Casa da Cuquinha

Ponte de Lima Area

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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Spacious kitchen/dining room (oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, TV). Sitting room (wood burning stove, TV, DVD) with door to covered terrace. Cloakroom. Double bedroom with en suite shower room. Double bedroom with en suite bathroom and door to garden. Twin bedroom with en suite shower room and door to garden. WiFi. Air conditioning throughout the house.
  • Outside: Terraced grounds of lawns and patios. Garden house incorporating dining area (A/C). Barbecue. Table tennis. 
  • Private swimming pool (7 x 4m) with Roman steps. Adjacent pool (6m x 2m, uniform depth of 60cm).

Traditional architecture and the most up-to-date of contemporary interior designs are beautifully interwoven throughout this stylishly restored country home which sits amidst picturesque countryside just a 10 minute drive from historic Ponte de Lima.

Sister property of Casa da Cuca and the recently completed creation of one of our most long-standing owners, Casa da Cuquinha is the result of many years of detailed planning and carefully executed design.

Originally a traditional family home and discretely attached to Casa da Cuca, it has been creatively transformed into an elegant retreat where contemporary décor and the most fashionable of appliances sit within original stone walls which with their traditional charm and eye-catching stone pillars preserve the building’s heritage with charming effect.

The three bedrooms have been designed to replicate the calm ambience of a smart hotel, their sleek furnishings, en suite facilities and muted colour schemes exuding style, elegance and a welcoming sense of comfort. In the spacious living areas, equally fashionable pieces are set off against a charming backdrop of open stone walls, exquisitely restored original features and polished wood ceilings, all of which call to mind the origins of this much loved home.

Step out from here onto the covered stone terrace that spans the property’s main façade and you will find yourself looking across lawned terraces and cobbled patios to the centrepiece of the beautifully tended garden: an attractive swimming pool bordered with slate tiles and an elegant waterfall feature which cascades down into a separate, smaller pool below.

To the side, a wonderfully spacious garden house provides the perfect setting for meals by the pool although those wishing to sample local cuisine will not have far to go since the attractive riverside town of Ponte de Lima is home to some excellent restaurants. This is just 5km from the house, whilst the sandy beaches of the Costa Verde are a 30 minute drive away. Closer to hand, a local shop selling basic items can be reached on foot via cobbled lanes from the house.

Terraced gardens mean that very young children may need supervision.

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Great Things to Do Near Casa da Cuquinha

Soak up fantastic views over the historic port of Viana do Castelo.

Take the funicular to the church of Santa Luzia. If you do not suffer from vertigo, climb the dome and look out from the very top. Then head into town and wander around the embroidery shops for which the town is famous.

Hire Surfboards

at the beach of Afife and spend a day in the water on this fantastic stretch of unspoilt coastline, a much sought after spot for keen surfers.

Spend a day lazing on the sands

of one of the many fantastic stretches of dune-backed beaches that lie just a 20 minute drive away from the house.

Sample the local port wine

in the port wine lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia, just the other side of the Douro river from Porto. There are numerous lodges here, including Taylors, Sandeman's and Grahams and most of them offer tastings and tours.

Whilst in Oporto, take the Open Top Tour bus

for a fabulous view of all the best landmarks and an overview for orientation of the city. A chance to rest your feet after a hard morning of sightseeing!

Explore the steep, higgledy-piggledy, tiny streets of the Barredo quarter

in Oporto that tumble down from the cathedral to the quayside of the River Douro.

Visit the World Heritage City of Oporto.

Take a while to absorb the sights and sounds of this unique city abd then visit the caves where port is left to age to sample yourself this world famous drink. You could also visit the Planetarium to plot some of those stars you have been watching.

Follow the Vinho Verde Wine Trail

along the banks of the Minho Valley which passes between undulating hills covered with the vines which produce the light sparkling and very tasty wine of the region.

Nothing but nature in the National Park of Peneda-Geres

Drive for miles through the largly undiscovered beautiful mountain scenery of this stunning area of natural beauty. Whilst you are unlikely to meet a car, watch out for the mountain goats, who have right of way!

Play Golf!

at the Axis18 hole course in Ponte de Lima, a short drive from the house.

Visit Ponte de Lima, one of Portugal's oldest towns

Spreading lazily along the tree-line banks of the river Lima, this is a beautiful town, with fine buildings and pretty cobbled squares. Visit on a Monday morning and you may be fortunate enough to witness the local market, which is held on the sandy river beach every other week.

Take a stroll

along the pretty cobbled lanes of the village leading down to the charming local church, enjoy watching the locals go about their day to day lives on your way by and see what delights you discover exploring the winding streets.

Unwind...

Spend all day relaxing with a book, take dip to cool off in your private pool then enjoy a candlelit dinner with a cold glass of wine on the terrace.

Visit the birthplace of Portuguese identity.

In the town of Guimaraes where the country's first administrative seat was established by Portugal's first King, Alfonso I. The medieval streets of Guimaraes are fascintating and full of charm.

Sample a local delicacy.

The Francesina is not for those on a diet! A sandwich loaded with steak, sausage and other meats, covered with melted cheese and a fried egg and served in a spicy tomato sauce.

Nearby

Towns

Ponte de Lima 10 mins
Viana do Castelo 20 mins
Ponte de Barca 22 mins
Valença 28 mins

Beaches

Ponte de Lima River beach 10 mins
Praia da Âncora 25 mins
Carreço 30 mins
Cabedelo 30 mins
Afife 35 mins

Airports

Vigo 45 mins
Porto 60 mins
Santiago de Compostela 105 mins
Coruna 140 mins
Times are approximate

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