N61 Casa de Cerveira Loivo, Vila Nova de Cerveira Full Details

Our opinion
An unusual property with stunning views over the river from both inside the living/dining room and also from the elevated terrace. Very spacious and elegant containing many pieces of beautiful furniture. Great fun is the Saturday market in Cerveira. The nearest Airport is Vigo in Spain!

 

N62 Casa do Espigueiro Near Caminha Full Details

Our opinion
Curiously enough, the modern architecture fits in very well with the very quiet atmosphere of the property. Ideal for families with grown up children who can be accommodated in the "Studio". There is a River beach accessible over a Roman bridge and bathing in the clean waters is an advantage. It is also a good area for walking and there are small café ’s and restaurants nearby. Literally across the River is a field in which each year in July is the Caminha equivalent of the Glastonbury Festival – very noisy! Proximity to Caminha and the ferry to Spain is also an advantage. Note: an Espigueiro is the small stone house used to store and dry maize
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N63 Casa dos Esquilos (Squirrel) 
Lugar de Marinhas, near Vilar de Mouros
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Our opinion
A modest house in a quiet position with functional furnishings in a minimalist style. All the windows have solid interior shutters rather than curtains. Good value for money.

 

N65 Casa da Barge Venade, near Caminha Full Details
Our opinion
A truly delightful house, full of character with plenty of space and set in very rural surroundings. The small room in the Espigueiro is a romantic hideaway. The enormous games room gives an alternative soft sitting area. Now our favourite house in the North.

 

N66 Casa Do Trevo Near Paredes de Coura

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Our opinion
Literally in the depths of the countryside, this very nice modern villa would suit those who are seeking tranquillity in a rural location. Furnishings are modern but not luxurious. The emphasis is on spacious living areas and lots of garden. Nearby there is a river beach where you can swim.

 

N67 Quinta des Sáo Roque Paredes de Coura Full Details
Our opinion
A unique combination of traditional building with modern additions, the bathrooms and fittings thereof are of the highest quality and the furnishings are most attractive. The villa is only about forty minutes from the sea. The reception rooms have somewhat minimalist but very comfortable modern furnishings. It even features a working wind-up gramophone!

 

N68 Casa da Tábua Near Praia da Âncora Full Details
Our opinion
This house was the highlight of our research trip and is one of our favourite houses of all those in the North of Portugal. Its position being just five to ten minutes drive to Praia da Âncora beach is perfect and the mixture of modern and traditional materials used in the conversion together with the quality of the furnishings throughout produce the most delightful holiday venue.

 

N611 Casa da Aldeia Orbacem Full Details
Our opinion
A very spacious elegant house with nice pieces of furniture. The pool area is most attractive and the covered terrace is the perfect place from which to admire the view. The sun loungers are all teak and there is a general air of quality about the whole premises. Restoration of the property was completed in November 2004. It is an ideal getaway break for long weekends.

 

N613 Casa de São João Near Ponte de Lima Full Details
Our opinion
A nice house with a pleasant pool and garden. A minor irritant may be the distant traffic noise from the Autoestrada but it is comfortable and good value for money. Furnishings are typically Portuguese and somewhat heavy. Proximity to Ponte de Lima is an advantage though there is a simple restaurant and mini-market within 700m. There is horse riding in the area and of course the Ponte de Lima Golf Course.

 

N614 Casa Saramago Villa Verde Full Details
Our opinion
Very well located fairly close to Braga, Ponte da Lima, Villa Verde etc., this very nice single story property offers extremely peaceful surroundings and a comfortable ambience. The bedroom layout would suite two families admirably. There is a discount for under occupancy, and extra maid service is readily available at a modest cost.

 

N615 Quinta dos Vieiras Geres Full Details
Our opinion
Very different, unusual, rambling style establishment. Internal sitting areas are quite modest, most time will likely be spent outside on one of the verandas or around the pool. More suitable for families with older children rather than toddlers. The owner lives next door in case of any difficulties.

