Casa Reserva do Poeta

Vila Praia de Ancora area

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Web Ref: 3754

Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 6
  2. 2 Double Bedrooms
  3. 1 Twin Bedroom
  4. 3 Bathrooms
  5. WiFi
  6. Heated Pool
  7. Beach 2km
  8. Restaurant 1.5km
  • Ground Floor: Split level sitting/dining room (TV, WiFi, Bluetooth speaker, in-built wood burning stove) with door to poolside terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher) with door to covered terrace. Shower room. Central heating throughout the house.
  • First Floor: Landing. Principal double bedroom with en suite shower room and door to covered terrace. Double bedroom with door to terrace. Twin bedroom. Bathroom.
  • Outside: Enclosed grounds of lawn, flowerbeds, covered and open terraces. Gas barbecue. Laundry room (washing machine). Covered parking.  
  • Private heated swimming pool (6m x 3.5m) with corner Roman steps.

 

Showcasing contemporary architecture at its very best, this chic coastal home exudes up-to-the-minute elegance and comfort in one of the most sought-after settings of this stunning stretch of the Costa Verde coastline.  At the end of a cobbled lane in the charming seaside village of Afife, its first-floor balcony looks out towards the ocean and within easy reach are all the village amenities:  a local grocery store, cafe, two restaurants and the seemingly endless sands of its beautifully unspoilt country beach.

Incorporating the very latest of architectural design techniques with striking effect, this semi-detached village home was met with instant admiration by our inspecting team as we were shown around its beautifully presented rooms.  The floor-to-ceiling windows so favoured by current designers bathe its sleekly furnished interior with light, whilst a calming colour scheme of creams and neutrals creates a refreshing feeling of calm and space.  Upstairs, the three bedrooms have been styled to replicate the relaxing ambience of a smart hotel, with the principal suite benefitting from en suite facilities and a balcony with views across neighbouring rooftops to the glistening waters of the nearby sea.

Just beyond the living area and seamlessly connected to the interior by the full width windows and patio door that line the property’s western façade, the heated swimming pool sits within a smart terrace of wooden decking.  For outdoor dining, a spacious covered terrace is conveniently accessed from the kitchen to the rear.

Being in the village of Afife makes this an ideal choice for guests wishing to be within easy reach of amenities.  A pleasant walk of just 800m along a village lane from the house reveals the local grocery shop and a typical café, whilst a little further on are the village’s two well-regarded restaurants (1.5km).  For trips to the beach, a lane leads from the village through fields to the wooden boardwalks that criss-cross the dunes backing Afife’s stunning golden sands

 

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Great Things to Do Near Casa Reserva do Poeta

Take a dip in your heated pool...

take a break from snoozing in the sun for a dip in your heated pool before lunch.

Fire up the BBQ in the sunshine...

Enjoy lunch or dinner outside on the terrace cooked on your BBQ. Why not visit the local shop and grab a bottle of local wine or port to enjoy with your meal.

Visit the harbour at Vila Praia de Âncora...

Where fresh fish is caught daily by the locals and sold on stalls run by relatives and friends. Pick up the days catch to take home and grill on the BBQ, or visit one of the local restaurants who have great fresh fish on the menu almost daily.

Wander around the stalls of the market in Caminha...

Held on Wednesdays and selling everything you can imagine. A great way to mingle with the locals and find some fresh produce to cook back at the villa or some hand made souvenirs to take home.

Ride the waves at the local surf school...

Head down to either of the nearby beaches, Afife or Arda, where you can take surfing lessons or hire equipment if you are already a keen surfer. Afife in particular is well known for its great surf and waves and is popular with the local surfing community.

Spend an evening in one of the waterfront restaurants in Vila Praia de Ancora...

watch the sunset as you enjoy a tasty meal and a refreshing glass of local wine.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the views...

Soak in your surroundings, enjoy the views from the upstairs balcony or lay back and relax in the comfy furnishings at Casa Reserva do Poeta.

Head to Esposende for a round of Golf in the sunshine...

The 18 hole course on the outskirts of Esposende has fantastic views as well as a beach nearby and a restaurant and bar on site.

Taste the delicious local cuisine...

Casa Reserva do Poeta's location is perfect for trying a variety of different eateries during your stay. The numerous surrounding towns offer a selection of different restaurants, cafes and snack bars for you to enjoy.

Take the car ferry from Caminha to A Guarda in Spain. Crossings are every hour and cost just a few euros....

A Guarda is known for having some of the best seafood in Galicia and you can also visit the nearby Santa Tecla mountain to see the stunning views.

For a day trip to the beach you are spoilt for choice...

With a number of local beaches, some walking distance, you have your choice when it comes to picking one for a day out. Beaches in this area vary when it comes to amenities, some have a number of beach bars and cafes while others are perfect for taking a picnic to enjoy.

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.

Hire bikes and cycle along the Ecovia which runs alongside the river in Ponte de Lima and is great for spotting wildlife...

This cycle and walking path is perfect for a cycle ride along the banks of the river and the nautical club, where the bikes can be hired, also offer kayak hire and maps for walks in the local area around Ponte de Lima.

Wander into the village and mingle with the friendly locals...

Take a stroll through the village streets of Afife to the local cafe and mini market where you will no doubt meet the friendly locals and perhaps pick up some Portuguese phrases during your stay.

Spend a day immersed in the natural beauty of the Peneda Geres National Park...

Discover an abundance of hiking trails and old shephards tracks, traditional villages and wildlife. There are maps available from the english speaking office in the park.

Visit the World Heritage City of Porto for sightseeing, shopping, dining and friendly people..

Take a while to absorb the sights and sounds of this unique city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are regular trains from Viana do Castelo to avoid parking in the city centre.

Whilst in Porto, take the Open Top Tour bus...

For a fabulous view of all the best landmarks and an overview for orientation of the city. A chance to rest your feet after a hard morning of sightseeing!

Explore the charming fortress town of Valença...

Drive through the ancient archway that leads 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.

Go for a walk around the Sao Lourenco hill fort...

This Iron Age settlement sits inland from Esposende and there are hiking trails through the woods surrounding the ancient buildings.

Take a leisurely river trip from Esposende along the Cavado river...

The nautical club (centro de atividades nauticas) in Esposende can arrange river trips along the Cavado, kayaking trips and much more.

Nearby

Towns

Vila Praia de Âncora 10 mins
Moledo 15 mins
Caminha 20 mins
Esposende 35 mins
Ponte de Lima 40 mins
Valença 45 mins

Beaches

Arda 5 mins
Vila Praia de Ancora 10 mins
Moledo 15 mins
Afife 20 mins
Caminha 20 mins

Airports

Porto 55 mins
Vigo 60 mins
Santiago de Compostela 120 mins
Times are approximate

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