Layout and amenities
Ground floor: Entrance. Split level dining room, fully fitted kitchen, both with direct access to the terrace.
One double bedroom and a shower room.
First floor: Living room with built in fireplace, 2 bedrooms, one with 2 single beds and one with a double bed and a shared shower room (toilet, sink and shower).
Heating: Fireplace in the living room, wood burner in the dining room and electric heaters in the bed and shower rooms.
Amenities: Private swimming pool, TV, wi-fi Internet, barbecue, espresso machine, oven, dishwasher, kettle, microwave, washing machine, cot (at request).
House and surroundings
Casa do Bosque (House of the woods), is a charming cottage located in the forest next to the historical village of Póvoa do Lanhoso. Due to its location, the cottage is a perfect place for those looking for a quiet stay and privacy.
The cottage was restored in 2018 and has kept its original and traditional features.
On the ground floor you can find a fully equipped kitchen, a split level dining room, one double bedroom and a bathroom with shower. On the first floor there is a lounge room and two double bedrooms with a shared shower room.
The cottage is surrounded by woods and a large lovely garden. In front of the house there is a covered terrace from where you have nice views over the garden and the swimming pool, located at lower level. Next to the pool, you will also find a small orchard with seasonal fruits at your disposal. Next to the house there is a barbecue area and an extra terrace with picnic tables. There is an Annex next to the barbecue, but this is only for the owners use and will be locked during the stay.
The nearest town is Póvoa de Lanhoso (4 km, all facilities), with a lively centre, a choice of restaurants and a large weekly market (on Thursday). Worth visiting are the 12th century castle and a restored castro (prehistoric settlement).
The reservoir of Ermal, with opportunity to cable water skiing ("Tele-Ski") is about 23 km from the cottage; the large reservoir of Caniçada at the foot of the famous Peneda-Gerês National park is about 23 km.
The distance to the centre of Braga is about 22 km, and to Guimarães (Unesco Werelderfgoed) 20 km.