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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 WC's1
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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cabeceiras de Basto in 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
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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
  • naturist beach
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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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 4.8095236 based on 21 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: 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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Superbe séjour, villa magnifique et paysage de rêve

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passés 15 jours dans cette magnifique villa. Tout y est. Confort, paysage, ....Propriétaire très accueillant et disponible. Nous avions accès à une piscine privée dans un jardin surplombant les vignes. Je recommande sans hésitation et garde l'adresse pour une prochaine fois.

Encore MERCI pour l'accueil. Sonia

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and peaceful holiday in the wineyards

  • 4 of 5

After a long journey in the air and on the road we arrived at the Soares mansion, warmly welcomed by Helena and her lovely mother. The beautiful charming and cosy old stonehouse is situated next to the wineyards with plenty of space for large families. The kitchen, well equipped for making dinners at home, three toilets/bathrooms, everything nice and clean in the big house. Only negative point was the beds which was quite hard, but can be fixed by using the quilt as extra mattress. We made daily walks in the surroundings and excursions with car to different villages and cities in the area. You need a car for a holiday in this area and take care on the bumpy, sometimes quite bad smaller roads. The private swimmingpool was of course used frequently, well looked after by the local handymen José and Pablo, who also took care of all practical things.

We did the main shopping in Fafe at the supermarket and the daily bread in Arco de Baúlhe. The local, nearest restaurant "Ca Te Espero" in the small village Ribeiro do Arco served local dishes in huge portions.

We can highly recommend the Soares vacation if you look for a peaceful, relaxing holiday in the beautiful and rustic countryside of Portugal.

/The Kronvall family from Sweden

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Adoramos! Piscina privada e limpeza.

  • 5 of 5

Apesar de ser inverno e termos ido passar a passagem de ano, o exterior estava muito cuidado e limpo. Apanhamos Bom tempo e fomos fazer caminhadas pelas rotas tracadas da quinta. O rio e os caminhos são fabulosos para quem gosta da natureza. A lareira da casa é muito confortável e aquece a casa toda. Muito confortável a casa em todos os aspectos. Adoramos e voltaremos em breve.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, 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: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, 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

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £306.95

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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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