Casa de Nasce

Braga area

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Web Ref: 3712

Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 4
  2. 2 Double Bedrooms
  3. 2 Bathrooms
  4. WiFi
  • Ground floor: Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, fireplace) with door to terrace.  Three steps leading up to double bedroom with door to terrace (Satellite TV).  Sitting room (Satellite TV, DVD, WiFi, Bluetooth speaker).  Dining room (wood burning stove) with door to terrace.  Shower room.  Principal double bedroom with en suite shower room.
  • Outside: Lawns and flowerbeds.  Poolside shower.  Barbecue.  Covered dining area.
  • Private swimming pool (7.5m x 3.5m) with corner Roman steps.

Full of character, home comforts and country cottage charm, this delightful stone home prompted an immediate shower of compliments from our vetting team as we were shown around its welcoming, beautifully presented rooms.

After many years of searching for a property to restore for restful weekends away from the city, the owner of Casa de Nasce saw potential in this traditional retreat, which nestles snugly against neighbouring dwellings in the small hamlet of Nasce and enjoys a pretty outlook across mature foliage and vines from the lawned garden surrounding its swimming pool.

An imaginative renovation project was then realised as the original stone walls and charming features were brought back to life and wonderfully complemented by the owner’s own flair for interior design.  Pleasingly retained are the ‘namoradeiras’, traditional stone seats on either side of the bedroom window where young couples used to sit whilst getting to know each other under the watchful eye of their parents.  Against a characterful backdrop of open stone walls, stylish fabrics dress carefully selected furnishings and the owner’s own artwork catches the eye.

The ingenious U-shaped design of the accommodation around an intimate terrace will doubtless make dining al fresco an integral part of any stay here, and whilst there are no amenities in the hamlet itself, a drive of just 2.9km will reveal the local café and shop in the village of Corvos.  Alternatively, all amenities and a pleasing range of restaurants can be found in nearby Povoa de Lanhoso, which is 5.3km from the house.
 

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Great Things to Do Near Casa de Nasce

Unwind in the pretty garden...

Spend a day relaxing by your pool, taking the occasional dip to cool off.

Eat a leisurely lunch in the sunshine on the charming stone terrace...

Make the most of the spacious kitchen to prepare a delicious lunch then enjoy it outside in the fresh air.

For an exciting day of adventure head to Diverlanhoso, just 10 minutes away...

With so many activites to choose from including canoeing, canyoning, white water rafting (or soft rafting) and many more. Plus there's a quiet pool area for relaxing and winding down after participating in one of the many exciting activities on offer.

Take a tour around a traditional vineyard and sample the delicious Vinho Verde wine of the region...

There are numerous vineyards dotted around the region and the Quinta do Minho is located nearby, just the other side of Povoa de Lanhoso. Enjoy a tour and learn about the vineyards' history, and of course, sample the wine produced here.

Head to the coast for the day and discover the beautiful beaches stretching to the north and south of Viana do Castelo...

Most have great amenities and places for lunch or dinner. Moledo and Esposende are two of our favourites. Don't forget the suntan lotion!

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

With its impressive medieval monuments, a charming labyrinth of narrow streets and general sense of grandeur, it is not hard to imagine that the attractive town of Guimaraes was once home to royalty.

Have a drink on the terrace of a beachfront cafe in Esposende...

This charming seaside town, popular with the Portuguese and blessed with a lovely dune-backed beach of fine white sand has much to offer and explore.

Experience the fantastic views over the historic port of Viana do Castelo...

Take the funicular to the church of Santa Luzia, climb the dome and look out from the very top for incredible views.

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

Spreading lazily along the tree-lined 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, held on a sandy river beach every other Monday.

Visit the charming fortress town of Valenca on the border...

Drive through the ancient archway that leads the way through the impressive town walls to discover cobbled streets and a delightful range of local shops selling the beautifully embroidered linen and towels for which the town is famous.

Sample Portuguese cuisine in one of the many restaurants in the nearby towns and villages...

Wherever you go in Northern Portugal you will not struggle to find tasty meals at very reasonable prices and friendly people to serve you and make you feel at home. From beachfront restaurants to cosy village cafes be sure to try the local deliciacies and you won't be disappointed.

Relax in the pretty gardens that surround Bom Jesus do Monte...

Behind the church you will find wooded grounds, grottoes and miniature boating pools which makes this a very pleasant place to spend an afternoon or early evening.

Don't miss the beautiful Peneda Geres National Park for a day of peace and tranquility amongst nature...

This is the only national park in Portugal and has numerous hiking trails, old shepherds' tracks to follow, an abundance of wildlife to spot and traditional villages to wander around. Why not take a picnic and stop off at one of the many pretty spots to have lunch.

Being so close to the Cavado River there are a few pretty river beaches to choose from, and enjoy...

Head towards the river to spend a day on a river beach, these beaches are popular with the locals as they say the water is much warmer than the sea. At some river beaches you can hire canoes and enjoy a paddle along the river too.

Go for a walk along the cobbled streets and watch the locals go about their day to day lives...

With pretty stone houses and nice views across the hills you are sure to enjoy a light stroll along the lanes surrounding the house. Be sure to greet the friendly locals as you go.

Head into the centre of Braga and admire the numerous historical buildings and churches. Take a moment to look around the stunning Braga Cathedral...

The 'Se' of Braga is the gothic cathedral which dominates the main square. Dotted around are cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy a coffee or a midday snack.

Hit the shops in Braga!

For some retail therapy, head to Braga Park shopping centre, home to a variety of shops, ranging from high street brands to designer outlets and jewellery.

Visit the Calvos Oak gardens where the 500 year old oak tree is located...

Marvel at the huge, preserved oak tree which stands at 23m tall. Enjoy the gardens and play area for the kids and visit the information centre where the guides will explain more about the oak tree and the preservation involved.

Pop into Porto for a day of sightseeing, shopping and eating...

Cross the iron bridge built by Monseiur Eiffel, visit the port caves to sample the famous drink, see the sights from an open top bus and people watch from a restaurant terrace. Just a 1 hour drive from the house, this beautiful city is well worth a visit, and if you wish to avoid parking in the centre, you could catch a train.

Browse the stalls of the largest market in Portugal, held on Thursdays in Barcelos...

There are stalls which sell everything; food, clothes, pottery and handicrafts and of course, the famous ceramic Galo de Barcelos, the colourful chicken for which the city is famous.

Nearby

Towns

Povoa do Lanhoso 10 mins
Braga 30 mins
Guimarães 35 mins
Barcelos 50 mins
Ponte de Lima 55 mins
Porto 60 mins
Viana do Castelo 70 mins

Beaches

Praia do Mexico 25 mins
Esposende 60 mins
Cabedelo 70 mins
Afife 80 mins

Airports

Porto 60 mins
Vigo 90 mins
Santiago de Compostela 150 mins
Times are approximate

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