Layout and amenities
Ground floor: Living / dining room with TV and open fireplace. Well-equipped open kitchen with gas cooker. Utility room with toilet and washing machine.
First floor: 3 Bedrooms (1 twin and 2 double); each with ensuite shower room. Two of the bedrooms have an entrance to the garden.
Heating: Central heating, with a wood burner in the living room.
Amenities: Private swimming pool (4x11m), ping pong table, satellite TV, cd- and dvd-player, wi-fi Internet, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, microwave oven, barbecue, cot (at request).
House and surroundings
Casa de Gandufe is situated within walking distance from the village of Guilhofrei, not far from the reservoir of Ermal. This former farm is tastfully rebuilt as a comfortable holiday house, suitable for 6 people. It stands at the end of a cobble stone road, conveniently situated for those who are looking for privacy.
Next to the house is a patio with a long table and benches, shaded by vines – a most pleasant spot for warm afternoons or late summer evenings! Steps lead up to a lovely garden and the swimming pool with a sunny terrace. The pool has a shallow end and is therefore suitable for smaller children. The garden and terrace also have child gates. From the pool area and the veranda at the side of the house you have a beautiful view over the valley and the lake.
In the small town of Vieira do Minho (10 km) are all kinds of shops, a supermarket, cafés and restaurants, a health care centre, banks, the post office and a large weekly market.
The nearest restaurant is only 2 km from the villa on the road to Guilhofrei. Nearby – a 10 minute walk – is a small grocery shop. Along the reservoir are beaches and nice places to swim, you can rent canoes and pedalos, and there is also a facility for cable water-skiing called Tele-Ski.
The distance to Guimarães (Unesco World Heritage) is about 30 km, to the centre of Braga 35 km, and to the lake Caniçada at the foot of the impressive Peneda-Gerês national park 20 km.
- The minimum stay in the High season is 1 week, in the Mid season 5 days.
- The day price for each extra day from the 2nd week = week price / 7 (only in Mid – season).
- Pets are not allowed.
- 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.
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.