Complete with sauna, small gym, large and well equipped kitchen and dining area, and tasteful furnishings of the highest standard, this superbly restored 17th Century property provides ideal accommodation for large groups and sharing families. With so many facilities and such comfortable accommodation in the house itself, guests may not feel the urge to wander far. Nevertheless, for those who do wish to explore, the pretty riverside town of Ponte de Lima with its delightful network of cobbled streets and elegant buildings is a mere 8km away.
In a privileged situation on the tiered slopes of the wooded and vine covered valley of Labruja, the pool, terraces and lawns command impressive views across lush green hillside. Inside the house, the spacious dining room with ample seating and large windows looks out onto these terraces, with the door from both here and the adjacent kitchen providing convenient access to them. The wide windows that create such a light and attractive dining area extend along this wing of the house to the small gym and sauna, from where there is also a door to the pool and its surrounding terraces.
The restoration has combined two houses to create a spacious abode that displays a pleasing blend of old and new. Whilst the poolside wing with its tall windows and cheery atmosphere is more modern in style, a wander through an arched corridor reveals the beautifully furnished bedrooms where open stone walls with pretty window seats and typical furniture of solid wood creates a more traditional feel. Throughout, your comfort is assured, with many of the gleaming bathrooms being equipped with Jacuzzi baths and carefully coordinated soft furnishings filling the bedrooms and sitting room.
A small shop with basic items lies a mere 1km from the house, although the country road that winds its way past the side of the house provides convenient access to Ponte de Lima. The latter can be reached by way of a 10 minute drive and offers a wide range of local restaurants and all other amenities.
Ground floor: Sitting room (fireplace,TV, DVD, CD). Two twin bedrooms. Double bedroom. Double bedroom with additional single bed. All of these bedrooms have an en suite shower room. Dining room (TV) with bar and doors to open terrace. Kitchen (microwave, dishwasher).Two cloakrooms. Small gym with doors to poolside terrace. Sauna for approximately six people (payable locally). Central heating throughout the house (payable locally).
Lower ground floor: Bedroom with two double beds. Double bedroom (four poster bed) with doors to lawn. Both bedrooms have an en suite bathroom.
First floor: Double bedroom (small double, A/C). Double bedroom with additional single bed (A/C). Bathroom.
Outside: Lawns and open terraces on different levels. Table tennis. Barbecue. Laundry room (washing machine). Private parking.
Private swimming pool (10m x 6m).