Farmhouse and cottage with Infinity pool which is close to the fantastic beaches (less than 5 mins drive). The house is located in a private 3 acre garden and vineyard (producing Vinho Verde, the regional wine).
Just inland from the local fishing town of Vila Praia de Ancora, a series of cobbled lanes wind their way to the villa, which has far-reaching views across a picturesque rural landscape and towards the coast. There is a infinity pool (10m by 4.5m) for sole use of guests (May-Sept). There is a patio area under the vines, with BBQ area.
The MAIN HOUSE (sleeps 6/8), is a traditional modernized farmhouse, with the accommodation on the first floor - the ground floor provides a laundry room and the traditional wine cellar. Well equipped dining kitchen with views to the garden and pool with patio doors and balcony. There is seating for up to 10 guests. The lounge has outstanding views to the garden and has TV, dvd player and wii. There are board games and books. The main house has 3 bedrooms: 1 king, 1 double (en-suite), a bunk bed room (sleeps 2). There is also a sofa bed in the lounge. The house bathroom has a freestanding shower and bath.
The DETACHED COTTAGE (sleeps 2) has a kitchen, a room with double bed and sofa and en-suite shower room.
Hot water is powered by an eco-friendly system and central heating is available.
FOR USE BY GUESTS (no extra charge):
There is a travel cot, high chair, pushchair, and toddler toilet seat.
For surfing at the local beaches, there are wet suits (children and adult sizes), a boogy board, and a Malibu surfboard for use by guests.
For cycling we have adult and child bicycles for guests to use - additional bicycles are available to hire at the local beach.
There is a Bluray DVD player with a a selection of English speaking adult and children's DVDs, a Wii (with a selection of Wii games) and a CD Player. The house also has unlimited wifi.
GARDEN: The property has 3 acres of mature gardens and vines. There are numerous fruit trees including oranges, lemons, chestnuts, walnuts, pear and apples.
There is a newly installed infinity pool for sole use of guests (available from May to September). Guests can explore the gardens; relax on the patio area under the vines providing BBQ area with table and chairs. The farmhouse has a spacious cobbled courtyard.
The Ancora river is less than 5 minutes walk, with a 'secret swimming spot' for the locals in the summer providing crystal clear waters which is great for swimming. In the autumn guests are more than welcome to help with the grape harvest/winemaking.
Local area and getting there: The nearest beaches are less than five minute drive away in Vila Praia de Ancora, where a wide range of shops, restaurants, and a new daily fresh fish market can also be found.It is a lovely area, not yet spoilt by tourism and typically Portuguese. It has amazing beaches - sometimes we are the only ones on! In summer there are life guards on all the local beaches, hire a beach hut, canoe down the river or have a surf lesson from one of the many surf schools.
Eating and drinking out is very reasonable - expect to pay less than 1 euro for a bottle of beer or glass of port, and 70 cents for a coffee. Menu of the day can be as little as 5 euros, which is usually a choice of meat or fish, with either a soft drink, beer or wine (sometimes this includes soup, pudding and coffee!).