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Rural house with garden and natural pool.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Small apartment for 3 persons, on a 200 years old house completely renovated.

Introduction:

The house is located in the center of the north of Portugal, in a quiet and calm place, surrounded by a rural environment. It is situated in the municipality of Póvoa de Lanhoso, just a few kilometers away from the cities of Braga and Guimarães and the Natural Park of Peneda-Gerês.

The property is composed of a 200 years old countryside house in granite stone completely renovated and a garden provided of a natural pool. It is closed, completely fenced and intended for the exclusive use of guests.

The house:

In the exterior, the house keeps intact all the characteristics of origin.

On the interior the house was completely renovated in 2009. The house layout consists of 2 small independent apartments. Each apartment is composed of 1 living room with kitchen and dinning space, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and is perfect for a couple. It is possible to accommodate 1 extra person in a sofa-bed. It is possible to provide the house with bed and chair for baby.

Each living room is composed of living area with sofa, radio and tv; kitchen area with sink, stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee machine, dishes, glasses, pots and cutlery; and dinning area with table and chairs. Kitchen and table linen are included.

Each bedroom is composed of bed for 2 persons, bedside tables, wardrobe closet and dressing table. Bed linen are included.

Each bathroom is composed of washbasin, toilet, bidet and shower. Bath linen and hand soap are included.

The house has free wi-fi. There is a loundry with wash-machine, no extra charge.

Small pets are considered. Smoking is not allowed inside the house.

The apartment is private and for the exclusive use of the guests. The owner never goes inside the apartment, except for the weekly cleaning and change of bath and room clothes, included in the service, and with the prior authorization of the guests.

The garden:

The garden is composed of a small exterior area facing the house south and a larger exterior area facing the house north.

The small south exterior area is composed of a small garden and 1 outdoor private patio connecting inside the apartment through the living room.

The larger north exterior area is composed of garden with several fruit trees, olive trees, flowers and bushes, outdoor patio with table, chairs, umbrellas, barbecue, private parking and access to the pool.

The garden is private and for the exclusive use of the guests of the 2 apartments. Every day, usually in the morning, the owner visits the garden for cleaning and gardening.

The natural pool:

The pool area is composed of swimming tank, plants tank, deck with deck chairs and umbrellas, and shower.

The pool is completely natural, pretending to recreate a small stream of natural water. There is no use of chemical products and the quality of the water is achieved by the effect of aquatic plants and spring water running day and night.

The pool is private and for the exclusive use of the guests of the 2 apartments. Every day, usually in the morning, the owner visits the pool for cleaning.

Proximity:

The nearest village is Póvoa de Lanhoso (2 km) where you can find restaurants, cafes, supermaket, banks, post office, hospital, pharmacy and outdoor market every thursday morning.

The house is close to the Peneda-Gerês Natural Park (15 km), nearby cities such as Braga (12 km), Guimarães (18 km) and Porto (70 km) and near the sea/beach of Esposende (50 km).

The month of August is traditionally a month of many popular and religious festivals in the north of Portugal. Public ceremony processions, music and fireworks are usual.

More Details
Registration Number : 45698/AL

Property Manager
Fernando Luís Fernandes
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 4, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Porto
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Póvoa de Lanhoso
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Esposende
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Braga
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Braga
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Taberna Aurora
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Esposende
Car: recommended

Amenities

Garfe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Rural house with garden and natural pool.
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
5

Peaceful and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for five day stay at this beautiful house near the end of September. We flew into Porto from Dublin and rented a car at the airport. We arrived late at night but the owner Fernando met us on our arrival and was very friendly and helpful. He also spoke very good english.

The house is beautiful and is exactly as it is described and appears in the photographs. It is very modern , comfortable and clean inside and has a beautiful natural pool, court yard which gets the morning sun and a garden.

It is located in a very peaceful area and is about a five minute drive from the nearest town, Pōvoa de Lanhoso (check out the Castle for great views and restaurent). It is in excellent location for touring (a car is necessary) the other surrounding towns such as Braga and Guimaraes (which was our favourite) which are approximetly 20 minute drive away. The house is also a 30 minute drive from the national park which is a must see!

We would highly recommend this house and northern Portugal and will definitely consider returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope you made safe trip back home. Thanks for your visit and lovable review of the house, it is an incentive for me to do more and better work for future guests. I am very grateful. It was a real pleasure to welcome you in our house, hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Fernando.
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5

Découvertes et sérénité

  • 5 of 5

Nous partons avec un peu de regret de ce joli, très calme et confortable gite à partir duquel nous avons pu visiter la superbe région du Minho. La piscine naturelle a été bienvenue après des journées bien remplies. Merci à Fernando pour sa gentillesse et sa disponibilité qui sont un véritable plus et font honneur à l'hospitalité de ses compatriotes! A bientôt peut-être?

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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5

endroit très calme

  • 5 of 5

merci pour l'accueil du propriétaire. son francais est parfait malgré ce qu'il en dit.

nous avons passé 15 jours dans la location qui est conforme à la description.

l'endroit est très bien situé pour visiter porto, braga, guimaraes, le parc naturel de gérès...

et pour finir la piscine naturelle .....un plus quand on rentre de ballade et qu il a fait très chaud...

merci encore et à bientot

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: J'espère que vous avez fait un bon voyage de retour. Ce fut un plaisir de vous rencontrer et de vous avoir á notre maison. Merci pour vos gentils mots et bon commentaire sur la maison, je continuerai à pratiquer le français!!! Meilleurs voeux à vous, Fernando.
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5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, brand new with everything you need justlike at home. We spent every meal on the terrace which is just delightful. Our little dog had space to go about safely, we would highly recommend this place. A special thanks to Fernando for his warm welcome, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your pleasant review!!! It is a great motivation, we will continue to work our best. It was a great pleasure to meet you and a great pleasure to have you in our house. Hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Fernando.
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5

Excellent séjour dans une région magnifique. Bon endroit pour visiter.

  • 5 of 5

Accueil charmant de Fernando. Maison correspondant parfaitement au descriptif. Triste d'en partir. Nous reviendrons.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: J'espère que vous apprécierez le reste de vos vacances. Merci de votre visite et pour le aimable commentaire sur la maison. Je suis très reconnaissant. Ce fut un réel plaisir de vous accueillir dans notre maison. À bientôt, Fernando.
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un séjour inoubliable

  • 5 of 5

Merci infiniment à Fernando pour son accueil (son français est excellent quoi qu'il il en dise,,,)

le gîte est très beau et il est vraiment agréable d'y séjourner. La piscine naturelle est évidemment appréciable! Ce gîte est à recommander à toute personne souhaitant découvrir le nord du Portugal.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: J'espère que vous avez fait un bon voyage de retour. Ce fut un plaisir de vous rencontrer et de vous avoir á notre maison. Merci pour vos gentils mots et bon commentaire sur la maison, je continuerai à pratiquer le français!!! Meilleurs voeux à vous, Fernando.
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