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CASA DO ALTO – Home 594353 Farmhouse

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Farmhouse / 4 bedrooms / 5 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Casa do Alto is an old renovated stone farmhouse which is nestled in the hillside of the Cavado river valley. It is close to the UMinho campus.

It also has a large secluded private swimming pool with a magnificent view over the orchard which includes a wide variety of fruit trees such as orange, lemon, tangerine, kaki, apple, pear, fig, cherry, kiwi, grapes, apricot, peach, plum and many others.

Other points of interest are the two complete outdoor kitchens with barbecue, one by the poolside and the other next to a large stone table in the shade of an oak. The latter also includes a log oven.

Exquisite views from all sides and a part of the old Roman road into Braga is right on the back doorstep. The stone “eira” (or patio where they used to dry cereals) is one of the largest in the Minho area (484 m2) and many memorable events have taken place within this large area.

The perfect quiet place to stay as a base to tour around this area of Portugal or just chill

Casa do Alto is an old renovated stone farmhouse which is nestled in the hillside of the Cavado river valley. It is close to the UMinho campus.

It also has a large secluded private swimming pool with a magnificent view over the orchard which includes a wide variety of fruit trees such as orange, lemon, tangerine, kaki, apple, pear, fig, cherry, kiwi, grapes, apricot, peach, plum and many others.

Other points of interest are the two complete outdoor kitchens with barbecue, one by the poolside and the other next to a large stone table in the shade of an oak. The latter also includes a log oven.

Exquisite views from all sides and a part of the old Roman road into Braga is right on the back doorstep. The stone “eira” (or patio where they used to dry cereals) is one of the largest in the Minho area (484 m2) and many memorable events have taken place within this large area.

The perfect quiet place to stay as a base to tour around this area of Portugal or just chill out and relax within the grounds of the property itself (1 hectare) either in the surrounding garden, which includes a small wooded area with oaks, cork oaks, sweet chestnuts amongst many other varieties of trees.

Two totally independent apartments for rental:

Ground floor Apartment (2 -8 persons)

Top floor Apartment (2 -10 persons)

Location description from owner

Northern Portugal region

There is so much to see around the Minho region (whose coastal area is known as Costa Verde or The Green Coast) and, as Casa do Alto is in the center of this region it is an ideal base for this area of the country.
The climate is mild (average minima 6 C in January and average maxima 28 C in July) and it is a transition climate from Mediterranean, Atlantic and Continental. For this reason almost everything grows in this region.
Casa do Alto is a large stone house (750 m2) in a farm (1 hectare) situated on top of a hill and it is within 6 km of the city centre of the historical, bustling city of Braga (3rd city in PT) and 50 km from the city of Porto (2nd city in PT). There is a bus service available from Oporto International Airport into Braga city bus station. Road and rail links are also excellent (A3, A7 and A11 motorways).
There are exquisite views from all sides of Casa do Alto. A part of the old Roman road into Braga is right on the back doorstep. The stone eira (or patio where they used to dry cereals) is one of the largest in the Minho area (484 m2) and many memorable events have taken place within this large area.
The archaeological site of Citnia de Briteiros, dating from Celtic and Roman times is close to Casa do Alto (15 km) and the superb natural scenic Peneda/ Gers National Park is also easy to reach from Casa do Alto (30 km).
The seaside resorts of Povoa de Varzim (with a casino)/ Vila do Conde and Esposende/ Ofir are about 20 minute's drive away and there is a riverside beach within 5 minutes' drive from the property on the river Cavado.

Braga

Braga is the nearest big city to Casa do Alto and is an exciting city with many historical sites to visit, such as the oldest Cathedral in Portugal. Excellent local and international gastronomy can be enjoyed in the many restaurants available in and around Braga, served with a wide range of the exquisite wines which Portugal is renowned for.
In the outskirts of Braga there is a “touristic triangle” composed by the three famous sanctuaries of “Bom Jesus”, “Sameiro” and “Stª Marta” each on top of its own hill, and these are well worth a visit.
Modern day Braga has a long and rich history. It was known as Bracari under the Celts (iron age) and Bracara Augusta under the Romans (founded in 20 BC). In Roman times it was capital of the administrative area Conventus bracarensis, the south western area of the Roman province of Gallaecia. It has always been the most important religious centre in Portugal and its old seminaries educated the missionaries that took European culture and religion to the four corners of the World since the 15th Century. The Faculty of Philosophy and Theology of the Portuguese Catholic University, the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory and the University of Minho are all located in Braga. These are centers of high learning with outstanding research in many areas ranging from philosophy to nano-science, biotechnology, life sciences and computer & information technologies.



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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds, 4 Sofa Beds, 2 Single Beds
  • 3 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Sauna
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Fax machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

MARGARET A
Response rate:
85%
Calendar updated::
06 Jun 2016
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Farmhouse has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 Aug 2013. Located in Braga District, it has 4 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £765.

The Owner has a response rate of 85% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 06 Jun 2016.

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