Villa Anaclara

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Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 8


Pool Modern
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Romantic

A delightful blend of traditional architecture with contemporary luxury and designs, Villa Anaclara offers exclusive access to a 17th century castle with a sublime modern make-over, amidst exquisite views across the nearby mountains!

On the ground floor there is a cosy living room, with old timber beams stretching across the ceiling and stone interior walls, as well as a simple fireplace on one wall. There is one bedroom with ensuite and a second bathroom on this floor. The fully-equipped kitchen is found on the first-floor, alongside a fantastically formal dining room that offers guests the opportunity to dine like royalty, among the banners and antique furniture of years past, under the classical chandelier and wood-panelled ceiling! This fabulous room has direct access to the first-floor balcony which provides a breath-taking vantage point for the magnificent mountains, exquisite gardens and fabulous private pool that surround the villa.

Each of the eight bedrooms holds a unique and arresting charm – from the extravagant gothic bedframes to the stone archways and internal window frames, the character of this 17th century castle is wonderfully apparent in every room! Half of the rooms enjoy access to either the delightful gardens or else a beautiful balcony overlooking the flourishing grounds below, complete with plenty of small tables and chairs for enjoying your fresh coffee in the morning sun, while all bar one has a fantastic ensuite bathroom. There are eight bathrooms in total, and all of them demonstrate the same level of care and attention to detail.

With all this splendour within, it’s hard to imagine a garden that can match this level of beauty. But the 15 acres of mature forest and manicured lawns that envelop the castle and are exclusively yours to enjoy. Water features, quaint terraces and even tennis courts are enveloped in meadows of wild flowers, meaning you might find them even more romantic than the home itself! The enticing private pool sits directly in front of the house and is surrounded by an array of sun loungers that invite you to spend an hour or two lazing in the Iberian sunshine.

If at any point you want to seek out civilisation, just 10 minutes away is the photogenic town of Ponte de Lima.

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What you should know…

  • The remote location among the forests and vineyards is ideal for many, but some may prefer to be closer to amenities, with a short drive required to reach the delightful nearby town of Ponte de Lima
  • There’s no fencing for the pool so be sure to keep an eye on the little ones
  • While there is central heating for the cooler months, there’s no air conditioning available for the warmer ones – but a dip in the private pool is a great way 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 Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Cable TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace Heating

The Villa
Villa Anaclara was originally a Portuguese manor house that has recently been renovated into a stunning holiday home. Set in acres of matured orchards and farmland this is a perfect base for those looking to escape to the country.

Main House Ground Floor
- Spacious living area
- Double Bedroom, with en-suite
- Communal bathroom

First Floor
- Large dining room
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Master double bedroom, with en-suite
- Double bedrooms, with en-suite
- Double bedrooms
- Communal bathroom

- Kitchenette
- Double bedroom, with en-suite
- Twin bedrooms, with en-suite

- Private swimming pool (12mx6.5m)
- Games room, with pool table
- Lawn area
- Outdoor seating & BBQ
- Parasols
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers
- Tennis court


About the surrounding area of Villa Anaclara
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Nestled in the fabulous rural landscape of Minho, yet so near to so many thriving towns, Villa Anaclara is in the ideal spot to explore both 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 less than 10 minutes away. The country’s only National Park, the mountainous nature reserve of Peneda Geres National Park is only 25-30 minutes 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 a 40-minute drive away, while the stunning historical centre of Viana do Castelo is just 25 minutes away, where there are even sandy beaches! While the town of Braga, the capital of the district, is only around half an hour 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 Anaclara.

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


Nearest Town/City Ponte de Lima


Nearest Golf Ponte de Lima


Nearest Beach Viana do Castelo


Nearest Bar/Pub Arcozelo


Nearest Supermarket Arcozelo



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

Villa Anaclara 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 fabulous pool, a pool table and even tennis courts for the whole family to enjoy with a little healthy competition! The private 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. 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.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Bikes
  • Football net
  • Footballs
  • Playground
  • Tennis rackets
  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • 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 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 16 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 9th 2022 - Sep 17th 2022 - £3,642
Sep 17th 2022 - Apr 1st 2023 £1,985 £2,779
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 £2,602 £3,642
Apr 15th 2023 - May 20th 2023 £1,985 £2,779
May 20th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 £2,169 £3,036
Jun 24th 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 - £3,642
Sep 16th 2023 - Feb 10th 2024 £1,985 £2,779

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 9th 2022 - Sep 17th 2022 - €4,056
Sep 17th 2022 - Apr 1st 2023 €2,210 €3,094
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 €2,897 €4,056
Apr 15th 2023 - May 20th 2023 €2,210 €3,094
May 20th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 €2,415 €3,381
Jun 24th 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 - €4,056
Sep 16th 2023 - Feb 10th 2024 €2,210 €3,094

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 9th 2022 - Sep 17th 2022 - $4,123
Sep 17th 2022 - Apr 1st 2023 $2,247 $3,146
Apr 1st 2023 - Apr 15th 2023 $2,945 $4,123
Apr 15th 2023 - May 20th 2023 $2,247 $3,146
May 20th 2023 - Jun 24th 2023 $2,455 $3,437
Jun 24th 2023 - Sep 16th 2023 - $4,123
Sep 16th 2023 - Feb 10th 2024 $2,247 $3,146

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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