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Lovely Detatched 19th Century Country Cottage



Updated: 12-Aug-2016
Cottage near Ponte de Lima, Minho, Costa Verde, Portugal - Peaceful Location with Stunning Views

Lily Cottage is an ideal location for holidays of every description. Only 1 hour’s drive from Porto (Oporto) airport. The historic town of Ponte de Lima is only 15 minutes drive, the costal town of Viana do Castelo only 18km away. The famous market town Barcelos around 25 minutes drive. Within easy reach of the National Parks, very accessible to the Motorways A3 and A28/27 There are three golf courses at easy driving distances. A very good area for walkers.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Living in North Wales.

Owning and renting properties in Portugal for more than 30 years

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Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a lovely two week stay at Lily Cottage in June 2012. It is extremely well thought out with everything you need

The views are fantastic and it is easy to get around to visit the area.

Ponte de Lima is a lovely little town with plenty of places to eat. We also spent time in Viana do Castelo which had a medieval market/festival when we visited-lots of photos.The market in Barcelos was very good too-quite an experience. The owner was there to meet us on arrival and was extremely helpful with advice on where to visit and eat-he also pointed us in the right direction for advice on buying vintage port. He also let us help ourselves to the lemons off the trees in the garden for our G & T's!

We liked it so much we are returning again in 2013!

We've just had our second successive September at Lily Cottage, returning there was almost like coming home-except that there is far more peace and quiet! The cottage is superbly appointed and kept spotless by Gloria.

We return next yea
Feb 2008
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Best holiday ever

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had a wonderful holiday when we stayed in Lilly cottage. The location down a narrow country lane was perfect for us, the property is not overlooked and the views from the terrace are outstanding. The presentation, comfort and cleanliness of the property were the best we have ever had. This area of Northern Portugal is so beautiful and natural, we will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your super review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at Lily Cottage and look forward to your return. David
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dream holiday

  • 5 of 5

" I HAD A DREAM " how had to be a holidayhome, my dream has come true, "Lily Cottage" had it all, the quiet, outside place, the vieuws and all you need was in the Perfect house. Excelent place to discover the North. Thanks to Gloria for the cleaning. We have enjoyed our holiday. David many thanks and maybe until later.

Jacques & Simonne Wingene

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Jacques & Simonne for such a lovely review. I am delighted you enjoyed your holiday. Ate proxima! (until the next time) David
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From the Owner

I bought this property in 2005 as the location and views were fantastic. Most guests tell me they don't want to go home after their stay!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Porto at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Santander at 600 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Ponte de Lima at 18 Kilometres Nearest Train : Barroselas at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Ponte de Lima at 18 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Viana do Castelo at 15 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Our guests have enjoyed a vast range of activities during their stay. It's a very good area for cyclists with some challenging routes.

Walkers have taken advantage of this lovely rural area. Guests can start their walks directly from the cottage into the wooded areas which surround the property.

The national parks are within easy driving distance, these are vast areas of natural unspoilt woodland and countryside. It's likely you will see a red squirrel on your visit.


Viana do Castelo is the nearest coastal town. It is still a working port with many places of interest and excellent restaurants. There is also a railway station with trains to Oporto and Spain. There are several beaches to the North and South of Viana.


Oporto (Porto) airport is about 50 miles (80km) from the cottage, takes around an hour, mostly motorway. There are regular flights by Ryanair from Liverpool, London Stanstead, Paris and Stockholm. The nearest ferry port is Santander (around 600KM).

Easyjet fly to Oporto from Manchester and Gatwick


The nearest village is about 1 mile away with a ‘sell everything’ private supermarket. Ponte de Lima the very old Roman Town is around 15 mins drive. Here there is the river beach and many places of interest and good restaurants. Barcelos is around 22km with its very famous weekly market.

Further Details:

There will be a list of good restaurants, shops etc in the cottage.


During your stay with us, why not treat yourself to a massage?

Marlene who is an experienced and qualified masseuse will carry out various treatments at Lily Cottage from only 15 Euros.

Full details of all the treatments and prices are to be found in the visitors information book inside the cottage.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required on booking with the balance payable 8 weeks before the start of the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible, this may enable you to book flights at a better price.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Payments can be made in either British Pounds by cheque or transfer to a British Bank. We accept transfers in Euros to a Portuguese Bank but not cheques in Euros.

25% deposit, balance of 75% to be paid 8 weeks before the starting date of the letting

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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From the Owner

The cottage has been totally rebuilt to a very high standard using the original stone. It is very comfortable with all the modern appliances of today's living. It's a very quiet location yet within easy access of all the outstanding beauty of Northern Portugal.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 25 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom, bath with shower and glass panel bidet, WC, vanity unit with iluminated mirror.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with ‘Zip and Link’ beds (1 double or two singles on request). side tables with lamps and wardrobe with drawers. Bedroom 2 with single beds. Side tables with lamps and wardrobe with drawers.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Lily Cottage has no swimming pool and may be unsuitable for children. There is a patio dining table and 4 chairs, sunloungers and seating. We do not accept children under the age of 12 Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linens are included . The cottage is cleaned weekly and immediately prior to next visitor. The towels and linen are changed weekly. Beach towels are provided, one per person to a maximum of four

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