STYLISH STONE COTTAGE IN QUIET RURAL LOCATION NEAR COAST

Bergen Peck

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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STYLISH STONE COTTAGE IN QUIET RURAL LOCATION NEAR COAST

Vila Praia de Ancora Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Two twin rooms, very comfortable, and set in a lovely garden with pool

Beautifully restored and immaculately furnished, Casa do Lagar offers a lovely setting for a special holiday retreat. Comfortable self-catering accommodation, with 2 bedrooms and bathroom upstairs, linked by a narrow spiral staircase to the living room/kitchen below. This has been very well equipped and very tastefully decorated and furnished by the English owners, who live in their own house across the garden. The lounge has French windows opening on to a west-facing lawn, ideal for long picnic lunches or evenings by the barbecue admiring the sunset with a glass of cold white wine! Across the garden, there's a separate fenced garden with the 10m x 5m swimming pool. Situated at the end of narrow track, the property is surrounded by wooded hills and farmland at the edge of the attractive village of Riba de Âncora, and it's still only 4km to the beaches of the Costa Verde.

Beaches: The family seaside resort of Vila Praia de Âncora is 4km away, and either side of it, along a 50km stretch, are the many safe, clean beaches of the Costa Verde - surf beaches, sandy, rocky, wide, discreet, family, romantic beaches - you can go to a different one each day to suit your mood. At Afife there's a surfing beach (and surf/body boarding lessons); at Caminha there's a beach with one side on the Atlantic, the other on the River Minho; or you can hire a ferryman to take you out to a deserted island; on Serra de Arga there are fresh mountain pools and waterfalls; and there are also warm, sheltered river beaches on the Rivers Lima and Minho.

Touring, tourism: The cottage is ideally located for easy access to a range of activities: The rugged, wild countryside of Peneda-Gerês National Park, & further away the Douro Valley; The villages and country lanes of Alto Minho, a landscape from an earlier era; Serra d’Arga (784m); The Lagoas nature reserve at Bertiandes; The Casino at Póvoa de Varzim; History, culture and nightlife in a dozen towns within a short drive; Karting, canoeing (please, contact owner for link), surfing & body boarding, 10-pin bowling, fishing, horse riding; The World Heritage City of Oporto; The traditional Romarias, folklore, singing, dancing, decorative crafts and cuisine of the Minho region; Restaurants galore, serving the famous Minho dishes.

Golf: Ponte de Lima (20km), part of “a bucolic scenery of mountains, vineyards and fruit gardens”, is a course typical of the Minho region. Par 71, 6005m, including Portugal's longest hole at 622m (par 5).

Estela (50km), built on a 3km stretch of sand dunes on the beautiful Costa Verde, this is one of the Portuguese golf links that secured a high reputation for itself when it hosted two events in the European Professionals' Circuit. Par 72, 6129m.

Quinta da Barca golf resort (35km), an excellent 9-hole course with stunning views over the Cavado River. Par 31, 2012m.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
Everything went very well.

A warm welcome, a beautiful house and lovely garden and great weather conditions for the Autumn. We really enjoyed the northern part of Portugal and we will come back - to Porto, a tour to the region's historical places and then another week relaxing at Casa do Lagar. What a great way to spend a holiday!
Sep 2012
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Bergen Peck

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Speaks english, french, portuguese, spanish
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Stylish stone cottage in quiet rural location near coast
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
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Vila Praia de Ancora Viana do Castelo
5

A VERY COSY AND QUIET COTTAGE TO RELAX

  • 5 of 5
The cottage and surroundings met completely our expectations - very cosy, nicely equipped and totally quiet (not even dogs barking at night!) There are plenty of things to do in the area - various beaches, historic monuments, old towns etc can be reached in a rather short time. The road condition in the village was also ok. The garden and the pool area are beatuiful - sadly, we could not enjoy them as we wanted to due to the weather conditions. We definitely can imagine coming again
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Stylish stone cottage in quiet rural location near coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p93984
+351 917056366
Vila Praia de Ancora Viana do Castelo
5

IT DOESN'T GET BETTER THAN THIS!

