Welcome to Casa das Flores ,Family holidays in a beautiful environment and equally appreciated by couples looking for that 'Away from it All ~ Hideaway '.
Swimming Pool 12 metres by 6 metres with partially enclosed area of 90cm depth for beginners.
Accommodation is available in one of the 2 Lodges (sleeps 4 in Rancho Lodge and 5 in Açor Lodge), The converted stone barn Casita Graçinda with its open beam ceilings and downstairs `Den´ for the children (sleeps 6) , The 'Cottage' Courtyard Suite (sleeps 2 adult + 2 children ) ,The Studio (sleeps 2 adult + 1 child). All are nestled in three hectares of wooded hillside setting offering a magnificent panorama over the valleys and mountains towards Spain and the dramatic Portuguese Peneda Geres National Park. The gentle sound of the River Mouro at just 3 minutes stroll brings tranquility to the natural beauty of this Shangri~la. Birthday or Anniversary celebration while you are here? Personalised cake / party food arranged for you. Babysitting available.
Garden of Eden: This northern most province is considered the Portuguese garden of Eden, and provides wonderful opportunities for walking and exploring the ancient churches, tracks, villages and Celtic settlements. The Portuguese hospitality is second to none, and the summer months bring local fiestas and folklore, street dancing and singing, sardines 'A Brasa,' Serra cheese, pungent milho bread and lively 'vinho verde' wine. Simplicity of life amid beautiful surroundings. Local water sports and sandy beaches within 30 minutes drive.
CAR FERRY : Thinking of coming to stay for more than one week ? Bring your own car and save a lot of cash. BRITTANY FERRIES from Portsmouth and Plymouth to Santander or Bilbao in Spain . We can offer you discounts on longer bookings associated with Brittany Ferries ...Talk to us !!
FLIGHTS: We are situated equidistant to Oporto (Porto) airport in Portugal, or Santiago de Compostella airport in Spain. The A3 motorway in Portugal offers a fast, quiet and easily driven road direct to our accommodations.
OPORTO airport in Portugal on the A3 motorway is just 80 minutes drive on a very quiet road.
RYAN Airways offer very reasonable prices from Stansted EVERY DAY , also Liverpool and Dublin.
T.A.P / AIR PORTUGAL fly from Heathrow
EASYJET fly from Gatwick EVERY DAY
VUELING fly from LONDON / HEATHROW to VIGO airport in Spain at just 30 minutes drive from us.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELLA airport in Spain is 80 minutes drive on the new motorway. IBERIAN AIR from Heathrow, or RYAN from Liverpool and Stansted.
FLYING FROM IRELAND ? Ryan fly from Dublin to Porto, & Aer Lingus fly from Dublin to Santiago de Compostella.
We will send you our suggested road routes with your booking receipt.
Local Bar & Beach. Horseriding. Kayak. Internet.: At just minutes walk through the pine there is a river beach ( Praia Fluvial )& during summer there is a café / bar serving ice~cream ,coffee , beer , light snacks etc. Here , many of the local children gather to compete with their diving skills , volley ball nets are adjacent to the beautiful weir , granite picnic table and bbq areas are set amidst the shady trees.
At fifteen minutes from our holiday accommodation is an Equestrian Centre offering Accompanied Excursions on Horseback & Beginners training in enclosed ring. Small pony available for youngsters.
Group Kayak / Canoeing is available on many of the rivers in the area.
Free Wireless Internet connection is available within the 'park' in the Local town of Monção.Most of the local towns have these Facilities.
Allthough the area and gastronomy is essentially traditional 'Portuguese' there are plenty of restaurants offering International food including Chinese,Italian,Brazilian.Many offer take-away food to order.
The main town of Moncao is at 10 minutes drive. Here there are an abundance of restaurants and shops full~filling most needs. Restaurants vary from Portuguese traditional local cuisine , Brazilian 'fare' , Pizza , Chinese , etc . Locally there are restaurants / bars at most villages. …..And just over the river bridge at 10 minutes drive is Galicia / Spain . Here you can enjoy ' Spanish Tapas ' , local Galician dishes , and a wealth of Shellfish.
The Portuguese Peneda Geres National park is on our doorstep at just 20 minutes drive. Crystal clear streams run in the valleys , stunning scenery , its unlikely that during your climb to the summit you will encounter more than a dozen vehicles as the area is still largely undiscovered. At the summit of Castro Loboreiro there are 3 restaurants ………An excellent area to partake of the local Sunday cuisine. Within the park there are picnic areas with bbq and running water