Casa da Trindade

Moledo area

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Accommodation

  • Upper floor: Living room with patio doors to wood decked terrace. Dining area. Kitchen (dishwasher, oven, microwave). Corridor leading to bedrooms with door to covered veranda. Twin bedroom. Double bedroom with additional single bed. Shower room. Double bedroom with en suite shower room. Master double bedroom with en suite shower room and door to covered veranda. Underfloor heating. WiFi.
  • Lower floor: Secondary sitting room with TV. Shower room. Laundry room (washing machine).
  • Outside: Terraced garden of lawns and patios. Open and covered terraces. Private parking. Barbecue.
  • Private solar heated swimming pool (9m x 4.5m, uniform depth 1.4m)

Locations on the blissfully unspoilt coastline of the Costa Verde do not come much better than this! Situated in the heart of the seaside village of Moledo, this impressive architect designed property is 900m from the golden sandy beach, 200m from the nearest of a number of excellent restaurants and just across the road from the local shop.

Dating back to the 18th Century, Casa da Trindade is one of the oldest and most prestigious residences in the village and has always belonged to the local family whose current generation has masterminded its recent restoration. Architects by profession, these owners have remodelled their ancestral home to create a wonderfully light and bright interior that showcases the very best of modern design within its ancient walls.

Outside, the enclosed grounds are surprisingly spacious for such a centrally located village property and stretch out to the side and back of the house in a series of beautifully maintained lawned terraces, the uppermost of which incorporates a solar heated swimming pool. To the side, the imposing bell tower and ornate church that adjoin the grounds are a delightful reminder of Casa da Trindade’s important history, being privately owned by the property’s owners.

Step out of the front gate and you will find yourself on the cobbled lane that leads down through the village to the sweeping sands of Moledo’s beach, which is backed by a selection of cafes and restaurants. From here, a short drive along the coast road will reveal the pretty riverside town of Caminha to the north and the ancient port of Viana do Castelo to the south.

As the grounds are terraced, younger children would need supervision.
Twin single beds can be locked together to become a double. Please ask at time of booking. 
The internet connection is delivered by MiFi, which is via a mobile network device.

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Great Things to Do Near Casa da Trindade

Tasty breakfasts

Pop over to the local shop in the morning for some fresh bread and some freshly squeezed orange juice to eat on your terrace for breakfast.

Wander round old Moledo

Explore the cobbled streets of this old village and admire the views and the interesting architecture. It's a great way to meet the friendly neighbours too!

Discover Moledo beach

The lovely white sands of Moledo are just a short distance from the house. When you feel the need for some refreshment, a number a smart snack bars lie just behind the beach and form the ideal setting for having a drink whilst looking out to sea and watching the world go by.

Visit the tiny harbour of Vila Praia de Ancora

the next coastal town just a short drive down the coast. For a gastronomic feast, be sure to buy some of the fresh fish you will see being landed there to cook on your barbecue at home

Take a boat over to the island of Insua

Local fishermen run trips from here on Sundays to the nearby island of Fortaleza da Insua, a rocky island with an old fort which houses a former monastery and church.

Climb up to Monte de Calvario in Praia de Ancora

for superb views over the town and miles of coastline. There are wide steps here which lead up to the chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes and the wooded hilltop is filled with beautifully scented Mimosa. Paths trail through the trees leading to some lovely spots for picnics. There is also a little café and a small parking area if you prefer to drive up.

Browse the market stalls

at the colourful Saturday market that takes place in the pretty riverside town of Vila Nova de Cerveira, or the visit the 'market that sells everything' in Caminha on Wednesdays.

Then rest and have a coffee in Caminha

and sample the excellent local pastries in a café on the square Largo do Terreiro with its charming fountain, overlooked by an old clock tower. A delightful spot.

Serra de Arga

In the hills behind Moledo is the Serra de Arga, a small mountain rising to a height of nearly 900m. For the more energetic, there are a number of way-marked trails, taking walkers through majestic scenery, some starting from S. Lourenco de Montaria, a pretty picnic spot.. All the villages here have their own little church and tiny shrine adorned with fresh flowers.

Take the local train from Moledo down the coast to Viana do Castelo

The single track local service takes a picturesque route down the coast between to this lovely town.

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.

After a hard day's sightseeing

why not have a rest from cooking and order a meal from the nearby Gaivota restaurant to take home and eat at one of Casa da Trindade's comfortable dining areas?

Canoeing on the River Coura

For a unique experience paddle down the River Coura to Caminha in a kayak. Several local companies organize this and wll provide the equipment.

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

Vila Nova de Cerveira,

on the coastal road towards Valenca, is a delightful town with a 16th century town hall, 17th and 18th century churches, a pillory, manor houses, a fortress and an old castle which is now used as the 'pousada' hotel. It also hosts an arts festival every other year in August and September.

For 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 very top. Then head into the town and wander around the fascinating embroidery shops for which the town is famous.

Explore the charming fortress town of Valenca

Valenca is a delightful border town steeped in history. Drive through the ancient archway that leads the way through the impressive walls that encircle the old quarter to discover cobbled streets and a delightful range of shops selling the beautifully embroidered towels and linen for which the town is famous

Souvenir hunting....

The people of the Alto Minho still continue with many ancients handicrafts passed down through generations. Viana do Castelo is renowned for its colourfully embroidered festival dresses and other hand embroidered items, and Barcelos for its pottery. But almost everywhere you can visit small artesanal workshops where weaving, basketwork, lacework, wood carving and toys are still made using traditional methods.

Try to catch a local fiesta...

Throughout the summer months, festivals are often held in the towns and villages of the area. The biggest and best is in Viana do Castelo in mid August and is the place to see folk dancing and the colourful costumes for which the town is famous. For a gastronomic feast try a few tasty samples at the Feira dos Petiscos (‘Tapas’ Festival) held in Ponte de Lima in mid August.

Peneda-Geres Park

This national park is one of the least explored natural reserves in Euruope. Flanking the River Lima, it is an area of outstanding natural beauty, where you may spot the endangered royal eagle or catch a glimpse of an otter. A visit here is a must.

Nearby

Towns

Caminha 6 mins
Vila Nova de Cerveira 18 mins
Viana do Castelo 25 mins
Valença 30 mins
Ponte de Lima 35 mins
Barcelos 45 mins

Beaches

Foz do Minho 5 mins
Afife 12 mins
Moledo 12 mins

Airports

Porto 55 mins
Vigo 60 mins
Santiago de Compostela 115 mins
Coruna 145 mins
Times are approximate

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