Layout and amenities
- Quinta de Fundevila III (Casa Mãe)
Ground floor: Living room with open kitchen. Patio at the front. 2 Bedrooms, being 1 double and 1 twin. Bathroom.
Heating: Central heating.
Amenities: TV, dvd player, washing machine, barbecue, cot (at request).
- General (shared with Fundevila I and II)
Swimming pool, garden, parking, Internet connection, private beach, canoes.
House and surroundings
Quinta de Fundevila is situated on the edge of the village of Pandoses, its grounds bordering on the reservoir of Caniçada. Along a cobbled lane (about 150 metres) you walk down to a small private beach, where you can swim, laze away the day or take a canoe onto the lake.
At the quinta are 3 tastefully restored stone farmhouses:
- Fundevila I, called Casa do Penedo (more →)
- Fundevila II, called Casa da Eira (more →)
- Fundevila III, called Casa Mãe.
Casa Mãe is situated in the middle. Its owner lives on the first floor. On the ground floor, with a private entrance, is a nice and comfortable apartment for 4 people.
Around the 3 houses is a large, well-kept garden with orange and lemon trees, and the pool and adjoining sun deck surrounded by a lawn. The rest of the grounds are still in their original state, small terraced fields sloping down to the lake.
The lake - 700 hectares - offers plenty of opportunities for watersports; you can hire canoes, jet skis and pedalos, and you can learn how to waterski.
Not far from Pandoses, at the “crossroads” of the reservoir, starts the national park Peneda-Gerês. You can find an information centre in the spa villages of Caldas do Gerês, where they provide information on flora and fauna of the park, archeological finds (among which the roman road that once lead from the city of Braga to Rome), walking routes, etc.
In the village of Parada de Bouro (2.5 km) are some small shops, cafés and a simple restaurant. There are more shops and supermarkets in nearby Vieira do Minho (8 km), and also banks, the post office, a health care center and a weekly market. The best restaurant is about 6 km away, in the historic pousada of Sta. Maria do Bouro.
The distance to Braga is about 30 km, and to Guimarães (Unesco World Heritage) 40 km.