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Quinta de São Sebastião Facha Ponte de Lima | 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms | Web Ref: 3393 | Sleeps 10
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Quinta de São Sebastião 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms | Air Conditioning | WiFi | Sleeps 10
Amidst flower-filled meadows and wooded countryside in the local hamlet of Facha, this beautifully restored stone ‘quinta’ and its spacious grounds offer a winning combination of historic character and contemporary design to provide the most stylish and idyllic of retreats.
With a history that dates back over more than 100 years, this is a home that oozes charm and a distinct sense of heritage. Within the ancient walls that surround its fashionably uncluttered interior tales of its past have been lovingly preserved. On the upper floor original stone seats sit either side of traditionally painted windows; in the atmospheric kitchen stone ovens have been retained alongside the gleaming units of their up-to-date equivalent; a now unused set of stone steps still bears the imprints of the metal soled clogs worn by the many children who inhabited the property when it was a schoolhouse.
Encircling this delightful residence are the equally enticing gardens, which enjoy scenic views towards the gently undulating slopes of the Serra de No. Olive, fig and orange are just some of the varied fruit trees that are dotted across the extensive lawns surrounding the swimming pool whilst pretty terraces are bordered with the colourful foliage of flowering plants.
Just 600m away is the local café/shop which provides basic provisions. All amenities can be found in the riverside squares and cobbled streets of Ponte de Lima (7km) from where a drive of about 30 minutes reveals the area’s stunning coastline of sandy dune backed beaches.