Layout and amenities
Ground floor: Spacious living/dining room. Well equipped kitchen with dining table, open fireplace and exit to the patio. Bedroom with double bed, TV and ensuite bathroom.
Downstairs: 2 Bedrooms; one double and one twin. Shared bathroom.
Heating: Central heating, with an open fireplace in the living room and in the kitchen.
Amenities: Private swimming pool, TV, wi-fi Internet, garden, microwave oven, washing machine, dishwasher, barbecue, cot (at request), private parking.
House and surroundings
Boadela is a small village on the southern foothills of the Serra da Cabreira.
Casa da Fonte is situated on the outskirts of the village, with its vineyards (together almost 2 acres) on three sides. There are white grapes and winegrapes for red vinho verde.
From the house you enter the sunny garden, with all kinds of fruit trees, an authentic espigueiro (a stone, narrow built corn shed) and the beautifully laid-out swimming pool. The partly covered patio is a lovely place to eat and enjoy the grand view over the valley of the Tâmega river and the mountains across.
The house, outside the season in use by its owners from Braga, originated some years ago from the restauration of an old farmhouse. It is completely and comfortably furnished, noticeably meant as a place of leisure and enjoyment of rural life.
The near environment offers good opportunities for walking. The access road to Casa da Fonte becomes a mere track beyond the house, leading directly into the fields and hills.
The small town of Cabeceiras de Basto is about 5 km away. There are all kinds of shops, a supermarket, cafés, pastelarias and restaurants, the post office, banks, a health care centre and a large weekly market. Also in nearby Arco de Baúlhe are several shops and restaurants. In the village, at walking distance, is a café.
The distance to Guimarães (Unesco World Heritage) is about 45 km, and to the city of Braga 65 km.
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.