Casa Benedita

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6


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Great Value
Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite


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Perfectly rustic and delightfully elegant, this fantastic villa in the vibrant landscape of the Minho province is the ideal home for a nature-loving, active group, able to accommodate up to 12 guests.

As you approach Casa Benedita through the rolling hills of the famous wine region, along with the winding roads dissecting vineyards and olive groves, you will delight in the mounting face of a most traditional and charming building on the horizon.

Beautiful stone windows, terracotta roofs and soft white walls create the most welcoming exterior of this grand manor house. Within, you are in for a real treat. You are immediately met with a charming, colourful hallway with an elegant stairway and complementary furniture all in a royal blue.

An ornate and intricate dining room offers a formal setting for group meals, while the living rooms provide a perfectly casual seating area, in front of the Satellite TV, ideal for a relaxed evening in.

A piano completes the larger living room, adding to the entertainment facilities on offer. The fully-equipped kitchen is spacious, with a large central island and direct access to the garden beyond, with room for everyone to contribute to the preparation of all kinds of feasts. There is also a utility room on this floor.

To ensure your total comfort, there is free WiFi, central heating and cleaning are offered twice a week free of charge. The bedrooms are a sight to behold. With three doubles and three twins, there is room for all the group to indulge in pure luxury.

Elegant four-poster beds, intricately designed wardrobes, drawers and bedside tables sit below beautiful ornate chandeliers, while colourful wooden pieces with brightly painted floral designs adorn the walls.

Two doubles and two twin rooms are found on the ground floor, while the other two rooms are on the first floor, alongside the main living areas. All six bedrooms are bright, spacious and utterly full of character, and all enjoy fantastic ensuite facilities.

The grounds are every bit as beautiful and exciting as the interior. With a private tennis court and huge, inviting swimming pool and beautifully landscaped terraced lawns and flowerbeds, there’s indeed something for everyone to enjoy whatever the weather, and whatever your mood.

Lie back in one of the pool-side sun-loungers, nestled under the great oaks and pine trees, and enjoy the perfect calm and quiet of the country!

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The villa is about appreciating the tranquillity of the natural landscape and the character of rural Portugal – so naturally, it is relatively remote and might not suit those who like to be in the thick of it, with a 3km walk to the nearest amenities
  • The bedrooms are on the ground floor, and the living areas are on the first floor, so it is not suitable for wheelchair users, but for those with limited mobility there are two bedrooms on the same level as the living areas
  • While there is central heating, there is no air condition available – but the pool offers an excellent opportunity to cool off!

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Outdoor Games Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

The Villa

Casa Benedita is a romantic building from the beginning of the XX century, located above the city of Barcelos and the River Cávado Valley. There are 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, and it can accommodate up to 12 people

Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating and acces to the patio
- Bedroom with two single beds, access to the garden and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with two single beds and en-suite bathroom

First Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating and fireplace
- Separated dining area for 10 people and access to a terrace
- Fully equipped kitchen with dining area
- Bedroom with two single beds and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (11x5m)
- Large patio and garden area
- Various sun loungers
- Ourdoor dining
- Covered terrace
- Tennis court
- Private parking
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Satellite TV

Registration Number: RNET n.º 489


About the surrounding area of Casa Benedita
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Enveloped in vineyards and rolling hills of green, Casa Benedita is located in the beautiful Barcelos area of the Minho province, famous for its delicious wines.

At just 4km from Barcelo's city, you are ideally located to enjoy the quaint communities, local culture and the slow pace of life of rural Portugal. The town of Braga, the capital of the district, is about 25 minutes away and hosts many relics of the region’s diverse history.

The thriving town of Porto is about a 45-minute drive away and is a UNESCO World Heritage city, built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, with a busy historical and commercial centre.

Porto is, of course, famous for its eponymous Port wine, a 40% sweet, fortified wine, and you can enjoy many a port tour, and we would highly recommend a visit to the various wine caves, both of which are thoroughly affordable and excellent value.

Minho is a fantastic, mostly rural region on the northernmost Atlantic tip of Portugal, bordering the Spanish region of Galiza, with which it shares many attributes. Minho is perhaps most famous as the home of the Vinho Verde, a crisp, dry white wine (although as the name suggests, it is, in fact, green!) best enjoyed with a local fish dish. Very lovely, and very affordable.

