Layout and amenities
- Apartment 1 bedroom
Ground floor: Living-dining room with sofa bed and exit to the patio. Open kitchen with 2-ring electric hob.
1 Double bedroom. Bathroom. Private patio at the back. The living room is a few steps beneath the rest.
Heating: Woodburning stove in the living room, electric heaters in the other rooms.
Amenities: TV, wi-fi Internet, microwave oven, barbecue, cot (at request).
Natural pool, pool shower, fenced garden, washing machine, barbecue, carport.
House and surroundings
Casa da Chã is a former village farm, set in Vilela, one of the boroughs of Póvoa de Lanhoso. In the recent renovation two comfortable holiday apartments were created, using modern materials and furniture that go very well with the old beams and thick granite walls.
The lay-out and size of the apartments is basically the same. Both have a private patio in the walled back garden. At the front is a nicely landscaped garden with a large stone table and a barbecue near the house. The lovely natural pool has a clean concrete floor.
The apartments can be rented separately or together, which makes the whole also quite suitable for a family of 5 or 6.
Due to its central position Vilela gives you a good starting point to visit the cities of Braga and Guimarães, and for instance the national park. Nearby are several producers of good vinho verde, including the well known Villa Beatriz. From one of the near villages there is a marked walk through a green valley up to the archeological site of Citânia de Briteiros.
At about 1.5 km from the property is a supermarket and a basic restaurant. The baker stops by each morning. More choice is to be found in Póvoa de Lanhoso (3 km), there are cafés, restaurants, pastelarias, supermarkets and other shops, banks, the post office, a hospital and weekly market.
Caldas das Taipas, halfway Guimarães, is famous for its Termas (spa), which offer a variety of beauty and wellness treatments.
The distance to the city of Braga via Bom Jesus is 20 km, to Guimarães (Unesco World Heritage) 16 km, and to the impressive Peneda-Gerês national park 25 km.