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Colleen

Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights
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Moncao Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Close to National Parks , Spanish Border , Superb Views over Mountain Valley

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.

More Details

Details for CABIN 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

Comfortable holiday accommodation in this Scandanavian Lodge sleeping 4 persons. Stunning views over the river mouro that can be heard gently passing through the pine forest below. A large covered balcony provides plenty of shade from the sun. Wisteria clambers over the adjacent granite paved terrace, and to the front of the lodge there is a huge granite picnic table with bbq under the aged oak tree. The RANCHO lodge provides 2 bedrooms , integral lounge / kitchenette , bathroom with shower , pantry. A Sofa settee is available in the AÇOR LODGE for a 'small child' (Extra Charge). Cot Available. Plenty of outdoor space within the 3 hectares of grounds.
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Colleen

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 1999
Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

Property Reviews

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CABIN
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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CABIN
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1463
Moncao Viana do Castelo
London
5

If Shangri-la exists….this is it

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
We love the simplicity and friendliness of this holiday property location. The kids absolutely adore the beautiful mountain river and of course the pool with its “beginners” area for our youngest. Lots of friends made on each visit.
The availability of horse riding is always a hit with our teen daughter , and the newly acquired pony was a good starter for our youngest
The mixture of woodland , terrace gardens , barbecue areas with plenty of shade is always appreciated & the surrounding countryside must be some of the most beautiful in Europe.
The new Summer bar with the river beach at just a stroll though the woods is an absolute treasure. The youngest enjoying safe paddling and the rest of us sitting under the torrent of water that falls from the weir, ice creams and coffee to follow.
It was good to see that Monçao has now free wireless Internet available in the square, again a hit with our teen daughter who had her laptop with her. The town itself has blossomed every year we have visited and with new continental restaurants opening we are lost for choice. On some days we chose a take-away meal to add to our barbecued meal back at the Cabin. The re~opening of the spa much appreciated, and relaxing for all of us !!
You must be the most knowledgeable hosts in the area. Your 16 years of stored Information and directions is always appreciated and you never fail to pull a few new goodies out of the bag each time we return.
“If Shangri-la exists….this is it” was a comment written by another family in 1996. Well we have now visited you for 3 times and we can certainly agree.
Looking forward to our visit to you once again this year. Just looking at flights now !
Thanks again
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Fantastic ! Looking forward to your return.
Happy New Year K&C
Helpful votes: 3/3
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CABIN
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1463
Moncao Viana do Castelo
5

Gostei muito

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Este ano decidi ir com a minha família para o Minho. E ainda bem que o fizemos.

Ficámos numa cabana de madeira numa propriedade muito especial.

O ambiente é muito acolhedor e a paisagem fantástica.

Há muitas actividades para fazer na zona (pedestrianismo, praias fluviais, rafting, arvorismo, Palácio da Brejoeira, etc.)

E a cereja no topo do bolo é a cascata a 50 metros da propriedade.

Para quem preferir algo mais calmo a Piscina é óptima e os miúdos nem sequer queriam de lá sair.
business
CABIN
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1463
Moncao Viana do Castelo
5

Gostei muito

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Este ano decidi ir com a minha família para o Minho. E ainda bem que o fizemos. Ficámos numa cabana de madeira numa propriedade muito especial.

O ambiente é muito acolhedor e a paisagem fantástica.

Há muitas actividades para fazer na zona (pedestrianismo, praias fluviais, rafting, arvorismo, Palácio da Brejoeira, etc.)

E a cereja no topo do bolo é a cascata a 50 metros da propriedade.

Para quem preferir algo mais calmo a Piscina é óptima e os miúdos nem sequer queriam de lá sair.
business
CABIN
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1463
Moncao Viana do Castelo
5

Summer Holiday 2012

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
We travelled up from Arganil on the Monday and had a wonderful second week in Moncao. With 3 children to entertain, all very different ages (13, 7 and 2), this was the perfect spot.They loved the pool and it was very well maintained by Keith each morning. The wall situated in the pool to divide the shallow and deep end made it a little restrictive for us older swimmers, but the kids didn't seem to mind.
The cabin was perfect for us and we found it clean and well stocked with kitchen paraphernalia. The rooms are a bit on the small side and the double bed probably wouldn't suit a couple over 5ft 9" but we were outside most of the time because of the lovely weather so it didn't really bother us. The kids only used their room to sleep in and so we were able to fit a travel cot inside aswell for our youngest.
It was great being able to walk to the river for swimming, both the private one and the more public one with a bar. We also ventured into the National Park which is beautiful and ended up at the Ponte Nova for a swim amongst the rocks. If you can get down to them this is highly recommended, just ask for directions at the Tourist Information desk at the National Park.
We were lucky enough to catch the local festival that celebrates the Virgin Mary which culminated in a fair and midnight fireworks. Eating out was very cheap and we sampled some of the restaurants recommened by Keith and Colleen.
Our Hosts were especially helpful and knowledgable about the area and culture. They were always welcoming and on hand to help and we were very touched to be invited for Pizza along with other residents on our last evening in Portugal.
It was all together a super holiday for us and we actually returned home feeling rested, which isn't always the way when holidaying with 3 children!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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CABIN
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1463
Moncao Viana do Castelo
5

Charming place for family holidays

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
We found the cottage very cosy and the aera is beautiful. Children enjoyed the pool and playing ping-pong. The hosts are charming and you can get fresh bred delivery every morning. We had a lovely stay, very peaceful and restful.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you , We hope yu enjoyed your continued holiday in France , we look forward to meeting you again.
Helpful votes: 1/1

Map

Nearest Ferry
600 Kilometres
Santander or Bilbao , Spain
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Valença
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
A3
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Summer River Bar
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Mondariz
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Pedro Macau Traditional Portuguese
Car: necessary

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

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Moncao Cabin Rental Rates

Notes

  • *Rental Rates are quoted in EUROS / 4 Persons
    *Please contact us for STERLING RATES or divide by 1.2.
    *Reservations are confirmed on payment of £250.00 / 300 Euros per property / PER WEEK.
    *Early Ferry Reservations can be made with Brittany Ferries from September 2012 onward for as little as £25.00.
    *Bank Deposit or Internet Transfer.
    *Sorry Credit Cards not accepted.
  • ******* Click on MORE DETAILS in the Photos and Description Section for full details of Flights etc.
    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.
    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 !!
    *Early Ferry Reservations can be made with Brittany Ferries from September 2012 onward for as little as £25.00.

Amenities

Moncao Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Sunbed
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom Towels are provided, swimming pool towels can be provided at cost of £5.00 per person (order must be placed when booking).
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 double, 1 Single with optional 2mt bunk over An extra bed can be provided on a sofa ~settee in the AÇOR Lodge for a 'small child'. (Extra Charge of £60.00/ 70 Euros ) Cot available.
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • ruins
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • library
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • arboretum
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • freshwater fishing
  • fly fishing
  • rafting
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis
Notes:
No Nudity accepted. No pets accepted. Outdoor Swimming Pool from May to October for Residents Only.