Layout and amenities
Ground floor: Fully equipped kitchen with gas cooker and electric oven. 2 Bedrooms; 1 double and 1 twin. Bathroom (shower). Hall with access to the patio at the back.
First floor: Living / dining room. Third bedroom with private shower room.
Heating: Central heating.
Amenities: Private swimming pool (fenced for toddlers), TV, wifi-Internet, dvd player, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave oven, cot (at request), barbecue.
House and surroundings
Casa do Olival is a recently renovated cottage on a small estate called Quinta da Soalheira. It has its own garden, private swimming pool and parking place, and has its back to the main house. At the front you therefore have uninterrupted views over the fields and mountains beyond.
The cottage has 3 bedrooms, each for 2 persons. You can decide how many rooms (2 or 3) you want to use. The remaining bedroom will be closed and not be let out to others, so you will always have the exclusive use of the rest of the house, the garden and the swimming pool!
The cottage is nicely furnished and offers everything that is needed for a pleasant stay. On both sides is a patio, so you always have a choice between sun and shade. The patio at the back (with the fixed barbecue) and the adjoining pool area offer lots of privacy.
On the quinta corn and grapes are being grown (the owner makes a fine vinho verde), and there are olive trees and all kinds of fruit trees. In front of the house is a large field where children can play. There is also another patio, in the shade of a walnut tree.
Through the gate at the end of the property you can walk to the Rio Peio, a tributary that flows into the river Tâmega just South of the Cabeceiras county.
The distance to the small town of Cabeceiras de Basto is about 2.5 km. There you will find all kinds of shops, restaurants, pastelarias, banks, the post office, a pharmacy, a large weekly market, etc. Only 300 metres from the property are a bakery and a restaurant that is well known for its bacalhau com batatas a murro.
The city of Guimarães (Unesco World Heritage) is about 40 km away.
- 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.
- End cleaning is included.
- 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.