycle of religious festivals of Alto Minho.
PONTE DE LIMA 18 HOLE GOLF COURSE Located over Madalena Hill, Ponte de Lima course is a mountain course, covering 6 kilometres with luxurious vegetation with well-restored, historical mansions, which forms part of of this beautiful course.
The first nine holes are placed amongst age-old trees (chestnuts trees, cork & English oaks), passing the beautiful manor Quinta do Anquião, where holes 1, 2, 8 and 9 provide glorious views over the Lima valley and the distant town of Viana do Castelo, 20 klms away. Hole 3 (par 5), at 622 metres, is the longest one in Portugal, and one of the longest in Europe; hole 8, (Par 3) is situated higher still, allowing an to attack directly to the green below.
The next 9 holes are played, in the Quinta de Pias valley with its surrounding vines, cornfields, apple & pear trees.
ESTELA GOLF COURSE, (Estela) 18 HOLES Situated near a lively summer resort, Póvoa de Varzim, and only 30 minutes from Oporto's airport, the Estela course was inaugurated in January 1989.
Designed by the Portuguese architect Duarte Sottomayor, the course is a typical links following the Scottish tradition, but with one difference: Bermuda grass.
Built over 3 kilometres of beautiful dunes on the Costa Verde, it provides breathtaking views over the Atlantic. Two big lakes add to the beauty of the course, which can become quite challenging when the wind is blowing. Inaccurate drives will be punished by landing in the sand dunes, and on almost every occasion a ball lands off the fairway there is little chance of reaching the green with a second shot.
Despite being one of the newest golf courses, it has already hosted two events in the European Professionals' Circuit. In 1990 the Atlântico/Vinho Verde Cup was won by the Scot Stephen McAllister, in a play-off that involved seven players. In 1991 it hosted the Portuguese Open, in which the Briton Steven Richardson triumphed.
QUINTA DE BARCA 9 HOLES
Undulated greens, bunkers strategically placed, three lakes that present a challenge while taking nature into consideration. A 9 holes course which allows for 18 holes since a different start of the second round is always possible. This is a 'Superexecutive' course.
Ponte de Lima, Esposende and Povoa de Varzim
In the north of Portugal, the golf couses were designed with quality and good taste, in a way that fits you best. This is the region with more visitors related with rural tourism. The golf courses of Ponte de Lima, and Quinta da Barca and Estela will surely delight you.
Enjoy your lunch break and try the tasty regional gastronomy and the wonderful wine produced here.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Oporto 80 km, Nearest railway: Viana do Castelo 25 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
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|