It doesn't get better than this!
  • 5 of 5
I simply cannot say enough things about this location, the facilities, and the owners. We intended to spend 5 nights here and then asked to stay for as many extra as we could. Dick and Kitty are absolutely fantastic. My husband and I have stayed in many wonderful rentals over the years, and this is our favorite by far. When we asked for ideas about outings and our next destination, they emptied their house of brochures and maps and suggestions. Whenever we needed anything at all they were available and so friendly. The house is lovely: a sweet stone cottage with everything you need. The garden is beautiful as well. The whole area is gorgeous; Kitty took me on a beautiful walk out the back door. The beaches are stunning and the food at the restaurants they suggested is simply amazing. This is a gem; I'd go back in a second. In the meantime, I am urging all of my traveling friends to check it out!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Stylish stone cottage in quiet rural location near coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p93984
+351 917056366
Vila Praia de Ancora Viana do Castelo
5

PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely perfect! Period! Highly recommended! We enjoyed our stay big time! Nothing to add to the comments/reviews from hpp (Hamburg) and Carter & Elaine (Oregon). We´ll try to come back… Thanks, Thomas

Und auf deutsch: Perfekt, ohne Anzüge. Super Urlaub. Kommentare von hpp und Carter & Elaine bringen´s auf den Punkt.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Stylish stone cottage in quiet rural location near coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p93984
+351 917056366
Vila Praia de Ancora Viana do Castelo
5

SCENIC, TRANQUIL AND CHARMING

  • 5 of 5
We had a perfect holiday here. The cottage was charming and had everything we needed, including a welcome pack on arrival full of essentials. The cottage is well-located, close to the beach, forests and cultural hotspots. Our 4 year old son had a wonderful time and loved the pool, playing tennis in the garden and visiting the frogs in the well nearby. Richard was the perfect host and provided us with lots of information and recommendations, even booking a restaurant for us - the food and service was incredible! Attractions such as Viana do Castelo, Ponte de Lima, Guimarães are all an easy drive away and we loved strolling along the long sandy beaches. The Portuguese are charming and fantastic with children - we felt we had stepped back in time. All-in-all an amazing holiday that we would certainly recommend to anybody wanting to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy a slower pace of life.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Owner's Response: What can I say! We try our best to give our visitors a great holiday, and it's gratifying when they fully appreciate everything.
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Stylish stone cottage in quiet rural location near coast
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Vila Praia de Ancora Viana do Castelo
5

CHARMING COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was charming and fully equipped. We had a few rainy days but it was lovely to stay inside. The owners were caring and if you want they have lots of tips for sight seeing and restaurants. The garden was immaculate. We loved Moledo beach with the surfers, the boardwalk from Vila Praia to the next beach, Porto and closer villages.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Stylish stone cottage in quiet rural location near coast
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p93984
+351 917056366
Vila Praia de Ancora Viana do Castelo
4

LOVELY, PEACFUL COTTAGE

  • 4 of 5
This is a lovely peaceful cottage in a great spot for exploring the area. There is very little within walking distance so you will need a car, but there is plenty to see in the area.

Very comformatble beds and loads of great outside furniture to plonk down in! Great refreshing pool that was welcomed on the very hot days.

The owners are discreat and will chat as much or as little as you want, when they did come to the pool when we were there they often kept out of our way.

Enjoyable!! Relaxing!!
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Porto
Nearest Ferry
690 Kilometres
Santander, Bilbao
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Vila Praia de Âncora
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A28
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Vila Praia de Âncora
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Riba de Âncora
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Vila Praia de Âncora
Car: necessary

The thriving fishing village of Vila Praia de Âncora, with its seafront restaurants, shops and supermarkets and a long stretch of dune-backed beach, is less than 10 minutes' drive away. A little further afield are the market towns of Caminha and Viana do Castelo, with their historic old quarters alongside modern amenities. From Caminha, a short ferry ride across the mouth of the river Minho will take you into Spain, which offers beautiful coastal scenery, wine routes and, of course, its famous seafood restaurants. Santiago de Compostela and Vigo are within easy reach.

To the south, the picturesque city of Oporto, the home of Port wine, is easily accessible.

The area in general is ideal for walking and mountain biking, with many paths and trails just outside the gates of Casa do Lagar. Nearby beaches, with the Atlantic breakers, are a magnet for surfers, and boast a surf/body boarding school for the uninitiated.

Other Activities: Karting, ten-pin bowling, canoeing, indoor swimming pool nearby

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Vila Praia de Ancora Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
€840
 
 
Autumn breaks
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
€90
€600
 
 
Winter breaks
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
5 night minimum stay
€60
€400
 
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 1 2015
5 night minimum stay
€100
€700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates include bed linen and towels (including beach towels), and weekly cleaning.
Rates are for up to 4 people.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Vila Praia de Ancora Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Activities Guide
  • Internet ...
  • Local Maps
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Basic Soaps
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • golf
  • fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
All bed linen and towels (including beach towels) are provided. A welcome pack is provided with essentials to avoid shopping as soon as you arrive. The pool is shared with the owners. Beach sunshade and windbreak available. The bedrooms upstairs and living areas downstairs are connected by a narrow spiral staircase, perhaps not suitable for the elderly or for very young children. The Cottage is cleaned once a week.
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