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Cottages with Shared Pool and 2 Rivers - Fig Tree Cottage (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2/3)

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Property type cottage



Fig Tree Cottage (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2/3)

This is a newly renovated stone cottage with open plan kitchen/dining and lounge area. In the kitchen area there is an electric fan oven/grill with gas hob and extractor.

There is also a dishwasher, fridge together with electric kettle, toaster, microwave oven.

Above via a secure spiral staircase is a large bedroom with double bed and sofa bed. The ensuite bathroom consists of 1.20m shower cabin, wash basin and toilet.

The bedroom can also be reached by external stairs to a private terrace.

Access to the swimming pool is via further steps.

Also externally is a covered area offering shade and shelter if raining.

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About the property


Both the cottages are detached, set against terraces offering many places to relax. The pool has a granite terrace with views towards the river olo and its crystal clear water and hills covered with trees. With the farm bounded by 2 rivers we can arrange white water rafting and canoeing as well as fishing and hill walking. We have a jeep suitable for safari through the mountains and eucalyptus plantations. In amarante apart from a market, many cafe/bars and restaurants there is an 18 hole golf course, aqua park and sports centre for many activities as well as tennis. With the a4 mtorway 6km away both the coast and inland cities like vila real, braga, guimeraes and the douro valley are all less than 1 hours drive.

Harry Northam
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
8 May, 2017

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Booking Notes:
Having checked out availability either phone or email to make a reservation. We normally take 50% of the booking cost at time of booking and can except euros or sterling cheques or you can use Paypal. The balance is due on arrival. We will send usually by email a contract confirming the booking details etc.

Changeover Day:
Particularly in peak season we take bookings for a minimum of 1 week. During low season we cater for weekend breaks at 60€ per night.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property(s) per week in euros.
Discounts are available for longer lets and combined lets.
Off peak we offer weekend breaks from 50 euros per night.


Accommodation and facilities for Fig Tree Cottage (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2/3)in Gatão in North Portugal

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Internet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Golf ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: A cot and high chair are available. Although the solid stone cottages offer a cool refuge during very hot days we can provide fans. Outside: The shared pool and pool house which sits above Casa da Ponte benefits from early sun. It is an unusual shape being 9m long, 6m wide at the shallow end and 4m wide at the deep end. The shape accommodates more people and children with its larger shallow end. There are many places to relax in the extensive grounds with walks along the rivers and where the Olo meets the Tamega. The pool house has an open kitchen dining area with attached shower bathroom facility. The terrace to the front is built in stone and was originally for drying maize. At first floor level is a further double bedroom available for large bookings.


4/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Wonderful, peaceful and good facilities

  • 4 of 5

Sorry it took so long! We stayed here for a week at the end of our honeymoon. We stayed in fig tree cottage and it was immaculately clean and had a good kitchen upstairs bedroom and bathroom with an additional door. A lot of space for 2 people. The pictures don't do it justice, we had a look at the other 2 cottages and they were really well restored and great for families or for couples to stay in separate accommodation and share a pool and various other facilities but all be together.

If you want to be near a town with excellent facilities, but want peace and quiet, love the river and enjoy walking this is the place for you. I would hire a car though.

The owners are a British/Portuguese couple who are really loving their good life style life. They also know how to have a lovely evening with a bottle or 2 of their own wine from their vines and make you feel really welcome.

We haven't stopped talking about it since we got back.

We are trying to find sometime to book back in next year.

Keep in touch Clare and Spencer x

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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