Villa Amelina

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 4
Oliver Approved

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Ideal for Parties

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Just a stone’s throw from one of Portugal’s oldest towns, Villa Amelina offers a large group of friends or family the opportunity to stay in a lovingly restored farmhouse in the delightful countryside of Minho.

The main living area is the perfect heart of the home, perfectly demonstrating the delicate fusion of traditional charm with contemporary luxuries. Wood-panelled ceilings, patterned rugs and traditional décor reinforce the historical ambience, while modern sofas and chairs create a more comfortable environment. The sublime fitted kitchen has everything you need to rustle up a feast, and there is even a games room complete with table tennis. The living room leads directly to the spacious veranda overlooking the garden, where you can take in the delightful view over the Lima Valley.

Ideal for large groups of friends or family, there are seven magnificent bedrooms, able to accommodate up to fourteen guests! All seven bedrooms are uniquely beautiful, ranging from elegant wire bedframes to vast solid-oak furniture and floral furnishings. There are four double rooms and three twins. One double is on the ground floor of the main building and one twin is in the cottage, while the remaining rooms are all on the first-floor. The colour pallets range from a simple, bright white and pine mixture, to a more striking deep green, red or even floral array. The four bathrooms, too, range from modern, bright and simple to almost entirely wood-panelled with classical sinks, mirrors and lights. The annexe is ideal for those seeking a little privacy or a quieter environment, with a kitchenette equipped for preparing light meals, as well as a seventh, charming bedroom with two single beds and a separate bathroom with shower.

While the interiors are supremely comfortable and luxurious, the garden offers the utmost refreshment and tranquillity. With plenty of land to roam and enjoy, including a pond, mature woodland and plenty of paths leading off into the countryside, you can truly make the most of the exquisite rural location. Your own private pool will provide endless hours of relaxation and entertainment for the whole group – bathe in the glow of the famous Iberian sun and dip in and out of the pool to cool off. The veranda of the main house and the cottage both look over the enchanting garden.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The remote location is ideal for many, but some may prefer to be closer to amenities, with a short drive required to reach the nearest shops, restaurants and attractions
  • There’s no fencing for the pool so be sure to keep an eye on the little ones
  • While there’s no air conditioning available, a dip in the pool makes for an excellent way to cool off!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating

The Villa
Villa Amelina is set in a delightful countryside setting, with extensive gardens, mature woodland and terraced stone walls of days gone by. Once inside the villa the country house feel continues with traditional wooden floors and ceilings, something very typical with old Portuguese houses.

Ground Floor
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kicthen
- Double bedroom
- Communal shower room
- Games rooms, with table tennis
- Utility room

First Floor
- Master bedroom, with en-suite
- Double bedrooms
- Twin bedrooms
- Communal bathrooms

Cottage
- Twin bedroom, with en-suite
- Fitted kitchenette

Exterior
- Private swimming pool (12mx7m)
- Extensive lawn area
- Outdoor seating & BBQ
- Parasols
- Private parking
- Sun loungers

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Amelina
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Romantic
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Nestled in the fabulous rural landscape of Minho, and between so many interesting towns and natural spaces, Villa Amelina is in the ideal spot to explore the fascinating history and sublime landscape of the region. 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, and a huge market on the river bank every other Monday, is just 13km away. The country’s only National Park, the mountainous nature reserve of Peneda Geres National Park is just a 40-minute drive away and hosts prehistoric remains, walking trails and rugged hills as well as deer, wolves and golden eagles!

The delightful market town of Barcelos is just an hour away, while the stunning historical centre of Viana do Castelo is under 45 minutes away, where there are even sandy beaches! The thriving town of Braga, the capital of the district, is about 50km 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 Amelina.

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

(97km)

Nearest Town/City Ponte de Lima

(14.6km)

Nearest Restaurant Boavista

(6km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Boavista

(6km)

Nearest Golf Pomte de Lima

(14.6km)

Nearest Beach Praia de Foz

(37.6km)

Kids

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

Villa Amelina is a fantastic choice for families looking for a rural retreat with plenty of space, facilities and nearby activities available for everyone to enjoy. The large pool in the garden offers a prime space for children to have fun and tire themselves out, while you look on from the comfort of a sun lounger, ensuring you have an opportunity to relax whilst keeping an eye on the little ones. A children’s play area ensures the kids can have fun in a safe environment, saving you any cause for concern. In the surrounding landscape you will find endless opportunities for an active day out: cycle the Ecovia route, kayak along the exquisite Rio Lima, or experience the fantastic Serra D'Arga by mountain bike or a family hike.

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games
  • DVD

Extras

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
Tax Included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? 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 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 4th 2020 - May 16th 2020 £969 £1,355
May 16th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £1,534 £2,148
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - £2,787
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £1,534 £2,148
Sep 26th 2020 - Jan 4th 2021 £969 £1,355
Jan 4th 2021 - May 16th 2021 £969 £1,355
May 16th 2021 - Jun 27th 2021 £1,534 £2,148
Jun 27th 2021 - Aug 29th 2021 - £2,787
Aug 29th 2021 - Sep 26th 2021 £1,534 £2,148
Sep 26th 2021 - Oct 6th 2021 £969 £1,355

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 4th 2020 - May 16th 2020 €1,039 €1,454
May 16th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €1,646 €2,304
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - €2,989
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €1,646 €2,304
Sep 26th 2020 - Jan 4th 2021 €1,039 €1,454
Jan 4th 2021 - May 16th 2021 €1,039 €1,454
May 16th 2021 - Jun 27th 2021 €1,646 €2,304
Jun 27th 2021 - Aug 29th 2021 - €2,989
Aug 29th 2021 - Sep 26th 2021 €1,646 €2,304
Sep 26th 2021 - Oct 6th 2021 €1,039 €1,454

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 4th 2020 - May 16th 2020 $1,126 $1,576
May 16th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $1,784 $2,498
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - $3,241
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $1,784 $2,498
Sep 26th 2020 - Jan 4th 2021 $1,126 $1,576
Jan 4th 2021 - May 16th 2021 $1,126 $1,576
May 16th 2021 - Jun 27th 2021 $1,784 $2,498
Jun 27th 2021 - Aug 29th 2021 - $3,241
Aug 29th 2021 - Sep 26th 2021 $1,784 $2,498
Sep 26th 2021 - Oct 6th 2021 $1,126 $1,576

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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