Layout and amenities
Ground floor: Living / dining room. Well-equipped half open kitchen. Toilet. Veranda.
First floor: 2 Double bedrooms. Shared bathroom.
Heating: Central heating.
Amenities: Shared swimming pool, private terrace with fixed barbecue, pool shower, TV, wi-fi Internet, dvd-player, micro-wave oven, washing machine, cot and highchair (at request), private parking.
House and surroundings
Quinta Cercas da Costa is a small former farm with two holiday cottages. Casa da Nogueira is the main farmhouse which is nicely renovated, remaining true to the characteristics of the original build. It is charming and completely furnished, and offers inside, as well as outside, everything for an enjoyable holiday.
The second house (the one with the wooden upper floor) is also for rent. This cottage can accommodate 2 persons who will share the garden and the swimming pool.
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The garden and the rest of the grounds slope down in terraces, thus offering great and uninterrupted views from the veranda and the pool area over the Rio Ave valley. This also enables you to keep the swimming pool in sight from the veranda. In the garden are also several sitting areas, a small pond, and places to put up a hammock.
In the neighbourhood are good opportunities for walking, for instance from the nearby hamlet of Lamedo along the watermills of the Rio Ave to the ancient village of Agra.
At the Ermal reservoir (6 km) are canoes and pedaloes for hire, there are nice places to swim, and also a facility for cable-waterskiing called Tele-Ski.
More possibilities for watersports are to be found at the large reservoir of Caniçada (20 km), at the foot of the impressive national park Peneda-Gerês. There are canoes, jet-skis, pedal boats and motor boats for rent and you can also learn to waterski.
In nearby Rossas (6 km) are a butcher, a baker, a mini mercado (a small grocery shop), a pharmacy and a couple of cafés.
More choice is to be found in the small town of Vieira do Minho (12 km); supermarkets, banks, the post office, restaurants, a health care centre, pastelarias, and a large weekly market. The nearest restaurant is in Anjos (2 km).
The distance to the city of Braga is about 44 km, and to Guimarães (Unesco World Heritage) 40 km.