A wonderful expanse of spacious grassy grounds sweep down from this charming country cottage in a series of pretty terraces, dotted with vines and fruit trees and bordered by typical stone walls and winding pathways. Encircled by lush woodland and stretching out towards a little stream that trickles along their lower boundary, they provide a private and secluded retreat in the most natural of settings.
Situated off a country lane amidst the picturesque rural environs that spread out beyond the historic town of Ponte de Lima, this delightful home offers attractive rustic accommodation and the pleasing ambience of an idyllic hideaway within its mature and picturesque gardens. At the same time, it is only a ten minute drive from Ponte de Lima itself, the town’s elegant squares, cobbled streets and attractive riverside being home to an appealing selection of shops and restaurants. On its outskirts and only 10km from the house is a rolling wooded 18 hole golf course.
Displaying the attractive honey coloured stone so typical of traditional homes in the Minho and a wealth of original features, the interior is charming and full of character. A colour washed finish gives a warm and inviting appearance to its thick walls and provides the perfect backdrop for chunky wood furnishings and pretty fabrics whilst low doorways and crooked ceiling beams are just some of the delightful reminders of the property’s history. In the kitchen, modern appliances are housed within the original hearth which has been retained to create the atmosphere of a bygone era.
Step outside onto the wisteria covered terrace that flanks the property’s main façade and the expansive gardens can be viewed, spreading out below like a picture. Meandering through a series of lawned terraces, a path leads the way down to the pool and its terrace, which sits on a lower level and is conveniently adjoined by a cloakroom.
Entrance hall. Double bedroom with en suite shower room. Kitchen/breakfast room (microwave, dishwasher). Living room (TV, DVD, CD) with door to garden. Two twin bedrooms. Shower room. Double bedroom with en suite shower room and door to terrace. Central heating throughout the house (payable locally - €150 per week).
Outside: Spacious terraced grounds of lawns, flowerbeds, vines and fruit trees. Poolside shower and cloakroom. Open and covered terraces. Barbecue. Washing machine. Private parking.
Private irregular shaped swimming pool (8m x 5m at widest point) with corner steps.