This lovely and charming 15,000m2 river property, surrounded and nestled amid oak, chestnut, pine, and almond trees covered by ivy spilling over onto the hills going down to the river, is the perfect place for a calm, secluded and private holiday. With its own private river beach, it also has an attractive chemical free swimming pool far enough away from the house for those who don’t want any noise, with a billiard room, a large fridge, a bathroom and a separate shower. A large stone table covered by kiwi's will give you the possibility for ‘al fresco’ cocktails or lunches by the pool. There are lots of shady outdoor areas, to give you the coolness sometimes needed from the hot summer sun.
The owner of this property bought it as a ruin, and has lovingly constructed it to a charming fully air conditioned 3 bedroom cottage. The style is rustic and the interiors are furnished in a simple but elegant style, interspersing modern paintings with artefacts that have been collected from all over the world.
Beiral da Eira is a charming and secluded cottage nestled among beautiful trees with a fabulous view of the Tâmega river. The house offers spacious accommodation and is ideal for a large family or 2 families to share 3 en suite bedrooms. The centre of Marco de Canaveses is a mere 5 min. drive where there are plenty of inexpensive and good restaurants, supermarkets, shops etc. A 15 min. drive will get you to Amarante, a charming little town with Golf and the famous Casa da Calçada 1 star michelin restaurant. You are also a mere 30 min. drive from the town of Oporto where you can explore the charming city, visit the Port Lodges and enjoy al fresco lunch in one of the many excellent restaurants both in the centre of town or on the beach front.
However, the house in itself is charming enough not to want to leave and enjoy the peace and privacy of this charming property both in Autumn/Winter or Spring/Summer. The main entrance of the house leads down some steep stairs onto a large open space sitting/dining room with a separate kitchen which by opening the interior windows will make it part of the living space, including a flat screen TV, DVD player, and a games table. In between a large fireplace, the floor to ceiling windows lead out onto a wide covered wooden veranda with a beautiful view of the river, where you can enjoy ‘al fresco’ meals or evening cocktails. The master suite with a double bed is on one side of the house with its own bathroom, and the other 2 bedrooms are on the other side of the house, each one with it's own bathroom – children’s cots can be provided, although neither the house nor the swimming-pool are suited for small children unless fully accompanied. An outside covered bar-b-q with 2 traditional bread baking ovens and a large rustic stone table, gives it the final touch.