TRADITIONAL STONE QUINTA AND 2 AUTHENTIC MONGOLIAN YURTS

Melissa Akers

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
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TRADITIONAL STONE QUINTA AND 2 AUTHENTIC MONGOLIAN YURTS

Vila Nova de Cerveira Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Self catering, all local amenities within walking distance

Covas is situated approx 20 minutes from the Spanish border and the old town of Villa Nova De Cerveira. 25 minutes from Camhinia and its pristine white sand beaches. Across the border is northern Spain’s Galician region which is steeped in history with wonderful seafood and tapas. Our property was fully restored in 2007 and sits in 2 acres of private gardens. Both the Quinta and the yurts are situated in amongst an idylic woodland retreat, full of our native Cork Oak's and mature Olive trees complete with a 12mtr x 6mtr swimmimng pool and a natural spring fed pool with fantastic far reaching views over the Serra de Arga. The landscaping and facilities have been sensitively built using local granite and our own wood wherever possible with pelnty of mature shrubs allowing privacy! Please note that the owners do live on-site in a separate property, but we would like you to look upon this as an advantage!

Water skiing: Water skiing and kyaking is available through ourselves on the picturesque local River Minho, we welcome all levels, tuition from beginners to experienced available. Qualified driver and Ski Nautique boat.

Insurance: Please make sure you are fully insured and covered against injury, sickness, cancellation, losses etc, as we cannot accept liability for any loss or damage to you're personal property or for any illness or injury that may develop during you're stay with us.

More Details

Details for The Old Stillery 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

C The Old Stillery contains 1double bedroom, en-suite shower room and a large kitchen living area, with dining table and comfortable seating, and double sofabed, there is also a woodburning stove and central heating, room fans are provided if needed. Next door is the old quinta believed to be 300 + years old which contains a large ensuite double bedroom. Both properties have satellite tv.Please note that the owners do live on-site in a seperate property and do share the pool, but we would like you to look upon this as an advantage! The cottages are cleaned and the linen changed weekly, we do not include beach towels.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Melissa Akers

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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Travel with confidence
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Reviews

4.8
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Traditional stone quinta and 2 authentic Mongolian Yurts
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Vila Nova de Cerveira Viana do Castelo
5

Beautiful & Peaceful Place

Beautiful & Peaceful Place
  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful week in Covas. Melissa's place was so beautiful, peaceful , welcome atmosphere and whole experience was beyond our expectation.
We all wish we had booked one more week....(we have been to Western Algarve twice before and we were sort of ready to go home after a week... but this time we all wanted stay much much longer...)

Valenca was beautiful old fortress town and worth a visit, Caminha & Praia de Ancora was great fun and we had a few great lunch (fish) there. Cerveira's Saturday market was very lively! There are lots of other places to visit nearby but also just chill out in a garden/pool and walk around Covas is so peaceful.
Driving though the mountain, river,, very scenic, just beautiful.. it make you so relax, calm.. this is what a holiday is all about!!!

We had a lunch at one of local restaurant and it was a great experience! They don't have a menu!!! The dish we were served was simple yet delicous!!!

Our son's highlight was a horse-riding. It was his first experience and unforgettable memony.Melissa is a fantastic instructor too. Also we enjoyed playing with Murphy and Jack the dogs.... they were great company!!

I am so happy that we have found this place.
Thanks Mellisa for letting us stay in your beautiful house!!
We would definitely go back there soon!! Would love to visit Covas in different season too.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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5

Perfect location & Fanstastic Accomodation

Perfect location & Fanstastic Accomodation
  • 5 of 5
My husband and stayed here in the middle of September and absolutely loved it. This place is set in a quiet little village in a valley in the northern mountains of Portugal. The accommodation itself is wonderful - Melissa and Chris are wonderful hosts who make you feel welcome and yet leave you alone if you wish. We stayed in the main 1 bedroom villa. It has everything you need including a washing machine if your staying for long periods of time. The bed is amazing and had the best nights sleeps you could ask for. It was nice to have the opportunity to watch UK TV shows as well as well as having the opportunity to sit outside underneath the vines and eat BBQ's and just soak in the atmosphere. There's a supermarket not that far away - 20 mins over the hill which was really convenient. I would thoroughly recommend doing the coast around the area and also driving through the National Parc which is not too far away. There are so many quaint little villages to see and Melissa and loads of information provided on the areas to see which was very helpful.
We would definitely come back here again - to either sight see or just sit by the pool and relax. Melissa highly recommends coming in May - when everything is in bloom so you should definitely come then!
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Vila Nova de Cerveira Viana do Castelo
Belfast
5

A delightful week in Covas, Northern Portugal.

