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Quinta da Tapada

Condo/Apartment -
3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 7
Guimaraes, Braga District, Northern Portugal
Very spacious ground floor farmhouse apartment, set in a small vineyard, overlooking mountains and valleys. A large (12mx6m) outdoor salt-water pool is a few feet away from the door of the apartment - it offers spectacular views as you swim along. Sun loungers and parasols, a hammock, tables and chairs are for guests' use and are spread throughout the garden, surrounding the pool. Below the pool is a terrace, with another bathroom - mainly designed for use by guests from the apartment. The bathroom has a shower, WC and wash hand basin - all brand new from 2018!
The owners have just built an annexe next to the pool - this can be rented separately or together with the apartment.
When the pool is shared, guests renting the apartment may use the pool/garden around the pool from 10am-7pm - this allows the owners time to water the grass an...
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Listing #HL6633691
About the Owner
Virginia H
Languages spoken:Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:64%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2015
Interaction with guests
Virginia is happy to have tea/ a glass of vinho verde with her guests and make suggestions of what they might like to visit. As the owners live 'on site' guests see us around and are very welcome to ask us any questions. Often guests are invited to join the family for a BBQ or just for tapas. We enjoy having people around and as our children are bi-lingual (Portuguese/English) this family permanently use two languages. Virginia, the owner, has a degree in French and Spanish so can communicate in 4 languages.
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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (3)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Guests can use the pool at any time if no-one is renting the Pool House (just next to the pool). If we have guests in the Pool House, guests in the apartment can use the pool from...
    3 Full baths
    2 Twins
    2 Fulls
    1 Crib
    1 Sofa
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  • Cleaning fee: £18 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
The area around the house is green, picturesque, near the village of Longos and the small town of Taipas. Great for walking - paths from the house up to Sameiro and Bom Jesus, the two religious sanctuaries of the area. Longos has a few restaurants, which are very reasonably priced (possible to eat out for every meal).Traditional houses, made of stone and orange tiled roofs. Small farms where people keep a pig, chickens, and possibly a cow or two. The fields are small so farming is quite intense.The north has a lot of character, good food and wines and plenty of places to eat and drink.
Getting around
A car is pretty essential as there is a lot to see and do in the area.
If you really hate driving you could get the 'GetBus' from Porto airport to Braga and then a taxi to the house (10€ approx for the taxi). There is a taxi driver who lives 5 minutes from the house and he could take you to places of interest - Virginia will give you a list in advance (Places to Visit in a Week) and can decide what you'd like to visit.
The nearest train station is in Braga.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Oporto (Sá Carneiro): 45.0 km
Railway: Braga: 15.0 km
Ferry: Bilbao/Santander: 600.0 km
The best way is to fly to Oporto, hire a car and drive here. You could also fly to Porto, get a GetBus to Braga - check out times - the bus stops right outside Porto airport and takes you to the bus station in Braga. From there you could get a taxi or arrange with Virginia who might be free to come and get you. If you want to see Lisbon first, it's possible to fly to Lisbon, and drive north - about 4 hours.You could even fly from Lisbon to Porto - if you got a good deal. The train is much cheaper (Lisbon to Braga) and is very comfortable (about 5 hours).Or, get the Plymouth or Portsmouth ferry to Santander or Bilbao - drive south to Portugal. It'll take about 7 hours - if you arrive at night it's best to stay in Spain for the night and drive to Portugal the next day. The boat j... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Nearest Beach: 30.0 km.
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