Villa Estora

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Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1


10% Discount
Great Value
Not for little ones Romantic

With a fully working mill and waterwheel and a delightful interior, Villa Estora offers an utterly unique and cosy home on the riverside.

This romantic getaway home is anything but ordinary – the working mill itself has been preserved while the rustic stone walls and tiled roof are evidence of the careful restoration completed in 1983. A cosy and spacious interior welcomes you inside the villa.

The furniture is made from high-quality wood and includes a charming dining table, a comfortable bench and a small coffee table surrounded by chairs. There is an open fireplace where you can enjoy a log fire on a cool evening.

Traditional, colourful patterned items adorn the walls, complementing the rustic stone behind them and the exposed wooden beams in the ceiling.

There is a fully-equipped, wonderfully traditional stone kitchen to ensure that you’re able to prepare your meals when you don’t fancy the lovely restaurants nearby. The beautiful living area overlooks the gentle river running below via a set of balcony doors.

There is one bedroom with a delightful solid wood bed frame and a matching set of bedside tables, also enjoying an extensive collection of windows looking out to the beautiful scene below. The spacious bathroom includes a shower, WC and bidet. The design is rustic and charming like the rest of the home and is thoroughly clean and pleasant.

Of course, the most exciting part is what’s beyond the four walls of the villa, with an original working mill and waterwheel joining the home to the river itself. The villa is one of only a handful of old granite and more modern houses which line the stream to create something of a small community here, connected by the quaint Roman bridge.

The Arga mountain range is the perfect backdrop to this charming village, offering many opportunities for exploring nearby whether on foot or by bikes which can be rented across the region. At 7.8km from the nearest town, Villa Estora will allow you to enjoy the real lifestyle of rural Portugal and taste the clean air of the countryside while retaining some available amenities.

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What you should know…

  • Unfortunately, there’s no capacity for children or extra guests here as there are no extra beds or cribs available
  • There’s no internet or WiFi available in Villa Estora – use this opportunity to enjoy nature, fresh air and a more straightforward way of life!
  • We must warn you there’s a church nearby with a bell that rings every 15 minutes – it’s a charming part of the local culture and a gentle tune, but it might bother some guests more than others

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

Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Indoor Games Pool/Snooker Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Not for little ones Waterfront

The Villa

Villa Estora is located a few kilometres from Ponte de Lima, next to the Roman bridge of the River Estorãos. There is one room, and it can accommodate up to 2 people

Ground Floor
- Traditional styled living room with comfortable seating and access to the garden
- Open plan dining area for 4 people
- Well equipped kitchennette
- Bathroom
- Bedroomw with double bed

Exterior Grounds
- Small garden
- Outdoor dining
- Direct access to the river
- Private parking
- Babrbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Satellite TV

Registration Number: RNET n.º 497


About the surrounding area of Villa Estora
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
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Enveloped in vineyards and rolling hills of green, Villa Estora is located in the beautiful Minho region, in the foothills of Serra da Arga mountains.

Situated near to the spa town of Gerês, the traditional village of Lindoso and the beautiful old village of Ponte de Lima, you are ideally located to enjoy the quaint communities as well as the slow pace of life of rural Portugal. The town of Braga, the capital of the district, is about 35 minutes away and hosts many relics of the region’s diverse history.

Minho is a fantastic, mostly 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.

Very lovely, and very affordable. Minho is particularly special as it features the country's only National Park, the Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês, which is less than half an hour from Villa Estora, with around 72,000 ha of land. It is a mountainous nature reserve that includes prehistoric remains, walking trails, rugged hills as well as deer, wolves and golden eagles!

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 reasonably quickly to Villa Estora although both Porto and Vigo airport is within 40 miles!

With a vast coastline with the mighty Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is a real paradise for the keen surfer, or indeed even those looking to try it 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 beautiful sands.

Read more about Minho

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport

(81 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Caminha Ferry Port

(46 km)

Nearest Village Estoraos

(1 km)

Nearest Town/City Ponte de Lima

(9 km)

Nearest Restaurant Acude Restuarnate

(8 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Pincho's Bar

(9 km)

Nearest Supermarket Merceria Canadelo

(3 km)

Nearest Beach Norte Beach

(25 km)

Nearest Golf Estela Golf Course

(53 km)

Nearest Tennis Codesal Tennis Club

(67 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 >>


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 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 fulfill 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 Between 2 - 8 pm
Departure time 12 am
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.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 7 nights
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 £897
Dec 29th 2024 - Dec 28th 2025 £897
Dec 28th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 £897

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 €1,067
Dec 29th 2024 - Dec 28th 2025 €1,067
Dec 28th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 €1,067

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 23rd 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 $1,158
Dec 29th 2024 - Dec 28th 2025 $1,158
Dec 28th 2025 - Jan 24th 2026 $1,158

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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