In the midst of the lavish, green countryside and hills of the Minho region, sits this conventional stone villa not far from the quaint town of Vila Praia de Ancora.
This ancient farmhouse has been renovated throughout to create a feeling of majestic extravagance. Many original features have been retained and the classy selection of furnishings compliment the villa's rich past.
On the ground floor is a large living room with three palatial sofas and footstool for extra solace. There is also a coffee table, open feature fireplace and doors leading to the outside area. A little flight of stairs will take you up to the first floor.
To the first floor is another living room with both living and dining areas. This space includes a selection of antique furniture, with the rich couch and armchairs being ideal for sinking back in solace and absorbing the atmosphere of the room. A dining table and chairs add further grandeur. The huge kitchen is loaded with provincial appeal, with stone walls, a bread oven and feature shelves. Providing modern accommodation is a breakfast table for casual dining or additional food preparation space. A library with a desk is a great spot to withdraw for some tranquil time alone or to catch up to speed with emails. To this floor are four large, luxurious rooms. The master double bedroom includes an open fireplace, sofa and en-suite bathroom. A further two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom all have en-suite shower rooms. One double bedroom features an exquisite skylight that floods the room with natural light during the day and gives the sensation of resting under the stars around evening time. There is also a twin bedroom with an adjoining shower room.
Nearby the main villa is an enchanting cottage which has an ensuite twin bedroom and utility room with a washing machine for your convenience.
The grounds are quite simply amazing in their range and character. Stroll through the sprawling lawns of the stone-walled garden to find hidden corners and spaces from when the land was used for farming. There is almost a mystical, fantasy feel to the outside space and the views over the valley and sea are just as enchanting. At the heart of the villa area is a huge, private swimming pool encompassed by a decked terrace with sun loungers for maximum relaxation. A barbecue area is ideal for enjoying the various meals prepared with delicious local fish and seafood.
Security deposit - 1000GBP charged to client’s credit card at time of booking and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
The property owner/management will take over full responsibility for holding and returning your breakage deposit and shall have the right to deduct from the breakage deposit charges for any damage/loss to the property or any item in it or on its premises that you or any member of your party causes.
Extras available at this property (payable locally):
- Daily maid service
- Chef on request and catering
- Car hire