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What Oliver loves…
- Villa Calheiros boasts a very scenic, very secluded hillside position that offers the most dreamy views of the Lima valley, Ponte de Lima and its famous medieval bridge
- The villa enjoys a gorgeous mature garden, terraces, a swimming pool, some wonderful games and a delightful alfresco dining area with a view
- The villa enjoys a sauna and a cinema room, both extra treats for guests
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Nestled amidst the serene beauty of the Lima Valley, this beautifully renovated villa boasts breathtaking panoramic views that stretch far and wide. Perfectly positioned in a tranquil setting, it offers a serene escape into the Portuguese countryside.
This splendid villa offers ample space both indoors and outdoors, making it an ideal choice for families with children or anyone seeking a private and peaceful retreat. The expansive garden, adorned with lush green lawns, provides a haven of relaxation. The private pool, set against a picturesque backdrop, invites you to while away your days in blissful tranquillity. For those seeking a bit more activity, there's a table tennis setup, a volleyball net, a sauna for relaxation, and a cosy cinema room for entertainment or respite from the sun.
The villa's interior is equally captivating, featuring an impressive open-plan living area with beautifully beamed ceilings that bathe the space in natural light. The modern, tastefully designed kitchen seamlessly merges with the living area. Here, a breakfast bar is thoughtfully positioned in front of a picture window, allowing you to savour your morning tea or coffee while taking in the stunning views. The lounge area opens onto a spacious covered terrace with a rustic wooden farmhouse table, perfect for enjoying al fresco dining while overlooking the pool area.
Each of the four spacious bedrooms, adorned with attractive hardwood floors, offers the luxury of a private bathroom. Each bedroom also has its own patio doors that lead to a balcony or the garden. The villa is conveniently located just a 15-minute drive from the historic town of Ponte de Lima, known as one of Portugal's oldest towns, with charming streets lined with restaurants and shops. It's famous for its picturesque bridge of Lima. Combining this proximity to town with the villa's breathtaking views and serene ambience creates the perfect blend of relaxation and exploration.
What you should know…
- Two of the bedrooms are located on the ground floor with direct garden access and two on the upper floor with access to a terrace
- The villa enjoys a fabulous hillside position. You will definitely need a car to get about and discover all that the Minho has to offer
- Villa Calheiros enjoys a number of special treats including a sauna, a cinema room, a gorgeous garden and Playstation for the young ones
Lower Ground Floor
- Spacious cinema room with comfortable sofa and large screen
- Sauna room with adjacent shower
- Bedroom with two single beds, access to the garden and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds, access to the garden and en-suite bathroom
- Large living room with two comfortable sofas, Satellite TV, DVD player, music centre and access to a terrace
- Open plan dining area for 8 people and access to a terrace
- Fully equipped kitchen with granite counter and back splash, oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, coffee machine, etc; breakfast bar with 2 stools and access to a terrace
- Guest toilet
- Master bedroom with queen size bed, access to a balcony and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with queen size bed, access to a balcony and en-suite shower room
- Private heated swimming pool (extra cost see T&Cs) (10 x 5 m, 1 to 1.8 m depth)
- Large patio and garden area
- Covered terrace
- Outdoor dining
- Various sun loungers
- Garden furniture
- Various parasols
- Private parking
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Satellite TV
- Hair dryer
- Coffe machine
- PS3 console
- Table tennis
License Number: 49235/AL
Villa Calheiros sits peacefully, high on the hills above the stunning Lima valley, just fifteen minutes drive from Ponte de Lima. Ponte de Lima is one of Portugal’s oldest towns. It offers an atmospheric ambience and a wonderful cultural experience. It is the home of the famous vinho verde wine. The Ponte de Lima Bridge is 277 metres long, stretching over the beautiful Lima River. The Romans built the first five arches and it was then fortified and extended by fifteen arches during the medieval period. Ponte de Lima boasts two magnificent churches, Igreja da Misericordia and Igreja de Santo Antonio which sits across the river with its baroque styling. Largo de Camoes Plaza is the town’s bustling square with wonderful views of the Lima River and a good array of cafes, bars and restaurants. Torre da Cadeia Velha is a tower which is part of the old Ponte de Lima wall. It is used for exhibitions and tourist shops. Ponte de Lima sits in glorious countryside with fabulous viewpoints. These include Miradouro of Saint Catarina which offers views of the river, Miradouro of Magdalene which enjoys views over the town and surrounding landscape and Miradouro of Bola da Pena which enjoys 360-degree views of the entire area. The gastronomy in the town is amazing with excellent local Portuguese dishes. Some restaurants enjoy gorgeous riverside settings. Ponte de Lima is an excellent centre for adventure activities such as the Ecovia cycling route, kayaking along the Lima River, river bathing in Labruja, mountain biking or hiking in the Serra D’Arga or birdwatching in the Lagoas de Bertiandos.
