Casa do Eido da Devesa

Ponte de Lima Area

  • 16-18
  • 8
  • 7
Web Ref: 310
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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Dining room (TV) with bar and doors to open terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Two cloakrooms. Small gym with doors to poolside terrace. Sauna for approximately six people (payable locally).   15 steps leading down to:  Sitting room (fireplace,TV, DVD, CD). Twin bedroom with additional single bed. Double bedroom with additional single bed. Two double bedrooms.  All of these bedrooms have an en suite shower room. Central heating throughout the house (payable locally).  WiFi.
  • Lower ground floor: Double bedroom (four poster bed) with additional single bed. Double bedroom (four poster bed) with doors to lawn. Both bedrooms have an en suite bathroom.  Table football.
  • First floor: Double bedroom (four poster bed, A/C). Double bedroom (four poster bed, A/C). Bathroom.
  • Outside: Lawns and open terraces on different levels.  Covered dining terrace.  Table tennis. In-built barbecue. Badminton net. Laundry room (washing machine). Poolside shower.  Private parking.
  • Private gated swimming pool (10m x 6m).

Complete with sauna, small gym, large and well equipped kitchen and dining area, and tasteful furnishings of the highest standard, this superbly restored 17th Century property provides ideal accommodation for large groups and sharing families. With so many facilities and such comfortable accommodation in the house itself, guests may not feel the urge to wander far. Nevertheless, for those who do wish to explore, the pretty riverside town of Ponte de Lima with its delightful network of cobbled streets and elegant buildings is a mere 8km away.

In a privileged situation on the tiered slopes of the wooded and vine covered valley of Labruja, the pool, terraces and lawns command impressive views across lush green hillside.  Inside the house, the spacious dining room with ample seating and large windows looks out onto these terraces, with the door from both here and the adjacent kitchen providing convenient access to them.

The wide windows that create such a light and attractive dining area extend along this wing of the house to the small gym and sauna, from where there is also a door to the pool and its surrounding terraces.

The restoration has combined two houses to create a spacious abode that displays a pleasing blend of old and new. Whilst the poolside wing with its tall windows and cheery atmosphere is more modern in style, a wander through an arched corridor reveals the beautifully furnished bedrooms where open stone walls with pretty window seats and typical furniture of solid wood creates a more traditional feel.

A small shop with basic items lies a mere 1km from the house, although the country road that winds its way past the side of the house provides convenient access to Ponte de Lima. The latter can be reached by way of a 10 minute drive and offers a wide range of local restaurants and all other amenities.

We would like to point out that whilst the terraced grounds offer superb views across the surrounding countryside, young children would need supervision.
Flexible changeover days may be possible at this house. Please enquire.

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Great Things to Do Near Casa do Eido da Devesa

Go for a lazy picnic

Take a picnic to Ponte de Lima and park your car under shady vines on the north shore of the river. Here you can barbecue and picnic, swim from the river beach and hire a canoe for a lazy paddle.

Go for a stroll

For those who like to keep their feet dry there are paths stretching up and down the riverbank for about 3kms past old restored gardens. Walk from the old Roman bridge down to the new crossing, cross and walk back into Ponte de Lima along the other river bank. Stop for tea before re-crossing the ancient bridge back to the car and home again.

Peneda-Geres National Park

Whilst exploring the very north of the region, visit the Peneda-Geres National Park, an area of stunning natural beauty.

Any budding Tiger Woods in your party?

Then try the challenging 18 hole golf course at Ponte de Lima.

In July visit the Ponte de Lima Summer Festival of Opera and Classical Music.

This 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.

Spend a day lazing on the sands

on the beach of the chic coastal village of Moledo. 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.

Hire surfboards

at the beach of Afife, just a half hour drive from the house. Then spend a day in the water on this fantastic stretch of unspoilt coastline, a much sought after spot for keen surfers.

Visit the tiny harbour at Vila Praia de Ancora

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.

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

by taking 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

Explore the charming fortress town of Valenca

on the border and only a short drive north of the house. 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 towels and linen for which the town is famous.

Visit another country - Spain!

Take the car ferry from Vila Nova de Cerveira to Goyan in Galicia, Spain. This little ferry drifts across the water every 30 minutes and is a fun way to reach this delightful corner of Spain, which boasts some splendid beaches and superb seafood restaurants.

Set aside a day to visit the World Heritage City of Oporto

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

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.

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 lightly sparkling and very tasty wine of the region.

Browse the stalls on market day in Barcelos.

This is the largest market in Portugal, and is held every Thursday. 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.

Visit historic Braga

.....The city that will get to heaven first. The cathedral is the seat of the Primate of all Portugal and his magnificent palace is at the heart of the town.

Walk in the footsteps of the pilgrims

up the steps of 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.

Villages of Peneda-Geres

Ponte da Barca is a great starting point to explore the Peneda do Gerês Natural Park. From here, scenic drives lead to the old villages of Lindoso with its Castle, Mezio with its natural Lagoons and Soajo with the typical 'Espigueiros' where locals keep their corn.

Nearby

Towns

Ponte de Lima 10 mins
Arcos de Valdevez 28 mins
Ponte de Barca 28 mins
Viana do Castelo 30 mins
Braga 40 mins

Beaches

Ponte de Lima River beach 10 mins
Cabedelo 35 mins
Praia da Âncora 38 mins
Carreço 38 mins

Airports

Vigo 50 mins
Porto 60 mins
Santiago de Compostela 110 mins
Coruna 140 mins
Times are approximate

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