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Cavez: House / Villa -A small paradise where tradition combines with contemporaneity, to days of absolute peace amongst nature, in the greatest of comforts.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Private pool. A small corner of paradise between nature, vineyards and comfort.

Typical example of rural construction of Minho, in the 19th century, the House is situated in the region of Basto. Integrated in a large farm with cultivated fields, vineyards and pine forests, this House offers visitors a privileged environment of rest and privacy. This fully equipped cottage, located on a farm with more than 6000 m 2, sunny and quiet, is situated on the Bank of the river Tâmega. It is surrounded by vineyards and has private pool with panoramic view over the river.

During your stay you can enjoy pleasant walks through the fifth and relax with a wine tasting of Quinta de Vila Franca.

The surroundings of the quinta, flanked by Tâmega, offer beautiful and interesting tours.

The entire County, it also provides countless tourist itineraries which encourage

discovery of its rich cultural heritage, architectural and landscape.

This region is ideal for mountaineering, hiking, mountain biking, water sports,

horseback riding, fishing, extreme sports and adventure.

More Details
Registration Number : 17656/AL

Helena Soares
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Cabeceiras de Basto around the Municipality of Cabeceiras de Basto

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , 1 Cot
    - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • surf fishing


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Cavez: House / Villa -A small paradise where tradition combines with contemporaneity, to days of absolute peace amongst nature, in the greatest of comforts.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
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Great place to stay and relax!

  • 5 of 5

A bit difficult to find for the first time, though it is immediately off of the N206. Just be sure to spell it right -- e.g. Vila Franca and not Villa only one "l"). Great swimming pool and lovely old stone house. Helena and Geraldine could not have been more helpful.

Highly recommended. Rick and Joanne Soued, Phoenix, AZ USA

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place to relax and watch the day go by with friends and family.

  • 5 of 5

Our family reunion began when my dad wanted all of his 5 children and some grandchildren to experience northern Portugal with him. My siblings and their families flew in from Florida, California and Germany where we hoped for some fun and relaxation, but we received much more! Amazing memories that will last a lifetime.

Every morning we were awakened by my dad with some hot coffee and the daily fresh bread he brought from the small town of Cavez... Then it was pool time where everyone grabbed some snacks and some wine from Vila de Franca and brought it down to the infinity pool for some sun bathing and swimming. After a few hours of pool time, which by the way has amazing views of the Tamega river and surrounding vineyards, we headed back up for a late lunch, and then back to the pool.

We also made some time to visit Porto, Geres National Park, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, Gimaraes, Fafe, Barcelos, Braga, and much more! Everything was within driving distance.

I recommend staying here not just for the R & R but to experience the culture and to meet some of the locals of this region. They're incredibly nice and hospitable as are the owners Mariana, and daughters Helena and Paula. Vila de Franca will always be forever in our hearts.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a magical place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this amazing old stone house for 10 days. The pictures don’t do it justice. Although you are surrounded by thick granite walls, the renovation to current day standards was very well done. I loved having my morning coffee on the balcony overlooking the vineyards, seeing the mist rise over the river beyond and hearing the river sound in the background. The fact that it is in a working vineyard adds another extremely interesting and fun element. The location is convenient to sights/parks, but off the beaten path so you are surrounded by locals, not tourists. We spent our stay doing day trips (Braga, Mateus, Guimaraes, Peneda-Geres park), then returning to our haven to make supper. The markets in nearby Arco de Baulhe have good grocery supplies and, a little further, Fafe has major stores that will meet any need. The only (very minor) quirk was having to take outside steps to get to bedrooms upstairs, something we got used to immediately. Our bed was very comfortable for my husband’s bad back and the linens were pristine. Helene is very attentive and responsive host. We would stay again in a heartbeat!!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradiso di calma e relax

  • 5 of 5

Le fotografie, per quanto numerose e ben fatte, non riescono a trasmettere la bellezza e la cura con cui è stata ristrutturata ed arredata questa abitazione. Perfetta anche per 3 coppie, che amino la pace ed il relax più totale, ai bordi di una piscina da sogno, immersa tra i vigneti. E' un po' lontana dai tradizionali servizi (supermarket, ristoranti, ecc) ma non poi troppo!! E in ogni caso ne vale assolutamente la pena. La regione circostante è interessante e località più turistiche non sono troppo distanti. Le strade portoghesi sono magnifiche.. Unico suggerimento ai proprietari: qualche indicazione lungo il tratto finale di strada, non asfaltato, per raggiungere la casa.

Un ringraziamento particolare a Geraldine per come ci ha accolti e supportati durante il nostro soggiorno. Luogo nel quale si desidera veramente tornare.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Estadía maravilhosa!

  • 5 of 5

Casa com muito espaço e limpa. Hóspedes muito simpáticos e atenciosos. Piscina fantástica e espaços verdes muito bonitos e bem tratados! Recomendo!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great relaxing holiday, incredible views, extremely nice and helpful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very relaxing holiday in July-August 2018. When we arrived Geraldine gave us an elaborate tour of the house and the grounds. She provided us with all the useful information: restaurants, shops, accommodation......She even guided us by car to the local restaurants and supermarkets. On Sunday evening she came back with a coffee machine (which was highly appreciated) and some vegetables from her own garden. She's a real gem. She's only a phone call away and will do anything to help you if necessary. Thank you very much for the effort.

During the first week of our stay it was scorching hot but the pool, the many shaded areas in the garden and the cool interior of the house came to the rescue. We thoroughly enjoyed walking through the vineyards to the river, exploring the grounds, chilling by the pool, going on excursions. The pool is a little walk (about 100m) from the house but since we could use the fridge, toilet and shower in the poolhouse, that was not a problem at all. The views from the pool and the balcony of the house are incredible: you can sit, relax and enjoy them for hours on end.

We were a group of four and the house and grounds provided ample space: spacious interior, well-equipped kitchen, good-sized bedrooms and bathrooms..... We had breakfast near the kitchen, lunch at the poolhouse, drinks before dinner at the pool for which the little shaded area, the wooden table and chairs are ideal.

Doing the shopping is quite easy: Cavez has a small shop for groceries, Arco de Baûhle is a convenient 10 minutes' drive to local butchers, bakers, mini-supermarkets, restaurants, Cabaceiros de Basto has a weekly market, Continente.....

One call to Geraldine and we could even order the Villa Franca wine which Joseph delivered to our doorstep in the mornings! A useful tip since the wine is excellent.

We adored staying at the villa and will certainly consider coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Aeroporto Sá Carneiro - Porto
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
centre du village
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Porto de Leixões - A7 - 1 h 9 min
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Campo de Golfe de Rilhadas, Fafe - A7 - 38min
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Guimarães - A7 - 30 min
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
le centre du village
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
Manzaneda, Ourense, Spain - A24 -2h 15min
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Plage de la rivière sur la propriété
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £310.67

caution demandée, acompte/arrhes à la réservation, remise des clés par le propriétaire non présent sur placeriétaire, propriétaire non présent sur place.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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