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Beautiful restored apartment in 200 year old farm

Entire rental unit
hosted by Stephan
  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Fast wifi at 94 Mbps, plus a dedicated workspace in a common area.
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Quinta Olivia is a charmingly restored farmhouse in the north of Portugal from 1778 with four, holiday apartments: Lindo, Penedo, Vista and Fazenda. The apartments are light and spacious with a living room, kitchen, bedrooms with en suite bathroom and a private terrace with a spectacular view of the Lima valley and the Peneda-Gerês nature reserve.

The space
Lindo (beautiful) is one of four apartments at Quinta Olivia. It is a cozy apartment of 147ft with a large living room / kitchen. The windows overlook hundred year old olive trees. The bedroom has a large double bed (5,25×6,8 ft), ensuite bathroom with toilet, power shower and sink with views of the estate of the Quinta. Through the living room with a staircase down access to your private terrace and garden overlooking the Lima Valley and the mountains of the national park Peneda Geres.

The Dutch owners can familiarize you in the area with activities such as hiking in the National park Peneda Geres. The Quinta is located on a private 3 hectare property in one of the greenest areas in Europe. Guests can use facilities such as the outdoor swimming pool (34×14 ft) and free wifi. For culture, visit Braga, Porto and Santiago de Compostela in Spain about an hour away. For those who would rather spend the day at the beach, the lovely sandy beaches of Afife are only 45 minutes away.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Mountain view
Valley view
Fast wifi – 94 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Shared outdoor pool
32" HDTV with standard cable
Free washer – In building
Security cameras on property

Where you’ll be

Ponte da Barca, Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Centrally located
Quinta Olivia is centrally located in the Minho, at the foot of the Peneda do Gerês National Park. From the your apartment it is a 20 minutes drive. Quinta Olivia is also a good base for visiting cities such as Braga (30 minutes), Guimarães (45 minutes) and Porto (60 minutes). Santiago de Compostela, too, is a well-reachable distance for a day trip at 1.5 hours. The Dutch owners are happy to help you plan activities such as hiking in the Peneda do Gerês, visiting a market or monastery. And for those who prefer to spend a day at the beach under the sun than at the swimming pool of the Quinta: the beautiful sandy beaches of Viana do Castelo, Afife and Vila Praia de Âncora are just 45 minutes away.

What to do in the area
There are several hiking routes in the Peneda do Gerês nature reserve. We have maps from hiking tours with starting point, progress, duration and sights during the hike. They are also available at the visitor centers (portas) of the nature reserve in Mezio, Lindoso and Campo do Gerês.

Cities that are worth a visit
Ponte de Lima: dining, market, gardens
Viana do Castelo: shopping, beach
Braga: shopping, Bom Jesus, Cathedral (Sé)
Guimarães: beautiful medieval town with castle
Barcelos: market every Thursday
Porto: culture, port tasting
Valença: beautiful fortified town, popular with Spaniards because of the linen
Vigo (Spain): restaurants (seafood and fish), shopping

On Mondays every other week there’s a market in Ponte de Lima (ask Stephan or Marcel as to whether the market is the Monday of your stay). A visit to the oldest market in the country (1125) is definitely worth your while.
Missed it?
Every Thursday there is a market in Barcelos. Here are basically the same vendors as in the Ponte de Lima market.
On Mondays when there is market in Ponte de Lima, there is market on Wednesday in Ponte da Barca. On the other Wednesdays there is market in Arcos de Valdevez.

Mountain Biking
Enjoy a morning (or afternoon) mountain biking the Eco-Via along the river Lima. Mountain bikes are for rent (1st hour € 5,-; consecutive € 4,-) at InMountain, Largo de S. João 87/89, Ponte de Lima.

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