A simply fascinating and enchanting family holiday villa. Filled with of a collection pieces of furniture and ornaments from around the world very tastefully presented for you to relax and enjoy.
The house has an enviable location enjoying open views of the countryside but overlooking the city lights as well. Walking distance into town and the buzz of Portugal's third biggest city.
From the villa you can explore mountains and lakes OR stunning suns soaked environmentally clean beaches.
There is a fabulous pool together with an amazing 'pool house' (see the photographs) which has dining table and chairs, a comfortable lounge a kitchenette area not to mention a shower room and WC.
There are ample table and chairs to provide a cool shaded environment to sit back and relax and enjoy the weather during the day or in the evening.
Alongside the pool is a fabulous outdoor kitchen and BBQ area with even more outdoor seating (see the photographs)
Dining Room: Seats 10 people - beautiful ceiling and wood panelled walls - with direct access out to the terrace where you can also sit and eat outside and take in the city views (see photograph)
Lounge: Peaceful executive style lounge with amazing refinement but done in a way that relaxes you and makes you think you're in a 5 star boutique hotel in the West end of London. Opens up right on to the lovely open terrace with excellent open views.
Library room: Cosy and well appointed with impressive library
Bedrooms: 4 bedrooms all ensuite.
Bedroom 1 - Big airy bedroom with double aspect windows.
Twin beds with en suite shower room done in a Philipe Starke style.
Bedroom 2 - Twin bedroom with double aspect windows. Window bath with views out of the windows across the city and countryside. Separate WC
Bedroom 3 - Double bedroom with amazing lovely antique bathroom and Victorian Slipper Bath
Bedroom 4 - Double bedroom opens onto big terrace en suite bathroom with amazing pieces from the former Portuguese Colony of Macau
Kitchen - Full equipped
We were two small young families with kids not at school age yet 2-4 yrs old.
The house is gorgeous much nicer than the pictures
The owner speaks fluent English and used to be a teacher in London - so charming
We loved the outdoor pool and pool
house with its kitchen, dining area and shower room and WC
We basically prepared all we needed for the day - took it out to the pool house and sat by the ALL day - never needed to return to the house!
A couple of times we walked into town - very easy and with the kids buggies it was even easier
Did a couple of day trips too - one to Porto which took 35 minutes on the motorway but there is a train if we had wanted and the other was to Vila do Conde on the coast - great beaches and it
Took about 25 minutes
Braga is lovely - great cafes and restaurants and such friendly people - very cheap too!
We had such a great time
Adele and Thomas and family
A really unique villa with a luxury feel and every need catered for. Our 5 kids love swimming and the pool , pool house and poolside eating facilities were 'top notch '. In fact it was rather difficult some days to pull ourselves away from the Villa to go sightseeing. Maria , the villa owner , was available whenever we needed her and was always genuinely interested in making our holiday a memorable one. Northern Portugal offered many delights and we spent time at lovely beaches, many of the historic and pilgrim sites, shopping, football match in Porto, nearby adventure park and lots more. We stayed for 2 weeks but would have loved more !!
We were pleasantly surprised by the quality and location of this lovely home. The pictures don't do it justice. The pool and the pool house and outdoor kitchen were perfect for our family and we practically never used the main house except to sleep in such was the fun we had. Fernando and his team were wonderful in organising everything for us from the initial booking through to meeting us at the airport to escort is to the villa. Maria our host was so friendly and helpful and our kids adored her!
Braga itself was an amazing city and the range of cafes and restaurants was simply fab and the prices were so cheap! It's the first time we have come back with spending still on our pockets!
35 minutes from Porto - Geres - Costa Verde Beaches - Guimaraes
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$533|