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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.

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Cabeceiras de Basto - Cerco dos Cerrados Vineyards

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.

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Helena Soares
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

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 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

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: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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: Nov 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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enfin des vacances!

  • 4 of 5

séjour sublime, maison parfaite pour les vacances. au bout du chemin le repos et le calme dans un cadre paradisiaque.

deux petites choses qui nous ont un peu gêné:

- la piscine un peu fraiche pour les jeunes enfants car les nuits sont un peu fraiches aussi (le thermomètre ne fonctionnait pas mais elle devait être en dessous de 24°Cnous adulte avions également froid et nous avons coupé la filtration la nuit pour garder un maximum de chaleur).

- pas de robinets thermostatiques (autonomie des enfants à la douche),

merci pour tout

Agathe et Jérémy

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Très belle location

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passée de superbes moments en famille avec nos enfants

Très bien accueillis avec visite de la propriété

L'endroit est calme, reposant avec des points de vue magnifique.

Il ne manque rien, très belle demeure, literie impéccable.

Nous avons pu faire de belles visites Chaves, Guimaraes, parc pena aventura (fantasticable pour les sensation forte)

De belles rencontres merci Mesdames


  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Perfekter Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten einen unvergesslich schönen Urlaub in der Vila Franca. Der private Pool ist riesig und lädt täglich zum Schwimmen ein. Wir hatten nur schönes Wetter mit angenehmen 20 bis 25 Grad. Helena und ihre Familie waren super freundlich und hilfsbereit. Die Vila ist aufgrund der abgeschiedenen Lage ein Ort der Ruhe mitten in der Natur, umgeben von Weinstöcken. Danke sagen Gaby und Lars

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Location exceptionnelle. Un accueil comme nous n'en avons jamais eu. La maison est encore plus belle que sur les photos. Rien ne manque (juste peut-être une cafetière électrique). La propriété est très grande. Nous avons fait des grandes balades avec nos 2 chiens qui ont, eux aussi apprécié. Tout le confort est là. Merci encore. Nous reviendrons sûrement. Béatrice/Jérôme

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from 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
40 Kilometres
Campo de Golfe de Rilhadas, Fafe - A7 - 38min
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Guimarães - A7 - 40 min
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
le centre du village
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
Manzaneda, Ourense, Spain - A24 -2h 15min
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Plage de la rivière sur la propriété
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cabeceiras de Basto, Braga

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7 night minimum stay
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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £311

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cabeceiras de Basto in North Portugal

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bidet , Outdoor Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Veranda
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • 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
  • swimming

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