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Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1 | Bathrooms: 1| Registration number: 7537/TH|
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Torre de Refoios has self catering Portugal villa accommodation around
an old fortified tower near Ponte de Lima in North Portugal

Torre de Refoios Overview
Torre de Refoios is a centuries old farm possibly dating back to the 11th Century. It is located in the village of Refoios near Ponte de Lima in the valley which once belonged to the monks of the nearby Refoios Monastery.

There are wonderful views from the top of the tower of the beautiful, unspoilt countryside stretching as far as the eye can see.

This medieval tower is surrounded by a row of 3 stone villas which have been converted from the former agricultural buildings.

The villas can be rented separately or together. They are particularly suitable for families with young children because 2 of them have an adjoining door. If taken separately, the use of the gardens and swimming-pool have to be shared.

The villas are comfortable and nicely furnished with a homely ambience. Each one is self contained and has a living room with dining table and a fireplace (the firewood is replaced daily), kitchenette and a television. The kitchenette is fully equipped with coffee machine, toaster, fridge and 2 electric hobs. The bedroom has twin beds, an ensuite bathroom and heating. An extra bed can be added (supplement payable).

The villas also have wireless internet, a private garden or balcony with panoramic views.

Breakfast is served in the villas and includes various types of bread, croissants, cheese, ham, jam and natural fruit juices made from the fruit which is grown on the farm.

Torre de Refoios is a beautiful and tranquil spot surrounded by vineyards, with a delightful pool used by guests staying at the property.

The large fenced swimming pool, set behind the tower, is a short walk from the villas and there is a track down to the river and a small beach.

There is also a play area with small toys for children.

The market town of Ponte de Lima is just 10 minutes by car where all amenities are to be found and many good restaurants.

Ponte de Lima is undoubtedly the most important town in the area, beautifully situated on the south bank of the river, where its ancient bridge marked the first crossing point of the river inland from Viana do Castelo thus contributing to its development as a trading centre.

Today the bridge is fortunately pedestrianised with a new modern bridge a kilometre or so downstream. Ponte de Lima and the area around the river bank is still a delight where its shops display their smoked hams and sausages hanging outside. Every other Monday there is a large market.

Ponte de Lima welcomes many visitors on the day before the feast of Corpus Christi when there is a tradition, over 300 hundred years old, of parading a bull through the town.

In September, the 'New Fair' brings even more visitors and is one of the most famous festivities in the north Portugal.

A beautiful and interesting bicycle route has recently been constructed linking the protected natural area of Bertiandos' lagoon to Ponte Lima, passing across many delightful sites.

The spectacular golf course at Ponte de Lima is a short drive away, and the Peneda Geres National Park is easily reached by car.

There are two good restaurants in walking distance from the property.

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- Three 1 bedroom villas
- Kitchenette
- Television
- Fireplace
- Heating
- Wireless internet
- Shared swimming-pool
- Breakfast included
- Nearest airport: Porto
- Nearest motorway: A3
- Nearest beach: Viana do Castelo 32 kms
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