Visitors enjoy kayaking and rafting on the Minho rivers. The beach is equally exciting with thrilling Atlantic waves. Caminha’s Foz do Minho Beach next to the River Minho is a wonderful area of great natural beauty, Vila Praia de Ancora is an excellent beach loved by families, Praia de Moledo is a true wonder and Praia do Cabedelo is another favourite.
The gorgeous town of Caminha boasts the ancient Torre do Relogio de Caminha, the clock tower which forms part of the old city walls built in the 12th century and is a national monument. You can climb to the top of the tower to enjoy fabulous views of the town. The Rua Direita or Ricardo Joaquim de Sousa Street is the cobbled main street in the historic centre. Another historic monument is the Igreja Matriz de Caminha where you can admire tiles from the 17th century. Visitors can take a ferry over to Galicia from Caminha.
It is very easy to pop over the Minho River into Galicia. The Spanish town of Tui boasts a beautiful historic centre and an excellent range of gourmet dining as well as excellent shops. Tui is located south of the Pontevedra province and sits on the edge of the Minho River, opposite the Portuguese town of Valenca. The towns are connected by a nineteenth century bridge. Valenca do Minho is located on the hillside overlooking the left bank of the Minho and on the main road that links the Spanish Santiago de Compostela with Porto. Tourists flock to the town to buy embroidered tablecloths and sheets, the speciality of the town.
You should also consider a visit to the historical Viana do Castelo. Its compact historic centre boasts extravagant religious buildings, delightful cafes, elegant plazas and narrow shopping streets which open onto the banks of the Lima River. The pearly white, neo-Byzantine Santa Luzia Church presides over the city, sitting high on the hilltop. Ponte de Lima is 52 miles from Porto so you could also consider a day trip there.
|Nearest Airport 2||
Vigo Airport (Spain)
Ponte de Lima
Restaurante A Pombinha
Minimercado de Faldejaes
Estela Golf Club
Codesal Tennis Club (Spain)
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 >>
Villa Calheiros is fabulous for families. It is a charming property with a generous garden, an excellent swimming pool, table tennis, a volleyball net, a cinema room and Playstation with games. Families can enjoy diverse activities when staying at this dreamy villa. Hiking, cycling, river adventures, horse riding and days on the beach are all thoroughly enjoyed. Close to Ponte de Lima, the Bertiandos and S. Pedro d’Arcos Lagoon protected area is magical. There are wonderful walking trails that allow you to enjoy the unique landscape. Some of the trails are on raised wooden walkways that cross the lagoon. The wildlife is amazing and children are likely to see grey herons, mallards, common moorhen, little grebe and wester water rail. During the spring and summer, stunning water lilies bloom.
It is roughly 100 km from Porto to the mouth of the River Minho. The entire northwestern province is known as the Minho. There are picture postcard landscapes with heavenly river scenes, high mountains, rolling vineyards, stunning historic towns, dramatic Atlantic beaches, mysterious archaeological sites and ancient religious monuments. There are many events including an atmospheric weekly market at Barcelos which is a cross between a medieval fair and a farmer’s market, carnivals in Viana do Castelo and many others. In central Minho, the Lima River idles through a succession of pretty towns with glorious scenery. The Lima valley then gives way to the mountains of Portugal’s only national park, the Parque Nacional da Peneda-Geres. The park was established in 1971 and its 700 sqkm protect a natural world. Oak and laurel line the riverbanks in the valleys and at higher elevations there are holly, birch, pine and juniper. Shepherds and farmers inhabit remote granite villages, looking after the goats, ponies, cattle and sheepdog.
