Casa de Campo

Caminha area

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Accommodation

  • Ground Floor: Laundry room (washing machine).  Games room (pool table, table football) (accessed externally).
  • First floor: Sitting/dining room (TV, DVD, CD) with doors to open terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Double bedroom. Bathroom. Shower room.  WiFi.
  • Second Floor: Twin bedroom (sloping ceiling). Secondary living room (TV, DVD, PlayStation) with two single beds and en suite shower room.
  • Outside: Garden of lawns, open and covered terraces. Barbecue. Private parking.  Table tennis.
  • Private swimming pool (10m x 5m) with corner steps.

From the elegant riverside town of Caminha, a country road meanders through a scenic landscape of maize fields and vineyards and leads the way to this smart home, which sits within a spacious lawned garden in a small hamlet just 2.5km from the town itself.

Recently refurbished, Casa de Campo provides charming accommodation, an attractive garden of lawns and vine covered terraces and a picturesque outlook across the lush, wooded countryside that spreads out ahead towards the border with Spain.

Perfectly arranged to take full advantage of these enticing views, the accommodation occupies the first and second floors of the property. On entering, it is the beautifully presented living/dining room into which you are welcomed, where elegant wood furniture and fashionable leather seating sit upon a gleaming floor of terracotta tiles, made homely and welcoming by the provision of stylish rugs. Upstairs on the second floor, a pleasing sense of space prevails in the amply proportioned rooms, with character being added by sloping ceilings.

The combination of wide lawns, vine and pergola covered terraces that surround the house and pool make this area ideal for outdoor living. In the distance, the rounded hilltop of Santa Tecla in Spain signals the proximity of this neighbouring country, which can be reached by way of a short ferry crossing from Caminha.

All amenities and a pleasing selection of restaurants can be found within the ornate streets and buildings of Caminha, just a 5 minute drive away along the nearby road. Closer to hand a local café/bar is a short walk from the house within the hamlet, whilst for visits to the coast, long stretches of golden dune-backed beach can be reached by way of a 5 minute drive from Caminha.

When the small party rate is paid, only bedrooms on the first floor will be prepared.

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Great Things to Do Near Casa de Campo

Take a stroll in the local area.

Wander through the paths and woods which lie beyond the house down to a bend in the nearby River Coura. Take a picnic and spend the day exploring the banks of the river and the neighbouring villages to see the locals coming and going and see what delights you may discover.

Explore the fortress town of Valenca.

A short drive north of the house, this delightful border town is 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.

Enjoy delightful Moledo.

A traditional village famous for it's beach and a popular getaway destination for Portuguese VIP's. Enjoy a range of watersports, take a boat ride to the Insua Fort with one of the local fishermen or enjoy the range of bars and cafes lining the beach.

Hit the surf!

Afife beach is arguably Northern Portugal's number one surf spot. A seemingly endless stretch of sand blessed with a consistent Atlantic swell makes this the perfect place for surfers and those keen to enjoy long rambles along the beach.

Visit the Port wine lodges.

During a day out in Porto, walk across the iconic Dom Luis iron bridge and amble down the windy streets towards the colourful 'Barrio Ribeira' neighbourhood.

Spend a day in historic Braga.

Known as the city that will get to heaven first, Braga Cathedral is the seat of the archdiocese, the oldest in the land.

Visit the charming harbour at Vila Praia de Ancora.

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.

Wander through the stalls

of the colourful local markets. In Barcelos you'll be sure to find the 'Galo de Barcelos' the small cockerel which is the town's emblem.

Witness a local 'feste' (festival)

During Spring and Summer you are never too far from a 'feste', These colourful and lively events are linked to the culture and history of the local people. Enjoy the Kite Fair in nearby Moledo in June or perhaps step back in time to the Medieval Fair in Caminha in late July.

Visit the Peneda-Geres National Park.

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

Spend a day in 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. Take a leisurely wander across the medieval Ponte bridge for which the town is named. Try some delicious local food in the many cafes lining the main square in the old quarter.

Spend the day relaxing at one of the nearby river beaches.

River Beaches are very popular in Northern Portugal as the water tends to be warmer and calmer than the Atlantic. There are several river beaches nearby and most have picnic areas and cafes.

Pop over the border to Spain.

From Caminha, hop on the car ferry which makes frequent trips across the small stretch of water that separates the north of Portugal from Galicia. This is a fun way to reach this beautiful corner of Spain, which boasts some superb beaches and is renowned for the quality of its seafood.

Take the local train down the coast to Porto

The single track local service travels down the coast between Seixas and Porto 5 times daily in the summer months calling at all 27 villages en route. You can catch the train from nearby Caminha

Go bird watching.

The joining of the Minho and Coura rivers creates a unique habitat for wildlife. This protected area is made up of reed beds, salt marshes, mudflats and marshy wetland, making it excellent for bird watching.

Vila Praia de Ancora

is a traditional fishing village steeped in history, located at the end of the valley in the region of Caminha. You'll find the historic Lagarteiro fort, a small fishing port and a natural pool perfect for small children.

Nearby

Towns

Caminha 5 mins
Vila Praia de Âncora 15 mins
Viana do Castelo 25 mins
Valença 30 mins
Ponte de Lima 35 mins
Barcelos 45 mins
Braga 55 mins

Beaches

Caminha 10 mins
Moledo 11 mins
Praia da Âncora 18 mins
Afife 25 mins

Airports

Vigo 45 mins
Porto 55 mins
Santiago de Compostela 105 mins
Coruna 135 mins
Times are approximate

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