TRADITIONAL STONE HILL COTTAGE WITH BEAUTIFUL RURAL VIEW

Bergen Peck

Speaks french, portuguese, spanish, english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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TRADITIONAL STONE HILL COTTAGE WITH BEAUTIFUL RURAL VIEW

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Comfortable 2-bedroom cottage in the hills above the border town of Valença

A recently restored 300-year old stone cottage on the edge of a tiny village. The perfect place to get away from it all, for some stress-free fresh air and relaxation, yet less than 10 minutes from restaurants, shops and other modern amenities, and only an hour from Porto Airport. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, farmhouse-style kitchen, cosy lounge and a balcony that's almost like another room - this one a room with a view. Extremely well-equipped for a self-catering holiday, the cottage is decorated and furnished in a very attractive style: a home from home. Relógio do Sol is surrounded by steeply terraced gardens - where you'll also find the original 14th century sundial of the name, and the remains of 12th century sarcophagus. Spain is just across the river, and the coast is 50km away, with its sandy Costa Verde beaches.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the manager
We had a lovely holiday - thank you.

The property is very well equipped; you provide a lot more than some other properties we have visited. And there were thoughtful touches, like the torches and soap.
Jun 2011
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Bergen Peck

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Speaks french, portuguese, spanish, english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Traditional stone hill cottage with beautiful rural view
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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Traditional stone hill cottage with beautiful rural view
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Valenca Viana do Castelo
4

Beautiful place + mountains & coast & old villages

Beautiful place + mountains & coast & old villages
  • 4 of 5
VERY GOOD
-The cottage is very well equipped indeed, and felt like a home, lots of space and very comfortable
- we were welcomed in English and in French by Idalina and her family - who had provided milk, bread, cheese, coffee, tea, sugar, wine, fruit and a lot more...which we replenished.
-Watched wonderful sunsets over the Minho valley sipping wine on the balcony
-Excellent place for a restorative holiday - exploring, reading, walking, butterflies and wild flowers (but not good for anyone who wants night life)
-Wonderful way to learn about Portuguese village life at close quarters
-Good access to mountains, sea and old towns and villages and to SW Spain. Santiago de Compostela is about 1.5 hrs drive away

PLEASE NOTE
- A SMALL car is essential
- The house difficult to find within the village/local area and access road very narrow (=about 4 inches on either side of our Clio) so arrival after dark not advised
- There is a good wood burning stove ( it can be cold in evenings in spring) which is much more sustainable than the oil fired CH - and we used it in preference
-There are already lots of maps/brochures about local places to see ,including a good flower & wildlife books ( eg we saw green hairstreak butterflies and fire salamander)
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
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Traditional stone hill cottage with beautiful rural view
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Valenca Viana do Castelo
Inverbervie, Scotland
5

A wonderful place

  • 5 of 5
We have been spending our holidays in a similar fashi0n (i.e. renting a cottage, hiring care, enjoying life...) for a number of years now and have had mostly good experiences with this - but Relógio do Sol was one of the best places we ever had. The location both close to cities like Valenca and Tui on the one hand but in a small mountain village at the same time was perfect! There are wonderful towns like Braga, Ponte de Lima, Viana de Castelo etc all within less than an hours drive and for those whol like the vibe of a bigger city Porto and Vigo are easy to get to as well.
The landscape is spectacular too, very green and mountainesque but only 45 minutes away from the sea too.
The house was very spacious for two people (which we like) but would easily accommodate a family with 2 kids or 2 couples as well. It was also nicely decorated, quiet, with excellent opportunities to sit and dine outside. We particularly enjoyed the covered outside area at the back which allowed us to have dinner outside even on some of the rainy evenings. The house was equipped with all essentials we needed.
We were also extremely happy with the local support by the housekeeper, who was amazing- so friendly and helpful.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It's nice to be appreciated! And we're delighted our visitors enjoyed themselves so much here. For us, it's the perfect place for both long summer holidays and shorter off-season breaks (or even for longer-term winter getaways). It's less than an hour to the airport, so can make a nice change from the "city break" for a long weekend, and is strategically placed for visiting so many places in both Spain and Portugal.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Porto or Vigo
Nearest Ferry
650 Kilometres
Santander or Bilbao
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Valença
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
A3
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Caminha
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Taião
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Valença
Car: necessary

In the hills close to Valença, an ancient walled town at the border with Spain, Taião is a tiny village of farmers (population about 50). Beautiful countryside, breathtaking views, quaint mountain lanes, and still less than 10 minutes' drive to the motorway, with direct access to Porto (1hr), Vigo, (30 min), Santiago de Compostela (80 mins), Braga (30 min), the beaches of the Costa Verde (30 min) and the wilderness of the National Park to the East. Plenty of history, plenty of wildlife, great restaurants, sandy beaches, peace, tranquillity and wonderfully fresh air. Easily accessible from Porto and Santiago International airports, it's an ideal location for a summer holiday or for a winter break - off season, the weather still is relatively mild and there's plenty to do within a short drive, once you've finished relaxing in the stress free atmosphere of Taião.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Valenca Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
May 31 2014 - Aug 29 2014
5 night minimum stay
€65
€450
 
 
Autumn breaks
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
€60
€420
 
 
Winter breaks
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
4 night minimum stay
€55
€385
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €0
Notes Rates include all bed linen and towels, and cleaning at end of stay.
Rates quoted are for 3 or 4 people. Reductions may be available for couples, depending on the season.
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Amenities

Amenities

Valenca Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • There is also a single futon in the lounge.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
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