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Sleeps: 8+2 | Bedrooms: 4+1 | Bathrooms: 5 | Registration number: 7798/CC|
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Villa Casa de Sao Cristovao is at Barroselas, Costa Verde, Alto Minho, North Portugal.
Self catering accommodation for rent.

Casa Sao Cristovao Overview
This beautifully restored house is situated on the Quinta da Portela farming estate. This large walled estate has extensive vineyards and also grows kiwi fruit.

The Quinta is located in the Minho region of Northern Portugal which is an area of river valleys, lush green terraced hillsides of vines and maize, dense forests of pine and eucalyptus, and granite mountains.

Eight kilometres to the west of the property is the Atlantic Ocean with golden beaches and crashing breakers, a paradise for surfers and windsurfers.

The historic old port of Viana do Castelo is 10 kilometres to the North. This beautiful town has narrow cobbled streets of balconied houses, a marina, and lots of good, inexpensive restaurants in which to sample typical Minho cuisine together with the local Vinho Verde wine.

Overlooking the town, on a forested hill, is the church of Santa Luzia. The view from this church has been described as "one of the most spectacular in the world".

Casa de Sao Cristovao offers excellent accommodation for a family, it is decorated and furnished in traditional style creating a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for guests.

The ground floor has a through sitting/dining room with plasma television and with comfortable seating around an open fireplace and a dining table seating eight people.

Two double doors open onto a terrace which has been converted from an area formerly used for drying maize.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast table, gas cooker with oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

There are 2 twin bedrooms and 1 double bedroom, all with ensuite bathrooms. There is also a small bunk bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

There is a suite on the first floor comprising a second sitting room, double bedroom and bathroom.

There are lawns set with plants and kiwi trees providing natural shade. There is also a terrace with barbecue and garden furniture.

The swimming pool (8m x 4m with a depth of 1.2 m to 1.8 m ) is set in a large tiled area with sun loungers and umbrellas. The pool is for the exclusive use of guests at Casa do Sao Cristovao.

This house is ideally situated for exploring the Minho region, the Peneda-Geres National Park, the walled town of Valenca and, Vigo, Baiona and Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Also, the Portuguese cities of Braga, Guimaraes and Porto.

A trip to nearby Barcelos market is not to be missed. Held every Thursday, it is one of the largest in Europe. You can buy anything from a pair of socks to a yoke for your ox and, it is a great place to soak up the true market atmosphere and practice your haggling skills.

There are a number of excellent golf courses in the area.

The recently expanded airport at Porto is within easy reach by car. Low fares to this airport are now offered by a number of airlines.

Local festivities are held on the last weekend of July.

For larger groups, Casa Santa Margarida is close by and can accommodate a further 6 persons.

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- 4+1 Bedrooms
- 5 Bathrooms
- 2 sitting rooms
- Satellite television
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Gas cooker with oven
- Microwave
- Fridge/freezer
- Dishwasher
- Washing machine
- Lawns
- Terrace with barbecue
- Swimming pool
- Table football
- Electric radiators for heating
- Near beaches
- Nearest airport: Porto
- Nearest motorway: A28
- Nearest beach: Amorosa 10 kms
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Guests' Comments
Comment posted by J. H.
Obrigado por todo - we had a magnificent week at Casa Sao Cristovao!The only problem is that one week is not enough time. We hope we have the pleasure of meeting again.

Comment posted by L.B. family & friends
Stayed 18th August 2012 for two weeks. Our third stay in this beautiful villa, Casa Sao Cristoavo owned by the charming and very hospitable Barbosa family - who indicentally speak excellent English, which is a bonus in a region where one is hard-pressed to find many people speaking the language. I often found my French quite useful! We had wonderful weather and the holiday was completely relaxing. Lovely to have the privacy of our own pool with a background of forest and endless blue sky. The villa is comfortable with plenty of room (there were 10 of us staying at one point) and having five bathrooms is wonderful, especailly when everyone is getting ready to go out together! The villa is a short drive (less than an hour) from Porto airport - follow the instructions and you can't go wrong. A car is esential as you will need to travel for groceries, although the main town and local beach are really within a 10 minute car ride - or bicycle if you are feeling energetic! Local beaches are a favourite tourist area, and the local town, Viana, has everything you c ould need. August is a festival month, so lots going on. The streets are cobbled and pretty and everyopne is very friendly - but there is also a large shoppoing mall and plenty of fast food-restaurants for the kids and more traditional restaurants for the more discerning diner! On this visit we enjoyed a local folk evening at Quinta de Santoinho and would recommend it to any other guests for a very entertaining evening out - the speciality local drink is a mixture of Vinho Verde, Beer and champagne, and although I felt this might be a dubious mixture, it was, in fact, delicious!! For a completely relaxing break in breathtaking surroundings (the villa in set behind a huge stone wall with massive gates, and amongst vineyears and Kiwi fruits) I cannot recommend this highly enough. Our party ranged in age from 14 to 54 and everyone (again) had a fabulous time. And we will be going back for a fourth visit.......so I guess we just love it! Many thanks again to Rui Barbosa and his family for their always warm welcome, helpfulness and hospitality.

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