Layout and amenities
Ground floor: (all at the same level): Private entrance. Living/dining room. Well-equipped kitchenette with 2-ring hob. 1 Double bedroom. Shower room. Garden.
Heating: Central heating.
Amenities: TV, microwave oven, barbecue, cot (at request).
Ground floor: (all at the same level): Private entrance. Living/dining room. Well-equipped open kitchen. 2 Double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom and the other with an en-suite shower room. Patio and garden.
Heating: Central heating, with a wood-burning stove in the living room.
Amenities: TV, microwave oven, dishwasher, barbecue, cot (at request).
First floor: (all at the same level, with a few steps leading up to the kitchen): Private entrance. Living room. Large, fully fitted kitchen with dining area.
3 Bedrooms, the first a double with ensuite bathroom (bath, shower and bidet), the second a double and the third a twin. Shared bathroom, bath, shower and bidet. Patio and garden.
Heating: Central heating, with a wood-burning stove in the living room and an open fireplace in the kitchen.
Amenities: TV, microwave oven, barbecue, cot (at request).
Laundry room with washing machine.
Swimming pool (12x6x0.90-2.00m) with large lawn.
House and surroundings
The estate Casa da Cuqueira is located just South of the small town of Vieira do Minho. It is a fine example of a 19th century North Portuguese rural estate farm, consisting of a stately main house, several outbuildings and a stone gate with coat of arms.
In the main house, which is surrounded by a lush garden, are three apartments, named Camélia, Eira and Vinha. At the back you will find the swimming pool with a large lawn and playing field. The owners, an elderly couple, also have their living quarters in the main house.
Camélia is on the ground floor at the front. This nice and comfortably furnished apartment for 2 people has everything you need for an enjoyable stay, including a private part of the garden.
Eira, named after the adjoining, authentic threshing floor, is situated at the back. This comfortable apartment has been furbished in a tasteful combination of antique and modern, and is suitable for 4 people.
Vinha is also situated at the back, above Eira. This particularly large and tastefully furbished apartment houses 6 people. Like Eira, Vinha has its own outside space, a patio on the former stone threshing floor and a part of the garden where fig trees grow.
For reasons of privacy and peace Eira and Vinha are not let out independently, however they can be rented at the same time by a group of 10 people.
The distance to the centre of Vieira do Minho is about 1 km. There are all kinds of shops, restaurants, cafés, banks, the post office, etc. Also closeby is the reservoir of Ermal, where you will find beaches, nice places to swim and a facility for cable-waterskiing called Tele-Ski.
More possibilities for watersports are to be found at the large reservoir of Caniçada (12 kms), situated at the foot of the national park Peneda-Gerês. There are canoes, jet skis, pedal boats and motor boats for rent and you can also (learn to) waterski.
The distance to Guimarães (Unesco World Heritage) and Braga is 35 km.
- The minimum stay in the high season is 1 week, in the rest of the year 4 days.
- The day price for each extra day from the 2nd week = week price / 7 (only in low season).
- Pets are not allowed.
- Cleaning is included, once per week starting 2nd week.
- Not suitable for wheel chairs.
- 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.
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.