Casa do Alto is a very large house (750m2) which is located in a property of 10,000 sqm which includes a large swimming pool (15 x 7. 5 m) and 2 outdoor kitchens with barbecue. It is divided into 3 totally separate apartments.
This listing is for the apartment on the ground floor (130 m2 + patio 42. 5 m2): with 1 room with double bed + double sofa bed; 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds; Two bathrooms (1 complete and 1 with sauna / Turkish bath / massage shower and washbasin); 1 living room (with double sofa bed) / dining room; 1 kitchenette / bar / lounge. Folding beds are available on demand.
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Adaúfe is a small village but has all the necessary amenities (pharmacy, health center, analyst (blood, urine, etc.), ATM, gas station, hairdresser, supermarket, cafe, bakery, butcher, etc. There are also 2 large shopping centers 5 km away, and Braga (3rd Portuguese city) is about 5 km from Casa do Alto. Porto International Airport is just 50 minutes away.
You will need a car to get around, but there is a frequent bus service to Braga and local taxis are also available. Casa do Alto has plenty of parking space.
Casa do Alto is an old renovated stone cottage, on a farmhouse, which is nestled in the hillside of the Cavado River Valley. This is not far from the campus of the University of Minho. Exquisite views from all sides and part of the ancient Roman road towards Braga is right at the back of the door. The stone "eira" (or patio where cereals dried) is one of the largest in the Minho region (484 m2) and many memorable events have taken place there.
The perfect place to stay as a base to visit this region of Portugal or just relax in the property itself (1 hectare) either in the garden or small wooded area with oaks, cork oaks, chestnuts Sweet among many other varieties of trees. It has 2 outdoor kitchens with barbecue and a large secluded private pool with wonderful views of the orchard which includes a wide variety of fruit trees such as orange, lemon, mandarin, khaki, apple, pear, Fig, cherry, kiwi, grapes, apricot, peach, plum and many others.
There is so much to see around the Minho area and as Casa do Alto is almost in the center of this area, it is an ideal base for this part of the country. Braga, the biggest town near Casa do Alto (5 km), is an exciting city with many historical sites to visit, such as the oldest cathedral in Portugal. An excellent local and international gastronomy can be enjoyed in the many restaurants available in and around Braga, with a wide range of exquisite wines of which Portugal is renowned.
There is also a "tourist triangle" consisting of the three famous sanctuaries of "Bom Jesus", "Sameiro" and "Stª Marta" which are worth a visit.
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