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Beautiful farmhouse apartment with stunning view and pool, near Braga/Guimarães.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large tiled pool with stunning views over the mountains

Beautifully restored stone farmhouse set in the countryside but only 15 minutes drive to the historic towns of Braga and Guimarães.

Arrive to wine from the farm and a welcoming snack or dinner for those who arrive too late to go food shopping.

New shared pool, inaugurated in August 2017 - views over the hills and mountains. Illuminated at night-time. There is a new bathroom with shower, wash-hand basin and WC in a terrace just below the pool. Stunning views during the day and twinkling lights at night - with a little patio in front, where a glass of chilled house wine can be enjoyed, listening to the hooting of the owls and the croaking of the frogs from a nearby water tank (not the new pool!)

The kitchen is large, modern and spacious, next to the dining area. The living room opens onto the patio, with a BBQ to the side.

The Roman spa town of Taipas is 5kms away, replete with an abundance of cafés, outdoor swimming pools, parks and spa treatments, including a luxurious naturally heated indoor pool, with Turkish bath and sauna.

The farm makes its own red and white wine and there are abundant fruit trees on the property. Guests are welcome to sample our wine, eat the peaches, oranges, lemons, plums, kiwis, figs etc - we usually have a glut of everything!

The accommodation consists of the entire ground floor of the farmhouse and is very spacious and tastefully decorated. All mod cons in the kitchen.

The living room has wifi, flat screen TV with all the English channels, a DVD player with DVDs, books to read, Virginia's basket of suggestions of what to visit in the area.

The owners' and their children live at the farm and are there to answer any queries, make suggestions and they provide a welcoming snack for guests' arrival. Those arriving in the winter are greeted with a roaring fire and coffee/cakes whereas those in the summer can enjoy a chilled bottle of the house white and a snack consisting of local produce..

The sitting room was the original stone wine house and its double doors open onto a wisteria covered pergola with table and chairs. Next to this is a barbecue area.

The gardens are extensive and walled in.

The new pool is shared with the owners and another smaller rental property. The pool is large - 12x6m and 1.80m to 1m in depth - not suitable for children under the age of 8. It is a tiled pool, and illuminated at night. Those in the apartment can use the pool from 10am -7pm.

Behind the house there are many woodland walks, leading to Sameiro and Bom Jesus, with excellent walks around the Celtic settlement of Citânia de Briteiros only 10 minutes drive away. Alternatively, walk along the Santiago de Compostela trail - part of the path is still laid in stone.

Food: There are lots of excellent restaurants in the area with a local taverna down the hill from the house and a restaurant 5 minutes from the house that only opens at the weekend.

There are lots of walks around, swimming pools and playgrounds in Taipas ( 5 mins away). The spa in Taipas has a swimming pool, jacuzzi, Turkish bath, dry sauna and offers luxury spa treatments.

For breathtaking scenery, walking and water sports, Gerês national park is 40 mins away. It has rock pools for a dip under waterfalls and if you drive over the Portugal/Spanish border there's a hot spring, with naturally heated water in the winter and summer - it really is hot!

Perhaps the best part of being here is just sitting outside in the sunshine, having a dip in the pool to cool off, hearing the church bells chime every half hour, listening to the sounds of nature around, enjoying the view over the mountains and villages and going for walks - right from the doorstep.

Portugal has excellent undiscovered wines- the reds from the Douro and the Alentejo are sold in the local supermarkets. Oporto, and its port wine lodges, is only 1 hour away - you can either drive there or take the train from Braga, if driving into Oporto doesn't appeal.

Vinho verde (red or white) is very regional. The locals drink the red out of bowls ( 'malgas'). It's supposed to open up the flavour of the wine. If it's not mother's milk it is certainly an unusual taste....

We have 2 dogs, a cat, a large tank with goldfish, friendly geese, ducks and chickens.

If you want to have a relaxing holiday in a beautiful setting yet near everything in the north - this is a good central base. The apartment is a real home, with the sounds of nature all around and unbelievably close to Braga, Guimarães and Oporto.

Holiday makers are sent a list of things to do and see in the area at the time of booking - this saves a lot of research time! Virginia is also happy to answer any queries you may have either before you come or when you are here.

Boas férias!

