Layout and amenities
Ground floor: Entrance. Living room with exits to the patio and to the back.
3 Bedrooms; the first a twin with ensuite shower room, the second a twin and the third a double. Shared showerroom for the second and third bedroom.
Downstairs: Fully fitted kitchen with dining area and exit to the exterior.
Heating: Open fireplace in the kitchen, woodburning stove in the living room, airco (hot and cold) in the living room and in the bedrooms.
Amenities: Private swimming pool, wi-fi Internet, TV, CD- and DVD-player, dishwasher, microwave oven, coffee machine, washing machine, cot (at request), barbecue.
House and surroundings
Casa do Fragão is a recently rebuilt property, named after the huge boulder the house is partly built against. The original granite built farmhouse has a modern extension with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The farmhouse itself now houses the living room and the kitchen, all furnished and decorated in very good taste.
Since the plot is not very large, a creative and quite spectacular solution was needed for the swimming pool. By way of a staircase at the back of the house you enter the roof terrace with next to it, on the rock, the splash pool.
The villa stands on one of the highest points of the little village of Vilarinho, offering terrific views over the Cávado valley and the mountains beyond. The road from Vilarinho leads to the mountain hamlet of Isabel do Monte. There, in the foothills of the Serra do Gerês, are excellent possibilities for walks and hikes.
The impressive national park Peneda-Gerês is “just around the corner”, as is the large reservoir of Caniçada (13 km), where you can rent canoes, jet skis, pedaloes and motor boats.
The most important place of interest in the vicinity is the Santuário de Nossa Senhora d’Abadia, a centuries old monastry in an idyllic green valley.
The nearest village is Santa Maria do Bouro (7 km), where you will find several shops and cafés, a weekly market, and a very good restaurant in the historic pousada. There are more shops and restaurants in Terras de Bouro (15 km) and Rio Caldo (13 km).
The distance to the city of Braga is about 32 km.