Casa Terroso

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4


Pool Modern Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

Casa Terroso enjoys a wonderful blend of contemporary comforts and ancient nods from the past. This gorgeous farmhouse has been beautifully and cleverly renovated to offer sensational accommodation for eight guests. Throughout the farmhouse you will discover characterful exposed stone walls and antique furnishings mixed with stylish, trendy interiors of the highest standard. The villa offers four bedrooms, a sleek kitchen, an atmospheric dining space, a chic living space, a games room and superb outdoor space. Casa Terroso’s outdoor treats include an outstanding swimming pool, an excellent outdoor kitchen area with a barbecue and pizza oven, alfresco dining, a covered alfresco lounge, football goals, a volleyball net and a generous walled garden.

Casa Terroso is located in the countryside, just outside the wonderful coastal resort of Esposende with its long, sandy beaches and fabulous amenities. Located at the mouth of the Cavado River, the beach is known for its quality surf, is backed by attractive dunes and is overlooked by the seventeenth century Forte de Sao Joao Baptista and the Esposende lighthouse. The small local village is within a few minutes drive of the villa where you will find a bakery, butchers, mini-market, restaurant and bar. There is a horse riding centre roughly ten minutes drive from Casa Terroso. The villa is within easy reach of the medieval town of Barcelos and the historic Braga in the very special Minho Province. Brimming with picture postcard landscapes, heavenly river scenes, high mountains, rolling vineyards, stunning historic towns, dramatic Atlantic beaches, mysterious archaeological sites and ancient religious monuments, guests enjoy magical holiday experiences here. The whole region offers delicious local wines and fantastic gastronomic meals.

Throughout the interior of Casa Terroso, the interior designers have waved their magic wands, creating beautiful, contemporary spaces drowned in natural light. The colour palettes are mainly dazzling white, stone and grey, all natural and calming and blending beautifully with rich wooden floors and furnishings. The kitchen is a modern wonder with seemless, glossy white cabinetry, excellent appliances, a granite counter and splashback and a contemporary breakfast table. There is a separate laundry room. The dining area is gorgeous with exposed stone walls and a wonderful flow to the other living areas. The main living area is trendy and cool with a sumptuous corner sofa, a modern log burning fire, cable television, a DVD player and a music centre. The downstairs toilet is handy.

The four bedrooms enjoy minimalist styling and vintage beds that look super cool against the dazzling white walls. There are two double rooms and two twins, all with luxury linens and wooden floors and all on the upper floor. One of the doubles and one of the twins enjoy beautiful ensuite shower rooms and the other two share an immaculate full bathroom.

The outside space of Casa Terroso is magical with a stone-walled garden, a paved courtyard with luxurious alfresco dining furniture, a 10m x 5m swimming pool, a lawn with football goals and a volleyball net and a shaded alfresco games and living area. It is furnished with chunky chairs and a fun table tennis table. You will be able to cook delicious meals in the quality summer kitchen with its wonderful pizza oven and barbecue. The farmhouse is very striking with vibrant red render to complement its stone walls. Guests enjoy a very secluded and peaceful stay at Casa Terroso. Everything has been thought of to make your stay the one of your dreams from the fluffy pool towels to the entertainment. Extra services are available for an extra fee including private chefs, Portuguese cookery classes, excursions, masseurs and more.

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What you should know…

  • The villa is incredibly spacious with lots of contemporary entertainment space including a gorgeous living room, a games room and an excellent alfresco dining and summer kitchen area
  • For stays of 10 nights or more, the villa will be cleaned mid-stay
  • Pool heating can be requested for an extra price per week, please check Ts&Cs
  • Please let us know if we can help arrange private chefs, cookery classes, watersports, activity sessions or anything else that might make your holiday even better. The hosts of this villa are very happy to assist

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD

The Villa

A beautifully renovated farmhouse resulting in an ideal mix of new and old, with everything you could need for a fantastic holiday. Outside, within the spacious walled lawn garden sits the inviting private pool, volleyball net and football goals, ideal for days simply relaxing in the sunshine or for entertaining families. Renovated to the highest standard, the beautifully thought out interior with modern calming tones of white and grey, contemporary furnishings.