You can take an easy trip down to Porto. The Crystal Palace Gardens in Downtown Porto are lovely. The contemporary museum, Serralves, is designed by the famous Portuguese architect Siza Veira and has a huge attractive garden. You can take a boat trip to see the city’s wonderful bridges over the Douro. The 250 year old Torre dos Clerigos offers some of the best views of the city. There are 240 steps to the top of the baroque 76 metre tower. The city park, Parque de Cidade, stretches from the western end of Avenue da Boavista to the oceanfront at Praia do Castello do Queijo. It is perfect for a picnic and you can also visit Porto’s Sea Life Centre. The World of Discoveries Museum is interactive and child friendly. It charts the odyssey of the early Portuguese navigators and famous explorers including Vasco da Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral. There are two zoos in Porto. You can feed the penguins at Santo Inacio Zoo or enjoy the tigers, leopards, bears and flamingoes at Zoo da Maia.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Walk to Village
- <1hr to Airport
- Horse Riding
- Heated Pool
- Games Room
- Indoor Games
- Table Tennis
- Home Cinema
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 transfers
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!
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?||Yes, included in the rental price.|
|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.|
|Pets welcome?||Not allowed.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.|
|Pool heating charge?||For those who require pool heating, there will be an additional charge of €42.86 per night (to be paid to Oliver’s Travels with the balance). Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.|
|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.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Rental period||5 Nights||Weekly|
|Dec 11th 2023 - Dec 17th 2023||£1,294||£1,811|
|Dec 17th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024||£2,019||£2,825|
|Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024||£1,346||£1,884|
|Mar 23rd 2024 - Apr 6th 2024||£1,616||£2,261|
|Apr 6th 2024 - May 18th 2024||£1,346||£1,884|
|May 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||£1,616||£2,261|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024||-||£2,939|
|Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024||£1,616||£2,261|
|Sep 28th 2024 - Jun 13th 2025||£1,346||£1,884|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Rental period||5 Nights||Weekly|
|Dec 11th 2023 - Dec 17th 2023||€1,415||€1,981|
|Dec 17th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024||€2,208||€3,090|
|Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024||€1,472||€2,060|
|Mar 23rd 2024 - Apr 6th 2024||€1,767||€2,473|
|Apr 6th 2024 - May 18th 2024||€1,472||€2,060|
|May 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||€1,767||€2,473|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024||-||€3,214|
|Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024||€1,767||€2,473|
|Sep 28th 2024 - Jun 13th 2025||€1,472||€2,060|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Rental period||5 Nights||Weekly|
|Dec 11th 2023 - Dec 17th 2023||$1,525||$2,134|
|Dec 17th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024||$2,378||$3,328|
|Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024||$1,586||$2,219|
|Mar 23rd 2024 - Apr 6th 2024||$1,903||$2,664|
|Apr 6th 2024 - May 18th 2024||$1,586||$2,219|
|May 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||$1,903||$2,664|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024||-||$3,462|
|Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024||$1,903||$2,664|
|Sep 28th 2024 - Jun 13th 2025||$1,586||$2,219|
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.
Beautiful location, stunning accommodation
Perfect stay in the vineyards
We travelled as a group of 8, split across 4 different families. The accommodation was perfect with 4 large bedrooms each with its own ensuite. Large spacious living areas and a stunning view. Lovely and quiet. Extremely well equipped. The villa is high up (hence the lovely views) and is reached via single track roads. We wouldn’t hesitate to return in the future.
Fantastic house with excellent view and conditions. Great time spent here…Comfortable! Excellent!!
Fantastic property! Clean, Well equipped, beautiful, with everything needed for a dream holiday. Fantastic pool!
We are just 2 hours driving away from home and we still feel comfortable here in such a relaxing place. We would like to thank the owners of this house for their kindness to share a home with lots of love and good vibes. All interiors design and outside is fabulous. Sergio was always available and diligent to help us whenever required. Great pleasant time we have spent here. Now, it is time to go home and wish all the best for everyone who shares this house. Take care . See you soon. Regards
Spectacular family week
First of all I would like to thank you for the extreme kindness with which you received us at Villa Calheiros. It is a very cosy, comfortable and excellent house to enjoy the rest of the countryside in a relaxed and invigorating way. The views to the centre of Ponte de Lima are spectacular and the fact that we are only 10 minutes from the centre is a great advantage. The house has everything you could possibly need, from a barbecue and porch for al fresco dining, a spectacular pool and garden with plenty of space and very well looked after, a kitchen, large and well appointed living and dining room, large and comfortable bedrooms, and finally a cinema and video games room (Man Cave) that is simply divine. It was a spectacular week that we spent with family, with the certainty of returning. Once again thank you for your attention and availability, see you soon.
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