Casa dos Fernandos
Web Ref: 349
FROM £ 698 PER WEEK
At a glance
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Double Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Air Conditioning
- Fenced Pool
- Table Tennis
- Village House
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Location of Casa dos Fernandos
Great Things to Do Near Casa dos Fernandos
Forests of pine trees form the backdrop to the spectacular dune backed beach and there are some pleasant paths to stroll around too.
Have a drink on the terrace of one of the beachfront cafes in Esposende...
A charming seaside town, popular with the Portuguese and blessed with a lovely dune-backed beach of fine white sand.
Shop for ceramics in the colourful Thursday market that is held in Barcelos...
This is the largest market in Portugal, and is held every Thursday in a vast open square in the centre of the town. The town is the birthplace of the 'Galo de Barcelos', which is widely represented in ceramic throughout the country and will no doubt be found on one of the stalls.
From May to October, Ponte de Lima hosts the International Garden Festival on the north bank of the river...
Every year there is a different theme and entrants are from all over the world. A really pleasant way to spend an afternoon...
For peace and tranquility amid beautiful surroundings try to visit the Peneda-Geres National park...
Having once been the home of the brown bear and the mountain goat, Peneda-Geres is today one of the last refuges of the great predators, such as the royal eagle.
Visit the village of Lindoso, near the border with Spain...
The village of Lindoso has two claims to fame. One is the castle which is a National Monument and well worth exploring, and the other is its collection of more than 50 'espigueiros', grain stores dating back to the 17th century.
Go fishing! Some of the best fishing rivers are in the North of Portugal...
The River Cavado is close by or head upstream to Lake Canicada where trout is plentiful. Licences are available from local Town Halls.
Visit Guimarães, the birthplace of the first king, Afonso Henriques, in 1110 and the first capital of the country that was then known as Portucale..
Today, the centre of Guimarães retains its sense of history in a labyrinth of attractive, narrow streets that have earned it UNESCO World Heritage status. While visiting the town, sample some Tortas de Guimarães amd Toucinho do céu .
Don't miss a trip to the lovely shrine of Bom Jesus 5 km east of Braga...
The stairway leading up to it is impressive and still regularly used by penitents who climb up on their knees. From the top there are fantastic views of the Penedes Geres park in one direction and over Braga and the coast in the other.
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, which is held on the sandy river beach every other week.
Handicraft shopping In Vila Verde...
Nearby Vila Verde is known for the very high quality of its handicrafts, especially pottery and wickerwork. Also, the traditional lover’s handkerchief (lenço de namorado) is made by local women - this is a love token that girls give to their would-be husbands to attract their attention.
See Citania de Briteiros, One of the most impressive archeological sites in the country lies between Braga and Guimaraes...
Consisting 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 identified.
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.
Visit historic Braga 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...
Admire the cathedral and pretty squares with restaurants and coffee shops to enjoy. For some retail therapy head to the huge shoppping centre where you can peruse high street boutiques and designer outlets.
Food lovers take note..
There are plenty of excellent restaurants within a short distance of the house - a great way to sample the local cuisine. And if you fancy a change, there is a Brazilian and Argentinian restaurant in Vila Verde too.
Hire bikes from the nautical club by the river and follow the Ecovia which runs parallel to the Lima...
This is a protected wetlands nature reserve with several trails to follow, either by bike or on foot.
Sample the local Vinho Verde wine, particularly the Alvarinho, a style unique to this area...
Visit a bodega while you are here by following the Vinho Verde wine trail along the banks of the Minho.
|Vila Verde||10 mins|
|Pico de Regalados||15 mins|
|Ponte de Barca||20 mins|
|Malheira River Beach||10 mins|
|Praia da Apúlia||45 mins|
|Santiago de Compostela||2 Hrs|
|Coruna||2 Hrs 30 mins|