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Casa AlmuinhaHoliday Rural House to rent in Ponte de Lima Costa Verde - Portugal Ref: 3710045

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If you are looking for a vacation with the sensation that you are away from everything, but at the same time get in your car and arrive to civilization in 10', Casa Almuinha is your choice!

Features

Property Type: Rural House
Catering: Self-catering
Accommodation:
  • Max guests 5
  • 2 Bedroom(s)
  • 1 Bathroom(s)
  • 2 Separate WC(s)
  • 1 Shower Room(s)
 

Property available for...

  • Holiday lets (1 to 4 weeks)

Type of holiday

  • Beach
  • Family
  • Golfing
  • Bird watching
  • City break
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Hiking
 

 

Summary

Casa Almuinha, located in a aprox.1800M2 (square meters) property, was constructed in the beggining of this century, on the ruins of an ancient watermill in the margin of a Lima River tributary, right in the heart of the splendorous Village of Ponte de Lima. Here you will find the ideal conditions to charge your batteries in family, taking advantage of our «eden garden of trees», 10' distant by car from the center of the Village of Ponte de Lima, 5' from one of the most beautiful Golf Courses of the north of Portugal and 30' away from Viana do Castelo.

You will love the the surounding nature of the house, the pure air getting in your lungs, the sound of the numerous species of birds, that live in this lush green area.

Once a watermill, the house has a brook just beside it, where you and your family can enjoy a natural pool, originated by a dam that was constructed for this purpose.

Dont waist more time and come and enjoy an unforgettable vacation!

We are waiting for you!

 

Accomodation

  • Max guests 5
  • 2 Bedroom(s)
  • 1 Bathroom(s)
  • 1 Shower room(s)
  • 2 Separate WC(s)
  • 1 Double bed(s)
  • 3 Single bed(s)

Linen and Towels

  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Beach towels not provided
  • Cleaning included

Amenities

  • Hairdryer

Kitchen

  • Stove Top / Hob
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Toaster

Entertainment

  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Board games

Garden and Exterior

  • Balcony/Terrace
  • BBQ
  • Private parking
  • Private garden
  • Private fishing lake/river
  • Table and Chairs
  • Sun loungers
  • Umbrella/Parasol
  • Valley view
 

Suitable for...

Suitable for children Yes
Suitable for elderly No
Suitable for wheelchairs Not suitable
Pets welcome No
Smoking No
 

Prices

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Please contact the owner for the latest prices.

 

Rental Conditions

Conditions:

Availability - From 15 de Julho (Last update - 29/05/16);

Minimum booking- 1 week;

Payment – 40% on booking, 60% at arrival with the delivery of the house keys;

Season – May to October;

Smokers on the exterior (front porch for example);

 

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Location

Country Portugal
Region Costa Verde
Town Ponte de Lima

 

Distances

Center Of The Village Ponte De Lima 5 kilometres
City Of Viana Do Castelo 20 kilometres
River Beach 10 minutes by car
Ponte De Lima Golf Course 5 minutes by car
Beach 30 minutes by car
Airport 90 minutes by car
City Of Porto 90 minutes by car

 

Car advised: Yes
 

 

Activities

  • Beach
  • Bird watching
  • Cultural area
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf course
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Mountaineering
  • Walking
  • Watersports

 

Local Area

In the heart of Lima Valley, the unique and genuine beauty of the oldest town in Portugal hides deep roots and ancestral legends. It was Teresa, Countess of Portugal, who, in the distant date of March 4th of 1125, signed the town’s charter, calling it “Terra de Ponte”. Years later, already in the fourteen century, Pedro I, taking into account the strategic position of Ponte de Lima, ordered it to be walled, which resulted in a fine medieval walled burg with nine towers. Two of these are still standing and there are traces of several others and of the whole defensive structure built at the time, which access to the town through six doors. The bridge, from which this noble town derives part of its name, has always been of major importance for the whole Alto Minho region, since it was the only safe passage across the River Lima at any point, until the late Middle Ages. The original bridge was built by the Romans and a significant section of it can still be found on the right bank of the Lima. The medieval bridge is a notable example of architecture, almost incomparable in its grandeur, beauty and balance. An essential reference in guides and maps, some of which ancient, which describe it being crossed by thousands of pilgrims travelling to Santiago de Compostela, as they still do today. The town began to grow in the eighteenth century and as a consequence its walls began to be pulled down. Throughout the municipality of Ponte de Lima, opulent manorial houses were built by the nobility of the time. Over the years, Ponte de Lima has thus added to its 4natural beauty magnificent Gothic, Mannerist, baroque, neoclassical and nineteenth century facades, significantly increasing the historical, cultural and architectural value of this unique corner of Portugal.

The connection between this town and the river that gave it part of its name is very strong and, even today, we have to recognise this surplus value which is also an outstanding point for tourism and environment sectors. Called Lethe - the River of Forgetfulness by the Romans (who believed that those who crossed would forever lose their memory), it was the most important way of communication until the royal roads were built, for centuries it watered our lands, supplied water for our homes and allows locals and visitors to bathe in it in the Summer, since it has fortunately not yet been touched by pollution - a rare occurrence these days. Nautical sports are more and more practised and this causes gro - wing demand for the facilities provided for athletes and apprenti - ces of different aquatic sports

In Ponte de Lima, the most traditional dish in the tasty local cuisine is Arroz de Sarrabulho, a rice dish served with marinated pork – a dish rich in flavour and tradition. Bay leaves, cloves, nutmeg, salt and pepper season the meat which is then cooked, shredded and added to the rice. The unique flavour of cumin is added at the end. Pork is one of the mainstays of the Ponte de Lima kitchen - from “roast leg of pork in the style of Clara Penha” to “belouras” (blood sausage pudding with corn meal) and other smoked sausages, pork is the king. Until very recently, the traditional pig killing was always an excuse to bring family and friends around the table. Lamprey from the river Lima is also highly appreciated in Ponte de Lima. Available from the new year until the end of spring, this delicacy can be cooked in various different way, notably with rice and in the “Bordeaux” style. A word of mention for Salt Cod with Onions, a popular traditional dish, prepared in the taverns and restaurants of Ponte de Lima where it is a famous and much sought-after treat. For those with a sweet tooth, there is the delicious “leite creme” (creme brulee), its coating of sugar caramelised using a special heated iron. In the words of Manuel Couto Viana, “sarrabulho without the finishing touch of leite creme is like a table without bread, found only in hell”. Other desserts include Rice Pudding (Arroz Doce) and Limianas. There are numerous restaurants in the town serving these specialities, so you should not miss an opportunity to try them in their place of origin.

 

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