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Fully Equipped CottageTerrace Barbecue Internet tv air conditioning

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage Fully Equipped Terrace BBQ dining area river stunning views dvd

Come now and contact with the green nature, with the countryside / agriculture, peace / tranquility, escape from their daily routines. Discover new places, cultures and traditions, and authentic / genuine contact with the local population.

These comfortable cottage recently rebuilt maintaining the original architecture, is located in the North of Portugal (Minho), on the left bank of the River Vez, one of the sides of the Peneda Geres National Park.

GRANDMA´S Cottage has:

- 1 large bedroom with 1 double bed, 1 sofa with two single beds and one private bathroom.

- On the same floor has 1 more bathroom. Large dining/sitting room with 1 double sofa bed;

- The KITCHEN is fully equipped with stove, toaster, capsules coffee machine (delta Q capsules) and bag coffee machine, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge / freezer.

- This house has CABLE TV, hi-fi system, DVD player, home cinema system with full surround sound, internet, air conditioning, salamander.

Outside Grandma's Cottage has a TERRACE with BARBECUE, dining area and stunning views of the river Vez, the valley and the mountains.

The village of Sistelo has several HISTORICAL ATTRACTIONS to visit, of which we highlight:

- FOOTPATHS that lead to secular Brandas of Sistelo, ideal for lovers of the contact with nature and the mountain;

- CASTLE SISTELO (civil architecture residential, eclectic), Fountain (infrastructural architecture, nineteenth century); Parish Church (religious architecture, and nineteenth-century vernacular), bridges (transport and communications architecture, eighteenth century).

- An interesting and stunning place is Ecovia do Rio Vez (VEZ RIVER ECOTRAIL) recommended for walking/ hiking (please see photos 9 and 10)

- Sistelo is also famous for its 'SOCALCOS', which arose from the need to increase the agricultural area and counteract the slopes. These structures allowed the development of subsistence agriculture is extremely important for the survival of rural communities. You can see the 'Granaries', built in the seventeenth century, in order to dry the corn.

- Other interesting and beautiful place about 8 km far from Sistelo is “Poço das Caldeiras” – a NATURE POOL photo 11- with depth to take bath. (GPS exact coordinates: 41°56'27.94"N 8°25'39.83"W) ; road GPS coordinates: 41°56'28.6"N 8°25'38.4"W

Sistelo is a village located in northern Portugal, on the left bank of the River Vez, one of the sides of the Peneda Geres National Park, inviting us to climb through the mountains of walking in the footsteps of shepherds and their animals, we lead to secular BRANDAS OF SISTELO, ideal for lovers of the contact with NATURE and the mountain.

The PENEDA GERES NATIONAL PARK is one of the greatest natural attractions in Portugal, due to its impressive scenic beauty, ecological value, ethnographic and variety of fauna (ponies, wolves, birds of prey) and flora (pine, chestnut, oak and various medicinal plants .) It extends from the mountains of Geres, in the south, through the mountains of Peneda to the Spanish border.

Located in the park are important CENTERS OF PILGRIMAGE, the Shrine of Our Lady of Peneda, replica of the sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Braga, and St. Benedict's Open Door, a place of great popular devotion.

This area is characterized by its PARTIES (traditional music, costumes, songs and dances).

There are MARKETS in exceptional Cerveira (Saturday), Viana Do Castelo (Friday), walks (Wednesday) and many others.

Follow the wine route green along the Minho Valley, passing between rolling hills covered with vineyards that produce wine of the region.

OTHER PLACES TO VISIT:

- ARCOS DE VALDEVEZ is located approximately 20 km and is characterized by restaurants, bars, supermarkets and a river beach.

- PONTE DE LIMA is an ancient city about 30 km and is characterized by its medieval architecture. It is surrounded by the river Lima. There is also the Golf Course Ponte de Lima (18 holes) at 25 minutes.

- MELGAÇO, a beautiful town located about 30 km, the river Minho

- MONÇÃO (Region Albariño wine), with three modern supermarkets located 22 km away, has a wonderful outdoor public pool.

- VALENCIA (35 km), the old city, to visit mandatory.

- VIGO (60 km) and Santiago de Compostela (150 km) are other places to visit.

More Details
Registration Number : 77/2010

Owner
Lúcia and Miguel Azevedo
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Lúcia and Miguel Azevedo

We are mother and son of a family of five.

I am a 62 years old, Portuguese Teacher. My younger son, Miguel, is 32, graduated in the Biomedical Area and is searching for a job.

Meanwhile he is managing this business and we are happy to share the villa with our guests.

Why This Property?

1. Comfortable family cottage recently rebuilt maintaining the original architecture (6 generations)

2. We chose this location because is positioned in northern Portugal, on the left bank of the River Vez, one of the sides of the Peneda Geres National Park, inviting us to climb through the mountains of walking in the footsteps of shepherds and their animals, we lead to secular Brandas de Sistelo, ideal for lovers of the contact with nature and the mountain.

The Vez River with Roman bridges and crystal clear water, is considered one of the cleanest rivers in Europe.

3. Finally the cottage is in a rural area that is quiet and safe, where you can contact with the green nature, with the countryside / agriculture, peace / tranquility, escape from their daily routines.

Unique Benefits

- Outside Grandma's Cottage has a Terrace with Barbecue, dining area and stunning views of the river Vez, the valley and the mountains.

- The Kitchen is fully equipped with stove, toaster, coffee machine, oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge / freezer.