More Details
Registration Number : 10308/AL

Virginia Henry Martins
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

About Virginia Henry Martins

I've been living in Portugal since 1999. I've always enjoyed travelling and I like walking, aqua aerobics, cinema, good food and wine, holidays..... I speak English, Portuguese, French and Spanish (OK, my Spanish is getting rusty as I don't use it much!). My husband is Portuguese and we have three children.

Virginia Henry Martins purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Virginia Henry Martins chose Braga

It's well located, has great views, is very peaceful and has endless possibilities.

We restored it from nothing and so if we don't like what we've created it's our own fault!

The view cannot be criticised, looking out over trees and mountains, knowing Braga and Guimarães are so close.

I love hearing the sounds of nature all around - birds, frogs, owls, roosters and crickets in the summer.

I also like to be far from the madding crowd, but not so far I feel cut off! Here, I have a good relationship with my neighbours, being the only Brit in the area. I love their traditions - especially their cooking, I have to admit. I also like the fact all my neighbours make their own wine, many their own chorizo and bread.

Down the road in Longos there is an excellent restaurant which is so reasonable in price it's cheaper than cooking at home - so I don't have to feel eating out is a big treat.

Perhaps it's just me but I LOVE the nearby town of Caldas das Taipas - it's pretty, has everything there and more - about 20 cafés, 10 restaurants, a Monday market, banks, pharmacies, including swimming pools, a spa, an amazing tea shop that has lemon meringue pie and cheesecake and about 100 varieties of tea (not that I miss home!)

Personally I like to feel I live in/with nature but if I fancy popping off to the cinema or even the theatre I'm only a 10 minute drive away from Braga.

When we first saw this house my husband and I knew immediately it was the place for us - in the right location, stunning scenery around and a few but not too many neighbours! The forest is behind the house which is lovely for walks, no matter what season. We never intend to move as nowhere else would tick all the boxes like this place.

We have just put in a tiled swimming pool (we substituted vines for a pool and little house!), and built an annexe - it's been a lengthy project but now it's over. It complements the main house beautifully. One is never bored living here!

What makes this apartment unique

It's set in beautiful countryside, near two historic towns. You have shared use of a beautiful large swimming pool, with stunning views over the mountains.

You arrive to a glass of wine and traditional Portuguese tapas. I have a list of places for you to visit and, if you'd like, I can put together a little itinerary for you. I have a file with a list of restaurants and their price range, so you'll know where to go and won't be shocked at the price. There is a restaurant near the house, about 5 mins drive away/15 mins by foot - very traditional Portuguese cuisine and very reasonable in price.

Lots going on here - walks, gardens, churches, swimming pools, a spa with a beautiful indoor pool and offering different treatments (massage, steam room, dry sauna, facials, Vichy shower etc).

This is a great place to enjoy Portugal from and is also good to just sit back and do nothing.

It's ideal for nature lovers - with walks behind the house.

It's very safe for children - being walled in.

There's a local taxi driver who is happy to drive guests to/from restaurants so the driver can have a break from driving and enjoy a glass or two of wine when out.

As we live at the property (our entrance is at the side), if there is a problem with the TV or the Wifi we are here to sort out the problem immediately.

If you like adventure - Virginia is happy to take you for a trip in her 4WD Duster up the mountain through the forest to Sameiro. In the space of 10 minutes you can see 4 churches - Santa Cruz, Santa Marta, Sameiro and Bom Jesus. You don't have to be interested in churches to be able to enjoy the views and the twinkling lights of Braga below.

We've just put in a new kitchen island with induction hob and cooking has been revolutionised!

We've also bought new orthopaedic mattresses for both double rooms and a new shower cubicle for one of the bathrooms - so everything is squeaky clean and pretty.

As it's our house we have a vested interest in keeping up standards!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our second visit.

Quinta da Tapada continues to be a magical place for us. We will be back for the friendships, the walks, the food and wine! Highlights we missed on our last visit: Barcelos market, Valença, Tibães Monastery, Viana do Castelo and the long hike over the hills to Sameiro.

