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P3396 - Fig Tree Cottage (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2/3)

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Updated: 07-Aug-2016
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet


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.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Harry Northam
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
7 August, 2016

Available Rentals

1 Reviews

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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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Porto at 50 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

Apart from the jeep safari at Casa da Ponte we can explain in detail methods of wine making from planting, pruning and maintaining vines though to grape production, harvesting and processing.


The coast is about 1 hours drive where there are numerous beaches up and down the coast. The rivers also provide swimming on the doorstep.


The airport in Oporto is about 1 hours drive. Generally a taxi costs 5€ from Amarante and there is a regular bus to town from Casa da Ponte. With the new metro linking the airport to Oporto it is easier to travel on public transport although for getting around a car is an advantage.


Fridao the nearest village is 3km and also has an internet cafe. Amarante is 5km as is the motorway linking to many places of interest in the North of Portugal. There is a direct bus route to Santa Catarina in Oporto the main shopping street, with the advantage of no parking costs or problems.

Further Details:

There are a range of shopping facilities in Amarante with 2 main supermarkets and several discount store. On Wednesday and Saturday the is an open air market.

Prices and Availability

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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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1


  • Golf ...

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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.

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