The quinta is adjacent, but not overlooked, to a delightful ancient spring water laundry, occasionally used by local women.
The local village is 1 km away and has a restaurant, bar and a mini market. The town of Ponte de Lima is 6 km away.
The town is named after the bridge which crosses the River Lima into the town. This historical bridge has 24 arches of which four, on the south bank, are the original roman construction.
Ponte de Lima is overlooked by watch towers, built in the fourteenth century which, together with the whitewashed houses make it an attractive town. Some women still go down to the river to wash their clothes and hang them out on the river banks to dry.
Within easy access are the old sailing port of Viana do Castelo, the Peneda-Geres National Park, the walled town of Valenca and Vigo, Baiona and Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Braga, Guimaraes and Porto are to the south also by motorway.
Ponte de Lima golf course has been described as 'championship golf at municipal prices' is a few kilometres from the house and also has an excellent restaurant.