See you next time, here or in Canada!
May 2014
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Porto ( 1 hour)
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Longos ( 5 mins )
Nearest Ferry
500 Kilometres
Santander- 7 hours drive
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Esposende/Ponte de Lima ( 40 mins )
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Braga ( 10 mins)
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Braga ( 10 mins)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Longos ( 5 mins )
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Esposende ( 40 mins )
Car: necessary

Breathtaking views over the hills and mountains. Surrounded by woodland walks. Wake up to the sound of nature and breathe in the scent of eucalyptus.

Begin the day with freshly squeezed orange juice and fresh eggs from the farm.

Go for a walk through the forest, ending up at Sameiro or Bom Jesus.

Pop down to Café Europa in the village of Longos for hot bread rollls and croissants. Bar da Igreja is the perfect stop for lunch - try the local cuisine.

Caldas das Taipas is 5 minutes away with a colourful Monday market and lots of cafes, restaurants, a thermal spa and 2 good supermarkets.

There are also 2 outdoor public swimming pools and a nice park in Taipas, with a playground for children.

The house is set in the country but only 20 minutes from the beautiful historic towns of Braga and Guimarães.

The nearest beach, Esposende, is only 35 minutes away and Geres national park is also close at hand.

For those interested in our past, the Celtic settlement of Citânia de Briteiros is only 10 minutes away.

Golf: There are excellent ( and beautiful) golf courses at Ponte de Lima - 40 minutes drive away and at Esposende, 30 minutes drive away.

The area is full of beautiful chuches and monasteries, such as the São Martinho de Tibães Monastery. Almost every hilltop has a church overlooking the plains below.

Braga and Guimarães are brimming with culture and hold many festivals throughout the year.

The region has many restaurants, cafés and teashops, all reasonably priced.

The home owner has been living in the area for 17 years and is happy to help you put together a little itinerary for your stay at the house.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Guimarães in Braga District

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , We have built a new bathroom in the terrace below the pool.
  • Both bathroom are large and well decorated. There is no bath, only showers. For parents with small children or babies they may arrange with the owners to use the bath upstairs. The owners provide soap, bath gel, toothpaste and shampoo for each of the bathrooms, so no need to bring your own ! Bath and hand towels are provided. Also towels for the beach provided. There are heated towel racks - giving off a lovely warmth in the winter.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Pine bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Green bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Yellow bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sofa bed suitable for 1 adult
  • All three bedrooms are very large and airy and are painted regularly to give them a fresh feel. The Pine room, with a double bed, has a bathroom opposite. It looks onto the garden and has beautiful views over the mountains and valleys. The Green room, with a double bed, has French windows opening onto the front of the house. The view is superb, looking over the garden and a kiwi walkway leading down to the fish tank and to the chickens. There is a pergola running along the whole front of the house and vines, roses and passion flowers are trained to cover the pergola. The Yellow room is very spacious and has two large single beds. It looks onto the side of the house, with its stone walls and flowers cascading down. There is a pretty African tiled bathroom between the Green room and the Yellow room. All rooms are large, bright and airy and very individual. There is a sofabed in the sitting room - it is big enough for one adult.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 5 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Guests are on the ground floor so wheelchair access is good however the outside area is paved, which can be quite bumpy for a wheelchair. Also, there is no downstairs bath. Families with babies can use an upstairs bath, after arranging a suitable time with the owners. The kitchen is well equipped, including a washing machine ( powder incl), an ironing board and an iron. Guests have their own clothesline. There is also a dishwasher ( tablets provided ). For coffee connoisseurs there is a Krups Nespresso machine. The sitting room, which has wooden doors which open onto the patio area, has a wood burner and the whole apartment has central heating. There is wi-fi for those who want to use their own laptops. The hosts have a spare Sat Nav so those wishing to borrow it may do so. We provides a welcoming snack for guests arrival. Next to the patio is a BBQ area. The kitchen has been modernised, in July 2016, with a new island and cooker. Also, both double beds have new orthopaedic mattresses


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Beautiful farmhouse apartment with stunning view and pool, near Braga/Guimarães.
average rating of 4.866667 based on 40 reviews

Above & Beyond

  • 5 of 5

It was the detail in the description and the thought that had gone into providing the extra touches that first attracted me to this property.

When we arrived we continued to be very impressed. There was a welcome pack in the kitchen & Virginia & her family made us feel at home immediately.

