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Restored farmhouse with great views over tranquil countryside

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Self-catering accommodation for up t0 8 people, with private pool and garden

A detached farmhouse with a separate studio apartment, offering homely and comfortable, well-furnished accommodation on the outskirts of a pretty village a short drive inland from the Costa Verde. The pool and terraced gardens overlook a broad valley, and the clean air and silence are the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday. The house has 4 bedrooms in all, some en suite, a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious, very comfortable lounge. There's a large garden and a private 9m x 4m pool, as well as gentle waterfalls and river bathing spots a short walk away.

This attractive and spacious stone house still retains many of its original 19th century features like wooden ceilings and a traditional bread oven, but has also been brought up to date with your holiday comfort in mind. The property is in its own very quiet hamlet on the outskirts of an attractive village, a 10 minute drive from the coast and the beaches of the Costa Verde.

Beaches and mountain bathing pools: The family seaside resort of Vila Praia de Âncora is about 10km away, and either side of it, along a 100km 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. There are also warm, sheltered river beaches on the River Minho; and the river Âncora, with its stretches of waterfalls and fresh rock pools ideal for bathing, meanders through the valley within walking distance from Roma. At the internationally known Afife surf beach, there's a surf and body boarding school. And on the River Minho, you can take out a canoe and paddle across to Spain, or take a more leisurely cruise up river to the historic border towns of Valença (Portugal) and Tui (Spain). Or maybe hire a boatman from Caminha to take you out to the deserted fortress island of Ínsua and come to pick you up again a few hours later.

Touring around the region: For walkers or cyclists, or for touring in the car, there's plenty here within easy reach. For rugged, wild countryside, visit the Peneda-Gerês National Park, or go further to the home of port wine - the dramatic Douro Valley. The village itself lies at the base of the Serra d'Arga range (peak 784m), and the villages and country lanes in its hills offer a landscape from an almost forgotten era. A visit to the World Heritage City of Oporto is a must, as are the traditional local Romarias, with folklore, singing, dancing, decorative crafts and the famous cuisine of the Minho region. There are restaurants galore, serving the famous Minho dishes. History and culture abound in a dozen towns within a short drive, such as Caminha, Viana do Castelo, Braga, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Valença, Guimarães. Or for something different, there's Portugal's largest market on Thursdays in Barcelos, or the wetland nature reserve at Lagoas.

More Details

Property Manager
Bergen Peck
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have just returned from a fantastic holiday with our family of 14, including all our children and grandchildren. We took both Upper Roma and Lower Roma for three weeks.

The location is more or less perfect, extremely quiet, close to the Atlantic coast and swimming in the sea, and with a river more or less running through the property with rock pools for swimming and waterfalls for viewing. You are also close to Spain and the fabulous fish restaurants in A Guarda, a 25 minute excursion. trips to Porto and other equally appealing villages and towns are all readily accessible. Walks in the National Park are short distances away.

The two farmhouses are just the right level of sophistication for a large and varied family. Older members can find quiet places to read, while the younger ones can use the outdoors with pool and make whatever noise they want without disturbing the neighbours. The houses are well-enough equipped although you may find that the lid to the pan you want to use will be found ion the other house...!

The owner was more than helpful with suggestions and support for our local tours, and arranged a wonderful midweek lunch for all 14 of us, with a roast kid as the "piece de resistance".
Aug 2010
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Caminha Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Lower Roma 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Roma 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bathroom
    Lower Roma Studio - toilet , shower
  • All bedrooms have bedside tables and reading lamps, wardrobe or other clothes hanging space, and at least one chair, and some also have a dressing table with mirror.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Lower Roma 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , En suite bathroom
    Lower Roma 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Lower Roma 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Lower Roma Studio - 1 queen , Separate studio apartment with en suite bathroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The two houses are detached and independent, with their own private access. When rented separately, visitors to Lower Roma have exclusive use of the swimming pool. Lower and Upper Roma may also be rented together, for groups of up to 16, with shared use of the pool and all other facilities. Although each lounge and dining area is designed to accommodate only 8 people, there is plenty of room outside, and enough tables and chairs for everyone to be able to eat together.


2/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Restored farmhouse with great views over tranquil countryside
average rating of 2.0 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful location but...

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The house is situated in a beautiful and quiet countryside. However it is serioulsly requiring more attention from the owners. When we arrived the house had probably been locked during several weeks and the weather had been extremely wet. Beds, furnitures and matrasses in two of the rooms were full of moisture. We cleaned one room, Tony (the owner) cleaned the other one, we kept windows open all the time but even after this the smell was still present in the basement and our kids had to sleep in an unpleasant environment. It was really a pity as the house is otherwise really pleasant and located in a very nice area. We hope that this will be solved in a close future!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry that our visitors were inconvenienced by this humidity problem. We did acknowledge that their complaint was justified as soon as it was brought to our attention, and we took all possible steps to rectify the situation immediately. Judging from subsequent visitors' comments, it appears to no longer be an issue. Casa da Roma was completely re-roofed and new insulation added in 2012, but it must be remembered that the house is over 150 years old, and although completely restored in recent times, its age does not guarantee total freedom from difficulties of this nature, especially as winter/spring 2013/2014 has been the wettest on record, and the house has been closed for much of the year. It should be said that in more than 20 years' renting Casa da Roma as a holiday home, this is the first time a comment like this has been made. The usual response from our guests is very positive, and many people have returned in subsequent years. Nevertheless, we do take all our visitors' opinions seriously, and in recognition of the inconvenience caused to this family, they were reimbursed part of their rental. We were delighted, too, that they still felt able to be very complimentary about the house in general, and its location, and we trust that they had a really good holiday in Casa da Roma despite the initial discomfort.
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Porto or Vigo
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
675 Kilometres
Santander, Bilbao
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Ponte de Lima
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Vila Praia de Âncora
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Vila Praia de Âncora
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Vila Praia de Âncora
Car: necessary

Roma is a quiet hamlet on the edge of a village just outside Vila Praia de Âncora, a thriving fishing town and seaside resort, which makes it very peaceful. Not far off is Viana do Castelo (the region's most important port and historic town), Ponte de Lima (popular with tourists and Portugal's oldest town) and the 100km long Costa Verde, with its dozens of fine sandy beaches. In the village itself there’s a café, and nearby a wide range of shops, restaurants and other amenities. The area is also full of historic towns and quaint villages, as well as the Serra de Arga hill range and the wilderness of the National Park. The whole area is still quite untouched by mass tourism, and visitors are always delighted by the old style of local life that seems to belong to another era. The region is very easily accessible from Porto (less than an hour from the airport) and a new motorway network provides fast access south, inland and north to Spain (20km).

Other Activities: karting, canoeing.


Rates & Availability

Caminha Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early summer special
May 21 2017 - Jul 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
High season
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn breaks
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 28 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 2.75%

Prices are for up to 8 people.
Discounts may be available for groups of 4 people or less.
Bed linen and towels (including pool/beach towels) are provided.
Bed linen and towels are changed once per week (or more often at a small additional cost).
Rentals are by the week in June, July and August, but more flexible out of season.

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