Layout and amenities
First floor: Living / dining room. Well-equipped open kitchen with microwave – oven, coffee machine, kettle, mixer, fridge, electric hob and oven. 1 double Bedroom, 1 sleeping sofa in the living room, shower room.
Heating: Airco hot and cold.
Amenities: Private swimming pool, TV, wi-fi Internet, barbecue, private garden, pool house with kitchen and pool – table, laundry room with washing machine and ironing board, cot (at request).
House and surroundings
The cottage, “O Alpendre” is situated just South of the town of Arco de Baúlhe. Before its renovation the cottage was in use as a storage room for agricultural produce. Now it is a light, comfortably and tastefully furbished place where you can spend a very enjoyable holiday.
The property consists of a main house, the cottage and a pool house. The main house is the second house of the owners, a Portugues couple. When they are present, they will not use the pool, the garden and the pool house, these are exclusively for you!
In front of the pool house is a large and beautiful, private garden with some fruit trees, a lawn and lots of flowers, which is for the sole use of O Alpendre’s guests. From the terrace you have a nice view over the garden, the hills and mountains in the distance.
At walking distance, just a little further down the road, is a small stream which offers nice places to swim. There is also a sunbathing field on the river bank and a bar with meals and drinks during the summer months.
In Arco de Baúlhe, 2 kilometres from the cottage, is the terminal of the former Tâmega narrow gauge railway line. It has been more than 20 years since the trains halted there, the station has been converted into a local museum with one of the last steam engines and several carriages on show. The track is transformed into a 40 km bicycle and foot path, a beautiful route along vineyards, old stations, woodland and bridges.
In Arco de Baúlhe are several shops, pastelarias and restaurants. More choice is to be found in Cabeceiras de Basto (8 km), there is also a supermarket, a health care centre, and a large weekly market.
The distance to the centre of Braga is about 60 km, to Guimarães (Unesco World Heritage) 40 km, and to the impressive national park Peneda-Gerês plus the lake Caniçada 45 km.
- The minimum stay in the high season is 1 week, in the low season 4 days.
- The day price for each extra day from the 2nd week = week price / 7.
- Cleaning is included, once per week starting 2nd week.
- Pets are allowed (at request).
- Not suitable for wheel chairs.
- Weekly cleaning is included.
- 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.