The property was very spacious, clean & equipped to the highest standard with good quality items.

Virginia had prepared a comprehensive list of local ameneties & directions to the nearby attractions. The property is ideally placed for visiting several attractive cities(Porto, Braga, Guimaraes) along with beautiful countryside destinations such as the national park at Penedas Geres & the Douro Valley vinyards.

The approach to the property is initially a bit challenging because the road is very steep, but after the first couple of times of driving it you will become more relaxed.

I would not hesitate to recommend this property. It lived up to & exceeded our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this review - we try our best to make sure our guests feel comfortable and at home. Our aim is not to be too commercial but to make sure everyone has a super holiday. So far so good ! The north of Portugal is all windy roads and pretty mountainous, which adds to its charm but also makes sure the driver doesn't fall asleep ! When we first bought the house in the year 2000 I wondered if my old Honda Civic would make it up the hill - once I'd done it once or twice I actually got to enjoy the drive - it's like a long private avenue and you rarely meet any cars. Most people, when they get here, say it's like paradise on earth and ask me how I can bear to leave the place - it is indeed a very inspiring place to live and I don't intend to ever sell up and move on ! With three young children it's the ideal place for them to grow up. Lovely countryside, surrounded by vines and fruit trees but only 10 minutes from Braga and 20 minutes from Guimarães. We think we've got the ideal location...
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A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful rental that we highly recommend! We (two parents and three teenagers) spent two weeks in this beautiful farmhouse and had a great time working at the nearby university and exploring the region. The apartment is spacious, very clean, comfortable, and well furnished with everything guests need. The layout works well, allowing for meals and social time in the large kitchen/dining room/living room area and quiet and privacy in the back bedrooms.

The outdoor spaces are a special part of staying at the farmhouse, and we spent as much time as we could outside enjoying the lovely views, meals, coffee, wine, reading, cards, and ping pong. We also hiked and jogged on the trails near the farmhouse, and the teens hiked down the mountain to the local bakery. We looked forward to returning to the property – with its vineyards, fruit trees, and friendly animals – each day.

Virginia has a book for visitors with many suggestions for restaurants, sites, and trips, and she is a great source of ideas for exploring the area. The drive up to the farmhouse takes a time or two to get used to but is well worth it. In addition to experiencing the nearby villages and cities, we made several day trips, including ones to the Douro Valley, Geres (site of a beautiful waterfall), northern Spain, Porto, and coastal towns.

While we had a wonderful time visiting the area and taking in some special local events, we also thoroughly enjoyed our time at the farmhouse relaxing. A highlight of our trip was meeting and getting to know Virginia and her family. They are friendly and gracious hosts. We had a delightful stay and are pleased to give this property the highest rating!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this lovely review. I still have great memories of our trip to the University of Minho to watch the World Skipping Competition - and you are the only family I've met who have managed to go to a church service in the hidden away Santa Cruz Sanctuary - mostly reserved for the monks, nuns and the angels..... The drive up to the house is initially a bit of a challenge - but as it's "off the beaten track" and the road is actually good it's not a problem at all - I feel as if I'm driving along my own personal avenue. But, admittedly, with 3 children I'm up and down that road about 10 times a day, so I know every bend and curve...so far, with a wing and a prayer, I've survived very happily. And it was lovely to get to know your family too - it's great we've kept in touch. One day you might find us skipping our way to Texas!
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Wunderschön gelegenes Weingut in den Bergen

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben Anfang Oktober zum dritten Mal eine tolle Zeit auf dem Weingut der Familie Martins verbracht. Uns begeistert immer wieder das Ambiente und vor allem die Gastfreundschaft der portugiesisch-nordirischen Gastgeberfamilie!

Die Wohnung ist sehr gemütlich eingerichtet, super ausgestattet und breitet sich über das gesamte Erdgeschoß des wundervollen Steinhauses aus.

Die Begrüßung durch die Gastgeberin Virginia ist sehr warmherzig. Sie hat viele Ideen für Ausflüge vor Ort und immer ein offenes Ohr.

Unsere Kinder fühlen sich auch immer sehr wohl gefühlt und spielen viel mit den Kindern der Gastgeber-Familie (Dart, Tischtennis, Basketball, Reiten etc.).