Minho is particularly special as it features the country's only National Park, the Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês, which is less than half an hour from Casa Benedita, with around 72,000 ha of land. It is a mountainous nature reserve that includes prehistoric remains, walking trails, rugged hills as well as deer, wolves and golden eagles!

Portugal itself is a small, fascinating country at the most Western point of mainland Europe. The capital, Lisbon, is known for its lively nightlife, with endless bars and clubs full of fun-loving locals and tourists alike, but also has plenty of fascinating history (check out Belém, jam-packed with monuments!) and undulating terrain, famously termed the ‘city of the seven hills’.

From Lisbon, it is very quick to travel by the domestic high-speed train line to the city of Braga, which will connect you reasonably quickly to Casa Benedita.

With a vast coastline with the mighty Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is a real paradise for the keen surfer, or indeed even those looking to try it for the first time. And for those less keen on surfing, the beaches of Portugal are still well worth a visit for their beautifully clear waters.

Read more about Minho

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport

(58 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Caminha Ferry Port

(54 km)

Nearest Village Vilar do Monte

(3 km)

Nearest Town/City Barcelos

(4 km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurante O Caminho D'Armanda

(4 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Cru Bar

(4 km)

Nearest Supermarket Supermercado Flora

(450 m)

Nearest Beach Esponsade Beach

(17 km)

Nearest Golf Estela Golf Club

(30 km)

Nearest Tennis Codesal Tennis Club

(76 km)


Please be aware that the location tab shown on the website is not based on the property's exact location; therefore, all location amenities are an approx of facilities, restaurants, and villages/towns you might find around the property. The property's exact location will be provided to you before arrival and might come along with some recommendations about the area and what to visit.


The areas of Minho extend from the Spanish border in the north, south to Porto and east to the mountains of Vila Real. It is a green and fertile area of rolling hills encompassing the great rivers Minho, Lima and Douro, and the National Park of Peneda Geres. The countryside of the region is typified by long, sandy beaches bordered by pine woods, picturesque villages nestling among vine-covered hills, and historic towns such as Amarante, Guimaraes, Barcelos, Ponte de Lima, and Viana do Castelo.

The area encompasses a range of postcard-worthy landscapes and features that could almost be Portugal in microcosm: dreamy river scenes, high mountains, rolling vineyards, beautiful historic towns, dramatic Atlantic beaches, ancient religious foundations and mysterious archaeological sites.

Then there's the bold, sharp and fruity Vinho Verde to consider. This young wine is fashioned from the fruit of kilometres of vineyards that wind along rivers, over foothills and into Minho mountain villages.

But while you're enjoying one of our fantastic villas in Minho, you may well want to take some time out from all that sun worship to explore everything else the region has to offer – so we've put together this handy travel guide to give you a little help and inspiration!

Check out our Minho Travel Guide >>


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Casa Benedita is a brilliant home for families. We are very happy to add extra beds for children under 12, while children under two are welcome free of charge, with cots provided.

The sun loungers beside the private pool allow you to keep an eye on your little ones as they frolic to their heart’s content, allowing you to relax while they play.

There is even a tennis court for your exclusive use, meaning a little healthy competition can keep the kids (and the big kids!) entertained all day long.

In the local area, you will find hiking, biking, horse-riding and a hundred other opportunities to get active with the whole family – you could even head out with a picnic to the Parque Nacional Peneda-Gerês and feast beside a waterfall trail!

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Tennis Court
  • Outdoor Games
  • Fenced Grounds


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit Credit card details are required 2 weeks prior to departure for pre-authorisation.
Arrival time Between 2 - 8 pm
Departure time 12 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pool towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? Not available on this property.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 1st 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 £3,554
Dec 31st 2023 - Dec 29th 2024 £3,554
Dec 29th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2025 £3,554

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 1st 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 €3,870
Dec 31st 2023 - Dec 29th 2024 €3,870
Dec 29th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2025 €3,870

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 1st 2023 - Dec 31st 2023 $4,219
Dec 31st 2023 - Dec 29th 2024 $4,219
Dec 29th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2025 $4,219

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Everything Positive

    on 13/08/2023

    Well equipped. Beautiful views. Everything positive.

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