Casa Moledo

Moledo area

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Web Ref: 3540
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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Garage.
  • First floor: Entrance hall.
  • Second floor: Landing. Two double bedrooms with patio doors to covered terrace. Principal double bedroom with patio doors to covered terrace and en suite bathroom (separate shower). Twin bedroom with patio doors to enclosed patio. Shower room.
  • Third floor: (accessed via open tread stairs) Sitting/dining room (in-built wood burning stove, TV, DVD, WiFi) with patio doors to covered front terrace and to back terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine) with patio doors to front terrace. Cloakroom. 
  • Outside: Terraced grounds of open and covered terraces, and flowerbeds. In-built barbecue. 12 steps leading up to gated pool area (poolside shower). 
  • Private swimming pool (7m x 3m, uniform depth of 1.5m)

The sweeping sandy beaches of Portugal’s beautifully unspoilt Costa Verde are enticingly close to hand at this smart, contemporary styled home.  Nestling into verdant hillside off the typical cobbled lane that meanders through wooded countryside into the chic seaside village of Moledo do Minho, Casa Moledo enjoys a restful location amidst lush foliage, and views from one side towards the scenic waterfront that divides Portugal from Spain.  At the same time, it is only 700m from what is locally fêted as the most desirable village along this stunning stretch of coast. 

Restaurants, local amenities and Moledo’s picturesque beach of golden sands (pictured here) are all within easy reach.  Enjoy a pleasant stroll along the cobbled lane to discover an appetising menu of traditional Portuguese dishes in the nearest restaurant (850m); continue along quaint cobblestone streets to the village bakery and well-stocked minimarket or head down to the beachfront where the shoreline is backed by a variety of bars and restaurants (2km).

Inside the house itself you will find sleek lines, an uncluttered décor and a fashionable colour scheme of stylish neutrals, punctuated with dashes of colour.  The three front bedrooms all benefit from doors opening onto a terrace whilst on the top floor light floods into the spacious living room through wide patio doors that line its walls both at the front and back.  At the front, these open onto a wide terrace enjoying a leafy outlook onto the surrounding woodland, whilst to the rear they provide easy access to pleasingly private grounds that incorporate another wide terrace, an in-built barbecue and steps leading up to a gated pool area.

There are 20 steps from street level up to the entrance of the property.

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Great Things to Do Near Casa Moledo

Visit the Convento San Payo at Vila Nova de Cerveira

A fascinating place that combines art with nature. The main building is packed with works and the extensive gardens are scattered with interesting sculptures. The views from the gardens down to the River Minho are spectacular and the woods next to the convent make the ideal place for a picnic or leisurely stroll. Opening hours vary throughout the year so it’s best to check the website: www.conventosanpayo.com.

Go to the museum

A small municipal museum is located on Travessa do Tribunal in the centre of Caminha in the same building as the Municipal Library.

Visit the tiny harbour at Vila Praia de Âncora

and for a gastronomic feast, be sure to buy some of the fresh fish you will see being landed there to cook on your barbecue back home at Casa Moledo.

Explore the River Âncora

You’ll find a variety of river beaches and stunning natural pools along the river. These renowned beauty spots are within easy reach and they make an exciting change from swimming in the pool.

Go for a walk

There is a huge variety of great walks that can be taken in the area. Some are waymarked and others are not but if you enjoy exploring on foot then you’ll be in paradise. If you happen to pass a bookshop, the Sunflower walking guide to Northern Portugal comes recommended.

Head to the beach

Such is the wealth of beaches nearby, you are spoilt for choice. The beach at Vila Praia de Âncora is particularly popular with families as parts of it are more sheltered, making it ideal for youngsters.

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.

Try Ponte de Lima’s culinary specialty

Arroz de Sarrabulho is rice cooked in pig’s blood. This is then served with an astonishing array of meaty offcuts, not for the faint hearted!

See Ponte de Lima on two wheels

Hire bikes from the nautical club in Ponte de Lima and follow the Ecovia which runs parallel to the Lima River.

Go bird watching

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

Nothing but nature in the National Park of Peneda-Gerês

Drive for miles through the, largely undiscovered, beautiful mountain scenery of this stunning area of natural beauty. Whilst you are unlikely to meet another car, watch out for the mountain goats, who have right of way!

Take a boat trip

The Insua Taxi Boat offers trips to Insua Fort, trips along the River Minho and other fun activities such as banana boating. They are based at the Port in Caminha by Foz Beach.

Check out the art

Vila Nova de Cerveira is world renowned for its biennial arts festival which has taken place every other year since 1978. Don’t worry if you do not happen to be visiting during the official festival itself, since the festival’s inception the town has become a hub of artistic activity and you’ll find many works dotted throughout the ancient streets creating a wonderful juxtaposition between old and new.

Explore the Serra d’Arga

In this area of outstanding natural beauty, you’ll find waterfalls, natural pools and a wide range of fabulous walking routes offering spectacular views.

Watch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean

Enjoy a drink on the roof terrace at Bar Paredão 476 at Moledo Beach. 476 Avenida 25 de Abril, Moledo Beach

For fantastic views over the historic port of Viana do Castelo

take 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. Then head into the town and wander around the fascinating embroidery shops for which the town is famous.

Hire surfboards

at the beach of Afife and spend a day in the water on this fantastic stretch of unspoilt coastline, a much sought after spot for keen surfers.

Visit the charming fortress town of Valença

Travel through the ancient archway in the impressive city walls to discover a myriad of cobbled streets and a delightful range of local shops selling the beautifully embroidered towels and linen for which the town is famous.

Shop for ceramics

in the colourful market in Barcelos. Taking place every Thursday in Campo da República (also known as Campo da Feira), it is the largest market in Portugal and one of the largest in all of Europe. You’ll be sure to find the 'Galo de Barcelos', the small cockerel which is the town’s emblem.

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 throughout the town including historic manor houses, local churches and the Teatro Diogo Bernardes, a 19th century theatre in the historic centre.

Nearby

Towns

Caminha 7 mins
Vila Praia de Âncora 10 mins
Vila Nova de Cerveira 20 mins
Viana do Castelo 25 mins
Ponte de Lima 40 mins
Guimarães 75 mins

Beaches

Foz do Minho 7 mins
Praia da Âncora 10 mins
Afife 15 mins
Moledo 25 mins

Airports

Porto 60 mins
Santiago de Compostela 115 mins
Lisbon 230 mins
Times are approximate

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