Die Gegend um Longos (10 Autominuten von Braga entfernt) eignet sich perfekt für z.B. Wandertouren, Städtetrips nach Braga, Guimaraes oder Porto und Ausflüge in den Naturpark Geres, an den Atlantik oder nach Spanien. Viel Kultur und viel Entspannung. Hier ist wirklich für jeden was dabei! :-)

Danke nochmal an Virginia und ihre Familie für den "perfect stay". See you soon again! :-))

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks and I hope we do indeed see you soon. You were a joy to have at our home. 😄 Warmest regards, Virginia
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Unforgettable holidays

  • 5 of 5

We are a German- Russian family of five living in the Silver- Coast region of Portugal. It was not the first time we escaped to the north of the country looking for peace and quiet during the high season, but this apartment has revealed to be absolutely the best choice.

Its location was superb- we were 10 minutes away from Taipas ( a lovely small town with amazing infrastructure including very nice swimming pools that our children really loved to bathe in). It took us just about 20 minutes to reach Guimaraes and Braga, an hour to fabulous Geres and almost the same time to the picturesque Caminha beaches close to the Spanish boarder. The was one reason why we didn't travel as much as we expected: we felt so well at our new home that it was hard to leave it sometimes. Our children kept playing for hours in the green and shadowy garden and we enjoyed the calmness not having to be worried that they might hurt themselves. I should say that the garden area as well as the apartment itself is very safe and children-friendly which is really my priority being a mother of two small children and a baby. The apartment is very spacious with a modern equipped the kitchen that provides everything you might need if you like cooking. We also enjoyed the comfort of our beds due to the orthopedic mattresses and high quality bedding.

However, what really made our stay unforgettable was the hospitality of its hosts. Virginia and Jose were so attentive that we felt welcome and relaxed every moment of the 10 days we stayed at their apartment.

We highly recommend this place and will definitely come back ourselves!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks indeed for this lovely review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed staying here and also exploring this part of Northern Portugal. There really is so much to see and do here and even though we've lived here for 17 years we're constantly discovering new walks and cycle tracks, amazing restaurants and cafés, different beaches and swimming pools. I do my best to pass on information that I have accumulated over the years to guests It was wonderful having you here and I do indeed hope you come back.
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Lovely experience

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, lovely location and lovely host family, splendid views , warm welcome, including an assorted basket of foodie presents. Loads of useful information about places to visit, restaurants to eat etc. Fresh eggs, oranges and kiwis from the orchard every morning. What else can you ask for?. Missing the place already. I will definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're really delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope you'll come back one day. Can't guarantee eggs every day as we're at the mercy of our 2 chickens - must buy a few more!
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superb location in north Portugal

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic place to stay. It is well worth the climb up the hill for breathtaking views over the hills and valleys beyond. The garden is gorgeous with orange, lemon and lime trees to name but a few. There are even kiwi fruit growing naturally. The apartment is well equipped and comfortable. Your host Virginia could not be more welcoming and helpful. Lots of interesting places to visit locally so you may want a car as well. I hope to return to do it all again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very glad you enjoyed your stay here, and hopefully you will indeed come back. We love the location as it's near Braga and Guimarães, but you really are in the middle of the country. The drive up to the house is at first quite a challenge- but once you've done it once it's really quite enjoyable, driving up country roads that are only used by those who live here. There is lots to see and do in the surrounding area - beautiful historic towns, celtic settlements, beaches, as well as a national park. Braga is known as the Rome of Portugal, so if you like churches, basilicas, monasteries, gardens and walks, you're spoilt for choice! If you simply like to eat out and enjoy good food and wine at a reasonable price, there are a range of good restaurants nearby.... I love living near the town of Caldas das Taipas (5 mins away) as it has swimming pools, a hotel with spa treatments, tennis courts, a lovely old park with swings and slides for the children, a riding school and loads of cafes. What most of my guests enjoy best of all is "coming home, sitting outside with a glass of vinho verde and taking in the view!" Best wishes, Virginia
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Guimarães, North Portugal

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn/Winter/Spring 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn/Winter 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Discount: This is a multiple rental. There is a discount per week of 100 Euros for guests renting both the Pool House and the Tapada apartment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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