House and surroundings
Living above a waterfall, this was the dream of the owner of Casa Moinho da Porta when he set out to design and build this stunning studio apartment. Here you can imagine you are far away from civilisation, and be at one with nature, the greenery, the gurgling water, the birds, and maybe at dusk even a pair of otters.
The apartment is in total harmony with its environment. The contemporary looks and austere finish make it blend in perfectly with the landscape. However, in neither the construction, nor the fittings and furnishings has there been any concession to quality or comfort.
The studio provides accomodation for 2 people, with a spacious living-bedroom, a kitchenette and a separate bathroom. The large windows at the front and the balcony offer panoramic views at the stream.
The apartment stands on the spot of the former saw mill, with its back facing the house at about 15 metres. At the front, looking out over the waterfall, are the private entrance, patio and pool.
More information on the house
The nearby village is Taíde, the nearest town is Póvoa de Lanhoso (7 kms, all facilities), with a lively centre, a choice of restaurants and a large weekly market. Worth visiting are the 12th century castle, a restored castro (prehistoric settlement), and the Museu do Ouro (gold filigree).
The city of Braga is 25 km away, Guimarães (Unesco World Heritage) 20 km, and the impressive national park Peneda-Gerês about 30 km.
- The minimum stay in the high season is 1 week, in the rest of the year 3 days.
- The day price for each extra day from the 2nd week = week price / 7.
- Pool towels are provided.
- Weekly cleaning is included.
- Not recommended for small children as the stream runs alongside the house and the garden.
- Pets are not allowed.
- Smoking indoors is not allowed.
- Not suitable for wheel chairs.
- Prices include: see page Terms and Conditions.
- More information on the house
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.