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About MARGARET ARAUJO
I'm Peggy, a retired freelance graphic designer with interests in art, literature, music and theatre. I like to talk a little about everything. My husband Mario is a materials engineer and retired university professor and also loves to talk a little about everything
MARGARET ARAUJO purchased this Cottage in 1984
Why MARGARET ARAUJO chose Municipality of Braga
At Casa do Alto we strive to provide sustainable, luxury tourism at an affordable price. We aim to achieve a high standard of personalized service.Security, safety, cleanliness and a good night's sleep are our main concerns for your well being within a relaxing atmosphere.
What makes this Cottage unique
Calm, comfort, safety, cleanliness, location and excellent quality of everything: house, furniture, swimming pool, outdoor kitchens, gardens and services
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Luxurious villa retreat
Lovely apartment with gorgeous views, huge bedrooms and a comfortable living and dining area. Close to many towns, historic sites, restaurants and shopping.
We had a wonderful stay , enjoyed all the amenities such as barbecues and a large pool. Our hosts Mario and Peggy ensured we saw all the sights, helped us with information on all things Portuguese. Would loved to have stayed longer.
Would highly recommend !
So glad you enjoyed your stay Hilary. We ‘d love to see you here again at Casa do Alto!
5 star guests who also left the apartment in top condition and were lovely gusts all round.
Thank you again for choosing us for your stay here in the North of Portugal.
Peggy and Mario
Beautiful place to stay just outside Braga
Enjoyed a lovely 5 night stay at Casa do Alto during our travels through Portugal. We stayed with our two kids, who loved being able to walk the cobblestone paths and roam the orchard. We had stayed in downtown Braga also but we were ready for the peace and quiet of the countryside. This rental is still very close to the city and all it’s amenities, but offers beautiful scenery and places to walk or hike right from the house, including a 2,000 Roman road. The apartment was just lovely, as well as the hosts. Very accommodating, and offered us some great suggestions for things to do the area. Highly recommend this place.
Thanks Kelly for your kind appreciation. We also enjoyed having you and your lovely family here at Casa do Alto and you will always be welcome here whenever you wish to return.
Five stars guests!
Best wishes and hope the rest of your journey is enjoyable here in Portugal.
Lovely country house
Beautiful location and wonderful, rustic farm house with all the amenities you could want. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Central to all the sights in the Minho region of Portugal. A great stretch of the old Roman road was just outside the gate and made for a wonderful morning walk. We were there during Easter week and able to enjoy the festivities. The only drawback was the unusually rainy weather but still managed to have a great time. I would definitely want to come back during warmer weather and enjoy the pool and the great outdoor ameneties.
Great guests. Couldn´t have asked for better and really appereciated the lovely plants that you left for us . They will be a part of Casa do Alto for a very long time and we will remember you every time they give flowers each year. Thank you again for choosing Casa do Alto as your destination and hope you return at any time of the year,. We will try and arrange better weather next time!
Quiet and peaceful
Great place to unwind. Large pool with BBQ, plenty of pool loungers etc. Slight walk to the pool area, but well lit at night. The owners were lovely and very helpful; very knowledgable about what’s going on in the locality. The accommodation was comfortable and well equipped. Great place to chill out.
So glad that you and your family enjoyed yourselves relaxing here at Casa do Alto.
We also appreciated you and your lovely family and will certainly give you top marks as guests and neighbours!
You were all so helpful and considerate: both grown ups and children !
Thank you again for choosing Casa do Alto as your holiday destination.
Peggy and Mario
L'appartement où nous logions et spacieux, magnifique et très bien entretenu. La propriété est paradisiaque avec sa piscine, son verger et sa vue splendide sur la vallée. De plus, la propriété est proche des commerces et de nombreux sont à visiter dans les parages, ce qyi en fait un point d'encrage parfait pour visiter cette jolie région.
Enfin, nos hôtes, Magaret et Mario, parlent très bien français et sont toujours de bons conseils pour les visites, restaurants et loisirs....
Sat Nav GPS coordinates:
W: - 8.397216
From Braga follow signs to Braga Stadium and then to Adaufe.
On arrival in Adaufe (Road N205-4) pass Chemist and turn right on Rua do Romil (also known as Rua do Penedo) KEEP RIGHT ALL THE TIME Travessa da Pegada Rua Manuel Teixeira da Silva at top, enter entrance without gate (there is a sign to Casa do Alto) and turn sharp left. Main gate will be facing you.
The property is within 6km of Braga city center and 50 km from the city of Oporto and Oporto Airport. Road links are excellent (A3, A7 and A11 motorways).
There is a bus service available from Oporto International Airport into Braga city bus station.
Rail links to Braga Station are also excellent from Porto main stations. See our website:
(see Places of Interest in our website)
Excellent local and international gastronomy can be enjoyed in the many restaurants available in and around Braga, served with a wide range of the exquisite wines which Portugal is renowned for.
The property is about 30km from Gerês National Park and close to many beautiful smaller villages and towns of interest in the Minho area, such as Guimarães, Barcelos, Ponte da Barca and Ponte de Lima. The seaside towns of Povoa de Varzim/ Vila do Conde and Esposende/ Ofir are about 20 minute’s drive away and there is a riverside beach within 5 minutes’ drive from the property on the river Cavado.
Braga region is very green and it has a moderate transition Atlantic / Mediterranean/ Continental climate with 4 well defined seasons. The coldest month is January (max. 14 C and min. 4 C) and the hottest is August (max. 28 C and min. 15 C).