Casa Carvalho

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5


Pool Modern Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

Amidst the lush, green countryside and hills of the Minho region is Casa Carvalho, a traditional stone villa not far from the quaint town of Vila Praia de Ancora.

This ancient farmhouse has been renovated throughout to create a sense of regal luxury. Many original features have been retained and the tasteful choice of furnishings complements the villa's rich past.

On the ground floor is a large sitting room with three palatial sofas and footstool for extra comfort. There's also a coffee table, open feature fireplace and doors leading to the outside area. A small staircase will take you up to the first floor.

To the first floor is another sitting room with both living and dining areas. This space features a selection of antique furniture, with the plush sofa and armchairs being ideal for sinking back in comfort and soaking up the atmosphere of the room. A dining table and chairs add further grandeur. The large kitchen is full of rustic charm, with stone walls, a bread oven and feature shelves. Providing modern convenience is a breakfast table for casual dining or additional meal preparation space. A library with desk is a great place to retreat to for some quiet time alone or to catch up on emails.
To this floor are four large, elegant bedrooms. The master double bedroom features an open fireplace, sofa and en-suite bathroom. A further two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom all have en-suite shower rooms. One double bedroom features a lovely skylight that floods the room with natural light during the day and gives the feeling of sleeping under the stars by night. There is also a twin bedroom with an adjoining shower room.

Adjacent to the main villa is a charming cottage which has an ensuite twin bedroom and utility room with washing machine for your convenience.

The grounds are quite simply breathtaking in their range and character. Stroll through the sprawling lawns of the stone-walled garden to discover hidden corners and spaces from when the land was used for farming. There's almost a magical, fairy tale feel to the outside space and the views over the valley and ocean are just as spellbinding. At the heart of the villa area is a large, private swimming pool surrounded by a decked terrace with sun loungers for maximum relaxation. A barbecue area is ideal for enjoying meals cooked with delicious local fish and seafood.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The outside space is steep and uneven in places, so we recommend that young children are supervised
  • A local chef is available upon request for an extra charge
  • Some areas of the decked swimming pool terrace are narrow, so take care when moving around when the terrace is wet

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV DVD Working Fireplace Heating

The Villa

Casa Carvalho offers not only stunning views of the Minho countryside, but also the Atlantico Ocean on the horizon. This once farmhouse has been transformed into a luxury holiday home, with a touch of regal Portugal. There is even a small cottage adjacent to the main house.

Ground Floor
- Living area

First Floor
- Master bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Double bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms
- Twin bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Library

- Twin bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Utility room

- Private swimming pool, with Roman steps access (10mx5m)
- Barbecue
- Lawn area
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Parasols
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers


About the surrounding area of Casa Carvalho
Beach Nearby Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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With Casa Carvalho being in such a rural area, you'll need a car to reach basic amenities such as shops and minimarkets. If you just want to walk around the immediate area for an afternoon stroll, you'll be delighted as you come across several chapels dotted along the quiet country roads.

Around 10 minutes away by car is the fishing village of Vila Praia de Ancora with its beautiful sands and large choice of beachfront restaurants. For larger stretches of beach on the Costa Verde, head slightly further north along the coast to Praia de Moledo or Foz do Minho. These beaches are where the sea meets the Minho River and so a variety of water sports are on offer. Kayaking and canoeing are ideal on the calmer waters of the river, whilst the strong winds of the Atlantic provide a surfer's paradise.

The historical town of Caminha is approximately 13 km and a 20-minute drive from the villa. The highlight of the old town is the main square, from which many 15th and 16th century buildings are found. A clock tower that was once the medieval castle's keep is a particularly attractive sight as you pass into the square. At its centre is a fountain that has provided a focal point for locals and visitors alike since the 16th century. There's a lovely weekly market where you can pick up fresh produce as well as examples of local pottery and crafts.

Around an hour's drive from the villa is the city of Porto. It's Portugal's second largest city and is located along the Douro River estuary. Its historic centre has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features one of the city's oldest monuments, Porto Cathedral. This magnificent building showcases different styles from over several centuries, including Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport


Nearest Town/City Caminha


Nearest Village Vila Praia de Ancora


Nearest Restaurant Zé Carteiro


Nearest Beach Cauldron Dune Beach


Nearest Bar/Pub Masseira



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

Casa Carvalho provides an unforgettable holiday experience for children. The vast yet secure outside space offers older children the chance to independently explore all the fascinating features within it, and the large swimming pool will be a hit with children of all ages.

Porto is just over an hour's drive from the villa but is well worth the trip to visit the World of Discoveries. This museum and theme park charts the history of the early Portuguese navigators and their achievements. There are large interactive touch screens for the children to play on and learn at the same time and costumed guides available for engaging information. The boat ride is definitely a highlight and takes you through recreations of the lands that Portuguese explorers have discovered all over the world.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters 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 pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

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 fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €450 charged to client’s credit card at time of booking and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Tax Included in the rental price
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 7 nights between 30/06 - 01/09, otherwise 5 nights
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Pets welcome? Pets are not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 8th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 - £4,141
Sep 1st 2022 - Apr 30th 2023 £2,479 £3,470
Apr 30th 2023 - Jun 30th 2023 - £3,470
Jun 30th 2023 - Aug 31st 2023 - £4,141
Aug 31st 2023 - Feb 9th 2024 £2,479 £3,470

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 8th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 - €4,611
Sep 1st 2022 - Apr 30th 2023 €2,761 €3,865
Apr 30th 2023 - Jun 30th 2023 - €3,865
Jun 30th 2023 - Aug 31st 2023 - €4,611
Aug 31st 2023 - Feb 9th 2024 €2,761 €3,865

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 8th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 - $4,688
Sep 1st 2022 - Apr 30th 2023 $2,806 $3,929
Apr 30th 2023 - Jun 30th 2023 - $3,929
Jun 30th 2023 - Aug 31st 2023 - $4,688
Aug 31st 2023 - Feb 9th 2024 $2,806 $3,929

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.

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