  • 5 of 5
When we choose the destination for our precious 'week away', we try to find a destination that will provide an experience that is as authentic as possible. We want to avoid tourist-staurated destinations and all that acompanies them, heavy traffic, noise, too many people. Our ideal is comfortable accomodation with a good sized private pool just for us or shared only with the owners, to feel welcome but supported, if need be. We like to be set in beautiful countryside with interesting areas not too far away and yet to be able to walk to local restaurants and bars.

This, and more, is what we enjoyed while staying in 'Melissa's cottage'. From the moment of our arrival we knew that we were welcome and would be at ease here. We had a terrific holiday!

Deirdre Mc Reynolds
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Traditional stone quinta and 2 authentic Mongolian Yurts
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Vila Nova de Cerveira Viana do Castelo
London
5

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5
We are just back (yesterday) from 10 days in Covas with our 13months old baby. We had a fabulous time. The house is just like the pictures, very clean, very welcoming, the garden is great and the pool is perfect. Melissa, Chris and the girls made us feel welcome, always suggesting nice things to do or nice places to go to without being "in your face".
You get a "welcome pack" on your first day with milk, fruit juice, eggs, butter, fresh butter, etc. Lovely attention to details
We had a fabtime and are seriously thinking about going back as the region is full of lovely places to discover and we have not seen it all.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Traditional stone quinta and 2 authentic Mongolian Yurts
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Vila Nova de Cerveira Viana do Castelo
Madrid-Spain
5

nice place and better hostess Easter 2011

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this place for a week at Easter, nice place, fantastic views the property is well decorated the kitchen is furnished( no micro wave in the big cottage) there are two cottages in the property we got both(we were four) Melissa the landlady was really very helpful, the cottages were very clean, it was a nice surprise to find first provisions in the fridge and fresh bread in the kitchen when we got there.
the property is located in a beautiful area with great views, there are nice and recomanded cities and villages round, also not very long distance to some beautiful Spanish cities such as Santiago de Compostela coruña,vigo,Baiona......
A week in this place was not enough, we´ll go back soon.
Thanks Melissa and Chris.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Traditional stone quinta and 2 authentic Mongolian Yurts
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Vila Nova de Cerveira Viana do Castelo
Rotterdam, Holland
4

wonderful holiday

  • 4 of 5
We loved staying at the cottage. It is a very nice spot with beautiful views of the mountains. Chris and Melissa were very nice, they even invited us one night at their beautiful house to watch the soccer finals. But at other times we hardly even noticed that they were around. It is a quiet place, good to relax, but there are many towns to visit in the near surroundings so you won't get bored. We stayed all together in the main cottage, because our children are a bit to small to stay in the separate cottage, but when you have older kids, I imagine it would be perfect for them. The kids loved it, they are still talking about the lambs that were born when we were there. We were actually a bit sad when we had to leave after two weeks, we could have easily stayed another two. We would definitely go back their some day and we will recommend the place to all our friends.

Chris and Melissa and the girls, thank you for a wonderful holiday
Michel, Cindy, Mick and Kai
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Porto
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Villa Nova de Cerveira
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Villa Nova de Cerveira ( A28 )
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
moledo - Caminha
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
covas
Car: necessary

Covas enjoys a well stocked mini supermarket, post office, cash point and 4 family run restaurant / bars, serving good quality traditional food. In the local town of Villa Nova de Cerveira you will find a good supermarket, shops, banks, and a large number of cafe / restaurants, the majority of which are situated around the old square. It also holds a large Saturday market where you can buy almost anything! Camhinia is a short 20-25 min drive where you will find pristine, white sand beaches and plenty of good local sea food sold in the local market. Historical Ponta de Lima with its old Roman bridge and wonderful old cobbled streets is a 30 minute drive, there you will also find a fantastic 18 hole golf course. If you are after fantastic scenery and walks look no further than our doorstep and the beautiful Serra de Arga, where you will find amazing views of the Atlantic coast and inland towards the national park.

Other Activities: kyaking

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Vila Nova de Cerveira Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • Prices above are based on 4 people sharing, the price for 2 people are as follows - 1st - 30th September €450, 1st October to 30th June €400, July-August €550 . A 25% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking and the balance is payable 4 weeks before arrival unless arranged otherwise by ourselves. We will accept UK Stirling or euros by bank transfer. Please make sure you are fully insured and covered against injury, sickness, cancellation, losses etc, as we cannot accept liability for any loss or damage to you're personal property or for any illness or injury that may develop during you're stay with us.

Amenities

Amenities

Vila Nova de Cerveira Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms contain a toilet, full shower, wash basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Sofa bed. We also have a cot bed and single bed if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • surfing
Notes:
From the parking area to the property are a number of steps which might make it difficult for wheelchair users, also due to the nature of the terraces the garden might not be suitable for young children. Well behaved pets are welcome, we have a well behaved, friendly dog and cat so anyone suffering from allergies please keep this in mind as they do have use of the garden.

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