Villa Anaclara

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Sleeps: 17 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 8


Pool Villa/House
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Parking Space

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 Washing Machine Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Hairdryer Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Games Room Indoor Games Outdoor Games Table Tennis Pool/Snooker Working Fireplace/Woodburner Parking Space

Main House
Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating and TV
- Guest toilet with shower
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom

First Floor
- Large dining room for 12 people and access to a balcony
- Fully fitted kitchen with breakfast table, dishwasher and microwave
- Laundry room with washing machine
- Bathroom
- Master bedroom with double bed, separated living area with sofa bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and access to a balcony

- Bedroom with two single beds, access to a balcony and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds, access to a balcony and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds, access to a balcony and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (12 x 6.5 m; depth 0.80 - 1.80 m)
- Large terrace and garden area
- Games room with pool table
- Various sun loungers
- Pool side shower
- Outdoor dining area
- Covered terrace
- Garden furniture
- Private parking
- Charcoal barbecue
- Tennis court

Additional Facilites
- Wi-Fi connection
- Washing machine
- DVD player
- Hair dryer

Registration Number: 7660/RNET


About the surrounding area of Villa Anaclara
<1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
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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.

Read more about Minho

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto

(78 km)

Nearest Village Ponte de Lima

(5 km)

Nearest Town/City Braga

(44 km)

Nearest Restaurant Sonho do Capitao

(1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub One Lounge Bar

(4 km)

Nearest Supermarket Intermache

(3 km)

Nearest Beach Praia do Cabedelo

(24 km)

Nearest Golf Estela Golf Club

(49 km)

Nearest Tennis Santa Comba Tennis Court

(5 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

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

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities

Onsite Facilities

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


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services 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

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 as a pre-authorisation two weeks before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time Between 4 - 7 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Not available on this property.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pool towels included? No.
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.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 5 nights during low season. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? Not available on this property.
Tax Tourist tax not applicable.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs First cot and high chair included in the rental price; please enquire before arrival.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 22nd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 £3,006 £4,208
Sep 30th 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 £2,901 £4,062
Apr 1st 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 £3,307 £4,629
Apr 13th 2024 - May 11th 2024 £2,901 £4,468
May 11th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £3,006 £4,629
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - £4,951
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £3,006 £4,629
Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 25th 2025 £2,901 £4,468

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 22nd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 €3,254 €4,555
Sep 30th 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 €3,141 €4,397
Apr 1st 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 €3,579 €5,011
Apr 13th 2024 - May 11th 2024 €3,141 €4,836
May 11th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €3,254 €5,011
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - €5,359
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €3,254 €5,011
Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 25th 2025 €3,141 €4,836

Prices based on an occupancy of 17 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 22nd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 $3,468 $4,855
Sep 30th 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 $3,347 $4,686
Apr 1st 2024 - Apr 13th 2024 $3,815 $5,340
Apr 13th 2024 - May 11th 2024 $3,347 $5,154
May 11th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $3,468 $5,340
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - $5,711
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $3,468 $5,340
Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 25th 2025 $3,347 $5,154

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.


  • Envolvente muito agradável

    on 22/10/2021

    A estadia correu muito bem. Valorizo a simpatia e eficácia demonstrada pela estrutura sempre que foi necessário. A vivenda estava muito organizada e asseada com uma envolvente muito agradável. Obrigado pela colaboração e Até Já.

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