Layout and amenities
Ground floor: Entrance with stairs to the first floor. Indoor swimming pool with shower room, jacuzzi, fitness space, lounge room with open fireplace and a games room with pool-table. Outside, next to the house, you will find the laundry room.
First floor: 4 double bedrooms, of which two with ensuite shower room and the other two share one shower room. Large dining/dining room, fully fitted kitchen.
Heating: Central heating, fireplace in the lounge room, air-conditioning in the living room.
Amenities: Indoor heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, TV, wi-fi Internet, pool-table, dishwasher, barbecue, cot (at request), microwave oven, coffee machine, washing machine.
House and surroundings
Casa de Cortegaça is situated in the hamlet of Pinheiro (municipality of Vieira do Minho), close to the foothills of the Serra da Cabreira. This former farmhouse dates back to 1739, and was extended in 1998 and later in 2018 completely restored into a luxury holiday villa. The house is modernly renovated to provide guests a comfortable experience without losing its rural characteristics.
The house consists of 2 floors, on the ground floor you will find an indoor heated swimming pool with views to the garden, a fitness space and a Jacuzzi. Next to the pool, there is a relax room with a fire place and TV, and a games room with pool billiard.
On the first floor there is a spacious living/dining room, a modern, completely equipped kitchen and 4 double bedrooms. Two with a private bathroom (with shower). The other 2 bedrooms have a shared bathroom (also with a shower). The landscaped garden has a lawn and a partially covered terrace with barbecue, where you can enjoy a nice meal or just a drink profiting from the shadow on a hot day. A nice feature in the back of the garden is an old water mill, which is part of the property.
The nearest town is Vieira do Minho (12 km, all facilities), with a lively centre, a choice of restaurants and a large weekly market (Monday).
The reservoir of Ermal, with opportunity to cable water skiing (“Tele-Ski”) is about 6 km from Pinheiro; the large reservoir of Caniçada at the foot of the famous Peneda-Gerês National park is about 12 km.
The distance to the centre of Braga is about 30 km, and to Guimarães (Unesco Werelderfgoed) 40 km.
- The minimum stay in the high season is 1 week, in the rest of the year 3 days.
- The day price, for each extra day after the 1st week = week price divided by 7.
- Cleaning is included, once per week starting 2nd week.
- Pets are not allowed.
- Not suitable for wheel chairs.
- Indoors smoking is not allowed.
- Prices include: see page Terms and Conditions.
To book this house or for further enquiries, please use the enquiry form below.
Alternatively you can contact us at:
Telephone: (+351) 934 825 227
Information on the way we work:
To book one of our properties simply send us an e-mail with the following details:
- Your full name, address and mobile telephone number;
- The name of the property of your choice;
- The period (date of arrival and date of departure);
- The number of people (adults and children, plus ages of the children);
- The number of rooms (if applicable);
- Additional information, such as the use of a cot.
We will send you thereupon by e-mail a confirmation with directions for payment. At request we will send you a written confirmation by mail as well.
Payments can be made in Euros by an international bank transfer. You can also pay through Paypal, in which case we will make a 2% charge as a contribution to the costs incurred.
As soon as we receive your down payment, we will send you a confirmation by e-mail, including detailed directions to the property.
As soon as we receive the balance of the payment, we will send you a confirmation by e-mail. In this message we will ask you to let us know – not later than 2 days in advance – the time of arrival, so we or the owner can be on time to welcome you and hand over the keys.
In some cases, depending on the property, we will also send practical information and tourist information on the house and its surroundings. Like the directions, this information is a simple html file (Internet page), that can be viewed or printed with any webbrowser such as Internet Explorer or FireFox.
The day of your arrival
On the day of your arrival we or the owner will be at the property at the time you agreed upon. If you expect to arrive later, for instance because your flight is delayed, please let us know as soon as possible.
If we ourselves cannot be at the property on the day or time of your arrival, we will try to come by one of the following days. Of course you won’t need to stay in, waiting for us, so if we don’t meet and you do have questions, don’t hesitate to call us.
Information on shops , restaurants, sight seeing…
For all our properties detailed information is available on shops, restaurants, wine, sight seeing, but also on hospitals, pharmacies, banks, etc. In some cases you will find the information in the house, in other cases we will send it to you together with the confirmation of the payment of the balance.
Afterwards: your opinion?
It is your holiday, so we won’t bother you with a long questionnaire. But we would greatly appreciate if you could send us an e-mail afterwards, telling us what you thought of the organization and the property.