Layout and amenities
Ground floor: Fully fitted kitchen with large dining area and access to the terrace. A double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a extra bathroom.
Downstairs: 3 Double bedrooms, with ensuite bathroom. One twin bedroom and in the corridor one more bathroom. Billiard room with pool-table and a toilet.
Heating: Central heating, with an open fireplace in the living room and in the kitchen.
Amenities: Private swimming pool, billiard room with pool-table, wifi-Internet, TV, cd player, dvd player, dishwasher, microwave oven, toaster, coffee machine, washing machine, cot (at request), barbecue.
House and surroundings
Quinta de Favaes, is located just outside the village of Paredes de Coura in Favaes, where the house is named after. A great location for those wanting to stay in the unspoilt North-West of Portugal, but still close enough to the sea to spend a day at the beach.
The surroundings offer plenty to explore, like Rubiães, a civil parish in the municipality of Paredes de Coura (where romanization was striking), the nature reserve, Paisagem Protegida do Corno do Bico and the Minho river that forms the border with Spain. All these and many other places of interest are within easy reach.
The house was traditionally renovated and offers a tasteful mix of antique and new. In the kitchen you will find the old bread oven and the granite walls.
Behind the house, the garden terraces down to the pool area, which provides privacy and lovely views over the fields. Next to the swimming pool there is plenty of space for children to play
Quinta de Favaes has 5 bedrooms, each for 2 people. You can decide how many rooms (3, 4 or 5) you want to use. The remaining bedrooms will be closed and not be let out to others, so you will always have the exclusive use of the rest of the house, the garden and the swimming pool!
In Paredes de Coura (2 km), you will find shops, cafés, restaurants, a post office, banks, etc.
About 5 km from the House is the natural park Paisagem Protegida do Corno do Bico, where you can make beautiful walks. The National park Peneda-Gerês, can be reached by car in about an hour's drive. A visit to Ponte de Lima (35 km) is certainly recommended. This beautiful historic site also has a golf course with 18-holes.
A day at the seaside in Caminha, a small town on the coast, takes a 45-minute drive. The distance to the old centre of Guimarães (Unesco World Heritage) is 95 km.