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Quinta de Sao Simao     Couto  Santo Tirso   |   3 Bedrooms   |   2 Bathrooms   |   Web Ref: 329  |   Sleeps 6
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Quinta de Sao Simao   3 Bedrooms   |   2 Bathrooms   |   Games Room | WiFi   |   Sleeps 6

  • Ground floor: Living room (TV, CD, DVD) with stone fireplace and French windows to vine covered terrace. Kitchen (dishwasher, oven, microwave) with doors to vine covered terrace. Twin bedroom.  Double bedroom.   Double bedroom with en suite bathroom. Bathroom. Central heating throughout the house.  WiFi.
  • Lower ground floor: Games room (wood burning stove, billiard table) with door to open patio.
  • Outside: Extensive tiered grounds of lawns, flowerbeds, open and covered terraces. Poolside shower room. Games room (table tennis). Two ponds. Woodland with natural lake (not suitable for bathing). In-built barbecue. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (9m x 4m) with Roman steps.


This substantial and beautifully maintained home sits on its own off a country lane and offers extensive facilities within its 5000 hectares of grounds. Vine covered terraces, tiered gardens of smart lawns and mature flowerbeds, a poolside games room and private woodland of grassy pathways, verdant trees and a lake are all available for the exclusive use of guests.

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The elevated position of the property means that the gardens and pool look out across a wide vista of the valley below.  You will no doubt spend many happy hours here, whether relaxing on the wide poolside terrace, reading a book under the shade of a tree or fighting out battles of table tennis and football in the games room. To the rear of the house, a pretty vine covered terrace is another attractive spot from which a gate leads the way to the wood.

To discover shops and restaurants, you do not need to venture far since the small village of Couto is just 2km away and has two local shops and cafés, whilst Santo Tirso with all amenities and restaurants is just 5km from the house.

Being constructed around the natural rock of the hillside, the house itself is charming and oozes character thanks to the delightful natural features that have been retained. The stairs wrap their way around an enormous boulder of open stone, which is an impressive and unique feature although young children would need supervision.  In the cheerful kitchen of brightly painted units a traditional bread oven has been hewn into the thick wall. This rusticity blends perfectly with smart floors of polished wood and tastefully upholstered furnishings to create an ambiance that is both comfortable and unique.

The housekeeper will do laundry when required.


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