Layout and amenities
Ground floor: 2 Twin bedrooms, each with ensuite shower room. Toilet room.
First floor: (accessible from the inside and outside): Living room with dining area, wood burner and TV. 1 Twin bedroom with ensuite shower room. Fully fitted kitchen. Spacious veranda.
Heating: Central heating, with a wood burner in the living room.
Amenities: Private pool, TV, wi-fi Internet, washing machine, dishwasher, micro-wave oven, barbecue, fenced garden, cot (at request).
House and surroundings
Casa do Pontido used to be the house of a caseiro, a tenant for life who could live there in exchange for farming the land of the owner.
The farmhouse is carefully and tastefully restored to a very comfortable holiday cottage for 6 people. It enables a pleasant stay on a summer morning on the veranda or on a winter’s night in front of the wood burner.
Via the patio at the front you reach a sunny garden with swimming pool, a small vineyard and a lawn. Along the side is a ramada, a pergola overgrown with vines, under which you can sit in the shade in the summertime.
The road alongside the house ends about 1.5 km further on at the pilgrimage chapel of Nossa Senhora da Fé. This is a good starting point for walks through the Northerly part of the Serra da Cabreira. From the higher points you have a quite spectacular view of the Serra do Gerês and the reservoirs of Caniçada and Salamonde down below.
The town of Vieira do Minho is about 2 km away. There you will find all kinds of shops, restaurants and cafés. Along the nearby reservoir of Ermal (6 km) are beaches and nice places to swim, and also a facility for waterskiing called Tele-Ski. More possibilities for watersports are to be found at the large reservoir of Caniçada (15 km), situated at the foot of the impressive Peneda-Gerês national park. There are canoes, jet skis, pedalos and motor boats for rent and you can also learn to waterski.
The distance to the city of Braga is about 35 km, and to Guimarães (Unesco World Heritage) 40 km.
- The minimum stay in the high season is 1 week, in the rest of the year 4 days.
- The security deposit is € 300.
- Cleaning is included, once per week starting 2nd week.
- Pool towels are provided
- 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.
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.