Casa do Retiro
Manor House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 13
Casa do Retiro is located in the heart of
Ribeira Lima, in the village of Fontão,
one of the most picturesque villages of
the Minho region in northern Portugal.
Ponte de Lima, the oldest Portuguese
town stands 7km away and Viana do
Castelo, where long white sand beaches
contrast with slopes of vineyards and
farms, is only at a 15 km distance.
Manor Casa do Retiro is part of a 10ha
farm exhibiting the typical architecture
of the region. It is surrounded by fi elds
and trees and encircled by stone walls,
providing great privacy and a sense of
Th e house stands amid a highly forested
area, surrounded by the imposing Serra
D´Arga and the plain of Rio Lima,
combining a beauty worthy of a romantic
painting with a privileged location.
A clear water brook crosses the farm,
inviting to a bath or trout fi shing.
Th e land is intended for corn plantation
for animal feed purposes.
After crossing the emblazoned entrance
gate, we come to an open and ample
yard that leads to a large stone staircase
and the manor's main entrance.
Next to the main façade of the house
there are various farm premises, amongst
which an old cellar and barn that lead
to a monumental old granite threshing
fl oor, with 4000 metres, deemed to be
the largest in Portugal.
Th e house has a beautiful garden and
pool, which face a dazzling scenario of
mountain ridges where the blue colour
of the sky mingles with the green of the
trees, and the peaceful silent environment
invites to dreaming and introspection,
away from daily stress.
|Size||Sleeps up to 13, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Afife/Carreço/Moledo 15 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Porto City 80 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (4)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
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19 Aug 2013
"Impossant et spacieuse"
Reservation et contact facile (anglais et francais)L'espace disponible du "chateau" est tellement impressionnant que nous avons decide de ne pas utiliser toutes les pieces (nous etions … More
13 Jul 2013
"Beautiful spacious house with amazing nature around by"
Inside of the house is renovated and well decorated. Very clean and equipped. A lot of rooms and bathrooms, it's good for a family and groups of friends. There is a nice swimming pool in the gar… More
9 Jul 2013
"Paradise in The World"
I have been to Casa do Retiro in the summer 2011.
Myself and 5 friends went there so we could enjoy pure nature and go for some bike tours (exploring).
When we got to the main gate we could not believe how imposing it was ( like 6 meters in stone with an amazing blazon coming out).
The house is old style and it still keeps the charming from simplicity complemented with nature all around.
The property is surrounded by granite walls witch give an amazing privacy!
The land is huge like 12 acres or something with a river crossing it!
The views are stunning from every side - mountain range, a corn field, chestnut tress and much more.
We had the best holidays ever and unfortunately can´t book this year- too late:s
Anyway i will surely book next year or event earlier!
Tip: Go to Ponte de Lima Village the oldest in Europe (amazing), go to Serra D Arga and try the natural lagoons.
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