|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Casa da Fontainho is our granite style home and is situated in the North of Portugal in the Minho region and is nestled in the Peneda/Gerêz National Park in the village of Cabril, a lovely isolated place, sat on the Rio Cabril and surrounded on all sides by majestic mountains. The lodge is at the end a quiet country lane and is surrounded by well farmed fields of maize, potatoes and other well tendered crops.
The village of Fontainho only consists of a few granite farmhouses. Nearby in the village of Cabril with its beautiful Salamonde reservoir (great for trout fishing) offers several places to eat, a mini-market, local church and a few cafés. A daily bread van will pass the Lodge and twice weekly the fruit & vegetable, fishmongers and grocers. The best drinking water can be obtained from our lodge as we have a mine in the hills above bringing fresh clear water to our lodge.
The lodge is decorated to a high standard, with a fully fitted modern kitchen with built in dishwasher, microwave, electric oven and hob, fridge freezer and washing machine and central isle with built in wine rack access to a the lower covered terrace with mountain views.
The spacious open plan lounge is tastefully furnished with a blu ray DVD player, 48 inch flat screen smart TV with 4 local channels. Dining table seating 8 and access to the lower covered terrace for dining al fresco.
The bedrooms have twin beds and bathrooms and are beautifully furnished the bedrooms on the 1st floor have access to the upper terrace and spectacular mountain views
The lodge is set within 3,000sq mtrs of farmland, it is not landscaped, just natural and wild.
There is outdoor parking for several cars
We provide for every arrival the following
1 small bottle of washing up liquid
2 Dishwasher tablets
2 washing machine capsules
2 rolls of toilet paper for every bathroom
1 black kitchen rubbish bin bag 50l
1 hand soap dispenser in every bathroom.
Once these supplies are finished you will be required to supply your own.
There is a Delta Q Espresso coffee maker. Please supply your own capsules.
We are a Anglo Portuguese family,
Manager purchased this farmhouse in 2015
Just the peace and tranquility found in this undiscovered area of the Peneda Geres National park, ideal for walking, sight-seeing or just chilling out.
The simple peace and tranquility this beautiful setting will make you want to return time and time again.
The house is newly built, everything is fresh and very clean. While there was no garden space yet, the terrace and balcony were lovely to sit out on, very private and the views lovely. There is a small shop in Cabril and a couple of bars and Wi-fi. The small bakery/cafe is especially recommended, good cakes! There is a nice place to swim in the river in Cabril. Just be aware that although it's only about a mile from the house, the hill is very steep coming back! Lots of beautiful walks close by. We visited Braga which was a nice town, lots of shops and restaurants, and supermarkets. It's about an hour away.
The house is very nice and got everything. Very quiet location and nice view from the porch.however hard drive to the village to get to restaurant or very small supermarket.was sometimes too hot- beginning of september- and not even fans to make it easier.but the owners are very willing to help and will conceder to put fans .
Unfortunately it was too hot to walk in the trails so we drove to the river for a swimm or saw things around.when its cooler surely walking in the nature is great.
Adorei a semana que passei . Um mundo diferente do nosso dia à dia , os locais lindos feitos a pé até cascatas . Local onde nos sentimos mais perto de nós . Sem Net o que leva ao convívio e não o isolamento de cada um no seu mundo virtual, até os vídeos proporcionaram a união familiar que tantas vezes já não damos valor. As cartas e jogos disponíveis proporcionam o mesmo .
A Walkers Paradise - The Peneda Geres National Park is fabulous for hiking or just leisurely walking, the scenery is breathtaking. Nearby in the City Braga you have the Religous Capital of Portugal with the Bom Jesus Cathedral and steps, The city of OPorto is fabulous for the Douro River tours and Port tastings, Guimaraes and Montalegre for Fortresses. The North is full of culture and beautiful buildings scenery - great cuisine and plenty more....
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
These prices are based on 6 people sharing.
Price per extra person applies, please inquire for prices. ( Maximum occupancy is 6 people )
Flexible arrival day Occupancy at 16:00 pm and departure at 10:00 am