Villa Ancora

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids

Villa Ancora is discreetly tucked away in a tranquil spot, offering a hidden haven of architectural finesse and designer flair, in complete harmony with the natural surroundings.

This home’s subtle exterior in local stone belies its strikingly contemporary and bold, yet understated, interior.

Executed with exquisite simplicity, this unfussy home provides the quintessential minimalist, pared-down styling within the most aesthetically alluring abode; local raw materials, natural timber and limitless natural light. 

There is an effortless and natural interplay between indoor and outdoor living by virtue of an entire wall of French windows, blending the sumptuous interiors with the unadulterated tranquillity of the gardens. Villa Ancora is hallmarked by subtle style and understated quality at every turn; a stunning open-plan living and dining space sets the scene for informal holiday living, whether it be family meals or wandering onto the terrace for a morning coffee overlooking.

Expansive lawns offer dappled shade and space for picnics and games, whilst the natural water pool is famed by a sleek terrace furnished with loungers and dining sets - ideal for a poolside breakfast or evening drink. There is a timeless feel to this rural idyll - the intermix of old stone and slick interiors along with architecture that enhances the natural surroundings at every angle.

The immaculately equipped kitchen, cosy lounge sofas and open fireplace create a homey environment, executed with family life in mind.

Eight guests can be accommodated across four bedrooms and two bathrooms at Villa Ancora; the bedrooms offer restorative calm, soft and neutral palettes offset by touches of character along with hotel-grade linen and fluffy towels.

Set beside a rivulet that runs to the sea, guests will delight at the novelty of being able to kayak down to the beach! This home offers ultimate seclusion and tranquillity along with a range of luxurious additional services for a little indulgence and pampering - from chef prepared meals to yoga classes, the concierge offerings are endless.

Villa Ancora exudes natural grace and innate charm, blending the very best of a natural setting, designer prestige and pared-down, home-like comfort.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Two bathrooms to a potential eight guests, and only one of these is en-suite 
  • Pool heating incurs an additional fee 
  • Nestled in a rustic and tranquil spot, a car will be necessary to benefit from this beautiful and varied region 

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV

The Villa

Villa Ancora is the perfect holiday retreat if you’re looking for a location with ideal conditions and proximity to the beach and countryside. There are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and it can accommodate up to 8 people

Interior
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Double bedroom
- Two twin bedrooms
- Bathroom
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Access to the patio & pool area

Exterior
- Swimming pool
- Sun loungers & parasols
- Outdoor lounge & dining area
- Large patio & garden area
- Covered terrace
- Private parking
- BBQ area

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Ancora
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Ancora is in a rustic spot, in the Northern section of Portugal, known as the Minho region, which is a couple of hundred kilometres north of Porto and the more touristic hotspots. This region is known for its majestic mountains, fragrant vineyards, charming towns and sweeping beaches.

Offering mesmerising natural beauty, this region is often not the obvious choice, being under-developed by tourist infrastructures, it offers a taste of original and local Portuguese life.

Among our picks within the Minho region would be Guimarães; known for its well-preserved medieval buildings and tenth century castle. A UNESCO world heritage site offering tranquil lunch spots, gothic buildings and a myriad of winding alleyways.

Guimarães is considered Portugal’s birthplace - a key spot in Portugal’s history and the site of many battles for independence 

Santa Luzia is considered to have one of the most beautiful panoramic views in Europe; a traditional fishing village known for its seafood cuisine, in particular octopus, which is caught using traditional fishing methods and served in the family-run harbour front smattering of restaurants.

Ponte de Lima is considered the country’s oldest village. This enchanting small town is famous for its distinctive medieval bridge that plays music during the day and lights up majestically at night.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport

(80km)

Nearest Village Vile

(4km)

Nearest Town/City Âncora

(6km)

Nearest Restaurant Rstaurants & Shops

(2km)

Nearest Beach Sandy Beach

(2km)

Nearest Golf Golf Course

(52km)

Kids

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

Villa Ancora is a wonderful and luminous setting for children to enjoy a holiday in the heart of nature. This home offers everything needed for a family, along with additional comforts and services (chef, prepared picnics, excursions among others) so everyone can enjoy a break. 

When evening comes, the cosy lounge, contemporary fireplace and array of books and board games will set the scene for warming family ‘downtime.’

Minho, despite its stunning natural beauty, affordability and boasting one of the friendliest populations in Europe, remains a little off the beaten tourist track, making it an ideal place to holiday as a family, in the spirit of authentic Portuguese life. 

Children’s imaginations will be set alight by the intriguing stories from the medieval castle of Guimarães, and will be welcome in the local family-run restaurants which cater to all ages. 

When it comes to outdoor pursuits, this region has it covered; from kayaking, to walking, to horse-riding, youngsters will be able to embrace the opportunities on offer and enjoy empty and unspoilt stretches of coast. 

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool

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 transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. 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 Credit cards details may be requested as guarantee
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Linen & towels included in the rental price
Pets welcome? Pets not allowed
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Smoking Allowed? Smoking is permited 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
Minimum stay 7 nights
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 13th 2019 - Jan 2nd 2020 £4,375
Jan 2nd 2020 - Jul 15th 2020 £3,861
Jul 15th 2020 - Dec 31st 2020 £4,375
Dec 31st 2020 - Apr 15th 2021 £3,861

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 13th 2019 - Jan 2nd 2020 €4,798
Jan 2nd 2020 - Jul 15th 2020 €4,233
Jul 15th 2020 - Dec 31st 2020 €4,798
Dec 31st 2020 - Apr 15th 2021 €4,233

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 13th 2019 - Jan 2nd 2020 $5,294
Jan 2nd 2020 - Jul 15th 2020 $4,671
Jul 15th 2020 - Dec 31st 2020 $5,294
Dec 31st 2020 - Apr 15th 2021 $4,671

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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