Ground Floor
- Living room with comfortable seating, cable TV, DVD player and music centre
- Fully equipped kithcen with granite counter and back splash, oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, coffee machine, etc and access to the garden
- Separated formal dining area with access to the main terrace
- Laundry room with waching machine and iron facilities
- Guest toilet

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with two single beds
- Family bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private heated swimming pool (extra cost, see T&Cs) (10 x 5 m, 1.35 to 1.85 m depth)
- Large patio and garden area
- Covered terrace
- Outdoor dining
- Various sun loungers
- Garden furniture
- Various parasols
- Private parking
- Table tennis
- Pizza oven
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Dishwasher
- Satellite TV
- Hair dryer
- Coffe machine
- Fireplace

License Number: 7000/RNET


About the surrounding area of Casa Terroso
Beach Nearby Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Casa Terroso enjoys a tranquil countryside position, just outside the delightful seaside town of Esposende. Esposende is a natural, peaceful resort with an excellent beach, a museum, a leisure centre, a promenade and a couple of marinas. It is nestled alongside the final stretch of the beautiful Cavado River. Esposende’s heritage is one of fishing but its history goes back far beyond this. There are some well preserved archaeological sites close by, many of which date back to the Bronze Age. Many are centred around the nearby parish of Vila Cha and the most impressive is probably the fortified village of Castro de Sao Lourenco which dated back to the 4th century BC. The village is set amongst the hillside pine forests.

Casa Terroso is within easy reach of Barcelos, one of the towns on the Portuguese Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route. The town lies on a plateau above the River Cavado, surrounded by beautiful green hills. The famous symbol of Portugal, the vibrant ceramic cockerel has its origins in the charming town of Barcelos. Thoughout this walled market town you will discover an abundance of pottery shops. Barcelos hosts a gigantic weekly market on Thursdays in the Campo da Republica, the town square. Visitors can pick up some wonderful souvenirs, especially locally produced ceramics. The old Jewish quarter of Barcelos is very attractive with many medieval and baroque buildings. The Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Terco enjoys one of the most impressive baroque interiors in Portugal with tile work showing scenes of labouring monks and the Last Supper. The main shopping street of Barcelos is Rua Antonio Barroso. It is quite short but makes you feel as though time has stood still. Jardim das Barrocas is a beautifully tended ornamental garden with vibrant colours and delicate aromas. The Pottery Museum is worth a stop, as is the Archaeological Museum.  

A little further away, Braga enjoys a pedestrianised historic centre. The town is regarded as one the main religious centres of Portugal, with the oldest cathedral and many Gothic churches. Every hour you will hear a cocophony of different church bells ringing out! It is the third largest city of Portugal and is a joy to explore. Braga is an enthralling university city and the setting for Bom Jesus do Monte, a fine monument. There are pretty city gardens, charming plazas and busy shopping streets.

Ponte de Lima is one of the most characterful and picturesque towns of Northern Portugal, on the southern banks of the Lima River. The location has been the main river crossing since the Romans constructed a bridge in 1AD. There is a delightful mix of ancient houses, grand religious buildings and pretty plazas. There are a number of interesting museums as well as colourful flower gardens and stunning natural scenery all around. The Ponte do Lima is an excellent centre for adventure activities such as the Ecovia cycling route, kayaking along the Lima River, mountain biking or hiking in the Serra D’Arga or birdwatching in the Lagoas de Bertiandos. You can river bathe in Labruja.

Just south of the Lima River, you can visit the stunning Cabadelo Beach which is fantastic for surfing. Just north of the river is the historic, beautiful city of Viana do Castelo. Its pearly white, magnificent Santa Luzia Church presides over the city, sitting high on the hilltop and very appealing to those who appreciate Romanesque-Byzantine architecture. Entrance is free and you can visit using the city’s funicular transport to save the steep climb. The sanctuary was completed in 1943 and is one of the most visited places in the city. The city offers a unique cultural and historical diversity. With the sea in sight and bathed in gold, Viana do Castelo never disappoints. Viana do Castelo’s compact historic centre boasts extravagant religious buildings, delightful cafes, elegant plazas and narrow shopping streets which open onto the banks of the Rio Lima. Many of the bars and restaurants are found in the Praca da Republica along with many regional handicrafts. The architecture of the surrounding buildings looks like a castle. In August, the city hosts The Pilgrimage of Nossa Senhora da Agonia which celebrates the religious devotion of the residents of the city. The festival dates back to 1772 and in 2013 received the Declaration of Interest for Tourism. The highlight is the Desfile da Mordomia where more than five hundred women parade while wearing the traditional costume of the city and several pieces of family gold. The parade is a moment of union, enthusiasm and joy.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport

(46 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Carreira Ferry Port

(30 km)

Nearest Village Vila Cova

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Barcelos

(11 km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurante Taberninha O Chico

(4 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Story Lounge Bar

(11 km)

Nearest Supermarket Supermercado Miranda

(4 km)

Nearest Beach Esponsade Beach

(11 km)

Nearest Golf Quinta da Barca Golf Course

(7 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 Terroso is an excellent villa for families. It offers a lot of entertainment including a lovely walled garden, a large swimming pool, football nets and a volleyball net. The living spaces of the villa are excellent and very spacious. The beach at Esposende is also excellent.

