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P2057 - Lagar Cottage (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2/4)

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Updated: 14-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Bookable online


Lagar Cottage (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2/4)

The old wine making shed has been renovated to make the Lagar cottage. The huge stone tank where the grapes were trodden has been put outside on the patio and is being made into an attractive water feature. The old threshing floor can be seen nearby.

The cottage has one double bedroom and additional sleeping accommodation for two people in an alcove in the living room.

There are French windows opening onto a vine covered patio which is ideal for outdoor meals or just relaxing.

The kitchenette has a full sized gas oven and a 4 ringed hob, a fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and other smaller kitchen appliances.

There is a fully equipped bathroom with shower over the bath.

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About the property


A 19th century farmhouse in the beautiful Minho area, restored to incorporate modern living standards whilst retaining many original features. Here can be found the real essence of Portugal where the only noise one is likely to hear, apart from the occasional car or the local churches chiming the quarter hours, are the farmyard sounds of chicken, sheep and cows. The farm can be rented as a single unit for a group of friends or separately, each house being independent and having a private terrace. There is a central laundry room and a large shared pool. The farm, midway between Ponte de Lima and Paredes de Coura, is well placed for sightseeing. Spanish Galicia is to the north, the Atlantic beaches to the west, the historic cities of Porto and Braga to the south and the national park of Peneda-Geres to the east. The area abounds in picturesque market towns with colourful street markets and tiny hill top shrines affording fantastic views. The local golf course is 25 mins away by car.

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About the Owner

Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 January, 2017

Available Rentals

1 Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Pure heaven

  • 5 of 5

The Lagar cottage is set in a beautiful vine covered court yard and the pool has stunning views of the surrounding hills. The churches perched apon neighbouring hill tops sing to each other at various points in the day. If you want to venture, the cottage is close to the medieval town of Ponte de Lima and river pools of clear clean water. Beaches are also not far by the new fast road. Although the cottage fells very remote, the journey could not have been easier. We picked up a hire care at Porto airport and were at our destination in less than an hour. The cottage itself was clean, cool and well stocked, the owners kindly left basics so when we arrived we would not starve. This cottage only has 1 bed room but with two extra beds in an alcove we happily fitted a family of 4.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elizabeth for your kind review, as you say the cottages are set in beautiful surroundings, are well located for sight seeing and dips in mountain pools and rivers and although they seem remote, are in fact within an hour's drive from the airport. Our objective is to give guests the best possible holiday with the least possible hassle so we try to provide a snack or light meal for those arriving late or feeling too tired for a trip to the local supermarket. We really enjoyed seeing you and hope that you will visit us again in the not too distant future.
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Activity and Interests


As the farm is situated in a mountainous region the nearest sea beach at Viana is 30 mins drive away. There are, however, numerous river beaches in the area. The River Lima has many places suitable for swimming, often with sandy beaches, and at Paredes de Coura the river bank has been developed into a tourist attraction with many facilities on hand. Either option is about 15 mins drive away. Look for the sign 'Praia Fluvial'.


A car is essential for visitors to the Quinta. When booking a hire car please check that the insurance covers trips into Spain as some visitors have been limited by this lack of freedom. The nearest international airport is at Porto, 95km from the farm but an easy drive as it is nearly all motorway, only the last 16km being on a country road. The nearest ferry port is at Santander in Spain at a distance of 620km.


There is a restaurant about a mile away providing typical Portuguese fare and take-away service. Rubbish disposal and recycling bins are also available. Ponte de Lima is about 10 miles, Paredes de Coura about 7 miles, both have supermarkets and several restaurants. For excellent value for money, variety of products and high quality, we recommend a visit to Tui, just over the border in Spain where there is a large hypermarket and a Lidl supermarket.

Further Details:

The historic town of Ponte de Lima with ts Roman bridge and medieval centre is a must. It is fun to park the car on the north bank, cross the (now pedestrian) bridge and visit the town on foot. There is a bi-weekly market on Mondays which takes place beside the river and there are various specialist markets at other times. There is also a nautical club where canoes can be hired, a riding school, (riding only on the premises) and the golf course. The north bank of the river has recently been developed into a series of gardens which make for a pleasant stroll. A few minutes drive away there is a fish farm where visitors are lent rods and tackle and can catch their own supper. The trout is either grilled on the spot or taken home to cook yourself. Hang gliding is also practiced in the area but this seems to depend very much on weather conditions and we have been unable to discover much about it. A couple of miles from the property is the protected area of Corno do Bico. This wild park like terrain is ideal for walking. It is the habitat of many wild animals but those most usually seen are the semi wild horses which roam the area. Ordinance survey maps are available. There are 2 local hill top shrines affording fantastic views and the unfinished monastery church of Nossa Senhora de Socorro is well worth a visit.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

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Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for information on availability of properties. Additional information can be obtained at either of the contact addresses. Payment of a small deposit is required to confirm a booking.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is our preferred changeover day but flexibility is possible particularly out of high season. Please contact owner for information on availability.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in GB £.
All inclusive of linen, towels, including swimming towels, cleaning etc but central heating and firewood if required are charged separately.
Generous welcome hamper.
Discounts for long winter lets.
Please contact owner for information on availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Internet


  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Electric fans are provided during the hot summer although the thick stone walls and traditionally small windows help to keep the apartments cool. During the winter there is central heating and logs for guests who wish to have an open fire, heating is not included in the rental. Outside: Each cottage has its own patio and the gardens, mainly lawn, are communal for the owners and visitors. There is a large shared pool measuring 11x5m which this year reached 29ºC in the summer months. Outdoor furniture is provided on each patio and there are deck chairs and umbrellas around the pool. There is a portable BBQ for general use.

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