Casa Cristelo

Moledo area

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  • Ground Floor: Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen (counter-top oven, slim line dishwasher, TV, WiFi, wood burning stove) with patio doors to covered poolside terrace.  Double bedroom with patio doors to garden.  Twin bedroom.  Shower room.
  • Outside: Enclosed grounds of lawns, open and covered terraces.  Barbecue.  Washing machine.  Private parking. 
  • Private swimming pool (6m x 2.5m, uniform depth of 1.1m)

Lush foliage and tree-covered slopes form a picturesque, natural backdrop for this strikingly up-to-the-minute home, which offers contemporary living and scenic surroundings in the charming village of Cristelo.

Enviably situated just beyond the chic coastal neighbourhood of Moledo, Cristelo’s delightful cluster of attractive homes and typically cobbled lanes is only 2.4km from the sweeping sands and seafront restaurants of Moledo.  To the west, the distinctive hilltop of Santa Tecla can be seen in the distance, signalling the proximity of this stunning coastline to that of neighbouring Spain, whilst to the east a lush carpet of multi-coloured greenery covers the gently rolling hillside that rises up behind.

Tucked away amidst enclosed grounds at the back of the village, Casa Cristelo is the much-loved creation of its local owners whose architectural background and expertise have allowed them to incorporate innovative design techniques and their own unique style into a light home that is practical and elegant in equal measure.  From the Italian-sourced olive coloured floors to the smooth lines of the matching kitchen units, a wonderful sense of flow has been achieved throughout each carefully planned room. 

This continues through to the outdoor area where wide patio doors allow a smart covered terrace to become a natural extension of the living room.  Shimmering enticingly below, the swimming pool is perfect for a refreshing dip before heading out to explore this beautifully unspoilt coastline.  The golden sands of Moledo, Foz do Minho and Vila Praia de Ancora are all within easy reach, a good choice of restaurants can be found in Moledo whilst for basic groceries, the village shop is just 500m from the house.

Please note:  Terraced grounds mean that young children would need supervision

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Great Things to Do Near Casa Cristelo

Visit the convento San Payo at Vila Nova de Cerveira, a fascinating place that combines art with nature...

The main building is packed with works and the extensive gardens are scattered with interesting sculptures. The views from the gardens down to the River Minho are spectacular and the woods next to the convent make the ideal place for a picnic or leisurely stroll.

Visit the tiny harbour at Vila Praia de Ancora where you can buy some of the fresh fish from the days catch...

A delicious way to sample the local seafood.

Explore the River Ancora where you'll find a variety of river beaches and stunning natural pools...

These renowned beauty spots are within easy reach and they make an exciting change from swimming in the pool.

Head to a nearby beach for the day...

Such is the wealth of beaches nearby, you are spoilt for choice. The beach at Vila Praia de Ancora is particularly popular with families as parts of it are more sheltered, making it ideal for youngsters.

Spend a day in Ponte de Lima, one of Portugal's oldest towns...

Spreading lazily along tree-lined banks of the river Lima, this is a beautiful town with fine buildings and pretty cobbled squares. There is a local market, held on some Mondays along the banks of the river.

Hire bikes from the nautical club by the river and follow the Ecovia which runs parallel to the Lima...

Look out for wildlife along the way, stop off for a snack in a cafe, or perhaps take a picnic to enjoy on the banks of the river.

Take a trip back in time at the Medieval Fair held in Caminha...

Costumes, music, food, dancing, horse shows and theatrical displays - everything goes medieval in this delightful town for a few days in July. There are lots of arts and crafts to look at or buy too.

Discover the wonderful, natural landscapes of the Peneda-Geres National Park which has an abundance of things to do...

Drive for miles through the largely undiscovered, beautiful mountain scenery of this stunning area of natural beauty. There are countles hiking trails through the park for all abilites and an abundance of wildlife to be seen.

Travel through the ancient archway in the impressive city walls of Valenca...

Discover a myriad of cobbled streets and a delightful range of local shops selling the beautifully embroidered towels and linen for which the town is famous.

Explore the Serra d'Arga...

In this area of outstanding natural beauty you'll find waterfalls, nartural pools and a wide range of fabulous walking routes offering spectacular views.

Spend a day on the popular Moledo beach and enjoy a cocktail in one of the beach bars...

This beach is loved by locals and tourists alike, and is visited by many. There's a choice of places to eat and drink along the back of the beach with great views out to sea.

Shop for souvenirs

at the colourful market in Barcelos. Taking place in the Campo de Feira it is the largest market in Portugal, you'll be sure to find the 'Galo de Barcelos', the small cockerel which is the town's emblem.

Hire surfboards and hit the waves!

Afife beach is a much sought after spot for keen surfers on this lovely unspoilt coastline. If you don't facy getting wet yourself, then watching the surfers is equally as entertaining.

Walk around the narrow cobbled streets of Caminha to discover some of the beautiful old stone houses...

Many of the houses here were built over a century ago, some have the family's coat of arms engraved into the walls, while others are adorned with attractive tiles and have wonderful old wooden doors or iron gates.

Visit attractive Guimaraes, the birthplace of the first king of Portugal, Alfonso l...

The medieval streets are fascinating and full of charm and the castle complex of the Palace of the dukes of Braganza is sunning.

Explore the capital, Porto. For retail therapy, sightseeing, great food and friendly faces this is the place to go...

You can take the train from nearby Caminha down the coast to Porto to avoid parking in the city centre.

Take an evening stroll through the tranquil streets of Cristelo village...

A great way to walk off that tasty meal you've just prepared on your barbecue.

Unwind in the garden and take the occasional dip in your private pool...

Then relax on the terrace with a cold glass of Vinho Verde wine and have dinner as the sun goes down.

Take the ferry from Caminha to A Guarda and spend a day in Spain....

A Guarda is regarded as one of the best places in Galicia to try seafood. Explore the Santa Tecla roman town, the views are spectacular from the top of the hill.

Nearby

Towns

Moledo 5 mins
Vila Praia de Âncora 8 mins
Caminha 10 mins
Vila Nova de Cerveira 20 mins
Viana do Castelo 28 mins
Ponte de Lima 35 mins
Braga 50 mins
Porto 60 mins
Guimarães 70 mins

Beaches

Moledo 7 mins
Caminha 9 mins
Afife 14 mins
Cabedelo 29 mins
Esposende 39 mins

Airports

Vigo 50 mins
Porto 55 mins
Santiago de Compostela 110 mins
Lisbon 224 mins
Times are approximate

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