Grandma's Cottage has cable TV, hi-fi system, DVD player, home cinema system with full surround sound, internet, air conditioning, salamander

Guestbook comments from the owner

Depois de alguns dias na casa da avó é evidente a qualidade do serviço aqui prestado. Trata-se de uma pequena casa muito acolhedora e pensada ao pormenor. A cozinha está fortemente equipada com eletrodomésticos da marca Bosch bem com todos os utensílios necessários para cozinhar confortavelmente, a sala de estar é ampla e um local agradável para se estar, com uma pequena janela que dá acesso a uma vista esplêndida sobre o vale e as montanhas, o quarto tem uma cama de casal cujo colchão faz qualquer um adormecer instantaneamente (bem como outra cama de solteiro) e as duas casas de banho são grandes e estavam bastante limpas.



Aconselhamos a que vão com transporte próprio caso queiram explorar mais detalhadamente a zona, pois nós fomos de transportes públicos e mais tarde revelou-se impeditivo explorar espaços localizados além do que as nossas pernas conseguiam alcançar. Ainda assim, existem imensos trilhos, uma ecovia e bastantes zonas no meio das aldeias por onde andar, sempre rodeado de uma paisagem maravilhosa. De uma forma geral, aconselhamos vivamente a passar uns dias na casa quer para relaxar, quer para descobrir sítios bonitos construídos pela natureza.

Fomos extremamente bem recebidos pelo Sr. Miguel e novamente, obrigado a ele.
Sep 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Arcos de Valdevez in Viana do Castelo District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms, one of them private.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Double room with double bed more two single sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
Notes:
The grandma´s cottage is nicely furnished and equipped. It has its own kitchen, living room. Grandma´s cottage has outside eating area, with Granite BBQ and a view to mountains and River Vez. Bath towels and bed linen included and changed weekly

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Very nice villa, well renovated to a high standard

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Initially a little hard to find the villa, my fault as I arrived 10:30pm in the dark.

The villa is very big for 2 people with large bedroom (with ensuite) and a separate bathroom. Lovely large walk in shower with hot powerful shower water. The ensuite has bath with shower overhead.

Lounge is also very nice and large. The villa is full of character with 1m thick walls etc. The veranda was very nice to sit on in the evening with good views.

We had a lovely, albeit short, stay here. My thanks to the owners.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David, Thank you very much for your comments. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the property. We hope to see you again. Thank you. Kind regards, Miguel
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Location

Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
Porto
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Sistelo
Nearest Ferry
600 Kilometres
Santander, Espanha
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Ponte de Lima
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Braga
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Arcos de Valdevez
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Restaurant near the Merufe Monastery
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
The coast is about 60km away, with beautiful sandy
Car: recommended

Sistelo is a village located in northern Portugal, on the left bank of the River Vez, one of the sides of the Peneda Geres National Park, inviting us to climb through the mountains of walking in the footsteps of shepherds and their animals, we lead to secular Brandas of Sistelo, ideal for lovers of the contact with nature and the mountain.

Sistelo is famous for its 'solcalcos', which arose from the need to increase the agricultural area and counteract the slopes. These structures allowed the development of subsistence agriculture is extremely important for the survival of rural communities. You can see the 'granaries', built in the seventeenth century, in order to dry the corn.

The Peneda Geres National Park is one of the greatest natural attractions in Portugal, due to its impressive scenic beauty, ecological value, ethnographic and variety of fauna (ponies, wolves, birds of prey) and flora (pine, chestnut, oak and various medicinal plants .) It extends from the mountains of Geres, in the south, through the mountains of Peneda to the Spanish border.

Located in the park are important centers of pilgrimage, the Shrine of Our Lady of Peneda, replica of the sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Braga, and St. Benedict's Open Door, a place of great popular devotion.

This area is characterized by its parties (traditional music, costumes, songs and dances).

There are markets in exceptional Cerveira (Saturday), Viana Do Castelo (Friday), walks (Wednesday) and many others.

Follow the wine route green along the Minho Valley, passing between rolling hills covered with vineyards that produce wine of the region.

Other places to visit:

- Arcos de Valdevez is located approximately 20 km and is characterized by restaurants, bars, supermarkets and a river beach.

- Ponte de Lima is an ancient city about 30 km and is characterized by its medieval architecture. It is surrounded by the river Lima. There is also the Golf Course Ponte de Lima (18 holes) at 25 minutes.

- Melgaco, a beautiful town located about 30 km, the river Minho

- Monsoon (Region Albariño wine), with three modern supermarkets located 22 km away, has a wonderful outdoor public pool.

- Valencia (35 km), the old city, to visit mandatory.

- Vigo (60 km) and Santiago de Compostela (150 km) are other places to visit.

Travel: A 90 minutes from the airport of Porto (Portugal) and Santiago de Compostela (Spain). The journey from Porto airport is via the A3 motorway. Flights are available from Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick to Porto (Portugal) and Stansted, Heathrow to Santiago de Compostela. Also from Liverpool to Porto and Santiago de Compostela, and Dublin to Porto.

For more information visit: http://countryvillage.wix.com/northportugal

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Arcos de Valdevez, North Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
rate 3
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£416
for 7 nights
From
£59
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£119
for 2 nights
From
£59
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices may vary at Christmas, New Year and Easter

Check in time is from 16 hours and check out time before 10 pm.
There may be some flexibility if there aren´t guests entering, since it is necessary time to clean up the houses.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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