Casa de Sequiade
Web Ref: 333
From £ 1,290 per week
At a glance
- Sleeps 12
- 5 Double Bedrooms
- 1 Twin Bedroom
- 6 Bathrooms
- Games Room
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Location of Casa de Sequiade
Great Things to Do Near Casa de Sequiade
You are ideally located for an early morning trip to Barcelos market. This is the largest market in Portugal and the town is the birthplace of the 'Galo de Barcelos', the small cockerel, which is widely represented in traditional ceramic throughout the country and will no doubt be found on one of the stalls.
Spend the days soaking up the sun by the pool, going for walks in the pretty countryside, sipping ice cold drinks in the garden or snoozing in the shade after lunch.
Have dinner cooked for you at home one evening. The owners of Casa da Sequiade are happy to arrange this service for you (payable locally).
Visit the port wine lodges...
At 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.
Visit historic Braga for historic architecture, great food and retail therapy...
The cathedral is the seat of the Primate of all Portugal and his magnificent palace is at the heart of the town. Only a short drive from the house by car, the city has a beautiful centre and is an appealing venue for meals and days out.
Walk in the footsteps of the pilgrims up the steps of the Bom Jesus do Monte, 3kms east of Braga...
Set in the woods high above the city, this glorious ornamental stairway of granite is a monumental homage and is the object of devoted pilgrimage, where pentitents climb up the steps on their knees.
Spend a day lazing on the beach on the long white sands of Ofir, said to be the best beach between Porto and Viana do Castelo...
Forests of pine trees form the backdrop to the spectacular dune backed beach.
Have a drink on the terrace of a beachfront cafe in Esposende...
A charming seaside town, popular with the Portuguese and blessed with a lovely dune-backed beach of fine white sand.
Head a little further north up the coast and hire surboards...
At the beach of Afife, a favourite haunt for keen surfers.
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. 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.
Play Golf at the Axis Golf club, an 18 hole course in Ponte de Lima...
Afterwards, enjoy dinner at their excellent on site restaurant.
Go to the opera in July, when the Ponte de Lima Summer Festival of Opera and Classical Music is held...
Something that is fast becoming one of Europe's top cultural events. Performances take place in several venues including historic manor houses, local churches and the Teatro Diogo Bernardes, a 19th century theatre in Ponte de Lima.
For 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 very top.
Set aside a day to visit the World Heritage city of Porto...
Visit the Planetarium to plot some of those stars you have been watching. Walk down the steep higgledy-piggledy, tiny streets that tumble down to the river Douro. Cross the iron bridge built by Monsieur Eiffel. Visit the port caves to try that famous drink. Then rest your feet and take the Open Top Tour bus for a fabulous view of all the best landmarks.
Visit the charming fortress town of Valenca on the banks of the River Minho...
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.
Spend a day exploring the southern coast of Spain...
Crossings from the pretty riverside town of Caminha to the Spanish town of la Guardia are every hour and the short journey across the water is a fun way to reach this lovely corner of Spain, which boasts some superb beaches and wonderful seafood restaurants.
Visit the old shops in Barcelos in Rua Antonio Barroso...
It is pedestrianised so you can take your time to wander along it and find some old stores that haven't changed in appearance since they were first opened!
Spend a day in historic Guimaraes Walk around the medieval cobbled streets which are flanked by old houses whose balconies are covered in flowers...
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. Guimaraes is a half hour drive from Casa de Sequiade.
Visit Citania de Briteiros, an impressive archaeological site on a hilltop with great views over the surrounding area...
One of the most impressive archeological sites in the country lies between Braga and Guimaraes, at Briteiros. It consists of more than 150 foundations for huts, two of which have been rebuilt in the style of the Celtic settlers. There is a network of paved streets, two rows of town walls, a bathhouse and even a public fountain all of which can be easily identified. Built on a hilltop, the site has great views over the surrounding area.
|Ponte de Lima||30 mins|
|Viana do Castelo||40 mins|
|Praia da Apúlia||25 mins|
|Povoa de Varzim||30 mins|
|Santiago de Compostela||125 mins|