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A large private manor house from the 17th Century with heated pool and excellent pool house with kitchenette and bathroom/shower set in lovely gardens and only 10 minutes walking distance to Ponte de Lima.
The superb house is located in the beautiful Northern province of Minho, with an extensive and very important historical heritage with villages and cities full of palaces, monasteries, castles, etc. and many UNESCO world heritage sites.
The nearby town of Ponte de Lima, was the first Royal granted village in Portugal in the 12th century. One can track from the Roman times (the existing Roman bridge)to the 19th century manor houses.
Comfortably and tastefully decorated house with 5 lounge areas!
1. Sitting room
2. Reading room
3. TV Lounge
4. Lounge with bespoke fireplace
5. Snug room with TV
In addition to that there is a dining room with extendable table to seat 10 guests in comfort.
Adjacent to that there is breakfast room, which leads through to the well proportioned kitchen.
On the ground floor there is a standard double bedroom with its own bathroom ( Bath with Shower, Bidet, WC) adjacent. The rooms look out onto the colourful gardens to the back.
Upstairs in addition to the sitting room areas, there are a further 4 bedrooms;
1. King Size Double
3. Standard Double
4. Master Bedroom with King size double, dressing room and a private ensuite bathroom with bath and shower overhead, bidet and wc.
Bedrooms 1,2 and 3 share 2 further bathrooms;
(i) Full bathroom with bath,bidet and WC
(ii) Full shower-room with shower,bidet and WC
There is a long corridor in the upstairs wing of the house which has all 4 bedrooms and bathrooms. Along the corridor there are two pretty seating areas.
The house is set within many acres of land and includes orange trees and vines.
The gardens are completely private and secluded giving complete privacy and tranquility.
Such is the age of the property and historical significance is has it's little mini-church next to a water feature in the grounds.
The pool is a good size 11m x5m and is heated upon request.
There is a great pool house with a kitchenetter and bathroom with shower - effectively making the pool area almost self sufficient to sit and relax all day without having to return to the main house!
5 Lounge areas
5 Bedrooms 1 en-suite and three further bathrooms
1 sofa bed in the upstairs 'snug' room which is next to the bedroom wing
Large outdoor balcony upstairs
Main Lobby Gallery
Satellite TV & DVD Player
Heated Pool - upon request
Child safe pool - with pool cover
Pool House - equipped with kitchenette and bathroom/shower
Plenty Outdoor Furniture
Baby cot, Baby high chair, Games for children
Board games and books
10 Minutes walk from the centre of the nearby town of Ponte de Lima
50 minutes from Porto airport - nearly all motorway
15 minutes to the sandy beaches of the Atlantic
Close by, between 20 and 30 minutes, are the historical cities of Braga and Guimarães (the oldest established Portuguese town in the 12th century) and ONLY 15 minutes from the white sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast in Caminha and Viana do Castelo/
Daily Cleaning service available
Top tips from the owner
The Portuguese Northern region, mainly the Minho province, has extremely rich gastronomy, with an extensive list of very good typical and gourmet restaurants as well as international cuisine.
Close by guests can enjoy a Golf course, a natural park with lagoons and waterfalls, an equestrian centre, nautical activities, the Ponte de Lima renowned gardens, Museums, etc.
One is also only 50 minutes from the cosmopolitan city of Porto with an extensive cultural and tourist attractions including the UNESCO heritage historical centre, the Port wine cellars, the Serralves Contemporary Art Museum and spectacular gardens, the Rem Koolhaas Concert Hall 'Casa da Musica', the seaside promenade avenue, the shopping centres, etc.
How to get there
The house is located 50 mins North of the city of Porto and 50 minutes from its international airport, served by motorway A3 and A28/A27.
In the area
Town centre of :Ponte de Lima : 10 minutes walk
Village centre: 700 m,Cash machine: 250 m,Supermarket: 1 Km,Shops: 1,5 Km,Pharmacy: 1 Km,Hospital: 3,5 Km,Car hire,Bike hire.
Land yachting,Climbing,Summer skiing,Mountain Biking / Cycling,Horse riding,Hunting,Water sports,Canoeing.
Sea / ocean,Jet ski.