Villa Ferias

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

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  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

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What bliss to stay in the heart of the Minho region with superb countryside views everywhere, delicious hearty Portuguese food to eat and with a glass of local vinho verde in your hand! The gorgeous Villa Ferias enjoys sensational, extensive views over the Lima River valley, just 4 kms from the atmospheric ancient town of Ponte de Lima. Villa Ferias, a typical Minho stone farmhouse has been fully renovated to offer luxurious, modern holiday living. It boasts four delightful bedrooms, tastefully decorated living spaces and glorious outdoor space.

Ponte de Lima is one of the most historic towns in the north of Portugal and the home of the popular Vinho Verde wine. The town is surrounded by magical green landscapes in the district of Viana do Castelo. It is a stop on the famous Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route. The town offers beautiful gardens, its famous bridge which stretches across the Lima River, its 17th and 18th century church Igreja da Misericordia Church, its bustling town square and some wonderful viewpoints. Guests staying at Villa Ferias can enjoy this gorgeous town and the other gems of the Minho, as well as spectacular, wild Atlantic beaches, wonderful rivers, hilly slopes and incredibly delicious food. It is a wonderful area for hiking, cycling and horse riding with sensational scenery all around. A visit without green wine tasting would be an incomplete visit! Golf is also popular at the excellent Axis Golf Resort.

Villa Ferias is perfect for guests that are looking for a peaceful country retreat. Visitors enjoy a wide variety of holiday experiences in the Minho including wine tasting, cooking lessons, well being treatments, horse riding, hiking, cycling, kayaking and cultural visits. From this gorgeous spot, guests can enjoy some serious sightseeing and the typical Minho lifestyle of alfresco markets and fairs.

The villa has been built over two floors in extensive gardens. The ground floor of the villa is home to a dining room, kitchen and living room as well as twin bedroom and adjacent shower room. The kitchen is modern with a good selection of appliances for your self-catering break and a handy breakfast or preparation table. The kitchen is open to a formal dining area with doors that open to the terrace and garden. The living room boasts a feature fireplace, a curved comfy corner sofa and a television. The twin bedroom is ideal for those a little less mobile.

The upper floor is home to the remaining three bedrooms. The master offers lovely, classical wooden furniture including a double bed. It enjoys an ensuite shower room and a small private balcony that offers extraordinary views. Another double room also boasts a private balcony with lovely views and the final bedroom enjoys a set of bunk beds, ideal for children. These two bedrooms share a large family bathroom.

The gardens are delightful with lush lawns and well-established plants and trees. The infinity swimming pool is wonderful with a terrace and loungers all around. There is a fabulous alfresco lounge area next to the pool with the best views. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining using the villa’s barbecue.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • One of the bedrooms is located on the ground floor, ideal for those with mobility issues. There is a shower room adjacent to the bedroom so guests do not need to use any stairs
  • Another of the bedrooms enjoys a set of bunk beds, ideal for children but not necessarily quite so comfortable for adults
  • If you book the villa for ten days or more it will enjoy a mid-stay clean

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Outdoor Games Table Tennis Working Fireplace

The Villa

The property is the result of a careful conversion of an old Minho farmhouse and is ideally suited to people looking for a quiet country retreat with private pool and generous garden. The location of the villa, in the heart of the Minho region, offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of holiday experiences.

Ground Floor
- Ample living room with comfortable seating, satellite TV, fireplace and access to the patio
- Separated dining area for 8 people and access to the patio
- Fully equipped kitchen with hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, etc
- Shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds

First Floor
- Master bedroom with double bed, access to a balcony and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and access to a balcony
- Bedroom with bunk beds
- Family bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool
- Large patio and garden area
- Covered terrace
- Outdoor dining
- Various sun loungers
- Garden furniture
- Various parasols
- Private parking
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Washing machine
- Stereo sound system
- Table tennis


Registration Number: 9879/RNET

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Ferias
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Ferias enjoys a delightful elevated countryside position close to the historic town of Ponte de Lima. Ponte de Lima is one of Portugal’s oldest, offering an atmospheric ambience and a wonderful cultural experience. The town is the home of Vinho Verde so there is lots of opportunity to taste the delicious green wine. The Ponte de Lima Bridge is 277 metres long, stretching over the magnificent Lima River. The bridge was constructed in two sections, firstly by the Romans who built five arches, then extended by fifteen arches and fortified during the medieval period. The town boasts several magnificent churches, Igreja da Misericordia and Igreja de Santo Antonio which sits across the river with its baroque styling. Largo de Camoes Plaza is a central 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. When out hiking or cycling in this fabulous region, you will enjoy astounding panorama. 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, river bathing in Labruja, kayaking along the Lima River, mountain biking or hiking in the Serra D’Arga or birdwatching in the Lagoas de Bertiandos.

The historical town of Viana do Castelo sits on the north of the Lima River. 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.

Braga is regarded as one the main religious centres of Portugal, with the oldest cathedral and many Gothic churches. Every hour you will hear a cocophony of different church bells ringing out! It is the third largest city of Portugal and is a joy to explore. Braga is an enthralling university city and the setting for Bom Jesus do Monte, a fine monument. The historic centre is fully pedestrianised. There are pretty city gardens, charming plazas and busy shopping streets.

Caminha sits at the mouth of the Minho River and boasts its 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. Visitors enjoy climbing 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.

The Minho beaches are amazing. Close to Caminha is the Foz do Minho Beach. It is located next to the River Minho, a wonderful area of great natural beauty with a gorgeous beach and delightful walking trails. Forte da Insua is on the little island off the coast of Caminha. Inhabited by monks from the 14th century, a 17th century fortress was built to offer them protection. Vila Praia de Ancora is another excellent beach.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Porto Airport

(80 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Caminha Ferry Port

(56 km)

Nearest Village Ribeira

(700 m)

Nearest Town/City Ponte de Lima

(4 km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurante Ribeirao

(1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub One Lounge Bar

(4 km)

Nearest Supermarket Lidl

(3 km)

Nearest Beach Coral Beach

(36 km)

Nearest Golf Estela Golf Club

(61 km)

Nearest Tennis Braga Tennis Club

(44 km)

Note

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.

ABOUT MINHO

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 >>

Kids

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

Villa Ferias is ideal for a family holiday. It is a delightful holiday home with a large garden and a fabulous swimming pool. One of the bedrooms offers a set of bunk beds. Families enjoy hiking, cycling, river adventures, horse riding and days on the beach. 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.

Children always love beach days. There is a good selection within easy reach of the villa including Praia da Amorosa and Praia do Cabadelo below the Lima River and many more between the Lima River and the Minho River.

Porto is within easy reach. 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.

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis

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 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 before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 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.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 5 nights during low season.
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 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 5th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £1,097 £1,535
Apr 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £1,394 £1,951
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 - £2,811
Sep 2nd 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 £1,394 £1,951
Oct 28th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 £1,097 £1,535
Mar 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £1,394 £1,951
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 8th 2024 - £2,811

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 5th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €1,149 €1,607
Apr 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €1,460 €2,043
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 - €2,943
Sep 2nd 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 €1,460 €2,043
Oct 28th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 €1,149 €1,607
Mar 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €1,460 €2,043
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 8th 2024 - €2,943

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 5th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $1,242 $1,738
Apr 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $1,578 $2,209
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 - $3,181
Sep 2nd 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 $1,578 $2,209
Oct 28th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 $1,242 $1,738
Mar 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $1,578 $2,209
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 8th 2024 - $3,181

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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