Villa Aliana

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

With a spacious garden, private pool and beautifully traditional décor, Villa Aliana is an utterly charming home for up to eight guests to enjoy the rustic charm of rural Portugal.

The living room is beautifully traditional, with a lovely fireplace and TV in front of a casual seating area, all set against rustic stone walls and tiled floors. Enjoy meals at the large dining table, with space for everyone to gather and enjoy quality time together, bathed in the light flowing in from the exterior doors, or have a quite breakfast at the kitchen table, ready to embrace the day. The kitchen has both a traditional and more modern oven, and plenty of space and equipment for you to cook up a storm together.

There are four sublime bedrooms, enjoying everything from vintage bedframes and furnishings to traditional stone windows. There are three doubles, two of which are in the main building, and one twin which is also in the main building. The third double bedroom is in the quaint cottage which sits alongside the garden area. Much like the rest of the villa, exquisite artwork adorns the perfectly white walls and soft bedside lighting creates a wonderful ambience by night, while during the day the natural light floods in through the large windows. The hallway is a decorative and beautiful as any part of the house. There are three bright and modern full bathrooms, as well as a guest WC in the cottage. 

The enchanting garden is spacious, varied and utterly beautiful, especially in spring and summer as the flowers begin to blossom bringing all manner of colours into the grounds. A large hammock hung between the trees gives you the perfect location to spend a peaceful afternoon, while the football field and the children’s play area ensure that kids (and big kids!) of all ages will be entertained and content at all times. Of course, the private pool is the most obvious spot for the whole group to enjoy hours of fun, frolicking and fiery hot sun! Retire to the shade of the umbrella as the day heats up and return to the water to cool off when it all gets too much! The picnic bench on the upper terrace is ideal for an alfresco meal in the shade of the trees.

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What you should know…

  • With such a beautifully rural location, you are a little out of the action - not so good for those who like to be in the thick of it!
  • While there is a stone wall around the perimeter of the grounds, the house isn't entirely baby-proofed, do keep an eye on the youngest of kids - especially around the pool which gets to 1.8 metres deep
  • There's no air conditioning available in Villa Aliana - thankfully the pool is a fabulous place to cool off!

Property Features

Private Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Cable TV Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace

The Villa
Situated alongside a tributary of the River Neiva, Villa Aliana is your perfect countryside retreat. Within easy reach of the nearest village, where you will find a selection of local bars and restaurants. Once back at the villa the comfortable furnishings will help you relax from your full day of exploring northern Portugal.

Main House
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Master double bedroom, with en-suite
- Double bedroom
- Twin bedroom
- Communal bathroom

- Double bedroom, with en-suite
- Guest WC

- Private swimming pool (10mx5m)
- Extensive lawn area
- Outdoor seating & BBQ
- Parasols
- Private parking
- Sun loungers


About the surrounding area of Villa Aliana
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Romantic
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Nestled in the fabulous rural landscape of Minho, the nearest village to Villa Aliana is just over a kilometre away, where you will find small shops and cafes. On the border of the two districts of Braga and Viana do Castelo, Villa Aliana is in the ideal location to explore the fascinating history of the region, as well as the sublime natural landscape. The delightful market town of Barcelos is just a 15-minute drive away, while the stunning historical centre of Viana do Castelo is just 20 minutes in the opposite direction, where there are even sandy beaches! The country’s only National Park, the mountainous nature reserve of Peneda Geres National Park is 35 minutes north-east, and hosts prehistoric remains, walking trails and rugged hills as well as deer, wolves and golden eagles!

Ponte de Lima, one of Portugal’s oldest and most historic towns with a delightful range of shops, bars and restaurants among the ornate squares and cobbled alleyways is just 20 minutes away. While the town of Braga, the capital of the district, is about 25 minutes away and hosts many relics of the region’s diverse history. With so much on your doorstep, you can visit a new historical and beautiful town every day!

Minho is a fantastic, largely 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.

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 fairly quickly to Villa Aliana.

With a vast coastline with the powerful Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is a true paradise for the keen surfer, or indeed even those looking to try if 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 and fine sands.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport


Nearest Town/City Barcelos


Nearest Restaurant Fonte de Cal


Nearest Supermarket Barcelos


Nearest Golf Ponte de Lima


Nearest Beach Praia de Ofir



Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Villa Aliana is the perfect home for families, with plenty of dedicated entertainment facilities on site, as well as a plethora of activities to enjoy in the local towns of Ponte de Lima, Barcelos, Braga, Viana do Castelo as well as the sublime surrounding natural landscape. In the property grounds themselves you will find a private pool and a football pitch for the whole family to enjoy with a little healthy competition, as well as a dedicated children’s play area. For a relaxing afternoon, retire to the pool where the kids can enjoy some harmless fun and you can keep an eye on them from the comfort of a sun lounger! In the local area you will find hiking, biking, horse-riding and a hundred other opportunities to get active with the whole family!

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games
  • 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 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 before arrival 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 - 31/08, 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 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 18th 2019 - Jun 13th 2020 £833 £1,169
Jun 13th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £913 £1,282
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 - £1,809
Aug 30th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 £913 £1,282
Sep 12th 2020 - May 21st 2021 £833 £1,169

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 18th 2019 - Jun 13th 2020 €913 €1,282
Jun 13th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €1,002 €1,406
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 - €1,985
Aug 30th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 €1,002 €1,406
Sep 12th 2020 - May 21st 2021 €913 €1,282

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 18th 2019 - Jun 13th 2020 $1,010 $1,418
Jun 13th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $1,108 $1,555
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020 - $2,195
Aug 30th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 $1,108 $1,555
Sep 12th 2020 - May 21st 2021 $1,010 $1,418

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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