There are many more beaches in the Minho Province, some with crashing Atlantic waves and some more sheltered. Going north, you will discover Praia de Cepaes, Praia de Rio de Moinhos, Praia de Sao Bartolomeu do Mar, Praia de Belinho and Praia de Antas before reaching Praia da Amarosa and Praia do Cabadelo. Praia do Cabadelo sits at the mouth of the Lima River. There are views across the river to the medieval city Viana do Castelo and the stunning Santa Luzia Church, perched high above on the hill. Among the regulars at the beach are surfers, windsurfers and bodyboarders. Children also enjoy paddling, swimming and hiring kayaks on the river. Children love taking the ferry across the river to stroll around Viana do Castelo.

Guests enjoy excursions to Porto, either driving or taking the train. The Crystal Palace Gardens in Downtown Porto are lovely. The contemporary museum, Serralves, is designed by the famous Portuguese architect Siza Veira and has a huge attractive garden. You can take a boat trip to see the city’s wonderful bridges over the Douro. The 250 year old Torre dos Clerigos offers some of the best views of the city. There are 240 steps to the top of the baroque 76 metre tower. The city park, Parque de Cidade, stretches from the western end of Avenue da Boavista to the oceanfront at Praia do Castello do Queijo. It is perfect for a picnic and you can also visit Porto’s Sea Life Centre. The World of Discoveries Museum is interactive and child friendly. It charts the odyssey of the early Portuguese navigators and famous explorers including Vasco da Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral. There are two zoos in Porto. You can feed the penguins at Santo Inacio Zoo or enjoy the tigers, leopards, bears and flamingoes at Zoo da Maia.

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds


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 transfers
- 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 refundable breakages deposit will be taken at the time of check-in and returned on departure.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
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.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 5 nights
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
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.
Pool heating charge? For those who require pool heating, there will be an additional charge of €250 per week (to be paid to OT prior to travel). Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 3rd 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £1,219 £1,706
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 - £2,323
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 £1,219 £1,706
Sep 30th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 £804 £1,126
Dec 16th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 £1,660 £2,323
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 £1,341 £1,877
Apr 20th 2024 - May 11th 2024 £804 £1,238
May 11th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £1,219 £1,877
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - £2,556
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £1,219 £1,877
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 4th 2024 £804 £1,238

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 3rd 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €1,330 €1,862
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 - €2,535
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 €1,330 €1,862
Sep 30th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 €878 €1,228
Dec 16th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 €1,812 €2,535
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 €1,463 €2,048
Apr 20th 2024 - May 11th 2024 €878 €1,351
May 11th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €1,330 €2,048
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - €2,789
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €1,330 €2,048
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 4th 2024 €878 €1,351

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 3rd 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $1,425 $1,995
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 - $2,716
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 $1,425 $1,995
Sep 30th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 $940 $1,316
Dec 16th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 $1,941 $2,716
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 20th 2024 $1,568 $2,194
Apr 20th 2024 - May 11th 2024 $940 $1,447
May 11th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $1,425 $2,194
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - $2,988
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $1,425 $2,194
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 4th 2024 $940 $1,447

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.


  • A place for family and friends to socialise

    on 14/08/2020

    In the middle of the Pandemic climate, it was, without a doubt, a space for family and friends to socialise. A house well equipped and with an outdoor space of choice for children. Thank you for your kindness and sympathy. A place to repeat.

  • Wonderful stay

    on 28/07/2020

    Wonderful stay, in a place where peace and quiet and nature meet in communion. Ideal space for families, with or without children. The house is equipped with the essentials for a few days well spent. Wonderful outdoor space for a nice family lunches and dinners. The pool, without being heated, was around 30ºC daily. Thank you for the good taste and this fantastic place.

  • Extraordinary!

    on 04/06/2020

    Our stay at Casa Terroso was indeed extraordinary, a villa with great conditions to host a family with children.
    We would like to congratulate your service and the house selected. They were a fantastic few days where we could enjoy all the benefits of the villa, from the games to the pool. We would like to reinforce that it is a very pleasant and cosy space. Congratulations! Thank you very much for your availability and sympathy. We hope to return!

  • Great week

    on 09/05/2019

    We had a great week and loved your villa! So very relaxing. Barcelos is well worth a visit. Great shopping. Obrigado! Thanks so much

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