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Rural house with garden and natural pool.

Garfe, Portugal
  • House538 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 nights

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


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.


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.

Property Manager

Fernando Luís Fernandes

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, french, spanish, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, bidet

          Location Type

            • Mountain
            • Rural


                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wood Stove
                        • Free Wifi


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Games
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Private Pool


                                                    • museums
                                                    • arboretum
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • forests
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • churches
                                                    • 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

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  17 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Peaceful and relaxing.

                                                                  Eamonn D.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Découvertes et sérénité

                                                                  lucienne p.

                                                                  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?

                                                                  endroit très calme

                                                                  laurence b.brestot

                                                                  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

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Wonderful stay!

                                                                  Nadia R.Walldorf, Germany

                                                                  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!

                                                                  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.

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

                                                                  EVELYNE B.

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

                                                                  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.

                                                                  un séjour inoubliable

                                                                  garnier c.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  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.


                                                                  Garfe, Portugal

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