Layout and amenities
Ground floor: Hall. Living/dining room with open fireplace. Large balcony. Fully fitted kitchen with exit to the garden.
3 Bedrooms; the first a double with ensuite shower room, the second a twin and the third a double. Shared bathroom in between the second and third bedroom.
Basement: Garage with pingpong table. Shower and toilet.
Heating: Central heating, with an open fireplace in the living room.
Amenities: Private swimming pool, TV, ,wifi Internet, CD- and DVD-player, dishwasher, microwave oven, washing machine, cot (at request), barbecue, private parking.
The owner also has two mountain-bikes for rent, price indication €45/week/mountain-bike. To be paid locally if you would like to use the bikes.
House and surroundings
Quinta da Tapada is situated in a quiet, wooded area North of the lively market town of Fafe. The owners from Braga found here an ideal place, surrounded by green, to relax and enjoy the country air.
The villa is recently built on the foundations of an old farmhouse. It is completely and comfortably furbished, and offers ample space for 6 people.
On the roofed balcony at the back you have lots of privacy; undoubtedly you will spend many a summer evening there. At the front you will find the swimming pool, surrounded by a lawn. On the rest of the grounds, that are completely fenced, grow tall oaks and plane trees.
Quinta da Tapada is an excellent starting point for exploring the northern part of Portugal. The historic cities of Braga and Guimarães (Unesco World Heritage) are only a half hour’s drive away, and via the A7 motorway the coast, the city of Porto, the vineyards of the Douro valley and the untouched landscapes of Trás-os-Montes are within easy reach.
The vicinity as well as the nearby reservoir of Queimadela are very pleasant walking areas. Just South of Fafe is a 9-holes golf course.
The distance to Fafe is about 10 km. There you will find some large supermarkets and all other kinds of shops, restaurants, pastelarias, a health care center and other facilities, and a large weekly market. Nearby, in the village of Travassós (2 km), there is a café and a small shop with groceries and bread. The nearest restaurant is about 2.5 km further on.