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A superb high quality single storey holiday villa with great views.



Updated: 10-Jun-2016
Barcelos, Minho region, Portugal - The villa offers complete privacy and is set on a large plot with beautiful enclosed garden.

This typical 'Minhota' granite stone house has recently been completely renovated with taste. A unique retreat which blends superb views and unspoilt landscape with all the comfort while being in the perfect position to explore the beautiful unspoiled Minho region.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am Portuguese and live in my country with my husband and 2 small children. We both work and spend most of our free time exploring the beautiful Minho region.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Luxurious & private getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at this villa with our two children, who really enjoyed the pool and outdoor games - as well as the hammock. The villa was spotless, and we were made very welcome on arrival with a basket of food and vino verde - great after a delayed flight into Porto! Sergio was really helpful organising local activities, so many thanks to him and Distinctive Portugal. Would love to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Top quality, everything was fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Again, the pictures do not do it justice! A fabulous garden, a beautiful pool, an idyllic setting. The fit and finish of this villa is excellent. The bbq area is superb, the beds extremely comfortable, beautiful bathrooms. Fresh fruit growing in the garden, a separate tennis court, football area which my 9 year old Son adored. The welcome pack was a lovely touch. The housekeeper who lives nearby was very polite and the place was spotlessly clean when we arrived. Only two things let it down. The correspondence from the owner was poor in advance of the visit, I had to chase confirmation they had received my money etc.and barking dogs at night in the valley was a shame!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


The long sandy beaches that stretch north and south of Viana do Castelo are a 17 minute drive away. Cabedelo beach has been often described as one of the most beautiful in the whole country.


Porto airport is 75 kilometres away (45 minute drive). Vigo Airport (in Spain) is only 95 kms away. A car is recommended.


Restaurant 3kms, Minimarket & café 800 metres, nearest Bus 800 metres, Barcelos market town 8kms, Viana do Castelo historic centre and stunning sandy beaches 20kms, Porto airport 75kms, Ponte de Lima Roman Town and 18-hole golf course approx. 18kms, Peneda Geres National Park (40 minute drive away), Braga is 15 minutes away by car, Guimaraes World Heritage Site is 40 minutes away.

Further Details:

Activities such as horseback riding, golf, water sports (rafting, canoeing, kayaking...), walking, bird watching, wine tasting tours or even massage treatment at the villa are available for the guests. There are many excellent restaurants within easy reach as well as shops. Other possibilities are private chef to prepare your meals and Portuguese cooking lessons!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
24 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 5
7 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% non refundable deposit is required on confirmation. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. A refundable breakage deposit of 450 Euros is required on arrival and returned on departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is flexible. Arrival time is after 4pm and departure in around 10am.

Notes on prices:
Price includes: Utility bills, Internet, bed linen, towels, weekly cleaning ( + mid week towels change).

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Updated: 10-Jun-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room suitable for the disabled to masterbedroom. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 double bedrooms of which 2 have twin beds and 1 has a double bed. An extra bed is available for the 7th person if needed.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Outside: A beautiful stone-walled garden with paved courtyard, a large private pool (10 X 5 metres / depth from 0,90 to 1.5 metres), a children's pool, sports area with football goals, basket, tennis and badminton. Sand box for small children and various mature fruit trees - guests are free to pick up the available fruit! Pergola covered veranda and a private parking space for 2 or 3 cars with direct access to the villa. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron + ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, towels and pool towels are included. Linen is changed once a week. Towels are changed twice a week. Other: Adjacent to the main house is a separate stone building with large dining table, open fireplace and a summer kitchen leading onto a covered patio with large built-in barbecue and outdoor furniture for alfresco dining where you can enjoy panoramic views.

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