 

N616 Moinho da Porta Near Povoa de Lanhoso Full Details
Our opinion
A wonderfully isolated, quiet (with the exception of the sound of running water)Villa, beautifully furnished in an ultra modern style. This house is enormously spacious for just 4 people. From the rear deck there is a waterfall (illuminated at night) where one might catch a glimpse of trout jumping – very attractive. 

 

N617 Quinta do Passadiço Near Braga Full Details
Our opinion
Owned and tastefully renovated by an architect, this entire ground floor of a very large manor house is beautifully furnished and the proximity of Braga with all its restaurants etc is a bonus. It has plenty of space in the garden and a lovely large pool.

 

N618 Casa do Celeiro Modivas near Vila do Conde & Oporto Full Details
Our opinion
A large and comfortable house in a large area of land yet very close to Oporto and set in a suburb of Vila do Conde. The owner lives in an adjacent property across the courtyard. We particularly liked the shaded seating area overlooking the pool and the garden. A very pleasant property indeed. Unusually, it is not necessary to hire a car when staying at this villa.

 

N621 Vila Sol Apúlia Full Details
Our opinion
This is a modern house of unusual architectural design and extremely unusual in having both and indoor and outdoor pool. Bedrooms are modest but the remainder of the house is very well furnished to a very high standard. The indoor pool facilities are a tremendous bonus. This house would be useable even in the winter with central heating and the indoor pool facilities. The excellent beach of Apúlia is only about 300m away. The golf courses of Estela and Quinta do Barca are also close by (6 and 8.5 Kms respectively).

 

N622 Casa de Figueiras Between Apulia Beach & Barcelos Full Details
Our opinion
Very tastefully restored and furnished. This lovely old house is in a very rural area where fresh produce can be purchased without needing to venture into a supermarket. The house is adjacent to the old country road and because the area is so quiet the occasional vehicle makes itself known. 

 

N625 Casa da Seara Casal de Loivos Near Pinhão Full Details
Our opinion
Not exactly characterful, this large house can accommodate a big party in large airy comfortable and air conditioned bedrooms. There are stunning views from bedrooms and the pool area down vine covered hillsides towards to river valley, in fact Casal de Loivos is one of the most well known and photographed lookout points in Douro Valley. A great property for the larger party and particularly good value for money.

 

N628 Casa dos Esteios Near Penafiel Full Details
Our opinion
An excellent house for the larger party with very good accommodation, characterful and elegant rooms. Breakfast can be served daily and other meals cooked by the resident Ukranian maid and gardener. Those interested in farming may assist the couple during their daily tasks around the farm.

 

N630 Casa O Sitio Near Castelo de Paiva

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Our opinion
This house provides a superb opportunity for enjoying the outside, superb views and lovely pool area. The house itself and the bedrooms are somewhat claustrophobic and do not compare in quality with the external facilities. Ideal for the party who wishes to simply use the accommodation for sleeping and spend their waking hours in the open air. The games room, complete with football, ping pong and snooker is an added bonus.

 

N631 Casa da Mota São Pedro do Sul

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Our opinion
A substantial, stone built, typical manor house of this area with beautiful views down across the valley to the distant hills. Set in a very quiet area yet within walking distance of a small village, this delightful house has spacious, well furnished rooms and a superb garden. The layout of the bedrooms makes the house ideal for two families.

 

N632 Vivenda São Jose São Pedro do Sul

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Our opinion
A very large house with plenty of accommodation. We particularly like the highly polished parquet flooring throughout and the extended living room with it’s wonderful views to the south. The garden itself is well manicured and the pool is delightful. Its proximity to São Pedro do Sul, (where the public Spa offers a variety of treatments), is a bonus. One would not expect such a large and attractive property from the front entrance. An excellent venue for the larger party and very good value.

 

N633 Vivenda Rita Filipa Near Sitio, Nazare

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Our opinion
An unusual house in many senses, not least the hidden cellar and the artificial beach. Suffering slightly from noise from the nearby main road, it is nevertheless a very homely and comfortably furnished villa with an excellent pool and plenty of space for outside eating and relaxing. Being in a growing residential area there has been building works relatively nearby from time to time over the last few years. This may continue.