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The Pool House, Quinta da Tapada - near Braga/Guimaraes, pool, Wifi, BBQ, views!

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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Guimaraes, Braga District, Northern Portugal
Wake up to the sounds of nature, slide open the glass door and there in front of you is the sparkling pool. The view is stunning - by day and by night. Watch the mist lift over the mountains in the early morning and at night enjoy the twinkling lights of the villages around in the distant landscape.
The house is deceptively spacious - with its high wooden beams and pine ceilings.
The two bedrooms have large wardrobes, comfortable armchairs, tables and chairs, bedside lockers, rugs and lamps.The front bedroom looks over the pool and mountain view, the back bedroom overlooks trees and nature.
The bathroom is quite unique - with heavy tinted glass wash-hand basin, a large shower and state of the art towel rack for warm towels on chilly Winter days.
The kitchen is equipped with a brand new washing machine, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, cooker,...
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Listing #HL9444703
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
Guests feel very much at home here - while the children play together (we have three, aged 13, 11 and 10) the adults can have a cup of tea/coffee or glass of wine. Virginia often takes guests up the mountain to Sameiro in her 4x4 Duster (the bus stop has a cafe next to it..). And, at times we all have a BBQ together. Wine tastings are also possible...or table tennis tournaments...(or even games in the pool - maybe best left to the children). Your involvement with the family is up to you - we believe the best thing about travelling is to learn about the country you're in - my husband is Portuguese and I've been here for 20 years. We're at hand to help or make suggestions but at the same time we always respect your privacy.
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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • DVD Player
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Guests can smoke outside - using an ash tray.
No loud music at night - to keep the neighbours happy!
    2 Showers
    2 Twins
    1 King
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  • Cleaning fee: AU$32 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Rural, mountainous, beautiful, with Longos 2 minutes way, Caldas das Taipas, 5 minutes away and Braga 10 minutes away.
As it has lots of hills - there are ancient settlements everywhere: Citãnia de Briteiros, Castro Sabroso, Póvoa de Lanhoso.
Lots of churches - with nice grounds around. About 5 in the space of 5 kms from the house. And a few monasteries - open to the public.
Eating out is a pleasure here - the food is great and at a reasonable price! Longos has a good restaurant at the end of the road. It also has a bakery - with hot bread and croissants all day long.
There are 3 supermarkets in Taipas, which has a weekly market every Monday.
Before guests arrive, Virginia sends them her updated list of things to see and do.
Getting around
A car is pretty essential.
Alternatively - taxi.
There is a taxi driver who lives at the end of the road and he'd be more than happy to have clients to take here and there.
The nearest train station is in Braga, 10/15 minutes away.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Porto (Sá Carneiro): 60.0 km
Railway: Braga: 8.0 km
Ferry: Santander: 500.0 km
Fly to Porto, hire a car and it's a 1 hour drive. Ask Virginia for directions.
For those who want to come for say 3 nights only - and hate driving. You could get the GetBus from outside Porto airport (check timetable) and get off at Braga, then you could get a taxi to the farm (it'll cost a maximum of 10€). Ask Virginia for more info - she might even be free to come and collect you - it's 10 minutes away.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 40.0 km.
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